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.
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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.
Category: Recreation | Destination: Mounds View
2240 Woodale Drive
Mounds View , MN 55112
Owners Ted and Stacy Anderson, parents to two boys—ages 6 and 8, had the vision to create an indoor play option in the Metro and have now brought that vision to life! They worked with the community to create a safe and fun play-place for children that is accessible 365 days a year!
InnerActive Playground is a space with the simple focus of providing play and fitness for children of all ages. Our goal is to bring the feel of an outdoor park to the indoors, allowing for fun during any and all weather conditions!
Category: Breweries/Wineries | Destination: Blaine
2025 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Invictus is Latin for “unconquerable”, and that is the exactly the spirit behind Invictus Brewing Co. Their uncompromising commitment to quality is instilled into every beer they brew. Invictus is located adjacent to the National Sports Center in Blaine and features tours, a beautiful taproom with capacity of about 200. The brewery also partners with the Tipsy Steer, a locally owned and managed kitchen that serves up local sassy brew food to our customers.
Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Shoreview
1000 Red Fox Road
Shoreview, MN 55126
Accompanying Island Lake Golf's nine hole course is a practice range with well positioned targets, an 18 hole miniature golf course and a snack bar just inside the clubhouse. Both the practice range and miniature golf course are lit for evening play.
Island Lake Golf & Training Center is committed to providing top-ranked golf training programs with exceptional customer service. Greg Schulze, 2007 Minnesota PGA Teacher of the Year, directs or trains all instructors for each program! Greg has put his personal touch on all our programs and leagues. There are programs for juniors and seniors, beginners and advanced players and everyone in between are available.
Island Lake Junior Golf Camps is a leveled program designed for more advanced juniors who may be thinking about the high school team or playing in the Minnesota PGA Junior Tournament Series to those juniors who have never touched a club before but have shown an interest in learning.
Category: Parks | Destination: Blaine
3020 Lakes Pkwy
Blaine, MN 55449
Come out and enjoy Blaine’s newest Park! Lakeside Commons Park has something for everyone to enjoy! Park Amenities feature public beach, splash pad, beach house, boathouse with concessions and canoe & kayak rental, playground, volleyball court, and a rentable picnic pavilion!
Lakeside Commons Park is located off of Radisson Road and Lakes Parkway east just ¾ of a mile. Lakeside Commons Park is open from June 5 thru September 6.
Category: Recreation | Destination: Coon Rapids
1349 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
P: 763 755 1450
Lilli Putt is a Family Entertainment Center in Coon Rapids, MN. Join us for a round or two of Mini Golf, followed up by some Bumper Boats or Go Kart Rides. Have a Birthday coming up? Check out our Birthday packages. We also have group rates for your corporate or school event. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have!
Category: Parks | Destination: Fridley
840 - 71st Avenue NE
Located in the City of Fridley, Locke County Park can be accessed from the University Avenue service road (which runs in front of Columbia Arena) just south of 73rd Avenue. The park's entrance road runs along the north side of Columbia Arena. Rice Creek West Regional Trail runs through Locke County Park.
The park offers users many facilities and attractions within easy walking distance. Picnic pavilion #1 and restrooms are very close to the play equipment and paved hiking/biking trail. The trail traverses down into the scenic Rice Creek valley.
Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Ham Lake
701 Bunker Lake Blvd.
Ham Lake, MN 55304
Majestic Oaks Golf Club is the Twin Cities premiere golf club and special events facility. With two championship 18-hole golf courses and an Executive Nine, Majestic Oaks ranks as one of the largest golf and banquet facilities in Minnesota. Their expansive clubhouse features a full service bar/restaurant and three large private banquet rooms.
The club is known for its spectacular cuisine, affordable prices and welcoming atmosphere. The course is also open year round with a 9-hole Snow Golf Course and other winter activities taking place in the winter.
Category: Shopping | Destination: Twin Cities
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
Since opening its doors in 1992, Mall of America has revolutionized the shopping experience and become a leader in retail, entertainment and attractions. Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country as well as one of the most recognizable brands.
Mall of America has been described as a city within a city. Along with an extensive range of retail, restaurants and entertainment, there are many unique features to Mall of America likely to be found in any community.