DescriptionThe Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove grew dramatically after the construction of I-94 and later I-494. Developers took advantage of the convenient highways to build several shopping centers, creating a retail center for the entire metro area. Arbor Lakes is a sweeping retail development at 12459 Elm Creek N. that includes a lifestyle center with retailers like Gap, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma as well as dozens of restaurants, all within a quaint village setting. Nearby is Grove Square Mall, 13601 Grove Dr. N., which features a JCPenney as its anchor store.
The Maple Grove Arboretum, 9400 Fernbrook Ln. N., is a 15-acre park along Elm Creek. A popular spot for weddings, the arboretum features paths winding among carefully tended trees and a trail leading to Rice Lake.