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Top 5 Reasons to
Visit Inver Grove Heights

Discover why Inver Grove Heights should be your next destination! From our welcoming hotels to diverse attractions, dining experiences, and proximity to the Twin Cities, there’s so much to explore. Immerse yourself into outdoor adventures and uncover the vibrant charm of Inver Grove Heights! Below are our Top 5 reasons to Visit Inver Grove Heights.


1. Attractions

Inver Grove Heights is a haven for entertainment seekers, boasting an array of attractions to enjoy. Experience the thrill of axe throwing at PerpleBunny’s Axe House and bowling at local hotspots like Drkula’s 32 Bowl & Pub, providing exhilarating fun for friends and family alike. Another must-visit destination is Nowhere Entertainment, offering 13 holes of mini-golf, escape rooms, arcade games, and seasonal haunted houses. Just next door is Open Window Theatre; view their upcoming shows by visiting our event calendar. They often sell out for a reason – bringing stories to life in an immersive experience that promises an unforgettable show. Inver Grove Heights is also home to Gertens Garden Center! They are Minnesota’s Destination Garden center. If you’re in a shopping mood or want to take in the wide variety of plants, you will be in awe. Come and experience all the attractions that Inver Grove Heights has to offer!

2. Outdoor Recreation

Hit the trails and embark on scenic nature walks through forests and alongside serene waterscapes, offering glimpses of native wildlife and vibrant foliage. For a refreshing adventure, venture to the banks of the majestic Mississippi River, where riverfront parks offer opportunities for nature walks, biking, riverside relaxation, and dining. Cyclists will delight in the city’s extensive network of biking trails, including the renowned Mississippi River Trail, which offers picturesque routes along the river’s edge, with highlights such as the historic Rock Island Swing Bridge. Whether you’re seeking serenity in nature or thrilling outdoor adventure, Inver Grove Heights has parks and trails for a memorable experience in the beautiful outdoors.

3. Proximity to the Twin Cities

Inver Grove Heights boasts a prime location just minutes away from the vibrant urban hub of the Twin Cities. Situated strategically in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this charming city offers residents and visitors the best of both worlds. With convenient access to major highways and public transportation, commuting to downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul is a breeze. Whether it’s catching a game at Target Field, exploring the renowned Mall of America, or enjoying the cultural attractions along the Mississippi River, the Twin Cities’ endless opportunities for entertainment and adventure are within easy reach from Inver Grove Heights. Yet, despite its proximity to urban amenities, Inver Grove Heights retains its own distinct identity, with serene parks, bustling local businesses, and a tight-knit community atmosphere that sets it apart. It’s the perfect balance of suburban tranquility and urban convenience, making Inver Grove Heights an ideal place to visit.

4. Local Dining Scene

From cozy breakfast spots to enticing coffee shops, exotic international flavors, and indulgent Juicy Lucy, Inver Grove Heights offers a culinary journey that tantalizes taste buds and satisfies cravings. Dive into the dining experience with options for dining in, takeout, or enjoying a meal on the patio, and some restaurants offer stunning views of the majestic Mississippi River. And with the exceptional service from our local restaurants, every dining experience is elevated to a whole new level of satisfaction. 

5. Cozy & Affordable Lodging

When planning your visit to Inver Grove Heights, finding a cozy and affordable hotel is easier than you think. Fortunately, our city offers four wonderful hotels that provide comfortable accommodations and convenient amenities at budget-friendly rates. Here are some options to consider: AmericInn Hotel & Suites by WyndhamHoliday Inn ExpressMicrotel Inn & Suites by Wynham and Coratel Inn & Suites by Jasper.

Book Your Inver Grove Heights Vacation!

We hope you consider Inver Grove Heights for your next family, couples, or friends’ getaway! Book your stay with us. For more information on trip planning, fill out our contact form to get added to our monthly e-newsletter.


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