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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Playground
“Hiking, biking. Huge swimming "pond" with sandy beach....really fun! Great for kids and adults. Picnic areas. $5 day pass per person”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Locally sourced, farm to table breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything on the menu is fantastic! Casual and on one of the many bike trails running thru our area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Coolest mini golf on planet earth..period. No kidding, must see! If you have kids this is a must see.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“There is a great bike trail that goes along the north side of Lake Waconia and leads all the way into the Twin Cities.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you need a sports fix, they probably have it. Tends to be a younger crowd. Nice patio outside with fire pits. Good selection of craft beers. Pizza is eh, calzones are much better. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Mound is a small town and this is a small town grocery store. In other words, if you are looking for a relatively obscure ingredient I would recommend going elsewhere. If you are looking for essentials, such as milk, eggs, etc, this is fine and close by. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Super regional coffee chain owned by the good folks at Pete's coffee (which have improved the joe). Good for that morning fix. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“If you brought a boat, this is the easiest place to launch it! There is also a nice sandy beach, open space for soccer/frisbee/etc and playground equipment for the kids. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The west side of Lake Minnetonka is the quieter side. Wauwatosa island or "boy scout island" as we call it, is in the middle of the upper south lake and a great place to anchor, enjoy the sun and swim. There is a rope swing on the south side of the island that gets put up everyday (and taken down by the DNR every night) and then put up again! We have never been on the island, but hear it is a good place to hike. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Outdoor fun on a real working farm. Located on picturesque Whaletail Lake in Minnetrista, Gale Woods Farm features a unique educational opportunity where visitors of all ages gain an understanding of agriculture, food production and land stewardship. Explore the park on your own, arrange a field trip, or attend a public event. You can also buy fresh food and yarn, have a picnic by the lake or host a celebration. In addition to programs and summer camps for aspiring farmhands, you'll find a variety of skill-based classes including fiber arts, cooking and gardening.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Best option for wine, spirits and beer in the local area. Prices are ok, not great, but the craft beer selection is quite good. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“It is a nice sandy beach that is roped off and there is a fishing pier there as well. I personally think the fishing is better off of our dock. Carbone's will deliver to the beach!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Locally sourced, farm to table breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything on the menu is fantastic! Casual and on one of the many bike trails running thru our area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“If you need a sports fix, they probably have it. Tends to be a younger crowd. Nice patio outside with fire pits. Good selection of craft beers. Pizza is eh, calzones are much better. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Super regional coffee chain owned by the good folks at Pete's coffee (which have improved the joe). Good for that morning fix. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Very delicious healthy options. Uses local goods and has fair trade coffee. Right by the bike trail that leads all the way to Minneapolis.”
  • 1 local recommends

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