Busy • Skyway • Skyscrapers
Downtown West is about as urban as it gets in Minnesota. Skyscrapers loom above streets filled with busy office workers, and the light rail zooms past constant traffic. It's not all business, though — the 12-block Nicollet Mall is packed with shops and casual restaurants, which you can access via the enclosed skyway system. Downtown West is home to the Minnesota Orchestra, several Broadway-caliber theaters and a slew of popular seasonal events.