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6 Fun Ways to Unwind in Inver Grove Heights

By Stacy Brooks

It’s been a long day of sightseeing in the Twin Cities: maybe you hit the Mall of America with your girlfriends for some retail therapy or took the kids to the Minnesota Zoo.  Now you just want to unwind. Inver Grove Heights offers some great ways to relax whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities or a low-key night out with friends.

 

1: Knock down some pins at Drkula’s 32 Bowl

Bowling is fun activity for the whole family, especially when there are automatic bumpers for the little ones!  […]

2018-08-02T14:01:29+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Taste, Things to Do|

3 Great Places to Dine Outside in Inver Grove Heights

By Stacy Brooks

  1. Mississippi Pub

Located at River Heights Marina, Mississippi Pub boasts panoramic views of the Mississippi River as well as courtesy docking for hungry boaters.  There are two outdoor seating areas plus an all-glass indoor enclosure.

Lunch and dinner is served daily, with a wide range of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and tacos.  Specialities include fried pickles, hand battered fish and chips, and the Anchor Schroom and Swiss burger, served on Texas toast and piled high with sautéed mushrooms, onions, gorgonzola, and Swiss.

Want to keep the party going?  There’s a late night […]

2018-07-09T14:27:31+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Taste, Things to Do|

18 Ways to Live Your Best Life in Summer of ’18

We’ve put together a list of 18 events and activities in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities to make the summer of ’18 your best summer yet.  Full disclosure: Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cites region have WAY more than 18 attractions, experiences and events to live your best life this summer, so be sure to check out our Explore and Events pages for more ideas!

 

1. Outdoor Music

The rich music scene in the Twin Cities is on full display at summer festivals, music in the park series and […]

Grown-Up Getaways: Plan your Spring Friend-cation

Spring, you can almost smell it in the air…  Birds are chirping, snow is melting, and soon we’ll be seeing the trees budding and green grass.  Now is the perfect time to start planning a spring friendcation and get one last trip in before the kids are done with school and your summer calendar is full.  Call up your best buds, gal pals, or your favorite couple and leave the kids behind (maybe find a sitter first).  Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities offer limitless fun for an adults-only trip – so much fun you may not want to go home!  […]

2018-06-15T10:20:04+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Concerts & Music Festivals, Events, Exhibits, Stay, Taste, Things to Do|

A B C’s of Spring Break fun in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities

There’s so much spring break fun in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities, we could fill a dictionary!  From A to Z, planning your spring break in the Twin Cities will ensure enough exhilarating experiences to make a life time of memories. Whether you like museums, shopping or outdoor action, family fun is on the itinerary this year!

American Swedish Institute brings storybook character Ulla the Baker to life in their Family Gallery.

Big Thrill Factory will keep your whole family on the move and having an active good time. The Bakken […]

2018-04-06T13:49:39+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Theaters, Attractions, Exhibits, Sports & Fitness, Taste, Things to Do|

Romance in the Heights

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or looking for something to cure cabin fever with your special someone we’re here with some ideas to spice up February.  A special date night is closer than you think!

Where to eat

There is something for everyone in Inver Grove Heights!  If you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner we’d recommend 1.2.3. Pasta or Iwa Sushi.   If a casual burger is more your style head to Bierstube or check out the river views at Mississippi Pub.  Some phenomenal pho at Little Asia Bowl is sure heat things up (insert wink here).  And […]

2018-04-06T13:52:21+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Outdoor Recreation, Shop, Taste, Things to Do|

6 Winter Adventures in Inver Grove Heights & the Twin Cities

Don’t use winter as an excuse to spend your time cooped up indoors when you’re visiting the #BoldNorth! There are plenty of adventures around Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities to make the most of a Minnesota winter.

All you need is a few extra layers of clothes and the colder temps don’t feel that bad.  If you’re new to winter weather check out this handy infographic and visit the NOAA website for more winter weather safety advice.

Here are six great options for making the most of the winter months:

1) Ice Skating

If you wax nostalgic at […]

2018-04-06T13:52:29+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do|

Unique Holiday Shopping in the Twin Cities & Inver Grove Heights

Make Inver Grove Heights your holiday headquarters in the Twin Cities!  With convenient freeway access we’re just minutes away from Mall of America and downtown St. Paul, plus we have a charm all our own when the sun sets as local residents decorate their houses to compete in the Holiday in the Heights Lighting Contest!  Find unique and thoughtful gifts for the whole family at the shops and markets we have included in our holiday shopping guide!

Gertens

Gertens transforms itself from a garden and lawn care paradise to a winter wonderland when the holiday season rolls […]

2018-04-06T13:53:14+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, Shop, Things to Do|

Best Spots for Fall Color in Inver Grove Heights

1) The Mississippi River Trail: With beautiful views of the river and connections to local trails and parks along the way, you bike or hike your way through colorful fall foliage.  Be sure to check out Swing Bridge Park unique river overlook for some panoramic picture opportunities.

Dan Grevas Photography

2) Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area: Managed by the Minnesota DNR Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area is 256 acres of largely undisturbed land with breathtaking views overlooking the river.  Visitors are welcome to enjoy low impact activities there […]

2018-04-06T13:53:27+00:00October 6th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Recreation, Things to Do|

An Activity a Day Keeps the Boredom Away – August Edition

August may have creeped up on us a little too quickly, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to say goodbye to summer fun quite yet!  Besides, some of the best parts of summer are still to come (food-on-a-stick anyone?).

Here’s our final edition of an activity a day for summer in Inver Grove Heights and the Twin Cities.

Make sure to check out our State Fair Hotel Packages if you are traveling to the Twin Cities for the great Minnesota get together!

Tuesday August 1st: Give your brain a workout at The Escape Game in Mall of America!

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