Complete Minneapolis Walking Tour

Discover the Midwest's "first great city west of the Mississippi"

Tour Summary

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Dan Says:

“Minneapolis is a city that needs to be seen by walking it, but brutally cold winters make that a challenge. I love being able to use our skyway system to give walking tours throughout the year.”


Minneapolis is a city that needs to be seen by walking it, but brutally cold winters make that a challenge. I love being able to use our skyway system to give walking tours throughout the year

Minneapolis has often been called the first great American city West of the Mississippi. On this tour, you’ll follow the path of our famed river which first led the Dakota, and then Father Hennepin to this region.


A dual-language portmanteau, Minneapolis comes from the Dakota word “Mni,” for water and the Greek “polis” for city. Appropriately, you’ll meet just near the water at the famed Guthrie Theatre before you begin your walk alongside the Mill City Ruins. 

You’ll meet your tour guide who will introduce the city’s history, then you’ll make your way through the urban jungle, finding unexpected walking routes and hidden secrets about our metropolis.


Crucial to any Complete Walking Tour experience is a coffee – you’ll sit down with your tour guide and have a casual chat. This interaction will offer an opportunity to share what brought you on the tour. For out-of-towners, our tour guides can give advice about visiting the Mall of America, seeing our capital city of St. Paul, or heading into the Minnesota northwoods. For locals, our tour guides can give off-the-beaten-track recommendations for hidden bars, secret cafes, and fantastic bike paths.


At the conclusion of your coffee you’ll continue on exploring the city’s famed Skyways. Minneapolis is home to 9.5 miles of twisting skyways that are as labyrinthine as they are long. Our knowledge of which skyways are open on which days will help you avoid the bitterly cold Minnesota winters, should you be taking this tour in our colder months.


After you weave your way through the Skyways, you’ll end up in the Warehouse District, since rebranded as Minneapolis’ North Loop. This newly-gentrified neighborhood is one of the city’s most attractive, a place where million-dollar condos sit next to hipster haven breweries, world-famous restaurants and lots of dog-walkers. 


The concept of the Complete Minneapolis Walking Tour is if you’re booking just one tour of Minneapolis, this is the one you need to do. After learning the full story of the city in this three hour tour, your tour guide will say “cheers” as they buy you a beer and answer any lingering questions, and you’ll leave with a newfound appreciation for all that makes this city great. 

806 S 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55415

Meet outside the Guthrie Theater

  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing
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  • A Filled Tummy
  • Money
  • Comfortable Shoes

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"Just finished Bar tour with Hayden.. great guide, great knowledge and great bloke.... was a delightful experience in Melbourne and would have no issues recommending this tour for locals and tourists..."
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"Was a great way to get out and walk around our great city and discover bars that you never knew where there. Hayden was terrific and really informative and had lots of fun. Would highly recommend taking a walk.'
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Plan for three hours. We finish the walking part of the tour around 2.5 hours in, then settle in for a drink (included) at a local pub.

We finish this tour near the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis. 

Yes — Minneapolis is endearingly flat, making it an easy jaunt. 

Dress like you’re going to be outside for 3 hours. Good walking shoes are going to make this a much better experience for you.

We cap our group size at 12 people to ensure each person has the chance to have a personal experience with the tour guide and one another.

Expect to walk about 2 miles during the tour.

Of course! Feel free to book on a public tour, or if you want your very own chartered tour email us via the contact page!


Tour Start Point:

806 S 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55415 – Meet outside the Guthrie Theatre, your guide will be holding a blue umbrella.

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