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Precautions around COVID-19 have led to limited hours of business (or temporary closure) for area attractions, shops, and restaurants, as well as the cancellation or postponement of area events. Please contact individual businesses or event organizers for specific details and hours of operation.

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Blogs tagged 'Coon Rapids Dam'

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Guest Blog: Large Cities Need Wilderness Areas


I didn’t expect to find a remote wilderness within 8 miles of Minneapolis Northwest, Minnesota! The sounds of the city were hushed, the leaves began to blush turning into an array of fall colors while holding on to the branches before making their transition to the forest floor.

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Locals Love It: Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park


We asked locals what their favorite spots are in Minneapolis Northwest, and Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park received a lot of love. So I had to go check it out! Read about my experience and get recommendations on the top things to do while you're here.

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