The Twin Cities metropolitan area is second only to New York City for theatre seats per capita. Many celebrated stages are located in or near downtown Minneapolis, and St. Paul is home to the celebrated Penumbra Theatre Company, one of the nation's premier African American theatre companies.You also will enjoy the many museums and cultural institutions found in the Twin Cities. And, many visitors consider the Mall of America, with its more than 300 stores and 0 percent sales tax on clothing, a must-see attraction. Check out Things to Do + See in the Twin Cities.
The 18th largest metropolitan area in the country, the Twin Cities boast hundreds of acres of green space. Minneapolis alone offers 22 lakes, 100 golf courses, and almost 200 acres of parkland—all within the city limits. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers information on the beautiful sites to visit while you’re here.
Worried about the cold and snow? Not surprisingly, it does get cold here—about the same as Chicago or Boston. Typically, the first measurable snowfall in Minnesota isn’t until November 6 and, on average, there is about a foot of snow on the ground during the winter months. Locals embrace winter by skiing, skating, sledding, and playing hockey and broomball. Check current weather conditions here.
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