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  • 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.

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