The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.
The first Children's department in a Library was in the Minneapolis Public Library, which separated children's books from the rest of the collection in 1889.
The Guthrie Theater is the largest regional playhouse in the country.
Minneapolis is home to the oldest continuously running theater (Old Log Theater - Excelsior, MN)
The largest dinner theater in the country is the Chanhassan Dinner Theater in Chanhassen, MN
The Twin Cities is only one of two places in America that support two full-time, professional orchestras: The Minnesota Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. (The other city is New York City)
According to a local rumor that has never been dispelled, the Rolling Stones hit "You Can't Always Get What You Want" - written by Mick Jagger - was inspired by a trip he made to an Excelsior, MN drugstore when they were in town in 1964.