Welcome to Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis often describes itself as the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. Why is that? No other American city has a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails within the city limits. Not to mention it is all literally steps from the most vibrant arts and music scene outside NYC, the best shopping in the region, and museums among the finest in the nation.
Visitors who do not like cooler weather should keep in mind that their annual snowfall is 49.5 inches and average high temperature in January is 22° F. It is colder there than in Helsinki, Finland by far. Their summers are warmer as well.
Minneapolis is 16th largest metro area in the USA with 5,489,594 population (city itself 407,207). It might surprise you, but a lot of products you use every day were developed right in Minnesota. The land of 10,000 lakes is also the land of 10,000 innovators! To mention a few well-know products: Aveda, Betty Crocker, Dairy Queen, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers and Mars bars. Minnetonka, Post-it notes, Scotch tape and Rollerbraldes.