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“Skyway mapless but warm & full of treasures if your time is unlimited”

Ranked #13 of 227 things to do in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Astonished a massive Skyway system of this nature has no app or current map for tourists. While people who work downtown are knowledgeable of the vast array of restaurants, stores & small stores must be walked to be discovered. Although the hotel shuttle dropped me with a color-coded tiny map, it was discovered upon investigation some major department stores had been gone since 2006 and the map was created in 2006. Buildings & complexes have no consistent directory or schedule to guide you and nothing to carry with you. By accident, I found an awesome store called, "Pacifer" with friendly staff & outstanding variety of awesome toys, books & seasonal deals on darling, coordinating clothing for kids up size 12. Found awesome deals at Marshall's & was delighted the next morning to learn they found some new leggings (with Macy's tags) we had dropped trying to match to a top. People everywhere were friendly & kind, but even Barnes & Noble staff had no knowledge how to take their skyway without going through an outdoor parking garage. If you have no schedule, enjoy the walk, but be sure you have your GPS to return back to where you started.

4  Thank LAHBMom
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

In case you didn't know Minneapolis can be very cold in the winter. Having the skyway system is an absolute life saver. I just wish it was more easy to navigate in the late hours of the night and weekends, because when using the skyway you often have to pass through private owned buildings and stores, if said store is closed then you must find an alternative route.

1  Thank JayMez43
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

It's like a city you never see from the street. If you're not from Minnesota or Minneapolis, it can be a little confusing as it's not the a strict grid system. There are so many restaurants it's sometimes hard to pick where to eat. If you're driving on the streets of Minneapolis during the day and it looks dead, that's because everyone is on the second floor.

3  Thank sirc808
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Recently spent a long weekend in Minneapolis to enjoy a new city and some Christmas atmosphere. The skyway was definitely a nice bonus because it was -2 degrees outside! It goes on for miles and miles connecting the buildings full of hotels, shops, and restaurants. It is a bit of a maze and even the maps didn't help us much, but it was an adventure! Very nice to be able to see the various decorations throughout the city in the different buildings without freezing! Nice touch to a quaint city.

4  Thank travels4jen
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Minneapolis likes to brag about its skyway system. Frankly, given how crappy the winters are in Minnesota, this is the least the downtown could do for people who work there. It's actually nothing special. Skyway system is designed to run through shops so it is not necessarily the shortest way of getting from one point to the next. It is a nice feature in winter (since it's dead cold outside) and in summer as well (it's air-conditioned).

2  Thank stric75
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