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Minneapolis Skyway System

Minneapolis, MN (Downtown)
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Ranked #26 of 115 Attractions in Minneapolis
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love Mnneapolis skywalk, it is long and across many building in the city center, brilliant idea to encourage people to go out during long winter time. Many countries should study this initiatives. Great idea to see city and private sector work together.

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Minneapolis, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I know there are some people who like to knock the skyway system because it saps pedestrians from the street, which is true, but if skyways didn't exist the circulation downtown would be significantly reduced in bad weather. As a downtown worker, I appreciate being able to travel to restaurants, shopping, government services (even my dentist!) when its pouring rain... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm so happy that the city decided to implement such a great idea for the commuters, travelers and visitors to the city. The winters can be quite cold and walking in a tunnel above traffic and the snow piles is a great respite. Every cold weather city should have something like this. The signage and directions are easy to follow... More

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sidney, ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My young children enjoyed the view and power they felt towering over cars on the streets below. Probably a God-send in the winter but fun to try in the summer, as well.

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Minneapolis
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Minneapolis skyway system networks the second (and in one case, third) floor of skyscrapers dotted throughout the downtown. This is great when you are staying in an area hotel and is extremely useful to the thousands of corporate employees that work downtown, as they can leave their coats in the highway while seeking lunch in one of the many... More

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Cricklade, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Though our visit to Minneapolis was in June, and the weather was for the most part great - this 7 mile tunnel in the sky was very impressive - particularly as the winters here are, apparently, very severe. On our last afternoon, we were on Nicolette Mall and it started to rain - no drama - simply found the nearest... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The importance of skyway system is felt intensely during winter. To date, there could be no better alternative to the skyway system to travel around downtown Minneapolis without freezing in winter.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Crikey................we thought living inside was a futuristic thing but Minneapolis Skyway System caught us by surprise....it is fabtastic to walk around the City inside. Apparently Winter is soooo cold that going out is a no no.! One can walk thru office blocks banks and shopping Malls all around this lovely City. It was roasting when we were there and there... More

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The skyway system in Minneapolis is second to none. There is no better way to get around, during the winter months! Plenty of places to eat and get a coffee (or even shop) along the way! Highly recommended.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Just kidding. You can't go everywhere through the skyway, but you can get around pretty well. It's a life-saver on those bitterly cold days when the thought of going outside makes you want to die. Tons of cafes and coffee places, some retail, even a weird museum. The downside is that has limited hours during the weekend, and once you... More

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