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Guidebook for Falcon Heights

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Guidebook for Falcon Heights

Drinks & Nightlife
Walking distance from our home. Warm comfortable atmosphere to watch the game, meet a friend for Happy Hour or just stop on in and enjoy a wonderful selection of beer, fine spirits and the ultimate in fresh and fun burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and much, much more.
STOUT'S PUB and Grill
1611 Larpenteur Ave W
Walking distance from our home. Warm comfortable atmosphere to watch the game, meet a friend for Happy Hour or just stop on in and enjoy a wonderful selection of beer, fine spirits and the ultimate in fresh and fun burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and much, much more.
Located in the Rossmor Building which also houses Sawatdee, Blacksheep Pizza and Key's Cafe. The taproom is filled with light during the day, and glows with warm light at night. Look for the robot sign hanging on the building and/or the giant robot mural painted at our entrance and visible from the street. Take a seat at huge bar overlooking the brewing equipment or grab a seat at one of many tables.
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Tin Whiskers Brewing
125 9th Street East
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Located in the Rossmor Building which also houses Sawatdee, Blacksheep Pizza and Key's Cafe. The taproom is filled with light during the day, and glows with warm light at night. Look for the robot sign hanging on the building and/or the giant robot mural painted at our entrance and visible from the street. Take a seat at huge bar overlooking the brewing equipment or grab a seat at one of many tables.
Surly is hottest local brew pub. The Beer Hall at Surly Brewing serves a full menu and features as many as 24 Surly beers on tap at any given time. Lots of parking, bike racks, and close to the Prospect Park stop on the Green Line and the Dinkytown Greenway/University of Minnesota Transitway. Full menu and kids menu.
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Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
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Surly is hottest local brew pub. The Beer Hall at Surly Brewing serves a full menu and features as many as 24 Surly beers on tap at any given time. Lots of parking, bike racks, and close to the Prospect Park stop on the Green Line and the Dinkytown Greenway/University of Minnesota Transitway. Full menu and kids menu.
Psycho Suzi's is many things -- a hideout for shady characters, a rest stop on the road to oblivion, a destination for bachelorette parties and nefarious conspiracies alike. But mostly it's an updated tiki bar for a crass and cynical age.
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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge
1900 Marshall Street Northeast
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Psycho Suzi's is many things -- a hideout for shady characters, a rest stop on the road to oblivion, a destination for bachelorette parties and nefarious conspiracies alike. But mostly it's an updated tiki bar for a crass and cynical age.
This is where my 20 something sons go with their friends. Never been myself.
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Cowboy Jack's Downtown Minneapolis
126 North 5th Street
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This is where my 20 something sons go with their friends. Never been myself.
Well it has a bowling alley but our friends and I go for the fun atmosphere, food and drinks.
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Elsie's
729 Marshall Street Northeast
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Well it has a bowling alley but our friends and I go for the fun atmosphere, food and drinks.
You know the names: Prince. Dylan. The Replacements. Atmosphere. Soul Asylum. There’s a reason they loved it here. Minneapolis rocks.
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First Avenue
701 N 1st Ave
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You know the names: Prince. Dylan. The Replacements. Atmosphere. Soul Asylum. There’s a reason they loved it here. Minneapolis rocks.
The Cabooze located feet away from the Franklin Avenue light rail transit station and on several Metro Transit bus routes. Named for its intentional resemblance to a super-sized train's caboose, this light-rail-adjacent venue has long stood as one of the area's most prominent blue-collar clubs. Though its bikers-and-blues atmosphere is what gives the Cabooze its working-class charm, it also plays host to country, indie rock, hip hop, jam bands and everything in between.
The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S
The Cabooze located feet away from the Franklin Avenue light rail transit station and on several Metro Transit bus routes. Named for its intentional resemblance to a super-sized train's caboose, this light-rail-adjacent venue has long stood as one of the area's most prominent blue-collar clubs. Though its bikers-and-blues atmosphere is what gives the Cabooze its working-class charm, it also plays host to country, indie rock, hip hop, jam bands and everything in between.
Food Scene
Good food, reasonable prices. Eat in or take out and close to our house.
New Fresh Wok
1533 Larpenteur Ave W
Good food, reasonable prices. Eat in or take out and close to our house.
Offers authentic and innovative Italian dishes along with grilled steaks, fresh seafood and an extensive wine selection in a comfortable, moderately upscale setting.
CHIANTI GRILL Italian Restaurant
2050 Snelling Avenue
Offers authentic and innovative Italian dishes along with grilled steaks, fresh seafood and an extensive wine selection in a comfortable, moderately upscale setting.
Hen House Eatery specializes in local food and drink. We use the freshest locally-sourced ingredients we can find, and serve breakfast all-day. Our bar features a variety of craft beers and specialty bloody Mary's. Happy hour Monday - Friday 2-7 pm.
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Hen House Eatery
114 South 8th Street
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Hen House Eatery specializes in local food and drink. We use the freshest locally-sourced ingredients we can find, and serve breakfast all-day. Our bar features a variety of craft beers and specialty bloody Mary's. Happy hour Monday - Friday 2-7 pm.
From website: The Rabbit Hole gastropub is our nod to Korean Pogjangmachas, but our food is Korean by way of Los Angeles. It’s not your Halmeoni’s, Omma’s or Imo’s Korean cuisine, nor is it the kind you had while you were in Korea. It’s also not “Americanized” Korean as we are not “Americanized” Koreans. We are Korean-Americans and The Rabbit Hole is who we are.
The Rabbit Hole
920 E Lake St
From website: The Rabbit Hole gastropub is our nod to Korean Pogjangmachas, but our food is Korean by way of Los Angeles. It’s not your Halmeoni’s, Omma’s or Imo’s Korean cuisine, nor is it the kind you had while you were in Korea. It’s also not “Americanized” Korean as we are not “Americanized” Koreans. We are Korean-Americans and The Rabbit Hole is who we are.
Great steaks, upscale special place.
The Capital Grille
801 Hennepin Ave
Great steaks, upscale special place.
The cuisine is based out of Trinidad and Tobago, but has a deep Indian influence. The island of Trinidad and Tobago is a huge melting pot of every culture you can think of and when the flavors combine it's like heaven. Marla's is a small, casual, down-to-earth restaurant. They use the freshest ingredients and make everything to order and warning that can mean exceedingly long wait times to get seated and to get your food. Quite spicy.
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Marla's Caribbean Cuisine
3761 Bloomington Ave
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The cuisine is based out of Trinidad and Tobago, but has a deep Indian influence. The island of Trinidad and Tobago is a huge melting pot of every culture you can think of and when the flavors combine it's like heaven. Marla's is a small, casual, down-to-earth restaurant. They use the freshest ingredients and make everything to order and warning that can mean exceedingly long wait times to get seated and to get your food. Quite spicy.
Great salads and close by. The Finnish Bistro is a special gathering place set in the charming St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul. They specialize in authentic European cuisine. Special weekly menu features a culinary option out of the boundaries of Europe.
Finnish Bistro Coffee & Cafe
2264 Como Avenue
Great salads and close by. The Finnish Bistro is a special gathering place set in the charming St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul. They specialize in authentic European cuisine. Special weekly menu features a culinary option out of the boundaries of Europe.
Awesome burger selections. Live music, food and drink specials, and free shuttle to all Wild and Vikings home games!
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The Nook
492 Hamline Avenue South
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Awesome burger selections. Live music, food and drink specials, and free shuttle to all Wild and Vikings home games!
Award winning wood fired pizzas, Global inspired vegetables and other shareable delights from the wood burning oven and grill. Full craft cocktail menu.
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Young Joni
165 13th Ave NE
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Award winning wood fired pizzas, Global inspired vegetables and other shareable delights from the wood burning oven and grill. Full craft cocktail menu.
A historic inn on the river with views of downtown Minneapolis, this restaurant is a must-visit for visitors and locals alike! Featuring a piano bar, an outdoor patio, and a dining room, you won't be disappointed in any of these settings. The Sunday brunch is amazing and pricey, but worth a splurge.
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
A historic inn on the river with views of downtown Minneapolis, this restaurant is a must-visit for visitors and locals alike! Featuring a piano bar, an outdoor patio, and a dining room, you won't be disappointed in any of these settings. The Sunday brunch is amazing and pricey, but worth a splurge.
Deluxe selection of fresh roast beef, prepared like how you'll love it plus complete selection of menu items including sandwiches, sides, and combo meals. Big portions for small prices.
Maverick's Real Roast Beef
1746 Lexington Ave N
Deluxe selection of fresh roast beef, prepared like how you'll love it plus complete selection of menu items including sandwiches, sides, and combo meals. Big portions for small prices.
The Roseville location is 1910 W Highway 36 - not the address listed above. My favorite place for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Responsibly grown ingredients, carefully handled and lovingly prepared, are better for our health. They’re better for the environment. And – more than anything else – they just taste better.
Good Earth
3460 W 70th St
The Roseville location is 1910 W Highway 36 - not the address listed above. My favorite place for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Responsibly grown ingredients, carefully handled and lovingly prepared, are better for our health. They’re better for the environment. And – more than anything else – they just taste better.
Best breakfast and brunch close by. You might have a short wait but it will be worth it!
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Colossal Cafe
2315 Como Avenue
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Best breakfast and brunch close by. You might have a short wait but it will be worth it!
All of my Chinese guests say this is the most authentic dining experience in the Twin Cities. We’ve been several time and enjoyed everything. A bit spendy though.
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Tea House Chinese Restaurant
2425 University Avenue Southeast
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All of my Chinese guests say this is the most authentic dining experience in the Twin Cities. We’ve been several time and enjoyed everything. A bit spendy though.
Sightseeing
Early pioneer life and interactive activities. Just down the street from us.
Gibbs Farm
2097 Larpenteur Ave W
Early pioneer life and interactive activities. Just down the street from us.
Largest dome next to St. Peter's in Europe. Golden horses on top are plated with real gold. Guided tours Monday - Saturday 10am to 2 pm on the hour.
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Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.
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Largest dome next to St. Peter's in Europe. Golden horses on top are plated with real gold. Guided tours Monday - Saturday 10am to 2 pm on the hour.
The City of Saint Paul was known as the Pig’s Eye Settlement until in 1841, when the first Catholic priest in the area, Fr. Lucien Galtier, dedicated his log chapel on the bluff to Saint Paul, requesting that the settlement adopt the name as well. The Cathedral of Saint Paul is now a civic landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paul and Minneapolis. Approximately 1,000 households name the Cathedral as their home parish. One of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture, the Cathedral was designed by E. L. Masqueray. The cornerstone was laid on June 2, 1907. Guided tours weekdays at 1 pm.
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Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
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The City of Saint Paul was known as the Pig’s Eye Settlement until in 1841, when the first Catholic priest in the area, Fr. Lucien Galtier, dedicated his log chapel on the bluff to Saint Paul, requesting that the settlement adopt the name as well. The Cathedral of Saint Paul is now a civic landmark and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paul and Minneapolis. Approximately 1,000 households name the Cathedral as their home parish. One of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture, the Cathedral was designed by E. L. Masqueray. The cornerstone was laid on June 2, 1907. Guided tours weekdays at 1 pm.
Minnesota Landmarks preserves and manages Landmark Center as a dynamic, historic cultural center and architectural gem. It initiates programs and partnerships that celebrate the cultural diversity and collective history of the community and provides a central gathering place for organizations and activities that enhance the quality of life in our community. Tours held Thursday's at 11 and Sunday's at 2.
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Landmark Center
75 5th Street East
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Minnesota Landmarks preserves and manages Landmark Center as a dynamic, historic cultural center and architectural gem. It initiates programs and partnerships that celebrate the cultural diversity and collective history of the community and provides a central gathering place for organizations and activities that enhance the quality of life in our community. Tours held Thursday's at 11 and Sunday's at 2.
Discover this landmark building’s rich history and marvel at its awe-inspiring art and architecture. Open to the public year round. Every visit uncovers something new. Walk the Mary labyrinth. Visit the John XXIII Art Gallery. Attend free concerts. No admission cost.
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Basilica of Saint Mary
88 N 17th St
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Discover this landmark building’s rich history and marvel at its awe-inspiring art and architecture. Open to the public year round. Every visit uncovers something new. Walk the Mary labyrinth. Visit the John XXIII Art Gallery. Attend free concerts. No admission cost.
Stillwater is the 1848 Birthplace of Minnesota located on the scenic St. Croix River! A place where paddle wheel riverboats and gondolas glide the waters. Historic Main Street shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment are yours inside this charming river town where time stands still in the valley. There are so many things to do in Stillwater, Minnesota.
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Stillwater
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Stillwater is the 1848 Birthplace of Minnesota located on the scenic St. Croix River! A place where paddle wheel riverboats and gondolas glide the waters. Historic Main Street shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment are yours inside this charming river town where time stands still in the valley. There are so many things to do in Stillwater, Minnesota.
DescriptionThe Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire length of the Mississippi River. It is the second oldest next to Eads Bridge.
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Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge
100 Portland Avenue
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DescriptionThe Stone Arch Bridge is a former railroad bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the only arched bridge made of stone on the entire length of the Mississippi River. It is the second oldest next to Eads Bridge.
Lake Calhoun is what the locals will always call the recently renamed Bde Maka Ska. It is the largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and part of the city's Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities. Local shops rent roller blades and bikes.
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Bde Maka Ska
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Lake Calhoun is what the locals will always call the recently renamed Bde Maka Ska. It is the largest lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and part of the city's Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by city park land and circled by bike and walking trails, it is popular for many outdoor activities. Local shops rent roller blades and bikes.
Entertainment & Activities
The Guthrie Theater was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. Under the artistic leadership of Joseph Haj, the Guthrie produces a mix of classic and contemporary plays on three stages, and continues to set a national standard for excellence.
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Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
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The Guthrie Theater was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. Under the artistic leadership of Joseph Haj, the Guthrie produces a mix of classic and contemporary plays on three stages, and continues to set a national standard for excellence.
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Target Center
600 North 1st Avenue
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Target Field Champions Club
Les Bolstad Golf Course Main Office
2275 Larpenteur Ave W
Outdoor haven for the area's urban population. Home for a wide variety of free or reasonably priced recreational activities, services and educational opportunities for all park visitors. Como Dockside/Lakeside Pavilion - Restaurant & Event Venue Shelter, pavilion 2.3 miles of paved trails Barbecue grills Three fire rings One large play area McMurray Athletic Fields Four ball fields Fishing pier Watercraft Rentals Como Lake Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Como Zoo Como Town Amusement Park Cafesjian's Carousel Como 18 Hole Golf Course Miniature golf Como Regional Park Pool Historic Streetcar Station Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Fitness in the Parks Music in the Parks
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
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Outdoor haven for the area's urban population. Home for a wide variety of free or reasonably priced recreational activities, services and educational opportunities for all park visitors. Como Dockside/Lakeside Pavilion - Restaurant & Event Venue Shelter, pavilion 2.3 miles of paved trails Barbecue grills Three fire rings One large play area McMurray Athletic Fields Four ball fields Fishing pier Watercraft Rentals Como Lake Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Como Zoo Como Town Amusement Park Cafesjian's Carousel Como 18 Hole Golf Course Miniature golf Como Regional Park Pool Historic Streetcar Station Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom Fitness in the Parks Music in the Parks
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting nearly 2 million visitors annually.
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Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Avenue North
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The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting nearly 2 million visitors annually.
Roseville Cedarholm Golf Course
2323 Hamline Avenue North
Fun for whole family.
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Minnesota Children's Museum
10 7th Street West
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Fun for whole family.
Omnitheatre, amazing interactive exhibits. New every visit! This is my number one visitor spot. Exhibits and movies change frequently.
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
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Omnitheatre, amazing interactive exhibits. New every visit! This is my number one visitor spot. Exhibits and movies change frequently.
My husband, sons and friends just love this place. Year round golf experience. The Minnesota Twins went recently for a team bonding experience.
TopGolf
6420 N Camden Ave
My husband, sons and friends just love this place. Year round golf experience. The Minnesota Twins went recently for a team bonding experience.
Brand new revision just blocks from our home. The photos above are of the creepy old space on the university Minneapolis campus. Gorgeous new building has mostly hands on exhibits and a planetarium.
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Bell Museum
10 Church St SE
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Brand new revision just blocks from our home. The photos above are of the creepy old space on the university Minneapolis campus. Gorgeous new building has mostly hands on exhibits and a planetarium.
Essentials
Basic grocery store and cheaper than Super Target.
Cub Foods
2100 Snelling Ave N
Basic grocery store and cheaper than Super Target.
Trendy shopping. Organics and vegan foods.
Trader Joe's
Trendy shopping. Organics and vegan foods.
Amazingly low cost produce. Bring your own bags and a quarter to use a cart. Money refunded when cart is returned.
ALDI
2005 Twin Lakes Pkwy
Amazingly low cost produce. Bring your own bags and a quarter to use a cart. Money refunded when cart is returned.
Closest gas station. Ask me for 10 cents off per gallon coupon.
BP
2421 Larpenteur Ave W
Closest gas station. Ask me for 10 cents off per gallon coupon.
Only local pharmacy with extended hours and convenient drive through. Corner of Lexington and Larpenteur.
Walgreens
1110 Larpenteur Avenue West
Only local pharmacy with extended hours and convenient drive through. Corner of Lexington and Larpenteur.
Shopping
First ever Target store location in USA.
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Target
1515 County B Rd W
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First ever Target store location in USA.
Close to our house, largest group of stores besides Mall of America. Ask me if I have a Kohls discount coupon and get amazingly low prices.
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Rosedale Shopping Center
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Close to our house, largest group of stores besides Mall of America. Ask me if I have a Kohls discount coupon and get amazingly low prices.
It's the biggest mall on the continent. You can shop all day and still not see everything. Two theme parks inside.
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Mall of America®
60 E Broadway
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It's the biggest mall on the continent. You can shop all day and still not see everything. Two theme parks inside.
Parks & Nature
This park takes its name after the beautiful stream and its spectacular falls that plunges 53 feet into a gorge before running out to the Mississippi River. Trails lead in all directions, including down the gorge to favorite river shorelines. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, gave this Minneapolis waterfall national fame in the Song of Hiawatha, although he never saw the 53-foot falls he wrote of in 1853. The Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, a 50-mile outdoor recreation loop in the Minneapolis area starts here Other attractions at Minnehaha include the John H. Stevens House, the Princess Depot, and the Minnehaha Falls Off-leash Dog Park.
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Minnehaha Falls
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This park takes its name after the beautiful stream and its spectacular falls that plunges 53 feet into a gorge before running out to the Mississippi River. Trails lead in all directions, including down the gorge to favorite river shorelines. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, gave this Minneapolis waterfall national fame in the Song of Hiawatha, although he never saw the 53-foot falls he wrote of in 1853. The Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway, a 50-mile outdoor recreation loop in the Minneapolis area starts here Other attractions at Minnehaha include the John H. Stevens House, the Princess Depot, and the Minnehaha Falls Off-leash Dog Park.
Voted best botanical garden in USA. 12.5 miles of walkable trails, 1,200 acres of manicured gardens, woods and prairies.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
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Voted best botanical garden in USA. 12.5 miles of walkable trails, 1,200 acres of manicured gardens, woods and prairies.