Attraction Spotlight: Foshay Tower

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 11:56am.

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The Foshay Tower, named after the original owner and builder Wilbur Foshay, now goes by W Minneapolis – The Foshay hotel. It’s a skyscraper in Minneapolis that was modeled after the Washington Monument back in 1929 before the crack of the stock market. It stands 447 feet high with 32 floors and has an antenna at the top extending the structure’s height to 607 feet.

Part of the National Register of Historic Places, this landmark of Minneapolis includes a museum, observation deck, hotel, bars and other amenities. Here is a look at what you’ll experience at the Foshay Tower.

About Foshay Tower

The Foshay Tower has an observation deck in which you can experience the first skyscraper built in the state of Minnesota. This significant building is a must-see experience in the city due to its history and unique architectural design. The observation deck is on the 30th floor where you can see 30 miles on a clear day. The building was renovated in 2008 to be reopened as the W Minneapolis – The Foshay in order to feature a 229 room hotel.


The 229 room hotel is at the heart of downtown Minneapolis in the art and entertainment scene. You can enjoy world-class cultural institutions, professional sports, outdoor adventures and luxury shopping in walking distance of Foshay. You can stay in one of their beautiful rooms or upgrade to an “extreme wow suite” with amazing views, a living room, fireplace, oversized tub and oversized shower.


The hotel has amazing features and services. You can enjoy the FIT Gym, P.A.W. Pets, Whatever/Whenever Service, 24 hour concierge, massage services, town car service and much more. The hotel also features Manny’s Steakhouse, the Living Room Bar and the Prohibition Bar. Check out the Observation Deck and Museum all week for all ages to enjoy.

The Foshay Tower, now called the W Minneapolis – Foshay Tower hotel, is a must-see experience in Minneapolis. 

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