city in and county seat of Anoka County, Minnesota, United States

Anoka is a city in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. It is the county seat of Anoka County and known as the Halloween Capital of the World.

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Anoka is located at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers.

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Map of Anoka

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US Highways 10 and 169 run through Anoka.

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  • 1 Northstar Line (Anoka Station), 4th Ave and Johnson St. The Northstar Line is a commuter rail service linking Anoka with downtown Minneapolis. Service is infrequent, with five inbound trips on weekday mornings and five outbound trips on weekday afternoons/evenings, with one reverse trip during each rush hour period. There are also three trips in each direction on weekends. One-way fares between Anoka and Minneapolis $3 at all times; one-way fares between Anoka and any other station $3 weekdays, $2.50 weekends.

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  • 1 Anoka County History Center and Library, 2135 3rd Ave (at Van Buren St), +1 763 421-0600. Tu 10AM-8PM, W-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. A museum chronicling the history of Anoka County with permanent and rotating exhibits. The historical society also conducts various history tours around the city and county. $3 adults, $2 children 6-17. Free admission first Tu of the month.
  • 2 Windego Park Auditorium and Open Air Theater, S Ferry St, south of Main St. An outdoor amphitheater built in 1914 on the west bank of the Rum River.

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  • 1 Bamboo Village, 737 W Main St (at Fairoak Ave), +1 763 432-0902. 11AM-9PM daily. Chinese.
  • 2 Casa Rio, 201 Jackson St, +1 763 205-2427. Su-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-1AM. Tex-Mex.
  • 3 Two Scoops, 1918 2nd Ave (between Main and Monroe Sts), +1 763 323-0622. Winter: M-Th 2PM-9PM, F 2PM-10PM, Sa noon-10PM, Su noon-9PM. Ice cream shop.

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  • 1 Avant Garden, 215 E Main St. M 7AM-7PM, Tu-F 7AM-8PM, Sa 8AM-8PM, Su 9AM-5PM. Coffee house with outdoor patio in the bank. Located in what used to be an old saloon.
  • 2 Danno's Ibiza West, 227 E Main St, +1 763 421-0570. Local dive bar.

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In addition to the branch library listed below, the Anoka County History Center (listed above), which is affiliated with the Anoka County Library, offers free wireless internet.

  • 1 Rum River Library (Anoka County Library), 4201 6th Ave (off Bunker Lake Blvd between 7th Ave and the Rum River), +1 763 576-4695. M,W noon-8PM, Tu,Th 10AM-6PM, F noon-6PM, Sa 10AM-5PM. Free wireless internet access.

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Routes through Anoka
FargoElk River  W   E  Coon RapidsSaint Paul
Grand RapidsElk River  N   S  Maple Grove/Brooklyn ParkMinneapolis via  
AitkinMille Lacs ← Jct W   E ← Jct W   E  N   S  Coon RapidsMinneapolis
Big LakeElk River  NW   SE  Coon RapidsMinneapolis

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