900 Hennepin Theatre Trust
Walk through renovated lounges, experience restored architectural elements and find yourself in the gallery showcasing works created by artists from around Minnesota, highlighting theatre district’s community partnerships.
430 Oak Grove
Originally built by Kraus-Anderson in the 1920s, this historical renovation offers vintage charm and contemporary style luxury housing to the Loring Park neighborhood. The four-story, award-winning building, which was once home to Prince’s recording studio, now includes 75 apartment units.
2010 E Hennepin
2010 E Hennepin was originally built by General Mills, but today is home of over 125 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs. Visitors to the property will have the chance to tour the property and meet some of the tenants during open studio hours.
A Mill Artist Lofts
At A-Mill artist lofts, you will be entering the historic Pillsbury mill, a building that dates back to the 1800’s. Within this building, you will see where the historic structure meets the newly renovated artist housing, which features many works from local artists.
AT&T Tower is centered at the heart of central business district. Built in 1991, this 600,000 sf, 33-story tower is constructed of structural steel with a façade of vision and spandrel glass. The distinctive outward canted windows at its apex make it a defining landmark of the Minneapolis skyline.
Did you know The Bakken Museum has almost three acres of gardens, grounds, & a wetland? This weekend, experience the Gothic-Tudor architecture of the West Winds Mansion, and participate in a garden tour, on the hour - the gardens will be blooming with Yellow Lady’s Slippers in their prime!
Basilica of St. Mary
America’s first Basilica, constructed in 1907, features stunning beaux-arts architecture, marble high altar, shrines, chapels, and sacred art throughout the church, art gallery, and gathering hall. The Basilica is welcoming Catholic community committed to the well-being of the city and the spiritual home to 6,500 families.
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Visitors to historic Butler Square will have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Along the way visitors will encounter historical facts, building information, and interesting tidbits about the unique structure and art that makes up the Butler experience.
Calhoun Beach Club
Come visit the original Calhoun Beach Club, constructed in 1928. Our doors will be open to view the Athletic Club and a remodeled apartment home. Historical photos will be available for viewing throughout the venue capturing the iconic Minneapolis Lakes history.
Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District
Come tour the newly-opened Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District. This historic property honors the city’s architectural past and features a stunning, 183 room lifestyle hotel which offers energizing comfort in our vibrant part of downtown. Learn about the detailed restoration of this turn-of-the-century manufacturing property designed as a natural extension of the East End neighborhood.
Carl W Kroening Interpretive Center
Check out resources at the front desk to help guide exploration through the park, including nature activity backpacks, binoculars and field guides. Naturalist staff will be available to provide meet and greets with our live education animals and answer any questions. Guided park tours each hour.
Case Beer Warehouse/Kingman Studios
Visitors to Kingman Studios will meet artist Brant Kingman and see where he makes the paintings and sculptures that landed him his most recent exhibition at MoMA in NYC. But for Kingman, art is not about the object, it is about the people, and the experience of creative people meeting each other. Kingman lists his job title as "Chief Experience Designer". Kids and adults will be able to color like the artists they are, and have other fun activities.
Children’s Theatre Company
Come for a peek behind the scenes at Children’s Theatre Company, where you’ll have the opportunity to see where the onstage magic is made. You can complete your experience by purchasing tickets to see Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical after your tour!
Danish American Center - Danebo
Guests can explore all four levels of our historic building, including the gathering spaces, Danish history exhibits, dining areas, guest rooms, and classrooms. DAC member hosts will be on hand to guide our guests and answer questions about the history of the building and the Danish community in Minnesota.
Dunwoody College of Technology
Experience the hands-on, high-tech learning environment that produces today’s top technicians, engineers, and leaders in the fields of engineering, robotics, electronics, manufacturing, 3D printing, IT, construction, architecture, and design. Explore the labs, shops, and studios housing the latest technologies at the only private, non-profit technical college in the region.
Estes Funeral Chapel, Inc
Guest who visit the new Estes Funeral Chapel will immediately experience a welcoming and comfortable environment. Unlike other Funeral Chapels they will see many state of the art features and new technology that are visible. They will see community meeting space. As they tour the facility guides will explain how services will be made more accessible to all family member, even those relative who can not travel to attend their loved one service.
FAIR School Downtown
The FAIR School is the Downtown Minneapolis premier community school. Rooted in arts, equity, innovation and creativity, The FAIR School provides rich arts programming, cultural understanding, global citizenship, and a robust network of partnerships that personalize learning. Designed by Cuningham Group, innovative learning spaces intersperse with traditional classrooms.
Visitors will see award-winning design from Minnesota architect David Salmala and get to tour the North-Loop offices of a Minneapolis creative agency.
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Experience the “priceless” opportunity to learn about the Minneapolis Fed’s role as part of the nation’s central bank. Take a short tour to see how we store and process U.S. currency—get a free sample! Find out how our work affects the regional economy from Montana to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Enjoy and view this Art Deco space with design dating back to 1914, originally "The Forum Cafeteria" designed to serve 1000 people an hour. Each mirror, chandelier and elaborate tile tell a story of Minnesotas History.
Finnegan’s House: Impact Hub/FINNOVATION Lab, Brew House, and Elliot Park Hotel
FINNEGANS House is a state of the art destination to inspire, nourish and scale inclusive impact enterprises. This new building, part of the Kraus Anderson Block, houses FINNEGAN's Taproom, The Brewer's Den and Impact Hub/FINNOVATION Lab. Grab a beer or kombucha, check out the interior courtyard, tour our brand new building and learn about local, social impact entrepreneurs working to change the world!
Fire Station One
Explore this station opened on July 1, 1879
Firefighter’s Hall and Museum
Firefighters Hall & Museum focuses on the preservation and history of the Minnesota Fire Service. Many of the artifacts are from the Minneapolis Fire Department and are a cross representation of the fire service as a whole.
First Avenue & 7th St Entry
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Originally a horse veterinary clinic dating back to 1900, FOOD BUILDING is now home to artisan producers Red Table Meat Co., Baker's Field Flour & Bread, and Alemar Cheese. We invite you to stop in for a behind-the-scenes look at our urban food production facility.
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Fort Snelling National Cemetary
Take a self-guided walking tour of the cemetery. Discover unique, historical gravesites of local men and women who shaped the Regional and National history going beginning as far back as Civil War. “Discover Their Story; Honor Their Sacrifice”
Gethsemane Episcopal Church
When people visit, they will have a chance to enter into the first Episcopal Church on the Minneapolis side of the River. The art and architecture include the building itself, the stained glass windows (installed over a period of time, some are Tiffany), and the historic Ruffatti organ.
Gluek’s Bar & Restaurant
Gluek’s is the oldest running bar in downtown Minneapolis. As you stroll through you will see beautiful stained glass, original photos dating back to the early 1900’s, Gluek collectibles from beer cans to vintage signs. You will be sure to see how Gluek Beer was an important part of Minneapolis’ history. A visit to Gluek’s will leave a lasting impression as a Minneapolis institution.
Hennepin United Methodist Church
Experience how the Hennepin Avenue UMC community uses its historic, 100+ year old building--the one with the really tall spire--to achieve it mission. Visit the Art Gallery and view T.B. Walker’s religious art collection, learn the story of racial integration behind our Border Chapel, and stare up through the oculus in the Sanctuary.
Hennepin County Government Center
Explore the splendor of the building’s 22-story atrium, its historic fountains and underground oculus, check out the basement art gallery and visit the underground tunnels connecting the Government Center to City Hall and other downtown buildings.
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
Hennepin County’s Minneapolis Central Library, is the largest library of the Hennepin County Library public library system. It holds the third largest per capita public library collection of any major city in the United States with a collection of more than 2.4 million items. The 353,000 square foot building was designed by César Pelli and opened on May 20, 2006. It includes an 8,140 square-foot atrium, an 18,560 square-foot green roof planted with low-growing ground cover designed to "be sun- and drought-resistant", and a host of energy-efficiency measures.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
Members of the public can sign up to take a tour of the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility, also known as the Hennepin County Jail. Opened in 2001, this facility is one of two pre-trial detention facilities in downtown Minneapolis (the other one is in city hall). Due to the secure nature of the facility, tours will be limited to 15 people per hour. People taking the tour must pre-register, be at least 18 years of age and may not bring cameras, cell phones or weapons into the facility and will have to go through metal detectors before entering.
Hennepin County Walker Library
Hennepin County’s current Walker Library building opened in the heart of Uptown in 2014, with large street-level windows and bright interior welcoming all to this neighborhood library. Inside, you’ll find a play and learn area for families, books and computers for all ages, public art to enjoy and space to work, read and relax.
Hennepin Energy Recovery Center
The Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) converts Minneapolis’ trash into energy, which provides electricity to 25,000 homes and heat to Target Field and downtown buildings. Visitors will learn how HERC works, see the waste pit and trash trucks on a live video feed in the visitor center, and discover strategies to reduce waste.
Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center
Experience a state-of-the-art medical facility and the stunning artwork of the Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center. Purposely incorporated into the healing environment of this new clinic center are more than 600 pieces featuring local and regional artists, all anchored by the four-story glass sculpture creating a beacon of health and healing in East Town. Activities include an art treasure hunt, creation stations, self-tours, and scheduled demonstrations with local artists.
Hennepin History Museum
Hennepin History Museum’s building, known as the Christian Family residence, is one of the remaining mansions in what was called the Miller District around Washburn Fair Oaks Park. Explore three galleries reflecting county history or join us for a walking tour of the area.
Hennepin Island Powerhouse
Visitors will tour the historic Hennepin Island Powerhouse completed in 1908. The Hennepin Island Hydroelectric Plant is owned and operated by Northern States Power Company – Minnesota, an Xcel Energy Corporation.
Visit Hennepin Made's 30,000 square foot facility, home of Parallel Cafe, the Holden Room event space and their blown glass lighting business. The Holden Room will be open for viewing and guided tours of the complete building will also be available during select times. To sign up for a tour visit www.parallelmn.com
Locals and guests can expect an authentic Minneapolis experience and a gathering place with unrivaled service. Come in and experience our year-round Rooftop, which includes a public bar and lounge with the best view of downtown Minneapolis. Grab a cocktail and light bites in our Library Lounge or dine in our restaurant Tullibee whose cuisine is inspired by the bounty of Minnesota’s woods & lakes.
Historic Wesley Center / Substance Church - Downtown Campus
Built in 1891, the Historic Wesley Center is an incredible piece of the legacy of Downtown Minneapolis located in the heart of Loring Park. This Romanesque-style building leaves visitors in awe of the meticulous craftsmanship, breathtaking stained glass, and painstaking preservation of the past 128 years.
Homewood Studios and Gallery
Visit the studios of eight practicing North Minneapolis artists working in painting, photography, gourd carving, sculpture and 3-D work, drawing, and letter press printing. In the gallery, new work by local graffiti artist Peyton Russel. Artists will be present during Open Doors hours. All in a historic 1920s building.
Honest Studios is a co-working brand that believes it's about people. Event Space, Photo Studio, Work Memberships and community in the North Loop.
HWMR (H. White’s Men’s Room)
Visitors of HWMR will experience the traditions of the black barbershop in a unique setting. Our guest can try our North Minneapolis/HWMR blend of the Dogwood Coffee Co. “mixtape” blend, as well as shop the latest collection's in our boutique.Our goal is to immerse everyone who enters our doors, into authentic urban culture!
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Intercontinental Mpls/St Paul Airport Hotel
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Islamic Civic Society of America/ Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque
In 1998, Somalis opened their first mosque in Minnesota here, calling it the Riverside Islamic Center. At the same time, the name was changed to the Islamic Civic Society of America, which includes Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque. These changes reflected a unique commitment to provide civic education along with religious guidance to Somali worshippers.
Ivy Tower / Hotel Ivy
Experience the Historic Ivy Tower in its modern glory with a tour from top to bottom including a visit to the distinctive Penthouse, a 1930’s inspired reception amongst the original columns of the Grand Studio, and a peek at the Whiskey Chapel in the subterranean cocktail lounge, Constantine.
Izzy’s Ice Cream
Learn about Izzy's story, where ingredients come from and how ice cream is made in a behind-the-scenes tour through Izzy's Ice Cream kitchen. Samples will be provided!
JB Hudson Jewelers
JB Hudson, the premier downtown jeweler since 1885, offers the best in fine diamonds, jewelry, and watches. Located in the historic Young Quinlan building, the store features timeless original architectural features including the impressive staircase as well as the original JB Hudson jewelry cases and light fixtures that were at the previous store in Dayton’s from 1929-2008.
Providing housing and care to older adults since 1888, come see what’s new. Check out our Wellness Center, modern transitional care wing, new cafe, and amazing art created in our state-funded arts programming. Come with an open mind and see what aging is and can be.
Stop in and learn about Jungle Theater, past and future, through an up close look at unique and memorable items.
K&K Metal Recycling
Tour historic buildings where the first Caterpillar tractor was fabricated in 1909. Today the reused buildings facilitate non-ferrous metal recycling at an unparalleled level of efficiency and environmentally sustainable processes. Roof mounted solar energy panels, close attention to ground water quality and minimization of shipping inefficiencies are just a few of the exciting things happening behind the scenes at K&K Metal Recycling.
Step inside the reimagined Kickernick and celebrate the intersection of its hidden past and new, modern identity. From the newly restored lobby to a fully renovated upper floor, experience the compelling character of this building that has been part of the Minneapolis skyline for a century.
We are an independent creative agency located along Glenwood Avenue on Minneapolis’ near North Side. Our modern, open environment invites employees, clients, and the community to collaborate in a fluid, modular space. With a common lobby that connects two buildings—one designed by Snow Kreilich Architects in 2010, and the other by City Desk/Christian Dean Architecture in 2014—KNOCK uses the power of design to solve brand challenges for entrepreneurs, nonprofits and large corporations alike. Our local, national, and global clients include Handsome Cycles, North Market, Radisson Hotel Group, and Target, among many others.
Kramarczuk Sausage Co Inc
The first thing you'll notice when you step into Kramarczuk's is the smell of smoked meats, fresh baked goods and stewed sauerkraut. While you're here don't forget to check out the sights as well. Our food is a visual feast for the eyes and is proudly displayed. We've been here for almost 65 years too, so you might get a brief history about the neighborhood depending on who you talk to.
Founded in 1871, Lakewood is a serene haven in the heart of Minneapolis and a treasure of natural beauty, art and history. While there, you’ll discover magnificent funerary monuments and architecture, extraordinary gardens and topiaries, and the graves of some of our city’s most famous leaders and influencers.
Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, LaSalle Plaza offers direct access to nearby expressways as well as the retail and entertainment districts of Nicollet Mall and Hennepin Avenue. LaSalle Plaza’s distinguished architecture, superior finishes and strategic CBD location provide a striking multi-use building featuring high-quality office and retail space. Inside, the Property’s expansive lobby and retail areas feature trophy finishes and one-of-a-kind artwork.
Love Your Melon Studio
The Love Your Melon Studio exemplifies the creativity of the Twin Cities and is used for events, photoshoots, and as a showroom for exclusive Product Drops. The Revitalize Collection, featuring our first-ever products made entirely from recycled plastic water bottles, will be available for purchase during Doors Open Minneapolis.
Lundstrum Performing Arts
Come to where Broadway meets West Broadway! Lundstrum Performing Arts is led by a group of seasoned musical theater professionals committed to inspiring young artists through their craft. The organization is led by five Casserly sisters, each of whom brings significant national performing experience coupled with a passion for teaching the next generation of musical theater artists.
Manhole Entrance- City of Minneapolis Public Works Surface Water and Sewers Division
The City of Minneapolis will open a sewer manhole along Nicollet Ave and set up a closed circuit televising truck to so visitors can see the inside of sewer system.
Mayo Clinic Square
Come and take a tour of the Mayo Clinic Square (MCS) building in downtown Minneapolis! Property management lead tours of the building will be given on Saturday from 1-3pm and Sunday from 11am-2pm, every 15-20 minutes. Please visit the first floor for both tours and additional information about MCS.
Mayo Clinic Square - Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
Learn about our on-site care team, including Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Physicians, Radiologists, Physical Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. Then, visit our acclaimed performance & rehabilitation area where you can participate in sports-themed activities, do Q&A with world-renowned medical professionals, and schedule a FREE movement assessment.
Midtown Global Market
Midtown Global Market is home to more than 45 independent restaurants and shops representing 22 cultures. Guests will be immersed in a global experience starting with a short history presentation and followed by a self-guided tour of experiencing global cuisines, arts, crafts, cultural music and dance, and a family-friendly craft table.
Mikro Kodesh Synagogue-Disciples Ministry Church
Experience the 1926 historic Mikro Kodesh orthodox synagogue that was converted to Disciples Ministry non-denominational church in 1980. The building was adapted for reuse housing many walk-in coolers and freezers used to distribute perishable food by the truckload to thousands of needy Minnesotans. Pastor Paul will share his story.
Miller Textile Building
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Milwaukee Avenue Historic District
Milwaukee Avenue is a narrow, pedestrian-only street lined with restored historic homes that were mostly built in the 1880s. The homes were saved from being demolished in the 1970s and fully restored. The street feels unlike anywhere else in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Founded in 1975, the Minneapolis American Indian Center is one of the oldest American Indian centers in the country and is located in the heart of Minneapolis’s urban American Indian community. May is American Indian Month, and the Center will have an exhibit open to view in the Two Rivers Art Gallery, the Gatherings Café which offers healthy Indigenous foods such as wild rice and bison will be open, there will be Dakota and Ojibwe language activities for all ages, as well as viewing of the up-coming renovation and expansion plan for the Center.
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
A Technology & Programs Tour of smart phone apps, virtual reality and other state-of-the-art innovations equipping students for success in college and in the workforce. A Sustainability & Art Tour showing art and landscaping merging to create aesthetically pleasing and environmentally-friendly spaces for students to study, collaborate and learn.
Minneapolis Convention Center
Once inside the 1.6 million sq. ft. Minneapolis Convention Center relationships are formed. Experience how we turn a ballroom into a showroom, find out how MCC brings events to the next level, and get insight into how MCC makes an impact on the local community.
Minneapolis Downtown Council Offices/Young Quinlan
Take a look inside one of downtown’s first department stores. The Young-Quinlan building was built in 1926 and was once a home to women’s fashion in the city. Today, it is home to companies ranging from design to corporate real estate. View displays from the Young-Quinlan department store days as well as an example of today’s modern look at the mpls downtown council’s office.
Minneapolis Federal Office Building
The Minneapolis Federal Office Building was designed by James Knox Taylor in a neoclassical architectural style between 1909 and 1912. Construction of the building began in 1912 and was officially opened on January 18, 1915.
Minneapolis Main Post Office
The Minneapolis Main Post Office is an 85 year old historical edifice boasting original bronze teller cages and fixtures, marble terrazzo floor and a 350 foot bronze chandelier running the length of the lobby. A rare behind-the-scenes tour of mail processing will be offered periodically during the event.
Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
Visit the city’s oldest existing cemetery and the first cemetery in the state to been listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. Tour the caretaker’s cottage (built in 1871), go on a smartphone history hunt, chat with volunteers who will be on hand to answer your questions. Sunday, May 19th, at 1 p.m., 2p.m. or 3 p.m, see a performance of Hiraeth: Walking the Long Field at Layman’s, a short three-part play written by Cynthia Veal Holm, an award-winning playwright .
Minneapolis Rowing Club
Visitors to the Minneapolis Rowing Club will tour the architectural award winning boathouse, learn about the history of the Minneapolis Rowing Club dating back to 1877, and learn about the rowing programs at the club today. Adventurous visitors can experience rowing in our training barge on the scenic Mississippi River.
Mixed Blood Theatre
A former horse and buggy firehouse, the building has housed many nonprofits. It has housed Mixed Blood Theatre for 43 years. The company’s predictably unpredictable work addresses injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard—on stage, in the workplace, in the company’s own Cedar Riverside neighborhood and beyond. Mixed Blood continues to lead the field in programming and engagement at the crossroads of art and social justice, and in eliminating barriers to participation through its signature Radical Hospitality.
Moxy Hotel - Uptown Minneapolis
The brand new Moxy Minneapolis Uptown has all the comforts of your living room with the exciting action of a backstage pass. You’ll find a Fender guitar in every guest room, art and music coffee-table books throughout the lounge and bold artwork that begs a conversation
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MPD K9 Kennel
Attendees will have a chance to tour the kennel and training grounds as well as hear about our purpose and mission. Officers will provide demonstrations with their K9 partners and attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the dogs.
Municipal Building: Minneapolis City Hall & Hennepin County Courthouse
The City Hall and Courthouse, over 680,000 square feet is home to an abundance of local history and urban legend. It has a 5 story marble clad rotunda, 72,000 pieces of stained glass, a 14,000 lb Father of Waters marble Statue, all done in the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture. The City Hall/Courthouse is where the Mayor of Minneapolis, City Council Members, Fire Chief and Police have their offices. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and Adult Detention Center is also located in the building.
Music Box Theatre
Tour this historic theatre built in 1920 by the famed Twin Cities architects Kees and Colburn with an engaging presentation about its storied past and exciting future.
NEW RULES Benefit Corporation
NEW RULES is a communal marketplace combining shared workspace, retail and event space. Founded in 2016 NEW RULES was created in response to the needs identified by community stakeholders that would ultimately give people the freedom to own their development by providing them with the ecosystem of resources needed.
Nicollet Go Tours open doors to another side of the city. Learn about Nicollet’s iconic buildings, public art, recent redesign, and its strange and storied past. Simply download the free IZI travel app from your phone or find the DID info cart on Nicollet for more information during the event.
U of M Auditorium
Come and view the exhibition in the MCBA Gallery, or stop by the Cafe’, bookstore and and artist gift shop. We will also provide limited tours of the building that would include info on the partnership-MCBA, The Loft & Milkweed Editions-that created Open Book plus historical info in regards to the past life/use of our three building.
Home of the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall is one of Minnesota’s great cultural touchstones. Built in 1974 and renovated in 2014, the Hall is known for modern design and acoustical brilliance. Join us to explore all corners of this exceptional site of music-making in the heart of downtown!
Pillsbury A Mill Underground
Visit the lower levels of the National Historic Landmark Pillsbury A Mill to view into the largest direct drive waterpower system in Minneapolis, including views straight down a 50-foot drop shaft through a glass floor. Mill City Museum guides will tell the story of the mill and answer questions.
Plymouth Avenue Art Studio
The Plymouth Avenue Art Studio is a place to think, create and play. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the open art space in front, artist work spaces in back and art library. Art work on the walls showcase local community artist living in the neighborhood. An art project creating jewelry out of yarn and other materials will be available.
Since 1994, Project Success has helped 100,000 students connect to their purpose, and today, serves 14,000 students in 19 Minneapolis public schools. Come visit our Institute, partake in fun and inspirational activities for the whole family, enjoy refreshments and learn about our impact over 25 years. For details: projectsuccess.org.
Prospect Park Water Tower and Water Hill Park
Experience Minneapolis from an incredibly unique vantage point! Take in the spectacular panoramic view from atop the iconic Prospect Park Water Tower in Tower Hill Park. This is an opportunity to get inside the beloved “Witch’s Hat” landmark you see everyday and look out across the entire metropolitan area.
Visitors will be allowed to tour the lobby and the theater of The Ritz. Historical photos and articles about The Ritz will be on display. Concessions will be open with food and beverages available for purchase. The Ritz Theater is located in the heart of Northeast Minneapolis’ Art a Whirl.
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Come and experience the majesty of this historic Cathedral. Discover our story told through the 35 stained glass windows. Hear the sounds from the 5500 pipe organ. Experience guided tours.
Spokesman Recorder Building
People will experience the rich history of the black press and have a great ideal of the amount of storytelling we tell weekly
Suburban World/Granada Theater
Guests will experience a historical evolution of a Cinematic Treasure and one of the few atmospheric theaters left in Minnesota. A visual timeline display will give visitors a glimpse into the theater's history beginning in 1927 through its redevelopment of today. Light snacks and beverages will be available.
See Surly from the inside with a guided, 30-minute tour of the brewery learning about the history, the building, the process, and Surly’s place in the community. Self-guided tours of the building’s public spaces will also be available. Guided tours begin at 10am, Surly’s public spaces open at 11am.
Target Field - Home of the MN Twins
On Sunday, May 19th between 10 am to 5 pm, come experience a guided tour of Target Field with all its sustainable features, artwork, and Minnesota Twins history. Rated a Top 10 MLB Stadium Experience by ESPN the Magazine, it’s a tour you won’t want to miss! Please arrive at Gate 29 to begin your adventure.
Target Field Station
A unique space that provides amphitheater seating for local musicians, green space for public to lounge and watch a 29’ x 16’ video board, access to light rail and covered parking to protect your car from the elements. You will also be able to see how stormwater is captured throughout the plaza and is reused.
Experience our vibrant national center for fiber art in Prospect Park! Tour our center, explore our galleries, artisan retail shop, library, and dye lab. Try weaving and needle felting during this festive family day. We’re just across University Avenue from the Metro Greenline’s Prospect Park Station.
Come inside The Nordic and hang in the living room of the North Loop. Newly built and designed to fit naturally into the century-old brick character of the historic neighborhood, The Nordic is downtown’s newest year-round experience!
TractorWorks’ brick and timber architecture tells the story of its heritage beginning in 1902 as the John Deere building, and its interior, with modern offices and artist spaces, embraces the creative work environment of its North Loop home. Enjoy a walk around the building or brief guided tour to our roof top deck.
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Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam
At Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam visitors will be able to explore this unique river navigation structure and get up close to St. Anthony Falls. The highlight of the experience is walking around the top of the lock wall. Knowledgeable park rangers will be onsite to answer questions. The lock wall is outside so dress appropriately for the weather.
Van Dusen Mansion
The historic Van Dusen mansion built in 1892 is a beacon of old-world elegance and prosperity. Enjoy a tour of 3 levels of this castle-like estate built by George and Nancy Van Dusen.
W Hotel / Foshay Tower
W Minneapolis – The Foshay, Located within the historic Foshay Tower has been a Minneapolis icon ever since it was built in 1921. Travel back in time to the prohibition area to learn all the aspect of the tower and original owner, Wilber Foshay, at the Foshay Tower Museum and Observation Deck located on the 30th floor.
Weisman Art Museum
Head to the Weisman Art Museum any time during the day and pick up a "Perceive" card from the front desk to help you investigate artworks in the galleries. Or, join us at 1 p.m. for a free public tour leading you through the architecture of the building and a sneak peek into Frank Gehry’s process.
Westin Hotel/Farmers and Mechanics Savings Bank
Explore the Farmers and Mechanics Saving Bank building, built in 1941 is the home of The Westin Hotel. A modern phase of the Art Deco movement, notable for its bold relief sculptures framing the main entrance. In the building you will find original bank safes, marble flooring and woodwork.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Tour the history church founded in 1857 and our gleaming and engaging expansion designed by James Dayton Design. On Saturday, we will focus our tours on the greening and sustainable features of the church, on Sunday, we will focus tours on the interior galleries, architecture and event space.
Wing Young Huie Art Gallery
Hundreds of Wing’s photos that span his 40-year career will be on display, as he will give an overview on the many ways he has engaged thousands of strangers. His best-known projects transformed Twin Cities’ thoroughfares into six-mile galleries, reflecting the complex cultural realities of American society.
Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
Take a thrilling, unique tour of The Woman’s Club that blends architecture, history, and community. The Clubhouse is a Minneapolis Historic Treasure that features a rooftop terrace, an elegant lounge, and much more. Delve into The Club’s rich history of community outreach, female empowerment, and unity.
Youthlink (youth Opportunity Center) & Downtown View Apartments
YouthLink’s unique collaborative service model, brings together a variety of organizations and agencies that provide resources young people experiencing homelessness. Tour the renovated Youth Opportunity Center, as well as the adjacent lobby for Downtown View Apartments, to get a glimpse of YouthLink’s programs, the complex’s design, construction and financing.
Welcome to WOODCHUCK USA! Settled in the old manufacturing space of Ry-Krisp Crackers, which dates back to the very early 1900s, WOODCHUCK USA is a Buy One Plant One company focused on bringing people back to nature and quality back to products. Turning traditional manufacturing on its head, all of our products are USA made, and we are able to turn 10,000-20,000 custom units per day. Come take a step-by-step tour of our history rich, innovative, and dynamic facility - one of the first manufacturing plants of it's kind here in Minneapolis.