Unique Minneapolis Tours

Unique Minneapolis ToursConventional or unique? Take your pick because we've got quite the list of Minneapolis tours here. By boat, carriage, streetcar, pedicab, car and more - there are so many ways to take in the sights and history that are part of the City of Lakes.

Hitching Company
Forget the tour bus and the charter van; take the tour that offers a breath of fresh air with the Hitching Company. The company provides different carriage rides throughout various parts of the city. We suggest taking the Grand Tour, where you'll see places like the Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Falls, Mill City Museum, Historic Nicollet Island, and a few other significant sights.

Phone: (612) 338-7777
Web: www.thehitchingcompany.com

Magical History Tour
Take in some Minneapolis memories and relive some history on a Magical History Tour. The tour covers several miles but you won't feel a thing since you're traveling by Segway. Stops along the way include Upper Lock and Dam, Hennepin Avenue Bridge, Gateway Park and Boom Island. Get ready to see the City of Lakes in a whole new way.

Address: 125 Main St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 - MAP
Phone: (952) 888-9200
Web: www.magicalhistorytour.com

Paradise Charter Cruises
All aboard! Take a ride down the Mississippi River with Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen. The Queen is a 125-passenger steamboat that offers public and private cruises on the river, traveling through historic downtown Minneapolis and showcasing beautiful views of the city.

Phone: (952) 474-8058
Web: www.twincitiescruises.com

Twin Town Pedicabs
Rent a pedicab from Twin Town Pedicabs and experience the city in a unique way. The cabs are pedal powered, environmentally friendly and driven by a rider who knows what they're doing, not to mention you get it all to yourself. Avoiding awkward small talk with strangers and supporting green transportation while touring the city? Sounds like a win-win to us.

Phone: (612) 338-1128
Web: www.twintownpedicabs.com

Award Winning City Tours
Let some of the people who know the city best at Award Winning City Tours show you around the City of Lakes. Choose from tours like Twin Cities Highlights, Minneapolis Tour " Mississippi River Cruise, and when it's the season, the Holiday Lights Tour. All of these tours provide closer looks and information about the best sights to see in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

Phone: (612) 333-8687
Web: www.metroconnectionstours.com

Minnesota Streetcar Museum
Go for a ride with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum and experience the transportation of yesteryear. The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and Excelsior Streetcar Line are up and running living history museums, that won't only take you for a ride on the city's streetcar system but they'll take you back in time too! You won't want to miss this unique tour.

Phone: (952) 922-1096
Web: www.trolleyride.org

Art-A-Whirl
Art aficionados rejoice, Art-A-Whirl is a festival hosted with you in mind. Take part in the largest open studio and gallery tour in the nation, where you can survey the area's best art and meet the creators of such. From painters, to glass blowers, sculptors, musicians, photographers and more - you'll see all of their best works on this tour.

Web: www.nemaa.org