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Guidebook for Bloomington

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Guidebook for Bloomington

Food Scene
Homemade donuts, great ice cream and coffee
The Grind Coffee and Creamery
8170 26th Ave S
Homemade donuts, great ice cream and coffee
Late hours, delicious fast and fresh Chinese, try the Singapore Rice Noodles!
Hong Kong Noodle
901 Southeast Washington Avenue
Late hours, delicious fast and fresh Chinese, try the Singapore Rice Noodles!
Hot and spicy Szechuan cuisine, great lunch specials. If you like spicy try Chopped Dry Pepper Chicken*, Beef with Chili Broth, Chung King Chili Chicken, or Triple Kung Pao*. Items with * star are on the lunch menu!
Grand Szechuan Restaurant
10602 France Ave S
Hot and spicy Szechuan cuisine, great lunch specials. If you like spicy try Chopped Dry Pepper Chicken*, Beef with Chili Broth, Chung King Chili Chicken, or Triple Kung Pao*. Items with * star are on the lunch menu!
With veggies fresh from the owner's garden during the summer, and owned and operated by immigrants, this place is fast and delicious. Love the spicy gyro.
Gyropolis
2325 W 90th St
With veggies fresh from the owner's garden during the summer, and owned and operated by immigrants, this place is fast and delicious. Love the spicy gyro.
Himalayan/Nepalese/Tibetan cuisine. Try the spicy beef shafta.
Nha Sang Restaurant
12621 Nicollet Ave
Himalayan/Nepalese/Tibetan cuisine. Try the spicy beef shafta.
Family friendly belly dancing, great lunch buffet...beautiful atmosphere right on Nicollet Commons and across from the Ames Performing Art Center.
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Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
12500 Nicollet Ave
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Family friendly belly dancing, great lunch buffet...beautiful atmosphere right on Nicollet Commons and across from the Ames Performing Art Center.
All kinds of ethnic food and shops under one roof! Vietnamese egg rolls from Pham's, the hummus and pita from Holyland, camel burger from Safari just to name a few!
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Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street
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All kinds of ethnic food and shops under one roof! Vietnamese egg rolls from Pham's, the hummus and pita from Holyland, camel burger from Safari just to name a few!
Mugshots Coffee Company
10518 France Ave S
Your basic steaks cooked in a mom and pop store for a great price
Farmington Steak House
329 3rd St
Your basic steaks cooked in a mom and pop store for a great price
Unique tasty donuts
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Glam Doll Donuts
2605 Nicollet Avenue
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Unique tasty donuts
Bowling alley and home of Ellsworth Wisconsin deep fried cheese curds and the famous juicy lucy (cheese stuffed burger)
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The Nook
492 Hamline Avenue South
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Bowling alley and home of Ellsworth Wisconsin deep fried cheese curds and the famous juicy lucy (cheese stuffed burger)
Bowling, bocce ball, an outdoor fire to cozy up next to, bar, restaurant...great atmosphere. $1 bowling after 9pm!
Pinstripes
3849 Gallagher Dr
Bowling, bocce ball, an outdoor fire to cozy up next to, bar, restaurant...great atmosphere. $1 bowling after 9pm!
Sencha Tea Bar - Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Boba Bubble Pearls However you say it, yum!
Kung Fu Tea
923 Washington Ave SE
Boba Bubble Pearls However you say it, yum!
Sightseeing
Free admission, easily walkable zoo for families with young children and a nice conservatory for rainy/cold days. Check the open hours, they often close early.
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
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Free admission, easily walkable zoo for families with young children and a nice conservatory for rainy/cold days. Check the open hours, they often close early.
Pick your own apples in the fall, beautiful view of the Minnesota River Valley.
Minnesota Harvest Orchard
8251 Old Hwy 169 Blvd
Pick your own apples in the fall, beautiful view of the Minnesota River Valley.
Millionaire street, home of the governor's mansion and many other large homes from the early days of our city.
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Summit Avenue
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Millionaire street, home of the governor's mansion and many other large homes from the early days of our city.
Arts & Culture
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Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
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Kids and adults alike will enjoy exploring the sculpture garden, home of famed "cherry on the spoon".
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Place
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Kids and adults alike will enjoy exploring the sculpture garden, home of famed "cherry on the spoon".
Parks & Nature
Lots of nice hiking trails (beware the steep but paved path down to the falls, can be difficult for some to ascend!), beautiful waterfalls
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Willow River State Park
1034 County Highway A
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Lots of nice hiking trails (beware the steep but paved path down to the falls, can be difficult for some to ascend!), beautiful waterfalls
See the waterfall, eat at the famous Sea Salt Eatery (beware long lines!) during the summer months, rent a quadricycle, or follow the train along the Minnehaha creek to where it meets the Mississippi.
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Minnehaha Falls
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See the waterfall, eat at the famous Sea Salt Eatery (beware long lines!) during the summer months, rent a quadricycle, or follow the train along the Minnehaha creek to where it meets the Mississippi.
Rent a paddleboat/canoe/kayak, nice beach, volleyball area, grilling area and playground.
Bryant Lake Regional Park
6800 Rowland Rd
Rent a paddleboat/canoe/kayak, nice beach, volleyball area, grilling area and playground.
Tennis courts, small beach, splash pad, playground, picnic shelter, baseball fields and skateboard area.
Round Lake Splash Pad
Tennis courts, small beach, splash pad, playground, picnic shelter, baseball fields and skateboard area.
Nice quiet city oasis, with mini golf, paddle boats and outdoor concers/movies (summer) and great ice skating/warming house in the winter, skate rental on site.
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Centennial Lakes Park
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Nice quiet city oasis, with mini golf, paddle boats and outdoor concers/movies (summer) and great ice skating/warming house in the winter, skate rental on site.
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Interstate State Park
307 Milltown Road
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Great trails for biking/walking/running, lake with non-motorized boat rental opportunities, cross country ski trails and rentals, huge play structure (summers) for the kids. Near by stop at the Richardson Nature Center to meet their resident raptors.
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Hyland Lake Park Reserve - Recreation Area
10145 Bush Lake Road
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Great trails for biking/walking/running, lake with non-motorized boat rental opportunities, cross country ski trails and rentals, huge play structure (summers) for the kids. Near by stop at the Richardson Nature Center to meet their resident raptors.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
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Shopping
If you love candy and soda, you've got to visit this store! Great photo opp and shopping! Close to Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard, so make an outing of it.
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Minnesota's Largest Candy Store
20430 Johnson Memorial Dr
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If you love candy and soda, you've got to visit this store! Great photo opp and shopping! Close to Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard, so make an outing of it.
Entertainment & Activities
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Valleyfair
1 Valley Fair Dr
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