I've been to Minneapolis several times before as it is a Delta hub. Although, I had wondered about taking the train to the fabled Mall of America, I would have never considered seeing more of MSP.
What a mistake that was. Luckily the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2010 annual meeting is in Minneapolis.
The first cool thing about Minneapolis is the light rail that takes you from the airport downtown in 25 minutes for $1.75 (or a whopping $2.25 in rush hour).
Number two is lots of great architecture - one great example is the Foshay Tower, which is the first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi, completed just before the great depression it was remodeled into the W hotel in 2008. I also found a very cool art deco Wells Fargo building with a beautiful entryway.
The third striking feature is an amazing number of elevated walkways that create a spider web all over the downtown area. The total distance has to be several miles. One could visiting winter and hardly go outside.
Minneapolis has blown away my misconceptions.
(pictures missing due to lack of iPad camera connection kit, and i forgot my camera cord - sorry)