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Local Attractions and Things To Do

Hope Glen Farm is surprisingly near to the major cities of both Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as the Mall of America and the International Airport. Several stores, hotels and restaurants are within 3 miles of the farm, such as Target, Walgreens, Chipotle, Wendy’s, Ruby Tuesdays, Noodles and Company, and the Country Inn and Suites Hotel. One can also enjoy nearby nature trails, historic river towns, golfing, skiing, vineyards, fishing, boating (on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers), museums, zoos, amusement parks, and more. Here are some favorites:

Ravine Regional Park (next door)
Hiking trails, paved bike trails, fishing lake, cross country ski trails.
https://www.co.washington.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=501

Great River Boat Rental, Hastings 4 miles
http://www.greatriverboatrental.com/

River Oaks Golf Course, Cottage Grove 1 mile
http://www.riveroaksmunigolf.com/

Mississippi Dunes Golf Links, Cottage Grove 4 miles
http://www.mississippidunes.com/

Hastings Historic River Town 5 miles
http://www.hastingsmn.org/

Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings 7 miles
https://www.valleyfair.com/

Afton Alps Ski Resort, Afton 9 miles
http://www.aftonalps.com/

Scenic River Boat Cruise,Hastings 13 miles
https://www.stcroixrivercruises.com/afton-princess

Alexis Baily Vineyard, Hastings 18 miles
http://www.abvwines.com/

Science Museum of MN, St. Paul 17 miles
https://www.smm.org/

Ordway Theater, St. Paul 17 miles
http://www.ordway.org/

MN Childrens Museum, St. Paul 17 miles
http://www.mcm.org/

MN State Capitol, St. Paul 18 miles
http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/minnesota-state-capitol

MN History Museum, St. Paul 18 miles
http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/

Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul 21 miles
http://www.comozooconservatory.org/

Mall of America, Bloomington 22 miles
https://www.mallofamerica.com/

Water Park of America, Bloomington 22 miles
http://www.waterparkofamerica.com/

Mpls. International Airport, Bloomington 23 miles
https://www.mspairport.com/

Guthrie Theater, Mpls. 26 miles
http://www.guthrietheater.org/

Mpls. Institute of Arts, Mpls. 27 miles
http://new.artsmia.org/

Orchestra Hall, Mpls. 27 miles
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/

MN Zoo, Apple Valley 27 miles
http://mnzoo.org/

Valley Fair Amusement Park, Shakopee 39 miles
https://www.valleyfair.com/