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Area Overview

Distinctly Hinckley

Located halfway between Duluth and the Twin Cities, Hinckley is a popular destination for vacationers of every interest.

The thriving Grand Casino, just off Interstate 35, offers live entertainment, fine dining and the area’s best gaming; including state of the art slots, blackjack and poker.

When it comes to accommodations, Hinckley is unsurpassed in its variety and exceptional hospitality. With 6 hotels, numerous B&Bs, several rustic resort properties and more than 1000 rooms there’s plenty of space for the whole family.

Whether it’s a delicious caramel roll from Tobies, hearty family-style dining at Cassidy’s or an elegant dinner at The Winds Steakhouse, visitors are sure to enjoy a great meal at any of Hinckley’s fifteen area dining establishments.

The Hinckley Fire Museum is dedicated to memorializing the great firestorm of 1894. The museum is open May to mid-October and is a perfect complement to an historic walking tour of the Munger Trail.

Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy nature’s splendor with a round of championship golf at Grand National Golf Course or by visiting one of the area’s 2 state parks, 4 state forests or the historic Willard Munger State Trail.


Hinckley Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 197, 109 Weber Ave. S.
HINCKLEY, MN 55037
(320) 384-0126 or (800) 952-4282.

Includes Cities/Towns: Hinckley, Moose Lake, Mora, Pine City, Sandstone.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Whether it’s a day trip or long weekend, Hinckley is the perfect destination for your next getaway. Its hometown hospitality and world class amenities are unsurpassed. Hinckley invites you discover all it has to offer and Relax, Have Fun!

Every trip to Hinckley start’s at Tobies. A traveler’s tradition since 1948 and famous halfway stop between the Twin Cities and Duluth, Tobies is located on the southeast side of Hinckley exit 183, off I-35. Known for great cinnamon & caramel rolls, Tobies also features a full dining menu along with homemade pizza, ice cream shop & bakery. www.tobies.com

The Grand Casino complex just off Interstate 35 boasts live entertainment, fine dining and the area's best games; including state of the art slots, blackjack and poker. The Silver Sevens Lounge offers live music Tuesday-Sunday evenings. The Hinckley Casino hosts top entertainers year 'round in the Events & Convention Center as well as a Summer Concert Series in the 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater located next to the casino, May - August.

Willard Munger State Trail - The nation's longest paved trail starts in Hinckley and travels all the way to Duluth. Beginning in Hinckley you can travel along the same route that engineer James Root took with his crew on September 1st, 1894 when they rescued more than 300 people from the Hinckley Fire. The trail takes you through several towns along the way with many great scenic views and unique towns and shops to visit.Parking is available at trail head.

Antiques America is the place to discover your next hidden gem. With more than 60 dealers and over 10,000 square feet, you can get lost amidst its many unique treasures.
Buy & sell antiques, estates & consignments.

Feel like seeing a movie while visiting? The Grand Cinema is always playing the most recent blockbusters. With amenities such as stadium seating, Dolby Surround Sound, self-service ticketing and group discounts you may want to take in a double feature.

Looking for a great place to hit the waters canoeing or kayaking in the area? Explore the exciting waters of the Kettle and St. Croix Rivers near Hinckley. These rivers provide challenging waters for all skill levels. For white water enthusiasts, the Kettle River located in Banning State Park offers canoeing and kayaking and is comprised of 5 spectacular segments: Blueberry Slide, Mother’s Delight, Dragon’s Tooth, Little Banning, and Hell’s Gate. The St. Croix River follows the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin offering a quiet and intimate look at nature's beauty. Camp, fish, or canoe along the scenic St Croix amidst the 34,000 acres of St Croix State Park, the largest state park in Minnesota.

Cultural Activities





The Hinckley Fire Museum memorializes the story of the Great Fire of 1894 in the restored depot that was originally built in 1894, just after the fire. The museum, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, includes the original waiting rooms for men and women, the eating area known as the Beanery and the Freight Room, where once every hour a 20 minute documentary video about the fire is played. Life in the 1890's is on exhibit upstairs in the Depot Agents Apartment. The Hinckley Fire Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am -5:00pm, from May 1st - October 21st. Closed Mondays except in July & August.

Each July, Grand Casino Hinckley hosts The Grand Celebration Pow Wow. No other Pow Wow compares with this gathering of over 1,200 singers, drummers, and dancers. Experience native food and crafts as you learn of time-honored traditions.

Experience life at a fur post and Indian encampment of nearly 200 years ago at the North West Company Fur Post. Located on Hwy 7 1.5 miles west of Pine City, the post is open Tues. - Sat.
May-Labor Day 10 am to 5 pm / Mondays & holidays: noon to 5pm

Attractions






The Grand Casino complex just off Interstate 35 boasts live entertainment, fine dining and the area's best games; including 2400 state of the art slots, blackjack and poker. The Silver Sevens Lounge offers live music Tuesday-Sunday evenings. The Hinckley Casino hosts top entertainers year 'round in the Events & Convention Center as well as a Summer Concert Series in the 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater located next to the casino, May - August. www.grcasinos.com

The Hinckley Fire Museum memorializes the story of the Great Fire of 1894 in the restored depot that was originally built in 1894, just after the fire. The museum, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, includes the original waiting rooms for men and women, the eating area known as the Beanery and the Freight Room, where once every hour a 20 minute documentary video about the fire is played. Life in the 1890's is on exhibit upstairs in the Depot Agents Apartment. The Hinckley Fire Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am -5:00pm, from May 1st - October 21st. Closed Mondays except in July & August.

Willard Munger State Trail - The nation's longest paved trail starts in Hinckley and travels all the way to Duluth. Beginning in Hinckley you can travel along the same route that engineer James Root took with his crew on September 1st, 1894 when they rescued more than 300 people from the Hinckley Fire. The trail takes you through several towns along the way with many great scenic views and unique towns and shops to visit. Parking is available at trail head.

St. Croix is Minnesota’s largest state park with over 33,000 acres of forests, meadows, marshes and streams. Established in 1943, the park was originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a recreation demonstration area. This location has been valued for thousands of years, from the first nations to Dakota and Ojibwe tribes, fur traders, loggers, settlers and modern recreationists.

Antiques America is the place to discover your next hidden gem. With more than 60 dealers and over 10,000 square feet, you can get lost amidst its many unique treasures.
Buy & sell antiques, estates & consignments.

Experience life at a fur post and Indian encampment of nearly 200 years ago at the North West Company Fur Post. Located on Hwy 7 1.5 miles west of Pine City, the post is open Tues. - Sat.
May-Labor Day 10 am to 5 pm / Mondays & holidays: noon to 5pm

West Side Park has a large playground, picnic shelter, band shell, softball fields and a basketball court. The Hinckley Community Center is available to rent and seats up to 400 people. Host your own event. Complete kitchen facilities, tables, chairs, etc. available. For more information call 320-384-7491

Transportation



The Grand Casino offers FREE shuttle service to off-property hotels.
Attaboys Taxi Service is also available for visitors' convenience.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  -3.3  7.9  19.1  0.9 "
 February  3.5  15.1  26.6  0.8 "
 March  17.2  27.7  38.2  1.6 "
 April  30.4  42.4  54.4  2.2 "
 May  41.7  54.9  68.2  3.3 "
 June  50.7  63.6  76.5  4.3 "
 July  55.9  68.4  80.9  4.4 "
 August  53.6  66.1  78.6  4.1 "
 September  43.8  56.2  68.7  3.3 "
 October  32.9  44.5  56.2  2.6 "
 November  19.8  28.8  37.9  2.0 "
 December  3.9  13.8  23.7  0.9 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and spring.

Hinckley's climate is as inviting as its people. Mild Spring and Fall months bookend the fabulous Summer weather that can only be found in Up-North Minnesota. For those heartier outdoor types, Hinckley offers a Winter Wonderland of snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing opportunities.

Accommodations


When it comes to accommodations, Hinckley is unsurpassed in its variety and exceptional hospitality. With 6 hotels, numerous B&Bs, several rustic resort properties and more than 1000 rooms there’s plenty of space for the whole family. All hotels are handicap-accessible and several are pet-friendly.

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