I spot a ton at MSP
! There are many spotting places that I enjoy. I even spot from my bedroom, I'm that close to MSP
At the airport, I go to Post Road sometimes, it's free, and you can meet a lot of other spotters there. Not too good for photography, due to fence in the way! Another is the parking garage, top level, level 9! You have unbeatable views of 12L/30R, and 30L/12R. Another great spot is when the aircraft arrive 30L/R, go over to the 30L approach lights, and sit around there and they come in super low! I don't think the people at Fort Snelling or the Air Force organization by the place care if you stay there for a while. During the summer, you frequently see the entire grassy field loaded with people viewing the aircraft come in!