Nicollet is a place with a thousand stories, and we’d like to share them with you.
Fun and free Go Tours show you another side of the city. These are self-guided tours that can be found below and taken at any time.
Nicollet Architecture—learn more about Nicollet’s iconic buildings and the people who made them from architectural historian Richard L. Kronick
Nicollet Design—get the inside story on Nicollet’s recent redesign from landscape architect Lisa Switkin (James Corner Field Operations)
Nicollet Public Art—experience the city’s largest public art collection outside the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with artist/landscape architect/photographer Regina Flanagan
Weird Nicollet—get the low down on Nicollet’s strange and storied past from urban geographer Bill Lindeke
Find Go Tours on Soundcloud, izi.Travel or Tip Tour apps
If you’re listening on your computer, then Sound Cloud is your best option. If you are lucky enough to be #OnNicollet, then simply download our free tour app: IZI.travel.
Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate in Loring Park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402) offers you a chance to skate under the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Join us for one of Minnesota’s favorite winter activities. The skating rink will be open once again during the 2019 – 20 winter season beginning November 29 and running through the beginning of March.
Skating on the rink is free, and complimentary skates are available during warming house hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Sizes and quantities vary.
In the event of inclement weather (heavy snow or a combined temperature and wind chill of 20 degrees below zero), the warming house will be closed.
daily hours of operation
2019 – 20 Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy Hours are:
Monday – Friday: 3 – 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
special holiday hours
Dec. 24 (12 – 4 pm), Dec. 31 & Jan 1 (12 – 6 pm)
Closed: Dec. 25
mpls school release dates
2019 – 20 Mpls WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days:
12 pm – 9 pm
Dec. 23, Dec. 26 – 27
Jan. 1 – 3
Feb. 17 – 18
Location: Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, 55403, United States
The Nicollet lighting system, including the Light Walk, Nicollet Lanterns and street light beacons, is a key architectural and experiential element of the new Nicollet. The Light Walk and Nicollet Lanterns bring light, color and movement into Nicollet Center, the busiest and most urban area of downtown.
The DID routinely programs this system to support activation and operations on Nicollet. Check out our Lighting Events Calendar to find out which events are supported by our lighting system. If you are interested in requesting a lighting scene on Nicollet for a civic celebration or event, please refer to our guidelines.
Along with these events, watch for more routine activities coming to Nicollet in 2018, including the Nicollet Makers Market, Street Show performances, the Hennepin County mobile bike library, and more.
If you have ideas for activities #OnNicollet, please contact Lisa Middag.