Welcome to Minnesota's Sweet Spot

Watch Our Cities Come to Life!

We invite you into an immersive digital experience. Come explore St. Louis Park and Golden Valley through the art of local resident Adam Turman and augmented reality!

Three Adam Turman characters representing St. Louis Park and Golden Valley

How To Play

It’s easy to make our cities spring to life using your smartphone and Instagram. Follow these simple instructions:

  1. Click the link below
  2. Instagram will open (accept permissions, if needed)
  3. Place the artwork on a flat surface
  4. Aim your phone at the art
  5. Have fun exploring (feel free to turn the artwork/postcard to see everything)
  6. Play through the experience, get the special code and enter it on the form below to win fabulous prizes (it’s easy)!

Go on our Virtual Getaway!

Don’t have a copy of the artwork? Download a copy, print it out, and have fun exploring!


Win Fabulous Prizes

We invite you to fully explore our Virtual Getaway of St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. It only takes a few minutes!

  1. Discover fun “Easter eggs” behind the building facades
  2. Click on the floating clouds to learn unique facts about the area
  3. Play through the entire experience to get the special code
  4. Enter the code on the form below – you’ll be entered into our monthly drawing to win cool prizes!

Each month, we’re giving away prize packs filled with gift cards and other merch (worth over $50) to 5 lucky winners! Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received.

Prize Drawing Entry Form

Full Name(Required)

*By entering this drawing, you give permission to Discover St. Louis Park to add you to our e-newsletter list. We send out newsletters 6 times per year. We will not give out or sell your information to anyone else. You may opt-out at any time.


Our Virtual Getaway is full of surprises! Fully solve the bonus puzzle and email your answer to: info@discoverstlouispark.com. You might win a fabulous prize!

Postcard Destinations

Here are some of the cool attractions you’ll find in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley:

  • The St. Louis Park Rec Center, Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) and Aquatic Park – A great place for sports and having fun! Home to two indoor ice rinks, a covered outdoor multi-use facility, and our 20,000 sq. ft. Aquatic Park.
  • Skunk Hollow (a.k.a. The Cambridge Business District) – This “spirited” area of St. Louis Park is home to Copperwing Distillery, Dampfwerk Distillery and Warehouse Winery.
  • Texa-Tonka Shopping Center – Originally built in 1951, Texa-Tonka is a newly renovated neighborhood shopping spot with a mid-center modern façade. It’s home to delightful eateries, such as Revival, Angel Food Bakery, Brito’s Burrito and Best of India, as well as unique shops and salons.
  • Sota Clothing – Housed in the oldest commercial building in St. Louis Park, sota clothing makes laid-back apparel with creative designs organic to Minnesota.
  • REM5 VR Laboratory – Minnesota’s premier virtual reality lab and event space offering a state-of-the-art VR experience for all ages and interest levels. Reserve a pod and immerse yourself in over 20 games.
  • The Shops at West End – A vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment hub for St. Louis Park. Experience cuisine from around the world, delightful boutiques and exceptional personal services.
  • Westwood Hills Nature Center – A 160-acre natural area featuring marsh, woods and restores prairie with over 3 miles of trails and walkways.
  • Schaper Park – Part of the Luce Line Regional Trail, this park is also home to Minnesota’s first outdoor fitness challenge course with fun obstacles to navigate.
  • Broovkiew Golf & Lawn Bowling – Home to an 18-hole golf course, a par-3 course, 2 disc golf courses, 8 lawn bowling rinks, 6 pub curling rinks, a children’s playspace, a restaurant and event space.
  • Under Pressure Brewing – A family-friendly brewery and blendery with modern brews and medieval charm.
  • Lat14 Asian Eatery – Acclaimed Asian fine dining with small, shareable plates inspired by Chef Ann Ahmed’s connections to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines and neighboring countries.
  • Game Show Battle Rooms – Play your favorite TV game shows with family and friends, complete with your own game show host.

About Discover St. Louis Park

Discover St. Louis Park is the destination marketing organization for St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. We enhance the local economy by promoting our two cities as sweet places to live, visit, host events and just hang out!

Our website is loaded with useful information:

  • Looking for a bite to eat? We know every restaurant in the area. Sort by cuisine type and amenities and make reservations.
  • Arts & entertainment? Discover live music, museums, game rooms, craft classes, trivia, bingo and even meat raffles.
  • Need a place for guests to stay? Choose from 9 relaxing hotel properties.

Other sweet things you can find:

Plus, if you’re planning an event – family reunion, sports tournament, bar mitzvah, business meeting or the wedding of your dreams – we’ll help you find the right venue, secure room blocks, and more – all free of charge.