12 Top Activities In And Around Shakopee

Shakopee, Minnesota offers a thrilling mix of summer fun, and there’s no shortage of things to do! Here’s your ultimate guide to the 12 top activities in and around this vibrant city:

1. Feel the thrills at Valleyfair Amusement Park

Immerse yourself in the excitement of Valleyfair, the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest. Brave the adrenaline-pumping roller coasters or ride the classic carousel – there’s something for everyone.

2. Catch a thrilling horse race at Canterbury Park

Experience electrifying live horse racing, exciting card games, special events, and mouthwatering food at Canterbury Park.

3. Step back in time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Journey to a bygone era where knights joust, maidens dance, and merriment reigns supreme at this immersive festival. Costumes and pets are encouraged! The Minnesota Renaissance Festival begins August 17!

4. Try your luck at Mystic Lake Casino

With slots galore, table games, a luxurious hotel, and electrifying shows, Mystic Lake Casino is a thrilling destination for adults. Also, check out Mystic Lake’s event calendar for special events.

5. Enjoy the Rhythm on the Rails concert series

Experience the energy of free, live music from regional headliners at this free summer concert series. Rhythm on the Rails happens Wednesday evenings June 19 – July 31.

6. Splash the day away at a waterpark

Dive into fun at a nearby waterpark like Soak City at Valleyfair or SandVenture Aquatic Park in Shakopee.

7. Explore The Landing

Once a historic village, this beautiful riverside park offers walking trails, historic buildings, and self-guided tours. See what life was like for Minnesota settlers at The Landing.

8. Hike or bike in Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

This expansive park boasts miles of trails, opportunities for wildlife sightings, and scenic beauty at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve in nearby Savage. .

9. Tee off at a local golf course

The Shakopee area has several fantastic golf courses to suit your skill level, from The Wilds Golf Club, to The Meadows at Mystic lake, to Stonebrooke Golf Club.

10. Try one of the local breweries

Shakopee is home to three local breweries. Check out Badger Hill Brewing, located near Canterbury Park. Or head to Downtown Shakopee to try either Shakopee BrewHall or Mana Brewing.

11. Dine at a local restaurant 

Try one of the local Shakopee restaurants for great dining options from authentic Mexican, to Irish faire, to sweet treats.

12. Embark on a road trip

Shakopee is a gateway to many nearby attractions! Head to the bustling city of Minneapolis, explore quaint towns, or venture into Minnesota’s breathtaking wilderness.

Enjoy your summer adventures in Shakopee!