With glamour of its own and a Midwestern touch to it, Minneapolis is both vibrant and sophisticated. People from the neighboring states gravitate to the great varieties and resources it has to offer such as; employment, education, and entertainment. This is what makes Minneapolis a unique place to live, work and play. The city is not just diverse and welcoming but it’s a 390,000 melting pot of Scandinavians, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and recent immigrants such as Somalis and Hmong. It’s the fourth gayest city in America after San Francisco, Seattle and Atlanta. Some famous people from Minneapolis are rock star Prince Nelson, former comedian and Senator of Minnesota Al-Franken and former governor Jesse Ventura. One of the best places to experience this fusion of cultures is the Midtown Global Market. Mall of America which is located in Bloomington is just ten minute drive away from downtown Minneapolis. It’s one of the biggest malls in the nation. The Nickelodeon Universe is the nation’s largest indoor family theme park located inside the mall. Also it has an underwater aquarium, voted to have America’s largest underground aquarium and the nation’s best shark encounter. With all four major sports teams, Minneapolis has a good sports establishment. The Super Bowl XXVI, the 1994 NBA All Stars and the 1991 Baseball World Series events have all been held here in Minneapolis.
Although I wasn’t born in Minneapolis, I moved here in 1998, and ever since, I remained to be a loyal Minneapolitan
February 17, 2010