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:

Find Your Foodie Paradise in Shakopee

They say that the fastest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. If that’s true, Shakopee, Minnesota is in the fast lane to your heart! Shakopee is where the Midwest comes to play. And when you play this hard, you work up a hearty appetite. With all of the best of the Midwest in…

Outdoor Fun in Shakopee, From Natural Beauty to Roller Coasters

There is certainly no shortage of exciting attractions in the Minnesota River Valley. And during the spring and summer months, outdoor activities in Shakopee make the region a true delight for any traveler. The thrilling rides you’ll find at Valleyfair are unparalleled in the entire region. As the Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park, it features…

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…

Farm Babies: A Springtime Tradition

There are many things Minnesotans can be excited about when the calendar turns to April. The snow is gone (most of the time), things are starting to green-up, the weather is getting warmer, and the annual Farm Babies exhibit returns to the Minnesota Zoo. Farm Babies brings Minnesota farm life to the zoo by introducing…

6 Camping Spots You’ll Want to Check Out

If you are looking for the best vacation spots and enjoy the outdoors, the Shakopee, Minnesota area offers several great campgrounds for you to choose from. We recommend checking out the following spots for your next trip. Carver Park – Lake Auburn Campground  Carver Park offers 57 drive-up spots and 2 camping spots that you…

Spring Has Sprung in Shakopee

Spring is the perfect season to explore the beauty of the great outdoors. The outdoor resources and local flair in Shakopee, Minnesota makes it one of the most ideal locations to explore this time of year. Experience the change from winter to spring in one of the most exciting towns in the Midwest! Whether your…

7 Great and Local Restaurants in Shakopee

Most likely, a person or family traveling to Shakopee for a trip is coming to see one of our great attractions like Valleyfair Amusement Park, Canterbury Park, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival or Mystic Lake Casino. It is the “what to do before and after” that many are looking for.

Paisley Park: A Celebration of Prince’s Life and Music

Prince has a special place in the hearts of Minnesotans. He was a worldwide star who kept his roots in Minnesota. Our state, as a whole, mourned when we heard of his unfortunate passing. We came together and celebrated this brilliant musician, and all shared what Prince’s music meant to us. People who loved Prince,…

5 Fun Winter Activities in Shakopee

Sure, Shakopee is a bastion of fun and entertainment during the summer with Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Mystic Lake, Golfing, Biking and more. But, the season does not end once the snow flies. Below are five great activities available to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the winter months in Minnesota. 1. Outdoor Ice Skating…

12 Great Places to Shop Local in Shakopee This Holiday Season (And Where to Eat After)

Small Business Saturday may be just one day a year, but shopping locally throughout the holiday season is always a good idea. Not only will you be supporting the local economy, you’ll also find an array of unique and one-of-kind gifts you won’t find anywhere else! And after a long day of holiday shopping, it’s…