Explore Fun Things to Do for the Family in Shakopee
Looking for exciting attractions near the Twin Cities? At the Country Inn & Suites, Minneapolis/Shakopee, MN, you are just around the corner from the hoof-pounding excitement of Canterbury Park and near the thrills of Mystic Lake Casino’s table games and slots. If you’re in town with the kids, a day at Valleyfair amusement park lets you experience adrenaline-inducing rides like the new Delirious, a looping roller coaster that stretches 70 feet into the air. After a fun day, retreat to one of our spacious hotel rooms
before heading out for dinner and a show at the world-renowned Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
- SandVenture Aquatic Park (2.3 miles)
Beat the summer heat at SandVenture Aquatic Park, which features a unique pool modeled after the area’s famous lakes. SandVenture is also home to a 300-foot waterslide and two 12-foot-high drop slides.
Phone: +1 (952) 233-9500
- Valleyfair (2.7 miles)
Thrill-seekers can meet their match on rides like RipCord, Steel Venom or the Power Tower at Valleyfair. After the thrill rides, enjoy a range of shopping and entertainment options, along with water park fun at Soak City.
Phone: +1 (952) 445-6500
- Minnesota Renaissance Festival (7.5 miles)
Open on weekends every fall, this seasonal attraction immerses visitors in Renaissance-era entertainment. Don’t miss faire food like the giant turkey leg!
Phone: +1 (952) 445-7361
- SEA LIFE Mall of America Aquarium (14 miles)
Take the family on an underwater adventure just a short drive from our hotel. Get up close with sharks, Amazonian aquatic life, seahorses and sturgeon. You can even feed the stingrays yourself.
Phone: +1 (952) 883-0202
- Minnesota Zoo (19.2 miles)
Head to this zoo to see exhibits on the state’s native wildlife at the Medtronic Minnesota Trail. Don’t leave without visiting the Northern Trail for glimpses of an Amur tiger and a Bactrian camel.
Phone: +1 (952) 431-9200
Shopping, Sightseeing and Theater:
- The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park (5.6 miles)
You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy exploring this 88-acre living history museum where costumed interpreters help connect you with Minnesota life in the late 1800s.
Phone: +1 (763) 694-7784
- Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (5.7 miles)
Settle in and watch comedy, tragedy and mystery come to life under the lights of the nation’s largest professional dinner theater.
Phone: +1 (952) 934-1525
- Twin Cities Premium Outlets (17 miles)
Satisfy both your internal bargain hunter and your sense of style at this nearby outlet mall, which is home to stores like Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Carter’s and Nike.
Phone: +1 (612) 444-8850
- Canterbury Park (1.7 miles)
Canterbury Park offers gamblers a range of exciting options, including live horse races, table games and poker tournaments.
Phone: +1 (952) 445-7223
- Mystic Lake Casino (4.1 miles)
Featuring more than 4,000 slot machines, 100 blackjack tables and a whole world of bingo, Mystic Lake covers 150,000 square feet of gaming space.
Phone: +1 (952) 445-9000
- Stonebrooke Golf Club (2.4 miles)
Round out 18 holes of golf on this championship course with a meal at the on-site restaurant. The lounge and outdoor terrace overlook a beautiful waterfall.
Phone: +1 (952) 496-3171
- The Wilds Golf Club (5.4 miles)
Test your skills at this course designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish as you enjoy beautiful views of Ponderosa pines and a variety of wildlife habitats.
Phone: +1 (952) 455-3500
- Ridges at Sand Creek (14.5 miles)
Rated number one by the Twin Cities Golf Guide, this course boasts 18 gorgeous holes on more than 170 acres, along with practice facilities and an elegant on-site restaurant.
Phone: +1 (952) 492-2644
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