Fall and Winter Fun


Hinckley: FALL INTO FUN!

When the leaves start to turn and the air is crisp, take an exciting adventure and come to Hinckley. Below you will find some of the most fun-filled and popular activities that our guests enjoy in the fall and winter. It is by no means complete, but it is an excellent place to start. We invite and encourage you to create your own Hinckley can’t miss list, and look forward to your suggestions and additions to ours. Let us know!

Foodie alert! Everybody loves a good meal, and there are definitely some must-eat destinations in Hinckley:
Every visit should include a world-famous caramel roll from Tobies. They are so huge and deliciously decadent that you’ll need a fork and knife to tackle one. Cassidy’s Restaurant, Daggett’s Fresh Foods and Chris’ Food Center also offer delicious, fresh bakery goods daily.
If you like pizza, then get yourself downtown, to the Firestorm Café or Grand Cinema Pizza. Topped any way you want it, their pizzas rival some of the best pizza parlors anywhere. If a burger is more to your liking, Bear Creek Tavern and The Final Score both have a great selection to choose from.
When dinner time comes around, everyone should enjoy at least one meal at The Winds Steakhouse. If you like steak, this is your place. Prefer fresh fish or seafood? Those palate pleasing options are on the menu also. For a relaxing, family-style meal, The Whistle Stop Café, Tobies and Cassidy’s offer a wide variety of superb menu choices, guaranteed to please even the most discriminating palate.


Watch a Movie! The Grand Cinema boasts stadium seating, high back rocker seats, a large curved screen, Hi-def digital picture and surround sound.


Game On! Lady Luck smiles a lot in Hinckley. With more than 2000 slot machines, pull tabs, blackjack, poker, and keno, Grand Casino Hinckley is the quintessential destination for gaming aficionados.

Listen To The Music! Grand Casino Hinckley plays host to world-class musicians and entertainment acts throughout the year at its Events Center and outdoor amphitheater, and live entertainment acts appear weekly at the Silver Sevens Lounge.


History Awaits You. Revisit our area’s rich and colorful heritage at The Hinckley Fire Museum which is open till mid-October, the Snake River Fur Post and Pine County History Museum. Bring the entire family and get your learn on.

The Call of The Wild! Nature enthusiasts are sure to find something for every outdoor interest. Enjoy the visual delight of fall colors and breathe in woodsy crisp air. The 72 mile long Willard Munger Trail is perfect for a leisurely bike ride or relaxing walk. St. Croix and Banning State Parks offer a multitude of camping, hiking, horseback-riding, and canoeing and kayaking opportunities on the Kettle and St. Croix Rivers.
Rev up your snowmobiles and make it a day or a weekend trip. The St. Croix offers dozens of miles of snowmobile trails.
Celebrate with hardy kindred spirits who share a love for all things cold – attend the Ice Festival and prove your mettle in winter sports like ice-climbing, skinny skiing, and snow-shoeing.


Festival Fun. Savor 100 types of wines, beers, spirits, and food at Hinckley’s Wine and Food Taste Expo. Watch costumed parades and join community Holiday parties for great dinner, games, and raffle prizes.


Lights Out! At the end of your fun-filled day of adventures in Hinckley, nothing is more relaxing than a massage at the Grand Harmony spa, followed by a long soak in a hot tub, while enjoying the luxurious amenities of a suite at America’s Best Value Inn, Days Inn, The Grand Casino Hotel, Grand Hinckley Inn or Grand Northern Inn. You will feel right at home (except you don’t have to make the bed) at any of these properties, while experiencing the very best in modern accommodations, amenities, cleanliness and service.


Whatever your interest, Hinckley has 4-season fun and excitement for everyone. With so many places to go, sights to see and doings to do, you may have to visit more than once to truly discover the experience that makes this “Distinctly Hinckley!”