Taking In The Sights
Above: Heritage marker near Andersen Library on the West Bank describing Bohemian Flats, the immigrant community that formed along the river below the Washington Avenue Bridge. M writer Pauline Oo checks out The Campus Knoll marker to learn about the original University site and buildings.

The University’s Twin Cities campus can feel like a big place, but a cadre of University writers, archivists, and editors have made it your own with a newly designed self-guided walking trail. Thirty heritage markers along the way describe some of the campus’s unique academic, geographic, and historic features.

The trail is designed so you can visit as many markers and points of interest as you like. Or, if a particular marker interests you, like Crossing the River—West Bank Development, or The University’s Agricultural Roots, you can locate it on the map
and go directly to it. For a virtual walking tour of the Twin Cities campus, visit www.uservices.umn.edu/heritage.

Some of the other University campuses are creating similar markers. So if you find yourself at the Duluth, Morris, or the Twin Cities campuses with some time to spare, tie on those walking shoes and take a stroll down memory lane.


get more info The Twin Cities campus Heritage Trail brochures are available at University Relations, 6 Morrill Hall; the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, 200 McNamara Alumni Center; the St. Paul Student Center; and the Information booth on Pillsbury Drive.

A simplified version of the more detailed Heritage Trail map to the Twin Cities campus.


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