Loving the Minneapolis Community
Have you ever had a Juicy Lucy? Some cities have pizza, some cities have hotdogs; Minneapolis has the famous Juicy Lucy, a cheeseburger stuffed with molten hot melted cheese. But that’s not the only thing that makes Minneapolis, Minnesota an amazing city not only to live in or to travel to, but just to be a part of the unique community. With a city that has so much to offer to everyone, and inhabitants who are “Minnesota Nice,” nobody feels like an outsider.
If you're the one who appreciates art, there is a wealth of options; most notably, the Sculpture Garden. You may have seen photos of the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry, one of the most popular pieces of art in the park, but there are dozens of permanent installations to be enjoyed. If sculpture isn’t your cup of tea, there are many other art exhibits to visit. Another fun option is the one of a kind and Art-a-Whirl, a three day art festival featuring the work of over 500 amazing local artists. It’s the largest open art studio event in the country! Minneapolis appreciates creativity from all sorts of unique local artists.
If getting outdoors is more your speed, Minneapolis is the best place to be to enjoy the beautiful summer sunshine. It is known as the most bike-friendly city in America! With over 100 miles of bike facilities, a plethora of bike parking (both indoor and outdoor), and local drivers who are considerate of your safety, there is no better place to bike. Also in the outdoor realm, there is the beautiful Lake of the Isles. If you love fishing, kayaking, hiking, or just enjoying the beautiful weather with friends, it’s a prime location to do so. And it’s fun all year ‘round - turning into an outdoor ice skating and ice hockey spot in the cold Minnesota winter! There are so many incredible places to boat, swim, fish, and paddle board in the Minneapolis area, but Lake of the Isles is definitely a favorite. There are also amazing gardens and parks to enjoy, including the gorgeous Japanese Peace Garden in Lyndale Park, which is known for its breathtaking fountains and rose garden.
The architecture in Minneapolis is also incredible. Mansions, including the Van Dusen and the Semple mansions, are a sight to behold while walking down Minneapolis streets. The old houses and mansions were built with such attention to detail. They will really take your breath away. These aren’t the only buildings in Minneapolis that will intrigue you, though. The Marquette Plaza is one of the most unique buildings in the world. It’s the former home to the Federal Reserve Bank, and it is designed to be supported by a structure very similar to a suspension bridge, the likes of which are so unique, it’s guaranteed you have never seen anything like it.
Speaking of bridges, you can’t talk about Minneapolis with it mentioning the Stone Arch Bridge. This is the only bridge in the United States of America that actually crosses the Mississippi River. Brilliantly planned, an engineering masterpiece, the Stone Arch Bridge is one of the only Civil Engineering Landmarks on Earth.
Minneapolis is known as a melting pot of dozens of cultures. There are many different communities in Minneapolis, including Vietnamese, Hispanic, Ethiopian, Somali, eastern European, and so many others. The Minneapolis community is outstandingly diverse. There is no other place that celebrates other people’s differences the way Minneapolis does.
Minneapolis, Minnesota is an amazing place to live, work, and visit. From the deliciously unique cuisine, to the artistic appreciation, to the relaxing and exciting outdoor destinations, to the one-of-a-kind architecture and diverse community, there is no place quite like Minneapolis. It brings true meaning to the old phrase, “There is no place like home.”