Quality Inn Northtown
9052 University Ave, NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (763) 785-4746
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Arts & Museums
The Banfill Locke Center for The Arts is committed to the idea that art makes a difference to society and strives to promote awareness and appreciation for the same within the community. Housed within the historic Banfill Tavern and Locke House, the center has a wide variety of programs including drawing, painting and photography classes, exhibitions and family events, for all ages and abilities. The center also features a gift shop, art gallery, as well as artist and writer studios. It operates from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10:00a and 4:00p.
The American Wings Air Museum strives to find, restore and preserve the heritage of America's military support aircraft. Not only is the AWAM a working museum with various aircraft on display being actively restored or inspected, but visitors can also see pilot gear, models, memorabilia and displays from World War I to the Gulf War, military apparel and flags, a Wright Flyer replica, engines, a US Navy F-5E
A short distance from the Northeast Art District, Svedberg Studios is an art installation in itself. Home of artist Lauri Svedberg, this property has been her expression of art since purchasing it in 1979. From the wood-planked exterior and skylights, to hand-painted furniture and murals indoors, the decor showcases her versatility in an array of media. Visit this place for a personalized tour by the friendly artist herself.
James J. Hill's North Oaks Farm is a beautiful open air museum that features 3,300 acres (1,300 hectares) of land. The trails through the farm are used for walking, running, biking, etc. The Blacksmith Shop and Machine Shop was used as a place where the horses were shod and the hinges and the wagon wheels were constructed here that were to be used on the farm.
Renowned Minneapolis artist Doug Padilla’s studio is situated on the third floor of the California Building. Pay a visit to admire his signature work in contemporary and progressive art. The eclectic space features thought-provoking paintings, collages and iconography in an array of media. Stop by the lounge for an interesting conversation with the man himself.
The Firefighter's Hall & Museum chronicles and commemorates the bravery and heroism of the Fire Department. Located in an unassuming building, this museum showcases artifacts and memorabilia recovered from iconic tragedies in the years gone by. Exhibitions feature archives, an aerial ladder, an engine, exhaust fans, a fire alarm telegraph system and several other firefighting equipments. The hall is rented out for community and private events.
The Sosin & Sosin Gallery showcases the work of Georgette Sosin and Henry Sosin. Georgette's mediums include sculptures, prints, and drawings. Henry's preferred media is pottery.
Near the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the Original Baseball Hall of Fame Museum of Minnesota features exhibits of uniforms, baseball cards, World Series bats, autographed baseballs and photos, and clubhouse books. There is also an educational center where visitors can see how gloves and bats are made.
More than an art studio, the House of Balls is an experience in itself. Local artist and sculptor Allen Christian uses repurposed materials as an expression of art, thus giving new life to pipes, false teeth, piano parts, brushes, bowling balls and the likes. Visitors can stop by anytime as they are open to public all day. This unique art installation is a thought-provoking addition to itineraries to Minneapolis.
Formerly a soap factory, this space of the same name was home to the National Purity Soap Company. It is now an independent and vibrant art gallery showcasing an eclectic program of contemporary and progressive art. It retains some of the factory interiors and industrial atmosphere with exposed beams and unrefined equipment that make for a unique backdrop to exhibitions and performing arts.
The Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life compares the lives of Minnesota Pioneers with those of the Dakotah Indians who lived in the region. Costumed interpreters give tours of the site, which includes a 19th Century farm house, a unique one-room school house, barns, farm animals, a replica sod house, Dakotah tipi and artifacts, bark lodge, pioneer and Dakotah gardens, and more.
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