Minneapolis affectionately refers to itself as “the biggest underestimated place in the north” and we have to say - we agree! With sports arenas, the Mississippi River, the Mall of America, and more, Minneapolis has a lot to offer. Here are our top four must-see places when scuuting around the city.
Minnehaha Regional Park originally received national fame because of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Song of Hiawatha. The park name, Minnehaha, comes from the Dakota word for waterfall, referencing the 53-foot waterfall in the middle of the park.
There are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy at Minnehaha. There are bike paths for you to scooter through, picnic areas for when you get hungry, playgrounds, volleyball courts, and even wading pools to cool down in. Of course, a trip to Minnehaha wouldn’t be complete without watching the stream weave its way through the park, before plummeting down the waterfall and eventually meeting the Mississippi River. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can take a staircase down into the waterfall’s gorge to see the falls from below.
You might be wondering why a trip to the mall is a must-do in Minneapolis, but the Mall of America is not just any mall. Built on the grounds of the former Metropolitan Stadium, which housed the Minnesota Vikings, the Mall of America spans 78 acres and hosts 40 million visitors from all over the world every year.
Although there is plenty of shopping to be done at the mall’s 500-plus stores, there are also over 28 rides, including Nickelodeon Universe - the country’s largest indoor amusement park! There’s also a 1.3-million-gallon aquarium and over 90 different places to eat. You could end up spending a whole weekend there and never get bored!
If you want to get back outside after spending a day at the mall, hop back on to your electric scooter and ride over to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden was formed as a partnership between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. The Sculpture Garden now houses over 40 pieces of art from Walker’s collection. Some of the most famous pieces you’ll want to see as you scuut on through are the Spoonbridge and Cherry, Hahn/Cock, and The Spinner.
Looks can be deceiving, and the Hmongtown Marketplace proves it. The marketplace may look like just a few warehouses, but once you cross the threshold you’ll be amazed by the bustling marketplace taking place inside. The market is open 12 hours a day and has over 200 vendors offering traditional dishes, fresh produce, and clothing from Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Since its opening in 2004, the Hmongtown Marketplace has grown as a gathering place for the Hmong community and people interested in learning about Southeast Asian culture.
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