Have an open weekend and not sure what to do? There’s plenty to do right here in Minnesota’s 6th largest city, Brooklyn Park! It’s close to the Mississippi River, and our city is full of fun things to do over a nice weekend.
Check out Coon Rapid Dam Regional Park for trails meant for walking, running, and biking. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, then this is the place for you. No matter what side of the dam you are on you will see a fantastic sunset. They also have kayaks available to rent and seven miles to explore on the water.
If you are a craft beer lover, then you must visit the Blue Wolf Brewing. This is the first ever craft brewery in Brooklyn Park. It serves German-style beers, has a great atmosphere, different food trucks outside, and friendly staff. They offer weekly events like live music and painting, so check their calendar beforehand.
Brooklyn Park is also home to one of the nations top producers of potatoes called the Eidem Homestead in the 20th century. Although they do not produce potatoes anymore, they have fully restored the estate which is worthy of your time. They offer tours and activities like planting gardens, making fresh apple cider, and playing with farm animals. They occasionally hold special events like story time and movie nights.
Calling all crab lovers! While on your weekend exploration of Brooklyn Park, you have to go to Crazy Cajun, they serve the best seafood in all of Minnesota. Not only do they have king crab legs they also offer gumbo, jambalaya, oysters, and a seafood boil. If you are more on the adventurous side try the frog legs or fried gator. Don’t go here for a fancy date because you will be using your hands to eat and a bib!
Lastly, a fun activity for any type of weekend visit is the Bowlero Brooklyn Park. They have more than just 48 lanes of bowling; the Bowlero is full of games. There are pool tables, an arcade, and laser tag.
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