I am visiting the Linden Hills and Lyn-Lake neighborhoods with my wife and two children. What is there to do around these areas?

by | Apr 7, 2017

If you're looking for museums to wander around, make sure to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This free museum is located in South Minneapolis, close to the Lyn-Lake neighborhood and is world-renowned for its extensive art collection. Also close by is the American Swedish Institute, a museum filled with Swedish history exhibits inside the Twin Cities' only castle. Tickets for the American Swedish Institute can be bought upon arrival and cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids. 

For more family fun, head to Bryant-Lake Bowl and Theater, which combines bowling, live performances and food and drinks. Lyn-Lake and Uptown will be your go-to place for great restaurants and shops. And don't forget to spend a day down by the water at the Chain of Lakes.

There's also plenty to do in Linden Hills. Visit Wild Rumpus to grab a good book and play with live animals at this local bookstore. The Bakken Museum provides exciting interactive exhibits on electricity (tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for teens and $5 for kids), while the Minnesota Streetcar Museum takes you on a trolley ride from Lake Harriet to Lake Calhoun for $2 per person, or a $5 day pass. Great restaurants like Tilia and Upton 43 are located nearby, and Sebastian Joe's dishes up some of the best ice cream around.

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