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.

Eagles Nest Indoor Playground

Category: Recreation | Destination: New Brighton

400 10th St. Nw
New Brighton, MN 55112
P: 651-638-2127

Children will be thrilled to experience the fun at the Eagles Nest. Imaginations will run wild as they leap into the ball pit, climb the 8 ft. climbing wall, zoom down over 75 feet of slides and find their way through the wiggle waggles and the foam forest!
A large toddler area is available for the little ones age 3 and under. Complete with its own colorful ball pit, challenging climbing structure, reading corner and many other activities geared toward the development of toddlers. Feel free to bring your own snack for the picnic area.

Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
Eagles Nest Indoor Playground
Eagles Nest Indoor Playground

East Anoka County Regional Trail

Category: Biking/Hiking Trails | Destination: Blaine

This trail parallels Lexington Avenue from the Rice Creek North Trail to 125th Avenue. The sun-scorched trail stops at every light, so it's just like an off-street bike lane. It is interesting to see the slow transition from suburbs to cornfields.


Length: 4.9 miles • Rating: 1/5 • Surface: Asphalt
East Anoka County Regional Trail

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

Fogerty Arena

Category: Entertainment | Destination: Blaine

9250 Lincoln Street NE
Blaine, MN 55434
P: 763 780 3328

A private non-profit facility owned and operated by the hockey communities of Blaine and Spring Lake Park.

Four Seasons Curling Club

Category: Recreation | Destination: Blaine

9250 Lincoln St NE
Blaine, MN 55434
P: 763-780-3328

The Four Seasons Curling Club provides a myriad of leagues, learn-to-curl sessions, corporate events, and training and practice time

Four Seasons Curling Club
Four Seasons Curling Club

Glow in One Mini Golf

Category: Recreation | Destination: Blaine

12579 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
P: 763-777-9577

We are a new and exciting glow in the dark mini golf course new to the Twin Cities this fall. The course is illuminated by black-lights which features bright colors and easy but challenging holes. With upbeat music playing in the background while you golf, it is sure to be a good time. It's fun for all ages! We offer parties, snacks, refreshments, and arcade games as well.

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

Guthrie Theater

Category: Entertainment | Destination: Twin Cities

818 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
P: 612-377-2224

The Guthrie Theater, founded in 1963, is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. By presenting both classical literature and new work from diverse cultures, the Guthrie illuminates the common humanity connecting Minnesota to the peoples of the world.

Called "a 21st century dream factory" by Time Magazine, the new Guthrie boasts three stages, a full-service restaurant, pre-show dining, numerous bars and some of the best views of Minneapolis to be found in the city.

Ham Lake Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Ham Lake

1843 153rd Ave. NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
P: 763-434-9555

This 90 acre park is located on the banks of Ham Lake. It includes a unique 18-hole disc golf course, fishing pier, boat launch, softball and baseball fields, walking trails, playground equipment, and pavillions.

Ham Lake Resort

Category: Campgrounds | Destination: Ham Lake

2400 Constance Blvd.
Ham Lake, MN 55304
P: 763-434-5337

Located on Ham Lake the Resort is just 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities and just 9 miles north of the National Sports Center and Schwans Super Rink. Ham Lake Resort offers a quiet and peaceful “up north” atmosphere without the drive.

Camping Cabins

Ham Lake Campground’s three camping cabins are nestled in the woods with views of the lake. Great for young families or small groups, each cabin is located on it’s own campsite and has a fire pit and picnic table. They all have air conditioning and heat.

Cabin campers can make use of the main bathhouse for shower/toilet facilities or porta potties near by. The covered deck offers a great sitting area for meals, playing cards or just relaxing.

Visitors can do their cooking outside at the fire ring.


Ham Lake Resort offers 61 full hook up sites. They are separated in 2 sections, north and south. Each has there own laundry and bathroom facilities. Each comes with their own picnic table. There is a central fire ring for the full hookups to share.

Tent campers will find 10 tent sites. 5 have a lake view. They are very grassy and wooded. With close porta potties and flush toilets available. They come with a picnic table and fire ring. You are also able to use our other 76 electric and water sites to put up your tent.


Ham Lake Resort offers many fun activities including horse shoes, shuffleboard, volleyball, ladder golf and much more.

Theme weekends include planned actives for kids of all ages.

For rent: Paddle boats, fishing boats, canoes, banana & Zike bikes.

Download a campground map

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