Official language: English
Time zone: UTC-5 (summer), UTC-6 (winter)
Currency: United States dollar (USD)
During a visit in Downtown use glass corridors Skyway that connects buildings on the level of the second floor. Remember about it especially during winter – you won’t get cold.
Minnesota state is characterized by climate with hot summer (up to 46 Celsius degrees) and severely cold winters (even minus 51 Celsius degrees). Pack suitable clothes!
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which is a garden of sculptures, is composed of 40 artistic installations, including famous piece Spoonbridge and Cherry. The garden is opened whole year around from 6 am to midnight.
The biggest city in Minnesota state located by the river Mississippi and in the area of crystal clear lakes. Together with Saint Paul since 1872 they make up the Twin Cities. What is worth to see in that centre of art. And business in the northern West part of the United States?
MSP which stands for Minneapolis-Saint Paul, counts more than three millions citizens. Its name, meaning “the water city” (minne – local name for water, polis – Greek for city), is connected with beautiful location by the shores of Mississippi and among 22 lakes. It is worth to see, best from the board of boat and ferry, Chain of Lakes which is composed of ponds like Cedar, Isles, Harriet. In summertime in an amphitheatre The Lake Harriet Bandshell by the Harriet lake takes place concerts of, among others, Minnesota Orchestra. Between the lakes Calhoun and Harriet runs historic trolley bus handled by Minnesota Streetcar Museum.
What’s worth seeing in The Twin Cities? Surely bridges St. Anthony Falls and Stone Arch Bridge, as well as historical district of Riverfront. In Downton skyscrapers grab attention (for instance High for 185 metres building of Foshat Tower from 1929). In the evenings you can go to the areas of Warehouse, Loring Park or Elliot Park and also ruins of mill the river’s bank, where is the basin of musical clubs and bars. Must see is Minneapolis Institute of Art and created in the 20s of the 20th century Walker Art Center – a museum of modern art with pieces of artists like Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore or Alberto Giacometti.
What to eat in the capital of Minnesota? In the regional cuisine dominate dishes of European roots, for instance Scandinavian lutefisk (dry cod dipped in leach) and lefse (pancakes), German stews and potato dishes, or polish dumplings. In bars it is worth to ask for Juicy Lucy (other spelling Jucy Lucy), which is cheeseburger with steak filled with cheese. Typical dish is also hot dish from potatoes, cream and cheese with various additions and tots – French fries from batatas in coating. Where to eat? The choice is vast, but good opinions have, among others, Tilt Pinball Bar, Dan Kelly's Bar and Grill and Town Hall Tap.
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