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Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Riverfront

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Attending the University of Minnesota, the only Big Ten university in a major city, offers an assortment of areas to visit. One of my favorite areas is St. Anthony Main. Fortunately, my internship at Cuningham Group is located there so I have an excuse to visit often. Once referred to as the "flour milling capital of the world," St. Anthony Main offers an assortment of shops, businesses, restaurants, and my favorite part, a movie theatre! The movie theatre, St. Anthony Main Theatre, has discounted tickets for students and validated parking. The perfect date night might include dinner at Minneapolis's oldest restaurant, Pracna, a film, and a stroll across the magnificent Stone Arch Bridge. Venture across the river to tour a great architecture masterpiece - the Guthrie theatre, and downtown Minneapolis.

stone_arch_bridgesm.jpgIf you're looking for some time away from the "big city," hiking through the Father Hennepin Bluffs Park alongside the river can be relaxing and adventurous. This area also contains the new Water Power Park where visitors can experience and learn more about the falls. On a great day like today, many people are enjoying running, biking, and socializing by the river. Remember it is important to broaden your horizons and explore the city outside of the University of Minnesota. You will learn so much about yourself (maybe a hidden interest in historic preservation) and the area!

Have a great week!

Holly
Bachelor of Science - Architecture