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Guthrie Theater

818 South Second Street
Minneapolis , MN , United States
(612) 377-2224

Attracting architecture buffs from across the country, this performance space opened to much fanfare in 2006. Designed by famed French architect Jean Nouvel, it’s a work of art that brings to life three theaters, 11 bars, one restaurant, and one café. Its world-class reputation has drawn actors such as Sir Ian McKellen and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, who is staging a new production here in 2009. Even without tickets for a show, you can take in the magnificent Mississippi River from the fifth-floor, two-level Endless Bridge that cantilevers 178 feet across the street below. The gutsy design feature includes a stepped outdoor terrace that overlooks the city’s defunct flour mills, St. Anthony Falls, and the Stone Arch Bridge.

Tip: Buy your morning coffee at Level 5 Express, the building’s café, or afternoon cocktail at Cue, the first-floor bar, and enjoy it alfresco while watching the river from the building’s bridge.

Tip: See the costume, prop, and scene shops on one of the $10 regularly scheduled backstage tours, or call to arrange a private 90-minute architectural tour.

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