National Sports Center

Travel Guide

Blaine, MN

In the vibrant city of Minneapolis, young athletes have an endless array of thrilling adventures to embark on! Start the day with a visit to the amazing Mall of America, where you can explore its vast amusement park, complete with exhilarating rides and attractions that will leave your heart racing with excitement. Afterward, head to the Chain of Lakes, a stunning series of interconnected lakes perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Bask in the sun as you challenge your teammates to a friendly game of beach volleyball or organize a thrilling capture the flag competition along the tranquil shores. As the sun sets, unleash your competitive spirit at the House of Comedy, where you can laugh and bond over hilarious stand-up performances. Minneapolis offers an extraordinary playground for young athletes, promising an unforgettable experience brimming with fun and excitement!

Planning Ahead

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington

Bloomington, MN (21.08 miles)

Our all-suite hotel is conveniently located right off of 494 and Penn Avenue in Bloomington, MN. We are only 10-15 minutes from surrounding cities including Edina, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, and Mendota Heights. We are less than 5 miles from Mall of America and the MSP Airport. Your guests will enjoy these great amenities/services at the Embassy Suites: • Spacious two-room suites, featuring private bedroom & separate living room. Our King Suites sleep up to 4 people, while our Queen/Queen Suites sleep up to 6 people. • Refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker in every room • Complimentary, hot breakfast buffet & made-to-order omelet station • Complimentary Evening Reception nightly from 5:30-7:30pm featuring adult beverages, soda & light snacks • Indoor Pool • Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet access • Fully equipped 24 hour fitness room • Iron Range Restaurant onsite • 24 hour complimentary business center with Print-On-Demand For Discounted Group Blocks, call the Sales Department Directly at 952-967-8701.

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Rent a charter bus or find a rental car in Blaine


Eagan, MN (20.99 miles)

Star Transportation is your one-stop shop for professional transportation services. We offer a diverse fleet of vehicles including 56 passenger motor coaches, mini-coaches, passenger vans, SUVs, sedans, and mini-vans. We specialize in transportation anywhere in Minnesota and beyond. Sports teams, school events, airport transfers, point to point, charters, over the road trips and much more. 24 hour dispatch and reservations. Family owned and operated for over 27 years. New model vehicles, safe, professional, friendly drivers. Licensed and insured. USDOT 686106. Ask for Hank Miller Charter, Groups & Events Specialist
While You're Here

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Team-friendly restaurants near National Sports Center

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Blaine, MN (0.42 miles)

Panera Bread

Blaine, MN (0.67 miles)

Buffalo Wild Wings

Blaine, MN (0.72 miles)


Blaine, MN (2.6 miles)


Roseville, MN (10.26 miles)

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Need a team activity for the weekend?

Bowlero Blaine

Blaine, MN (1.38 miles)

bowling alley

Blainbrook Bowl

Blaine, MN (2.17 miles)

bowling alley

Lilli Putt

Coon Rapids, MN (3.68 miles)

mini-golf course


Mounds View, MN (4.62 miles)

bowling alley

Andover Lanes

Andover, MN (5.96 miles)

bowling alley
In case of emergencies

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Forget to pack something?

Pure Hockey

Blaine, MN (0.36 miles)

Play It Again Sports

Blaine, MN (0.46 miles)

Dave's Sport Shop

Blaine, MN (0.48 miles)

Lettermen Sports

Blaine, MN (1.5 miles)

Dave's Sport Shop

Fridley, MN (5.36 miles)

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