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Weekend Oct 21-24 in Minneapolis

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Weekend Oct 21-24 in Minneapolis

My husband and I are traveling to Minneapolis this weekend from Kansas City, we have both never been to Minneapolis before and were wondering if there are any fall events going on or anything we shouldn't miss while there. Any restaurants or pubs we should visit?? We are staying in the Brooklyn Center area and will have our car. Also, I'm a big runner and was wondering where the best running trail is located. I would appreciate your suggestions :)

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1. Re: Weekend Oct 21-24 in Minneapolis

If you're into drinking beer, there's Surly Brewing Co. right in Brklyn Center. They even have a special event on 10/22 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. surlybrewing.com/nation/darkness-day.html

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2. Re: Weekend Oct 21-24 in Minneapolis

Surly Beer is quite tasty and a good local brewery. That said, if you are not into beer, here's just a few suggestions:

Nature - either the Three Rivers Regional Park system (threeriversparks.org/trails/shingle-creek-tr…) with Shingle Creek as the closest trail to Brooklyn Center or the Minneapolis Park system (http://www.minneapolisparks.org/home.asp). If willing to drive downtown, there is the Mississippi River trail that is a nice trail right in the downtown area. While there, you could also check out the Stone Arch Bridge and/or Guthrie Theater with the overlook for the river.

If a football fan, this is the weekend to be in MN. U of M Gophers host Nebraska (University is expecting something like 20,000 additional people on campus at TCF Bank Stadium - nearly unheard of for a Gophers game) followed the next day by Vikings v. Packers.

There is, of course, Mall of America if you are a shopper. MOA is on the south side of the city as opposed to Brooklyn Center which is on the north. Conversely, there is some downtown shopping to be had also, including what is now a large Macy's store (though, to locals, it will forever be the historic Dayton's store, and if you follow politics it is the same family that Governor Dayton is/was part of - though the family is long since out of the daily running of that company, which mostly became Target).

You could also check out the many museums if you like museums. The Minneapolis Scuplture Garden is free and open to the public.

There's a few ideas!

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3. Re: Weekend Oct 21-24 in Minneapolis

Take a look at the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, which is usually an attraction for bicyclists, for running trails with scenery in abundance.

I think the most scenic portion is the chain of lakes and then the MInnehaha Park trail over to Minnehaha Park to see the falls. If you have more running in you then continue up the river parkway along the Mississippi toward downtown for fall colors, mature oak trees and old beautiful houses.

Surly is a fantastic idea. It's become one of our most buzzed-about attractions since it opened a few years ago.

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