Minneapolis is located in the Midwest region of the United States, around the banks of the Mississippi River. Minneapolis is a clean and welcoming city, with an emphasis on the family-friendly activities. This city is one often missed by travellers, as it is not widely known as a holiday destination, but it offers a vibrant atmosphere, well-preserved history, and a culture which embraces theatre, literature, art and music. Minneapolis has the second highest level of live theatre per capita in the U.S., second only to New York City, so be sure to schedule a performance. Locals also embrace the visual arts, with several galleries throughout the city and a famous outdoor gallery, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The garden is south-west of the city centre and easily reached by car. There are 22 lakes throughout the Minneapolis, many of which are surrounded by beautiful parks with walking trails and bike paths. Several of the lakes have swimming beaches and paddle boat hires, as well as opportunities for kayaking and fishing.
Take a short drive south of the city in your hire car and you will find the Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States. With an indoor amusement park and over 500 stores, there is plenty to keep visitors busy for a whole day. The mall is home to a LEGO centre, spread over four levels of LEGO fun, and you can also see the Underwater Adventures Aquarium, A.C.E.S Flight Simulators, and even get married in the wedding chapel! Additionally, the historic town of Stillwater is just an hour's drive away from Minneapolis and boasts the highest number of celebrity sightings in the state of Minnesota.
For other destinations in the Midwest, head south-east from Minneapolis to reach Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.
Our car hire suppliers in Minneapolis include Avis and Budget.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Additionally, we have depots at several locations near the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Minneapolis depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
As with many cities, parking in the city centre can be limited, though meters and car parks are available throughout the city.
If you're travelling outside of the city, you are likely to encounter toll roads. Tolls in the U.S. can vary greatly, from less than $1 to upwards of $10. If possible, research your route beforehand and carry cash. Change is usually available through tellers at toll booths. Occasionally, you will need coins in various denominations for unmanned booths.
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