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Going to Minneapolis to cheer on the Cardinals in the Final Four? Here’s a visitor’s guide

If you're heading to Minneapolis for the Final Four game, here's what you should check out before and after the game.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The No. 1 seed Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team will face off against the No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Target Arena.

If you're planning on heading to Minneapolis for the big game, here's a list of things to check out while you're there.


Pizza Luce (119 N 4th St, Minneapolis, Minn.)

Surly Brewing (520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minn.)

  • Choose from 20 Surly beers and grab some food from the brewery's food truck. Sit by the fire pit, play a game of corn hole and enjoy the large outdoor patio.

Eat Street on Nicollet Avenue


Boom Island Park (724 Sibley St. NE Minneapolis, Minn.)

Mall of America (60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, Minn.)

  • South of downtown Minneapolis lies America's largest mall, a four-level shopping center aptly dubbed the Mall of America.
  • There are plenty of stores to shop from along with attractions like an aquarium and the indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

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Stone Arch Bridge (100 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, Minn.)

  • This bridge spans 23 arches over the Mississippi River and is one of the city's landmark locations.
  • Take the cobblestone path on St. Anthony's Main, one of the oldest portions of the city, to reach the bridge to enjoy a hidden gem lined with a historic theatre and restaurants.

Loring Park (1382 Willow St. Minneapolis, Minn.)

  • Considered the Central Park of Minneapolis, this large park is located downtown and is just a five-minute drive from the arena.
  • The more than 30-acre park has numerous paths for walking or biking, art installations, a picnic area and playground space for children.

Click here for more local places to check out while you're in Minneapolis rooting for the Cardinals.

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