Woodbury, MN, is a community located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. With a population of 64,769 residents in 2010, it is the 17th largest community in Minnesota and the second-most populous suburb of Saint Paul.
Woodbury was founded in the 1850s and was named for Joseph Wood, a politician who helped get the town incorporated. It is the site of the former country estate of William S. King, a politician, and landowner who founded Woodbury's first newspaper, The Leader.
Woodbury is recognized as one of America's safest cities. In 2012, CNN Money named Woodbury among the top 100 places to live in the United States.
It is a 13-minute drive from Woodbury to Saint Paul, MN, and 22 minutes to Minneapolis, MN.
It is home to several industries, including 3M, Formica Corp. Electrolux Home Products, and a new Polaris Industries plant. It is also the corporate headquarters for Jostens, Inc., a manufacturer of yearbooks and other educational memoranda.
Places to Visit
Woodbury has an extensive park system consisting of 112 individual parks with over 735 acres (2.9 km²) of maintained green space, six public golf courses, including one designed by Arnold Palmer.
When in Woodbury, MN, you can visit The Great River Bluffs State Park, located about 15 minutes west of Woodbury, MN. You can also visit Alpha Omega Winery, Chankaska Creek Ranch in nearby Excelsior, MN, and Starry Eyed Owl Vineyard.
Tourist attractions include the ValleyFair amusement park, Canterbury Park Racetrack, the Woodbury-owned Lake Monster Brewing Company.
Built around the city's three man-made lakes, Woodbury boasts 112 individual parks. The city has more than 735 acres (2.9 km²) of maintained green space, including picnic areas, playgrounds, shelters, and athletic facilities.
There are plenty of opportunities for recreation near Woodbury, MN, including golfing at one of two country clubs or playing tennis on five lighted courts at Heritage Park.
You can also get out into nature by hiking along the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway or biking through more than 20 miles worth of paved trails throughout town.
Food and Entertainment
Woodbury's fine dining restaurants include The Sports Bar and Grill, Frankie's Italian, Katanashi Sushi & Asian Bistro, La Cucaracha Mexican Restaurant, India Palace Restaurant, Edina Grill Room, and others.
Woodbury also has several casual dining options, including Fuddruckers, Culver's, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Chipotle Mexican Grill, etc.
Woodbury has more than 30 bars, pubs, and lounges, including O'Sullivan's Irish Pub, The Bulldog Bar & Grill, Muldoon's Saloon and Eatery, The Blue Nile Nightclub, and Copper
Fiddle Distillery, Black Horse Pub & Pianos.
Woodbury has the following movie theaters - Marcus Hollywood Cinema (14 screens), Carmike Rosemount Cinema 6 (12 screens), Marcus Oakdale Cinema (12 screens).
No matter what brings you here, we know something is waiting for you in Woodbury, MN!