Visit Shakopee Blog

Visit Shakopee – where the Midwest comes to play! Our blog takes a look at all the great things to do in Shakopee, the Minneapolis & Saint Paul Metro, and the entire State of Minnesota!

Shakopee is home to some of the Upper-Midwest’s best attractions, including:

Apple Picking: A Fall Tradition!

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Minnesota for so many different reasons. The leaves are changing and the weather is usually spectacular. It is also a wonderful time to rekindle fall family traditions such as a beautiful fall morning picking apples. Apple farms are abundant throughout the Minnesota River Valley region, with many…

Halloween & Fall Fun in Shakopee

Ahh Fall — one of the most beautiful times of the year. As the leaves begin to change colors and the harvest season draws near, now is the perfect occasion to begin planning your Autumn visit to Shakopee! In addition to all of the incredible outdoor activities to explore in the area, during this time,…

The Stars Align for New Thrills at Valleyfair in 2017

Valleyfair Amusement park just announced some wonderful news for thrill seekers who will now have a chance to “reach for the stars” on a 230-foot-tall Starflyer ride in 2017. The new ride, which will replace the spot where Enterprise once stood, will be the second tallest ride in the park. North Star – named to…

21 Reasons to Visit Shakopee

Shakopee is where the Midwest comes to play! Shakopee is home to world-class attractions and festivals like Valleyfair Amusement Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and Canterbury Park. Shakopee is also part of the vibrant Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area, so there are other great entertainment options nearby! 1) Valleyfair Shakopee is home to the Upper-Midwest’s…

6 Thrill Rides at Valleyfair You Definitely Need to Try

The Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metro has numerous attractions scattered throughout. One you will not want to miss is Valleyfair Amusement Park with terrific rides for people of all ages. Here are six thrilling rides you definitely need to check out. 1) Power Tower Located at Valleyfair, Power Tower is the tallest ride located at the park by…

6 Great Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Shakopee

There are some terrific things happening in the Shakopee area over the Fourth of July Weekend. The only problem is choosing which ones! Here are some happenings which we think you may enjoy. Canterbury Park Canterbury Park has a full weekend of fun activities planned to celebrate the Fourth of July. Come out on July…

9 Events Not to Miss This Summer in Shakopee

June ushers in the season of festivals, fairs, and outdoor fun! In between grilling in the backyard and taking the kids for a dip in the pool, you simply need to take time away from home to celebrate summertime in Shakopee. There are plenty of fun things to do in the region year-round, but the…

6 Fun Activities to Do in Shakopee for Father’s Day

Father’s Day Weekend is a great time to get the entire family together and celebrate the special day at a fun attraction or event. The Shakopee area has some great things happening over the Father’s Day weekend. Here are the top six things to do with Dad this weekend: 1) Father’s Day Giveaway and Mystic…

13 Must Do Activites with Your Kids in Shakopee This Summer

Memorial Day signifies the unofficial start of summer in Minnesota. The Shakopee area is a true summer destination for people to enjoy, with many activities and events perfect for families. With great attractions like Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and more, there is so much to do that you will need to stay an extra…

4 of the Best Places to Play in the Shakopee Area

Valleyfair Amusement Park This 125-acre amusement park – the largest in the upper-Midwest – has been proudly entertaining people in Shakopee since 1976. With over 75 rides and attractions including thrilling coasters, Dinosaurs Alive!, Soak City Waterpark and Planet Snoopy, it’s no wonder this park has been revered as a top thrill-seeking destination. Visitors can…