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The weather is warming and the grass is greening…so golf on it! Take advantage of golf courses now open in Minneapolis Northwest. New guidelines and procedures have been put in place to promote social distancing and support the health and safety of all golfers. Read through the new guidelines and contact the course directly for further details and questions. The grass is green and waiting for you to play on it! Please supply your own mask, gloves and hand sanitizer as you feel necessary.Read More
Home to hundreds of miles of trails and greenways, Minneapolis Northwest is a perfect place for hikers and bikers who want to enjoy the beauty of nature while practicing social distancing. The region has been named one of the country's most bike-friendly destinations thanks to its expansive network of trails and protected lanes, and the city’s parks offer pedestrians and hikers plenty of places to wander. Here are five favorite destinations for hikers, bikers and those who simply want to soak in the scenery.Read More
Enjoy endless opportunities for fun in and near Minneapolis Northwest. We understand that sometimes you don't want to spend a lot of money while on vacation so we're here to help. We've put a list together of 50 FREE things to do in Minneapolis Northwest and the Twin Cities. From zoos, to nature, to museums, we have something for you.Read More
As the temperature drops, Minneapolis Northwest heats up with exhilarating winter activities, performances and festivals. From skijoring with your dog to ice skating and strolling the beautifully lit, snow-covered streets, here are ways to celebrate and rejoice in the cold weather.Read More
Get ready for nonstop fun and laughter this winter! Throughout the season, the Twin Cities and Minneapolis Northwest host a variety of events ranging from polar plunges to beer festivals to fat biking races. Ready to get merry? Here are 12 ways to celebrate the festive winter season with family and friends.Read More
Minnesota’s professional sports teams are on display this fall, flashing their talent and creating extra opportunities for family fun, getting to know coworkers or a night out with friends. Minneapolis Northwest is a short drive from our contending teams and top-of-the-line sports venues, providing optimal enjoyment and exhilarating memories for fans visiting the Twin Cities.Read More
Travelers and residents are invited to experience a sizzlin’ summer in the Twin Cities! From May through August 2019, Minneapolis Northwest presents giveaways to Minnesota’s hottest attractions on our Facebook page, including Mall of America prize packs and tickets to the St. Paul Saints, Valleyfair and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.Read More
Looking for a unique venue for a corporate meeting or event? Topgolf should be at the top of your list. With its accommodating event spaces and scrumptious food packages, the entertainment and party options are limitless. Roll out the red carpet for your event, enjoy casino-style fun, DJs and dancing, photo booths, or live sports viewing on more than 230 flat screen HD TVs. Topgolf is a perfectly fun way to entertain corporate clients and colleagues in a distinctively non-corporate environment. Get to know the event spaces and catering options at Topgolf.Read More
Whether you want to take in the brand-new Allianz field up close or soak up the sunshine during a Twins game at Target Field, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the summer sports season in the Twin Cities. See what’s coming up on the schedule and what new foods, events and theme nights await you. There are a lot of hot tickets in town, so start planning now!Read More
Minnesota is thrilled to host prime sporting events like the Super Bowl, and this spring is no exception as the Twin Cities welcomes the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four! Four of the nation’s best college basketball teams will do battle over one action-packed weekend this April. Whether you’re a sports fan, college student, family or music junkie, there is something for everyone during Final Four weekend, both in and outside of downtown. Check out the jam-packed schedule of events happening, along with our top recommendations for places to stay, play, eat and drink.Read More
Is your family looking for new and fun things to do in Minneapolis Northwest and the Twin Cities Metro area? We’ve put a list together just for you! From zoos and museums to nature and painting, the Minneapolis Northwest area has something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Discover our favorite 25 things to do with families in and around the area!Read More
Leaves changing colors, crisp air, apples, pumpkins, sports and Halloween fun are just a few of the things that make fall such a wonderful season! I’m Jen Durdahl-Johnson, Office Administrator at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I am excited to share some of my favorite things about fall in Minneapolis Northwest!Read More