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Minneapolis, MN Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 49
Total Sleeping Rooms 10,864
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 821
Committable Meeting Rooms* 87
Convention Center Space 475,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 475,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 55,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $145
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $175
*Maximum for a single hotel

Minneapolis, MN Things to Do and Attractions

Hennepin Theatre District

With more theater seats per capita than any U.S. city outside New York, Minneapolis is a culturally progressive city that takes a commanding lead in the national arts scene. The glittering Hennepin Theatre District is home to the opulent State,

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Mall of America

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Shoppers can explore the best selection in the nation at Mall of America, the country's largest shopping and entertainment complex located fifteen minutes south of downtown Minneapolis in Bloomington. Home to more than 520 stores, including unique

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Known as Mia, this fine arts museum is one of America's greatest. Its permanent collection holds 100,000 objects that span 5,000 years of world culture. Mia is known for its impressive collection of Impressionist paintings and Asian art. The building

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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With renovations and new sculptures added in June of 2017, The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has reopened, better than ever! This crown jewel of the city's park system unites two of Minnesota's most cherished resources—its parks and its cultural

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Walker Art Museum

Newsweek Magazine calls it "possibly the best contemporary art museum in the country." One of the most visited contemporary art museums in the country, Walker Art Museum recently increased its total exhibition space from 30,000 to 40,000 square feet.

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Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant

Nicollet Mall's Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant has long been considered the Twin Cities' top jazz club, and a favorite amongst jazz performers. Week nights, you'll find nationally renowned artists like Roy Hargrove and Steve Tyrell; Local favorites

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First Avenue and 7th Street Entry

The walls of this famous, live music club located inside a historic Greyhound Bus Station still vibrate with the music of legends Iike Tina Turner, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Pat Benetar from the 70s; U2, Culture Club and Minneapolis' favorite

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Paradise Charter Cruises

Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offer sightseeing boat cruises, scenic tours and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River, the Minneapolis

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Riverfront District

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With the booming industrial era now over the Minneapolis Riverfront has retained its heritage and been reborn with a new kind of energy, capitalizing on the spectacular beauty of the river and creating a rich mix of experiences for people to enjoy.

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Segway Magical History Tour

Motorized Segway scooters create a magical, three-hour guided tour through 12,000 years of history along several miles of the Minneapolis riverfront. The scooters are self-balancing and easy to steer leaving riders free to enjoy the sights and

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Shout House Dueling Pianos

Sing, dance, dine and be merry at this Warehouse District landmark and rowdy nightclub. The sounds of Rock 'n Roll classics fill the air as the black and white keys of dueling grand pianos are played. The musicians take requests from the audience

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Warehouse Historic District

In years past, Minneapolis was the undisputed "Flour Milling Capital of the World" with a bustling riverfront of mills, industrial buildings and constant freight train traffic. Today these historic buildings house trendy residential and business

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Spoonriver Restaurant

This waterfront restaurant serves natural, vegan-friendly gourmet cuisine in an elegant and sleek setting. The menu features dishes such as Asian barbecue mock duck and real roasted Minnesota lamb with a vegetable ragout. Owner Brenda Langton also

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Children's Theatre Company

Located in the Minneapolis Institute of Art facilities, this internationally acclaimed theatre company is setting new standards of excellence for children's theatre and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. In 2003, it became the first

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Como Park Zoo

Admission is free at this historic zoo in St. Paul's Como Park which opened in 1897 with a gift of three deer. Today the zoo exhibits exotic animals from all over the world, including the first Siberian tigers to be raised in captivity. Kids love

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Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall transformed a faded downtown area in one of the country's first pedestrian malls. Today the twelve-block shopping mecca is home to hundreds of shops, theaters, restaurants and department stores. Completely renovated in 2017, Nicollet

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Science Museum of Minnesota

Founded in 1907, the museum is located in the state's capital city of Saint Paul. The Science Museum of Minnesota's five exhibit halls focus on paleontology, the human body, physical sciences and technology, peoples and cultures and the Mississippi

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Chain of Lakes

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The Chain of Lakes (Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska, Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake) are part of the Minneapolis Park System and provide year-round activities for the young and old. With miles of paved paths curling throughout southwest

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Loring Park

Loring Park is Minneapolis' oldest city park in a park system that has grown to include 150 parks and numerous lakes. In the heart of downtown, Loring Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the renowned designer of New York City's Central Park.

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Stone Arch Bridge

Enjoy spectacular river views when you walk across the Mississippi River on an historic, stone railroad bridge that dates back to the 1880s. The only stone arch bridge over the Mississippi, the stately bridge is a key pedestrian link in the St.

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The Grand Rounds

Designated as a National Scenic Byway, Grand Rounds is a 50-mile loop of picturesque trails, paths and roadways that meanders around seven byway districts of Minneapolis. Join it at any point for a short walk or a long bike ride with unsurpassed

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Mill City Museum

Built into the ruins of what was once the world's largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city

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Midtown Global Market

Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public market offering groceries, food and unique gifts in a diverse setting that has characterized South Minneapolis for Decades. The Global Market hosts a variety of events throughout the week

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American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute is a gathering place for all people to share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment and the arts, informed by enduring links to Sweden. ASI features photography, painting, pottery, print,

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Tattersall Distilling

Located in Northeast Minneapolis, The Tattersall folks blend science and art seamlessly in their inventive and delicious cocktails. They were voted the best distillery in the region by The Growler and continuously exceed expectations. If you desire a

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U.S. Bank Stadium

Twice the size of the old Metrodome, U.S. Bank Stadium is the new home of the Minnesota Vikings and will be a premier spot for events and concerts in Minneapolis, including Super Bowl LII in 2018 and the NCAA Final Four in 2019. U.S Bank Stadium is

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Target Center

Home to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Target Center has been reinvented through a major renovation, which includes a new exterior, a new glass atrium on 6th Street, a new scoreboard (the largest center-hung scoreboard in the upper Midwest), a

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Target Field

Opened in 2010, Target Field has an unbeatable view with the downtown Minneapolis skyline visible in the background. With nearly 18,500 of the 40,000 seats being infield seats, Target Field puts you right where the action is. The open air field and

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Acme Comedy Co.

Regarded as one of the best comedy clubs in the country, Acme Comedy Company and Sticks Restaurant, is responsible for bringing premium national touring comedians of all different styles to the Twin Cities since 1991. Nestled in the basement of the

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Paisley Park

Minneapolis helped shape Prince into the man and the artist he became, and in return, Prince forever left his mark on Minneapolis. Paisley Park is Prince's extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Fans now have

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Mystic Lake

Mystic Lake has 24/7 gaming action with nearly 4,000 slots, 100 blackjack tables and a 600-seat bingo hall on one of the Midwest's largest gaming floors. Enjoy free live entertainment every weekend and see today's biggest stars shine in the

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Surly Brewing Co.

Surly Brewing Company's Destination Brewery is a space where folks can meet and connect over a beer. There's a bunch to do and see with a Beer Hall & Restaurant with a rotating tap list of more than 20 Surly beers and an extensive menu of great food

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Twin City Trolley Tour

Tour the Twin Cities in style! Hop aboard the Twin Cities Trolley for a unique view of the best sights in Minneapolis and St. Paul – all in the comfort of a climate-controlled replica of an old-time streetcar. This three-hour narrated

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Bachelor Farmer & Marvel Bar

The Bachelor Farmer is housed in a historic brick-and-timber warehouse located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. With a James Beard Award–winning kitchen, Bachelor Farmer serves honest and seasonal food that honors our northern region,

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