the Diversions of a Great Metropolis at Your Doorstep
Around the undisturbed peace of your apartment home, and just outside the spacious tranquility of One Ten Grant’s marble lobby, beckons the vibrant energy of downtown Minneapolis, and all the excitement the city has to offer.
Orchestra Hall—home to the internationally renowned Minnesota Orchestra—is just a few blocks away. Its Sommerfest of daily musical events takes place each year both indoors and outdoors at Peavey Plaza, in front of Orchestra Hall. A short stroll along the Loring Greenway takes you to Nicollet Mall and its cluster of gourmet restaurants, cheery pubs, glittering nightspots, performing arts, and more—the “spine” of Downtown Minneapolis. During the warmer months, the Mall bustles with energy from the thousands of people enjoying its many outdoor and rooftop dining venues.
Just across the street from One Ten Grant is the entrance to Minneapolis’ famous skyway system. This is a network of over eight miles of indoor heated walkways, with cafes, shops and restaurants: the skyways connect every part of the downtown business district, and its entertainment, dining and shopping venues. During the cold months, you can reach your business or entertainment destination within the entire downtown area through this convenient indoor pedestrian network.
Minneapolis has nearly as many live theaters per person as New York City. They include the renowned Guthrie Theater, in a Jean Nouvel building on the Mississippi River, a short ride from One Ten Grant, and the clusters of theaters forming the Hennepin Avenue Theater District, at walking distance from One Ten Grant. The District includes historic and architecturally significant theaters, the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, and the First Avenue music club, which has fostered musical acts from avant-garde to mainstream for many years, and has been a stepping stone for many prominent artists.
The main art museums in Minneapolis are all close to One Ten Grant. A short walk along the Loring Greenway and Loring Park Leads to the Walker Art Center, one of the nation's best modern art museums, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a crown jewel of the Minneapolis park system: the Sculpture Garden includes the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture and the Cowles Conservatory, which provides year-round displays of seasonal and tropical gardens. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, with wings designed by Kenzo Tange and Michael Graves, has rich collections of Asian art in the country. The Weisman Art Museum, in an iconic Frank Gehry building overlooking the Mississippi River, is dedicated to modern art, but it also has a distinguished collection of Native American pottery.