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Who says you can’t be a kid again? Attractions like the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children’s Museum and Minnesota Zoo may be swarming with kids and school groups by day, but on designated nights these adventure-filled venues transform into a fun adult night out, filled with drinks, games, crafts and more! Embrace the childlike wonder and have an exceptional night out with friends, or that special someone. When the kids are away, adults will play!Read More
Long, endless days spent lounging at the beach and relaxing on a patio or around a bonfire are just a few of my favorite things about summer! I’m Natalie, Communications & Social Media Manager at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, and I’ve compiled some of my favorite things for visitors to do in Minneapolis Northwest during the splendid summer season!Read More
Summer is a wonderful time of year, with long beautiful days and relaxing nights! There are plenty of ways to enjoy these endless summer days, including the longest day of the year — the Summer Solstice (June 21) — in Minneapolis Northwest. Whether you enjoy outdoor concerts, theatrical performances or a walk through the park, there’s something for you to check out during the summer months.Read More
Each year, Minneapolis Northwest hosts a number of entertaining events and festivals featuring music, art and family fun that are worth planning your next trip around.Read More
What better way to appreciate the rich art scene near Minneapolis Northwest than with a locally crafted beer in your hand! We’ve assembled a guide to some of the best art galleries and breweries to explore during your next visit to Minneapolis Northwest, all culminating in the annual Art-A-Whirl event in May!Read More
Hoping to expand your horizons and try something new and exciting while visiting Minneapolis Northwest? Whether you want to learn how to cook ethnic cuisine, create latte art, paint a masterpiece, knit a scarf, dabble in cake design or whip up some French macarons – you can find classes and learning opportunities on just about anything in or near our area!Read More
Spring brings a burst of colors and vibrant festivals to Minneapolis Northwest. It’s a time when Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and the surrounding neighborhoods start buzzing with festivals, shows, family friendly events and plenty of outdoor activities. Whether you choose to spend the days or evenings watching international films, celebrating Cinco de Mayo or making maple syrup, you’ll find plenty of events that will put a spring in your step!Read More
The most-watched sporting event in the world is coming to Minnesota! Super Bowl LII officially kicks off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, Feb. 4, and there are endless activities and events leading up to the big game both in the Twin Cities and Minneapolis Northwest.Read More
In the land of 10,000 theatres, Minneapolis Northwest boasts one of the best. Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo celebrated its 10th anniversary during the 2017-2018 season with four stellar shows (and other events), delighting audiences around the Twin Cities. Whether you’ve been to Yellow Tree before, have always wanted to check it out, or have never heard of it, now is the time to go!Read More
The holidays are drawing near! There’s no better place than Minneapolis Northwest for spreading holiday joy and merriment. From catching a theatrical production or having photos taken with Santa and his reindeer, to stocking up on artisan goods at an indoor farmers market, here are five of the top reasons why #WeLoveMNW during the holidays.Read More
Minneapolis Northwest—made up of the towns of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove—has tons of fun things to do and amenities to accommodate people of all ages during its warmer weather days, making it ideal for a quick family vacation or weekend getaway.Read More
Did you know the Minneapolis Northwest area combines 3 cities to make one large destination? We thought it would be fun to let you, our visitors, get to know each city a little better. Below we have put together a list of 5 fun and unique things to do/see in Maple Grove while visiting the area.Read More