5 Places to Photograph the Minneapolis Skyline

View of Downtown Minneapolis from St. Anthony Main

View of Downtown Minneapolis from St. Anthony Main

Since moving back to Minneapolis/St. Paul, I have really began to appreciate all of what the two cities have to offer, including their magical skylines.  Minneapolis is a beautiful city and a great place to take pictures. Are you looking for a fantastic spot to photograph the Minneapolis skyline? Here are 5 of my favorites.

1. St. Anthony Main

St. Anthony Main is located in Northeast Minneapolis, across the Mississippi River from Downtown Minneapolis. This area has great views of downtown Minneapolis, the Stone Arch Bridge and the 3rd Avenue Bridge. The sunsets over the Mississippi River from this location are a must see!

View of Downtown Minneapolis from Lake Calhoun

View of Downtown Minneapolis from Lake Calhoun

2. Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis, better known as the City of Lakes, is very photogenic from one of its lakes, Lake Calhoun. There are so many great vantage points to capture a photograph of the downtown skyline, but my favorite is location is just before Thomas Beach on the west side of the lake.

View of Downtown Minneapolis from Boom Island Park

View of Downtown Minneapolis from Boom Island Park

3. Boom Island Park

Boom Island Park is located on the Mississippi River right above Nicollet Island and Main Street. There are great vantage points to photograph the downtown skyline, but my favorite is located in the far parking lot where all of downtown is visible and a great panoramic photo opportunity!

View of Downtown Minneapolis from Stone Arch Bridge

View of Downtown Minneapolis from Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge and Downtown Minneapolis

Stone Arch Bridge and Downtown Minneapolis

4. Stone Arch Bridge

One of the most popular places to capture a photograph of the downtown skyline is from the Stone Arch Bridge. The Stone Arch Bridge spans across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis to Northeast Minneapolis and is located just down the street from St .Anthony Main. Minneapolis never looked so beautiful from this spot, especially at sunset!

Sunset View of Downtown Minneapolis from Northeast Minneapolis

Sunset View of Downtown Minneapolis from Northeast Minneapolis

5. Northeast Minneapolis

Northeast Minneapolis is a great place to take in and capture the downtown Minneapolis skyline. My favorite place to take pictures is located just above Northeast Park, near Hillside Cemetary.  The sunsets from this area are spectacular!

Where are your favorite places to photograph Minneapolis?

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