There’s a lot that’s great in the American Midwest, writes a big mall, iconic country diners and a theatre that competitors the Broadway.
Museum in a mill
Minneapolis may have been the flour mill capital of the world, but the ‘mill city’ is undergoing a major makeover, with most of its run-down mills and warehouses being pivot into swanky restaurants, luxurious condominiums and state-of-the-art museums. Opened in 2003, the museum rest within the ruins of the historic Washburn a Mill, which was closed in 1965. Don’t miss the Flour Tower: a show where you’re stand within a repurposed freight elevator that takes you up the eight-storey building, with each floor showcasing the stages of production. Head to the rooftop for stunning views of St Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge.
A meal at the mall
If shopping is a prime concern for you, then head straight to the Mall of America. At the country’s biggest mall, there’s nothing you cannot find in one of its 500odd stores.
A page from history
Taking the farm-to-table idea a step further, the appeal is a stone’s throw from the Falls, so make sure you stop by. Expand within a horse barn of the 1800s, the Stockyards Ag Experience is a wonderful way to learn more about the region’s agricultural history.
Time for theatre
The city of Minneapolis in the state of Minnesota has the second-most number of theatre seats (per capita) in the United States of America. The Guthrie Theatre (that opened in the year 1963) has a compelling line-up for the upcoming play season. Watch classic plays such as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler (directed by Timothy Bond) from April 7 to May 27 this year, or The Legend of Georgia
On a garden trail
A successful way to start would be through the huge and attractive Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a 11-acre garden situated by the scenic waterfront. Formed in 1988, it is situated to the west of Loring Park and the basilica of Saint Mary. Open all year round, it is dotted with as many as 40 art works from the adjoining Walker Art Centre’s collections, including the massive Spoon bridge and Cherry and the electric blue Hahn/Cock.
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