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Best Romantic Places To Propose In Minnesota

November 4, 2010 4:44 PM

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Rare Blue Diamond Exhibited At Sotheby's Ahead Of Geneva Auction

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Let’s face it, the Twin Cities area is bursting with romance and there are plenty of locations for love-struck men to propose to their ladies. If you need some suggestions, here are some of the best romantic places to propose.

Stone Arch Bridge

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The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

Southeast Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us

Stone Arch Bridge is a Minneapolis icon. Famous for its elegant arches and stunning Mississippi River views, it’s also the only stone arch crossing the Mississippi River. This pedestrian bridge offers a panoramic view of St. Anthony Falls and connects Mill Ruins Park and West River Parkway on the west bank with Father Hennepin Bluffs Park on the east bank.

Mill City Museum

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Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-341-7555
www.millcitymuseum.org

The rustic ambiance, stone walls and open beam structure of the Mill City Museum has lured many couples to wed in this romantic environment but this historic Mississippi Riverfront location is also a romantic spot for engagements.

The Depot

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The Depot

225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
612-375-1700
www.thedepotminneapolis.com

This former train shed turned ice skating rink is located in Downtown Minneapolis and tops the charts as one of the best in the USA. The Depot’s Renaissance Revival style building adds a touch of historic flair from the outside. Inside, the Depot skating rink’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls reveal the city skyline. If you want a really personally proposal experience rent the rink and have it all to yourself.

Cowles Conservatory, Walker Art Center

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
garden.walkerart.org

Walker Sculpture Garden is a no-brainer for a romantic engagement location. The renowned Spoonbridge and Cherry sit among a parade of other sculptures. Grass or snow, this location always offers a pretty setting.

Split Rock Lighthouse

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Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
Two Harbors MN, 55616
www.mnhs.org

If you don’t mind a drive out of the Twin Cities, take a day trip to Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors on Lake Superior. This local lighthouse dates to 1910 and today it is a cherished landmark. Couples find this setting offers a romantic ambiance, making it an ideal location to pop the question.

-- Beth Blair has turned a decade of travel industry experience into an action-packed travel writing career. She writes for various print and online publications and is co-founder of TheVacationGals.com and TheSpaGals.com. Learn more about her at BethBlair.com and find her on Twitter: @BethBlair.

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