Minneapolis is a city that welcomes visitors of all stripes. From stunning skyscrapers to an abundance of natural settings, art and history buffs, outdoors enthusiasts, young families and everyone in between will find a little something here to suit their tastes.
Orient yourself to the city with a walk across the Mississippi River on the limestone and granite Stone Arch Bridge, the only known bridge of its kind. From here, you won’t be far from Nicollet Island, a great place for a picnic.
If it’s history you crave, get a sense of the city’s proud past at the Mill City Museum -- housed in the ruins of the old Washburn Mill -- where you can scale to great heights on the elevator tour and discover the storied history of old industrial Minneapolis. Or, venture even further into the past at the Bell Museum of Natural History.
Seize the opportunity to see Rembrandt and Picasso at the world-class Minnesota Institute of the Arts where you’ll also find a stunning collection of menacing Terracotta Warriors. Explore the multiculturalism of the city at the Museum of Russian Art and the American Swedish Institute, both filled with cultural exhibits and artifacts that will fascinate. Walk through the enchanting Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or admire the contemporary artwork on display at the Walker Art Center.
Minneapolis’ hungry guests will want to head to Uptown for the best dining in the city. The aptly named “Eat Street” is sure to put any rumbling stomachs to rest. While you’re there, take advantage of the great deals and fashion finds to be had in the area’s shops. The nearby Mall of America is also a much-loved shopping destination, catering to a wide range of tastes and styles.
What Minneapolis is perhaps greatest known for is its beautiful surrounding setting. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and part of the Chain of Lakes, you’ll find seemingly endless opportunities to canoe, kayak, hike, bike or go for a swim.
While the many entertainment options might be difficult to choose from, one decision that should be easy to make is booking your stay with an IHG hotel, where you’ll be treated to the best in service and comfort, all at a price you can afford.
Our hotel is just minutes from the Mall of America as well as the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport and St. Paul Flight Center with complimentary shuttle service provided to each of these areas.
Our hotel features a 6500 square foot atrium pool area with a large pool, spa, and game rooms available until 11:00pm. We also feature a 24-hour fitness center, with treadmills, elliptical machine, and stationary bike. We also offer free weights.
We are located directly across from the Lifetime Fitness Headquarters; an added bonus for our guests is that the facilities can be enjoyed at no charge. Our pool showcases a 90 foot waterslide that is fun for all ages to enjoy.
This stunning new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Shakopee is located within a couple of miles of Valleyfair Amusement Park, Canterbury Park, and Mystic Lake Casino. The Minnesota Zoo and Mall of America are only a quick 20 minute drive from this hotel, proving you can see it all! Before you head out be sure to visit the free Express Start Breakfast Bar to enjoy the buffet-style hot breakfast.
Among the best hotels with water parks in Minnesota, the Holiday Inn® Minneapolis NW Elk River hotel's four-story slides, water basketball and hot tub make Wild Woods Water Park legendary. Please contact hotel directly to get waterpark hours and calendar as we are not open every day year round.