Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Make-Out Spot

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Every artist finds inspiration in something, and most of them undoubtedly had a muse or two. Why not take your own muse to one of the most romantic places in the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts? Take some time to gaze at modern art, classical sculptures, and everything in between while you've got your guy or gal's hand in yours. When the time is right, drop a clever comment about the artwork, and make your move. Share your love for Minneapolis (and each other) with a kiss in front of the huge top-floor window looking out on the city skyline. Get frisky in the period rooms and do a little historic role-playing. Take a stroll outside to the giant staircase and lock lips next to the stone lions. With so many different rooms and passageways, it's not hard to find the perfect spot to let those tongues mingle, whether it's the first time or you've known your date for years. Like the countless number of works of priceless art in the museum, there are infinite places to profess your feelings.

Best Place to Do Something for Free (2013) Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Museum (2013) Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Museum Exhibition (2013) "Rembrandt in America" at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best View (2012) Minneapolis skyline from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

BEST MUSEUM (2007) Minneapolis Institute of Arts

BEST MUSEUM (2010) Minneapolis Institute of Arts

BEST MUSEUM EXHIBITION (2010) "The Louvre and the Masterpiece," Minneapolis Institute of Arts

BEST SIGN OF SPRING (2010) Art in Bloom at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

BEST MUSEUM (2008) Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Best Way to Spend $5 (2017) Minneapolis Institute of Art

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