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.



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.

Campsites

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.

Activities

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

HammerHeart Brewing

Category: Breweries/Wineries | Destination: Lino Lakes

7785 Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55104
P: 651-964-2160

HammerHeart Brewing Company is a new brewery and tap room in Lino Lakes. The brewery is built on the honor and recognition of the old Nordic and Celtic cultures, rich with experience and wisdom, literature, and life. HammerHeart represents who we are today because of who came before us.

HammerHeart Brewing
HammerHeart Brewing
HammerHeart Brewing

Historic Downtown Anoka

Category: Shopping | Destination: Anoka

12 Bridge Square
Anoka, MN 55303
P: 7634217130

Inner Active

Category: Recreation | Destination: Mounds View

2240 Woodale Drive
Mounds View , MN 55112
P: 612-567-1004

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!

Inner Active
Inner Active
Inner Active
Inner Active

Invictus Brewing Company

Category: Breweries/Wineries | Destination: Blaine

2025 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
P: 763-208-3063

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.

Invictus Brewing Company
Invictus Brewing Company
Invictus Brewing Company

Island Lake Golf Center

Category: Golf Courses | Destination: Shoreview

1000 Red Fox Road
Shoreview, MN 55126
P: 651.787.0383

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.

Island Lake Golf Center
Island Lake Golf Center
Island Lake Golf Center
Island Lake Golf Center
Island Lake Golf Center

Lakeside Commons Park

Category: Parks | Destination: Blaine

3020 Lakes Pkwy
Blaine, MN 55449
P: 763-785-6164

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.

Lilli Putt Amusement Park

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!

Lilli Putt Amusement Park
Lilli Putt Amusement Park
Lilli Putt Amusement Park
Lilli Putt Amusement Park

Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail

Category: Parks | Destination: Fridley

840 - 71st Avenue NE
Fridley, MN
P: 763-757-3920

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.

Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail
Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail
Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail
Locke Park, Dog Park, Rice Creek West Regional Trail

Long Lake Regional Park

Category: Parks | Destination: New Brighton

1500 Old Hwy 8
New Brighton, MN 55112
P: 651-748-2500

Lakefront park with amenities such as a beach, play areas & paved trails, plus picnic facilities.

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