Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Orientation and Maps
(Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN), USA)
The city of Minneapolis is twinned with nearby St. Paul, although both have their own individual personalities and charm. Minneapolis is often nicknamed 'Minny' and tends to be a much more imposing city, with the downtown district being full of high-rise skyscrapers and eye-catching architecture. Nearby St. Paul is much more unassuming and best known for its enormous cathedral.
Located between the two cities, Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is connected to both by the reliable and inexpensive SuperShuttle bus system, together with plenty of local city buses. A light-rail network also runs between the airport and downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Maps: Important City Districts
Greyhound buses have stations in both Minneapolis (along Hawthorne Avenue) and also St. Paul (West University Avenue). Long-distance buses regularly connect Chicago and Milwaukee. The city's Amtrak train station can be found along Transfer Road, close to the University Avenue.
Downtown Minneapolis has become the heart of the twin cities and features many high-rise buildings, connected by an impressive series of aerial walkways, better known as 'Skyways'. St. Paul's downtown district is just 10 miles / 16 km to the east and can be easily reached by traveling along the I-94 interstate.
A visit to Minneapolis would simply not be complete without a trip to the enormous Mall of America, which has become the biggest mall in the whole of the United States. Here you will find an indoor theme park, a huge aquarium center, restaurants and of course, a seemingly endless selection of shops.
Prominent landmarks around the city of Minneapolis include the campuses of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to the east, the Powderhorn Park to the south, and the vast Lake Calhoun to the southwest.