Music and Art in Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis has been a trendsetter since its earliest beginnings. From the pedestrian-friendly Skyway system to the iconic architecture, which blends Art Deco with Deconstructivism, the city is a Northland jewel. 

Minneapolis museums are anything but stuffy. If you're the arty type, you have to see the striking steel angles of Weisman Art Museum and the iconic Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. But 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 one block from RED. Pedal westward to picturesque Loring Park and explore the surrounding neighborhood, rich with galleries, fashion-forward shops and eateries. Or head toward the Mississippi River to enjoy the Stone Arch Bridge, outdoor patios and the Mill City Museum and park. 

Well-known for its vibrant theater and music scene, our area lets you catch a show at the Armory, Guthrie Theater, Brave New Workshop comedy theater, First Avenue or 331 Club.

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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 U.S. Figure Skating Championship and the Republican National Convention.
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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.

U.S. Bank Stadium

0.22 mi / 0.35 km from the hotel
See an exciting wrestling match, a concert or another family-focused event at this stadium that also offers 90-minute tours of the facility.