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

September 28, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Lino Lakes (/ˈlaɪnoʊ ˈleɪks/ LY-noh LAYKS) is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 20,216 at the 2010 census. Interstates 35W and 35E are two of the main routes in the community. It is an outer suburb north of the Twin Cities.
Restaurants in Lino Lakes

1. Hammerheart Brewery

Lake Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Hammerheart Brewery

Reviewed By Bjorn P - Saint Paul, Minnesota

Only stopped by for a short visit. The specialize in smoked and casked beers. The rotational handle was a smoked IPA today that I thought was very interesting. Clear smoke flavor leads, hoppy finish.

Atmosphere is fine. Seems like it would be better suited to a mid-winter night than the beautiful day it was this afternoon. Cool Nordic themes which I like. Friendly sever.

2. National Sports Center

1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449-4500
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

National Sports Center

Reviewed By Tammie P - Saint Paul, Minnesota

Love coming to the sports center for professional soccer or one of the many exhibitions they routinely have. The facilities are well kept and family friendly.

3. Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

15201 Running Aces Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025-9467 +1 651-925-4600
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 94 reviews

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack

Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing and trout fishing, a full-service restaurant and year-round Simulcast wagering. The card room has a warm elegance with all of the hottest games. We have Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold'em and more. Running Aces features daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate all players from beginner to pro. Trout Air Tavern offers a nostalgic experience and exquisite cuisine with our homemade taste and a variety of options. Fill your appetite every day and enjoy our ALL NEW menu, NEW prices, expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a brand new Sunday Breakfast menu. Never stop winning by ordering from our All-In Grill. Open 24/7 with tableside service, you’ll never have to miss a hand as you feast on burgers and hand crafted sandwiches, Asian dishes including Udon Stir Fry, Kung Pao Chicken and Bulgogi — and more from our never-ending menu. Running Aces offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, BINGO and various events throughout the year. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Located at exit #129 on I-35 in Columbus, 20 mins north of downtown Mpls/Stp, under 5 mins from hotels.

Reviewed By Kathy B - Lake Elmo, Minnesota

We went out to watch the live races and enjoy dinner with friends- imagine our surprise when they said it was buffet only no more orders from a menu. Food was less than delicious it all was tasteless. Ham, BBQ chicken, meat loaf and rigitoni for the main course, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, gr and brown beans and 3 choices of salad. My husband said the best part was the dessert, ice cream brownies and cherry pie.
We were very disappointed in the food and the only other choice was the card room take out which had most of the same food as the buffet. The saving grace was the soup both chicken wild rice and spicy chicken were great!
If you are hungry be sure to eat before you go.

4. Pine Tree Apple Orchard

450 Apple Orchard Rd, 450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-1212 +1 651-429-7202
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

Seasonally closed until mid-June. Pine Tree Orchard is seasonally open August through March for apples and apple products. During the fall they offer weekend entertainment, wagon rides, pumpkin patch and corn maze. Mid June to early July for Strawberries. Hours vary with the season.

Reviewed By garyaverill1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

You know it gets busy when when the local law enforcement is out there. September is not bad, but the officer said it gets crazy in October. According to a staff member and the web site you can not pick apple but you can pick pumpkins. It was still busy but a lot of room in the parking lot. I was in the store so I did not see the other area. Of what I saw, the other area seemed to be hopping and energetic. From what I could see, they did not charge for the hay rides. The web site says there are pony rides and a corn as well during the fall. The store seemed sterile. The staff was helpful but seemed more focused on stocking or cashiering than the customer. The apples were a little high in price but the two places we went to were comparable. They did have samples out to taste. They had refrigerated items, jellies, syrups, and honey to buy as well. I am sure other States have their apple areas but I do miss the one near Placerville, California which had a lot of growers in a concentrated area.

5. Bunker Beach Water Park

701 County Road a, Coon Rapids, MN +1 763-767-2895
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 94 reviews

Bunker Beach Water Park

Reviewed By corfu11 - Minneapolis

We've gone for the last several years and loves it every time. There are six water slides, a lazy river, rock climbing walls, basketball and a wave pool that is pretty intense but great fun.

Several food options as well.

48" seems to be the mark you need to hit to be able to go on the bigger slides.

Just go!

6. Shoreview Community Center

4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126-5800 +1 651-490-4700
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Shoreview Community Center

Reviewed By fourknees - Oregon

Visiting family who recommended this place to have the kids burn energy off regardless of weather.

This place is very nice. I'm jealous. Makes our home community center look like a "JV" facility. This one is varsity level as far as young kids are concerned. Kiddie pool area with small slide, Lilly pads with cargo net above to hold on to, big pool no deeper than 4'6" with volleyball area, basketball hoop and three giant floating sea creatures. Hot tub (age 18+ only) and a long water slide where you can choose a song to listen too on the way down complete with coordinated flashing lights.

We also visited the indoor play area, kids 1-12. (Remember socks!). Kinda of like a place place at a fast food place, but 5-6 times larger.

For our non-resident day pass a family of 4 was $36.

7. Blue Sun Soda Shop

1625 County Highway 10, Suite D, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432-2169 +1 763-432-0704
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Blue Sun Soda Shop

Reviewed By Lisa T - New Brighton, Minnesota

This place is amazing! The sodas are arranged by flavor. They have limited edition Virgil's root beer, old fashioned candy, and a new large selection of Milka from Germany. While you wait for your soda to chill by the cash register you can play pinball and look over a half wall to the 1952 bottling machine as they bottle Whistler soda on site (49 flavors as I last heard). Then you can eat free popcorn with your soda. They have staff pick soda's near the front of the store if you need help narrowing your selection.

8. Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

2292 Woodale Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112-4900 +1 763-231-3033
Excellent
44%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
26%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 23 reviews

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Reviewed By MN_NightRN - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our boys love to go to the trampoline park and wear off some energy. They especially like the dodgeball. My husband and I got out there, too, and it was good fun exercise, but it reminded me that I'm not a kid any more!

9. Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve

7401 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038-3401 +1 651-426-7564
Excellent
46%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve

Reviewed By RJourn

This campground is a jewel. It has easy access, level sites that are huge, quiet, grass, firepits, tables and within walking distance of lakes with beach and many types of birds to appreciate. Electric and water at most sites with two large areas for tents only. Bugs are minimal.

10. Tamarack Nature Center

5287 Otter Lake Rd, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5851 +1 651-407-5350
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 50 reviews

Tamarack Nature Center

Reviewed By Lisa B

The nature center has a nice garden and play area for children. In the summer they have fun summer camps for kids and during the school year they offer a nature centered preschool. They also offer many classes and some free activities thru out the year. My kids have participated in many classes, camps and my youngest went to the preschool. It's a great place for children to learn about nature. It's also has some nice trails to take a walk.

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