Minneapolis is the largest city in the US state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Hennepin County. The city lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the rivers confluence with the Minnesota River and adjoins Saint Paul, the states capital. Minneapolis was born when two mills were built to cut lumber and grind flour for the men of a nearby fort. Despite the fact that these were reservation lands and that cabins were torn down by army troops almost as soon as settlers built them, the community of St Anthony developed at St Anthony Falls around the twin mills.
Minneapolis was recently recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as having the 2nd highest percentage of people who bike to work, when compared to the 50 cities with the most workers in America. Minneapolis has been called the friendliest city in America and quite simply has it all. A very attractive destination for a family holiday. Great restaurants, peerless museums and a music scene that has amazed listeners for decades. Add to that some of the best fishing and hiking in the world within a short driving distance. Visit Minneapolis and enjoy the best of both worlds.