Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Canterbury Park!
Canterbury Park!

(952) 445-7223

1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN 55379   Directions Website

Welcome to Canterbury Park, where you can experience the thrill of horse racing and the fun of a card club featuring poker and blackjack tables. Indulge in delicious food and drinks while watching the ponies race to the finish line.

With hot tables and cold craft beer, Canterbury Park is the perfect destination for a thrilling night out. They offer a range of entertainment options, including horse racing, casino action, concerts, events, and more, suitable for individuals or groups. Bring your friends, family, or a date and let loose at Canterbury Park.

Ellingson Motorcars | Classic and Collectible Cars
Ellingson Motorcars | Classic and Collectible Cars

(763) 428-7337

20950 Rogers Dr
Rogers, MN 55374   Directions Website

Experience the thrill of a revving engine at Ellingson Motorcars, the Midwest's top collectible classic car dealer. With over 100 stunning pre-war antiques, iconic classics, mighty muscle cars, and even modern vehicles for sale, you can find your dream car in their indoor showroom. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff are always eager to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle and offer a fantastic consignment and buying program.

Ellingson's also has a full-service repair facility with experts who can handle most mechanical issues. Whether buying, consigning, selling, or servicing your collectible classic automobile or truck, Ellingson's is the go-to place. Trust them to maximize the price you get for your car when you're selling and to provide top-notch service when you need repairs.

Gondola Romantica

(651) 439-1783

425 E Nelson St
Stillwater, MN 55082   Directions Website

Discover the ultimate blend of romance, beauty, and charm with the unforgettable cruise experience. Imagine the serene beauty of the St. Croix River, Venice's romantic atmosphere, and Stillwater's quaint charm - all in one place.

Whether planning a romantic proposal, celebrating a special occasion, or looking for a relaxing getaway, the sunlit daytime or moonlit evening cruise is the perfect choice. Take advantage of this opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Matt's Bar & Grill
Matt's Bar & Grill

(612) 722-7072

3500 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407   Directions Website

Are you craving an unforgettable burger experience that will leave your taste buds craving more? Then look no further than Matt's Bar - the original home of the mouth-watering Jucy Lucy burger. This isn't just any ordinary burger; it's a juicy double-meat burger stuffed, sealed, and grilled to perfection, with every bite bursting with melted cheese.

Don't just take their word for it; Matt's Bar has consistently been awarded the "best burger." You can't miss out on this legendary burger experience if you're a true burger fan. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Matt's Bar and sink your teeth into the burger of a lifetime before it's too late.

Mission Manor Escape Rooms

(612) 354-3088

861 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414   Directions Website

Mission Manor is a popular escape room venue in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Since opening its doors in 2016, it has become one of the top destinations for adventure seekers. With four unique rooms, Mission Manor offers an immersive and unparalleled experience catering to new and experienced players alike.

If you're new to escape rooms, you can start with The Asylum and work your way up to more challenging rooms like Inheritance or Countdown. For those who love a good challenge, Jackpot is the perfect room for you. Gather your family and friends and enjoy the excitement and thrill of Mission Manor. The immersive puzzle challenges will surely keep you entertained and engaged. So escape the mundane and have a blast at Mission Manor.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

(612) 781-6409

2505 Howard St NE
Minneapolis, MN
Website

Discover an arts paradise in the heart of Minneapolis. The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an absolute must-visit for art enthusiasts. With over 400 independent artists living and working in the area, the district is teeming with creativity and inspiration. From stunning art galleries to captivating theatres, this district has it all.

Enjoy exciting events like the Art-A-Whirl and the Fall Fine Arts Show that bring the community together and showcase their incredible talents. Come and immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene that makes Northeast Minneapolis a hub for creativity.

Shamrocks Irish Nook

(651) 228-9925

995 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102   Directions Website

The Nook in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is more than just your average burger spot. This iconic establishment has been serving the community since 1938, and it's no surprise that it has stood the test of time. Once a horse barn and gas station, The Nook has been transformed into the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends and family. Their freshly made, mouth-watering burgers and homemade French fries are just the beginning of what makes them unique.

Moreover, The Nook's history is fascinating. This place has been a community favorite for generations, and the recipe for its famous burgers has been passed down for years. For those looking for a fun night out, you can head to Ranham Bowling Center nearby and enjoy hours of entertainment and great food, all in the same neighborhood.

The Basilica of Saint Mary
The Basilica of Saint Mary

(612) 333-1381

1600 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403   Directions Website

Are you looking for a glimpse into American history during your time in Minneapolis? Be sure to visit the Basilica of Saint Mary on Hennepin Avenue. This stunning Catholic cathedral achieved the distinction of being the first established basilica in the nation in 1926.

The construction of this magnificent building took place between 1907 and 1915, and some of its features are over a century old. Despite ongoing restoration, the basilica remains open to all visitors, regardless of their religious affiliation. Take advantage of the opportunity to witness this beautiful piece of American history.

Twin Town Pedicabs
Twin Town Pedicabs

(612) 338-1128

516 S 10th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404   Directions Website

Discover a unique way to explore the city with Twin Town Pedicabs. These eco-friendly, pedal-powered cabs are driven by experienced riders who will give you a personalized city tour. Say goodbye to awkward small talk with strangers and hello to a green transportation experience like no other.

No matter the occasion, Twin Town Pedicabs has got you covered. From weddings to corporate events to a night out on the town, their fleet of pedicabs can accommodate any number of passengers. So why settle for a boring ride when you can support sustainable transportation and see the city up close? Reserve your pedicab today.

Wabasha Street Caves

(651) 224-1191

215 Wabasha St S
Saint Paul, MN 55107   Directions Website

Explore a unique and fascinating experience at the Wabasha Street Caves, an event hall in the sandstone caves on the south shore of the Mississippi River. This historic site has a rich history dating back to the 1800s as a mining site. Later, it converted into a mushroom farm and eventually became a Restaurant Casino and Gangster Hotspot during the prohibition era of the 1930s.

Today, Wabasha Street Caves is the only restored Gangster Era site in Saint Paul. The Historic Cave Tour allows you to explore the extensive caves carved into the hillside. You will uncover the site's history, including an unsolved gangland murder at the casino, as you see bullet holes and hear stories of ghostly activity. Wabasha Street Caves offers weekly "Down in History" Tours and seasonal themes throughout the year, such as The Original Saint Paul Gangster Tour, Haunted Halloween, Ghosts & Graves, and special group tours.

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