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As you explore our amazing city be sure to look for the friendly DID Ambassadors clad in bright tennis ball green and royal blue uniforms. DID Ambassadors serve as the concierge of downtown providing directions, maps, transit schedules, event information, dining recommendations and ideas on fun things to do and places to see. Ask Us! We are happy to help.

Downtown Fast Facts

  1. The Minneapolis Skyway system was the first and still the most extensive continuous network of climate-controlled walkways in the country. It spans over eight miles, accommodating 200,000+ pedestrians every day and making it possible to walk from Target Field to U.S. Bank Stadium or from the Minneapolis Convention Center to within blocks of the Mississippi Riverfront.
  2. Minneapolis is second only to New York City in live theater per capita.
  3. Three professional sports facilities: Target Field, Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium.
  4. Four professional sports teams call downtown home: MLB's Twins, the NFL's Vikings, the NBA's Timberwolves and the three-time WNBA Champion Lynx.  
  5. Five Fortune 500 Companies are headquartered in Minneapolis: Target, U.S. Bancorp, Xcel Energy, Ameriprise Financial and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 
  6. Nicollet is a pedestrian focused roadway spanning 12 blocks through the core of downtown. Renovated in 2017, Nicollet is a must-see destination. 
  7. Downtown's Central Business District accounts for 36.29 percent of the entire Twin Cities' office space.