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Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater is operated by the Hennepin Theater Trust, along with three other local theaters. The theater has been open since 1921, and was formerly called simply The Hennepin. The Orpheum Theater holds more than 2,500 people in total, in seating on both a main floor and balcony level. Shows held at the venue include major musical performances and ballets.

Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie theater sits just steps from the west shore of the Mississippi River. Constructed in the early 1960s, the theater has three separate stages and a full service restaurant. The venue hosts musical concerts, plays, and ballroom dance events. In an effort to foster performing arts in the Twin Cities community, the Guthrie Theater also offers camps for children in the summer months, and classes for adults of all ages.

Target Field

Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins MLB baseball team, opened in downtown Minneapolis in the spring of 2010. The advent of the field moves the team from the nearby Metrodome. The venue has an open roof setup, and is more than 39,000 square feet in size. Target Field is home to the only bonfire at a major league venue; the fire is located in the Budweiser roof deck, which has standing only views of the game. Target Field also has three major restaurants on site.

Walker Art Center

This art center hosts a wide variety of artistic exhibitions, from modern performance art to music concerts and lectures. The venue offers free tours of the gallery space, as well as guided tours of the building's architecture. Walker Art Center's restaurant has a casual lunch and evening bar experience on certain days.

Weisman Art Museum

The Wiesman Art Museum is on the University of Minnesota campus. Some of the museum's exhibits are on display for a limited amount of time, and others are considered permanent collections. The art at the Weisman Art Museum ranges in theme from photography to ceramics and furniture. Public tours of the venue are free and guided, and groups can schedule private tours in advance of their visit.

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