First Timer's Guide To Minneapolis

First Timer's Guide To Minneapolis

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You're in Minneapolis for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    do not miss the Art-a-Whirl, but remember to come back the first Thursday of every month. -- Melissa Hansen via Foursquare
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    The lake was created in its current form in the early 20th century by dredging a small lake & marsh complex. The 2.86 miles of shoreline are publicly owned & averages 5.5 million visitors annually. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    The sculpture garden is home to works by more than 40 artists, including Richard Serra, Louise Nevelson and Claes Oldenburg, whose "Spoonbridge and Cherry" has become a city icon. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Mill Ruins Park, part promenade and part archaeological dig, is located at the ruins of the city’s oldest flour mills, structures that once made Minneapolis the “Flour Capital of the World.” -- Saving Places via Foursquare
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    After riding the freight elevator/theater up the observation tower, watch "Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat," a funny history of the town. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Check out the Vivian Maier exhibit while it's still here. -- Greg Mellang via Foursquare
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    This lake as tons to do. Walking, running, enjoying the scenic views plus a lot more. Just be prepared. It is a busy lake especially in the summer -- Lynn Studeny via Foursquare
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    nice spot to stop on a sunset bike ride -- Nate Folkert via Foursquare
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    Voted "Best Museum" by City Pages in 2012! With over 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, the collections present a great chance to see work from modern icons as well as lesser-known but worthy ones -- City Pages via Foursquare
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    Great playground and swim area. -- Lily via Foursquare
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