Nice? Definitely. But downtown Minneapolis also brings art, music, and more to the table

Radisson RED Minneapolis Downtown is in the heart of a city that’s been setting the cultural pace in the Midwest for decades. Think pedestrian-friendly Skyway system—our hotel has its own connection—Art Deco and Deconstructivist architecture, world-famous museums, and historic music attractions. Minneapolis has a lot more to offer than friendly faces. But don’t worry—you’ll see plenty of those too. 

Minneapolis museums are anything but stuffy. If you're into modern design, check out the striking steel angles of Weisman Art Museum and the iconic Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. Save time for the smaller galleries across the river too. The Soap Factory is always a winner. 

When it’s warm, join the locals and rent a bike through the Nice Ride bike-share program. There’s a station just a block from RED. Pedal west to picturesque Loring Park and explore the surrounding neighborhood, rich with galleries, fashion-forward shops, and eateries. Or head north toward the Mississippi River to enjoy the Stone Arch Bridge, outdoor patios, and the Mill City Museum and park. 

We’re also in the middle of the city’s vibrant theater and music scene. Catch a show at the Armory, the Guthrie Theater, the Brave New Workshop comedy theater, First Avenue, or 331 Club. Our studios have blackout shades in case you need to sleep in a bit the next day.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

1.42 mi / 2.28 km from the hotel
Stroll through the galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) to view works that date as far back as 20,000 BCE. MIA offers free admission and is open daily.
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University of Minnesota

1.26 mi / 2.02 km from the hotel
University of Minnesota is the state's official research university, offering a rigorous curriculum for more than 51,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students each year.
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Xcel Energy Center

8.09 mi / 13.02 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Minnesota Wild NHL team at Xcel Energy Center, a 650,000 square foot arena that has housed the US Figure Skating Championship and the Republican National Convention.
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The Armory

0.21 mi / 0.33 km from the hotel
Originally a military complex for the Minnesota National Guard, this popular venue hosts music, gaming, and sporting events in downtown Minneapolis.

Guthrie Theater

0.25 mi / 0.41 km from the hotel
Don’t miss an opportunity to see an innovative modern drama or classic Shakespearean work performed at this high-class theater. Stop by before the show to see if you can name the famous playwrights showcased on the building’s exterior.

Target Center

0.81 mi / 1.31 km from the hotel
Catch the NBA action at the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves, or see a performance by entertainment legends such as Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Elton John.