From Onions to Fashion, Eagan Has It All!

Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan,  Mn. on Thursday, August 14, 2014.  (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan, Mn. on Thursday, August 14, 2014. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

Explore a suburban community that was once known as “The Onion Capital of the United States”—Eagan, Minnesota—and experience what has now become “Where the World is Stopping for Shopping.” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Eagan was rich in onion farming, with an average yield of ten tons per acre! You’d be correct in assuming the area has developed in the last century, and one place in particular celebrates the city’s history daily. Casper’s Cherokee is a dining experience all visitors should enjoy, with many photos on display telling the onion story. The restaurant is unique in that one side offers one of the best sports bars in the region featuring a large patio, the other side being the sirloin room. Locally famous for their steaks, there’s actually another item that continues to get rave reviews: you guessed it, Casper’s Signature Onion Rings! These colossal sweet onions dipped in their homemade batter and fried until perfectly golden and crispy have been tantalizing the taste buds of visitors and residents alike for over 85 years. Not hungry enough for a whole basket with your meal? No problem! Many of Casper’s steaks are garnished with their signature “rings.” Casper’s is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and also serves breakfast on the weekends, making it a convenient addition to your itinerary.


From onion farms to high-end fashion, Eagan has transformed into a top shopping destination with the addition of Twin Cities Premium Outlets, the 106-store outlet mall that recently opened in the summer of 2014. Shoppers enjoy savings of up to 65 percent at a variety of leading manufacturers of apparel, shoes, home goods, and more! And remember, there’s no sales tax on clothing or shoes! Twin Cities Premium Outlets features covered walkways for enjoyable year-round outdoor shopping. Other amenities include a centrally located dining pavilion with indoor and outdoor seating available, and a cozy two-sided fireplace. From food to fashion, Eagan will satisfy your craving for a Minnesota vacation.


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