Cottage Grove in Washington County, Minnesota has a population of more than 34,500. Part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, the city lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River. Cottage Grove was proclaimed a "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" City, which means that it has a comprehensive program for connecting Service members and their families with community support, training, resources, and services. Visit the city now with a bus rental and charter in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Visit the city in time for the annual Strawberry Fest. This festival takes place at Kingston Park every June, usually on the second week. There is a parade the Saturday of the festival as well as booths of organizations or businesses. There's also a fireworks show, carnival games, fun rides, concerts, and food.
There are sites in the city that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
Other historic places you can visit are the Historic Cedarhurst Mansion, Cottage Grove Town Hall, Old People's Home of the Northwest Cemetery, Atkinson Cemetery, Historic William W. Furber House, Historic Dr. Arthur H. Steen House, Historic First Congregational Church (Accacia Lodge No. 51), Cottage Grove Cemetery, Lamar Avenue Larch Trees, Hope Glen Farm, and Historic Harry Roberts House.
Make arrangements for a bus rental and charter to take the entire family to Highland Park, where there is a splash pad for young kids. There are many fun sprinklers that will surely give the little ones an awesome time.
You can also check out Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, a 515-acre park consisting of hills and heavily wooded ravines with old fields and prairies. You can go wildlife viewing here and perhaps find grouse, cottontail rabbits, ermine, various birds, deer, and woodpeckers. The park has fishing grounds, ski trails, hiking trails, a picnic shelter, paved trails, and a play structure.
Grey Cloud Dunes, meanwhile, has two sandy terraces along the Mississippi River.
Other parks and recreation facilities in the city include Arbor Meadows Park, Cedarhurst Meadows Park, Belden Park, Foothill Park, Granada Park, Hamlet Park, Hemingway Park, Ideal Park, Pine Tree Pond Park, Nina's Park, Sunnyhill Park, Woodridge Park, and Pine Glen Park, among others.
You can play golf at the Mississippi Dunes Golf Links, a public course that boasts a country club atmosphere. The city also has an entire 18-hole disc golf course at Oak Wood Park containing a variety of different length holes as well as women tees.
You may also check out the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, where various hockey clubs play and which also serves as the home rink for the Cottage Grove Figure Skating Club and the Cottage Grove Skating School.