• Minnesota Zoo

    MN Zoo

    Take a walk on the wild side at the MN Zoo featuring amazing exhibits and opportunities to see animals up Close!

  • Renaissance Festival

    Renaissance Festival

    The MN Renaissance Festival offers an experience unlike no other in their 16th century village including artisans, entertainers, jousting knights and many other unique characters!

  • Valleyfair


    Valleyfair provides thrills and fun for the whole family with more than 75 rides and attractions, Dinosaurs Alive, Planet Snoopy, Soak City Waterpark and the all new Route 76!

  • Mystic Lake Casino

    Mystic Lake Casino

    Mystic Lake, the Midwest’s largest Casino has 4,000 slot machines, 100 blackjack tables, distinctive restaurants, lively bars and a championship golf course.

  • Canterbury Park

    Canterbury Park

    Saddle up for high speed horse racing fun and card casino excitement at Canterbury Park! Other concerts and unique events are also held year round.

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2015 Visitors Guide

See our 2015 Visitor’s Guide for information on activities, attractions, lodging and more!

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Visit Shakopee for Your Next Family Vacation

Shakopee is where the Midwest comes to play! Stay in our affordable but vibrant city and have access to all there is to experience in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region from first class shopping and dining to the excitement of pro sports and thrilling attractions. Our community is home to Valleyfair, the Upper Midwest's largest amusement park, Canterbury Park, which offers the excitement of live horse racing and a year round card casino, as well as the unique Minnesota Renaissance Festival!

You can also step back in time at The Landing, a living history museum depicting life along the MN River in the 1800's, or head over to nearby Mystic Lake Casino for gambling excitement, memorable concerts and great dining.  In the heart of the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, the Shakopee and surrounding area also boasts trails for hiking and biking for those that value the outdoors.  The renowned Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a short 10 minute drive to neighboring Chaska and theatre enthusiasts will love the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre that has been delighting audiences since 1968.  

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