Hidden Treasures in Minneapolis
Like most places, Minneapolis has a few well-kept secrets, lesser-known attractions and hidden gems waiting to be discovered and experienced. We dug a little deeper and found a few places we thought you should know about. We'd say happy hunting, but we already found the treasure for you!
Head to Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis and catch a glimpse at a piece of American history at the Basilica of Saint Mary
. In 1926, this beautiful Catholic cathedral became the first established basilica in the nation. Having been built between 1907 and 1915, parts of the building are over 100 years old and the basilica is currently under ongoing restoration. Doors are still open to church members and visitors alike.
Address: 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403 - MAP
Phone: (612) 333-1381
Art lovers, the City of Lakes has the perfect destination for you. The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
is home to over 400 independent artists, living and working in the area. The district is home to art galleries, theaters, and events like the Art-A-Whirl and the Fall Fine Arts Show, making the area and its inhabitants a vital part of the arts community.
Phone: (612) 788-1679
Hang out at one of the most unique restaurant and bars in the city at Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge
. This eatery has a menu jam packed with tasty treats like fried asparagus, deviled eggs, juicy burgers, wings, pizza, unique sandwiches, and salads. Don't leave this place without trying one of their delicious, alcohol-infused tiki drinks and a dessert like s'mores or deep fried snickers.
Address: 1900 Marshall St. Northeast, Minneapolis MN 55418 - MAP
Phone: (612) 788-9069
Visit the place that invented the insanely delectable Jucy Lucy burger, Matt's Bar
. If you don't know what a Jucy Lucy is - first of all, it's a double meat burger, stuffed, sealed and cooked with cheese; second of all, you don't have any clue what you're missing. Matt's Bar is consistently given "best burger" awards so we're sure the Jucy Lucy will be around by the time you get there. Hurry up!
Address: 3500 Cedar Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 - MAP
Phone: (612) 722-7072