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Biking in Inver Grove Heights: Regional Bike Trails

By Stacy Brooks

Time to spring break in Inver Grove Heights! With budget-friendly accommodations, kid-friendly restaurants, and activities the whole family will enjoy, here’s your guide to fun spring break getaway.


The Grove Waterpark- Spring Break in Inver Grove Heights
Photo Credit: Inver Grove Heights Park & Recreation

Start off your spring break by splashing around at the VMCC Aquatic Center.  The indoor water park has two large water slides, splash features, a dumping bucket, and a floating log crossing.  There’s also a pool available for recreational swimming and a dive pool with regular and high dive boards.   Day passes are available for open swimming.   Check out the open swim schedule here.

Next, zoom across the ice at the VMCC Ice Arena.  Day passes are available for ice skating, and skate rentals are offered for a small fee.  Find the open skate schedule here.

Iwa Sushi in Inver Grove Heights
Photo Credit: Visit IGH

Wrap up the day with dinner at a local restaurant that has something tasty for the entire family.  Los Portales Mexican Restaurant serves up traditional Mexican favorites including street tacos, tortas, enchiladas, and fajitas.  At Iwa Sushi, enjoy sushi and hibachi meals, with kid-sized junior hibachi meals available for kids under 10.  Inver Grove Brewing has a family-friendly taproom with high chairs and carrier holders, kids’ games, and a kids’ menu with pizza, chicken tenders, burgers, and pasta.  Adults can enjoy locally-brewed craft beer and a menu of elevated pub fare.


Strawberry Pancakes at Cahill Diner
Photo Credit: Cahill Diner

Fuel up for another day of fun with breakfast at Cahill Diner, which has retro 1950s-inspired decor and serves breakfast all day.  Specialties include the apple fritter French toast, Cajun omelet, and Tex Mex hash browns.

AMC Movie Theater in Inver Grove Heights
Photo Credit: AMC Movie Theaters

Catch a movie at AMC Inver Grove 16 and enjoy recliner seating, a full food and beverage menu, and special discounts on Tuesdays and matinee screenings.  

Hometown Sweets, Inver Grove Heights
Photo credit: Visit IGH

Swing by Hometown Sweets for ice cream, flavored popcorn, and bulk candy.  Can’t decide which of the 16 flavors of ice cream to order?  Get the ice cream flight and try six!

Drkulas's 32 Bowl
Photo Credit: Drkulas’s 32 Bowl

Try a new spin on bowling at Drkula’s 32 Bowl, which has a state-of-the-art Hyperbowling system that adds a video game-style element to the classic game.  There are also automatic bumpers and ramps to make bowling accessible to bowlers of all ages and abilities.

Carbones Pizza Inver Grove Heights

Go out for a crowd-pleasing dinner at a local pizza spot.  Dominick’s Pizza serves both the classics and creative pies like a gyro pizza, plus homemade chocolate chip cookies baked fresh daily.  Serving up family recipes that date back over 50 years, Carbone’s Pizzeria menu is full of family favorites for everyone to enjoy, including pizza, hot hoagies, wings, soup and salads.  Turitto’s Pizza & Subs has a menu with tasty thin crust pizzas, submarine sandwiches, and pasta.


Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America®
Photo Credit: Sea Life Aquarium

Inver Grove Heights is a convenient base for exploring the Twin Cities’ top family attractions.  Animal lovers will enjoy the Minnesota Zoo, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory (which offers free admission), and the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America.  

Dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Photo Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota

Want to visit a museum?  Check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing, Twin City Model Railroad Museum, Minnesota Children’s Museum, and Minnesota History Center for family-friendly educational experiences.

With over a dozen interactive attractions, 500 stores, and  50 restaurants, it’s easy to spend a day (or more!) at the Mall of America.

This winter, book a stay in Inver Grove Heights!  Inver Grove Heights hotels offer excellent value and are conveniently located to downtown St. Paul, the Mall of America, Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.  Warm up with amenities including complimentary breakfast, free parking, indoor pools, and more.  Book your stay at these Inver Grove Heights hotels today!


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