The Twin Cities are home to top-notch museums for all interests and ages. The Science Museum of Minnesota is a must-visit for families (they also host super fun 21+ events!). The Minnesota History Center, SeaLife Minnesota Aquarium, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum are also beloved family-friendly museums.

The Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a renowned museum of contemporary art and home to the iconic Spoon & Cherry. The Minneapolis Institute of Art has free admission! Always. You can also explore Minnesota’s Scandinavian heritage at the American-Swedish Institute (plus, their restaurant was rated ‘best lunch in Minnesota’ by the Star Tribune. Swedish meatballs anyone?) 

It’s all within easy reach of Minneapolis Northwest. 


Let someone else do the work while you sit back and enjoy the sights. Some of the best ways to explore the Twin Cities are by boat on the Minneapolis Queen, or on a TC Brewery Tour, the metroConnections’ holiday lights tours, or on a St. Paul Gangster Tour.