Built as a tribute to the Washington Monument, the Art Deco-style, 447-foot Foshay Tower was the first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi and the tallest building in Minneapolis until 1971. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Foshay Tower features African mahogany, Italian marble, terrazzo, ornamental bronze and wrought iron.
Splatball has been providing paintball players with safe, quality paintball games for over 25-years. Their Minneapolis indoor location features an urban warfare layout in the heart of the Twin Cities.
The oldest public wildflower garden in the United States, the 15-acre Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary features seasonal displays of native wildflowers and woodland, wetland and prairie areas. Each area creates a different habitat that fosters different types of plants, animals and birds. 49 interpretive stations for guided and self-guided tours can be found throughout.
They provide the perfect water ride on their comfortable kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, or stand up paddle boards. Take a captivating journey around the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes on one of their comfortable bicycles. They also offer group and team-building activities for larger groups or parties.
Adjacent to Roseway Road on the northeast shore of Lake Harriet, the Lyndale Park Gardens & the Roberts Bird Sanctuary features four distinctive gardens: the Rose Garden, Annual/Perennial Garden, Peace (Rock) Garden, and the Perennial Trial Garden. The Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is adjacent to the Peace Garden.
An independent, non-profit educational institution founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker; \"the Bakken is a center for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and their benefits to contemporary society.\" Housed in a Tudor mansion, 15 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis, the Bakken features 11,000 rare books, bound journals and manuscripts and 2,500 18th, 19th, and early 20th century scientific instruments relating to the role of electricity in life.
This park stretches from 39th Avenue Northeast past the 694 Bridge, and offers visitors a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, boating, and picnicking, with a boat launch being located on the site as well.
One may take a nostalgic ride into the past on this beautiful antique carousel that was made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, and features sixty eight wooden horses, two chariots and an outstanding band organ.
This outstanding zoo offers up-close exhibits that feature gorillas, giraffes, wolves and many more exotic animals; a highlight of a visit is the award-winning Victorian style conservatory that features ever-changing floral displays. The conservatory has been delighting visitors since 1915 when it first opened, and there are two gift shops located on the site.
This beautiful one-hundred-twenty-seven-acre park contains over three hundred fifty unique plant species, and offers a variety of year round recreational opportunities, such as three miles of hiking trails in warmer weather and cross country skiing during the winter months; an interpretive center is located on the site that houses fish and reptiles native to Minnesota, as well as a variety of hands-on exhibits, and a variety of educational programs are also available.
On this tour one may see the formal memorials, tattered regimental flags, and vivid paintings that commemorate this pivotal event in U.S. history; one can also learn about the courage of the Minnesotans who helped preserve the Union.
Built in the early years of the Twentieth Century, and listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, this church features many unique works of arts and has a seating capacity of three thousand.