Continuing our summer exploration series, here are some of the top Twin Cities tourist attractions. For more details on wheelchair-accessible adventures, check out Spin the Globe.
- Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – With eight levels of artifacts spanning 20,000 years, the Walker has plenty of art across all forms of media and culture. The layout can be complex, but the Walker offers a variety of accessibility options. The Walker’s accessibility page has more information.
- Mill City Museum and Mill Ruins Park – The park is an homage to the early founding of Minneapolis and the endurance of companies like General Mills, Pillsbury, and Xcel Energy. The Museum is housed in the remains of the Gold Medal Flour Mill. It features baking and hydroelectric exhibits, as well as the Flour Tower, an elevator with historical recreations at every stop. The museum is wheelchair accessible and offers them upon request. You can find other accommodation options here.
- Minnehaha Falls – This Twin Cities classic has plenty to offer, with various trails, gardens, artwork, and the spectacular falls themselves. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow popularized the falls in his epic poem Song of Hiawatha, which is honored throughout the park. There are ample trails and benches from which to watch the falls, as well as rickshaw rentals. You can find more information here.
- Target Field – The Minnesota Twins are a can’t-miss attraction, and games are available to everyone. Target Field has 13 elevators and two ramps, along with accessible concession stands and private suites. More information is available here
- Basilica of St. Mary – As a combination of art, theology, and history, St. Mary’s Basilica has blessed the Twin Cities since 1914. Currently, the church offers mass in-person or via live stream. The Basilica is not presently offering tours, but you can find service accessibility information here.
These are just a few of the many attractions available around the Twin Cities. Now that things are opening up, it’s time to take in the wonders of our fantastic neighborhoods!