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Minneapolis Northwest Tourism

Minneapolis Northwest Tourism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting our three vibrant cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove – also known as Minneapolis Northwest. Our area provides a blend of big-city adventure, multicultural flavor and rustic tranquility with our family attractions, outdoor recreation, unique venues, distinctive shopping and diverse dining options.  

Situated just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, our affordable and accessible location is also the ideal launchpad from which to experience the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

We strive to be an invaluable resource for individuals and groups visiting our cities by offering complimentary services and area expertise. Contact us today to start planning your trip or event, and we’ll inspire you to create meaningful experiences in Minneapolis Northwest.  

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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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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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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Around The Minneapolis Northwest Area

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