Things to Do

Spooktacular Family Halloween Fun

Pumpkins, Ghosts and Goblins oh my! Be sure to check out these great spooktacular events sure to be fun for the whole family!

 

Gertens Pumpkin Fest

Gertens’ Annual Pumpkin Fest (Saturday’s in October) features family fun activities, petting zoo, hayrides, spooky maze, face painting, fall treats, pumpkin carving and more!

Minnesota Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Experience an enchanted forest at the Minnesota Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular features over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins creatively carved – perfect for a special date night or family-friendly, fall outing!

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2018-10-12T12:13:49+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Events, Things to Do|

Twin Cities Theater Spotlight

By Stacy Brooks

You don’t need to go to Broadway to see excellent theater: the Twin Cities metro area boasts dozens of theaters and a nationally-recognized theater scene.  Wondering where to start?  Here’s a spotlight on some of the Twin Cities’ most acclaimed, unique, and beloved theaters.  Broadway musicals, world premiers, children’s theater, thought-provoking plays: there’s something for everyone from drama connoisseurs to casual fans.    

Downtown St. Paul’s The Ordway is one of the Twin Cities’ most iconic performing arts venues.  In addition to hosting Broadway musicals, The Ordway is home to the Saint Paul […]

2018-10-12T11:50:53+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Theaters, Events, Things to Do|

Twin Cities Theater Spotlight

By Stacy Brooks

You don’t need to go to Broadway to see excellent theater: the Twin Cities metro area boasts dozens of theaters and a nationally-recognized theater scene.  Wondering where to start?  Here’s a spotlight on some of the Twin Cities’ most acclaimed, unique, and beloved theaters.  Broadway musicals, world premiers, children’s theater, thought-provoking plays: there’s something for everyone from drama connoisseurs to casual fans.    

Downtown St. Paul’s The Ordway is one of the Twin Cities’ most iconic performing arts venues.  In addition to hosting Broadway musicals, The Ordway is home to the Saint Paul […]

2018-09-23T17:46:21+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Theaters, Events, Things to Do|

9 Twin Cities Places Where Learning is Fun

By Stacy Brooks

With school in session, it’s a great time to make real-world connections to what your kids are learning in the classroom.  These Twin Cities spots will teach your kids about science, history, geography, and more—and they’ll have fun, too!

Science Museum of Minnesota

Visitors can easily spend an entertaining and educational day exploring downtown St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota.  There are exhibits featuring dinosaurs and fossils (including a triceratops), a Mississippi River towboat, and the science of sports.  Conduct experiments in the hands-on Experiment Gallery, learn about math concepts in an interactive […]

2018-09-23T09:38:18+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Stay, Things to Do|

5 Fun Fall Festivals in the Twin Cities

By Stacy Brooks

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are changing color—fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate the season with these fun and family-friendly Twin Cities fall festivals!     

1) IGH Days

September 7-9, 2018

Inver Grove Heights’ annual community celebration includes a weekend-long treasure hunt, bingo tent, and specials at Drkula’s 32 Bowl.  Dance the night away at street dances with live music, cheer on the contestants for Miss Inver Grove Heights, watch the Grand Day Parade, and enjoy a fireworks display.  Get active with a five-mile bike ride along […]

2018-09-06T16:07:50+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Events, Things to Do|

Fantastic Fall Fun

 

Cool crisp weather, the changing palatte of colors on the trees and the emergence of pumpkin themed décor are all sure signs that it is time to celebrate the arrival of autumn.  The beautiful scenery and a wide variety of entertaining experiences make fall a great time of year to explore the Twin Cities and Inver Grove Heights. 

Golf

With cooler weather and spectacular fall foliage, there is no better time to hit the links.  Inver Wood Golf Course sits on 275 acres of rolling, wooded terrain with an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole executive course.  […]

2018-08-31T16:10:40+00:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Events, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Fitness, Stay, Things to Do|

Itinerary: Labor Day Girlfriends’ Getaway

By Stacy Brooks

End your summer on a high note with a girls’ getaway to the Twin Cities this Labor Day weekend!  With a convenient location just five minutes from downtown St. Paul and less than 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights is the perfect (and affordable!) base for a fun time with your best friends.

SATURDAY

Kick off your girls’ getaway at the Mall of America, only a 10-minute drive from Inver Grove Heights.  Obviously, there’s shopping galore, with over 520 stores ranging from chains like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Zara, and L.L. Bean to […]

2018-08-20T17:54:35+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Outdoor Recreation, Shop, Stay, Taste, Things to Do|

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 […]