Renowned theater, music, and visual arts centers make Minnesota home to one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the country. With the Guthrie Theater, Walker Art Center, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and many other stellar venues and groups, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are arguably the premier arts center between the East and West coasts. Several outstanding community theaters, art galleries and art centers throughout the state feature regional artisans and add to Minnesota’s arts appeal.
Museums and interpretive centers throughout Minnesota feature science and history collections worth exploring. The Science Museum of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Capitol and Minnesota History Center in St. Paul all capture the essence of the state’s beginnings. Padelford Packet Boat Co, Fort Snelling and James J. Hill House will take you back to a simpler time.