Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

11 Reviews | Minneapolis-Saint Paul, USA

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60 to 90 minutes (Approx.)
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Welcome to Minneapolis, the home of Nerf Balls, the singer and songwriter Prince, and, yes, Zubaz pants. On this self-guided audio tour, you'll stroll along the Mississippi River and cross it on the Stone Arch Bridge. You'll end the walk on an island overlooking St. Anthony Falls.

Along the way, you’ll hear about:

• The history of the milling industry in Minneapolis
• The massive Washburn A Mill explosion of 1878
• The 35W Bridge collapse of 2007
• The secret history of "Funkytown"
• An ugly mansion with 86 TVs
• Cougar attacks
• The untimely death of Tiny Tim
• The hiring of a hitman in St. Paul
• ”Untalented but adventurous” German artists, to quote the author Jonathan Raban
• How long it takes a single drop of water to travel down the Mississippi – and how long it take a person to make the same journey

This walking tour can be enjoyed on location or even virtually at home with VoiceMap's Continuous Play function which disables the GPS playback.

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Average 4.73 out of 5 stars based on 11 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Whel0035, Nov 2021 Verified
Great way to spend an afternoon outside. Love his soothing voice. Well written and enjoyed by me and my husband. We were able to stop for lunch and carry on with the tour. Loved the flexibility of this. Perfect for social distancing.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
75dollyb, Aug 2021 Verified
We enjoyed the conversational style. As if you were visiting a friend who's showing you around. Also liked the reminders of things to see and do in the riverwalk area!
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Sandra B, Jul 2021 Verified
We learned a lot, informative, self- paced.Good directions, enjoyed. It. The bridge was closed so we weren’t able to complete half the tour but that was no reflection of the tour.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
MarkoF3210SR, Jul 2021 Verified
Super fun tour! Had no idea Zubaz came from mpls. Would take this one again. Can't recommend highly enough.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
clarinet55, Jul 2021 Verified
Great to learn so much! Lot of info I hadn’t known before even growing in Minneapolis. Lots of history!
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
maryeE6861XB, Jul 2021 Verified
As a native Minneapolitan, I was skeptical. But a friend recommended but this tour, and it was awesome! I learned things about my hometown I never knew. Would definitely recommend for locals or visitors who want a deeper dive into the city’s past.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
366bridgitj, Jul 2021 Verified
This was a fantastic way to see the Mississippi River and get some great history! Fun and we learned a lot. Also to note: We didn’t find it hard to figure out, as long as you download the app and follow the instructions.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Jay A, Jul 2021 Verified
This was my first time visiting Minneapolis, and the tour was a perfect introduction to city, sights, and history. I'd highly recommend even if you live in or around the Cities. It's fun, funny, and perfect way to spend an afternoon in and around the river. Five stars.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Mem19999, Nov 2021 Verified
Excellent tour and well worth the price. Would have liked it better if it circled back to starting point. Loving Minneapolis.
Minneapolis River Walk: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
jbruninga, Sep 2021 Verified
We enjoyed the snippets of personal experience and historical tidbits that the narrator included. Pleasant speaking voice. The tour did seem to end abruptly leaving me to wonder if we’d missed something since we were a long way from our starting point.

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