Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA code: MSP; IICAO KMSP, FAA ID: MSP) is a joint civil/military international airport. It serves the public of Minnesota's Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory. Despite being in an unorganized area, the airport is located centrally within 10 miles (16km). The airport is frequented by United States Air Force, and Minnesota Air National Guard. MSP is the most active airport within the Upper Midwest.
MSP serves as the hub for Delta Air Lines. It is also the hub of Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines. The airport serves approximately 70% of the country's passengers. The Metropolitan Airports Commission manages the airport and six other smaller airports in the region.
St. Paul is more fashionable than Minneapolis, but St. Paul is less trendy. Family favorites include the Minnesota Zoo. For culture-lovers, the Fort Snelling makes a great choice. The city's iconic buildings, such as the Walker Art Center and the Guthrie Theater, will appeal to culture-lovers.
Shopaholics will love browsing the windows of the Mall of America or Nicollet Mall downtown. The Chain of Lakes runs southwest of downtown. It is popular among runners and boaters. It is a great place to get some energy. You can also visit the restaurants along Nicollet Avenue, and later check out the bars and live entertainment scene in Minneapolis (First Avenue nightclub is a must).
1. Stroll through Minnehaha Regional Park
Minnehaha Park runs along the banks of the Mississippi to the southeast. This treasure is home to the 53-foot tall Minnehaha Falls. There are also statues of Hiawatha and Minnehaha, who were the main characters of Longfellow's Songs of Hiawatha.
This park is the oldest and most popular in the city, with more than 800,000.00 people visiting each year. Enjoy strolling through the Pergola Gardens, stopping by the Sea Salt Eatery, and listening to live music at the Minnehaha Bandstand.
Address: 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2. Shop at the Mall of America
If you prefer shopping to museums and parks, the Mall of America is your best choice. There are over 520 shops in the mall, all of which will gladly assist you with your hard-earned cash.
There are many shops and entertainment options at the mall. The XD rollercoaster is a combination video game and rollercoaster. Moose Mountain Mini Golf is home to full-size horses, moose, and other forest animals. It also features a logging vehicle and a biplane. The SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium allows you to go underwater. Make sure to walk through the shark lagoon tunnel.
3. Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has a large collection of artworks in many different styles from various countries. There are also pictures of European masters such as Rembrandt or Rubens. This collection contains pieces from many cultures, some of which date back to 5,000 year old.
There are photographs and sculptures as well as paintings and drawings. Public tours are always free of charge and admission is free. A Family Center is available for families with young children.
Address: 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
4. The Guthrie Theater offers a variety of shows.
On May 7, 1963, the Guthrie Theater opened with a production Hamlet performed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, who was also the theater's founder. It still shows Shakespeare's plays on three different stages and continues to present contemporary and classic productions.
It was constructed in 1972, which is more than 40 years ago. In 2006, a new building was constructed along the Mississippi River. The exterior features large photos of performances from the past. Guided backstage tours are available Friday and Saturday mornings. The building is well worth the visit.
Address: 818 South Second Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
5. Weisman Art Museum
The landmark of the University of Minnesota campus is the Weisman Art Museum. The four-story structure, made of stainless steel and with a unique design by Frank Gehry, is four stories high.
The museum's collection focuses mainly on American Modernism, traditional Korean furniture, and the ancient Mimbres pottery from the American Southwest. The museum's Public Art on Campus program allows for a wide range of art to be displayed on campus. All exhibitions are free and all general admission is.
Address: 333 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The flight takes approximately 4h 53m and has at least one stop.
KAYAK discovered that American Airlines was the cheapest one-way flight from Wilmington, Minnesota to Minneapolis in the past 72 hours. It cost $197. American Airlines offered round-trip connections starting at $295; United Airlines began at $350.
You don't need to have a passport to fly from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Minneapolis.
Flexible dates? You might consider flying to Minneapolis on a Saturday. On Saturdays, we generally offer the best rates on this route. The most expensive day to fly between Wilmington and Minneapolis is Wednesday. For the best return tickets, we recommend flying on Tuesday. Avoid Fridays.
ILM will be used for flights departing from Wilmington. Minneapolis MSP will serve as your landing point.
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