The state of Minnesota is well known for the Mall of America, but that is not all the state has to offer. Actually, the state offers more destinations and attractions that just so happen to be wheelchair-accessible. Here are three wheelchair-accessible destinations and attractions in Minnesota:
Wheelchair Accessible Destinations
1. Minneapolis Skyway
The Minneapolis Skyway is the largest enclosed system in the world. The skyway is two levels and 9.5 miles long passing through 80 city blocks. The skyway connects corporate offices, bars, restaurants, bakeries, hotels, government services, retail, gyms, just to name a few. With the skyways help, you can make your way through the city while bouncing from street to street.
2. The Basilica of Saint Mary
The Basilica of Saint Mary is the vision from the minds of Archbishop John Ireland and French Architect, Emmanuel Masqueray. The exterior work of St. Mary was finished in 1914. Work on the interior begun in 1922, and was near completion when the church was named America’s first basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1926. The church is great for prayer, small weddings, funerals, and even concerts. The church has an elevator and accessible restrooms, should one need them, located on the lower and ground levels.
3. Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the most celebrated art museums in the country. It is known for its innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art from visual arts to performing, and media arts. It is a beautiful green filled garden and consists of 40+ sculptures. Some pathways are paved and some are hard-packed gravel so getting around should not be problematic. One blogger said to "expect to spend a lot of time in the elevator, as there are eight levels to explore, and while very open and fully accessible, the layout can be a bit confusing."
It is easy to navigate Minneapolis for wheelchair users and there are so many sights to see. Both buses and accessible taxis are available for travel as well. I hope you're able to visit these places. Comment below your experiences in Minneapolis!
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