The largest city in the Upper Midwest, Minneapolis is a thriving metropolis that manages to strike a perfect balance between the excitement of the big city and the close-knit community ambience of a small town. Visitors soon discover what residents have long known: Minneapolis is a place of immense possibility. Thrill seekers, arts and culture buffs, nature lovers and recreation hounds will all find a place to call home in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis began life as a small village, built around Saint Anthony Falls, the only waterfall on the Mississippi River. Since that time it has matured into a world-class city, offering events, festivals and attractions for young and old alike. With the third-largest theater market in the country, a vibrant arts community and a hip music scene, Minneapolis is the north's cultural center.