Insiders' Guide to the Twin Cities

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Insiders' Guide to the Twin Cities offers travelers, newcomers, and locals the most comprehensive information on what's happening in the urban communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This area of Minnesota, known for its natural beauty and historic charm, is home to twenty-two lakes within the cities' borders, an active arts district, wildlife preserves, attractions for kids and adults, and a variety of year-round recreational activities. Use this guide to discover the region's cultural history as well as ...
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Overview

Insiders' Guide to the Twin Cities offers travelers, newcomers, and locals the most comprehensive information on what's happening in the urban communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This area of Minnesota, known for its natural beauty and historic charm, is home to twenty-two lakes within the cities' borders, an active arts district, wildlife preserves, attractions for kids and adults, and a variety of year-round recreational activities. Use this guide to discover the region's cultural history as well as opportunities for fun, dining, shopping, and adventure.
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"Everything you always wanted to know . . . and then some: places to stay, resturants, folkore, art, natural and man-made attractions, shopping."
--Travel and Leisure (Praise for the Insiders' Guide series)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762734092
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Insiders' Guide Series
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Todd Berger is a freelance writer and editor who recently moved from St. Paul, Minnesota, to the Grand Canyon.

Holly Day is a freelance editor and writer who has taught writing workshops in downtown Minneapolis and on the DePaul University campus. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sherman Wick is a freelance writer and photographer who grew up in a suburb of the Twin Cities. He resides in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota native Berit Thorkelson specializes in Midwestern travel. Her writing has appeared in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and Midwest Living magazine.

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xiv
How to Use This Book 1
Area Overview 3
Getting Here, Getting Around 15
History 30
Architecture 40
Accommodations 63
Restaurants 74
Nightlife 130
Shopping 152
Attractions 175
Kidstuff 192
Annual Events and Festivals 207
The Arts 219
Parks 236
Spectator Sports 258
Summer Recreation 276
Winter Recreation 291
Hunting and Fishing 302
Day Trips and Weekend Getaways 317
Relocation 339
Senior Scene 357
Child Care 366
Education 371
Health Care and Wellness 399
Media 407
Worship 419
Index 423
About the Authors 441
Directory of Maps
Twin Cities and Metro Area vii
Downtown St. Paul viii
Downtown Minneapolis ix
St. Paul Skyway xi
Minneapolis Skyway xii
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