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About Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River on the northwest border of Minneapolis. It is the eleventh largest city in Hennepin County; with a well-suited urban-suburban feel. Brooklyn Center offers employees and residents a healthy, social, and active way of life with 70 miles of trails and sidewalks, abundant city parks, river access,a  green golf course, a community center, and more; well-developed social framework; and innovative schools.

Minneapolis Northwest Tourism

Minneapolis Northwest is comprised of three vibrant cities: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove. They are best known for shopping, outdoor recreation (especially biking), and family attractions. There is more to be discovered in Minneapolis Northwest than one might think!

Earle Brown Heritage Center

The Earle Brown Farm, located in Brooklyn Center, is historically significant for many reasons. Used for pilot training during World War I, this historic site was the first airfield in Minnesota and the training ground for Minnesota Highway Patrol. Today the farm is home to the Earle Brown Heritage Center; which is known for being a rustic and beautiful conference and event center minutes north of Downtown Minneapolis.


Bargain hunters, fashionistas, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and families alike flock here from across the region thanks to shopping attractions like Albertville Premium Outlets, Cabela’s, and the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district.

Minneapolis-Northwest doesn’t have the largest mall in Minnesota, but these three shopping centers account for more combined retail square footage than the Mall of America!