Nice? Definitely. But downtown Minneapolis also brings art, music, and more to the table

Radisson RED Minneapolis Downtown is in the heart of a city that’s been setting the cultural pace in the Midwest for decades. Think pedestrian-friendly Skyway system—our hotel has its own connection—Art Deco and Deconstructivist architecture, world-famous museums, and historic music attractions. Minneapolis has a lot more to offer than friendly faces. But don’t worry—you’ll see plenty of those too.

Minneapolis museums are anything but stuffy. If you’re into modern design, check out the striking steel angles of Weisman Art Museum and the iconic Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. Save time for the smaller galleries across the river too.

When it’s warm, join the locals and rent a bike through the Nice Ride bike-share program. There’s a station just a block from RED. Pedal west to picturesque Loring Park and explore the surrounding neighborhood, rich with galleries, fashion-forward shops, and eateries. Or head north toward the Mississippi River to enjoy the Stone Arch Bridge, outdoor patios, and the Mill City Museum and park.

We’re also in the middle of the city’s vibrant theater and music scene. Catch a show at The Armory, the Guthrie Theater, the Brave New Workshop comedy theater, First Avenue, or 331 Club. Our studios have blackout shades in case you need to sleep in a bit the next day.

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Guthrie Theater

0.25 mi / 0.41 km from the hotel
Don’t miss an opportunity to see an innovative modern drama or a classic Shakespearean work performed at this high-class theater. Stop by before the show to see if you can name the famous playwrights showcased on the building’s exterior.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

1.42 mi / 2.28 km from the hotel
Stroll through the galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) to view works that date as far back as 20,000 BCE. MIA offers free admission and is open daily.
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U.S. Bank Stadium

0.22 mi / 0.35 km from the hotel
Catch a Minnesota Vikings game, see an exciting wrestling match, attend a concert, or take part in another family-focused event at this stadium. You can also stop by for a 90-minute tour of the facility.

University of Minnesota

1.26 mi / 2.02 km from the hotel
University of Minnesota is the state’s official research university, offering a rigorous curriculum for nearly 50,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students each year.
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The Armory

0.21 mi / 0.33 km from the hotel
Originally a military complex for the Minnesota National Guard, this popular venue hosts music, gaming, and sporting events in downtown Minneapolis.

Target Center

0.81 mi / 1.31 km from the hotel
Catch the NBA action at the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves, or see a performance by entertainment legends such as Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Elton John.

Target Field

0.94 mi / 1.52 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Minnesota Twins at this Minneapolis baseball park located in the North Loop Warehouse Historic District.

Minneapolis Riverfront

0.82 mi / 1.31 km from the hotel
The Riverfront district offers great dining, shopping, and nightlife. Don’t miss the fascinating Mill City Ruins Park while you’re there.

TCF Bank Stadium

1.74 mi / 2.8 km from the hotel
This 25,000-seat, field-turf stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota is home to the Golden Gophers. Check the athletics schedule and buy your tickets to cheer on the gold and maroon.

Minneapolis Convention Center

0.78 mi / 1.26 km from the hotel
One of the largest convention centers in the Upper Midwest, this impressive building offers 475,000 square feet of space and 87 meeting rooms.

Walker Art Center

1.53 mi / 2.46 km from the hotel
One of the most popular contemporary art museums in the US, the Walker Art Center offers visual art exhibitions, performing arts, and film screenings. The 17-acre campus includes a theater, a cinema, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.