Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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clock60 to 90 minutes


    Welcome to Minneapolis, the home of Nerf Balls, the singer and songwriter Prince, and, yes, Zubaz pants. On this self-guided audio tour, you'll stroll along the Mississippi River and cross it on the Stone Arch Bridge. You'll end the walk on an island overlooking St. Anthony Falls.

    Along the way, you’ll hear about:

    • The history of the milling industry in Minneapolis
    • The massive Washburn A Mill explosion of 1878
    • The 35W Bridge collapse of 2007
    • The secret history of "Funkytown"
    • An ugly mansion with 86 TVs
    • Cougar attacks
    • The untimely death of Tiny Tim
    • The hiring of a hitman in St. Paul
    • ”Untalented but adventurous” German artists, to quote the author Jonathan Raban
    • How long it takes a single drop of water to travel down the Mississippi – and how long it take a person to make the same journey

    This walking tour can be enjoyed on location or even virtually at home with VoiceMap's Continuous Play function which disables the GPS playback.

    PHOTO CREDITS: Meet Minneapolis

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