Green Acres Event Center
previously named the Goodrich-Ramus barn
Which is the oldest standing barn in Eden Prairie and an important part of Minnesota history. In 2009, Hennepin County developed construction plans to widen Pioneer Trail and considered demolishing the barn, but the City of Eden Prairie and the Historical Society stepped in to save it. An article in the Star Tribune about its demise brought Steven Schussler, well-known as the creator of the Rainforest Café chain of restaurants, to purchase and restore it.
The local community sent thank you letters to Mr. Schussler for saving this historic barn. Then a multitude of requests followed for weddings, parties, graduations, and community events to be held at the barn, which persuaded Steven Schussler to make it into an event center for the public to enjoy. In March 2013, Green Acres became the first and only event center in the city of Eden Prairie.