What to do and see in Edina, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 31, 2017 Alida England

Edina (/iːˈdaɪnə/ ( listen) ee-DY-nə), officially known as the City of Edina, is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. It is an affluent suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis. Edina began as a small farming and milling community in the 1860s. The population was 47,941, as of 2010.
Restaurants in Edina

1. Centennial Lakes Park

7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435-4702 +1 952-832-6789
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Centennial Lakes Park

One of the town's crown jewels features an 18-hole putting course, an ampitheater and an ice skating rink.

Reviewed By Jennifer W - East Peoria, United States

We met a professional photographer here and had a wonderful assortment of places to have our family photos taken. The kids enjoyed running up and down and over the bridges, which seemed to be a popular thing to do. Although busy, we were still able to get pictures of without others in the background because of the way things are laid out. It appeared to be a lovely place to destress, paddle boat, play golf,

2. Minneapolis Institute of Art

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506 +1 612-870-3131
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Travel through 4,000 years of world history as you view more than 80,000 works of sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings and prints.

Reviewed By Mimz1641 - Miami, Florida

Rarely do you get a free museum with so much to see. Only noticed one exhibit which was not free. If I had to compare I would call it the Met of Minneapolis. Three floors of culture and you could easily spend three hours getting lost there. Highly recommend!!

3. Fired Up Studios

1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 380, Golden Valley, MN 55427-4466 +1 612-852-2787
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 70 reviews

Fired Up Studios

Reviewed By EKtraveltips - Minneapolis, Minnesota

We were given a gift of a private pottery class for the two of us. We love trying new things and this was right up our alley. Ralph was our instructor. He’s both an excellent pottery artist and a terrific teacher. We’re actually quite surprised and delighted with how our projects turned out!

4. Stages Theatre Company

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343-7552 +1 952-979-1111
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 25 reviews

Stages Theatre Company

Reviewed By MinnesotaFamily2 - Twin Cities

Our third trip. Great for the grandkids. Performances are entertaining. The price is right. The lenght is perfect for the kids. Audience is respectful but very child friendly. Free parking across the street. We'll be back for another show.

5. Missing Pieces Escape Games

5233 Edina Industrial Blvd, Edina, MN 55439-2910 +1 952-658-8974
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 54 reviews

Missing Pieces Escape Games

Missing Pieces Escape Games combines mystery, storytelling and strategy to put you at the center of real-life challenges. Players must work together to discover secrets, unravel riddles and piece together puzzles as the main characters in every game. Our escape games feature immersive environments with clues that will keep you guessing as you uncover the answers.

Reviewed By Epidoc96 - Apple Valley, Minnesota

My teenagers and I (three of us) completed the Ruin Raiders escape room with time to spare, and had a blast doing it. The puzzles were well-constructed -- just difficult enough that you had to work at them a little bit, but not so difficult...MoreThank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad the three of you enjoyed Ruin Raiders, it was great chatting with you about your experience afterwards! We hope to see you again soon!

6. Bunny's Bar and Grill

5916 Excelsior Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2811 +1 952-922-9515
Excellent
32%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Bunny's Bar and Grill

Bunny’s opened at 4730 Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park in 1933. One of the most often asked questions over the years has been, “Where did that name come from?” The story goes like this… The original owner, Henry Aretz, was in need of a sign for his new bar, Aretz’s Place. However, the sign maker had a different idea. He had made a mistake on a sign that read “Bunny’s” and, not wanting to scrap the job, asked Henry Aretz if he wanted to buy a sign “real cheap.” Henry, knowing a bargain when he saw one, bought the sign, and Bunny’s was started. The Aretz family owned Bunny’s until Gary and Sherman Rackner bought the bar in 1988. Bunny’s became a Bar & Grill, with the addition of a kitchen in the fall of 1988, and continued its tradition of a place where local patrons could relax with friends, catch a game, and also have a great meal. Unfortunately, Sherman passed away in 1997 and, due to the proposed redevelopment of Excelsior Boulevard, Bunny’s had to find a new location by the end of 1998. In January of 1999, Gary brought in a new business partner, Steve Koch, and they reopened Bunny’s in its current location. We are happy to be in St. Louis Park and look forward to being a fixture in the community for many years to come. In memory of Sherman Rackner, Gary’s father and business partner, we have named the back bar “Sherm’s.” Sherm, we hope you are proud!

Reviewed By robertrmpls1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Met another couple for lunch. Got crowded from 11:30 to 1:30. Ample parking and seating in three rooms make this one of the more spacious bars I have been to in a while. Service was fine. Wait staff friendly. Menu was large with lots of comfort food, sandwiches and soups. We ordered walleye tacos, a tavern burger and Hawaiian chicken and tomato basil soup. All food was prepared well and came out hot. Drinks were reasonably priced. Place has outdoor seating. The downside was it is noisy and not sure if kid friendly. Lots of TVs to watch your favorite sports.

7. LTD Brewing Co.

8 8th Avenue North, Hopkins, MN 55343 +1 952-938-2415
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

LTD Brewing Co.

Reviewed By Susan T

This is a great neighborhood place. Free popcorn, a nice big outdoor seating area and you can bring your own food! (Chipotle right around the corner!) I like wheat beer, which they don't always have, but I can usually find something. They also brew their own root beer and have root beer floats.

8. Wood Lake Nature Center

6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423-2206 +1 612-861-9365
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Wood Lake Nature Center

Reviewed By Ogutarts - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Couldn't believe that such a great nature park could be tucked away right in the middle of the city. One of many in the Twin Cities area, but my favourite by far. Dozens of different birds and animals species to spot and just a great place for relaxing low key walk.

9. Edinborough Park

7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435-5236 +1 952-833-9540
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Edinborough Park

Reviewed By EngelkingCGMN - Cottage Grove, Minnesota

This is a very, very popular park. This means that it can be very busy. And, once the kids go into the play structure there is no supervision. And, at least on the day we were there the kids were playing rough.

10. Chain of Lakes

400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1411 +1 612-661-4800
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 334 reviews

Chain of Lakes

Three separate lakes (Lake of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet) all surrounded by pedestrian paths.

Reviewed By robertrmpls1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Whether ice skating or watching pond hockey and ice sailing in winter, or canoeing in spring, summer and fall, the Minneapolis chain of lakes offers great fun, exercise( walking, running or biking) around lovely lakes in gorgeous Neighborhoods overlooking the city scapes. Listen to free concerts at Lake Harriet bandshell. Participate in fun runs marathons and other events. There is always something to do all year long. Beaches for swimming, food vendors for refreshments, the chain of lakes has it all. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only a mile from it.

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