Things to Do in Anoka, MN

The Twin Cities Gateway area is a great travel destination with various exciting attractions.

Anoka, MN was home to one of the first logging operations. Now, Anoka boasts many great attractions. The historic downtown offers unique shops and services and the beautiful parks offer trails and outdoor activities. Anoka also has great golf courses!

Browse things to do in Anoka below. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the Twin Cities Gateway communities and lodging options available. We hope you have fun in our community and enjoy our Anoka attractions.

10K Brewing

Category: Breweries/Wineries | Destination: Anoka

2005 2nd Ave
Anoka, MN 55303

Nice Beer. Nice People.

Anoka County's first and only taproom, and we are awesome. 10K Brewing is the story of a brother and sister team who have spent their entire lives in Minnesota, and want to share their love for craft beer with the world.

10K Brewing
10K Brewing
10K Brewing
10K Brewing

Anoka Aquatic Center

Category: Waterparks | Destination: Anoka

1551 Seventh Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 763-576-2980

The Anoka Aquatic Center offers a great opportunity for summer fun for the whole family, featuring a 200-foot wear slide, shallow play area, large concession stand, a sand volleyball court and large shaded areas to cool down on a hot summer day. New for 2015, a 12-foot climbing wall was installed for those seeking something a little more adventurous and if you fall off the wall, you fall into the pool. A picnic area and playground can be found at the adjacent George Green Park.

Features

12' Climbing wall (new for 2015) • 200' waterslide • 1 meter diving board • Adventure walk • Zero-depth entry • Huge shallow play area • Slide for youth under 42 • Water play structure with sprays & fountains • Large concession stand • Sand volleyball court • 5 large shade umbrellas • Over 250 lounge chairs • Picnic area and playground adjacent to the facility in George Green Park
Anoka Aquatic Center
Anoka Aquatic Center
Anoka Aquatic Center
Anoka Aquatic Center

Antiques on Main

Category: Shopping | Destination: Anoka

212 East Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 763-323-3990

Bunker Hills Activities Center

Category: Community Centers | Destination: Anoka

550 Bunker Lake Blvd, NW
Anoka, MN 55304
P: 763-757-3920

The Bunker Hills Activity Center is home to the Parks and Recreation Department and four meeting and event rooms that can accommodate groups up to 300. Located in the scenic Bunker Hills Regional Park, the Activity Center is close to the Bunker Park Stables, Bunker Beach Water Park and over nine miles of paved walking trails.

The four rooms at the Activity Center allow for large group meetings and smaller breakout sessions.

Bunker Hills Activities Center
Bunker Hills Activities Center
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Canoe Camping along the Rum River

Category: Campgrounds | Destination: Anoka

550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304
P: 763-757-3920

Canoe camping is a relatively new recreational resource offered by the Anoka County Park System. Two canoe camping locations are available for your use at Rum River North County Park (at the northwestern corner of the park) and Rum River Central Regional Park (directly east to the river from the park entrance).

There is no charge for using the canoe campsites and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is a need to park one vehicle in the park overnight, please complete the special use permit request form and submit it to the Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department via fax or mail 14 days prior to the requested date of the overnight stay.

Please keep the campsite areas clean for the next group.

Fat Tire Biking

Category: Recreation | Destination: Anoka

7690 Village Dr
Lino Lakes, MN

The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department is introducing a fat tire biking pilot program within Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve. The pilot location can be accessed behind the Lino Lakes YMCA (7690 Village Dr). Street parking is available. The 3.2 kilometers of trails have been temporary converted / signed for multi-use and winter fat tire biking. The multi-use trail will still be groomed but with only one track set for cross-country skiing. The pilot trails will not transition onto the groomed ski trails on the Chomonix Golf Course.

Fat Tire Biking

Greenhaven Golf Course

Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Anoka

2800 Greenhaven Road
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 7635762970

Green Haven Golf & Banquet Center is located in the heart of beautiful and historic Anoka, Minnesota. 18 Championship Holes. Golfer's Grill and full service bar. All carts GPS equipped. Playable for the high handicap player while providing a solid test for the single digit handicap player.

Greenhaven Golf Course
Greenhaven Golf Course
Greenhaven Golf Course
Greenhaven Golf Course

Historic Downtown Anoka

Category: Shopping | Destination: Anoka

12 Bridge Square
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 7634217130

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Category: Entertainment | Destination: Anoka

420 E Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 763 433 2510

Mississippi River Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Anoka

The new Mississippi River Regional Trail offers unique experiences for bikers and hikers in Anoka County. It is one of a few trails that combines regional and local parks and attractions. The new trail offers a link from Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park through the cities of Coon Rapids, Fridley and Columbia Heights into the Minneapolis parkway system. Many points of interest are located along the trail corridor and are briefly described on the reverse side.

The Mississippi River Regional Trail connects with a variety of other regional trails in the north-metro area. At Coon Rapids Dam the trail crosses over the dam walkway and connects to the North Hennepin Regional Trail which leads to Elm Creek Park Reserve. To the south of the dam, you can connect to Rice Creek Regional Trail West which follows Rice Creek east through the City of Fridley. The southern end of the trail connects with the City of Minneapolis’ St. Anthony Parkway system. North of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, the trail continues to the City of Anoka.

Features

Length: 16.0 miles • Rating: 3/5 • Surface: Mostly asphalt, some on-road
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