Here are some interesting facts about Minneapolis

  • Several streets in the North East region of Minneapolis are named after US Presidents in the order that they served. This was done to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship tests.
  • Minneapolis is the nation’s third most literate city, only topped by Seattle and Washington.
  • Minneapolis’ name comes from the Sioux word mini and the Greek word polis, together meaning “city of waters”.
  • The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, recently demolished, was the only facility in the country to host a Super Bowl, World Series, MLB All-Star Game and NCAA Division I Basketball Final Four.
  • Minneapolis has no sales tax on apparel and accessories.
  • Target is headquartered in Minneapolis.
  • There are over 20 lakes within Minneapolis’ city limits, leading to its well-deserved nickname “city of lakes.”
  • The Honeycrisp variety was invented in an apple breeding program at the University of Minnesota.
  • The Mall of America is larger than 78 football fields?
  • Halsey Hall, a Minneapolis sports reporter and announcer, was the first person to say “Holy cow” as a home run call on radio.
  • Minneapolis is home to the most golfers per capita in America.
  • St. Anthony Falls is the only real waterfall spanning the Mississippi River.
  • The first bridge ever built across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
  • Cheerleading was born in 1898 at the University of Minnesota.
  • The Minneapolis Skyway is an indoor pedestrian walkway system that links many downtown buildings. Spanning 69 blocks and seven miles, it’s the longest continuous skyway system in the world.
  • Several streets in the North East region of Minneapolis are named after US Presidents in the order that they served. This was done to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship tests. 
  • The honeycrisp apple was invented at the University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis is the nation’s third most literate city, only topped by Seattle and Washington.
  • The Mars Inc. candy company was founded in Minneapolis as Mar-O-Bar co in 1920
  • ‘Minneapolis’ name comes from the Sioux word mini and the Greek word polis, together meaning “city of waters”
  • The Mall of America in the Minneapolis suburb Bloomington is not the largest mall in the country. However, it is the busiest, has the highest number of stores, and is larger than 78 football fields
  • Dr. C. Walton Lillehei performed the world’s first successful open-heart operation at the University of Minnesota.
  • The Minneapolis Public Library was the first library in America to separate its children’s books from other sections.
  • Minneapolis has no sales tax on apparel and accessories.
  • There are over 20 lakes within Minneapolis’ city limits
  • Target is headquartered in Minneapolis
  • St. Anthony Falls is the only real waterfall spanning the Mississippi River.
  • Many famous inventions were founded in this city including Scotch tape, Bisquick, and the bundt pan.