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Minnesota Destinations: Hinckley

Located halfway between Duluth and the Twin Cities, Hinckley offers a wide variety of activities and attractions. Wondering what to do while you're here? Try any of these fun and exciting activities...

--Enjoy a relaxing round of golf at Grand National Golf Club, one of the area's only PGA-certified clubs.

--Walk, bike or ride the beautiful Willard Munger State Trail, the longest continuously paved trail in Minnesota, stretching 72 miles from Hinckley to Duluth.

--Discover our rich history at the Hinckley Fire Museum. The museum is dedicated to interpreting the epic firestorm of 1894 that devastated more than 480 square miles and cost more than 400 lives.

--Camp, fish, or canoe along the scenic St Croix River amidst the 34,000 acres of St Croix State Park, the largest state park in Minnesota.

--For white water enthusiasts, the Kettle River located in Banning State Park offers canoeing and kayaking and is comprised of five spectacular segments: Blueberry Slide, Mother's Delight, Dragon's Tooth, Little Banning, and Hell's Gate.

--Shop at Wacky Yacky's Soda Shop and Emporium of Treasures.

--Discover history's hidden treasures throughout the 10,000 square feet of Antiques America Mall.

--Devour a world famous caramel roll while perusing the unique Gift Shop at Tobies Restaurant.

--Experience a rousing paintball battle over 80 acres and six gaming courses at North Side Sports.

--Pamper yourself from head to toe at the Grand Harmony Spa.

--Fulfill your need for culture among beautiful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, mirrors and more at Two Eagles Art Gallery.

--Find Handmade Crafts, Jewelry, Nature's Gifts, Guitars and Accessories at Moustique Boutique Music and Gifts in Tobies Mill (just down from Antiques America Mall).

--Spend an afternoon enjoying family casual dining, thrift stores and more in Hinckley's quaint downtown district.

--Take in a movie at the Grand Cinema, which boasts stadium seating, high back rocker seats, a large curved screen and digital surround sound.

--Do the "Q!" while sampling the best ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings from famous "Q-ers" like Hog Wild and Famous Dave's at the Hinckley Smokin' Rib Fest.

--Whether it's fast food or fine dining, enjoy a great meal at any of Hinckley's 16 incomparable restaurants.

--Try your luck gaming on any of 2,400 of the latest slots and 28 fast-paced tables, including Blackjack, at the Grand Casino Hinckley.

--Take a dip at the public pool from 1pm-6pm Saturdays and Sundays.

-- "Cut the rug" with live music at the Silver Sevens Lounge Tuesday-Sunday evenings, or Friday and Saturday evenings in the lounge at Tobies Restaurant.

--Relax...Have Fun!!

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