Things To Do
From the West Bank to Lowertown, there are plenty of places to shop, eat, and play on the Green Line. Each district has a story and personality as diverse as its people.
Green Line Short Trips
West Bank Night Out
The West Bank features a flourishing art community, live music venues and popular restaurants and bars. Here are a few ideas to get you started as you explore the West Bank.
DINNER AT REPUBLIC
Enjoy dinner at Republic at Seven Corners. Ranked by Draft Magazine in 2013 as "one of America's 100 best beer bars," you can experience a farm-fresh unique spin on traditional pub fare, paired with a delicious local craft beer.
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SHOW AT THEATRE IN THE ROUND
One of the oldest theaters in the state, Theatre in the Round has established a national reputation and has received numerous awards for artistic and managerial excellence. Its unique arena was described in the Los Angeles Times as a model which "should be studied by everyone considering doing the same."
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AFTER-SHOW DRINKS AT ACADIA CAFE
Whether you want a beer, glass of wine, or a hot mug of coffee, stop by Acadia Café after your show. Featuring an extensive beer list, great late-night fare and unique local musicians playing original tunes, Acadia has a unique vibe that makes for a perfect nightcap.
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ABOUT THE WEST BANK
The West Bank features a flourishing arts community (including the University of Minnesota West Bank Arts Quarter), live music venues and popular restaurants.
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Stadium Village Game
Stadium Village is home to the University of Minnesota's major sporting events: TCF Bank Stadium (football), Williams Arena (basketball) and Mariucci Arena (hockey). A bustling, robust community year-round, it's home to a vibrant array of restaurants, bars and shops. Here are a few ideas to get you started as you explore Stadium Village.
PREGAME AT BIG 10 RESTAURANT
Get together with friends before the game with legendary subs and award-winning wings at Big 10 Restaurant. Can't score tickets? You can watch the game on one of the screens.
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CATCH A GAME IN STADIUM VILLAGE
The Minnesota Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. See a basketball game at Williams Arena, hockey at Mariucci Arena and Gopher football at TCF Bank Stadium. In 2007 the Gophers wrestling team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title. The Gophers also won conference championships in men's hockey, men's golf, women's rowing, men's swimming and diving, and women's indoor track and field.
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Even when school isn't in session, there is plenty to do in Stadium Village. Plan your own activity with an affordable, fun, quality, safe paintball experience at Splatball. Splatball is one of the oldest paintball companies in the world, featuring a climate-controlled, 10,000 square foot urban combat arena as well as the largest retail store/tech center in Minnesota.
Make reservations for your group of 8 or more
NOT A SPORTS FAN?
Even if you're not into sports, Stadium Village has what you're looking for!
Stop for lunch at Stub and Herbs, pick up a good read at Stadium Village Books and nestle in at Espresso Expose for a cozy afternoon read.
ABOUT STADIUM VILLAGE
Stadium Village has much to offer to fans of all kinds, sports and otherwise.
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Prospect Park Antiquing
To visitors from the east, Prospect Park is the gateway to Minneapolis, home to hundreds of University of Minnesota students, and the locale for several notable shops and restaurants.
COFFEE AT OVERFLOW CAFE
Wake up with a hot cup of coffee at Overflow Espresso Café. Enjoy the highest quality coffee, amazing food and baked goods in a comfortable and invigorating atmosphere. Overflow's mission is to surpass expectations, so their customers will leave overwhelmed, and that from this abundance others who cross their path will be blessed by the Overflow.
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ANTIQUING AT ART & ARCHITECTURE
Whether you're looking for a hard-to-find piece or something to capture your imagination, chances are, you'll find it at Art & Architecture. Whether you're renovating an historic property, remodeling a home, or looking for inspiration for your next crafting project, Art & Architecture can help you find exactly what you're looking for.
CRAFTS OR FIBER ARTS CLASS AT TEXTILE CENTER
Textile Center is a national center for fiber art whose mission is to honor textile traditions and promote excellence and innovation in fiber art. Textile Center represents and supports fiber artists working in all forms of textile media including weaving, quilting, knitting, sewing, needlework, lace making, basketry and beading.
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ABOUT PROSPECT PARK
This short trip only scratches the surface of all Prospect Park has to offer.
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Raymond Vintage Shops
The Raymond Creative Enterprise Zone is enjoying a renaissance, transforming its industrial heritage into a new era of livable, mixed-use neighborhoods. Already, many historic buildings have been converted to condominiums, apartments and live-work art spaces. Sidewalk cafes and coffee shops in the Raymond Creative Enterprise Zone serve residents, local workers and visitors.
LUNCH AT FOXY FALAFEL
Named best falafel in the Twin Cities by City Pages (Best Of 2012), Foxy Falafel is a labor of love by chef Erica Strait, who apprenticed under a critically acclaimed New York Israeli chef. Each crispy falafel features local garden-fresh vegetables and unique sauces: spicy garlic harissa, cool cucumber-mint tahini and herb-fresh green tahini.
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VINTAGE SHOPPING DAY
What would be a better afternoon than going vintage shopping in the Twin Cities go-to destination for mid-century and retro style? Check out each of these unique vintage shops all within a few blocks of each other.
For 18 years, Succotash has been delivering groovy furnishings, art, clothing, LP’s, pottery and accessories from the 1950′s to the 1970′s. Take a walk back to a time where clean lines and fresh colors revolutionized the design scene.
Find Succotash's hours and latest finds on their Facebook page
MidModMen+friends is a recently launched retail store featuring vintage furniture and home décor with a decidedly modern vibe. The store caters to the surge of interest in mid-century design while staying flexible enough to serve customers with eclectic and modern tastes.
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CLASSIC RETRO AT PETE'S
Pete Vento is an expert in finding the best hard-to-find pieces and collection; each time you visit Classic Retro at Pete's you'll fall in love with new retro treasures. Pete's clean and consistent design sensibility and helpfulness will bring you back again and again.
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SHAG STUDIO | VINTAGE SALON + BOUTIQUE
Shag Studio is a boutique where you will find hand–selected vintage and designer clothing at surprisingly affordable prices! Next to the boutique, visit Shag Salon, where Chelsea and her stylists work their magic. Be sure to schedule your next cut in advance!
Learn more about Shag Studio here!
ABOUT RAYMOND CREATIVE ENTERPRISE ZONE
Raymond Creative Enterprise Zone hosts many other creative ventures and shops.
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