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MINNEAPOLIS

NORTHWEST

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MULTIPLE CITIES, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

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Welcome to Minneapolis Northwest Multiple Cities, Endless Possibilities

We are excited to welcome you to the vibrant Minneapolis Northwest cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove, Minnesota! Our area is located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, which makes for an easy drive in and out of the city. Visitors are lucky to have the buzz of the city right in their backyard, while still enjoying the comforts of home and conveniences such as FREE parking at all hotels & venues. With unique restaurants, local entertainment, and lively attractions, there is much to be discovered during your stay in Minneapolis Northwest. A Shopper’s Haven Our area is a shopping hub for the Twin Cities. Home to Minnesota’s first lifestyle shopping center, the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district is made up of over 150 boutiques, specialty chains and more. For savvy bargain hunting, Albertville Premium Outlets is your stop. Fun for the Whole Family Minneapolis Northwest is a family-friendly destination, rain or shine. Splash around on the sandy beaches of the Elm Creek Swimming Pond or try a game of Whirlyball, the wackiest sport ever played in bumper cars. Feel the thrills of 40mph racing at ProKart Indoors. If waterslides are more your speed, Bunker Beach Water Park has six.

Renowned Theatre & Arts Minneapolis/ St. Paul has a thriving arts scene with critically acclaimed fine art museums, iconic theatres, two professional orchestras, and an internationally renowned opera company. Discover new shows at popular, yet intimate venues such as Plymouth Playhouse and Yellow Tree Theatre, or head downtown to browse the famous Walker Art Center. An Outdoor Escape Our area is home to a number of Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes, not to mention the Mighty Mississippi. From paddling the river, biking or hiking miles of beautiful trails, to cross-country skiing and snow tubing at Elm Creek Park Reserve, there is an abundance of outdoor activities to take part in year round. Whether you are visiting for a sporting event, business, or just to kick back and relax, everything the area has to offer is right at your fingertips in Minneapolis Northwest. 35W

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Table of Contents Events 3-6

Edinburgh USA Attractions + Entertainment 7-18 Arbor Lakes Shopping

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Dining 25-32 Brewcation 33-34 Sports 35-36

Town Green

Outdoor Recreation

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Accommodations 41-44 Getting Around 45 Cover Photo: Weaver Lake, Maple Grove | Why Not Paddle Photo Credit: Anthony Georgis

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Don’t Miss Events Minnesota State Fair

The ‘Great Minnesota Get-Together’ is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The State Fair features more than 450 foods (many on-a-stick), hundreds of entertainment options, over 60 carnival rides, special exhibits, and agricultural competitions.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival A nearly 130 year old tradition! Signature events include the Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler, Securian Winter Run, King Boreas Grand Day Parade, Torchlight parade, Snow Carving Contest, Winter Wonderland in Rice Park, and much more. This event offers something for all ages!

Town Green Sounds of Summer Town Green in Maple Grove is a park with an emphasis on creative arts performances. It is home to the Sounds of Summer performance series featuring a wide variety of live music, entertainment, and outdoor movies. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze Find your way through Minnesota’s largest corn maze in Brooklyn Park. The Harvest Festival is full of fun activities for the whole family, including a corn pit, straw bale maze, petting zoo, hayrides, and more! Every year a portion of ticket sales is donated to a local charity.

Get the lowdown from locals on the best places to go while you’re in town. We asked residents to share their favorite spots in the Minneapolis Northwest area and now we’re letting you in on the secret! Discorver top local attractions, restaurants, and activities anywhere you see the “Locals Love It” icon in this guide. 3 | minneapolisnorthwest.com


Minneapolis Northwest City Festivals Live like a local! Tater Daze in Brooklyn Park celebrates the city’s farming heritage (specifically potatoes!). Earle Brown Days in Brooklyn Center honors a noted farmer and civic leader. Maple Grove Days is a 5-day, action packed festival highlighted by Saturday night fireworks.

Life time Tri Maple Grove Life Time Tri Maple Grove welcomes elite and avid triathletes, amateurs and everyone in between. From views of Maple Grove’s charming landscape to the countryside of Plymouth and Corcoran, triathletes can expect the best from Life Time Tri Maple Grove.

Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Summer Faire The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ popular summer concert series! Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere providing FREE live music from talented local artists. Past performers have included Kari Noble and Tim Mahoney.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Journey back in time to experience this charming 16th century village featuring 22 acres of live entertainment, shopping, food, and fun. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is one of the largest themed events in the world with an annual attendance of 300,000.

MSRA Back to the 50’s Weekend At Minnesota Street Rod Association’s Back to the 50’s Weekend, nearly 12,000 registered hot rods, customs and classics will be on display. Reminisce about riding up and down Main Street with your buddies while enjoying live 50’s music, fun kids’ activities, food, and much more.

Basilica Block Party A beloved Twin Cities outdoor summer concert located at the foot of the stunning Basilica of St. Mary. The block party has two nights and three stages of great music. Past headliners have included Train, Goo Goo Dolls, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Ingrid Michaelson, and more.

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Calendar of Events Minnesota Twins Game April 2015

June 2015

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

Electric Run

April 9th – 25th St. Anthony Main Theatre

Festival of Nations April 30th – May 3rd Saint Paul RiverCentre

June 5th Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Live Harness Horse Racing June 6th – September 12th Running Aces Harness Park

Brooklyn Park Tater Daze June 18th – 21st

May 2015 Cinco de Mayo West Side Festival May 2nd West Saint Paul

Maple Grove Half Marathon May 9th Maple Grove Senior High School

Live Horse Racing May 15th – September 12th Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club

Art-A-Whirl May 15th – 17th Various Northeast Minneapolis Locations

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival May 26th – 31st Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Various Brooklyn Park Locations

MSRA Back to the 50’s Weekend June 19th – 21st Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Stone Arch Bridge Festival June 20th – 21st St. Anthony Main Street

Brooklyn Center Earle Brown Days June 25th – 27th Various Brooklyn Center Locations

July 2015 Red, White, & Boom! July 3rd - 4th Downtown Minneapolis Waterfront

Maple Grove Days July 8th - 12th Various Maple Grove Locations

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Calendar Basilica Block Party

Minnesota State Fair

July 10th - 11th

August 27th – September 7th

Basilica of Saint Mary

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The Color Run July 12th Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Minnesota Fringe Festival July 30th - August 9th Various Minneapolis Locations

September 2015 Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze Weekends, Late September - October

November 2015 Deer Widows Weekend November 6th - 8th Albertville Premium Outlets

Macy’s Santaland Late November - December Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis

Brooklyn Park

ValleySCARE & Planet Spooky September 19th - November 1st Valleyfair

October 2015 Girls Night Out October 1st The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend October 2nd – 4th Various Minneapolis Locations

August 2015

Oktoberfest

Irish Fair of MN

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

August 7th – 9th

October 9th – 10th

December 2015 Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade December 5th Main Street Arbor Lakes

Harriet Island

Nightmare Hallow-Scream Park

Uptown Art Fair

Running Aces Harness Park

Holiday Lights Tour (Award Winning City Tours)

Uptown

Trail of Terror

Various Minneapolis Locations

Woofstock

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Grounds

August 7th – 9th

August 8th The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

Powderhorn Art Fair August 8th – 9th Powderhorn Park

Loring Park Art Festival August 8th – 9th Loring Park

Life Time Tri Maple Grove August 22nd

October 9th – 31st

Weekends, October 9th – 31st

December 5th, 12th & 19th

Winter Wonderland Weekend December 12th -13th The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

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Elm Creek Park Reserve

Minnesota Renaissance Festival August 22nd – October 4th Festival Grounds, Shakopee

Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

>> for more details and a full list of events go to MPLSNW.COM/Events

August 23rd Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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30 Places To Explore In Minneapolis/St. Paul Albertville Premium Outlets

Arbor Lakes

Brunswick Zone XL

6415 Labeaux Avenue Northeast Albertville, MN 55301 763.497.1911 | premiumoutlets.com

12459 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.0504 | arborlakes.net

7545 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.503.2695 | bowlbrunswick.com

Albertville Premium Outlets features an upscale collection of 100 name-brand outlet stores. Shop 100 designer and brand name outlets, including Addidas, Calvin Klein, Coach, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and many more.

Made up of 3 distinct shopping districts, Arbor Lakes has it all! The Fountains at Arbor Lakes, Main Street Arbor Lakes, and The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes have over 150 stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options, offering something for everyone.

Endless lanes for bowling, a giant game room, lazer tag, billiards, and a super-size lounge to relax with friends or catch the big game.

Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Como Town Amusement Park

1100 Canterbury Road Shakopee, MN 55379 952.445.7223 | canterburypark.com

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

1225 Estabrook Drive Saint Paul, MN 55103 651.487.8200 | comozooconservatory.org

Place your bets at Canterbury Park, home to live horse racing, simulcast racing and a 24/7 card casino; all just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis & St. Paul.

Featuring three theatres all under one roof, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres puts together a great show! Add delicious food and drink, plus amazing company and you’ll have one fantastic theatre experience.

One of the last FREE zoos in the United States, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is home to a wide array of animals and plants and welcomes visitors 365 days a year. Como Town Amusement Park is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides.

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Places To Explore

Guthrie Theater

Hennepin Theatre Trust

Mall of America

818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.377.2224 | guthrietheater.org

Hennepin Avenue Downtown Minneapolis 800.982.2787 | hennepintheatretrust.org

60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8800 | mallofamerica.com

Take in a play at this iconic Minneapolis theatre. Open to the public year-round, this award-winning cultural destination houses three theatres, dramatic public spaces and distinctive dining.

Home to four outstanding theatres: Orpheum Theatre, State Theatre, Pantages Theatre, and New Century Theatre. Events include presenting Broadway touring productions, concerts, comedy, speakers, and other variety entertainment.

Mall of America, located about 10 minutes south of Minneapolis, is one of the top tourist destinations in the country! This shopping mecca features over 520 stores and 50 restaurants. Some of its own leading attractions include Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, LEGO Store, Theatres at Mall of America, and more!

Mill City Museum

Minneapolis Queen

Minnesota Children’s Museum

704 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.341.7582 | millcitymuseum.org

2150 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55415 952.474.8058 | twincitiescruises.com

10 West 7th Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.225.6000 | mcm.org

Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, this museum teaches visitors and groups about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River and Minneapolis Skyline. Their paddle-wheeler offers cruises ranging from sight-seeing cruises, delicious lunch cruises, Sunday brunch, and wine tastings to romantic dinner cruises.

Take your kids where they can touch, climb, splash, crawl, push, pull, and press it all! Children ages 6 months through 10 years and their adult guests can explore seven galleries packed with extraordinary hands-on adventures.

Brunswick Zone XL “This place is incredibly fun, and not just for bowling. They have an amazing lazer tag arena, bumper cars, and an arcade. Prepare to have a good time!” -Lauren W. minneapolisnorthwest.com | 8


Places To Explore

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minnesota History Center

Minnesota State Capitol

2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.870.3000 | artsmia.org

345 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.259.3000 | minnesotahistorycenter.org

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55155 651.296.2881 | mnhs.org/statecapitol

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, they link the past to the present and enables global conversations.

The Minnesota History Center is an interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, featuring hands-on experiences, larger-than-life replicas, and multi-media presentations.

Take a FREE tour and hear stories about the Minnesota State Capitol’s history, art and architecture. See the chambers where government decisions are made and, weather permitting, walk to the quadriga (golden horses) on the roof of the capitol.

Minnesota Zoo

Mystic Lake Casino

Nickelodeon Universe

13000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124 952.431.9200 | mnzoo.org

2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Prior Lake, MN 55372 952.445.9000 | mysticlake.com

Mall of America - 5000 Center Court Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8000 | nickelodeonuniverse.com

Located on nearly 500 rolling, wooded acres, the Minnesota Zoo is home to penguins, a lush tropical forest and aviary, marine center, boreal forest, tundra, and a family farm. With more than 4,100 animals, you’re bound for a new adventure on every visit!

Mystic Lake Casino offers 24-hour fun and excitement, in addition to the most slot machines and blackjack tables in Minnesota. Don’t forget about high stakes bingo and their new championship golf course!

Nickelodeon Universe is the world’s largest indoor amusement park, featuring seven acres of unique indoor attractions and entertainment. The only exclusive Nickelodeon theme park in the world, featuring rides, meet and greets with Nick characters, and much more.

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Places To Explore

Orchestra Hall

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Plymouth Playhouse

1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.371.5600 | minnesotaorchestra.org

345 Washington Street North Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.282.3000 | ordway.org

705 Annapolis Lane Plymouth, MN 55441 763.553.1600 | plymouthplayhouse.com

Orchestra Hall is the home of the acclaimed Minnesota Orchestra. Their artistic leader, Music Director Osmo Vänskä, guides a season encompassing nearly 175 concerts that are heard live by 350,000 individuals.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts features a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, jazz, and vocal artists.

The Plymouth Playhouse is an intimate 211 seat theater perfect for both individuals and groups. It remains dedicated to fostering new Off-Broadway style American musical comedies with many new ideas and titles to come.

The Paint Pub

ProKart Indoor Racing

Running Aces Harness Park

13607 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 612.747.2334 | the-paint-pub.com

11700 Troy Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.428.1333 | prokartindoor.com

15201 Running Aces Boulevard Columbus, MN 55025 651.925.4600 | runningacesharness.com

The Paint Pub is an art studio café where you can sip beer & wine while painting in a fun environment. Unwind with friends & family as instructors walk you through step-by-step instructions to create your own masterpiece. Great for groups and private parties!

Bring out your inner speed demon at ProKart indoors! With hairpin turns, and speeds up to 40 mph, you’ll feel like a true race car driver. ProKart offers year-round racing, indoors and outdoors for ages 12 and up.

Running Aces Harness Park is a cutting-edge Las Vegas style card room, with live summer harness racing, a full service restaurant and year round Simulcast wagering. The only professional harness park in Minnesota!

The Paint Pub

ProKart Indoor Racing

“I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun in a classroom setting! I love the concept of enjoying food and beverages while you paint.” -Risa Y.

“It’s such a thrill driving around the sharp corners while going so fast! I feel like a professional racer behind the wheel.” -Thomas R. minneapolisnorthwest.com | 10


Places To Explore

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

Science Museum of Minnesota

Valleyfair Amusement Park

Mall of America - 120 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.0202 | visitsealife.com/Minnesota

120 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.221.9444 | smm.org

1 Valley Fair Drive Shakopee, MN 55379 952.445.6500 | valleyfair.com

With an amazing 300 ft ocean tunnel, 1.2 million gallons of water, and more than 10,000 sea creatures, the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!

The Science Museum of Minnesota is known for their cutting-edge technology and hands-on entertainment, including convertible-dome 9 story high IMAX Omnitheater, and a world-class collection of fossils and artifacts.

Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest with over 75 amazing rides and attractions including; eight rollercoasters, dozens of family rides, Soak City Waterpark, and live entertainment.

Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Yellow Tree Theatre

WhirlyBall Twin Cities

1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.375.7600 | walkerart.org

320 5th Avenue Southeast Osseo, MN 55369 763.493.8733 | yellowtreetheatre.com

13644 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.657.1555 | whirlyballtwincities.com

With 11 galleries of modern and contemporary art, the Walker Art Center is an essential experience for the culturally curious. Stroll the 11 acres of the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, featuring the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture and fountain.

Yellow Tree Theatre is a small professional theatre company in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis offering high-quality professional productions, concerts, comedy nights, and much more.

WhirlyBall is an extremely fun “sport” that combines basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and bumper-cars. That’s right, bumper-cars. In WhirlyBall, two teams of 5 players use scoops to try to toss a ball through elevated backboards at opposite ends of an enclosed court while driving specially designed bumper-cars.

WhirlyBall “This place has become a regular hangout of mine. Whether I’m playing WhirlyBall or just relaxing at the bar, I’m always having a great time.” -Matt A. 11 | minneapolisnorthwest.com


Attractions & Entertainment

Amusement

WhirlyBall Twin Cities

13644 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.657.1555 | whirlyballtwincities.com

Casinos/Racing

Zoos & Aquariums Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club

AMF Earle Brown Lanes

1100 Canterbury Road Shakopee, MN 55379 952.445.7223 | canterburypark.com

6440 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.6250 | amf.com/earlebrownlanes

Brunswick Zone XL

7545 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.503.2695 | bowlbrunswick.com

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Drive Saint Paul, MN 55103 651.487.8200 | comozooconservatory.org

Bunker Beach Water Park

Minnesota Zoo

701 County Parkway A Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763.767.2895 | bunkerbeach.com

13000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124 952.431.9200 | mnzoo.com

Bunker Park Stable

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard Northwest Andover, MN 55304 763.757.9445 | bunkerparkstable.com

Mall of America - 120 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.0202 | visitsealife.com/Minnesota

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

Como Town Amusement Park 1301 Midway Parkway Saint Paul, MN 55103 651.487.2121 | comotown.com

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

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952.443.1400 | arboretum.umn.edu

Nickelodeon Universe

Mall of America - 5000 Center Court Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8800 | nickelodeonuniverse.com

ProKart Indoor Racing

11700 Troy Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.428.1333 | prokartindoor.com

Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl

15240 113th Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.4800 | sundancegolfmn.com

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

Venetian Waterpark at the Holiday Inn & Suites Arbor Lakes 11801 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.3800 | venetianwaterpark.com

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Attractions & Entertainment Museums & Arts

Hennepin History Museum

The Museum of Russian Art

Historic Fort Snelling

Science Museum of Minnesota

Maple Grove Arts Center

The Paint Pub

Mill City Museum

Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

2303 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.870.1329 | hennepinhistory.org 200 Tower Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55111 612.726.1171 | historicfortsnelling.org

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

Bakken Museum

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

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

Color Me Mine

12155 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.0005 | maplegrove.colormemine.com

Eidem Homestead Historical Farm 4345 101st Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.4604 | brooklynpark.org

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

7916 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.250.1016 | maplegroveartscenter.org 704 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.341.7582 | millcitymuseum.org

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.870.3000 | artsmia.org

Minnesota Children’s Museum

5500 Stevens Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55419 612.821.9045 | tmora.org

120 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.221.9444 | smm.org

13607 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 612.747.2334 | the-paint-pub.com

1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.375.7600 | walkerart.org

Weisman Art Museum

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

10 West 7th Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.225.6000 | mcm.org

Minnesota History Center

345 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.259.3000 | minnesotahistorycenter.org

Minnesota Streetcar Museum: Como Harriet Line 4200 Queen Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55410 952.922.1096 | trolleyride.org

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Attractions & Entertainment Movie Theaters

Music & Entertainment

Theatre/Dance

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The Cabooze

917 Cedar Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.338.6425 | cabooze.com

Brave New Workshop Theatre

12575 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0379 | amctheatres.com

Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Fine Line Music Café

The Children’s Theatre Company

First Avenue & 7th Street Entry

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

12000 Zoo Boulevard Apple Valley, MN 55124 952.431.4629 | imax.com/minnesota

New Hope Cinema Grill

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

Regal Cinemas Brooklyn Center Stadium 20

6420 Camden Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.6300 | regmovies.com

Comedy

1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.332.1010 | dakotacooks.com

318 1st Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.8100 | finelinemusic.com 701 1st Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.332.1775 | first-avenue.com

Maple Grove Town Green

7991 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.6500 | maplegrovemn.gov

Mill City Nights

111 5th Street North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.333.3422 | millcitynights.com

Myth Live Acme Comedy Company

708 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.338.6393 | acmecomedycompany.com

Comedy Sportz

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

HUGE Improv Theatre

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

Joke Joint Comedy Club

801 Sibley Memorial Highway Saint Paul, MN 55118 651.330.9078 | jokejointcomedyclub.com

Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 612.567.3869 | stevierays.org

3090 Southlawn Drive Saint Paul, MN 55109 651.779.6984 | mythlive.com

Orchestra Hall

1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.371.5600 | minnesotaorchestra.org

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

Shout House Dueling Pianos

110 5th Street North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.337.6700 | theshouthouse.com/mpls

Skyway Theatre

711 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.333.6100 | skywaytheater.com

Target Center

600 First Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.673.0900 | targetcenter.com

Varsity Theater

1308 4th Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414 612.604.0222 | varsitytheater.org

Xcel Energy Center

199 Kellogg Boulevard West Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.4800 | xcelenergycenter.com

824 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.332.6620 | bravenewworkshop.com 501 West 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317 952.934.1525 | chanhassentheatres.com 2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 612.874.0400 | childrenstheatre.org

528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.206.3636 | thecowlescenter.org

Fitzgerald Theater

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

Guthrie Theater

818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 612.377.2224 | guthrietheater.org

History Theatre

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

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

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

Mixed Blood Theatre

1501 South 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55454 612.338.6131 | mixedblood.com

Mounds Theatre

1029 Hudson Road Saint Paul, MN 55106 651.772.2253 | moundstheatre.org

New Century Theatre

615 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.445.9501 | hennepintheatretrust.org

Northrop Auditorium

84 Church Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.624.2345 | northrop.umn.edu

Old Log Theater

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

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

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Attractions & Entertainment Orpheum Theatre

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

Pantages Theatre

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

Park Square Theatre

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

Penumbra Theatre

270 North Kent Street Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.224.3180 | penumbratheatre.org

Plymouth Playhouse

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

Southern Theater

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

State Theatre

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

Theatre in the Round

245 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454 612.333.3010 | theatreintheround.org

Yellow Tree Theatre

320 5th Avenue Southeast Osseo, MN 55369 763.493.8733 | yellowtreetheatre.com

Tours

Daily Public Cruise Tours

On Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River!

● Sightseeing ● Happy Hour & Pizza ● Friday Night Dinner ● Sunday Brunch ● Corporate Events ● Birthdays ● Anniversaries ● and More!

Above the Falls Sports

120 N 3rd Ave Minneapolis MN 55401 612.825.8983 | abovethefallssports.com

Award-Winning City Tours 612.929.8687 | awardwinningcitytours.com

Basilica of Saint Mary

$2 Off Per Adult Fare ~ Use Code “VG2” At Checkout Online To Save!

1600 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.333.1381 | mary.org

Cathedral of Saint Paul

239 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.228.1766 | cathedralsaintpaul.org

Hindu Temple of Minnesota

10530 Troy Land North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.425.9449 | hindumandirmn.org/Services/ TempleTours

952.474.8058 www.TwinCitiesCruises.com

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Attractions & Entertainment James J. Hill House

240 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.297.2555 | mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh

Riding/Walking/Running Tours

Food/Beverage Tours

Minnesota State Capitol

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

Real Ghost Tours

125 Main St SE 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

Target Field

One Twins Way Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.659.3400 | minnesotatwins.com

TCF Bank Stadium

2009 University Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.624.8080 | mygophersports.com

Wabasha Street Caves

215 Wabasha Street South Saint Paul, MN 55107 651.224.1191 | wabashastreetcaves.com/ cavetour.html

Boat Tours

Bitter Minnesota Brewery Tours City Running Tours Minneapolis 877.415.0058 | cityrunningtours.com

Minneapolis by Bike

1629 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.600.7518 | minneapolisbybike.com

Minnesota Helicopters - Scenic Tours 8891 Airport Road NE E13 Blaine, MN 55449 763.780.2898 | minnesotashelicopters.com

612.568.2404 | bitterminnesotabrewerytours.com

PedalPub Twin Cities

952.703.9000 | pedalpub.com/twincities

Taste Twin Cities

612.280.4851 | tastetwincities.com

Traveling Tap

651.260.0060 | travelingtap.com

Twin Cities Brewery Tours

612.280.4851 | tcbrewerytours.com

MSP Tours 612.229.9945 | msptours.com

Nice Ride Minnesota 877.551.6423 | niceridemn.org

Segway Magical History Tour

125 Main Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 952.888.9200 | magicalhistorytour.com

>> A full list of attractions and entertainment can be found on our website or in our mobile app.

The Fit Tourist

800.979.3370 | thefittourist.com

Minneapolis Queen

2150 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55415 952.474.8058 | twincitiescruises.com

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

Steamboat Minnehaha

Excelsior Dock & Wayzata Dock 952.474.2115 | steamboatminnehaha.org

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Picture Perfect

Running Aces Harness Park Credit: @sbstrand

Rice Park Credit: @rulenumber_32

Stone Arch Bridge Credit: Becca Schaar

Target Field Credit: @madrastamil

Walker Art Center Credit: @qmanity

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park Credit: @daven1109

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Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area Credit: @erenmeyers @smallshovelproduction

Weaver Lake Credit: Anthony Georgis


Attractions & Entertainment

All Arbor Lakes, all the time.

Business Directory • Special Offers • Promotions • Events

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Arbor Lakes Shopping & Dining

The first life-style shopping center in the state of Minnesota, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is a visitor favorite. With no tax on clothing & shoes, feel free to indulge in stores including high-end designers, independent boutiques, and your favorite national brands. Stroll through the park-like streets of this outdoor mall, and take a break in the courtyard where you might even catch a live performance! Plan a couple days to scope out the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district in Maple Grove. With

exquisite shopping, some of the best dining outside of downtown Minneapolis, four hotels, a waterpark, unique entertainment options for the whole family, and a plethora of outdoor events, the Arbor Lakes area is a hub for locals and visitors alike. Arbor Lakes expands well beyond the Shoppes. Three distinct shopping areas plus the surrounding retail & restaurants, Town Green, Maple Grove Community Center, and more make up the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district. Main Street is the original Arbor Lakes experience, offering shops and eateries within easy walking distance of each other in a classic main street atmosphere. The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is the newest addition to the area, and here you’ll find even more shopping and dining.

>> For more information visit ArborLakes.net

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes “There are so many great shops, not to mention great eats! It has a beautiful courtyard too, great for an

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afternoon stroll. Love it!” - Wendy I.


Arbor Lakes Shopping & Dining

Shopping Bet you didn’t know the Arbor Lakes area is second only to Mall of America in terms of retail square footage! Here’s just a taste of the shopping you’ll find: Creative Kidstuff DSW Francesca’s Collections Juniper Nordstrom Rack

Pottery Barn REI Running Room White House Black Market Williams - Sonoma

Pottery Barn Dining With over 50 restaurants, bars, and specialty shops, you’ll never go hungry! 3 Squares Restaurant Benihana Claddagh Irish Pub Firehouse Subs Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Pittsburgh Blue Punch Pizza Redstone Grill Rodizio Grill Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

Irish Whiskey Burger - 3 Squares Restaurant Entertainment With the only place you can play Whirlyball in Minnesota, not to mention the state’s largest laser tag arena, fantastic arts venues, and more, Arbor Lakes is a playground for kids and adults alike. AMC Theatres Chuck E. Cheese Color Me Mine Dave & Busters

Maple Grove Arts Center The Paint Pub Town Green Whirlyball Twin Cities

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Save Over 50 Locations! Do you want to save on apparel, dining, entertainment, lodging, attractions and more? We know you do! Request an Arbor Lakes Savings Book for FREE ($10 value) by visiting: mplsnw.com/savings


Arbor Lakes Shopping & Dining

Town Green

Coming Soon: Maple Grove Central Park

Just up the road from Main Street Arbor Lakes is Town Green. With an emphasis on creative arts performances, Town Green’s centerpiece is a fantastic outdoor stage overlooking the lake. The Sounds of Summer performance series begins each June and features a wide variety of entertainment for all ages throughout the summer. July-September, Movies by Moonlight take place every Friday evening at sunset. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Set to open in summer of 2015, Central Park will be a one-of-a-kind destination, just east of Town Green. This new urban-like, community park will turn the Arbor Lakes district into an even more vibrant and walkable city center. The park will have a sweeping central lawn, multi-season park building, large play area with unique play elements, a network of trails, gardens, and water splash pad. Perhaps most exciting is the 25,000 sq. ft. ice skating trail, the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota!

Arbor Lakes Events Much more than a shopping district, the Arbor Lakes area is truly a gathering place for the community. During your visit there is likely to be a fun, free event going on. Here are some of the year’s event highlights: Camp Arbor

Maple Grove Days Art Fair

Santa’s Workshop

Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10! Activities include arts & crafts, fun music and dance performances, petting zoo and more.

Art lovers of all ages are invited to shop a wide variety of local art, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, yard art and more.

Visit with Santa, meet live animals at the petting zoo, and take a sleigh ride pulled by Santa’s reindeer.

Tuesdays, June 9- July 21 Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

Maple Grove Farmers Market Thursdays, June 11– October 22 Maple Grove Community Center

July 11-12 Main Street Arbor Lakes

Girls Night Out

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Hometown Holiday on Main December 5 Main Street Arbor Lakes

Benefitting Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, 100% of the event’s proceeds will go towards financial support, research, and care for Twin Cities women battling breast cancer. The event will feature live entertainment, food & wine sampling, and much more!

Horse and carriage rides on Main Street, Sleigh Bells and Sparkle Parade, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, music on the plaza between, and more!

Summer Faire Concert Series

Fall Festival on Main Street

Winter Wonderland Weekend

Grab a lawn chair, sit back and relax in the central courtyard for a free hour long show! Past performers have included talented local artists such as Tim Mahoney and Keri Noble.

Celebrate the season with trick or treating, free pumpkins (while supplies last), activities for kids, a costume contest more!

Visit the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes for a magical weekend featuring special offers, samples, tastings, entertainment and reindeer!

Enjoy fresh food shopping with a wide array of locally grown/produced items from over 45 vendors, ready to eat snacks & treats, and a variety of weekly entertainment & activities.

Thursdays, July 9 – August 20 Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

October 24 Main Street Arbor Lakes

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Shopping

More Twin Cities Shopping It’s easy to turn your Minneapolis Northwest stay into a shopping getaway. Once you’ve finished exploring Arbor Lakes, continue the shopping spree at any of these nearby retail centers. We’ll say it again: no sales tax on clothing or shoes!

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Mall of America 60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425 952.883.8800 | mallofamerica.com

Located about 30 minutes south of the Minneapolis Northwest area, Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country! This shopping mecca features over 520 stores with a wide variety of restaurants and eateries. Some of its own leading attractions include the nation’s largest indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGO, A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator, and Moose Mountain Adventure Golf. Mall of America also houses a movie theater, and exhibits such as Barbie the Dreamhouse Experience.

Fun Fact: If Mount Rushmore was divided into individual monuments, a president could reside in each of the Mall’s four courts.

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Shopping

Albertville Premium Outlets 6415 Labeaux Ave NE Albertville, MN 55301 763.497.1911 | premiumoutlets.com/albertville/

About 20 minutes north of Arbor Lakes on I-94 is Albertville Premium Outlets. Albertville features an upscale collection of brand-name outlet stores at everyday savings of 25% to 65%. Shop 100 designer and brand name outlets, including Addidas, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, BCBG Max Azria, Kenneth Cole, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and many more.

Hint: Albertville’s Deer Hunting Widow’s Weekend event and sale is not to be missed!

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Dining

We hope you’ve brought your appetite. Minneapolis Northwest has over 200 local eateries and restaurants to satisfy any craving. From Asian to Brazilian, Mexican to classic American food (and don’t forget about dessert), we’ve got it all.

10 Dining Date Ideas

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Enjoy warm weather and beautiful sunsets by eating outside on a patio. Outstanding spots include the Highlander at Rush Creek Golf Club, Mad Jacks Sports Café, Maple Tavern, and Granite City.

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Let your inner-child out at Dave & Buster’s. You and your date can enjoy delicious food while playing over 200 games in their Million Dollar Midway.

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Skip dinner and head straight for dessert. CherryBerry, Patrick’s Bakery, Nadia Cakes, and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt are some yummy choices.

Dave & Busters 50’s Grill

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Take your date back in time. Visit 50’s Grill or Wagner’s Drive-In for a doo-woppin’ good time.

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A sunny-day picnic will surely win your date over. Gather a blanket, basket, and finger food and take them to one of our many parks. Elm Creek Park Reserve and Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park have great views.


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Spend the night at one of our romantic hotels and have dinner at their on-site restaurant.

Explore food from around the world together. Have a drink and appetizer at Fiesta Cancun Mexican Grill & Bar, drive over to Lemon Grass Thai for dinner, and finish with dessert at Patrick’s Restaurant & French Bakery.

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Who says you have to have a dinner date? Wake up early and head over to Fat Nat’s Eggs for breakfast or brunch. It’s been voted numerous times as one of the best breakfast joints in the Twin Cities.

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Order some take-out and have a night in. Some good local places include China Hope, House of Hui’s, Thanh Vi Restaurant, and Hong Kong.

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If you’re looking for a traditional romantic dinner, we have plenty of restaurants that set the mood. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Pittsburgh Blue, and Redstone American Grill are fine choices.

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Dining African

Dave & Buster’s

Girvan Grille (Edinburgh USA)

Dehn’s Country Manor

Granite City Food & Brewery

Denny’s

Henry’s Café

Erbert & Gerbert’s

Highlander (Rush Creek Golf Club)

11780 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.9815 | daveandbusters.com 11281 Fernbrook Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.6460 | dehnscountrymanor.com

African Deli

7405 Regent Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55443 763.561.0086

Jambo Africa

6000 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.561.0211 | jamboafricadining.com

6405 James Circle North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.0073 | dennys.com 7744 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.2996 | erbertandgerberts.com

8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.315.8535 | girvangrille.com 11909 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.0010 | gcfb.net

9691 63rd Ave North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.533.2304 | henryscafe.net 7801 County Road 101 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.0400 ex. 2 | rushcreek.com/highlander/

Mama Ti’s African Kitchen 7800 Zane Ave Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.566.1009

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

Patrick’s Restaurant & Bakery Patrick’s Restaurant & Bakery, located at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, features the best of French and American cuisine. This is one place where you won’t want to skip dessert. They have won several “Best Bakery” awards for their assortment of fine pastries. In addition to bakery items, Patrick’s is also worth a stop for their outdoor patio and happy hour menu.

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

Crazy Cajun

8578 Edinburgh Center Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.568.7085 | crazycajunmn.com

Checkers

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

Chuck E. Cheese

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

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Fat Nat’s Eggs

8587 Edinburgh Centre Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.425.0117 | fatnatseggs.com

IHOP Restaurant

5601 Xerxes Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.9622 | ihop.com

Firehouse Subs

11649 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.3727 | firehousesubs.com

50’s Grill

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

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 11600 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.600.6713 | freddysusa.com

Garden Grille & Bar (Hilton Garden Inn) 6350 Vinewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.509.9500

“They have an amazing bakery - all desserts are made from scratch!” -Ginger M.


Experience the Abundance Unlimited Appetizers, Salad Bar and Grilled Meats Served Tableside by Brazilian Gauchos

Every Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

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Dining Jammin’ Wings Sports Bar & Grill 2590 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.208.8368 | myjamminwings.com

JC’s Bar and Grill

13540 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.2107 | jcbarandgrill.com

Jersey Mike’s Subs

16375 County Road 30 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.762.8954 | jerseymikes.com

Kelly’s 19th Hole

8432 Noble Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.424.6110

Lombards Restaurant (DoubleTree by Hilton) 2200 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.8000

The Lookout Bar & Grill

8672 Pineview Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.4365 | lookoutbarandgrill.com

Mad Jacks Sports Café

8078 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.424.9919 | madjacksbp.com

Malone’s Bar & Grill

12635 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.447.6500 | malonesbarandgrill.net

Wagner’s Drive-In If you liked the old A&W drive ins, then you’ll love Wagner’s! This locally owned drivein is one of the few originals left in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. You can find old-fashion burgers, fries, malts and ice cream cones as big as your head. If you’re interested in vintage cars, the Wag-Niters Car Club stroll in with their vintage cars on Monday nights throughout the summer time. It’s like a 50’s flashback!

Mama G’s

9705 County Road 101 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.2588 | mamags.com

Maple Tavern Restaurant

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

Noodles & Company

7840 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.1404 | noodles.com

Old Country Buffet

13603 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.6606 | oldcountrybuffet.com

Original Pancake House

6322 Vinewood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.383.0888 | originalpancakehouse.com

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

Perkins Restaurant

Redstone American Grill

Perkins Restaurant

Reflect (Cambria Suites)

Pita Pit

Roasted Pear

Pittsburgh Blue

Slim’s

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

The Bistro (Courtyard Marriott)

Red Lobster

TGI Fridays

8585 Aspen Lane North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.493.4444 | perkinsrestaurants.com 11801 73rd Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.2020 | perkinsrestaurants.com 9656 Colorado Lane N Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.600.6375 | pitapitusa.com

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

9655 Grove Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5556

9690 Colorado Lane Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.400.7677 | roastedpear.com

11900 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.2663 | pittsburghbluesteak.com 12409 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.3193 | potbelly.com

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

6901 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.512.2000 | eatslims.com 11871 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.425.5355

11830 Fountains Way North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.424.3446 | tgifridays.com

Panera Bread

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

Panera Bread

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

Patrick’s Restaurant & Bakery

12489 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.7770 | patricksbakerycafe.com

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The Lookout Bar & Grill “How many bars & grills have playgrounds for kids?? Plus they have one of the largest patios in the area and there’s live music all the time!” – Tammie S.


Dining Wadsworth Restaurant (Minneapolis Marriott Northwest) 7025 Northland Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.536.8300

Wagner’s Drive-In

7000 West Broadway Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.533.8262 | wagnersdrivein.com

Which Wich

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

WhirlyBall Bar & Grill

13644 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763-657-1555 | whirlyballtwincities.com

Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

12730 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.2422 | wildbillssportssaloon.com

Asian

Great India

Shanghai Chan Chinese Restaurant

Hiep Thanh BBQ & Deli

Sweet Basil

Hong Kong

Thai Cuisine

House of Hui’s

Thanh Vi Restaurant

Kim Anh Pastery & Deli

Vietnam House

Kyoto Sushi

Xin Xin

Lemon Grass Thai & Sushi

BBQ

6056 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.8480 6201 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.537.4430 | htbbqanddeli.com 13631 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.420.9888 | hongkongmaplegrove.com 6800 Humboldt Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55403 763.560.0240 8586 Edinburgh Center Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.425.8888 | kimanhrestaurant.com 13751 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.488.1588 | kyotomn.com 8600 Edinburgh Centre Drive Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.494.8809 | lemongrassthaicuisine.net

9640 Colorado Lane Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.315.8866

9310 Zane Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.391.7362 | sweetbasilcuisine.com 3003 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.400.7490 | thaicuisinebrooklynpark.com 3023 85th Avenue Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.424.9259 | thanhvimn.com 7962 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.425.9991 | vnhouserestaurant.net 6930 Brooklyn Blvd Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.560.2233

Mandarin

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

China Bowl Chowmein

9546 Noble Parkway North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.5311 | chinabowlchowmein.com

Lemongrass Thai & Sushi “I’ve tried 90% of the food on their menu and have yet to be diappointed. Excellent variety.” -Drew H.

4626 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.424.5060 | mandarinbrooklynpark.com

Mongo’s Grill

11628 Fountains Drive North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.2695 | mongosgrill.com

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 11631 Fountains Drive North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.208.1589 | dickeys.com

Mt. Fuji Sushi & Hibachi

Famous Dave’s

7904 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.315.5885 | mtfujimg.com

New King Buffet

5927 John Martin Drive Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.8300

Ocean Buffet

5810 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.3999 | oceanbuffetmn.com

16362 County Road 30 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.400.7979 | zsmokinbonez.com

Brazilian

6930 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.208.3708

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

12071 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.9377 | pfchangs.com

Panda Garden Buffet

8089 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.391.8061 | pandagardenbuffetmn.com

Phuong Trang Restaurant

China Hope

Que Viet Village House III

Rodizio Grill

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

Coffee/Dessert/Bakery

8072 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.425.0009

1428 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.585.1000 | chinahopetogo.com

6100 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.560.0215

China Star Restaurant

Sawatdee & Zushiya

6276 Boone Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 763.535.5447 | happychinastar.com

Z’s Smokin Bonez

Oishi Sushi & Teriyaki

China Dragon

11251 96th Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.5170 | chinadragon-restaurant.com

7825 Vinewood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.4600 | famousdaves.com

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

Bruegger’s Bagels

13384 Bass Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.559.6968 | brueggers.com

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Dining CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt

Olive Garden

CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Taste of Italy

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

Cold Stone Creamery

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

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

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

13572 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.493.4443 | elrodeomexicanrestaurantmn.com

9576 Noble Parkway North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.493.4733 | sweettasteofitaly.com

Nadia Cakes “Once you have one, you’ll become addicted. They’re so creative with flavors and yes, sooo good!” -Amanda J.

Mexican

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

Freeziac

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

Great Harvest Bread Company

13714 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.416.1911 | maplegrovebread.com

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

8097 Wedgewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.4656 | menchies.com

Nadia Cakes

11650 Fountains Drive Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.575.8885 | nadiacakes.com

Tii Cup

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

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

Fiesta Cancun Mexican Grill & Bar 1408 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.208.7959 | fiestacancunmn.com

General Pancho Villa

7978 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.315.0021

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Chipotle

1560 Shingle Creek Crossing Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 763.252.9590 | qdoba.com

Don Pablo’s

6346 Vinewood Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.355.5064 | rustytacomn.com

7750 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.5005 | chipotle.com 7887 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.6024 | donpablos.com

Yogurt Lab

7781 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.205.1687 | yogurtlabs.com

Rusty Taco

Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant

16314 County Road 30 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.777.8431 | teresasmexicanrestaurant.com

Irish

Claddagh Irish Pub

7890 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.773.7400 | claddaghirishpubs.com

Italian

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

Buca di Beppo

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

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Daily Dose Café

Daily Dose Café is an independent coffee shop and cafe located in Maple Grove. They serve locally roasted coffee, made from scratch baked good, tasty paninis & sandwiches, and as of recently, beer & wine. Their Turkey Cranberry Panini is a must-try. The Daily Dose also does great latte art, which all baristas are encouraged to learn. You can tell the staff takes pride in their work and it shows in the genuine way they interact with customers.


Dining Pizza

Jet’s Pizza

9730 Schreiber Terrace North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.354.7688 | jetspizza.com

Pieology Pizzeria

7860 Main Street North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.432.5006 | pieology.com

Angeno’s Pizza & Pasta

3160 Brookdale Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.560.0481

Pizza Man

9703 63rd Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.533.6760 | pizzamanmg.com

Angeno’s Pizza & Pasta

Frankie’s Pizza

13588 80th Circle North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.8200 | angenospizza.com

Best Chicago style pizza north of the Windy City!” - Jenna B

Broadway Bar & Pizza

7951 Elm Creek Boulevard North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.416.4446 | broadwaypizzamaplegrove. com

Broadway Bar & Pizza

8525 Edinburgh Centre Drive North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.488.8484 | broadwaypizzabrooklynpark.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

Godfather’s Pizza

7450 Unity Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.560.2667 | godfatherspizza.com

Punch Pizza

12107 Elm Creek Blvd Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.494.3131 | punchpizza.com

Rocky Rococo Pizza & Pasta 7540 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.560.5451 | rockyrococo.com

Sammy’s Pizza & Restaurant 9705 Schreiber Terrace Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763.493.5920 | mysammys.com

Farmers Markets Looking to load up on freshness while on vacation? Look no further than local farmers markets! Purchase locally grown fruit and vegetables, baked goods, honey, plants/flowers, meat, and more. Brooklyn Park Farmers Market Every Wednesday June 24 to October 14, 2015 Zane Sports Park Discover Farmers Market Every Tuesday June 2 to September 8, 2015 Discover Church Maple Grove Farmers Market Every Thursday June 11 to October 22, 2015 Maple Grove Community Center Osseo Farmers Market Every Tuesday July to September, 2015 Boerboom Park

Scoreboard Pizza

6816 Humboldt Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.4455 | scoreboardpizzabc.com

Solos Pizza Café

13356 Bass Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.551.9999 | solospizza.com

>> A full listing of 200+ restauraunts can be found on our website or in our mobile app.

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Brewcation Turn your vacation into a Brewcation! Minneapolis - St. Paul is a craft beer drinker’s haven. A few years ago, Brooklyn Center’s own Surly Brewing Company led the charge to make it legal for local breweries to sell pints on-site. Since the passing of the ‘Surly Bill’ in 2011, over 30 taprooms have popped up in the Twin Cities and the rest is history.

Surly Brewing Company 520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast Minneapolis, MN 55414 763.535.3330 | surlybrewing.com Surly Brewing Company is an award winning brewery based out of Brooklyn Center. It all started back in 2004 when an avid home brewer got the crazy idea to close his family’s manufacturing business and convert their factory into a brewery. In 2006, Surly sold its first keg of beer. It was the first brewery to be built in Minneapolis in over 20 years, and was so popular in the Twin Cities that they could hardly keep up with demand. They opened a small taproom in 2011 with the passing of the ‘Surly Bill’ which made it legal to do so. They had bigger plans than that, however. In 2014, Surly underwent a major expansion and opened a second facility in Minneapolis. Their new destination brewery opened in December 2014 and is complete with 225 seat beer hall, restaurant and enormous beer garden. Recommended: Furious

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Brewcation

612 Brew

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Fulton Brewing Company

945 Broadway Street Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413 612.217.0437 | 612brew.com

1315 Tyler Street Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413 612.276.6911 | bauhausbrewlabs.com

414 6th Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401 612.333.3208 | fultonbeer.com

612 Brew is located inside the historic Broadway building in Northeast Minneapolis. The building’s exposed brick and timber create a perfect atmosphere for their large taproom and patio, arguably one of the best in the area. 612 Brew also offers tours every other Sunday (no reservations) and has a rotating schedule of food trucks.

New to the Minnesota craft brewery scene, Bauhaus’ specialty is German-inspired lagers, ‘skewed slightly by a sense of play and adventure.’ The Bauhaus Brew Labs colorful taproom and patio spans over 2,000 feet and features live music, trivia, karaoke, and food trucks parked on-site.

Enjoy a pint of Fulton on tap just 38 feet from where it was brewed (yes, they measured). If you want to get even closer to the process, join them for a tour. Tours are limited to 20 people, and begin at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 every Saturday afternoon (no reservations). Located just a stone’s throw from Target Field, Fulton is always open during home games!

Recommended: Rated R

Recommended: Sky Five

Recommended: Lonely Blond

Harriet Brewing

Indeed Brewing Company

Summit Brewing Company

3036 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406 612.315.4633 | harrietbrewing.com

1300 2nd Street Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55413 612.236.4087 | indeedbrewing.com

910 Montreal Circle Saint Paul, MN 55102 651.265.7800 | summitbrewing.com

With a full schedule of live music and events, Harriet Brewing has one of the most fun taprooms in Minneapolis! Their vibrant taproom is sprinkled with the work of house artist, Jesse Brodd, who also designs all of their beer labels. Harriet focuses on brewing traditional European styles, particularly Belgian ales and German lagers. Free tours are available Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1pm.

Indeed began production in July 2012, and was the first to open its production brewery and taproom in historic Northeast Minneapolis, once home to Grain Belt, Gluek Brewery, and others. Indeed has a penchant for adventure, both in the beers they brew and the way they go about brewing them. Their brews will be at once bold enough to savor, but also tame enough to fully imbibe.

After nearly 30 years of crafting fine ales and lagers, Summit Brewing Company still prides itself on introducing people to great beers. Stop by their beer hall and taproom for the freshest brews or take their free tour, which they offer most days (reservations required).

Recommended: Divine Oculust

Recommended: Midnight Ryder

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Sports Minneapolis/ St. Paul is one of the few metro areas in the country to be represented by every major sport. On top of that, our home teams play in some of the newest and greatest venues in all of sports. There’s never been a better time to catch a game in Minnesota. Here are 10 reasons why:

Minnesota Twins Nothing beats a Minnesota Twins Game on a beautiful summer day. Target Field opened in 2010 and hosted the MLB All Star Game in 2014. Full of Midwestern charm and unique design elements, it is rated among the top 10 ballparks in the country by Fox Sports.

Minnesota Vikings Set to open in 2016, a brand new, state-of-the-art Minnesota Vikings stadium is under construction in downtown Minneapolis. Until then, Vikings fans have the rare chance to experience pro football outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium, their temporary home until the new stadium is finished.

Minnesota Wild You’ll never forget your first Minnesota Wild game. ESPN Magazine has ranked the Xcel Energy Center six times among the top three for “Best Stadium Experience” in all of professional sports; you could say we’ve earned our title as the ‘State of Hockey’.

Minnesota Timberwolves The future looks bright for the Minnesota Timberwolves with a core of young, talented stars leading the pack. Plus, their home court, Target Center, just began a $97 million face lift. Did you know? The Timberwolves name was chosen by fans in a state-wide ‘Name the Team’ contest in 1986.

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Sports Minnesota Lynx Olympian and local heroine, Lindsay Whalen, looks to lead the Minnesota Lynx to yet another WNBA title. They won two championships, in 2011 and 2013, and have been to the playoffs six times. You won’t want to miss out on the action at Target Center!

Saint Paul Saints Minor League Baseball’s Saint Paul Saints also have a new home in 2015. Known for their outlandish promotions, the Saints are the only team in baseball with a live pig as its mascot. Saints games are filled with on-field antics sure to make the whole family laugh.

Minnesota Gophers The University of Minnesota boasts year-round Division I action at some of the most unique venues in the NCAA. TCF Bank Stadium is one of the newest stadiums in college football. Mariucci Arena is home to top men’s and women’s hockey teams. William’s Arena, with its famed raised floor, is one of the most iconic basketball venues in sports.

Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse is one of the nation’s fastest growing sports, and The Minnesota Swarm is one of only 9 professional indoor lacrosse teams in North America. Indoor lacrosse is said to combine the physical play of hockey with the high scoring, play-making style of basketball. Catch a Swarm game at the Xcel Energy Center and see what all the buzz is about.

Minnesota United FC The Minnesota FC united play in the North American Soccer League and were the NASL Spring Season Champions in 2014! Watch them tear up the turf at the world-class National Sports Center in Blaine.

Minnesota North star College Cup The Minnesota North Star College Cup tournament held each year in St. Paul features four of Minnesota’s five Division 1 men’s hockey teams. Watch all of your favorite Minnesota teams in one place and see fierce state rivalries come alive. Plus your ticket to the North Star College Cup gets you access to every game—four for the price of one!

Upcoming National Sports Events In Minneapolis/ St. Paul

1.) PGA Ryder Cup | 2016

2.) U.S Figure Skating Championships | 2016

3.) Super Bowl LII | 2018

4.) NCAA Men’s Hockey Frozen Four | 2018

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Outdoor Recreation Get out of the city and back to nature with thousands of acres of parks, miles of paved trails, numerous pristine lakes, and championship golf all tucked in the Minneapolis Northwest area. Whether visiting in the winter, spring, summer or fall, Minneapolis Northwest is always in season.

Elm Creek Park Reserve 12400 James Deane Parkway Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.694.7894 The largest park within the Three Rivers Park District, Elm Creek Park Reserve is 4,900 acres and full of every outdoor activity imaginable. The park features a wonderful winter recreation area, swimming pond, disc golf course, mountain biking, and much more. The Elm Creek Swimming Pond is a beautiful man-made beach that offers filtered, chlorinated water, a sand beach, changing shelter, concessions and bathroom facilities. The area also features an innovative kids’ play area- a playground like you’ve never seen before. The Eastman Nature Center has observation rooms, a professional exhibit area and open-air deck great for photography or wildlife watching. Explore the nearby gardens, floating boardwalk, pond observation blind, amphitheater, or take part in educational programs. Just down the trail, kids can dig, climb, or make a fort in the Nature Exploration Area. The Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area features a lighted tubing hill, beginner-level ski and snowboard hills, and miles of cross-country ski trails. The cozy Chalet provides equipment rental, hot cocoa, and a gorgeous fireplace.

Elm Creek Park Reserve

“I’ve lived a lot of places and the park system here is a rare find. The park and beach are beautifully maintained and wonderful for families.” –Leah R

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Outdoor Recreation Bunker Hills Regional Park

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard NW Andover, MN 55304 763.757.3920

10360 West River Road Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 763.694.7790

The 1,600-acre Bunker Hills Regional Park offers a wide spectrum of recreation opportunities ranging from biking, skiing, and hiking to disc golf, horseback riding, and a water park.

This unique park is defined by the Mississippi River and offers 160-acres of amazing scenery to bike, hike, fish and more. From the observation walkway atop the Coon Rapids Dam enjoy spectacular scenery, the roar of the water, and rainbows in the mist. The walkway serves as a major bike path over the river. A handicapped-accessible fishing and observation deck is located below the Dam as well.

The Bunker Beach Water Park features a 25,000-square-foot wave pool (the largest in the state!), 6 waterslides, lazy river, adventure pool with zero depth entry, and large interactive play area. There is also a sand play area, volleyball courts and concessions. Open seasonally. Bunker Park Stable offers guided horseback and trail rides, pony rides for kids, hay and sleigh rides for families or large groups, a horse-drawn carriage, pony rides, and more.

Follow more than two miles of trails along the bank of the River and disappear into nature. Walk past several ‘deserted’ islands and explore the site’s wetlands and woods. In winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular activities.

Palmer Lake Park

Weaver Lake Park

2800 69th Avenue North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.569.3400

8401 Dunkirk Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.6500

Palmer Lake Park is Brooklyn Center’s largest natural environmental preserve at over 200 acres. Run or bike the 3.1 mile Palmer Lake loop (that’s a 5K!), or stroll through the marsh and spot wildlife in a unique urban park setting.

Weaver Lake Park is a serene, 80 acre park in Maple Grove that offers a supervised swimming beach, playground and picnic area, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts, 3 ball fields, a fishing pier and peaceful walking/biking paths around the lake. Weaver Lake Park is the site of the Maple Grove Triathlon every August!

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Outdoor Recreation

Minneapolis Northwest Golf

Rush Creek Golf Club

Edinburgh USA

7801 County Road 101 Maple Grove, MN 55311 763.494.8844 | rushcreek.com

8700 Edinbrook Crossing Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.315.8850 | edinburghusa.org

Rush Creek is a public course in Maple Grove featuring an 18-hole championship golf course, family- friendly par 3 course, and Highlander restaurant with spectacular views from their patio. They have hosted 3 LPGA events as well as the US Amateur Public Links Championship. Rush Creek has won accolades over the years such as “Best Public Golf Course” by Citysearch.com, and “Best Public Course in the City” by Forbes Magazine.

Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park is one of the top public golf courses in the country! A unique and challenging course, Edinburgh is known for its famous ‘island’ fairway on the 17th hole. It is also boasts state-of-the-art practice facilities and the largest putting green in the United States. Golf Magazine has named Edinburg USA one of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the Country.” They have hosted a number of LPGA and championship events over the years. Plus, they just completed a number of course renovations in 2014.

Brookland Golf Park

8232 Regent Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 763.488.6497 | brooklandgolfpark.org

Centerbrook Golf Course

5500 Lilac Drive North Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.549.3750 | cityofbrooklyncenter.org

Introducing: FootGolf! Have you heard of the new sport phenomenon called FootGolf? It’s a hybrid sport combining soccer and golf, where players tee off with their feet using soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups. Now you can try Minnesota’s newest sport right here in Brooklyn Park! Brookland Golf Park debuted their brand new 9-hole FootGolf course last year, complete with its own set of tees and Greens.

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Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl 15240 113th Avenue North Maple Grove, MN 55369 763.420.4700 | sundancegolfmn.com


Outdoor Recreation

Fishing in Minneapolis Northwest

Edinburgh USA is the perfect location for your wedding reception, social event, meeting or golf outing. • Convenient location • Free parking • Exceptional catering Of course every large city has skyscrapers, museums, and attractions, but Minneapolis has something not many other big cities can offer - lakes. Minneapolis Northwest has a variety of lakes where anglers can cast a line, and of course, the Mighty Mississippi River. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing early morning on the water or a midday ice fishing adventure, you’ll find it in Minneapolis Northwest.

Public Boat-Launch Lakes •

Eagle/ Pike Lake

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Fish Lake Rice Lake

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Twin Lakes Weaver Lake

Mississippi River Fishing

Open 11 a.m. Daily for Lunch & Dinner Year Round 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday Breakfast Brunch Buffet girvangrille.com 763.315.8535

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Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park North Mississippi Regional Park

Public Carry-in Lakes •

Cedar Island Lake

Some Fish You Can Find in Our Lakes • •

Walleye Bass

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Muskie Sunfish

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Crappie Perch

>> For more fishing information, including licensing, visit MNWFISHING.com Saint Andrews Club Exclusive Tee Times • Private Locker Individual, Family and Under 30 Memberships

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Accommodations Double Tree by Hilton - Minneapolis North Unwind from a day of fun and adventure at one of 19 Minneapolis Northwest area hotels, all offering guests FREE parking and close proximity to the shopping, dining, and entertainment you’re looking for. With an array of options to choose from, Minneapolis Northwest hotels will bring you the comforts of home.

Complimentary Breakfast

Fitness Room

Guest Laundry

Brooklyn Center

Embassy Suites Minneapolis North Best Western Plus 2050 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.7500 | 800.634.3444

Meeting Rooms

Accepts Pets

Restaurant On-Site

Shuttle Service

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

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

DoubleTree by Hilton 2200 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 763.566.8000 | 800.481.3556

Norwood 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

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

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Pool

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

Wi-Fi


Accomadations

Brooklyn Park

Reserve a room at our BEST WESTERN PLUS for the best deal in town!

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

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

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Accomadations

Complimentary Breakfast

Fitness Room

Guest Laundry

Meeting Rooms

Accepts Pets

Pool

Restaurant On-Site

Shuttle Service

Maple Grove

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

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

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

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

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

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Wi-Fi


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

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

Minneapolis Northwest Hotel Renovations Country Inn & Suites Brooklyn Center

Featuring recently updated guest rooms, free high-speed internet, a fitness center, and pool, you can enjoy all the comforts of home when you stay at Country Inn & Suites Brooklyn Center.

DoubleTree by Hilton Brooklyn Center

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

The new DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis North opened in late 2014. The property unveiled a $4 million renovation complete with a multitude of modern and stylish updates to guest rooms, meeting spaces, lobby, hotel bar and restaurant.

Hilton Garden Inn Maple Grove

Hilton Garden Inn completed a beautiful lobby renovation at the end of 2014. Their hotel is complete with on-site restaurant and 24-hour pantry for your convenience. All guest rooms have a microwave, mini fridge, and Keurig.

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Getting Around 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

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

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

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:

7100 Northland Circle N, Suite 102 Minneapolis, MN 55428

763.566.7722 | 800.541.4364

General E-mail: info@mplsnw.com

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