Elsie's Bowling Center offers a wide variety of classic American dishes.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers.
Be sure to check out Elsie's Bowling Center's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
The menu at Elsie's Bowling Center is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Elsie's Bowling Center.
Elsie's Bowling Center serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Elsie's Bowling Center.
To put it plainly, Splat Tag is massive. Twenty-two paintball fields sprawl across its 600 acres. Woods, brush, and felled trees make for strategic cover, and through every patch of forest could be something unexpected. A helicopter, a bunker, or perhaps an enemy base, right there for the taking—provided players have enough paint.
The high number of play areas encourages players to linger, as does Splat Tag's policies. Open admission grants unlimited access for the day, with referees setting up 15- to 20-minute games. The fields admit up to 200 players per day, ensuring everyone can find those of similar skill levels. Splat Tag also hosts private and special events, including an annual gathering with enough paintballs to blot out murals of of the sun.
Laser tag. Video arcade. Batting cages. Play zone. This sounds like the stuff children's dreams are made of, only it's a reality at Grand Slam Coon Rapids. Here, a multitude of both kid- and adult-friendly activities pulsate throughout 45,000 square feet. Everyone can polish their grand-slamming skills in myriad batting cages or don their best plaid pants for 18 holes of mini-golf. Youngsters and adults can beam lasers at each other inside a multilevel laser tag arena and race one another in krazy kars. To help everyone refuel, the snack bar churns out fresh pizza, cheese curds, nachos, and mini donuts.
In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books.
In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock. Current exhibits have explored the contemporary still photography of Cindy Sherman, American avant-garde film from 1960 to 1973, and prints, paintings, and sculptures produced after 1989. Inside the museum's social spaces, docents also host artist talks, film screenings, and open houses.
Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. As visitors walk across its lawns, they can glimpse iconic modern sculptures, cross a 375-foot steel-and-wood footbridge, or watch staff teach plants to paint in the Cowles Conservatory.
Who would build a castle in Minneapolis? In 1908, the Turnblads did just that on Park Avenue. The Swedish immigrant family constructed a mansion complete with detailed woodcarvings done by hand-selected artists and a barn/carriage house where the family housed some early automobiles and one horse that was starting to get really insecure about his job security.
But the king and queen of this castle were benevolent. Just 21 years after the mansion's construction, the Turnblads gave over the house keys to the community for the organization that would become American Swedish Institute.
Today, the mansion and its grounds still stand as a tribute to Swedish and Nordic culture—both past and present. Guides lead tours into the historic home as well as through the more contemporary Nelson Cultural Center. Its 34,000 square feet includes a modern art gallery featuring rotating exhibits that showcase photographs, paintings, and other works of art from Sweden and her Nordic neighbors.
The American Swedish Institute also regularly hosts performing-arts presentations and educational programs, including Swedish language classes for all levels. But to truly get a taste of authentic Swedish culture, all one really needs to do is take a bite of the seasonal Nordic-inspired cuisine at Fika, the onsite cafe praised by such publications as the New York Times.
Other places to explore include a Museum shop with Nordic goods as well as a reading room filled with books from Swedish and Swedish American authors.
With no exaggeration and without a sliver of hyperbole, it's a stone-cold fact that there are no other arcades like Fallout Shelter Arcade. It's a rare place where gamers can be completely immersed in virtual realities without typical gaming distractions such as noisy roommates, infringing house cats, or dayjobs, or even light itself. That's all due to Fallout Shelter Arcade's distinct attraction: The Podbay. Like something out of a gamer or an Air Force sergeant's dreams, The Podbay features 12 sleek, retro-yet-futuristic Virtual World Tesla II cockpit simulators (the only cockpit simulators of this kind in all of Minnesota). They look like pods you'd learn how to fly a Harrier with, escape from an alien spacecraft in, or survive an alien attack in...but they're being used for a much greater purpose: making the video game experience as awesome as it can possibly be. Games hosted by the Pods include Battletech, in which players become one with a thirty-foot tall, 75-ton walking tank and blast the kablooey out of other podding gamers. The other pod-perfect game is Red Planet, where you control a Vectored Thrust Vehicle (VTV) across the terrain of a Martian mining canal, racing other VTV's through narrow corridors, and occasionally playing games of Space Chicken with oncoming aircraft. The expert staff, known as Mercs, are always on hand to help out rookie pilots and find new challenges for hardened virtual air-jockyes, and Fallout Shelter's pay-per-play gaming hours help first timers quickly earn their virtual pilot's licenses.