About Minneapolis | SCAI

About Minneapolis


Minneapolis is well known for its art, live music, and eclectic food scene. It is a city that is an exciting mix of both nature and city. 

If you love live music, head to First Avenue & Seventh Street Entry, the focal point of the Twin Cities’ music scene. Prince, who is from Minneapolis, featured the venue in his movie Purple Rain.  

Art enthusiasts will want to explore the Walker Art Center, which houses a notable collection of contemporary art, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden. The Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture has become an unofficial icon of the city. 

Head down to the Midtown Global Market for world-class international eats. The market is home to Somali, Mexican, Indian, Palestinian, and Vietnamese food stalls primarily run by immigrant business owners.  

Minneapolis is home to 197 green parks. For the best views of the Mississippi River, walk or take a public NiceRide bike down the river’s bike and pedestrian-only Stone Arch Bridge, which stretches 700 yards to the Mill District. 

Discover Minneapolis!  


Email: meetings@scai.org

Phone: 800-992-7224