Walking Tours in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Native Plant Expo, Preserve Walking Tours

startribune.comLandscape Revival will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 4 at the Cub Foods Community Pavilion, 1201 W. Larpenteur Av., Roseville. Cash or check only.

Humans and canines are invited to attend the grand opening of the new Dog Commons and 3 miles of on-leash dog trails at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Dog Commons, a separate area at the Arb, is part of the Nature-Based Therapeutic Services, to provide physical activity, education, socialization and emotional restoration.

The goal of the new trails is to inspire a shift from walking the dog as a “chore” to walking the dog as a “mindful and restorative experience that benefits health and well-being for humans and pets.” The grand opening and open house is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5; free with gate admission of $12 for adults (free for members and for ages 12 and under).

With the exception of the free open house, membership is required to walk your dogs on the on-leash dog trails. A dog-added membership fee is $50 and includes up to two dogs. The Arb is located at 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska.

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Want to tour U.S. Bank Stadium? There are options – StarTribune.com


The architectural and sports curious still have options for getting passage into U.S. Bank Stadium for either a preview or a behind-the-scenes tour.

Tickets for the $19 guided tours went on sale Thursday and moved briskly. Those tours begin Aug. 24 and run through Nov. 24.

Those are the only tours available right now to the general public. Paying guests will take 90-minute guided tours that include places most ticket holders never get to visit, including the Minnesota Vikings’ locker room, the field itself and the press box.

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Preserve Minneapolis has a new lineup of walking tours throughout the city this summer.

The nonprofit is offering more than 20 tours showcasing the city’s rich history June 5–Sept. 25.

“Preserve Minneapolis focuses on preserving the buildings and cultural heritage around Minneapolis and highlighting histories from different people’s point of view,” said Lacey Prpic Hedtke, Preserve Minneapolis’ summer walking tours coordinator. “Hopefully the tours will bring people that are new to the city to get to know the city more and people who have lived in the city for a long time and just want to explore the different neighborhoods. Hopefully that will encourage people to be more invested in the city and get involved in different ways.”

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Celebrate The Life Of Prince | The Urban Daily

theurbandaily.comSince Prince‘s death on April 21, there has been an outpouring of tributes from around the world. And the latest tribute will let you delve deeper into the life of the Purple One—in his hometown.

The city’s bike sharing program Nice Ride is also joining in on the Prince-inspired tributes and recently revealed a “Prince-for-a-Day” tour that visits four sites, including the house from the “Purple Rain” movie.

It looks like Minneapolis may become the tourism hotspot for Prince aficionados.

Via theurbandaily.com

Skid Row Minneapolis: Take a walking tour of the old Gateway District – StarTribune.com


Take a trip into the historic heart of Minneapolis. Today it’s center of a revitalizing downtown, but once it was home to the largest Skid Row in the upper Midwest. Urban redevelopment swept away nearly 200 buildings in the early 1960s, but enough remains of the old city to enable a journey of imagination into a streetscape of cheap bars, flophouses and rescue missions.

When: A few tickets remain for Thu. June 30, noon-1 p.m. All other dates are sold out.

Where: Star Tribune Building, 650 3rd Av. S, Mpls. Meet at the Star Tribune check-in table in the building’s atrium.

Distance: A little more than one mile

Cost: $16

Reservation required: www.startribune.com/streetscapestour


The Old Metropolitan Building one of the Treasures of the Past that was once part of the Old Minneapolis before Gateway renewal lead to its demolition.  Often cited as the biggest mistake in the city’s redevelopment history.  One wonders what a current real estate appraisal would come up with as its potential value as rehabbed office space.