Things to Do in Minneapolis Northwest

Visitors to Minneapolis Northwest (the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove) are lucky to have the buzz of the Twin Cities right in their backyard while still enjoying the convenience of a suburban community and comfort of a true vacation. We're located about ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis, which makes for an easy drive in and out of the city.

Below you'll find information on anything and everything there is to do in our area. Shopping, dining, hotels, attractions, outdoor recreation, sports, museums, breweries, and free visitor information - it's all here. Check out our Events page for the latest happenings, too. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to safely and responsibly explore our communities. Please contact individual businesses to confirm hours of operation and safety procedures. 


Seasonal Things to Do

Discover the Best Local Shopping Finds in Minneapolis Northwest

Right now, it's especially crucial to support the local businesses that keep our cities thriving. Below are our favorite locally owned shops in the Minneapolis Northwest area. Enjoy great gift ideas from hand-crafted jewelry, home goods, and bath

5 Reasons to Love the Twin Cities During the Holidays

The holidays are drawing near, and there’s no better place than Minneapolis Northwest for spreading holiday joy and merriment. From essential holiday shopping, fun events, outdoor recreation, and holiday shows, here are the top five reasons we love

Fall Itinerary for Family Fun in Minneapolis Northwest

Fall is the perfect time to get your family out of the house to recharge outdoors! Minneapolis Northwest features many fun and safe fall events and family friendly activities. Find your way out of a large corn maze, paint your own pumpkin, and

Best Ways to Capitalize on the Cold in Minneapolis Northwest

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


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