The 10 Best Sporting Goods Stores in Minnesota!

Living in a state with four seasons of sports (or in some cases, just year-round hockey), Minnesotans need places to get their gear. It doesn’t matter if you’re searching for a new hockey stick, some camping gear, or a new pair of running shoes, we’ve got it at Minnesota’s great sporting goods stores. Here are some of our favorites. 

1. Joe’s Sporting Goods, St. Paul, MN

Joe’s Sporting Goods is a St. Paul stalwart. For decades, this family-run business has kept folks on the east side of the Metro outfitted with all they need to ski, snowboard, camp, fish, or paddle. Joe’s model has been so successful that their current space rivals the size of many national chains. As you may guess, then, their selection is pretty robust. And the service is top-notch.

2. Adler’s Sporting Goods, Rochester, MN

Adler’s Sporting Goods is a locally-owned business that specializes in superior customer service. They sell equipment for many sports, along with apparel and embroidery services. What’s more Adler offers equipment customization for the equipment they sell to ensure that right gear fits just right. 

3. Midwest Mountaineering, Minneapolis, MN

When it comes to outdoor gear, Midwest Mountaineering is one of the state’s premier outfitters. Whether you’re climbing Palisade Head, snowshoeing, camping, paddling the Mississippi, or trekking the Superior Hiking Trail, you’ll find the gear you’ll need at Midwest Mountaineering. 

4. Centennial Sports, St. Cloud, MN

Centennial Sports has been a favorite for generations of St. Cloud athletes. Their customer service is unparalleled in Central Minnesota and their customers are fiercely loyal. If you need a new hockey stick or to screen print some jerseys for the Mites league, Centennial Sports is the place to go in St. Cloud.

5. 45 Degrees, Stillwater, MN

Since 2003, 45 Degrees has been outfitting the St. Croix River Valley. Outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure will find the clothes, gear, and equipment they need at this surprisingly-spacious store on Stillwater’s historic Main Street. Hikers, paddlers, snowshoers, and skiers will find all sorts of gear from the op brands at 45 Degrees. Just in town for a getaway? Check out their rental options for snow and paddle sports.

6. Tiger City Sports, Albert Lea, MN

For almost four decades, athletes in Albert Lea have trusted Tiger City Sports for the equipment and apparel they need to play—and look good doing it. Tiger City also offers embroidery and screen printing for jerseys and other other uniforms, as well as skate sharpening to keep you upright on the ice. 

7. Hanus Sports, Wayzata, MN

In business for 30 years, Hanus Sports has kept generations of West Metro hockey players in gear and on the ice. They offer a wide selection of sticks, skates, breezers, and all the other equipment a player needs. In addition, Hanus sells baseball, football, and soccer apparel, as well as logo clothing for local high school teams.

8. Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports, Mankato, MN

Flying Penguin Outdoor Sports is a bike and ski shop that digs deep into the Mankato community. Not only do they offer deep, personalized knowledge of their sports and equipment, Flying Penguin sponsors and gets involved in local races, events, and fundraisers. And the community loves them right back.

9. South Metro Sports, Burnsville, MN

If you are involved in a team sport, whether it’s soccer or softball, lacrosse or track, South Metro Sports probably has everything you need. They also customize a wide range of sports and fan apparel, including uniforms. South Metro Sports has more than two decades of experience equipping and suiting up South of the River athletes.

10. South Central Athlete, Austin, MN

South Central Athlete in Austin is the top local shop when it comes to sports gear and apparel. A huge selection of athletic footwear and gear for everything from skiing and snowboarding to tennis ensures that the region’s athletes will find the gear they need to excel.

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