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Feel the Pulse of the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and St. Paul are vibrant hubs of creativity—in fact, we were ranked the sixth most creative metropolitan area in 2013. Whether you crave visual arts or theater (you can't miss our internationally acclaimed Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater), music or sports, we have it all. And the MCAD campus is in the heart of it.

Thrive in a Land of Prosperity

We’re a thriving business community—only NYC, Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta are home to more Fortune 500 companies. With leading medical, retail, technology, food, and advertising companies, the Twin Cities attracts top talent from around the world.

Get Fit without Trying

Our unmatched park system connects lakes, creeks, and rivers with miles and miles of biking and running paths. Bicycling magazine even recently named us the nation's best biking city. And our local, sustainable food focus puts us just behind San Francisco in the organic co-op movement. We make it easy to be healthy here.

Live in an Urban Neighborhood

Whittier, our neighborhood and home to the famed Eat Street on Nicollet Avenue, is a rich, multi-cultural community. Learn more at

What is there to do?

Whether you're a new transplant from another city, state, or country, or whether you've called the Twin Cities home your entire life, we guarantee there are always new surprises here for you to discover.

Below, we've gathered a list of some of the best and most unique places to eat, shop, and play near MCAD. This list is by no means comprehensive, but we hope it will serve as a jumping point as you explore all that Whittier and the Twin Cities have to offer!

Eat Well
The MCAD Bistro is mighty satisfying but we all crave variety.

Eat Street

Have Fun
There’s more to college than class (you didn't hear it from us).

Museums and Galleries
Music Venues
Various Fun Things

Take Care
Because you're an adult now.

Health and Wellness