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Renowned theater, music, and visual arts centers make Minnesota home to one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the country. Notable museums include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Minnesota Science Museum, Minnesota Children's Museum, and the University of Minnesota's Weisman Art Museum.

History buffs will want to visit the Minnesota History Center, Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, Mill City Museum, and the many interpretive sites operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Those who favor opera, ballet, theater, chamber music, orchestra, jazz, or comedy can enjoy performances by both local and visiting companies year round. The Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra have international reputations.

The diverse cultures in the area share their food and traditions through festivals, fairs, performances, and ethnic restaurants.

Visit the Explore Minnesota website for more information on things to do, where to go, places to stay, events, travel ideas, and more.

Visit the Explore Minnesota Arts and Culture page for more information about our arts scene.

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