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Active Leisure on the Lakes

There are 24 scenic lakes in the Minneapolis area. This is why it is otherwise called the "Lakes City". If you love nature you can come to any of them. You will have the opportunity to walk through the bike and pedestrian paths or go water sports. For example, all conditions for riding a boat, kayak, sailboat, or canoe are created on lakes Cedar and Nokomis.
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If you visit Lake Isles during the winter months you can go ice skating, watch skating competitions, and even climb up tree branches on a short rope ladder you brought with you. You will be able to rent a boat or canoe on Lake Calhoun. You will be able to take a masterclass on how to control watercraft, as well as go surfing. If you visit one of the sandy beaches of Lake Harriet you can go swimming, rowing, hiking, and cycling.

Tour of Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling was built at a place located at the intersection of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers in 1819. It was a whole city with a school, a hospital, warehouses, a canteen, a store, and soldiers' barracks. Today you can go here on a tour. You will be able to walk through the rooms of the fort, including the armory, the rooms of ordinary soldiers, and the house for sergeants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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You can find out what guard looked like in the XIX century while visiting the sights. You will also be able to listen to stories about what people ate in those distant years, how school classes were held, and medicine developed. You will be able to walk on stilts while in the Snelling courtyard. This was a children's entertainment in the 19th century. You can also become a spectator of a small show. 5 soldiers will demonstrate drill, perform some commands, and shooting with guns. You will also have a chance to shoot on your own.
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Voyage on the Mississippi

You can contact the company Mississippi River Day Trips by Wilderness Inquiry while vacationing in Minneapolis. You can book a trip on the Mississippi River by boat there. You can admire the beautiful landscape of its banks, passing by parks, picturesque lakes, and unique plants. You will also have the opportunity to make a stop to have a picnic or go fishing.
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Walk on the Skyway

Districts located in the central part of Minneapolis are connected by a system of ground-floor bridges called Skyway. It is made of durable glass and metal. It is laid between buildings on the 2nd-floor level. This system of crossings is 8 miles long. For example, you can enjoy the sights of the city's business district using Skyway. You will also have the opportunity to shop in all weather conditions. You will not have to go outside or touch the ground at all to do this.
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View Minneapolis from a Height

There are several skyscrapers in Minneapolis. But IDS Center is in the first place in height. Its height is 241 meters. It was built in 1972. Offices of various companies are located on all its floors today. You can visit IDS Center from 9:30 to 19:00 on a weekday. It is open from 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturday and from noon to 17:00 on Sunday. You can get to its roof and enjoy a wonderful view of the city.
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Active Recreation in the Voyageurs National Park

If you like to spend time in nature you can go to the north of the state. You can visit Voyageurs National Park. It was opened in 1971. 4 large lakes and 35 small lakes with rocky Islands are located on its territory. Deer, elk, eagles, and gulls are found here. If you come here you can live in a tent or in a cabin near Rainy Lake. You will be able to rent a barge that has a cabin. If you rent a canoe, motorboat or seaplane you can explore the scenic area.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Minneapolis and surroundings

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♥   Art museum 'Walker Art Center' Minneapolis, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Minneapolis Institute of Arts' Minneapolis, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'The Museum of Russian Art' Minneapolis, 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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