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Hinckley, Minnesota


Halfway between Minneapolis and Duluth on Interstate 35, the small town of Hinckley has evolved from a convenient rest stop to an action-packed destination of outdoor recreation and gaming. Nearby rivers, lakes and state parks give fun-seekers plenty to keep them busy, while the easygoing charm of the locals makes the downtown antique shops, restaurants and famed hometown bakery a joy to explore. The nearby casino provides ample thrills in a luxurious indoor setting.

Front view of the Casino at night


Go Gambling and Gallivanting

Just east of town, the Grand Casino Hinckley invites visitors to test their luck at dozens of tables and thousands of slots machines in an opulent setting. The sprawling property is also home to eclectic restaurants, a spa, a golf course, a kid’s cove and a theater where iconic performers like Clint Black and Toby Keith wow audiences.

Way Cool Waterways

They don’t call it the Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. Minnesota is teeming with waterways and fishing spots that go unrivaled. The area around Hinckley is no different. Head to Moose Lake State Park for fishing, swimming and boating in an environment that resembles the state’s untouched Northwoods. Canoeing on the lake’s calm surface is a popular pastime.

Rafting and Fishing

The Kettle and St. Croix rivers dish out top-notch canoe, kayaking and rafting opportunities in both serene and fast-flowing water, while thrill-seekers should head straight to the Class II to IV whitewater deep in the heart of Banning State Park. Anglers also have choices aplenty — the Kettle’s upper reservoir yields crappie, bass and walleye, while the nearby hot spots of Pokegama, Cross and Big lakes offer great walleye fishing. The best bet for trout aficionados is Grindstone Lake just north of town.

The Grand National Golf Club sits adjacent to the Grand Casino in Hinckley.

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Hiking and Biking

Boasting the fifth-longest paved trail in North America, Hinckley is a bicyclist’s paradise. The Willard Munger State Trail was once the route of the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad and now runs for 70 picturesque miles between Hinckley and Duluth. Keep an eye out for deer, fox and the occasional black bear that are spotted along the route. The Matthew Lourey State Trail along Minnesota’s eastern boundary is unpaved and rugged, but a favorite among ATVers and mountain bikers looking for more secluded terrain. The trail also cuts through St. Croix State Park, which features numerous stunning nature hikes well worth a detour.

Baking Beauties

Start your day with a visit to Tobies, the area’s famed bakery. Word is, just about everything is delicious, but the caramel rolls are what the bakery’s singular reputation is built on. From there, you can peruse the vintage and antiques shops that dot the downtown area. For a glimpse of the past, explore the 9,000-square-foot Antiques America Mall, with over 60 dealers selling historical items.

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Hinckley Convention and Visitors Bureau



Minnesota Tourism