For tour guide Theresa, her knowledge of the city and her ability to remember it are critical to her job. The only problem is her memory isn’t what it used to be. As she shows you the sights, Theresa uncovers a series of reminders that reveal a whole new dimension to herself and the city she thinks she knows so well.
Join her on this fictional walk through the Minneapolis neighborhoods Loring Park and Downtown West. The walk will take you from the Minneapolis Convention Center past Orchestra Hall, Marquette Avenue, and examples of Minnesota Modernism architecture.
Special thanks to NerdCon: Stories organizers (especially Valerie Barr!) and volunteers (Kimberly Campbell-Groen! Katie Simning!) for their support of the route’s production.
Minneapolis Convention Center, MCC Plaza, Marquette Avenue, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis Skyway System, Second Church of Christ Scientist
The route starts outside the Minneapolis Convention Center’s main entrance off of 2nd Avenue S, across from the MCC’s plaza.
The Minneapolis Convention Center can be reached by Metro Transit’s “Free Ride” buses that can be boarded along Nicollet Mall, and by bus routes 10, 10N, 10U, or 25N. There is also a Nice Ride bikeshare pickup/drop off at the corner of S Marquette Avenue and 2nd Avenue S.
Parking is available on Third Avenue S, directly east of the MCC.
Places to stop along the way:
Minneapolis Convention Center, MCC Plaza, Nicolette Mall, Loring Greenway, Orchestra Hall
Best time to walk:
Exercise caution when crossing streets and walking past construction areas