COVID-19 Safety Update by Explore Minnesota


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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Making Holiday Traditions in Minneapolis Northwest


Baby, it’s cold outside, but the holiday happenings in Minneapolis Northwest are heating up with exciting winter activities and events the whole family will want to experience. From sleigh rides and carriage rides to Nutcracker performances and festive arts and crafts for children, bundle up the family and get ready to create new holiday traditions in the winter wonderland of Minneapolis Northwest.

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Get Your Harvest On: Discover Festivals, Orchards, and Wineries in Minneapolis Northwest


Autumn is the most beautiful season in Minnesota, and Minneapolis Northwest puts the spotlight on all the fall scenery and fun to be had. Though the weather cools down, we heat up with festivals and great venues to enjoy the harvest season, such as orchards and wineries. Whatever you and your family and friends are in the mood for, we’ve got hot ideas to put you in the fall spirit.

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Take a Break: Spend MEA Weekend in Minneapolis Northwest


Fall is here, the school year has begun, and it’s already time to start thinking about MEA break. Minneapolis Northwest is the perfect family getaway destination for the four-day weekend with a number of attractions and activities sure to entertain and even educate your whole family. Stay in one of our cozy family friendly hotels, such as the Holiday Inn & Suites - Maple Grove with a Venetian Waterpark, and spend your days and evenings enjoying all the area has to offer. Make MEA a weekend to remember.

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Yellow Tree Theatre Celebrates 10 Years of Storytelling


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!

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Too Cool to Hold Hands: Radical Date Ideas


Whether you’re going on a first date or a fifth date, you want to impress the person you’re with and make sure you’re set up for a fun time together. Because let’s face it: a boring date is a bad date. So if you’re looking for something cooler than just dinner and a movie, try one (or several) of these radical date ideas in Minneapolis Northwest. From go-karting to painting to venturing through a corn maze, there are plenty of interesting activities you and your date can enjoy together. Let the laughter flow and good times roll!

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Ten “Sneaky” Educational Opportunities for Kids This Summer


With summer in full force, it can be a challenge balancing vacations and the relaxed mood of the season with the urge to keep kids learning all summer long! Parents, you may appreciate this! Minneapolis Northwest has compiled a list of fun, “sneaky” educational opportunities your kids can participate in between July and back-to-school season. Whether you’re a visitor to the area or a resident, we’ve covered adventure to arts, to science and everything in between. Check out these options, which are sure to please everyone...including your child’s teachers!

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