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What is Minneapolis Northwest?

Minneapolis Northwest is a convention and visitors bureau that represents the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Do your hotels require a parking fee?

No.  All of our 19 hotels have FREE parking.

Do you have any specials or coupons I can use while visiting?

Yes. Visit our Deals page for a list of our current coupons. Also, ask the hotel you’re staying with (or planning to stay with) if they have any ticket deals or special packages.

Where can I obtain visitor information that I can bring with me?

You can request FREE information HERE. Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery.

How far away are you from the Mall of America?

The Minneapolis Northwest area is about 30 minutes northwest of the Mall of America.

Is it true there is no tax on clothing and shoes?

You heard correctly. There is NO TAX on clothing and shoes in the state of Minnesota so shop away.

What are the average temperatures for Minneapolis?

January Avg. High 24° | Avg. Low 7° July Avg. High 84° | Avg. Low 64°
February Avg. High 29° | Avg. Low 13° August High 81°| Avg. Low 62°
March High 41° | Avg. Low 24° September Avg. High 72° | Avg. Low 52°
April Avg. High 58° | Avg. Low 37° October Avg. High 58° | Avg. Low 40°
May High 69° | Avg. Low 49° November Avg. High 41° | Avg. Low 26°
June High 79° | Avg. Low 59° December Avg. High 27° | Avg. Low 12°

Where can I access a current calendar of events?

Visit our online calendar of events. It’s updated monthly.

Can I contribute to the Minneapolis Northwest blog?

Yes! We are always looking for people to contribute original content to our blog. Topics we like to see include Attractions/Museums, Arts & Culture, Dining/Restaurant Reviews, Local Events, Meetings/Events, Music, Outdoor Recreation (including biking, hiking, fishing etc.), Shopping, Sports, Twin Cities Hotspots, Weddings, MORE! You can even share your vacation with us.

Can Minneapolis Northwest help me get rates for hotel rooms?

Yes! Please contact us for information about obtaining group rates for accommodations.