With tangled streets running haphazardly between south and southwest Minneapolis, this area was dubbed Tangletown in 1996 to better reflect its character. The neighborhood is confusing by car but enjoyable on foot—so walk, don't drive, to urban Tangletown Gardens and scenic Minnehaha Creek. It's also home to cafés, gyms, salons and Wild Acres Eatery, featuring locally raised and produced food (save room for the frozen custard). Tangletown's Nicollet Avenue still has four Lustron houses, which are porcelain-enameled steel on the outside and metal on the inside. These low-maintenance homes were marketed to GIs after World War II, and less than 1,500 remain today.
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 Tangletown