Basilica of St. Mary
Designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray (who also designed the
architecturally stunning Cathedral of Saint Paul), the Basilica of St. Mary
is recognized as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in
the country. A vision of Archbishop John Ireland, this was the nation’s first
basilica and is now home to some 12,000 parishioners.
Stone Arch Bridge
The only bridge of its kind across the
Mississippi River, this pedestrian-only
path was built by railroad icon James J.
Hill in 1883. Made of native granite and
limestone, the bridge and its 23 arches
spans 2,100-feet across the river. It’s the
oldest mainline railroad bridge in the
Northwest and is now a prime place for
walkers and bikers to cross and stop to
gaze at St. Anthony Falls.
The Tony Award-winning
Guthrie Theater has
been a mainstay in the
Twin Cities since 1963.
However, not until the
blue building opened
on the banks of the
Mississippi in downtown
Minneapolis did it
become a landmark.
Here not only can you
see world-class theater
across three stages, but
also dine in a full service
restaurant, sip on drinks
at numerous bars and
enjoy one of the best
has to offer from its