Many of Minneapolis - St. Paul’s highlights are near to Oakdale, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Among the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Indian Mounds Park and the remarkable Keller Golf Course. Two other popular spots you’ll find within a short distance of Oakdale are Maplewood Mall and the Minneapolis Museum of Art.
You’ll find many unique cultural attractions in and around Oakdale. There are plenty of excellent places where you can spend a morning such as the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, the Minnesota History Center and the Minnesota Children's Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the acclaimed cultural performance centers such as Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax and unwind. The natural havens such as the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in St. Paul, allow visitors to see the species of flora and fauna which inhabit the local area.
Hit a few balls at the StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater.
Enjoy the Minnesota Wild go head to head with rival teams on their home ground, the nearby Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. The stadium also hosts tours when there is no game on, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s inner workings and about sports heroes from the past.
When it’s time to wind down after enjoying the charming streets of Oakdale, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown and the Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown are just three of the many great places to stay around here.