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Best Spots to Stop and Snap in Winter

For the amateur and professional alike, here are our picks for the best places to take photos in Minneapolis Northwest this Winter.

The Hindu Temple of Minnesota is the largest in the state at 43,000 square feet (and one of the largest in the country)! One of the most visually interesting buildings around, tour the temple on the weekends and learn more about this wonderful culture. 

hindu temple architecture



Elm Creek Park Reserve is an awesome place for photos year round, but tubing in the winter is a completely different experience. You’ll love seeing everyone enjoying themselves against our beautiful winter backdrop. 

kids snow tubing



The ice loop at Central Park is the ultimate ice skating experience. Your photos will be unlike anyone else’s, with unique views that can only be provided by an 800-foot trail! 

Zamboni cleaning ice



Bunker Stables is fun for the whole family! Nothing says winter like a horse-drawn sleigh ride, complete with gorgeous views that you’ll love sharing. 

horse ride through the snow