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Things to Do in Orono, MN

With its proximity to Lake Minnetonka, the Twin Cities, and many affluent suburbs, as well as its variety of activities, Orono is one of Minnesota’s most prized destinations. Looking for some things to do in Orono? Here are some can’t-miss things to see, eat, and do: 


Orono Public Golf Course:  Open to anyone, this golf course offers a higher level of play with imposing trees, nine-hole rounds, and detailed topography.  

Noerenberg Memorial Gardens: Nestled along the shores of Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka, Noerenberg is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in Minnesota and is often used as a wedding venue. Among its mix of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and vines, the garden also features ornamental shade trees. 



Lord Fletcher’s: Right on the shores of the West Arm on sprawling Lake Minnetonka lies Lord Fletcher’s. Enjoy steak and other casual American bites in a distinct, shoreside setting. 

Vann Restaurant: Local chef, Erik Skaar returned to the western suburbs of Minneapolis after perfecting his cooking skills in some of the country’s best kitchens. The name pays homage to Erik’s Norwegian roots. Enjoy a modern eatery with an old-school vibe while you enjoy deliciously prepared seafood. 

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Discovery Flight: If you’re a thrill-seeker, try a one-hour Discovery Flight, where participants are able to take control of an airplane and soar over the Minneapolis metro area. 

With top-ranking schools, a plethora of gorgeous lakes, and close proximity to downtown Minneapolis, this city boasts a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of things to do. The city of Orono is a welcoming community with a thriving economy and is a great place to build your dream home with your family.



Build in Orono with Gordon James 

We’ve been beautifying neighborhoods like those in Orono, Minnesota 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.