Walking Twin Cities

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Dec 1, 2010 - 416 pages
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Walk the streets of Minneapolis - St. Paul, the economic and cultural center of the Upper Midwest, and discover their distinct identities as the City of Lakes on flat prairies and the Capitol City on rolling hills and high river bluffs. Laugh in a comedy club in Uown or marvel at the works of art in the Minneapolis Sculure Garden; satisfy your inner foodie at one of the 17 blocks' worth of restaurants along Eat Street or browse for the perfect accessory in Dinky town; stroll the climate - controlled skyway system that links 80 Minneapolis city blocks or contemplate beautifully restored Victorian homes on Nicollet Island; and view beautiful Minnehaha Falls or admire a restored wooden carousel in Como Park. Whether you're a visitor to the cities or a local looking to expand your sights, there's a walk in this savvy, entertaining book for you. This highly portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and parking information for every trip. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a Points of Interest'' section summarizes each walk's highlights. The 34 walks include trivia about architecture, famous locals, and the cities' rich history, plus where to dine, get a great, strong cup of coffee, visit world - class museums, and shop. Reading a book in the award - winning Walking series is like having a cool local introduce you to a city's quintessential flavor.
 

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Contents

DINKYTOWN THE LITTLE COLLEGE TOWN THAT
17
MIA AND WASHBURN FAIR OAKS ART AND NATURE
43
TRANSCENDS THE GENERATION GAP
166
NORDEAST MINNEAPOLIS ART CHURCHES
187
MINNEAPOLISS LAKE ST RICH IN CULTURES
204
MINNEHAHA FALLS OF THE LOVELY LAUGHING
226
GRAND AVE EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE
249
COOL PLACE FOR FUN IN THE HOT SUMMER
250
CROCUS HILL A GLIMPSE INTO A DECADENT PAST
267
COMO PARK ST PAULS URBAN RETREAT
287
DOWNTOWN ST PAUL MEARS PARK TO RICE PARK
312
WEST SIDE ETHNIC PAST MEETS ETHNIC
325
INDIAN MOUNDS PARKBRUCE VENTO NATURE
341
POINTS OF INTEREST
355
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
378
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Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer and editor for more than 25 years, with over 7,000 published articles, poems, and short stories and 10 published books, including Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities, Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies (also released in Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Persian, Polish, and Russian-language editions), Music Composition for Dummies (also released in German and Spanish-language editions), and Guitar All-in-One for Dummies Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a 49th Parallel Prize, an Isaac Asimov Award, six Pushcart awards, and three Dzanc Book's Best of the Web awards, and she is the recipient of two Midwest Writer's Grants, a Plainsongs Award, and the 2011 Sam Ragan Prize for Poetry. She teaches writing classes for children and adults at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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