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Minneapolis shopping is often high on the list for those who enjoy Minneapolis tourism destinations.

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Minneapolis Shopping

Begin your shopping excursion at 7th Street where you can browse Macy's the City Center, IDS Crystal Court and Gaviidae Common where you will find Saks Off Fifth and Neiman Marcus.

The Uptown area has many one-of-a-kind and intriguing small shops. Don't miss Bibelot featuring upscale housewares, women's clothing and gifts for kids.

Also, check out the residential Linden Hills neighborhood where you will find a number of specialty shops including children's stores.

If antiques are on your mind, head for the Warehouse District where you will find several antique and interior design shops.

Minneapolis Shopping

Downtown Minneapolis Shopping: Nicollet Mall is downtown Minneapolis "shopping central." 

If you plan to be in Minneapolis for several days of shopping and entertainment, you will want to check out these reviews of the most recommended hotels in Minneapolis Minnesota as well as the best Minneapolis restaurants.

Minneapolis Shopping for Art Lovers

The Northeast Minneapolis Art District on 13th Avenue is home to more than a dozen art galleries. The third weekend in May features "Art-A-Whirl" and early every month you can enjoy "First Thursdays in the Art District."

Music lovers' favorite shops are the Electric Fetus at 2000 4th Avenue S. and Hymie's Vintage Records at 3318 Lake Street E. These shops have more than forty years of music history in their inventory and document the birth of "The Minneapolis Sound."

Bookstores in Minneapolis

For books for children, head to Wild Rumpus at 2720 43rd Street W. You will find all the latest in children's books and a comfortable and appealing atmosphere.

Make a stop at Open Book at 1011 Washington Avenue S. and check out landmark Twin Cities book stores Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore and Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore at 2864 Chicago Ave. S.

Minneapolis Farmers Markets

Shop the Minneapolis Farmers' Market at 312 E. Lyndale Ave. N. from late April through Christmas. A version of this market shows up at the Nicollet Mall on Thursdays between May and October.

Saturday mornings, don't miss the Mill City Farmers' Market at 704 2nd Street S. You will find the organic veggies you are expecting as well as lots of tasty treats and entertainment.

A short drive over to Saint Paul will get you to the St. Paul Farmers Market.

Minneapolis Shopping

The Mall of America is not a Minneapolis shopping experience but who comes to the Twin Cities and doesn't make a trip to this huge mall? The world famous mall features more than 520 stores and shops, fifty restaurants, a theme park, and an aquarium. In the future the mall plans to expand into 50 - 70 new shops.

There are two onsite hotels at the Mall of America: JW Marriot and Radisson Blu.

Some of the fun spots in the mall include:

  • Nickelodeon Universe - An indoor theme park that that features twenty-seven attractions including Bubble Guppies and Barnacle Blast. You can enjoy nightly shows and the longest indoor zip line in the U.S.
  • Flyover America - a simulation experience that takes you over national landmarks on seats that move to simulate flying.
  • Sea Life Aquarium - enjoy the touch pool, the Stingray Adventure, and more.
  • Crayola Experience features hands-on activities and a Crayola retail store.
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