The Minneapolis city is located on the Mississippi river in southern Minnesota. The skyline of the city with gigantic skyscrapers, flyovers and the beautiful blue sky as the background is pretty to watch. Minneapolis is the largest city in the state with a population of around 450,000. Minneapolis is sometimes nicked named as city of lakes and the mill city. This city with its adjacent city, Saint Paul, is dubbed as the twin cities by Mark twain. Minneapolis is a metropolitan city with twenty lakes and wetlands, creeks and waterfalls. In 19th century, the Antony falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi river supplied electricity for dozens of Minneapolis flour and lumber mills. Today, Minneapolis skyline is bordered with more skyscrapers than mills. A thriving economy and safe environment make the city a great place to live in. One of this city's architectural attractions is The IDS Centre, a 51 story octagonal skyscraper. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir with its depiction of the Minneapolis skyline is an excellent memento for tourists to take home.
Some Interesting Facts about Minneapolis
Minneapolis Sculpture garden is thought to be the largest urban sculpture garden in the country. The skyway system Minneapolis, connecting 52 blocks of downtown makes it possible to live, eat, work and shop without going outside. Minnesota has 90000 miles shoreline more than the combined shorelines of California, Florida, and Hawaii. Open heart surgery and bone marrow transplant were first done at the University of Minnesota, United States. In sports, the first intercollegiate basket ball game was played in this city. Minnesota's state flower, a rare wild flower Lady Slipper, can leave as long as a century. In 1912, the nation's first Better Business Bureau was established in Minneapolis.