After being back in Minnesota for a year now and being apart of the "Minnstagram" community, I have seen some great photos of truly photogenic places here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I am truly blessed to be apart of a great community of photographers (amateur and professional) and it has been so wonderful to see everyone's point of view of places that I would consider the most Instagrammed (is that even a word?!) in this area. Are you wondering which places made the cut? Here is my list of the most photogenic places in Minneapolis/St. Paul that are Instagram worthy.
1. Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis
As seen in the photo above, the Stone Arch Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Minnesota. Thousands of people cross this bridge everyday and is one of the (if not the best) best places to capture a great shot of downtown Minneapolis.
2. 24th Street Pedestrian Bridge, Minneapolis
The view from the 24th Street Pedestrian Bridge over Interstate 35W in Minneapolis is another iconic view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. It is a great place to take photos both day and night.
3. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
One of the most photographed places in St. Paul is at the Conservatory located at the Como Zoo. The Sunken Garden is a photographer's paradise, with flower shows for all four seasons in Minnesota as well as the Japanese Garden located just outside the Conservatory.
4. Indian Mounds Park, St. Paul
A visit to Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul will provide a great sunset and nighttime view of the downtown St. Paul skyline as well as great Mississippi River views.
5. Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul
The Cathedral of St. Paul is one of the most iconic buildings in St. Paul. Located on Cathedral Hill overlooking downtown St. Paul, views of the Cathedral can be seen in multiple locations across the city, perfect for day or evening photography.
6. Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
The Mill City Museum, located on the banks of the Mississippi in Minneapolis, is an iconic structure that was built into the ruins of what was the world's largest flour mill. Great pictures of the museum can be taken from the park just outside the structure or across the Mississippi River.
7. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis
When people think of Minneapolis, they think of the famous "Cherry in the Spoon" sculpture located at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, just outside the Walker Art Museum. Great photographs can be taken in all seasons, both during the day and at night.
8. Hennepin Avenue Bridge/Grain Belt Sign, Minneapolis
The Grain Belt Sign is one of Minneapolis' most recognized landmarks. Located on Nicollet Island just across the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Northeast Minneapolis, the sign has been around since 1940 and one of the most photographed landmarks in Minnesota. Who knew a beer sign could be that popular!
9. High Bridge, St. Paul
The High Bridge is the highest bridge in St. Paul and one of the most recognizable and photographed. Great views of downtown St. Paul can be seen and photographed from an overlook at the foot of the bridge, and a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset.
10. St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis
The views from St. Anthony Main are some of the most photographed in Minneapolis. Located across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis, this makes a perfect spot to watch and photograph the sunset over city.
11. Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis
Another iconic spot and well photographed is Minnehaha Falls located in Minneahaha Park in south Minneapolis. The Falls can be photographed in all seasons, especially in the winter when the Falls are frozen. This provides for some truly interesting photographs!
Are you looking for some great Instagram accounts to follow? Be sure to add @exploreminnesota, @captureminneapolis, @capturestpaul, @captureminnesota, @visitsaintpaul and @thebeckydiaries to your list!