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One-of-a-kind attractions. Tax-free shopping. Nationally praised dining. World-class theater. Museums galore. Green space. In Minneapolis-Saint Paul, you get two cities worth for the price of one.

With 30 theater venues, more than 10 dance companies, 30 classical music groups and nearly 60 museums, it’s no wonder we’ve been called the Midwest’s cultural capital. And it’s not just numbers that impress, but what’s inside. Find paintings by van Gogh at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, catch a Broadway show at the Orpheum Theatre, or enjoy the melodic sounds played at the newly renovated Orchestra Hall.

Sports fans can take in a Wild game at the Xcel Energy Center, enjoy a Twins game at Target Field or watch the Timberwolves at the Target Center.  No matter what sports you enjoy, rest assured that you’ll find a team to root for in Minnesota.

We are also home to the Mall of America and its 520 stores, as well as the nation’s first enclosed mall, Southdale, and many shopping neighborhoods like 50th and France and Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue.

It’s just plain fun here; no matter what season you visit. Attend the Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul Winter Carnival or one of our many other festivals. Explore the Chain of Lakes. Bike along or snowshoe through our many miles of trails. Paddleboard on one of our many local lakes. Tee off at championship courses. Play pond hockey. Visit our racetracks, casinos, amusement parks, or two zoos. No matter where you go or what you do, welcome home.