Marvel at an amazing array of dramatic building designs - old and new - in the Twin Cities of Minnesota
During this private, 3-hour discovery, you'll see noted buildings designed by some of the world's past famous architects as well as those created by today's newest designers. Minneapolis & St. Paul, the "Twin Cities, " together share a broad, diverse collection of building designs including the Art Deco, Moderne, Beaux-Arts, Neoclassical, Postmodern, International, Deconstructed and Brutalist styles. In addition to the design of these public, cultural and commercial buildings, background and history will be provided to explain the structures' context for today.
Though this tour focuses on architecture and design, it also includes an overview of some of the metropolitan area's other attractions that are natural, historical and cultural. Upon request, the tour can also include views of residential homes designed by noted architects.
Not your first trip to Twin Cities? Ready to see inside some of those buildings you've admired from afar? Want to see the design-side of the Twin Cities? This tour is for you.
Starting from your desired pickup point, the tour will include views of noted buildings in and near the two downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as views of key buildings around and between the downtown areas. Included are IDS Center (Philip Johnson), Rand Tower (Holabird & Root), Farmers & Mechanics Savings Bank (Warren Mosman), Minneapolis City Hall (Long & Kees), Weisman Museum (Frank Gehry), Riverside Plaza (Ralph Rapson), Minnesota State Capitol (Cass Gilbert), Cathedral of St. Paul (Masqueray) and more.
On most weekdays, tour stops include Saint Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse (Thomas Ellerbe), the Guthrie Theater (Jean Nouvel) plus additional requested locations as time permits.
Operates rain or shine. Itinerary can be adjusted to your interests.
Transportation provided in a chauffeured Mercedes E-Class or Lincoln Continental sedan that comfortably seats 2 people, and includes a professional, uniformed driver. For groups of 3 or 4 people, a chauffeured SUV vehicle is available.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Another popular meeting point option is at the Mall of America charter pickup area near the mall's Level 1 North Entry.
Duration: 3 hours
Transportation for this tour is provided in a chauffeured "black car" Mercedes E-Class or Lincoln Continental sedan that comfortably seats 2 people. The sedan includes a professional, commercially licensed and uniformed driver. Transportation, driver fees and bottled water are included in the tour price. For groups of 3 or 4 people, a chauffeured luxury SUV vehicle is available. Please inquire.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour