Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

45 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

Welcome to Minneapolis, the home of Nerf Balls, the singer and songwriter Prince, and, yes, Zubaz pants. On this self-guided audio tour, you'll stroll along the Mississippi River and cross it on the Stone Arch Bridge. You'll end the walk on an island overlooking St. Anthony Falls. Along the way, you’ll hear about: • The history of the milling industry in Minneapolis • The massive Washburn A Mill explosion of 1878 • The 35W Bridge collapse of 2007 • The secret history of "Funkytown" • An ugly mansion with 86 TVs • Cougar attacks • The untimely death of Tiny Tim • The hiring of a hitman in St. Paul • ”Untalented but adventurous” German artists, to quote the author Jonathan Raban • How long it takes a single drop of water to travel down the Mississippi – and how long it take a person to make the same journey This walking tour can be enjoyed on location or even virtually at home with VoiceMap's Continuous Play function which disables the GPS playback. PHOTO CREDITS: Meet Minneapolis

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VoiceMap

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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The tour starts outside the Open Book Literary Center. Here you'll learn about how VoiceMap works, be introduced to the city and hear about the Open Book Literary Center, and all before the walk begins.

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You'll pass by the Guthrie Theatre and learn about its history and its role as one of Minnesota’s core cultural institutions.

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The tour takes you past the Mill City Museum. As you walk, you'll learn a bit about the museum.

Pass By: Mill Ruins Park

You'll walk past the Mill Ruins Park and while you walk, you'll hear a little about it.

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You'll walk past the Stone Arch Bridge. While you walk, you'll learn a bit about one of Minneapolis’s best-known landmarks.

Pass By: Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam

You'll walk past St Anthony Lock and Dam and hear a bit about it, how it was used and why it is permanently closed.

Pass By: St. Anthony Falls

While you walk, you can see where St Anthony Falls would have been if the dam wasn't built. You'll also hear a bit about the falls.

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You'll walk past a section of the Mississippi River and learn a bit about it while you do so.

Pass By: Nicollet Island

The tour ends in Nicollet Island at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. While you walk there, you'll learn a bit about Nicollet Island and who it was named after.
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