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Things to Do in Excelsior, MN

Less than thirty minutes from downtown Minneapolis, nestled on the shores of Lake Minnetonka you can find the relaxed city of Excelsior. Besides antique shops, there are also a variety of gourmet restaurants, a theater, and an acclaimed bed and breakfast. Looking for some things to do in Excelsior? Here are some can’t-miss places to see, eat, and stay: 


The Vintage Loft: At Vintage Loft you’ll find a mix of new and hand-picked vintage decor, including lake inspired decor and garden accessories. Their services include custom-painted furniture upholstery, design, and staging consultation. 

Old Log Theatre: As the Northwest’s first professional theatre, the Old Log was originally a summer stock company that opened in a log stable back in 1940. Over the decades, the Old Log has had a substantial impact on the Twin Cities theatre scene, establishing a reputation for quality productions and featuring many actors and actresses including Loni Anderson, Nick Nolte, Lois Nettleton, and Steve Zahn.


Excelsior Brewing Company: A family-owned and operated microbrewery located in the heart of Excelsior offering a variety of beers made with traditional methods and ingredients.  

Adele’s Frozen Custard: For over 35 years, Adele’s Frozen Custard has been serving delicious handmade ice cream, malts, sandwiches, hot dogs, and brats. 


Bird House Inn: Just twenty minutes from downtown Minneapolis and two blocks from scenic Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka, lies the historic 1858 Victorian Italianate B&B.  The inn overlooks downtown Excelsior’s popular Water Street, selected as one of the sixteen “best main streets in America” by Parade Magazine. 

Enjoy a vibrant community in Excelsior with annual events like Art in the Park, Fourth of July, and Apple Day festivities. Excelsior is a strong and caring community that welcomes visitors and new homeowners alike.

Build in Excelsior with Gordon James 

We’ve been beautifying neighborhoods like those in Excelsior for years. After you discover the neighborhood perfect for your family, partner with the professionals at Gordon James to start designing and planning your dream home. Our dream homes are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs while fitting into the neighborhood of their choice. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce the perfect results – your dream home!

For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.