Top 5 Cultural Places in the Twin Cities You Have to Visit

minnesota park one of the cultural places in the twin cities

The twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are just a short drive away from our Valley Creek Apartments. When combined, they make the perfect place to visit for a day trip and are home to some incredible cultural places and beautiful natural parks. Explore all that our amazing community has to offer with this list of our top five cultural places in the twin cities.

Must-See Cultural Places in the Twin Cities:

1) Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis showcases many art forms from visual to performing to media arts. Taking a refreshingly diverse approach to the medium, the Walker Art center has something for everyone.

The famous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Wurtele Upper Garden is part of the Walker Art Center. The Garden showcases over 40 works from the Center’s sculpture collection. The galleries proper boasts a dynamic and rotating collection of art from all over the world and Minnesota.

The Center is open Tuesday through Sunday while the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is open daily. Entrance is just $15.

2) Theodore Wirth Regional Park

The Theodore Wirth Regional Park is the largest park in the Minneapolis park system. Included in this park are two golf courses, the Wirth Lake, and several beautiful gardens. Highlights include winding bike paths, a cross-country ski trail, a disc golf course, a fishing pier, picnic areas, a soccer field, and a tennis court.

Located in the Golden Valley, the Park was named after Theodore Wirth, who was the superintendent of the Minneapolis park system from 1906 to 1935.

3) Minnesota History Center

Visit the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and interact with the exhibits showcasing Minnesota’s rich history. Home to the Minnesota Historical Society library and archives, discover our community roots while researching the extensive archive. At the interactive History Center, you can experience the weather extremes of our state or explore a 24-ton boxcar. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday with an entrance fee of $12.

4) Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area are in the middle of St. Paul on the historic Mississippi River. This park offers 72 miles of riverfront area for fishing, boating, and canoeing. This is an ideal place for bird watching, bicycling, and hiking.

5) Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory mission is to “inspire our public to value the presence of living things in our lives.” Explore exhibits with exotic animals and walk the beautiful gardens. The zoo is home to giraffe and reindeer, spider monkeys and wolves, and many more. Come and make some new friends!

The zoo is free but a donation of $3 or more is suggested. The zoo is open every day from 10 AM to 6 PM.


These are just some of the many cultural places in the twin cities you can visit! Would you like to call our beautiful suburb of the twin cities home? Contact us to find out more about our luxury apartments.

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