Things to Do in the Twin Cities Gateway

The Twin Cities Gateway area is a great travel destination with various exciting attractions. You have the offerings of things to do in Minneapolis, things to do in St. Paul, the Mall of America and more just a short drive away. You also have very exciting attractions options in the Twin Cities Gateway communities including Adventure Seaplanes, golf, shopping, aquatic centers, the National Sports Center and more.

Browse the things to do in Twin Cities below. You can sort by category and view more details at the attractions’ websites. Click on the images for an expanded view of the things to do in Twin Cities.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the Twin Cities Gateway communities and the lodging options available. We hope you have fun in one of our communities and enjoy our Twin Cities attractions.



The Big White House

Category: Shopping | Destination: Anoka

1900 3rd Ave South
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 763-506-0562

TPC Twin Cities

Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Blaine

11444 Tournament Players Parkway
Blaine, MN 55449
P: 763 795 0846

Experience extraordinary golf at Minnesota's only private PGA TOUR club located just minutes north of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, our 18 holes situated along immaculate fairways and white sand bunkers provide every golf enthusiast an unforgettable experience.

TPC Twin Cities membership allows you and your family to experience the best that golf has to offer with our array of amenities and exceptional service that has become synonymous with the PGA TOUR's acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs.

TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities

Tropics Waterpark

Category: Waterparks | Destination: Shoreview

4580 Victoria St N
Shoreview, MN 55126
P: (651) 490-4700

Come experience our tike size paradise at Shipwreck Beach. Go down our shipwreck boat slide. Play with our interactive splashing palm tree, or challenge yourself across our sea animal water walk. In our main pool play water volleyball or slam-dunk the basketball in the palm tree hoop. Climb aboard one of our giant floating sea creatures that you could see while snorkeling in tropical waters. Adults can escape from the bustle of the waterpark and let the stress melt away in our whirlpool for ages 18 plus, or view the action from the patio.

Features

Indoor waterpark • Shipwreck Beach • Zero-depth play area • Interactive splashing palm tree • Main pool • Water volleyball • Slam-dunk basketball • Giant floating sea creatures • Three-story Shark Attack water slide • Adult whirlpool and patio area • Wave Café
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark
Tropics Waterpark

Twin Cities Flight Training

Category: Travel | Destination: Blaine

8891 Airport Road
Blaine, MN 55449
P: 763-780-4375

Airplane Rides & Aerial Tours

Urban Air Trampoline

Category: Recreation | Destination: Coon Rapids

10 Coon Rapids Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
P: 763-244-1701 | TF: 800-960-4778

Our Coon Rapid, MN Trampoline Park, is the perfect destination for Coon Rapids, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Andover, and Fridley Trampoline Park enjoyment, as well as being an easy go-to location for the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Urban Air Coon Rapids will provide weekly events and kids birthday parties for all ages and fitness levels.

If you're looking for the best place for safe, fun, affordable activities for the entire family then you have found the right place. Urban Air Trampoline Park has been voted BEST Gym In America for Kids by Shape Magazine, BEST Place To Take Energetic Kids and BEST Trampoline Parks.

Urban Air Trampoline
Urban Air Trampoline
Urban Air Trampoline
Urban Air Trampoline

Valleyfair

Category: Recreation | Destination: Twin Cities

One Valleyfair Drive
Shakopee, MN 55379
P: 952-445-7600

Valleyfair is the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest with over 75 amazing rides and attractions including; eight rollercoasters, the newly expanded Soak City Waterpark, Planet Snoopy and Dinosaurs's Alive. For more information, call 952.445.7600 or valleyfair.com

Valleyfair
Valleyfair
Valleyfair
Valleyfair
Valleyfair
Valleyfair

Victoria Valley Orchard

Category: Nature | Destination: Shoreview

4304 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126
P: 651-484-4500

Come visit our lovely orchard in Shoreview, MN -- just a few minutes north of Saint Paul or Minneapolis. We have 19 varieties of apples grown and sold on site. We also have unpasteurized honey, caramel apples, frozen apple pies and frozen apple crisps.

All of our apples are picked at the peak of ripeness and then washed, sorted by size, checked for quality, and bagged in 1/2 peck bags for your convenience. (Sorry, no pick your own.) All of our apples are refrigerated at 39 degrees to keep them tasting the way the did the day we picked them! Customers are welcome to stroll through the Orchard and enjoy a beautiful fall day among the trees. You might even see some deer!

Victory Links Golf Course

Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Blaine

1700 105th Avenue NE
Blaine, MN 55449
P: 763 717 3240

This unique 18-hole golf course is the jewel of the National Youth Golf Center. Built for youth golfers, Victory Links has multiple tee boxes on every hole. This means the course plays from 2,834 to 7,092 yards so youth and families of all ages and abilities can play together. One of the other unique features is that youth have first priority in tee times seven days in advance. This truly makes Victory Links course the place to golf for Minnesota youth. In fact, the name of the course came from Minnesota's youth. Young people voted on the Victory Links name, through focus groups at North Metro middle schools. The kids liked the name because of the connection to other sports activities taking place at the National Sports Center, such as soccer, hockey, lacrosse and cycling.

Victory Links Golf Course
Victory Links Golf Course
Victory Links Golf Course
Victory Links Golf Course

Walker Art Center

Category: Entertainment | Destination: Twin Cities

1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
P: 612-375-7600

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

Wargo Nature Center

Category: Parks | Destination: Lino Lakes

7701 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN
P: 763-324-3350

The Wargo Nature Center is dedicated to creating awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of natural and cultural environments and their resources. We strive to foster responsible stewardship and lifelong learning in people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds through environmental and recreational programs and actions.

Near the visitors’ center you will find our wild bird feeders, visited by much more than just a variety of birds. You will also see our many gardens; some to attract butterflies, another to increase water quality, and all are beautiful to look at. Of course, here at Wargo, you will always find experienced and friendly naturalists and staff to answer any of your questions. Canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, and kicksleds are also available to rent at the visitors’ center.

Wargo Nature Center
Wargo Nature Center
Wargo Nature Center
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