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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:

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Visit Shakopee Best spots for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eats

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free meals or plant-based eats, Shakopee’s local restaurants have tasty vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options representing a wide range of cuisines.  Vegetarian & vegan  O’Brien’s Public House specializes in elevated pub fare, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices.  Start with an order of cauliflower wings or the hummus duo, and…

7 Ways to Embrace Winter in Shakopee

Embrace winter’s snowy days and chilly temperatures with outdoor activities in Shakopee.  Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a challenging adventure, here’s how to make the most of the season. Snowmobiling There are nearly 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in and near Shakopee—check them out on a snowmobile from Minnesota Snowmobile Rentals, which…

Shakopee Business Profile: Shakopee House

Local history, delicious eats, craft cocktails, and entertainment: located in the former Dangerfield’s Restaurant, Shakopee House is a modern supper club that combines the best elements of the past and present.  Shakopee’s newest restaurant is the latest project from Eyes Wide Hospitality, a local restaurant group that specializes in unique suburban restaurants including Eagan’s Volstead…

Shakopee Holiday Checklist

Make a list and check it twice…of fun things to Shakopee this holiday season!  From awe-inspiring lights displays to unique spots to buy gifts, tasty holiday treats to the best places to ring in the New Year, here’s your festive checklist.  Activities Visit Severs Holiday Lights for one of the best spectacles of the season. …

6 Ways to Support Shakopee Spots on Small Business Saturday

Traditionally, Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, with deals and promotions at national retailers.  Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support local businesses and can include much more than shopping.  From craft beer to tasty eats, nail art to holiday fun, here are some ways to support Shakopee’s local businesses this Small…

Have a Great Game Day in Shakopee

Whatever your favorite football team, you can cheer them on during game day in Shakopee!  Watch the game with a craft brew at a local taproom, enjoy a round of appetizers at a local restaurant, or spend the day at one of the area’s exciting entertainment venues. Taprooms Wear your favorite team’s jersey to watch…

10 Great Places to Eat with Kids in Shakopee

With tasty options including pizza, barbecue, and international cuisines, the whole family will find something delicious to eat at these kid-friendly restaurants in Shakopee. Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant Treat your kids to Mexican specialties at Pablo’s Mexican restaurant, which offers kid-sized tacos, quesadillas, taquitos, nachos, and enchiladas with a choice of side.  There’s also American fare,…

Tricks and Treats: New Halloween Event at Valleyfair

This fall, Valleyfair is launching a brand-new Halloween celebration: Tricks and Treats, an all-ages event that playfully observes the season with fun activities and delicious eats at the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest. “Valleyfair is a fan of bringing new experiences and entertainment to our guests,” says Raul Rehnborg, Valleyfair’s general manager.  “We…

2022 Fall Events in Shakopee

The days are getting shorter and there’s a crispness in the air—fall is here, along with seasonal events like harvest festivals, Oktoberfest, and Halloween fun.  Celebrate the season in Shakopee and mark your calendar with this roundup of fall events. Minnesota Renaissance Festival Weekends through October 2, 2022, plus Monday, September 5 and Friday, September…

Shakopee Brewery Guide

Whether you’re an IPA aficionado or are just looking for a fun place to hang out, Shakopee’s local taprooms have you covered.   Badger Hill Brewing “We love Shakopee—it’s an old, weird, cool town,” says CEO Michael Koppelman.  Badger Hill Brewing is the city’s longest-running brewery of the modern craft beer era: it formed in 2012…