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:

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…

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…

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…