Top Picks

Without a doubt, the number one question potential visitors ask is: what are the “can’t miss” things to do in Hinckley? (And, since you’re asking) Below you will find some of the most fun-filled and popular activities that our guests enjoy. 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!

Group of people playing poker at Grand Casino

Game On!

Lady Luck smiles a lot in Hinckley. With more than 2500 slot machines, pull tabs, blackjack and poker, Grand Casino Hinckley is the quintessential destination for gaming aficionados. Come on in to Silver Sevens, a place that offers a bar and bar-top video machines. Right in the middle of all the gaming action, you can kick back and savor a beer, your favorite drink, or one of their specialty cocktails!

Listen To The Music! Grand Casino Hinckley plays host to world-class musicians and entertainment acts throughout the year at its convention center and outdoor amphitheater, and live entertainment acts also appear weekly at the Rival House. Hinckley and Pine City both offer free summer concerts in the park, showcasing popular local and regional acts. If you’re feeling a little soulful, First Presbyterian and St. Paul Lutheran Church both offer Gospel Music concerts throughout the summer.

Fantastic FAirways

Come to Hinckley for your golfing getaway! With your choice of Golf courses in our area, we are sure you will need the weekend to try them out!

Looking for a quick 9 holes to get your golf fix in? No problem. Grab your clubs and head out to the Moose Lake, Pokegama or Pine City courses, If you’re up for a real challenge, take on all 18 holes at Grand National Golf Course, one of the region’s only PGA certified courses.

History Awaits You

Revisit our area’s rich and colorful heritage at The Hinckley Fire MuseumSnake River Fur Post and Pine County Historical Museum. Bring the entire family and get your learn on.

Newly restored, the Hinckley Fire Monument is located on State Highway 48 just east of Interstate 35. Many of those who died in the Great Hinckley Fire were laid to rest here, and the monument honors their memory. A similar monument is located in the cemetery at Brook Park, near where the fire began.

The Call of the Wild

Nature enthusiasts are sure to find something for every outdoor interest. 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, canoeing and kayaking opportunities on the Kettle and St. Croix Rivers.

Stay & Ride!  The City of Hinckley is the halfway point between the twin Cities and Duluth, and it is the hub to several snowmobile trail systems and state forests including St. Croix, Nemadji, Changwatana, and General Andrews- each with countless miles of trails!  Hinckley is also a great dropping point for the Gandy Dancer Trail. Best of all Hinckley has great accommodations and restaurants to get you fueled up and ready to ride the next day.

Festival Fun

Hinckley hosts its annual Corn and Clover Carnival in July and Hinckley Fall Fest in September. The Grand Celebration Powwow in June provides a spectacle of color and heritage, expressed through native dance, that is a truly memorable experience and a must-see. Sandstone’s Quarry Days and Moose Lake Agate Days are also very popular summer celebrations for residents and visitors alike. Every Summer Sweet Summer sounds great for all ages, filled with music, laughs, dancing, and food!