Several Antique Stores
Although other towns are more well known for having antiques in Minnesota Anoka does have a large selection of Antique Stores.
They all can be found for the most part clustered around the riverfront area in the downtown off of main street.
"Anoka, Minnesota, US"
architect: James Knox Taylor (1857-1929)
address: 300 E Main St
Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
*Anoka, population: 18,100, a Minneapolis suburb, one of 87 county seats in Minnesota and since 1937 it has promoted itself as the ‘Halloween Capital of the World’. Anoka is the birthplace of Gary Edward 'Garrison' Keillor (1942-) of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion.
"Anoka County Courthouse"
address: 325 E Main St
My Home. Anoka, Minnesota.
"Anoka County Fair"
Every summer, during July 26th - 31st, the Anoka County Fair starts. I have a couple of other pictures that I will make an album for, but this picture is of me standing in front of my favorite ride, the Zipper.
"Anoka Aquatic Center"
Here is a picture of the Anoka Aquatic Center (formally known as George Green Pool). I've been there many times, it's a nice, big pool, with a water slide, 2 diving boards, a small child playground right in the pool (as you can see in the picture), and they now have many other things that have been built recently in the pool.
"Rum River in Anoka."
Here is a picture of the Rum River in Anoka. There is a nice path to take during all seasons. The place is rarely crowded and in this area, there is also a park where kids can play. If you enjoy feeding the ducks, fishing, or taking walks and seeing the scenary, then this is the place to visit.
"My Present Home Town..."
This is the town that I presently claim to have as a hometown. It is roughly one half hour north of downtown Minneapolis. Although the "urban sprawl" really continues so although not one complete town it is pretty close.
I have lived in Anoka for four years now and keep finding out more of the history of the area. It has a very funky little downtown area and a riverside walking path which is a nice walk and has some nice views.
In the very near future another multibillion dollar shopping center is going to be built in Ramsey which is just north of Anoka and the light rail is supposed to connect to that area. That project is expected to be completed in 2009.
Halloween Capitol of the World
My true home town and a beautiful place to live indeed. I graduated from Anoka High School in 1997 and my parent still live there today. The historic downtown, many parks and laid back feel give Anoka its charm and character. I recommend stopping in for a visit.