A great place to see the local landscape / geography. The East Bank (campus - older- is seperated from Th East Bank campus by the Mighty Mississippi. The West Bank is new, modern and contempory. Where the 60's 'Hippies" and anti-war movement planted roots. Neighborhood is still very Boheimian, expcet fo modern university buildings. Home of vast and vaired ethnic restaurants and shops. Home to the Music and Performance Art Schools. *Great perormance opportunities at CHEAP $! Especially during the summer, 10 day Twin Cities Fringe Festival. 100's of venues and performace opportunity for cheap. Avante-gaurd to comody to serious drama... and all sourounded by great pre or post theatre restaurants. Mostlycasual, and very affordible.
Large East Banks is decidedly more traditional architecture...escept for the VERY modern Wiesman Museum. Worth a visit!
The Eat bank is the center for on and off campus housing. The large Asian student population brings with it wonderful, affordable Asian and S.E. Asian restaurants...all on the cheap!
Take a walk accross the inter campus bridge (about 1 mile) high above the Mississippi for spectacular vistas, or walk along West River Drive... on bluffs high above the river.
Spend a few hours, or many.
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