Perfectly placed to access both Twin Cities and the scenic beauty of central Minnesota is the charming city of Brooklyn Centre. Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, this historical city makes a great base for both leisure and business travellers alike. With the big entertainment venues and tourist attractions of Minneapolis and the Minnesota countryside literally at its doorstep, even the most tenacious traveller will not run out of things to do.
Both Brooklyn Center and downtown Minneapolis are like a candy store for sports fans, with a horde of sporting venues and facilities between them. Minneapolis is home to three major professional sporting teams, all of which boast incredible competition grounds and attending a home game is an experience to remember. Check out the Minnesota Vikings football team when they defend their home turf at the legendary Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, cheer on the Minnesota Twins baseball team at Target Field or join in the furor at the Target Center when the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team takes court. If you still want more sports action, check out what’s on at the nearby TCF University of Minnesota Stadium.
If you would prefer to 'sweat it out' yourself, then head to the massive National Sports Centre where you will be spoiled with choices. The 600-acre sports facility is one of the largest in America. Golf enthusiasts should head out for a round at the 9-hole Centerbrook golf course or the 18-hole Edinburgh USA golf course. If you are simply keen to grab some fresh air, then take your pick of Brooklyn Center’s 522 acres of park and nature areas, or pick up part of the Mississippi River Trail on a bicycle ride.
If you are keen to take in some traditional tourist sites, then you’ve got a jam-packed itinerary. For a bit of culture, head to the Guthrie Theatre, the birthplace of the American Regional Theatre movement or the contemporary Walker Art Centre, one of America’s ‘big five’ museums adjacent to the superb Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens. History buffs should not miss the Mill City Museum to learn why flour has such an important place in the area’s heritage, or if you are in need of some retail therapy, the Mall of America could easily occupy several days of your holiday. If you are lover of craft beers, then a tour of The Surely Brewery in central Brooklyn Center is a must do.
Brooklyn Center is just 10 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, making it a great base to enjoy the big-city delights of the Twin Cities, but also to escape and enjoy a break from it all. Visitors can also benefit from the nearby Crystal Airport and plenty of top quality hotels in Brooklyn Center. Whether you are in the city for business or leisure, Brooklyn Centre makes for a stress-free and pleasant city-break.
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