Enjoy the Minneapolis skyline with these 5 scenic views

Enjoy the Minneapolis skyline with these 5 scenic views

Minneapolis is truly a sight to see from afar, and the skyline it boasts is very impressive from just about any angle. For those that love this wonderful city, there’s a few places that seem to be best for those perfect photos of the skyline that need to be captured. Here’s where I’d recommend setting up your camera:

The Skyline from Target Field

target field skyline
Flickr/Chris Evans

Nothing beats a warm summer night at the ballpark. And nothing beats that view of the Minneapolis skyscrapers in the background when you’re sitting behind home plate, especially at night when the buildings are lit up. That’s a backdrop you need to see if you haven’t already.

The Skyline from 35W

35w minneapolis skyline
Flickr/Chris Evans

This seems to be the go to picture spot you see in retail stores that are selling photos of the Minneapolis skyline. It’s that view driving north on 35W towards the city. You’ll recognize it from the movie Fargo as well.  At sunset, it’s hard to pass this one up. You’ll find the best place to get a photo would be the 24th street bridge through the fence looking north.

The Skyline from Lake Calhoun

lake calhoun skyline

During the summer, Lake Calhoun is packed with sailboats, kayakers, swimmers at the beaches, and people walking around the looping trail. If you’re on the west and south ends of the lake looking north, you’ll get a breathtaking view of all this activity plus the beautiful Minneapolis skyline in the background.

The Skyline from Stone Arch Bridge

stone arch bridge skyline
Flickr/Jeff Kays

A common photo sighting if you’re familiar with the area, the Stone Arch bridge view of the Minneapolis skyline is simply breathtaking. At night, with the bridget lights, the city sparkles and looms in the distance. It doesn’t matter what season it is, this is always a great place to snap a photo to hang on your wall.

The Skyline from the Foshay Tower

view from foshay tower
Flickr/David Rutledge

Although this view will cost you the price of admission, if you’re looking for an aerial view of the Minneapolis skyline, the Foshay Tower’s observation deck on the 31st floor provides sweeping 360 degree views of the city that can’t be ignored.

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