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Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis
The Orchestra Hall in the city of Minneapolis is the venue for the Minnesota Orchestra. The Orchestra Hall was built in 1974 and is now considered one of the most interesting sights in the city due to its modern architecture. The Orchestra Hall offers a total of 2,450 visitors.

Contact 1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
www.minnesotaorchestra.org

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Saint Paul is a cultural center that offers visitors a wide range of performances from Broadway musical to opera and orchestral pieces. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is the venue for major organizations such as the Minnesota Opera or the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. The building complex was opened in 1985 and offers space for many visitors with its two halls, the Music Theater (1,900 seats) and the McKnight Theater (306 seats).

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Contact 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 5510
www.ordway.org

State Theater in Minneapolis
The State Theater in the city of Minneapolis is a historic theater from 1921 and is one of the most important in the city. When the theater opened in 1921, it was one of the most modern of its time. From 1921 to 1978, the State Theater mainly served as a venue for films and vaudeville shows. However, public interest declined and the State Theater was closed in 1978 or used by the Jesus People Church. After extensive renovation and reopening in 1991, the State Theater now has space for over 2,100 visitors.

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Contact 805 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
www.hennepintheatretrust.org/our-theatres/state-theatre

Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis
The Guthrie Theater in the city of Minneapolis is a nationally known and very popular theater. It opened in 1963, but in 2006 the new Guthrie Theater building was completed and now offers visitors performances of classic and newer pieces.

Contact 818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
www.guthrietheater.org

Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul
The Fitzgerald Theater in the city of Saint Paul is the oldest still active theater in the city. It was opened in 1910. From the 1930s it served as a cinema and was only used again as a theater from 1986 onwards. The Fitzgerald Theater now has 1,058 seats. The building has been on the list of Historic Places since 1984.

Contact 10 E Exchange Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org

Grand Opera House in St. James
The Grand Opera House in the small town of St. James in southern Minnesota was built from 1891 to 1892. The Grand Opera House is considered an outstanding example of the construction of the many state and privately funded theaters that emerged in a boom from 1880 to 1910 in the Midwest region. The theaters of that time were often incorporated into building complexes that were also used for commercial purposes. The historic building has been on the list of Historic Places since 2009.

Contact 502 1st Ave
St James, Minnesota 56081

Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis is the newest center for art and dance in the Twin Citites region. The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is located in the historic Goodale Theater, which was built in 1910 in the style of Beaux Arts architecture and has been on the list of historic places since 1995.

Contact 528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
www.thecowlescenter.org

Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis
The Orpheum Theater in the city of Minneapolis is a historic theater from 1921. At the time of its opening it was still called the Hennepin Theater. The theater underwent a thorough renovation and reopened in 1993 and now seats 2,579 people. The architectural style of the Orpheum Theater can be attributed to the Beaux-Arts architecture. The terracotta bas-relief sculptures inside the theater are particularly worth seeing. The Orpheum Theater has been on the list of Historic Places since 1996.

Contact 910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
www.hennepintheatretrust.org/our-theatres/orpheum-theatre/

Windego Park Auditorium in Anoka
The Windego Park Auditorium or the Open Air Theater in the city of Anoka is an amphitheater from 1914. The Windego Park Auditorium is located on the banks of the Rum River or the seats have of course been molded into an ascending slope and offers space for up to 1,600 visitors. Over time, however, the public interest in the Windego Park Auditorium decreased and with the restoration in 1979 the Windego Park Auditorium regained consciousness.

Contact 1866 S Ferry St
Anoka, Minnesota 55303

Pantages Theater in Minneapolis
The Pantages Theater in the city of Minneapolis is a historic theater from 1916. The theater, built in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture, once had 12 floors, of which only 2 can be admired today. The theater was closed in 1984 and has only reopened in 2005.

Contact 710 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
www.hennepintheatretrust.org/our-theaters/pantages-theatre

Chateau Theater in Rochester
The Chateau Theater in the city of Rochester is a historic theater that was first opened in 1927. At that time, however, the Chateau Theater was still a venue for vaudeville shows and was later converted into a cinema. But the days of theater are over, because even today the Chateau Theater is a cinema, even if visitors can still breathe the historical flair. The foundation stone was laid by the famous doctor Dr. Charles Mayo. The style of the theater is attributable to Art Deco. The Chateau Theater has been on the list of Historic Places since 1980.

Contact 3450 East Circle Drive
Rochester, Minnesota 55906

Museums and exhibitions

Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis
The Weisman Art Museum in the city of Minneapolis dates from 1934 and is one of the most exposed museums of 20th century American art. The museum is officially part of the University of Minnesota. The collection includes over 20,000 exhibits. Not only is the museum's collection exceptional, the building, designed by Frank Gehry in 1993, is worth a visit alone.

Contact 333 East River Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Walker Art Center in Minneapolis
The Walker Art Center in the city of Minneapolis is an art museum of outstanding reputation. The history of the Walker Art Center dates back to 1879, when it was founded by lumberjack Thomas Barlow Walker. The museum has been in its current location since 1927 and from 1999 to 2005 the museum underwent a major expansion. The museum's collection also includes works by Picasso, Moore and Giacometti. The area of ​​the museum is approximately 70,000 mē and also includes the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Contact 1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
www.walkerart.org

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is another very important art museum in Minneapolis and dates from 1883. The exhibition area of ​​the museum is approximately 32,000 mē. The museum's collection includes works of art from all over the world in a time horizon of over 5,000 years. In addition, the collection is very diverse and consists of oceanic art, American art, paintings, photographs, prints, drawings and much more, a total of over 80,000 exhibits.

Contact 2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is located on the grounds of the Walker Art Center and covers an area of ​​more than 45,000 mē.
In this area, the sculpture garden shows more than 40 permanent sculptures, making it one of the largest sculpture gardens in the United States. But not only the sculptures of the garden are very worth seeing, the views of the surroundings are not to be despised. It offers first-class views of the Basilica of Saint Mary and the city skyline. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was founded in 1984. Admission is free.

Contact 1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
www.walkerart.org/garden

Minnesota Children's Museum in Saint Paul
The Minnesota Children's Museum in the city of Saint Paul was opened in 1981 and is dedicated to the smaller target group. However, this does not mean that the museum is less interesting for adults. Today, the museum teaches all sorts of things through playful learning on an exhibition area of ​​over 6,000 mē and is one of the most recommendable museums in the city.

Contact 10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
www.mcm.org

Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in the city of Winona is an art museum. The museum is located on the banks of the Mississippi. The museum's collection is quite extensive and there are, for example, over 400 paintings, including works by Cole, Monet and Renoir. As the name suggests, the museum is not only concerned with maritime art. The museum was founded in 2006.

Contact 800 Riverview Drive
Winona, Minnesota 55987

Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth
The Lake Superior Railroad Museum in the city of Duluth is a railway museum from 1973. The museum's collection includes 7 steam trains, 14 diesel locomotives and 2 electric locomotives. Among them is the William Crooks, the first locomotive that ran in Minnesota. A real treasure from 1861. The museum is housed in the city's former station building from 1892. This has been on the list of Historic Places since 1971.

Contact 506 W. Michigan Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55812

Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul
The Science Museum of Minnesota in the city of Saint Paul is a science-based museum that opened in 1907. The Science Museum of Minnesota specializes in the areas of mathematics, natural history, physics and technology. The exhibitions on dinosaur finds and other fossils as well as the many interactive exhibitions of the museum are particularly interesting.

Contact 120 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
www.smm.org

Monuments and memorials

Hermann Heights Monument in New Ulm
The Hermann Heights Monument in the city of New Ulm in southern Minnesota was made in 1897. As the name of the city suggests, there is a large community of German ancestors here. The memorial is almost a copy of the Hermann monument near Detmold. This was built in 1875 and, like its counterpart in New Ulm, shows the Cheruscan prince Arminius and is said to commemorate the battle in the Teutoburg Forest. The Hermann Heights Monument is approx. 31 m high. A copper Hermann statue is located on a base structure with eleven columns, which offers visitors a viewing platform with a view of the Minnesota River Valley. The Hermann statue is the third largest copper monument in the United States after the Statue of Liberty and Portlandia. The monument has been on the list of Historic Places since 1973.

Contact 14 Monument Street
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073
www.hermannmonument.com

Pipestone National Monument
The Pipestone National Monument is located in the southwestern part of Minnesota near the small town of Pipestone. Historical quarries for the mining of clay slate are preserved here. This clay slate (pipestone) was used by the prairie Indians to manufacture their peace pipes. In 1928, the Yankton-Sioux tribe sold the area to the United States government, which declared the area a National Monument in 1937. The National Monument now covers an area of ​​approximately 1.1 kmē and so far only very few visitors are interested in this National Monument. There are 54 quarries in the area for which Indians can apply for permits.

Contact www.nps.gov/pipe/index.htm

Grand Portage National Monument
The Grand Portage National Monument is located in the far northeast of Minnesota near the city of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior. The National Monument or the memorial is an eminently important point of the region's early fur trade. The National Monument is named after a portage (a place where canoes are transported overland) on the Pigeon River where several waterfalls make the waterway impassable for canoes do. The memorial includes reconstructed building complexes on the shores of Lake Superior. In addition to the historic buildings, the approximately 14 km long hiking trail along the Pigeon River is also highly recommended. The area of ​​the National Monument covers an area of ​​approximately 2.9 kmē and was established in 1960.

Contact www.nps.gov/grpo/index.htm
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