Take A Magical History Tour


Minneapolis is an easy drive from Valley Creek Apartments.

If you would like to step back in time while exploring the city, take a Magical History Tour.

As you glide along on a Segway, the knowledgeable guide will share the history of the Minneapolis Riverfront area from 10,000 B.C. to present.

Twin Cities Business Monthly calls the tour “As close to a magic carpet ride as you are going to get,” and stops include:

Mill District 

In the 19th century, industrial mills started to appear near St. Anthony Falls, and it wasn’t long before Minneapolis was the milling center of the upper Midwest. At one time, the district was the world’s largest producer of flour, and today it is the city’s historical and cultural center. Visitors can explore the Mill City Museum which features the ruins of the Washburn “A” Mill, once the largest mill on the globe. The museum is a National Historic Landmark, and visitors can enjoy the exhibits and take in scenic views from the observation deck.

Nicollet Island  

Named after cartographer Joseph Nicollet, this is the only inhabited island on the Mississippi River. Encompassing forty-eight-acres, it features twenty-two historic Victorian-era homes, parkland, and trails used for hiking, jogging, and walking. Visitors can also enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride on Merriam Street and see the Bell of Two Friends, a gift from the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Japan.

If you’re considering calling our apartment community home, please contact us. We would love to show you our amenities firsthand.

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