The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are filled to the brim with vibrant culture, iconic landmarks, and historical insight, with so much to see, do and learn all throughout the area.
Luckily there are a grand plethora of city tours available throughout the Twin Cities, with options from segway and bike tours to riverboat and trolley tours.
You can explore the cities any way you'd like to, by land or sea, by sight or taste! Take a look at the 10 Twin City Tours You Need to Take below, then give us a call and set up your group trip to the Twin Cities today!
- Minneapolis Queen Cruise
Climb aboard the Historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat for a fun Twin Cities tour experience. The cruise takes you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the 35W Bridge, past the St. Anthony Falls, and under the historic Stone Bridge, showing off river bluffs and the Minneapolis downtown skyline the entire time. You will learn all about the Mightly Mississippi, the historic riverfront, and the local Milling District during your ride. You may choose to add a sack lunch (hot dog, chips, and drink) to this cruise with field trip groups.View this post on Instagram
- Landmark Bus Tour
This fun open-air bus journey will present to you the sights and sounds of Minneapolis in a 'unique way that only Experience the Twin Cities can'. You will see several iconic landmarks of the cities past, present, and future, including things such as world-famous murals and the largest river in the United States. Here is a list of what you will encounter during your 90-minute tour: Mississippi Riverfront, Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Museum, Stone Arch Bridge, St. Anthony Falls, Basilica of St. Mary, Mary Tyler, Moore Statue, Nicollet Island, Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Prince landmarks, Bob Dylan Mural, Target Field and Target Center.View this post on Instagram
- Segway Magical History Tour
One of the most unique ways to see the Twin Cities is by segway with HumanOnaStick Segway Tours. This fun tour takes place seasonally between March 1st and November 31st. The Minneapolis Magical History Tour is 3 hours long and covers over a century of history in a mere 6 miles! You will cover Mississippi River history and the downtown historic district, with stops at the Stone Arch Bridge, Mill City Museum, and Guthrie Theater.View this post on Instagram
- Magnolia Blossom Cruise
Hop on board an authentic paddleboat river cruiser with Magnolia Blossom Cruises! This tour company provides guests with private charters for groups and events mainly, but also 3 themed tour choices including the St. Paul Skyline, Minneapolis Cruise, and Minnesota River Cruise. The St. Paul Skyline cruise is a variety cruise that takes you past Pike Island through the mouth of the Minnesota River, taking you past Crosby Park, Third World Marina, and more. The Minneapolis Cruise is a lock cruise that explores the Hidden Falls and Minnehaha Park area. Lastly, the Minnesota River Cruise will show you the extensive beauty of Pike Island, as well as Snelling Lake and Fort Snelling State Park.View this post on Instagram
- Taste Twin Cities Food Tour
Get ready to enjoy not only the sights of the Twin Cities, but the smells, sounds, and tastes as well with the Taste Twin Cities Food Tour. With this tour experience, your group will be able to try a wide variety of food, chocolate, and beverage themed tours. Choose from the Minneapolis or Saint Paul Skyline Tour, Heart of Minneapolis or Saint Paul Tour, Riverwalk Tour, Nordeast Tour, and Valentine's Day/Mother's Day Chocolate Tour. Our favorite choice, the Minneapolis Skyline Tour, is great for winter or summer and will give you tastings of local delicacies such as a ham and pear sandwich, cornbread with ghost pepper cheese, and maple glazed wings.View this post on Instagram
- Saint Paul Gangster Tour
The Saint Paul Gangster Tour is the original gangster tour of the Twin Cities. Owned and operated by Down in History Tours, with a base at Wabasha Street Caves, this tour is sure to educate, entertain, and enlighten your group! Follow your guide, a nefarious gangster or his moll, past the sites of nightclubs, kidnappings, and gun battles associated with 1930s gangsters like John Dillinger, Ma Barker, and Baby Face Nelson. You will go past the most infamous gangster hideouts, as well as nightclubs where they socialized! This tour happens each Saturday at noon and lasts about 2 hours.View this post on Instagram
- Twin Cities Trolley
The Twin Cities Trolley is a great tour option for a unique view of the best places to see in the Twin Cities from the comfort of a climate-controlled replica of an old-time streetcar. The tour lasts 3-hours and is fully narrated, introducing you to the culture, history, and art of the area. You will see US Bank Stadium, the State Capitol, Summit Ave, Minnehaha Falls, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and more. This tour starts at the Mall of America or the Minneapolis Visitor Information Center.View this post on Instagram
- Landmark Center Tour
The Landmark Center is Saint Paul's cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and special events, a historic landmark that we suggest all groups visit during their trip! You can explore the various art galleries here on your own or opt-in for a tour. Tours here at Landmark Center can cover a broad presentation of the building's contents and history, or they can be specifically customized to fit your group's needs.View this post on Instagram
- Minnesota State Capitol Tour
Get an up-close and personal look at the inner workings of Minnesota's state government while here, the capitol building holding the state senate, house of representatives, attorney general, and governor's office. The guided tour leaves at the top of the hour every hour and lasts about 45 minutes. One of the biggest things you will learn about during the tour is the architecture of the building, designed by world-renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1905. During the tour, you will see other building highlights such as the chambers of government and he Quadriga golden horses on the roof (weather permitting). Of course, you will also hear stories of the state capitol's history, art, and architecture all along the way.View this post on Instagram
- Paisley Park Tour
Experience first hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce, and perform inside his private sanctuary, Paisley Park. Prince designed Paisley Park with the capabilities to handle music recordings, clothing production, artwork, graphic design, music videos, and full-length films. You will see these facets of production throughout your tour, as well as artifacts from Prince's life and stories about Prince you've never heard before.View this post on Instagram