Foshay Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota
821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402| Map |
Designed in the style of the Washington Monument, the Foshay Tower was the first skyscraper ever built in Minnesota, standing 447 feet tall. It was built in 1929 to be the residence of Wilbur Foshay, who wished to locate his business and residence in this magnificent building. The grand opening was marvelous, but soon after the Great Depression hit, and Forshay was unable to live in his new home. Today, the building has been transformed into a hotel, with an observation deck on the 30th floor and the Prohibition Sky Bar on the 27th floor, where Wilbur Foshay's bedroom once stood. The Foshay Tower is included on the National Registry of Historic Places, providing a history lesson for the kids and a great view of the city for all.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
A museum is also located on the observation deck.
Address: 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults: $8; Students: $5; Children(0-12): Free; Seniors(65+): $5 More Info