Hidden Treasures
in Minneapolis, MN

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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Canterbury Park!
Canterbury Park!

(952) 445-7223

1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN 55379   Directions Website

The race is on at Canterbury Park! Along with horse races, the park also hosts a card club. Try your hand at the poker and blackjack tables or watch the ponies race to the finish line - all while having access to delicious food and your favorite drink in hand. Place your bets, and may the best horse win!

Ellingson Motorcars | Classic and Collectible Cars
Ellingson Motorcars | Classic and Collectible Cars

(763) 428-7337

20950 Rogers Dr
Rogers, MN 55374   Directions Website

From the automobiles of the 20s to the American muscle cars of the 60s and 70s, if you appreciate classic cars and the rev of an engine, then check out the Ellingson Motorcars where their indoor showroom houses over 90 beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles for sale ranging from pre-war antiques to iconic classics to powerful muscle cars and even today's modern automobiles.

Matt's Bar & Grill
Matt's Bar & Grill

(612) 722-7072

3500 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407   Directions Website

Visit the place that invented the insanely delectable Jucy Lucy burger, Matt's Bar. If you don't know what a Jucy Lucy is - first of all, it's a double meat burger, stuffed, sealed and cooked with cheese; second of all, you don't have any clue what you're missing. Matt's Bar is consistently given "best burger" awards so we're sure the Jucy Lucy will be around by the time you get there. Hurry up!

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

(612) 781-6409

2505 Howard St NE
Minneapolis, MN
Website

Art lovers, the City of Lakes has the perfect destination for you. The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is home to over 400 independent artists, living and working in the area. The district is home to art galleries, theaters, and events like the Art-A-Whirl and the Fall Fine Arts Show, making the area and its inhabitants a vital part of the arts community.

The Basilica of Saint Mary
The Basilica of Saint Mary

(612) 333-1381

1600 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Head to Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis and catch a glimpse at a piece of American history at the Basilica of Saint Mary. In 1926, this beautiful Catholic cathedral became the first established basilica in the nation. Having been built between 1907 and 1915, parts of the building are over 100 years old and the basilica is currently under ongoing restoration. Doors are still open to church members and visitors alike.

Twin Town Pedicabs
Twin Town Pedicabs

(612) 338-1128

516 S 10th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404   Directions Website

Rent a pedicab from Twin Town Pedicabs and experience the city in a unique way. The cabs are pedal powered, environmentally friendly and driven by a rider who knows what they're doing, not to mention you get it all to yourself. Avoiding awkward small talk with strangers and supporting green transportation while touring the city? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Walker Art Center - Minnesota Sculpture Garden
Walker Art Center - Minnesota Sculpture Garden

(612) 375-7600

726 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Visit the Minnesota Sculpture Garden and check out one of Minnesota's unique icons. The Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture has been the centerpiece of the garden since 1988 and has become a landmark for the city over the years. While strolling the garden you'll see about 40 permanent art installations, along with temporary exhibits and features.

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