Trip Planner:   USA  /  Minnesota  /  Minneapolis  /  IDS Building

IDS Building, Minneapolis

3.3
IDS Building is located in Minneapolis. Arrange your visit to IDS Building and discover more family-friendly attractions in Minneapolis using our Minneapolis road trip planning website .
Create an itinerary including IDS Building
map
IDS Building Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
31 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • September 30, 2017
    I think the only interesting feature about this skyscraper is the 105 foot ceiling-to-floor water fountain in the Crystal Court. I don't think we would have found it had we not been staying at the Mar...  more »
  • February 13, 2017
    Downtown Minneapolis has some many great buildings to photograph from all sorts of angles and taking advantage of reflections is one of my favorite shots!  more »
  • January 9, 2017
    It's basically a generic 1970's style skyscraper with a chain store Court thingie. Only for completists.  more »
Google
  • February 9, 2017
    The IDS Center, built in the 1970s, was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis, and gave the otherwise drab, unremarkable downtown something new: a skyline. It is still the tallest building in the city (50 floors), and the tallest high-rise towers that now surround the IDS have deferentially limited their height to at least a couple feet shorter than the city's tallest building. The Crystal Court's enclosed public square is an amazing feat of architecture; recently, the busy two-level concourse seems to have lost a majority of its retail tenants in a sudden exodus early in 2017, which has created a bit of hollowness for those of us who walk through the space regularly.
  • January 26, 2017
    The interior is beautifully designed and there is a variety of different shops and banks. And lots of signage directing you along the halls. It could use more bathrooms that are located closer together though.
  • November 9, 2016
    What a cool building to go through lots of great business work in this building but easy of finding even for 50+ floors. Great views from almost all offices really over sees downtown area & beyond love working out at building can't wait for Nicollet to get finished. Inside view from above worth just walking in & taken a look around donuts on lower level in center area big great & fresh every day
  • November 11, 2016
    50 floor, Windows on Minneapolis is a great venue. Food from Basil's restaurant is very good. Convenient underground parking.
  • February 18, 2017
    The fountain at the Crystal Court is one of the most peaceful spots in the city.

Plan your trip to Minneapolis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Minneapolis

To stay in the thick of tourist action, choose a hotel in downtown Minneapolis. This area offers many independent and chain hotels, with rooms that range from budget-friendly to high-end. You can also stay close to the area by exploring mid-range hotels just a few blocks from downtown that are set in quieter neighborhoods with fewer tourists. If you have access to a car and don't mind driving to most major attractions, you can consider a good value motel or inn just outside the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Minneapolis by other users

3 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Mexico, United States & Asia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Minneapolis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Minneapolis & Portland BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans