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Maple Grove Community Center
Maple Grove MN
~4.31 miles from Champlin city center
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National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave NE Minneapolis MN
~8.07 miles from Champlin city center
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The National Sports Center is the world's largest amateur sports and meeting facility.
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Hennepin Technical College
1820 Xenium Ln N Plymouth MN - 763-550-7159
~10.93 miles from Champlin city center
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Hennepin Technical College was established in 1972. More than 8,000 students enroll in this college every year. Apart from providing customized training services for business and industry, HTC operates 2 campuses in:Brooklyn ParkEden PrairieA.A.S. degrees, diplomas and certificates are awarded by the Hennepin Technical College. The academic divisions of HTC are:Business and Information TechnologyConstruction and Building CareersFloral and Landscape CareersHealth CareersManufacturing & Engineering TechnologyMedia Communications CareersPublic Safety and Service CareersTransportation CareersHennepin Technical College sponsors several student clubs and organizations, including Phi Theta Kappa, Pangea Multicultural Club, Student Life Board, Hammerhead Social Network,...
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Theodore Wirth Park
~12.35 miles from Champlin city center
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Theodore Wirth Park is the largest park managed by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The park land is shared by Minneapolis and the neighboring suburb of Golden Valley. The 742-acre (3.00 km2) park includes two golf courses (an 18-hole course and a 9-hole par 3 course), Wirth Lake, Birch Pond, and other amenities. It forms a significant portion of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, linking the Chain of Lakes area with the Victory Memorial Parkway.The park that became known as Theodore Wirth Park was established in 1889 with an initial acquisition of 66 acres (270,000 m2). The park currently occupies 759 acres (3.07 km2), which is 90% of the size of New York City's Central Park at 843 acres (3.41 km2). It was eventually named for Theodore Wirth, who was superintendent of Minneapoli...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Champlin|
~12.68 miles from Champlin city center
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The Minnesota Opera is a performance organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was founded in 1963 by the Walker Art Center, and is known for premiering such diverse works as Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and Frankenstein by Libby Larsen. Its latest commissioned piece and world premiere, The Grapes of Wrath -- based on John Steinbeck's novel of the same name, with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Michael Korie -- was presented in February 2007. The President and CEO is Kevin H. Smith.A number of operas have also received their American premieres at the Minnesota Opera, including The Handmaid's Tale, Postcard from Morocco, Armida, The Elephant Man, and The Fortunes of King Croesus. The American premiere of Jonathan Dove's Pinocchio was presented in February 2...
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Target Field - Minnesota Twins Baseball
550 3rd Avenue North Minneapolis MN - (612) 659-3400
~13.06 miles from Champlin city center
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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
~13.18 miles from Champlin city center
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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is the oldest continuously used church in Minneapolis. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the landmark church stands in the heart of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. The original building was constructed in 1857 as a meeting hall for the First Universalist Society. In 1877 the French Canadian Catholic community purchased the native limestone structure and the parish became the first in the United States to be named Our Lady of Lourdes. The original 3,000 square foot structure was enlarged and redesigned. A bell tower, sacristy, vestibule and rectory were added. The structural changes altered the church's architectural style. The original rectangular building became a linear French provincial-type edifice with a V-frame beam truss...
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Target Center - Minnesota Timberwolves
~13.22 miles from Champlin city center
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The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is sponsored by Target Corporation.The center is home to the National Basketball Association's Minnesota Timberwolves.The Women's National Basketball Association's Minnesota Lynx also play in the arena.In 1996 it was home to the Arena Football League team Minnesota Fighting Pike. Through 1994–1996, it was home to the Minnesota Arctic Blast of RHI.The arena contains 702 club seats and 68 suites.
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Minneapolis Public Library Central Branch
~13.27 miles from Champlin city center
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The Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center (MPL) was a library system serving the residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. It was founded as the publicly traded Minneapolis Athenæum in 1860 and became a free public library in 1885 founded by T. B. Walker.The library at the time of its merger with Hennepin County Library in 2008 included a central facility downtown and fourteen branch libraries. Each library also had a staff member who was assigned to local schools to discuss the services available at the library. According to the 2004 board report, the collection numbered about 3.1 million items with about 2.2 million of these housed in the central library.The Minneapolis Public Library joined the Hennepin County Library under the latter name on January 1, 2...
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805 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis MN
~13.36 miles from Champlin city center
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910 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis MN
~13.36 miles from Champlin city center
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Basilica of Saint Mary
~13.41 miles from Champlin city center
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The Basilica of Saint Mary was the first basilica established in the United States of America, honored by Pope Pius XI in 1926. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Basilica of Saint Mary is the Co-Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.Historical photo of The Basilica of Saint MaryRecognized as one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the country, the Basilica of Saint Mary was constructed between 1907 and 1915 to the design of celebrated Franco-American architect Emmanuel Louis Masqueray. It dominates its own city block on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.In 1991 the old copper roof was replaced with a newer one to stop the water damage and ...
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Hennepin Center for the Arts
White Bear Lake MN
~13.46 miles from Champlin city center
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The Hennepin Center for the Arts (HCA) was built in 1888 as a Masonic Temple. The structure was built by Long and Kees in the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. In 1978, it was purchased and underwent a renovation to become the HCA. It is located at 528 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, it is owned by Artspace and is home to more than 17 performing and visual art companies who reside on the building's eight floors. The eighth floor is comprised entirely of the Illusion theatre, which hosts many shows put on by companies in the building.
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
~13.53 miles from Champlin city center
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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11 acre (45,000 m²) park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States. It is located near the Walker Art Center, which operates it in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. It is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country, with 40 permanent art installations and several other temporary pieces that are moved in and out periodically.The park is also in proximity to Loring Park and the Basilica of Saint Mary. It was once connected to Loring Park, but the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1960s split the area into two parts.The land was first purchased by the park board at the turn of the 20th century, when it was known as "The Parade" because it had been used for military drills. It became known as the Armor...
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Mill Ruins Park
~13.55 miles from Champlin city center
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Mill Ruins Park is a park in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, standing on the west side of Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. The park interprets the history of flour milling in Minneapolis and shows the ruins of several flour mills that were abandoned.The park is the result of an archaeological study of the Saint Anthony Falls Historic District. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. In 1983, a project was being considered to extend West River Parkway along the west side of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. Scott Anfinson, then the municipal county highway archaeologist for the Minnesota Historical Society, developed a plan to assess archaeological sites along the riverfront. A number of test excavations along ...
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Minneapolis City Hall
~13.57 miles from Champlin city center
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Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse (also known as the Municipal Building), designed by Long and Kees, is the main building used by the city government of Minneapolis, Minnesota, also serving Hennepin County. The current structure has served many different purposes since it was built, although today the building is 60 percent used by the city and 40 percent by the county. The building is jointly owned by the city and county divided right down the middle and controlled by the Municipal Building Commission. The Commission consists of the chair of the County Board, the mayor of the City of Minneapolis, a member of the County Board and a member of the Minneapolis City Council. The County Board chair serves as the president of the Commission and the mayor serves as the vice pre...
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~13.64 miles from Champlin city center
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Loring Park is the largest park in the Central Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota on the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis. It also lends its name to the surrounding neighborhood.Designed by American landscape architect Horace Cleveland, the park contains a small lake (Loring Lake formerly known as Johnson's lake) and paths for walking and biking. Originally named Central Park it was renamed in honor of Charles M. Loring. The park is located on the former farm of Joseph and Nellie Johnson. The park is well-known for the summer "Movies in the Park" series. On Monday nights in the summer, films are shown on a drive-in movie screen. A band usually plays as the audience waits for nightfall. The park is also the site of the annual Twin Cities GLBT Pride Festival in June. Loring Park...
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Washburn A Mill
~13.66 miles from Champlin city center
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The first Washburn A Mill, built by C. C. Washburn in 1874, was declared the largest flour mill in the world upon its completion, and contributed to the development of Minneapolis. On May 2, 1878, a spark ignited airborne flour dust within the mill, creating an explosion that demolished the Washburn A and killed 14 workers instantly. The ensuing fire resulted in the deaths of four more people, destroyed five other mills, and reduced Minneapolis’s milling capacity by one third. By 1880, a new Washburn A Mill, designed by Austrian engineer William de la Barre, opened as the largest flour mill in the world, a designation it retained until the Pillsbury A Mill opened across the river in 1881.At the peak of the Washburn A Mill's production, it could grind over 100 boxcars of wheat into almost...
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Walker Art Center
~13.68 miles from Champlin city center
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The Walker Art Center is a contemporary art center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker is considered one of the nation's "big five" museums for modern art along with the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Hirschorn It was founded in 1879 by lumberman Thomas Barlow Walker and which he formally established at its current location in 1927 as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. Directly across from the museum are the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which opened in 1988; the Cowles Conservatory; and St. Mark's Cathedral. The Walker Art Center underwent a renovation and expanded the museum in April 2005.
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~13.69 miles from Champlin city center
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The Guthrie Theater is a center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the result of the desire of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Oliver Rea, and Peter Zeisler to create a resident acting company that would produce and perform the classics in an atmosphere removed from the commercial pressures of Broadway.The Guthrie opened on May 7, 1963, with a production of Hamlet, with George Grizzard portraying the lead and directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie. It moved to a new, three-theater building after closing its 2005 - 2006 season with a production Hamlet on May 7, 2006.
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~13.70 miles from Champlin city center
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Cedar Lake is a lake on the west side of Minneapolis, north of Lake Calhoun and west of Lake of the Isles. The lake is surrounded by parkland on the west side, while the east side borders the Kenwood residential area. The north side is bordered by the Cedar Lake Trail and the BNSF Railway. The lake has an area of 169 acres (0.26 sq mi) and a maximum depth of 51 feet (16 m).Cedar Lake is part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, connecting with Theodore Wirth Park on the north end and Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles on the south end via the parkway system. The Cedar Lake Trail, on the north shore of the lake, serves as both a recreational trail and a link for non-motorized commuters to reach downtown Minneapolis. It has three separate paths: one for pedestrians, one for westbound bicyclis...
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Minneapolis Convention Center
~13.84 miles from Champlin city center
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The Minneapolis Convention Center is located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Convention Center offers a variety of banquet halls and meeting rooms perfect for any occasion.The Minneapolis Convention Center is a large convention center located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is located one block away from Nicollet Mall near Orchestra Hall. The Minneapolis Convention Center has a quadruple-domed roof and because of its volume can host multiple events on the same day. The Minneapolis Convention Center is also the largest indoor, contiguous, convention center in the upper midwest.
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Humphrey Metrodome - Minnesota Vikings
~13.98 miles from Champlin city center
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The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called The Metrodome, is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The field was renamed Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in October 2009. Opened in 1982, it replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America in Bloomington (which, beginning a three year deal on October 5, 2009, now holds naming rights for the Metrodome's field), and Memorial Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The Metrodome is home to the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, and is occasionally used by the Big Ten's Minnesota Golden Gophers college baseball team. The stadium was also the home of the Minnesota Twins from 1982 to 2009.The stadium is 27 years old, making it t...
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Bell Museum of Natural History
~14.14 miles from Champlin city center
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The Bell Museum of Natural History is a museum located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the campus of the University of Minnesota. On display are numerous animal specimens from all over the world. The museum is currently planning a move to the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus.The James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History was established by state legislative mandate in 1872 to collect, preserve, skillfully prepare, display, and interpret our state's diverse animal and plant life for scholarly research and teaching and for public appreciation, enrichment, and enjoyment. Its governance belongs, by state legislative designation, to the University of Minnesota. The Bell Museum of Natural History is a portal to experiences that bring people closer to the natural world. It is a small, per...
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Lake of the Isles
~14.25 miles from Champlin city center
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Lake of the Isles is a lake in Minneapolis, Minnesota connected to Cedar Lake and Lake Calhoun. It is home to winter ice skating and hockey, as well as a New Year's Eve celebration featuring roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. The lake has an area of 109 acres (0.4 km2), 2.86 miles (4.6 km) of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 31 feet (9 m).Lake of the Isles is known for its two wooded islands, its long north arm, and the stately houses of the Kenwood, Lowry Hill and East Isles neighborhoods which surround it. The two wooded islands are protected wildlife refuges which contain virgin woods. Exploring or landing on either Mike's Island (to the north) or Raspberry Island (to the south) is prohibited, as marked by signs.The lake was created in its current form in the early 20th ce...
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University of Minnesota
240 Williamson Hall Minneapolis MN - 612-625-2008
~14.37 miles from Champlin city center
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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M or regionally The U) is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. It is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system and has the fourth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,659 students in 2009-2010.
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Weisman Art Museum
~14.49 miles from Champlin city center
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The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis has been a teaching museum for the university since 1934. The museum's current building, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, was completed in 1993. The stainless steel skin was fabricated and installed by the A. Zahner Company, a frequent collaborator with Gehry's office.It is one of the major landmarks on campus, situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at the east end of the Washington Avenue Bridge. The building presents two faces, depending on which side it is viewed from. From the campus side, it presents a brick facade that blends with the existing brick and sandstone buildings. On the opposite side, the museum is a playground of curving and angular brus...
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Minneapolis Institute of Arts
~14.55 miles from Champlin city center
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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) is a fine art museum located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on a campus that covers nearly 8 acres (32,000 m²), formerly Morrison Park. As a major, government-funded public museum, the Institute does not charge an entrance fee, except for special exhibitions, and allows photography of its permanent collection for personal or scholarly use only. The museum receives support from the Park Board Museum Fund, levied by the Hennepin County commissioners. Additional funding is provided by corporate sponsors and museum members.
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Minnesota College of Art and Design
~14.64 miles from Champlin city center
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MCAD educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, effective leaders, and active citizens and, through this work and other activities, advances the cultural life of its community.To achieve this mission, MCAD:Challenges students to achieve the highest level of artistic creativity and expression, intellectual understanding and professional development;Provides a rigorous studio-based and liberal studies program for dedicated undergraduate and graduate students;Offers continuing education and sponsors fellowships for professionals;Presents exhibitions, lectures and enrichment courses in art and design for people of all ages.VisionIn the quality of its program and what it achieves for its students, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is committed to be...
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2211 Riverside Ave Minneapolis MN - 612-330-1000
~14.81 miles from Champlin city center
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Established in 1872 as a seminary school. Today Augsberg college is a liberal arts college located in the heart of Minneapolis.