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:

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8 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 eight 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…

Summer Festivals and Events In and Near Shakopee

Visiting Shakopee this summer is a promise of incredible live music, delicious foods, and cultural activities you can’t find anywhere else. The variety of summer events happening in and around Shakopee may have you wondering why you ever venture into the Twin Cities! So, take out your summer calendar and start filling it with all…

Great Places to Eat In and Around Shakopee

O’Brien’s Public House You’ll think you’re truly in the heart of the Old Country at O’Brien’s Public House located in Downtown Shakopee. With their authentic Irish cuisine, it makes sense why they’ve become such a hot spot for both locals and travelers! Having traveled to Ireland a few years back, I know what amazing Irish…

The Meadows at Mystic Lake

5 Great Golf Destinations Near Shakopee

It may not seem like it to people outside of the State, but Minnesota is a golf mecca. There are thousands of courses scattered throughout the landscape, and Minnesota can boast about having the most active golfers per capita than any other State in the country. The Shakopee area may stand alone when it comes to…

9 Great Places to Enjoy Happy Hour in Shakopee

Had a long day at work and in need of a place to unwind? Lucky for you, Shakopee has plenty of spots for happy hour that will please all taste buds! Whether you’re a beer enthusiast, a wine connoisseur or if cocktails are more your thing, there’s something for everyone! Check out our list below…

Shakopee #30 on Top Places to Live in the United States

Shakopee was listed as #30 on the Money.com article as the best 50 Places to Live in the United States for 2020. Shakopee’s slogan “Where the Midwest Comes to Play” isn’t kidding. Despite its small size, the Minneapolis suburb is downright brimming with entertainment options. There’s the Valleyfair theme park, the Canterbury Park race track,…

Tips for Traveling with Dogs in Shakopee

Traveling is more fun when you bring a friend. And if that friend has fur, four legs, and a taste for treats, Shakopee, Minn., is a great place to visit! Here are our picks for the best things to do with your dog in and around Shakopee.   Bring Your Dog to the Minnesota Renaissance…

Plan a Whole Week of Valentine’s Day Celebrations with Your Loved One

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show how much you enjoy being with your loved one, so why not enjoy a week of happenings with that special someone. Options in the Shakopee area include going out to dinner, seeing a show, catch live comedy or catch the latest feature movie, there is always something…

Sever’s Holiday Lights are Funky and Fresh

Hop in your battery-operated sleigh (car) and go dashing through the snow to the brand-new Sever’s Holiday Lights program in Shakopee. Open seven days a week, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, through January 5. Make sure to stop by before they close this holiday season, and be sure to make this an annual tradition…

Halloween and Fall Fun in Shakopee

If you’re looking to plan a fun fall getaway, Shakopee, Minnesota, is where the place the Midwest comes to play. From Halloween events at Valleyfair to fall activities in Minneapolis, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the fall in Shakopee. Get ready to fill your days and nights with food, festivals and local…