Living in Loretto, MN
In addition to all of these exhilarating ways to enjoy the great outdoors, Loretto residents also have all the benefits of being so close to Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, with thousands of shops, restaurants, and cultural venues. One of Minneapolis’ most famous shopping centers is the Mall of America—internationally known for its 4.2 million square feet of retail space, the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, LEGO Imagination Center, a miniature golf course, and even an Underwater Adventures Aquarium. Another major Minneapolis attraction is the Hennepin Theatre District, which is home to all three State, Orpheum, and Pantages Theatres. Together these venues host a year-round calendar of world-class musical performances, comedy routines, theater productions, Broadway shows, and even literary talks from today’s highly acclaimed writers. There are many museums in Minneapolis, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Bell Museum of Natural History, and the Hennepin History Museum. And fun attractions such as the Minnesota Zoo, Valleyfair Amusement Park, and The Works Discovery Center are great reasons to bring the whole family into the city.