Minneapolis - Saint Paul Airport Car Rental
Minneapolis – Saint Paul Airport, 16 km far from Minneapolis city centre, is one of the most important airports throughout the USA. The idea of an airport that could serve the city began to be formed in 1921: before, there were an airport for merely military purposes and only at the end of the Second World War the airport was turned into a civil one.
At the end of the 1950s the airport underwent the first enlargement and renovation works, becoming one of the most futuristic airports at the time.
Today, among the airlines guaranteeing connections from and to Minneapolis thanks to this airport, we can mention Delta Airlines and KLM. The first company guarantees connections to many cities such as Boston and, among the European ones, Paris. KLM, instead, guarantees the daily route to Amsterdam.
Minneapolis: points of interest
Once landed at Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport and here picked your rental car up, booked on RentalUp before departure, you can soon start to discover the most populated city in Minnesota, American state on the border with Canada.
Minneapolis is characterised by the presence of many lakes, which are undoubtedly one of its symbols. Among the many that deserve to be seen, Lake Nokomis stands out. This lake, over the time, has undergone many transformations and, during the last years, the city authorities launched many initiatives to preserve the spontaneous vegetation on the shores.
Another point of interest in Minneapolis, reachable exploiting the car rentalservicefrom theairport, is the Target Field, one of the most futuristic baseball stadiums throughout the United Stated of America. This city is also much environment-friendly and the most tangible demonstration of this is given by the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a “green lung” that extends for about 44 thousand squared meters where you can find 40 sculptures and artworks.
Taking advantage of the car rental service in Minneapolis from the airport, you can discover this city also from the artistic and cultural points of view. The first place you must visit is the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: the entrance is almost always free, except for specific exhibitions.
In this museum you can admire 80 thousand objects which narrate about 5 thousand years of history, not only of America but of all over the world. One of its highlights undoubtedly is the part dedicated to the Asian art.
Another museum to visit is the Weisman Art Museum, housed within the most important university campus in the city and, precisely, upon a hill from where you can admire the Mississippi. This museum of modern art is among the most interesting ones in America and it undoubtedly deserves to be visited.
Lastly, during a stay in Minneapolis, you cannot but visit the house-museum of an icon such as Prince, artist who left us too soon.
Minneapolis and surroundings
The car rental service exploitable from Minneapolis Airport will allow you to dedicate time also to the cities in the surroundings.
Among the many cities, it is worth to visit Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota. The first place to visit is the University of Minnesota, one of the most important universities in the country, considering that here many professors recognised with the Nobel Prize teach or taught.
The city centre is a true hymn to the Art Deco: the palaces that bast express this architectonical style are between St. Peter Street and Kellogg Boulevard.
The Minnesota State Capitol, that is the political fulcrum of the state, also deserves to be visited. The credit for its design goes to the ability of Cass Gilbert, who is also the architect of the Supreme Court.
Lastly, Saint Paul is also characterised by the presence of many museum, such as the Minnesota History Center that narrates in detail the history of the state. Still here, there is the Science Museum of Minnesota, another of the cultural institutions that make this city a very interesting destination.