Downtown Tours

No matter your interests, mpls downtown has options for everyone who visits the area. Take in all the fantastic sights and experiences downtown has to offer. Check out the tours below and learn more about our city. #mymplsdt

Walk Mpls Tours

Find the perfect walking tour for your favorite mpls downtown neighborhood! The Walk Mpls tours are a collection of walking tours that highlight special ways to experience our Central Core, East Town, Loring Park, North Loop and Northeast. Check out all 19 path options here. These walks range from 1-3 miles in length and offer paths 5-30 minutes in length. Click Here to open the map in a new window.


Individual walks include:


Central Core: Nicollet & Hennepin (1.93 mi/25+ min)  |  Stadium & Brewery Walk (2.65 mi/30+ min)  |  Loring Park & Mpls Sculpture Garden (1.88 mi/20+ min)


River Walks: River Walk (1.8 mi/20+ min)  |  Nicollet Island & St. Anthony Main (1.8 mi/20+ min)  |  Water Power Park (5 min)  |  Boom Island Street Connection (+10 min)  |  Mill District (1.21 mi/15+ min)


North Loop and Warehouse District: Warehouse Commercial District and Waterfront Walk (2.11 mi/20+ min)  |  North Loop River Walk  |  North Loop to Boom Island


Downtown Connections: West Bank (2 mi/30+ min)  }  Samatar Crossing  |  Dinkytown Connection (1.94 mi/25+ min)  |  West Bank/East Bank Dinkytown Connection 1  |  West Bank/East Bank Dinkytown Connection 2  |  West Bank/East Bank University Connection  |  Alternate Path

Nicollet Go Tours

Nicollet is a place with a thousand stories, and we’d like to share them with you. For instance, did you know Nicollet was once the site of the world’s largest tap-dancing parade? Or the architectural designs and styles that impacted the buildings through our city’s core? The Nicollet Go Tours are produced by Mpls DID and are free audio tours that can help you get to know mpls downtown better than ever. Full Nicollet Go Tours


Nicollet Architecture Tour – learn more about Nicollet’s iconic buildings and the people who made them from architectural historian Richard L. Kronick.


Nicollet Design – Get the inside story on Nicollet’s recent redesign from landscape architect Lisa Switkin (James Corner Field Operations)


Nicollet Public Art – experience the city’s largest public art collection outside the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with artist/landscape architect/photographer Regina Flanagan


Weird Nicollet – get the low down on Nicollet’s strange and storied past from urban geographer Bill Lindeke

Walker Art Center walking tours

Learn about Walker Art Center and Mpls Sculpture Garden tour opportunities. Due to COVID-19, programs are not being offered in their typical format. For more information, contact or call 612-375-7609.

Meet Minneapolis City Tours

Take advantage of the local knowledge and enjoy one of these city tours, led by professionals that can show you the very best of Minneapolis.

The Basilica of Saint Mary Tours

Learn about opportunities to see The Basilica of Saint Mary (pending COVID restrictions). You’re sure to find something to inspire during your visit to America’s finest basilica.

Stadium tours

Take a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite mpls downtown sports venues, including Target Field (home of the Twins), Target Center (home of the Timberwolves and Lynx), and U.S. Bank Stadium (home of the Vikings).

Minneapolis Trolley Tours

Learn more about the history, uniqueness, and wonder of downtown Minneapolis in a historic trolley! Minneapolis Trolley Tours offer one-of-a-kind and entertaining tours of the superlatives of Minneapolis.