Quirky Attraction: Minneapolis Skyway

minneapolis skyway

Minneapolis Skyway
: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
When to visit: Most skyway tunnels are open 6:30am-10pm Mon-Fri (shorter hours on weekends)
Cost: Free
Time needed: 30-60 minutes
Website: www.skywaymyway.com

Just as Houston has an underground tunnel system to help residents avoid the heat, Minneapolis has an above-ground skyway system to help residents avoid the cold.

The skyway connects the Convention Center, Target Center, Wells Fargo Center, City Hall, University of St. Thomas, and dozens of other prominent buildings and institutions as it covers 11 miles

You can connect to stores, offices, residential buildings, and pretty much everything else imaginable. If you really wanted to, you could spend several years inside here without ever going outside. That kinda sounds like a fun experiment, actually – like my Mall of America experiment times 1000.

minneapolis skyway map

Oddly, it can be a little difficult to find the skyway entrances. A few are obviously marked, but many are not. Just look for the tunnels in the sky, enter that building and head up to the second floor.

skyway tunnel

Here’s a link to the official Minneapolis government map of the skyway (PDF.) Here’s another guide that can help you figure out which tunnels are connected to which buildings. With the skyway, you can’t let the weather be an excuse for not going out and exploring Minneapolis.

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Scott Shetler is a Seattle-based freelance writer & fan of indie rock, road trips, ice cream, squirrels on power lines, runaway shopping carts, and six-way intersections. Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, which may earn me a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase.

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