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Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours

Minneapolis, MN, USA
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About Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours
Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours offers guided tours of the sights, sounds, culture and history of the Twin Cities area. Private and custom tour experiences available for any size group upon request.
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On your 2-hour fully narrated experience you’ll stroll along, and across, the Mississippi River in the footsteps of people like railroad tycoon James J Hill, once the richest man in Minnesota. He made his fortune as the river rushed through the heartland, tumbled down a magnificent waterfall, and powered dozens of mills as a rapidly thriving community grew up around it. Your tour guide will delight you with stories of epic rivalries, world domination, quiet hidden corners, boom town brothels, and European explorers as you traverse 350 years of recorded history. Once the flour-milling capital of the world, modern-day Minneapolis thrives on its founding principles of hard work, innovation, and ingenuity. See how historic structures are repurposed for modern use, while retaining the charm and flair of past golden ages. This is the Minneapolis we bring you back to: the Minneapolis of sawdust, extreme wealth, immigrants, brewers, and nature. This is the best sightseeing experience in town!
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Patrick Duffy wrote a review Jul 2021
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Brian led us on a memorable 90-minute walking tour along both banks of the Mississippi River. We learned the history of the grain industry. We heard about Nicollet, Hennepin and Steele, some of the early pioneers of the area. We ended up at the magnificent Guthrie Theater. Brian was informative, humorous and personable. Don’t miss this adventure, and bring your walking shoes? Patrick Sumner WA.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Patrick, what a wonderful review. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your tour with Brian. We think he's pretty great, too! How fortunate that the Guthrie opened yesterday just in time for your visit! Thanks again for choosing us for the Best of Minneapolis River District tour. We hope to see you again!
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2019martinm2019 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Did a Christmas light tour. The driver participated a d handled the icey roads like a pro. The guide was very personable and kept the entertainment up with bingo and jokes and trivia.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted you enjoyed your Festive Holiday Lights Tour with Doug and Lindsay! We'll be sure to pass this along to them. Wishing you a very happy 2020!
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Patnron952 wrote a review Dec 2019
Eden Prairie, Minnesota1 contribution
Lindsey was a super fun tour guide. She kept everyone engaged especially the kids! Thanks for a great holiday experience for our family.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Hello! Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your Festive Holiday Lights Tour with Doug and Lindsay! We'll be sure to pass this along to them. We wish you a very happy 2020!
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annie20142019 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Guide & Driver did a great job. Liked the planned activities. Was difficult to see all lights since bus seats were facing towards the center of the bus. MOA was too far from neighborhoods with lights-Could have boarded bus in the AMC theatre parking lot in IGH,would have had time to see more Xmas lights.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours
Responded Dec 17, 2019
Thank you for your review, Annie. We're glad you enjoyed the tour! Happy Holidays!
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ohnbrown11 wrote a review Nov 2019
Winnipeg, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
Too little substance in the tour. Iconic buildings not identified. Too much talk about bridges. Not much enthusiasm.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Rebecca P, Owner at Twin Cities Sightseeing Tours
Responded Nov 18, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear you didn't appreciate the boat portion of the tour. We'll look into this and our partnership with the cruise line as we finalize our 2020 tours.
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