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Minneapolis Skyway System

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great as long as it is open

The sky way lets you get all over downtown Minneapolis. It has good coffee shops and stores so you can shop, drink coffee, and get your nails done of the way to work. Just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Kellie T
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The sky way lets you get all over downtown Minneapolis. It has good coffee shops and stores so you can shop, drink coffee, and get your nails done of the way to work. Just remember some of the bridges close as early a 7pm so bring your coat if you are going out to dinner!

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Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed getting from the Hyatt Regency to the Convention Center without our coats on. Only one problem, they had promised to leave the skywalks open late on Sat so we could get back after the dance awards ended after midnight. We managed to get almost to our hotel and could not get in. Fortunately it was only across the... More 

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Ham Lake, MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wherever you go downtown Mpls in late Fall or Winter you will appreciate the Skyway System. You can get so many places and the shops and food choices within are great. Very safe and well guided. A must see if in Mpls.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our grandkids love to walk around this skyway system and just watch people. Having said that, it is nice that you don't have to go outside to walk from building to building in that area of downtown. The skyway is safe and we have always found it to be clean.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want to shop on Nicolette St in the winter, the Skyway System is a relief from the cold. Remember to layer your clothes as it is room temp. through out that area. In the heat of the summer is cooled.

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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

easiest way to get around to all the stores, etc... without being out in the cold. You'll have to go outside here and there to get to specific places, but you'll be able to use the Skywalk 90% and outside about 10%

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Sioux City, Iowa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is the way to do a skyway system with one exception. My little city Sioux City) at least keeps our skyways open on Sundays. I couldn't get to my parking ramp from my hotel as the skyway was locked. Other than Sundays the skyway is a wondrous place with a varied and seemingly unlimited array of eateries. There are... More 

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Naples, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Skyway system has been around now for almost 40 years in Minneapolis. You can walk pretty anywhere within a 10 block radius of 8th and Nicollet Ave. When the temps are 25F or lower, especially the windchills, they are of great comfort. They also add another layer of economic activity on one level above the streets. If you live... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Yes, it was warmer than being outside. However, we saw to fights, one argument and heard some extremely vulgar language. It seems as though so of the less fortunate come in to the skyway out of the elements.

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Manila
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The skyway system efficiently gets a walking traveler from one end of downtown to the other, and the many buildings and establishments along the way would keep anybody entertained and their minds off the long walk to anywhere. Safe and secure, even at night.

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