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This historically-rich event center hosts everything from the perfect wedding, to conferences and business retreats
Toss a Frisbee across the central lawn, let the kids play in the LED splash pad and ultramodern playground, or grab your friends for a pickleball match
Our area is home to over 10,000 acres of parkland, 9 lakes in which to cast a line, the Mighty Mississippi, and 170+ miles of paved trails
Find a farmer’s market every day of the week
Access some of the nation’s best bike trails! Cross the Coon Rapids Dam, hop on the picturesque MRT (which traverses the entire Mississippi!), or ride trails all the way downtown.

Minneapolis Northwest

Welcome to the vibrant Minneapolis Northwest cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minnesota!


Whether you are visiting for a sporting event, a shopping spree, or just to kick back and relax, there are many things to do during your stay. We are located about ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis which makes for an easy drive in and out of the city. Our visitors are lucky to have the buzz of the city right in their backyard, while still enjoying the comfort of a true vacation. Let us help plan your stay with free information, including a visitors guide, coupons, upcoming events, and more!

Places to Explore


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.

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Attractions & Entertainment


Take your idea of fun and we bet you will find more fun in the Minneapolis & Saint Paul metro than you thought. 

Let us entertain you with amazing music venues, hilarious comedy clubs, lucky slot machines and speedy race horses. We'll rock your socks off, make you laugh until it hurts, and hopefully send you home just a little bit richer. 

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Download Our New Mobile App!


New: Visit MplsNW Mobile App!

  • Wondering what restaurants are nearby?
  • Searching for the best brewery in town?
  • Have extra time during your visit to check out a local event?
  • Looking for things to do with your family?

The Visit MplsNW app has all the answers for your stay in the Minneapolis Northwest area!

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Sports & Outdoors


Minneapolis Northwest is home to a number of Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes, not to mention the Mighty Mississippi. From paddling down the river, fishing Weaver Lake, to cross-country skiing at Elm Creek Park Reserve, there is an abundance of outdoor activities to take part in year round.

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Brewcation


Minnesota offers a variety of craft beers and fresh wine to satisfy diverse palettes.

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. Kick back and enjoy a few!

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Family Fun


Whether you are visiting for a sporting event, a shopping spree, or just to kick back and relax, there is much to be discovered during your stay. We are located about ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis which makes for an easy drive in and out of the city. Our visitors are lucky to have the buzz of the city right in their backyard, while still enjoying the convenience of a suburban community and comfort of a true vacation.

Below you'll find information on anything and everything there is to do in our area. From hotels to shopping, dining, attractions & entertainment, outdoor recreation, sports, wellness, and free visitor information, it's all here.

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