Named after writer Henry Wadsforth Longfellow, the Longfellow neighborhood runs along the west bank of the Mississippi River in south Minneapolis. Short on nightlife, Longfellow is brimming with mom-and-pop restaurants—you won't find many chains in this independent-minded neighborhood. The League of Longfellow Artists sponsors "the biggest little neighborhood art crawl in Minnesota," the LoLa Art Crawl. Longfellow residents weren't surprised when the city of Minneapolis was recognized as the number one Bike City in the United States, since they regularly bike the Midtown Greenway to the river or Downtown.
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Getting Around Minneapolis
The best way to get around Minneapolis is by walking. Walking is a unique experience in the city's skyways (enclosed walkways that connect 50 square blocks). Taxis are readily available and affordable. Visit http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Minneapolis for more information on taxis. Public transit (busses and trains) is an economical way to get around the city. The only difference between buses and trains is the service area. Peak fare is $2.25 and off-peak is $1.75. Peak times are 6 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 6:30 p.m. Day passes are available for $6 and are valid for buses and trains. Schedules and routes can be found at http://www.metrotransit.org/ . Bicycle sharing is available through Nice Ride Minnesota (https://www.niceridemn.org/): 24 hour passes start at $6 and the first 30 minutes are free.
Nearby Airports
  • Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport-MSP
Airport Taxis
  • $35 Minneapolis
  • $45 St. Paul
Things to Do and See Near Longfellow