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If you’re moving to one of the MN new homes and are new to the area, you’re going to find that there’s a wealth of shopping, dining, and entertainment in and around Minneapolis. Our homes in a number of outstanding communities are within easy reach of Minneapolis and its fun and picturesque attractions. If you’re looking to spice up your Instagram feed, we have some must-see spots around the city.

With fall and winter approaching, start making plans to visit Minnehaha Falls Regional Park. This area is stunning throughout the year, but the autumnal colors of fall and the crisp winter scenery add some extra pizzazz to your photos. Definitely don’t miss the breathtaking waterfall and the lower part of Minnehaha Creek, especially when they freeze solid in the winter! You’ll always find well-worn paths along the creek for an easy hike through stunning scenery nestled right there in the city.

If you like to photograph urban landscapes, what better way to see the city than from the Foshay Tower’s observation deck. This historic building was the state’s first skyscraper and retained its glory as the tallest building in the city until 1971. Today it is home to The W Minneapolis hotel and the Foshay Museum, whose observation deck, standing 30 stories tall, offers amazing views of downtown.

If you like urban scenery but prefer to skip the heights, the Stone Arch Bridge has an almost Parisian flair to it. This former railroad route is the only arched stone bridge found anywhere along the Mississippi River. Now a pedestrian bridge, it’s an icon of the city and  serves up great views of the downtown skyline, as well as the St. Anthony Falls. As well as a great spot for photography, it’s a popular location for leisurely walks, bike rides, and a healthy jog.

Fans of Minnesota’s hometown icon, Prince, will find plenty of tributes to the musician and his iconic style and talent. Fairview Park is home to Esther Osayande’s Purple Raindrop sculpture that pays tribute to Prince’s song,”Purple Rain” and honors his memory. This 15-foot statue is appropriately painted in a color called “purple reign”. Prince is also honored at First Avenue, a bus station turned beloved music club, which is one of the longest running independently owned and operated clubs in the country. Along one of the exterior walls is a galaxy of stars representing past and present favorite bands and musicians, and a few blank stars for the future. Prince earns special attention with his gold star in comparison to the rest of the silver stars. It’s full of great photo opportunities.

Of course there’s the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and there’s a giant mural in honor of Bob Dylan located on Hennepin and 5th St., since Dylan is another Minnesota native. You’ll find these and many more Instagram-worth spots throughout the city. Whether you’re Instagramming it or going old school with an actual camera, take some photos and use them to decorate your new Key Land MN new homes!

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