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MINNEAPOLIS

NORTHWEST OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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WELCOME TO THE MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST AREA Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization that represents the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, including Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minnesota. The bureau offers complimentary services to assist leisure travelers, meeting planners, tour operators and sporting event planners all while encouraging them to utilize the lodging and venues within its member cities.

We are excited for your visit to the vibrant cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove, Minnesota; coming together and creating your destination, Minneapolis Northwest! Our area projects a hometown feel with unique restaurants, local entertainment, lively attractions, abundant shopping, and more right in our own “backyard”; you will even find the city of Minneapolis! We are located about ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis which makes for a convenient and easy drive in and out of the city if desired—we think you will be fond of that. Whether you are visiting for a sporting event, a shopping spree, or just to kick back and relax, there is a lot to be discovered during your stay in the Minneapolis Northwest area, which we trust will be comforting and memorable.

For more information, please visit mplsnw.com

Need assistance with your next meeting or event? Reach out to the Minneapolis Northwest sales team to help you find a venue for your next event, reserve a room block for a group, or request welcome bags for your meeting attendees. Learn more about how the bureau can assist with your next meeting, convention or event at mnwmeetings.com.


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ATTRACTIONS What’s your idea of fun?

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SHOPPING Perfect locations for a shopping fix

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ARTS & CULTURE A little something for everyone

15 OUTDOORS Enjoy all the things you can do outside

19 DINING What are you hungry for?

27 SPORTS Minnesota loves their sports teams!

31 ACCOMMODATIONS Find a comfortable place to relax Cover Photo: Rush Creek Golf Club, Maple Grove Photo Credit: Jim Kruger, Landmark Photography


Brooklyn Park Tater Daze | Photo Credit: Lane Pelovsky

CALENDAR OF EVENTS winter

spring

DECEMBER

MARCH

Mistletoe & Memories

Macy’s Flower Show

Holiday Flower Show

Twin Cities Auto Show

metroConnections Holiday Lights Tours

Saint Paul Osman Shrine Circus

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

APRIL

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Minneapolis/Saint Paul Int’l Film Festival

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Minnesota Twins Baseball Season Opener

Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse Season Begins

Minnesota United Soccer Season Begins

City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival

MAY Art-A-Whirl Festival of Nations

>> FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL AREA, GO TO MPLSNW.COM/EVENTS 1 | Official Visitors Guide

Saint Paul Saints Baseball Season Opener


summer

fall

JUNE

SEPTEMBER

Brooklyn Park Tater Daze

Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze

Maple Grove Farmers Market Begins

SurlyFest

Brooklyn Park Farmers Market Begins

Minnesota Vikings Football Season Begins

Brooklyn Center’s Earle Brown Days

Maple Grove Autumn Arts Festival

Minnesota Lynx Basketball Season Begins Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) Back to the 50’s Weekend

JULY

OCTOBER Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Oktoberfest Minnesota Wild Hockey Season Begins

Red, White & Boom! Basilica Block Party

NOVEMBER

Maple Grove Days

Macy’s Santaland Begins

Eidem Farm Market Begins

Wells Fargo WinterSkate Begins

Minneapolis Aquatennial

Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Season Begins

Summer Faire at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

AUGUST Uptown Art Fair Loring Park Art Festival Powderhorn Art Fair Minnesota State Fair Maple Grove Triathlon Renaissance Festival

>> THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR ATTRACTS MORE THAN 1.6 MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY

Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze – Corn Pit

Minnesota State Fair

Maple Grove Triathlon

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ATTRACTIONS What’s your idea of fun? We’ve got plenty! Let’s start with a day at Sea Life Minnesota where you can watch the world’s largest collection of jellyfish glide right in front of your face. Or how about a brewery tour at Surly Brewing Company where all they want is for you to love their beer; and you will. Bowl a friendly, but competitive game at Brunswick Zone XL while you stuff your face with pizza and hopefully bowl a high score. Take your idea of fun and we bet you’ll find more fun here than you thought.

attraction tours Basilica of Saint Mary 88 North 17th Street Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.333.1381 | mary.org

Target Field One Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.338.9467 | minnesotatwins.com TCF Bank Stadium 420 Southeast 23rd Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.624.5283 | mygophersports.com Wabasha Street Caves 215 Wabasha Street South Saint Paul, MN 55107 651.292.1220 wabashastreetcaves.com/cavetour.html

boat tours Minneapolis Queen 22nd Avenue South & West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55454 952.474.8058 | twincitiescruises.com Cathedral of Saint Paul

Cathedral of Saint Paul 239 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.228.1766 cathedralsaintpaul.org/tours James J. Hill House 240 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.297.2555 mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh

brewery/wine tours 612Brew 945 Broadway Street Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413 612.217.0437 | 612brew.com/brewery Goose Lake Farm & Winery 6760 213th Avenue Northwest Elk River, MN 55330 763.753.9632 | gooselakefarm.com Summit Brewing Company 910 Montreal Circle Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.7800 summitbrewing.com/culture/tours

Padelford Riverboats Harriet Island Saint Paul, MN 55107 651.227.1100 | riverrides.com Paradise Charter Cruises 2 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331 952.474.8058 | twincitiescruises.com

Minnesota State Capitol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55155 651.296.2881 | mnhs.org/statecapitol

Surly Brewing Company 4811 Dusharme Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.535.3330 | surlybrewing.com

Real Ghost Tours 125 Main Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414 952.888.9200 | realghosttours.com Saint Paul Gangster Tour 215 Wabasha Street South Saint Paul, MN 55107 651.292.1220 wabashastreetcaves.com/gangster.html

Steamboat Minnehaha Excelsior Dock & Wayzata Dock 952.474.2115 | steamboatminnehaha.org

riding/walking tours Complete Helicopters 763.780.2898 | completehelicopters.com

Minnesota State Capitol

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ATTRACTIONS Gray Line of Minneapolis 952.985.7514 grayline-mpls.com/twin-cities-tours.cfm metroConnections 612.333.8697 | metroconnections.com Minneapolis by Bike 2327 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55405 612.600.7518 | minneapolisbybike.com

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center 5600 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.8333 | brooklynpark.org Brunswick Zone XL 7545 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.503.2695 | bowlbrunswick.com

Bunker Beach Waterpark MSP Tours (Bunker Hills Regional Park) 701 County Road A 612.229.9945 | msptours.com Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763.767.2895 | bunkerbeach.com Bunker Park Stables (Bunker Hills Regional Park) 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW Andover, MN 55304 763.757.9445 | bunkerparkstable.com Como Town Amusement Park 1301 Midway Parkway Saint Paul, MN 55103 651.487.2121 | comotown.com

Nice Ride Minnesota

Nice Ride Minnesota 877.551.6423 niceridemn.org/explore_by_bike Pedal Pub 952.703.9000 | pedalpub.com Segway Magical History Tour 125 Main Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414 952.888.9200 | magicalhistorytour.com The Fit Tourist 507.533.5348 | thefittourist.com

food/beverage tours Taste Twin Cities & Twin Cities Brewery Tours 612.280.4851 | tastetwincities.com

amusement AMF Earle Brown Lanes 6440 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.6250 | amf.com/earlebrownlanes Brooklyn Center Community Center 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.569.3400 | cityofbrooklyncenter.org 5 | Official Visitors Guide

Dave & Buster’s 11780 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.9815 | daveandbusters.com

Mall of America 60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8800 | mallofamerica.com Maple Grove Community Center 12951 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.6500 maplegrovemn.gov/communitycenter Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952.443.1400 | arboretum.umn.edu Nickelodeon Universe 5000 Center Court Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8800 | nickelodeonuniverse.com ProKart Indoors 11700 Troy Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.428.1333 | prokartindoor.com Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 13310 Industrial Park Boulevard Plymouth, MN 55441 763.331.3511 minneapolis.skyzonesports.com


ATTRACTIONS Valleyfair Amusement Park 1 Valleyfair Drive Shakopee, MN 55379 952.445.6500 | valleyfair.com

>> To save money on attractions, dining & hotels in the Minneapolis & Saint Paul area, visit mnwpromos.com

Valleyfair Amusement Park

Venetian Indoor Waterpark (Holiday Inn & Suites) 11801 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.3800 | venetianwaterpark.com WhirlyBall 13644 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 612.412.1895 | whirlyballtwincities.com

zoos & aquariums Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive Saint Paul, MN 55103 651.487.8200 | comozooconservatory.org Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124 952.431.9200 | mnzoo.com Sea Life Minnesota 120 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.853.0603 visitsealife.com/minnesota

Maple Grove Town Green

SUMMER FAIRE & TOWN GREEN MUSIC Located at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, Summer Faire is a concert series that gives local musicians the opportunity to play live music in an outdoor setting. Every Thursday starting in July, bring a lawn chair and sit back and relax in the central courtyard at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes for an hour long show. Not far down the road is another fantastic outdoor music stage: Town Green. Starting in June, Town Green is full of performances for their Sounds of Summer concert series. In July, they start the Movies by Moonlight series with family favorite movies through the remaining summer days.

>> For a detailed list of events in the Minneapolis Northwest area, visit mplsnw.com/events Sea Life Minnesota

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SHOPPING Need a shopping fix when you’re visiting the Minneapolis Northwest area? There’s a lot of shopping to experience during your stay. Enjoy a day at the beautiful Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, take a trip to the popular Mall of America, located only a short drive away, or spend a day at Albertville Premium Outlets where you will find designer fashions & sportswear on a budget. We didn’t forget about the outdoor enthusiasts who fit perfectly within the Minnesota lifestyle. Make a stop at Cabela’s, an 185,000 square foot shopping haven to make any outdoorsman happy. With several shopping options for the whole family make sure to plan a day or two to enjoy our diverse shopping scene; we think it’s worth every penny!

WHAT’S NEW AT ARBOR LAKES?

the arbor lakes shopping district Main Street Arbor Lakes Main Street & Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 arborlakes.net The Fountains at Arbor Lakes Hemlock Lane & Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 arborlakes.net The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes 12459 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.0504 | shoppesatarborlakes.com

shopping Albertville Premium Outlets 6415 Labeaux Avenue Northeast Albertville, MN 55301 763.497.1911 premiumoutlets.com/albertville Cabela’s 20200 Rogers Drive Rogers, MN 55374 763.493.8600 | cabelas.com Gaviidae Common 651 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402 612.372.1222 | gaviidaecommon.com Mall of America 60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8800 | mallofamerica.com Nicollet Mall Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 downtownmpls.com

Cost Plus World Market • Sola Salon Studios • Firehouse Subs Punch Pizza • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers • VOM FASS Waxing the City • Patrick’s Restaurant & Bakery • Glitz! Gowns

THE SHOPPES AT ARBOR LAKES The first life-style shopping center in the state of Minnesota, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove is a visitor favorite. With no tax on clothing and shoes, feel free to indulge in all 60 of the Shoppes’ stores including Anthropologie, Francesca’s Collections, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn, just to name a few. Take a lunch or dinner break at one of the Shoppes’ many restaurant choices, including Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Potbelly Sandwich Works or Pittsburgh Blue.

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ARTS & CULTURE We bet you’re a theatre, music, dance, museum, racing, or comedy fan. Did we guess right? Well you’re in luck because we have what you’re looking for and more. Here are a couple perspectives. Settle into your seat and relish in an outstanding play at one of the Twin Cities many theatres, sing along with the Shout House Dueling Pianos entertainers as they belt out your favorite song, discover a unique new artist at the Walker Art Center filled with modern & contemporary art, or place your hopeful bets at Running Aces Harness Park before the horses take the track. Were you looking for anything more?

casinos/racing Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club 1100 Canterbury Road Shakopee, MN 55379 952.445.7223 | canterburypark.com Elko Speedway 26350 France Avenue Elko New Market, MN 55020 952.461.7223 | elkospeedway.com Mystic Lake Casino 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Prior Lake, MN 55372 952.445.9000 | mysticlake.com Running Aces Harness Park 15201 Running Aces Boulevard Columbus, MN 55025 651.925.4600 | runningacesharness.com

Running Aces Harness Park

comedy Acme Comedy Company 708 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.6393 acmecomedycompany.com

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.206.3636 | thecowlescenter.org

history

Comedy Sportz 3001 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 612.870.1230 | comedysportztc.com

Eidem Homestead 4345 101st Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.8333 | brooklynpark.org

Joke Joint Comedy Club 801 Sibley Memorial Highway Saint Paul, MN 55118 651.330.9078 | jokejointcomedyclub.com

movie theatres

Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 612.825.1832 | stevierays.org

AMC Theatres Arbor Lakes 16 12575 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0379 | amctheatres.com

dance

Great Clips IMAX Theatre (Minnesota Zoo) 12000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124 952.431.4629 | imax.com

Northrop Auditorium 84 Church Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.325.6600 | northrop.umn.edu

New Hope Cinema Grill 2749 Winnetka Avenue North New Hope, MN 55427 763.417.0017 | newhopecinemagrill.com

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

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ARTS & CULTURE Regal Cinemas Brooklyn Center Stadium 20 6420 Camden Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.6300

museums

Minnesota History Center 345 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.259.3000 | mnhs.org Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.870.3046 | artsmia.org Science Museum of Minnesota 120 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.221.9444 | smm.org The Museum of Russian Art 5500 Stevens Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55419 612.821.9045 | tmora.org Minnesota History Center

Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.375.7600 | walkerart.org American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55407 612.871.4907 | asimn.org

Weisman Art Museum 333 East River Road Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.625.9494 | weisman.umn.edu

music venues

Bakken Museum 3537 Zenith Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55416 612.926.3878 | thebakken.org

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant 1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.332.1010 | dakotacooks.com

Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.624.7083 | bellmuseum.umn.edu

Fine Line Music Café 318 1st Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.8100 | finelinemusic.com

Ellingson Car Museum 20950 Rogers Drive Rogers, MN 55374 763.428.7337 | ellingsoncarmuseum.com

First Avenue & 7th Street Entry 701 1st Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.338.8388 | first-avenue.com

Foshay Museum & Observation Deck 821 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55402 612.215.3783 | foshaymuseum.com

Maple Grove Town Green 7991 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.6500 | maplegrovemn.gov Mill City Nights 111 5th St. North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.333.3422 | millcitynights.com Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.371.5600 | minnesotaorchestra.org Shout House Dueling Pianos 650 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.337.6700 | theshouthouse.com/mpls Varsity Theater 1308 4th Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414 612.604.0222 | varsitytheater.com

theatres Brave New Workshop 824 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 612.332.6620 | bravenewworkshop.com

Hennepin History Museum 2303 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.870.1329 | hennepinhistory.org

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 952.934.1525 | chanhassentheatres.com

Mill City Museum 704 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.341.7555 | millcitymuseum.org

Cross Community Players Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.391.2787 | crossplayers.org

Minnesota Children’s Museum 10 West Seventh Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.225.6000 | mcm.org

Fitzgerald Theater 10 Exchange Street East Saint Paul, MN 55101 651.290.1200 fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org

Minnesota Children’s Museum | Photo Credit: Jackie Mysak

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ARTS & CULTURE Guthrie Theater 818 South Second Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.377.2224 | guthrietheater.org

Old Log Theater 5185 Meadville Street Greenwood, MN 55331 952.474.5951 | oldlog.com

Plymouth Playhouse 2705 Annapolis Lane Plymouth, MN 55441 763.553.1600 | plymouthplayhouse.com

Historic State Theatre 805 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55402 612.339.7007 | hennepintheatretrust.org

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington Street North Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.282.3000 | ordway.org

Southern Theater 1420 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454 612.340.0155 | southerntheater.org

History Theatre 30 East 10th Street Saint Paul, MN 55101 651.292.4323 | historytheatre.com

Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.339.7007 | hennepintheatretrust.org

Huge Improv Theater 3037 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408 612.412.4843 | hugetheater.com

Pantages Theatre 710 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.339.7007 | hennepintheatretrust.org

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage 420 East Main Street Anoka, MN 55303 763.422.1838 | lyricarts.org

Park Square Theatre 20 West 7th Place Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.291.7005 | parksquaretheatre.org

Minnesota Centennial Showboat Levee Road Harriet Island Saint Paul, MN 55107 651.227.1100 theatre.umn.edu/showboat

Penumbra Theatre 270 North Kent Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.224.3180 | penumbratheatre.org Mill City Museum

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ARTS & CULTURE The Children’s Theatre Company 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.874.0400 | childrenstheatre.org Theatre in the Round 245 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454 612.333.2919 | theatreintheround.org Yellow Tree Theatre 320 5th Avenue Southeast Osseo, MN 55369 763.493.8733 | yellowtreetheatre.com

miscellaneous Maple Grove Arts Center 7916 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.250.1016 | maplegroveartscenter.org

Maple Grove Arts Center

Roy Wilkins Auditorium 175 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.4800 | theroy.org Saint Paul RiverCentre 175 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.4800 | rivercentre.org Target Center 600 First Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.673.0900 | targetcenter.com The Paint Pub 13607 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 612.747.2334 | the-paint-pub.com The Studio at Rush Creek 9481 Garland Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.315.3001 | studio-rush.com Xcel Energy Center 199 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.4800 | xcelenergycenter.com 13 | Official Visitors Guide

MAPLE GROVE ARTS CENTER Featuring an art gallery and an area for art classes, the Maple Grove Arts Center’s mission is to provide fine art, musical and theatrical exploration and appreciation opportunities. Every year they put on events such as the Red Show and the Green Show and the Black & White Show, featuring artists from Maple Grove and the surrounding area. The center also has a Fine Arts Boutique where anyone can come in to browse and purchase local art.


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OUTDOORS Whether visiting in the winter, spring, summer, or fall the Minneapolis Northwest area is always in season when it comes to what there is to love about the outdoors. Take a leisurely bike ride on miles of paved paths at Palmer Lake Park in Brooklyn Center where there’s wildlife around every curve, spend an afternoon hitting golf balls at one of our championship golf courses, or fly down the snowy tubing hill at The Winter Recreation Area located in Elm Creek Park Reserve. It’s never too hot or too cold to have fun when Minneapolis Northwest is always in season.

parks Centennial Park 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.569.3400 Archery, Paved Pathways, Tennis Courts, Picnic & Play Areas, Baseball & Softball Fields Clifton E. French Regional Park 12605 Rockford Road Plymouth, MN 55441 763.694.7750 Biking, Boating, Paddling, Skiing, Dog Trails, Fishing, Picnic & Play Areas, Geocaching, Hiking, Sledding, Swimming

Tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve

Elm Creek Park Reserve 12400 James Deane Parkway Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.694.7894

North Mississippi Regional Park 5114 North Mississippi Drive Minneapolis, MN 55430 763.694.7693

Archery, Biking, Camping, Skiing, Dog Trails, Geocaching, Horseback Riding, Nature Education, Picnic & Play Areas, Sledding, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Swimming

Biking, Boating, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking, Nature Education, Picnic & Play Areas, Snowshoeing

Eugene H. Hagel Arboretum 61st & Major Avenue Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.569.3300 Eight Acres, Paved Pathways, Natural Wetland with Wildlife & Flower Gardens

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park 10360 West River Road Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.694.7790 Biking, Dog Trails, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking, Showshoeing, Picnic Areas, Views of the Mississippi River Eagle Lake Regional Park 11000 Bass Lake Road Plymouth, MN 55442 763.694.7695 Biking, Paddling, Skiing, Dog Trails, Fishing, Geocaching, Golfing, Picnic Areas

Palmer Lake Park 2800 69th Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.569.3400 Largest Natural Environmental Preserve, Palmer Lake Loop is 3.1 miles, Paved Pathways, Woodchip Trail

Fish Lake Regional Park 14500 Bass Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.694.7818 Biking, Boating, Paddling, Dog Trails, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking, Picnic Areas, Swimming Noble Sports Park 4701 97th Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.8333 Soccer Fields, Softball Fields, Baseball Field, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Sand Volleyball Elm Creek Park Reserve

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OUTDOORS golf Brookland Golf Park 8232 Regent Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.488.6497 | brooklynpark.org Centerbrook Golf Course 5500 Lilac Drive North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.549.3750 | cityofbrooklyncenter.org Edinburgh USA 8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.315.8550 | edinburghusa.org Todd Anderson Adapted Complex Field (Northwoods Park) 7600 107th Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55448 763.493.8333 State-of-the-art competitive wheelchair softball field

Rush Creek Golf Club 7801 Troy Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0400 | rushcreek.com

The Mac Nine (Rush Creek Golf Club) 7801 Troy Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0400 | rushcreek.com

recreation Bunker Beach Water Park CSAH 14 & Foley Boulevard Coon Rapids, MN 55448 763.767.2895 | bunkerbeach.com Elm Creek Swimming Pond 12400 James Deane Parkway Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.694.7894 | threeriversparks.org Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area 12400 James Deane Parkway Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.694.7894 | threeriversparks.org

>> For a list of outdoor activities, visit mplsnw.com/outdoors

Weaver Lake Community Park 8401 Dunkirk Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.6504 Beach, Picnic Area & Grills, Tennis Courts, Ball Fields, Basketball Court, Playground, Sand Volleyball, Walking/Biking Trails, Fishing Pier Zane Sports Park 8717 Zane Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55448 763.493.8333 Baseball Fields, Softball Fields, Soccer Fields

BROOKLYN CENTER & BROOKLYN PARK BIKE TRAIL The cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota are working together on a trail that will link the Village Creek area in Brooklyn Park with the Palmer Lake Trail and Shingle Creek Regional Trail. The “Connections at Shingle Creek” project will improve conditions for pedestrians and bikers and will create outdoor learning spaces for local schools. Construction will begin in the summer of 2014.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE WEATHER TO BE LIKE? JANUARY Average High: 24° Average Low: 7°

FEBRUARY Average High: 29° Average Low: 13°

MARCH Average High: 41° Average Low: 24°

APRIL Average High: 58° Average Low: 37° Photo courtesy of Tim Lesmeister

MAY

FISHING IN MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST Of course every large city has skyscrapers, museums and attractions but Minneapolis has something that not many other big cities can offer—lakes. The Minneapolis Northwest area offers a variety of places to fill your fishing desires, plus the great Mississippi River. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing early morning fishing journey or a midday ice fishing adventure, you’ll find it in Minneapolis Northwest!

Average High: 69° Average Low: 49°

JUNE Average High: 79° Average Low: 59°

JULY Average High: 84° Average Low: 64°

AUGUST Average High: 81°

>> For more fishing information, including licensing, visit mnwfishing.com

Average Low: 62°

SEPTEMBER

PUBLIC BOAT-LAUNCH LAKES Fish Lake Twin Lakes Weaver Lake

MISSISSIPPI RIVER FISHING Coon Rapids Regional Park North Mississippi Regional Park

PUBLIC CARRY-IN LAKES Cedar Island Lake Eagle/Pike Lake Rice Lake

SOME FISH YOU CAN FIND IN OUR LAKES Walleye Bass Muskie

Sunfish Crappie Perch

Average High: 72° Average Low: 52°

OCTOBER Average High: 58° Average Low: 40°

NOVEMBER Average High: 41° Average Low: 26°

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DINING


DINING Finding a quick order breakfast, lunch for two, or dinner for ten is never a problem in the Minneapolis Northwest area. Pick up a fresh croissant at Chez Arnaud for breakfast (don’t forget the cappuccino), sip on an impromptu midday Minnesota Carmel Apple martini at Mad Jack’s Sports Café, or gather a group of friends and eat like kings and queens at Pittsburgh Blue, where we advise to not leave without dessert (they have table sized desserts!). Now go, we hear your stomach growling!

american

3 Squares Restaurant 12690 Arbor Lakes Parkway North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.3330 | 3squaresrestaurant.com 50’s Grill 5524 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.560.4947 | 50sgrill.com 6300 Steakhouse (Embassy Suites) 6300 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.2700 Applebee’s 1400 Brookdale Mall Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.1003 | applebees.com Applebee’s 7901 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.424.2730 | applebees.com Applebee’s 14400 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.3289 | applebees.com

Bakers Square 8000 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.424.1464 | bakerssquare.com

EB Grill (Earle Brown Lanes) 6440 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.9242

Champps Americana 13521 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.4515 | champpsmaplegrove.com

Erbert & Gerbert’s 7744 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.2996 | erbertandgerberts.com

Checkers 615 66th Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.585.9800 | checkers.com

Fat Nat’s Eggs 8587 Edinburgh Center Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.425.0117 | fatnatseggs.com

Chick-fil-A 11820 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.1773 cfarestaurant.com/maplegrove

Firehouse Subs 11649 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 763 | firehousesubs.com

Chuck E. Cheese 12945 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5520 | chuckecheese.com

Five Guys Burger & Fries 7814 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.5489 | fiveguys.com

Culver’s Restaurant 6900 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.566.1810 | culvers.com

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 11201 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 freddysusa.com

Culver’s Restaurant 16380 96th Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0242 | culvers.com

Girvan Grille (Edinburgh USA) 8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.315.8535 | girvangrille.com

Dave & Buster’s 11780 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.9815 | daveandbusters.com Dehn’s Country Manor 11281 Fernbrook Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.6460 | dehnscountrymanor.com Denny’s 6405 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.0073 | dennys.com Girvane Grille at Edinburgh USA

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DINING Granite City Food & Brewery 11909 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.0010 | gcfb.net

JC’s Bar & Grill 13540 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.2107

Old Country Buffet 13603 Grove Drive North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.6606 | oldcountrybuffet.com

Great American Grill (Hilton Garden Inn) 6350 Vinewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.509.9500

Kelly’s 19th Hole 8432 Noble Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.424.6110

Original Pancake House 6322 Vinewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.383.0888 | ophmg.com

Kelly’s On Boone 8517 63rd Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.536.8332

Palazzo Ristorante (Holiday Inn) 11801 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.425.3800

Lombard’s Restaurant (The Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel) 2200 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 | 763.566.8000

Panera Bread 6064 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.561.1000 | panerabread.com

Lookout Bar & Grill 8672 Pineview Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.4365 | lookoutbarandgrill.com

Panera Bread 7778 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.0436 | panerabread.com

Mad Jacks Sports Cafe 8078 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.424.9919 | madjackssportscafe.com

Perkins Restaurant 8585 Aspen Lane North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.493.4444 | perkinsrestaurants.com

Malone’s Bar & Grill 12635 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.447.6500 | malonesbarandgrill.net

Perkins Restaurant 11801 73rd Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.2020 | perkinsrestaurants.com

Mama G’s 9705 Highway 101 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.2588 | mamags.com

Pittsburgh Blue 11900 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.2663 | pittsburghbluesteak.com

Maple Tavern Restaurant 9375 Deerwood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.2700 | mapletavern.com

Potbelly Sandwich Shop 12409 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.3193 | potbelly.com

Noodles & Company 7840 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.1404 | noodles.com

Redstone American Grill 12109 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.0232 | redstonegrill.com

Great Harvest Bread Co. 13714 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.416.1911 | maplegrovebread.com

Mad Jacks Sports Cafe

Henry’s Café 9691 63rd Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.533.2304 | henryscafe.net Highlander (Rush Creek Golf Club) 7801 Troy Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0400 | rushcreek.com/highlander/ Houlihan’s Restaurant & Bar 12725 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5380 | houlihans.com IHOP Restaurant 5601 Xerxes Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.9622 | ihop.com IHOP Restaurant 14500 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.416.2068 | ihop.com Jammin’ Wings 2590 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.208.8368

Wadsworth Restaurant – Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

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DINING

Pittsburgh Blue

Reflect (Cambria Suites) 9655 Grove Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5556 Roasted Pear 9690 Colorado Lane Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.400.7677 | roastedpear.com Slim’s 6901 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.512.2000 | eatslims.com TGI Friday’s 11830 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.3446 | tgifridays.com Torge’s Grill (Courtyard Marriott) 11871 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.5355

Wagner’s Drive-In 7000 West Broadway Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.533.8262 | wagnersdrivein.com

Lemon Grass Thai 8600 Edinburgh Center Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.494.8809 | lemongrassthaicuisine.net

Which Wich 9416 Dunkirk Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.9424 | whichwich.com

Mongo’s Grill 11628 Fountains Drive North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.2695 | mongosgrill.com

Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon 12730 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.2422 | wildbills-sportssaloon.com

Mt. Fuji Sushi & Hibachi 7904 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.315.5885

asian

New King Buffet 5927 John Martin Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.8300

Benihana 11840 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.315.0090 | benihana.com C1 Buffet 6090 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.5588 | c1buffetmn.com Chin Yung 13704 83rd Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.8940 | chinyung.biz

Ocean Buffet 5810 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.3999 | oceanbuffetmn.com Oishi Sushi & Teriyaki 6930 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.208.3708

China Dragon 11251 96th Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.5170 chinadragon-restaurant.com China Hope 1428 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.585.1000 | chinahopetogo.com China Star Restaurant 6276 Boone Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.535.5447 Hiep Thanh BBQ & Deli 6201 Brooklyn Blvd Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.537.4430 | hiepthanhbbq.com Hong Kong 13631 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.9888 | hongkongmaplegrove.com

Wadsworth Restaurant (Minneapolis Marriott Northwest) 7025 Northland Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.536.3333 minneapolismarriottnw.com/wadsworth

House of Hui’s 6822 Humboldt Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55403 763.560.0240 Kyoto Sushi 13751 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.488.1588 | kyotomn.com

Panda Express 7645 Jolly Lane Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.424.3915 | pandaexpress.com Panda Garden Buffet 8089 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.391.8061 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 12071 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.9377 | pfchangs.com Phuong Trang Restaurant 8072 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.425.0009 minneapolisnorthwest.com | 22


DINING Port Arthur Cafe 8459 West Broadway Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.424.1220

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 11631 Fountains Drive North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.2271 | dickeys.com

Freeziac 9408 Dunkirk Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.488.1599 | freeziac.com

Que Viet Village House III 6100 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.0215

Famous Dave’s 7825 Vinewood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.4600 | famousdaves.com

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt 8097 Wedgewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.4656 | menchies.com

Sawatdee 7885 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5708 | sawatdee.com

Mr. BBQ 2101 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.231.4501 | mrbbqusa.com

Nadia Cakes 11650 Fountains Drive, Suite 207 Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.575.8885 | nadiacakes.com

Shanghai Chan 9640 Colorado Lane Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.315.8866

Z’s Smokin Bonez 16362 County Road 30 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.400.7979 | zsmokinbonez.com

Patrick’s Bakery & Café 12489 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 patricksbakerycafe.com

Sweet Basil 9310 Zane Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.391.7362 | sweetbasilcuisine.com

coffee/dessert

Schlotzsky’s 1180 Shingle Creek Crossing Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.503.4802 | schlotzskys.com

Thanh Vi Restaurant 3023 85th Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.424.9259 | thanhvimn.com

Tii Cup 7958 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 612.516.8859 | tii-cup.com

Vietnam House 7962 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.425.9991 | vnhouserestaurant.com

Tutti Frutti 7781 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.0362 | tfyogurt.com

Xin Xin 6930 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.560.2233 Zushiya Sushi 7885 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5708 | zushiyarestaurant.com

bbq

CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt

CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt 9610 Colorado Lane North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.400.7271 | cherryberryyogurtbar.com CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt 11630 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.273.4538 | cherryberryyogurtbar.com

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Chez Arnaud 13332 Bass Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.568.7756 | myfrenchbakery.net

italian

Cold Stone Creamery 7765 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.9161 | coldstonecreamery.com

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 12051 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.2225 | biaggis.com

Daily Dose Cafe & Espresso 15517 Grove Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.657.0919 | dailydosemn.com

Buca di Beppo 12650 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.3466 | bucadibeppo.com

Patrick’s Bakery & Café


DINING Olive Garden 12520 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.9699 | olivegarden.com

Godfather’s Pizza 7450 Unity Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.560.2667 | godfatherspizza.com

Sweet Taste of Italy 9576 Noble Parkway North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.4733 | sweettasteofitaly.com

Jet’s Pizza 9730 Schreiber Terrace North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.354.7688 | jetspizza.com Pizza Man 9703 63rd Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.533.6760 | pizzamanmg.com

General Pancho Villa 7978 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.315.0021 Rusty Taco 6346 Vinewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.355.5064 | rustytacomn.com

mexican Baja Sol Tortilla Grill 11611 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.315.2942 | baja-sol.com Chipotle 7631 Jolly Lane Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.315.5936 | chipotle.com Chipotle 9881 Maple Grove Parkway North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.5173 | chipotle.com Chipotle 7750 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5005 | chipotle.com Don Pablo’s 7887 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.6024 | donpablos.com El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant 13572 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.4443 elrodeomexicanrestaurantmn.com Fiesta Cancun Mexican Grill & Bar 1408 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.208.7959

Punch Pizza 12107 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 punchpizza.com Rocky Rococo Pizza 7540 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.560.5451 | rockyrococo.com

Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant 16314 County Road 30 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.777.8431 | teresasmexicanrest.com

pizza Angeno’s Pizza & Pasta 3160 Brookdale Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.560.0481 mealmeal.com/members/angenos.html Angeno’s Pizza & Pasta 13588 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.8200 | angenospizza.com Broadway Bar & Pizza 7951 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.4446 broadwaypizzamaplegrove.com Chanticlear Pizza 9511 Black Oaks Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.9949 | chanticlearpizza.com Davanni’s Pizza & Hot Hoagies 5937 Summit Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.8220 | davannis.com Frankie’s Pizza 13724 83rd Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.9220 | frankiespizza.com

Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant 9705 Schreiber Terrace Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.493.5920 | mysammys.com Scoreboard Pizza 6816 Humboldt Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.4455 Solos Pizza Café 13356 Bass Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.551.9999 | solospizza.com

seafood Red Lobster 12515 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.4646 | redlobster.com

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DINING other

TURN YOUR VACATION INTO A

BREWCATION

Claddagh Irish Pub 7890 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.773.7400 | claddaghirishpubs.com Great India 6056 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.8480 | greatindiarestaurant.us

Travelers have become more and more interested in drinking local beers when on vacation and we’ve got them covered!

Rodizio Grill 12197 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.657.1133 | rodiziogrill.com

612BREW – MINNEAPOLIS

SOCIABLE CIDER WERKS – MINNEAPOLIS

RATED R Hoppy with a burst

FREEWHEELER DRY APPLE

The Global Kitchen 6000 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.561.0211 | lacocinaglobal.net

of citrus * Taproom available

Light, crisp dry apple cider with structure * Taproom available

DANGEROUS MAN BREWING – MINNEAPOLIS

SUMMIT BREWING COMPANY – ST. PAUL

KOLSH Light malt tones with a bouquet

GREAT NORTHERN PORTER

of lemon and wheat * Taproom available

Coffee notes with a sweet, chocolate finish * Taproom available

INDEED BREWING COMPANY – MINNEAPOLIS

SURLY BREWING COMPANY – BROOKLYN CENTER

STIR CRAZY WINTER ALE

FURIOUS Waves of citrus, pine and

Notes of chocolate and rich caramel * Taproom available

caramel-toffee * Taproom available

WhirlyBall Bar & Grill 13644 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 612.412.1895 | whirlyballtwincities.com

>> For more dining options in the area, visit mplsnw.com

>> More information about your Brewcation: mplsnw.com/brewcation

MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST’S NEW RESTAURANTS 6300 STEAKHOUSE AT EMBASSY SUITES

PATRICK’S RESTAURANT & BAKERY

Brooklyn Center Located inside the Embassy Suites Minneapolis North, 6300 Steakhouse offers a unique, casual dining atmosphere with a menu of succulent steaks or try the chef’s famous jambalaya.

Maple Grove Bringing the finest bakery goods, pastries and chocolate to the Twin Cities, Patrick’s is more than just sweets, they also offer a full French inspired menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

FIESTA CANCUN MEXICAN GRILL & BAR

RUSTY TACO

Brooklyn Park A large menu of Mexican specialties awaits you at Fiesta Cancun, including quesadillas, fajitas, tacos and enchiladas. They also serve steak, hamburgers and even vegetarian options.

Maple Grove If you’re a taco fan then you will fall in love with Rusty Taco, a tex-mex, street-vendor style restaurant serving tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find the perfect taco bite from one of their 17 handmade tacos.

FIREHOUSE SUBS

SCHLOTZSKY’S

Maple Grove Specializing in hot and cold subs, Firehouse Subs piles their sandwiches with premium meats and cheeses and steams them to perfection. What makes this restaurant unique? It was founded by Firemen!

Brooklyn Center Serving sandwiches, pizza, salads, soups, and desserts, Schlotzsky’s brings all of your lunch and dinner favorites to you fresh daily. They even offer a Cinnabon Express!

JAMMIN’ WINGS SPORTS BAR & GRILL Brooklyn Center Customers get their pick of wings, hamburgers, burritos and pizza with 15 beers on tap at the bar, including many local brews from Minnesota.

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WHIRLYBALL TWIN CITIES Maple Grove Known for the fun “sport” of WhirlyBall, this attraction venue also offers their customers a full kitchen and bar. Come for lunch, dinner or a drink and stay for a game of WhirlyBall with friends.


fashion is here to play.

From fashionistas to fun seekers to food lovers, Mall of AmericaŽ has something for everyone to enjoy with 520 stores, over 50 restaurants and attractions galore! Get ready to shop like a pro, brave spine-tingling rides, taste delectable dining and maybe even spot your favorite celebrity. Plus, there’s no sales tax on clothing or shoes! mallofamerica.com /MallofAmerica @MallofAmerica


SPORTS


SPORTS Minnesota is known as the state of hockey, which makes Minnesotans huge hockey fans, but they also love football, baseball and basketball; and sometimes can be a little obsessed. Ask the Minnesota Vikings fan who wears his Viking horns every Sunday what he would do for his team, or talk to the Minnesota Twins fan that has a framed homer hanky from the 1987 World Series above her mantel about her game-time superstitions, even though she isn’t on the team. Go to a Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, or Wild game and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Minnesotans love their Minnesota sports.

stadiums & arenas Mariucci Arena 1901 4th Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.625.5804

STADIUM RENOVATIONS

Midway Stadium 1771 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN 55108 651.644.6512

TARGET CENTER: Remaining open during its renovation, Target Center will go under a $97 million facelift starting in 2014. The project is scheduled to be completed in 18-24 months and will continue to be home to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx basketball teams.

Ridder Arena 1901 4th Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.625.5804 Target Center 600 North 1st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55303 612.673.1600 Target Field 1 Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.659.3400

MIDWAY STADIUM: August 28th, 2014 will be the last Saint Paul Saints home game at Midway Stadium. The Saints will move to Saint Paul’s Lowertown district with a hopeful date of May 15th, 2015 for opening day at the new stadium. VIKINGS STADIUM: 2013 was the last Minnesota Vikings season at Mall of America Field. Looking forward, the Vikings will play their 2014 and 2015 season home games at TCF Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Gopher football team plays. Completion of the new stadium is set for July 2016 and will feature 64,000 seats, a one-of-a-kind translucent roof and skyway connection to adjacent parking ramps.

TCF Bank Stadium 2009 University Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.624.8080 Williams Arena 1925 University Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.625.5000 Xcel Energy Center 175 Kellogg Boulevard West Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.4800

>> For more information about Minnesota’s stadiums & professional sports teams, visit mplsnw.com/sports

The Saint Paul Saints’ new stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 season

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SPORTS minnesota sports teams Minnesota Gophers University Sports 612.624.8080 | gophersports.com Minnesota Lynx Women’s Basketball 612.673.8400 | wnba.com/lynx Minnesota RollerGirls Women’s Roller Derby 612.296.4743 | mnrollergirls.com

Minnesota Swarm Men’s Lacrosse 888.667.9276 | mnswarm.com

Minnesota Vikings Men’s Football 952.828.6500 | vikings.com

Minnesota Timberwolves Men’s Basketball 612.673.1600 | nba.com/timberwolves

Minnesota Vixen Women’s Football mnvixen.com

Minnesota Twins Men’s Baseball 612.375.1366 | mntwins.com

Minnesota Wild Men’s Hockey 800.745.3000 | wild.nhl.com

Minnesota United Men’s Soccer 763.792.7355 | mnunitedfc.com

Saint Paul Saints Men’s Baseball 651.644.3517 | saintsbaseball.com

In the last three years, the Minnesota Lynx have won two WNBA championships.

Recently announced: Minnesota will host the 2018 NCAA Men’s Hockey Frozen Four.

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Voted Best in Minnesota

Driving Range • Short Game Practice Facility • Golf Shop • Restaurant /Bar 8700 Edinbrook Parkway • Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 • 763-315-8550 • www.edinburghusa.com

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ACCOMMODATIONS


ACCOMMODATIONS Get comfortable. Like, relax onto a cozy bed and enjoy the moment as you sink into the abyss kind of comfortable. Minneapolis Northwest area hotels offer that kind of comfort and much more. How could there be more? Well, to make your visit more comfortable how about we suggest you check out your hotel’s free parking, the local area shopping scene, the hundreds of restaurants right outside your hotel’s door, and its close proximity to downtown Minneapolis. We agree, it’s great and we welcome you to get as comfortable as you would like.

Complimentary Breakfast

Fitness Room

Guest Laundry

brooklyn center Best Western Plus 2050 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.7500 | 800.634.3444

Country Inn & Suites 2550 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.561.0900 | 800.456.4000

Days Inn 6415 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.561.8400 | 800.329.7466

Embassy Suites Minneapolis North 6300 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.2700 | 800.362.2779

Meeting Rooms

Accepts Pets

Pool

Motel 6 2741 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.9789 | 800.466.8356

Restaurant On-Site

Shuttle Service

Wi-Fi

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest 7025 Northland Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.536.8300 | 877.303.1681

Quality Inn 1600 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.7464 | 877.424.6423

Super 8 6445 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.9810 | 800.800.8000

The Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel 2200 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.8000 | 800.481.3556

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

brooklyn park Extended Stay America 2701 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.549.5571 | 800.398.7829

La Quinta Inn & Suites 7011 Northland Circle Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.971.8000 | 800.642.4271

The Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Complimentary Breakfast

Fitness Room

Guest Laundry

Meeting Rooms

maple grove

Staybridge Suites

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Shuttle Service

Staybridge Suites 7821 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.8856 | 800.238.8000

Courtyard Marriott 11871 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.5355 | 888.236.2427

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis/Maple Grove

Restaurant On-Site

Holiday Inn & Suites 11801 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.3800 | 866.391.6253

Cambria Suites 9655 Grove Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5556 | 877.424.6423

Hampton Inn 7745 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.4498 | 888.432.4498

Pool

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis/Maple Grove 6350 Vinewood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.509.9500 | 877.782.9444

Asteria Inn & Suites 7285 Forestview Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.2277 | 800.641.1000

Extended Stay America 12970 63rd Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.694.9747 | 800.398.7829

Accepts Pets

Wi-Fi


MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST HOTEL RENOVATIONS ASTERIA INN & SUITES Maple Grove Asteria Inn & Suites provides comfortable rooms at affordable rates. Their amenities include free continental breakfast and cable/satellite TV, free high speed internet and free parking.

BEST WESTERN PLUS

The Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel

Brooklyn Center Recently remodeled, the Best Western Plus offers upgraded amenities to meet the high standards of today’s traveler. Choose from several room types; from king-sized beds to a variety of spacious suites with whirlpool tubs.

QUALITY INN & SUITES Brooklyn Center Catering to families, teams, business travelers and meeting attendees, the Quality Inn & Suites offers the comfort of home. Awake each morning and receive friendly service from the hotel staff and a free deluxe continental breakfast buffet.

THE MINNEAPOLIS BOULEVARD HOTEL Brooklyn Center This full-service hotel offers a customized experience to all of their guests. Amenities at the hotel include an onsite restaurants and bar, free parking, business service center and a health and fitness center. Best Western Plus

All Arbor Lakes, all the time.

Business Directory • Special Offers • Promotions • Events

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transportation AIRPORTS

CHARTER BUSES

MSP Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) – 612.726.5555 MSP Terminal 2 (Humphrey) – 612.726.5555

AIRPORT SHUTTLES

First Student Bus Company – 763.421.5785 Lorenz Bus Company – 763.784.7196 Osseo Brooklyn Bus Service – 763.425.2542 Richfield Bus Company – 952.881.1111

Executive Express – 888.522.9899 Super Shuttle – 612.827.7777

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

BUSES & TRAINS

Metro Transit Bus & Light Rail – 612.373.3333 Maple Grove Transit – 763.494.6005 Northstar Commuter Rail – 888.478.6782

Amtrak – 800.872.7245 Greyhound – 800.231.2222 Jefferson Lines – 800.767.5333 Mega Bus – 877.462.6342

TAXIS Airport Taxi – 763.544.0000 All Metro Taxi – 763.557.1900 Brooklyn Park Town Car – 763.772.7568 Gold Star – 952.881.4444 Gopher State Airport Taxi – 877.886.6999 Suburban Taxi – 763.545.1234

CAR RENTALS Alamo – 800.462.5266 Avis – 800.831.2847 Budget – 800.527.0700 Dollar – 800.800.4000 Enterprise – 800.325.8007 Hertz – 800.654.3131 National – 800.227.7368 Payless – 800.729.5377 Thrifty – 800.367.2277

contact us Do you need a little bit more information about the Minneapolis Northwest area? Contact the Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau, we’re experts!

Address:

Main Phone:

General E-mail:

7100 Northland Circle N, Suite 102 Minneapolis, MN 55428

763.566.7722 | 800.541.4364

info@mplsnw.com

Staff: DAVE LOOBY

TIM ZUNKER

Executive Director dave@mplsnw.com

Senior Sports & Marketing Manager tim@mplsnw.com

MISSY STAHLECKER

LINDSAY SPIROS

Office Manager missy@mplsnw.com

Sales & Marketing Manager lindsay@mplsnw.com

ANNETTE BELDING

DANIELLE MOON

Senior Sales & Business Development Manager annette@mplsnw.com

Sales & Marketing Coordinator danielle@mplsnw.com

JENNY HEGER

KATIE BLAKE

Sales & Business Development Manager jenny@mplsnw.com

Creative Marketing & Project Coordinator katie@mplsnw.com

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Entertain Your Clients, Prospects, & Employees!

The Saints provide a unique, affordable, and memorable experience for groups of all sizes! * Enjoy a pre-game catered meal in one of our many picnic areas * Soak in the view from the grandstand, party deck, or on the field in the Killebrew Box Seats * Choose an employee to rob a homer, steal a base or participate in an on-field promotion * Take a group photo on the field after the game * Friday Night Fireworks All Summer Long!

Tickets start at $5 for kids & $6 for adults

651-644-6659 651-644-6659 groups.saintsbaseball.com groups.saintsbaseball.com


MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST CVB 7100 NORTHLAND CIRCLE NORTH SUITE 102 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55428

Anthropologie | BAnAnA repuBlic | BAth & Body Works | BiAggi’s | Buckle coldWAter creek

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pottery BArn | ultA | victoriA’s secret | Whole foods | WilliAms-sonomA

2014 event

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Join us at the shoppes for the following events this year! Camp arbor • tuesdays, June 10-July 22 KidstoCK • saturday, June 14 summer faire ConCert series • thursdays, July 10-august 21 woofstoCK • saturday, august 9 girl’s night out • thursday, october 2 winter wonderland weeKend • december 13-14 • 2014 event schedule is tentative and subject to change •

shoppesatarborlakes.com | 763.424.0504 | featuring 65 stores and 9 restaurants


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