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2014 Visitors guide

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2014 Visitors guide

Welcome to Shakopee, where we have the best of both worlds. Our growing southwest metro region hosts a stunning range of fun and affordable family attractions as a top tourist destination. At the same time, we are part of the exciting, vibrant Twin Cities metropolitan area. Accordingly, use this guide to explore your many options during your stay with us. We hope you have a blast! 4

Attractions Abound

Shakopee Attractions: Options for fun are everywhere: Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, Renaissance Festival and more

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Nearby and Notable: The fun never ends in Shakopee and nearby destinations and attractions such as Mall of America; Mystic Lake Casino; Minnesota Zoo; Guthrie Theater; live theater, music and other nightlife; pro sports teams and more.

16-17 MAP Here’s your road map—literally—to fun in Shakopee and environs.

18 OUTDOOR OPTIONS Shakopee and the Minnesota River Valley are popular destinations for outdoor recreation and sports enthusiasts: camping, hiking, birding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, snowmobiling, golf, etc. It’s all here!

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VINEYARDS AND ORCHARDS

The Shakopee region is blessed with a number of vineyards, wineries and orchards. Plan a visit during your stay.

28 CALENDAR OF EVENTS This calendar is a comprehensive listing of all of the major events occurring in the Shakopee and surrounding area.

32 LODGING Where to stay when you come to visit.

34 DINING-RESTAURANTS You’ll find variety here: small, informal cafes; tasty ethnic cuisine; fine dining; sports bars; and more

Concrete, pull-through and back-in RV sites. Plus, showers, laundry facilities, picnic tables, pavilion, BBQ grills, playground, and free shuttle service to Mystic Lake Casino.

39 SHOPPING From cool local boutiques to popular regional centers, your appointment with a little retail therapy awaits!

44 CLIP & SAVE Valuable Coupons!

ON THE COVER: Located in the scenic Minnesota River Valley, just southwest of Minneapolis, Shakopee hosts a diversity of fun attractions: the Minnesota Renaissance Festival (top left), Valleyfair (top right and inset photo), and Canterbury Park, lower left. Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau 1801 East County Road 101 Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1660 • 800-574-2150 www.VisitShakopee.org

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VALLEYFAIR

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Thrills for the whole family et ready for exc itement and thrills at Valleyfair A musement Park. Enjoy more than 75 rides and attractions, plenty of games, and lots of food. Valleyfair offers eight wicked roller coasters, including Renegade, Wild Thing, Steel Venom, High Roller, Corkscrew, Excalibur, the family coaster Mad Mouse and a coaster just for kids — Mild Thing.

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New in 2014 is the addition of a new family coaster, Northern Lights, and the development of Route 76, an all-new area that includes classic rides. The new Route 76 area will take guests back into amusement park Americana with the return of three Valleyfair classic rides that made their debut in 1976 when the Park opened. Plus, Dinosaurs Alive!, Planet Snoopy, Soak City Waterpark and more all add up to the already full lineup at the 90-acre park, which is the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest. 1 Valleyfair Drive 952-445-6500 www.valleyfair.com

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➋ ➊, ➋ Welcome to all-day thrills, family fun and always new rides and attractions at Shakopee’s Valleyfair. ➌ Soak up the fun at Valleyfair!

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History comes alive at The Landing— M innesota R iver Her itage Pa rk— in Shakopee. The idyllic wooded setting stretches along the scenic river valley and brings alive the charm and challenges of life in the 1800s. Families and history enthusiasts of all ages can step into this historic site, which features re-enactments of the rich diversity of early American life, from the early days of the fur trade era to a developing village—complete with its shops, homes, church, town hall and railroad depot. Check the website for special event days. The Landing is open weekends and select holidays, usually mid-March through the end of December, and weekdays all year round. Tour groups may reserve by appointment. The Landing is part of Three Rivers Parks District. 2187 Highway 101 East 763-694-7784 www.threeriversparks.org

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LOCAL THEATER The curtain calls you for live theater Shakopee and the surrounding area, and the greater Twin Cities region, are a hotbed of engaging live theater options that offer top-rate performances all year. Locally, join the River Valley Theater Company as it offers a season of new productions each year. This joint venture between residents and Shakopee Community Education has been delighting audiences with musicals and plays since 2007. Some scheduled productions for 2014 include:

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

A small musical comedy about relationships Dinner Theatre at Stonebrooke Restaurant. Reservations can be made at Stonebrooke or www.rivervalleytheatrecompany.com. Feb. 14 -16 & 21-23 Friday & Saturday Dinner Sunday Brunch

“Stories Under the Big Top”

Youth Studio Presentation with Shakopee Community Education April 25 and 26 Shakopee West Junior High School

Youth Studio Musical (late July)

➊ CANTERBURY PARK Saddle up for heart-racing, high-speed horse racing fun Get ready for some of the most exciting horse racing in the country at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park. A fast season of live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing runs from May 16 through September 13. The track schedules post times that are generally Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, racing begins at 1:30 p.m. Even when the horses aren’t running at Canterbury, the racing continues. Thanks to 500 TVs, Canterbury’s Race Book is home to year-round simulcast

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Enjoy a musical version of a classic story presented by and for youth. A family friendly show for all ages! See www.rivervalleytheatrecompany.com for details.

In the Area

T he popu la r Cha n hassen Di n ner Theatre is a short drive away from Shakopee in Chanhassen. See the separate listing for this well-known attraction on page 13.

wagering from America’s top tracks. Plus, horse racing is not the only entertainment option at Canterbury. The 18,000-square-foot Canterbury Card Casino features 50 tables with comfortable seating, full bar and menu with table service. A mix of different casino games are available 24 hours a day. Patrons can test their skills at the poker tables or by visiting the casino games room for conventional table games like blackjack. Canterbury also hosts many other special events and concerts throughout the year.

Plus, Minneapolis and St. Paul are alive with high-caliber theater at places such as the nationally respected Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre Company, dozens of compelling independents and even a number of stand-up comedy venues.

Make a splash and cool off this summer with a trip to SandVenture Aquat ic Pa rk in Sha kopee, w it h its sa nd-bot tom, chlorinated pool surrounded by a sandy beach, play a r e a a n d w at e r slides. Simply stated : your k ids w i l l love it ! T he beach is staffed by Red Cross certified lifeguards. Open in 2014: June 5-Aug. 17 1101 Adams St. 952-233-9502 ci.shakopee.mn.us/aquaticpark.cfm

➊, ➋ Fast horses and fast fun can be found at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park. R-r-r-racing! ➌ Fascinating history comes alive at The Landing in Shakopee, on the scenic Minnesota River. ➍ The corn pool is one of the favorite attractions at Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival, near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. ➎ Enjoy live theater presented by Shakopee-based River Valley Theatre Company. ➏ The annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee offers unique and interactive entertainment. Huzzah! ➐ The sand-bottom SandVenture pool is a popular place for families to beat the heat during summer.

SEVER’S CORN MAZE Visiting the Shakopee area in the fall? Then Sever’s Corn Maze should definitely be on your list. Sever’s is open select weekends in September and October for maze walking, live music, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and other fun autumnal offerings that you and your family are sure to enjoy. Plus, it is a spectacular time of year in Minnesota with the cooler weather and scenic fall colors.

River Valley Theater Company 505 S. Holmes St. 952-856-7062 www.rivervalleytheatrecompany.com

1100 Canterbury Road 800-340-6361 www.canterburypark.com

SANDVENTURE AQUATIC PARK

1100 Canterbury Road 952-974-5000 www.severcornmaze.com

GIFT STUDIO downtown Shakopee on the corner of 2nd + Holmes

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At — a gift studio, you’ll find wooden wares, sea salts, watercolors, games, candles, hand-blown glass, felt coasters, baby gifts, jewelry, local pottery, and other great finds . . . we’re continuing to add our favorite things, some new, some vintage, some hand-crafted. Stop in to see us!

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SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY— STANS MUSEUM Preserving and sharing local history The Scott County Historical Society—and its Stans Museum— offers intriguing exhibits, outreach and education programs, a collection of more than 1,700 artifacts, an extensive research library, workshops, lectures and guided tours at the museum and throughout the county. 235 Fuller Street 952-445-0378 www.scottcountyhistory.org

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The Trail of Terror For nearly 20 years, the Trail of Terror has been scaring Minnesota residents and providing a fun experience for those ready to party. More than 15 attractions are part of the fun, including a heated, indoor maze; a hayride; corn maze; Halls of Horror; Karaoke; and more, plus special events such as costume contests. Open Thursdays through Sundays in October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Located 3 miles south of Shakopee on Hwy 169. 952-445-7361 www.trailofterrorfest.com

Halloween Haunt at ValleyScare Come October, the Halloween Haunt at ValleyScare takes over Shakopee’s favorite amusement park. ValleyScare is spooky fun for the whole family. Mature Scare-seekers can get their chills at night, when the spookiest goblins are out to play. Children can attend during the day. For details and specific dates, visit the website listed here. 1 Valleyfair Drive 952-445-6500 www.valleyscare.com

Marcus Movie Theaters All the latest releases (both 2- and 3-D varieties) are playing at Marcus Movie Theaters.

1116 Shakopee Town Square 952-445-5300 www.marcustheatres.com

➊, ➋ The Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, which is the country’s largest renaissance-themed festival, will engage and entertain you as the festival grounds come alive as a 16th-century village, complete with magicians, jugglers, musicians, and great food. ➌, ➍ Shakopee’s annual Derby Days in August offer five days of family fun.

Shakopee Derby Days

MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

➋ Huzzah! Step back in time with lords and ladies Experience an uncommon event truly like no other. Plan to attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The country’s largest Renaissance-themed festival, this rousing event will delightfully engage and entertain you as the festival grounds are transformed into a 16th-century village, complete with hundreds of unique characters. You’re encouraged to dress the part, too!

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On 16 lively stages you’ll find magicians, musicians, comedians, jugglers, mimes and more who entertain the kid in all of us. Plus, cheer on the jousting knights who mount their horses to do battle. And, as mentioned, festival-goers are encouraged to the dress the part as well as you stroll the v illage. Nearly 275 artisans display and sell their handcrafted treasures. Demonstrations are given daily by masters of historic skills such as armor making, bronze casting, glass blowing and calligraphy. And, of course, there’s food! Visitors have more than 150 food choices Visit Shakopee | 2014

including the famous roasted turkey drumstick, scotch eggs, soup in a bread bowl and apple dumplings. The festival generally runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Aug. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31; Sept. 1 (Labor Day), 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26 (Festival Friday), 27, 28 Check the festival’s website for details. Located 3 miles south of Shakopee off Highway 169 952-445-7361 www.renaissancefest.com

Sha kop e e ’s p op u la r, s u m m e r t i m e c o m mu n it y festival, Derby Days, occurs during the first full weekend i n Aug ust eac h yea r. T he 2014 dates are July 30 - Aug. 3. The festival features nearly 50 events over a span of five days, includ ing live music, a family fun park, Taste of Shakopee, market fair, fireworks, parade, 5K turf run at Canterbury, and lots more. Most events take place at historic downtown’s Huber Park and are either free or low-cost.

Stay and Shop! Pick-up your complimentary mall gift and coupons at Bella Vita Salon with a current hotel or campground overnight receipt. Dog walking park on site.

Shop Over 30 Stores! Quality Brands For Less

www.shakopeederbydays.com Visit MedfordOutletCenter.com for store directory and sales.

The Spooky Side of Shakopee As Halloween approaches each year, Shakopee area attractions get spooky to make guests scream.

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the world. The zoo offers amazing exhibits that provide uncommon experiences with animals and their habitats. You’ll discover more than 4,200 animals representing over 500 species from five continents in naturalistic settings including Amur tigers, Chinese takins, South African penguins, wolverines and many other rare and endangered species. Popular exhibits include Discovery Bay, Russia’s Grizzly Coast, Tropics Trail, Wells Fargo Family Farm, 3M Penguins of the African Coast and Medtronic Minnesota Trail. Coming soon will be the exhibit: Big Bugs! – May 24 – September 1, 2014. In keeping with its tradition of providing a BIG summer experience, the Minnesota Zoo has announced a first-of-its-kind exhibit for summer 2014–Big Bugs! Thirteen supersized, animatronic bugs will invade the Zoo’s Northern Trail along with a live bug display and several fun, interactive elements. This FREE exhibit (with paid Zoo admission) will showcase a bug’s life and why bugs are important. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, (800) 366-7811 www.mnzoo.org

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ne fabulous benefit of visiting and/or staying in Shakopee is that the city is part of the greater Twin Cities metro area. So you’ll be able to sample and enjoy all that’s available in a major urban center, such as gourmet dining, world-class arts and entertainment offerings, a robust theater community, professional sports teams, a renowned zoo, uncommon shopping options, inviting natural attractions such as the Arboretum and more. This section highlights those notable items that are within minutes of Shakopee.

MYSTIC LAKE and LITTLE SIX CASINOS Gaming action and more In Prior Lake, less than 10 minutes from Shakopee, are Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos. Mystic Lake, the Midwest’s largest casino, has 4,000 slot machines and 100 blackjack tables and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But the casino is just the beginning. You’ll also find several restaurants, a 600-room hotel, spa facilities, a fitness center and championship golf options. Plus, Mystic Lake welcomes a star-studded list of performers all year. Recent acts have

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included Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Jay Leno, Stevie Nicks, Sugarland, Matchbox Twenty, Alan Jackson and Vince Gill. 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard, Prior Lake 952-445-9000

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MINNESOTA ZOO A walk on the wild side! The Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley feature animals and species from around

➊ When visiting Shakopee, don’t forget that the gorgeous new Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, is a short drive away in downtown Minneapolis. Go Twins!

➋ The Minnesota Zoo, in nearby Apple Valley, offers amazing exhibits and ample opportunities to see the animals UP CLOSE!

➌ Are you ready for really big bugs!? The Minnesota Zoo’s newest exhibit, Big Bugs!, will “invade” the zoo this summer.

➍, ➎ You’ll find exciting gaming action and more at the Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos in Prior Lake, less than 10 minutes from Shakopee. 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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PRO SPORTS ACTION

TWIN CITIES THEATER

Area plays host to several teams

Theater offerings abound in region

The Twin Cities are home to several professional sports teams. Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins play “up close” in the new, intimate confines of Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. The Minnesota Vikings call the Metrodome home, and the team will soon be bringing its exciting brand of NFL football to a new stadium. The NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves offer fast basketball action at the Target Center. The two-time WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx also call Target Center home. Finally, across the river in St. Paul, hockey fans cheer for the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.

A vibrant theater community thrives here. Indeed, the Twin Cities boast more theater seats per capita than any U.S. metro region except New York City. Here’s just a sampling of what we’re talking about.

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Guthrie Theater: World Class This center for performance, education and training enjoys an international reputation. You’ll find a variety of professional theater offerings here: riveting drama, exhilarating musicals, compelling Shakespeare, witty comedy. Plus, it’s all presented in a facility that Time Magazine called a “21st-century dream factory.” For details and current productions, visit the website below. 818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 612-377-2224 or 1-877-44-STAGE www.guthrietheater.org

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Musical theater takes the stage Have dinner and enjoy high-class entertainment from the nation’s largest professional dinner theater company. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Chanhassen has been delighting audiences since 1968. CDT has been home to world premiere productions and helped launch the careers of many actors and actresses, including Oscar-nominee Amy Adams. Its Playhouse Theatre was home to “I Do! I Do!” which ran a record 22 consecutive years with the original cast.

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Minnesota’s spectacular Mall of America (MOA) is the largest U.S. retail and entertainment center near Shakopee, featuring more than 520 stores, 50 restaurants and many family attractions. Over 40 million guests visit the Mall each year from around the world.

501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen (800) 362-3515 www.ChanhassenDT.com

You might be thinking of only the world-class shopping at MOA, but there’s a lot more to that picture. Family entertainment options abound! You’ll find Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Aquarium, the LEGO Store, movie theaters, miniature golf, mirror maze, Hollywood celebrity appearances and more. For more details about the MOA, see the shopping section in this guide starting on page 39.

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In the Playhouse on Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy the crazy antics of Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret. The Fireside Theatre in 2014 will host a popular Tribute Concert Series, which will feature tribute bands that pay homage to Led Zeppelin, Doobie Brothers, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and more. Check the theatre’s website for more details.

Family Fun...and Shopping, Too!

Mall of America I-494 and Hwy. 77, Bloomington, (5 minutes from Mpls.-St. Paul Airport) 952-883-8800 www.mallofamerica.com

The dinner theater features shows on three stages: the main stage, Fireside Theatre and Playhouse Theatre. Guests enjoy tableside service, and appetizers, cocktails and desserts are also available. CDT also hosts weddings, meetings and other events.

Main Stage in 2014: “Fiddler on the Roof” through Feb. 22 “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” opening Feb. 28 ➊, ➋ Family entertainment options are every where at Mall of America, including the rides and other attractions of the giant Nickelodeon Universe. ➌ The cultural amenities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, are all a short drive from Shakopee. ➍ The Minnesota Wild play a fast, exciting brand of NHL hockey at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

➎, ➏ Musical theater productions such as Fiddler on the Roof, have been delighting audiences at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) since 1968. CDT also is presenting an on-going Tribute Concert Series, which has proven to be wildly popular. The Carpenters Tribute is on the schedule for 2014. 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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THE ARTS

EXHIBITS, MUSEUMS

Twin Cities area has it all

History is alive in local museums

The curtain rises on variety

Minnesota generally and the Twin Cities specifically love the arts. Case in point? Historically, according to several sources, Minnesota ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding. It also has a strong history of private arts philanthropy. This kind of support translates into an exceptionally lively arts landscape. Examples abound:

Spend the day traveling back in time at one of the area’s history museums. Here’s a partial list of museums and historical sites in the area:

Minneapolis and St. Paul and environs are loaded with independent theater offerings, too, such as: Children’s Theatre Company 612-874-0400 www.childrenstheatre.org

Penumbra Theatre 651-224-3180 www.penumbratheatre.org

Plymouth Playhouse 763-553-1600 www.plymouthplayhouse.com

History Theatre 651-292-4323 www.historytheatre.com

Mixed Blood Theatre 612-338-6131 www.mixedblood.com

Old Log Theatre 952-474-5951 www.oldlog.com

Minnesota Orchestra 612-371-5600 www.minnesotaorchestra.org

Minneapolis Institute of Arts 888-642-2787 www.artsmia.org

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 651-291-1144 www.thespco.org

Walker Art Center 612-375-7600 www.walkerart.org

Hennepin Theatre District 800-982-2787 www.hennepintheatretrust.org

NIGHTLIFE

Food, drink, fun Beyond the concerts and the arts, the Twin Cities area provides plenty of other entertainment options. Follow your culinary pursuits with gourmet dining by award-winning chefs, enjoy great live music at a wide range of clubs, or choose a quiet bar or nightspot to unwind. Visit these websites to find out more: Minneapolis: www.minneapolis.org

St. Paul: www.visitstpaul.com

MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM Nature is always in season at the Arboretum Step into a world of quiet escape where nature shines in all its splendor winter, spring, summer and fall. The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska is the largest public garden in the Upper Midwest, offering something for people of all ages. Open 363 days a year, the Arboretum is home to gardens, art, workshops, cooking classes, nature hikes and more. Families can learn about plant life in the Marion Andrus Learning Center while gardeners can get their questions answered at the Yard & Garden Desk, located in the Oswald Visitor Center. Children will love to get lost in the Maze Garden, along the ThreeMile Drive. Stop for lunch in the cafeteria-style restaurant or research botany and natural history in the Andersen Horticultural Library. Whether you’re looking to relax or just enjoy the beauty of nature, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a place to appreciate. 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, (952) 443-1400 www.arboretum.umn.edu

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➌ Scott County Historical Society/Stans Museum 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee (952) 445-0378 www.scottcountyhistor.org Carver County Historical Society 555 W. 1st St., Waconia, (952) 442-4234 www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety.org Chaska Historical Society/Chaska History Center 112 W. 4th St., Chaska, (952) 448-6077 www.chaskahistory.org

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Heritage, culture celebrated at annual Powwow Aug. 15-17 Every August, the artistry and skill of hundreds of Native American dancers take center stage at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Powwow). The three-day event brings together dancers in beautiful regalia and singers at the drum, performing the songs of their ancestors and celebrating the Dakota culture. Dancers from around the country compete in contests dances at the “Wacipi” (wah-cheepee), which translates in the Dakota language to “they dance.” Don’t miss the Grand Entry when hundreds of dancers enter the arena following Eagle feather staffs and flags to open each session. The Wacipi also features vendor crafts and traditional moccasin games. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized Indian tribe formally organized under federal reservation status in 1969. Check the website listed here for specific dates and details. Off County Roads 42 and 83, Prior Lake, (952) 445-8900 shakopeedakota.org

➏ ➊ The Historic State Theatre in Minneapolis is one of several restored, historically significant theaters on Hennepin Avenue that host a variety of concerts, live theater productions and other attractions. ➋ The downtown areas of Minneapolis (pictured) and St. Paul, provide plenty of fun opportunities for shopping, dining and nightlife. ➌ History awaits you at the Scott County Historical Society/Stans Museum. ➍, ➎ For a compelling cultural experience, attend the annual Shakopee Mdewankton Sioux Community Wacipi, presented every year in August in nearby Prior Lake. ➏ The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a scenic setting where nature shines in all seasons. 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Tundra Swans are seen here in the fall. Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets congregate to feed on fish. Bald Eagles can also be seen soaring overhead. And these are just a few examples of the wildlife and bird life that can be viewed at the 14,000-acre Refuge, a national wildlife area that is one of the premier areas for birding in Minnesota and is part of the National Audubon’s Minnesota River Valley Birding Trail. The Refuge, strung along 34 miles of the Minnesota River, is an important area for migrating birds.

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areas, hiking trails and parks. Also, under a joint powers agreement Three Rivers Park District and Scott County combine resources to collectively operate all regional parks and trails in Scott County. Or, maybe golf is your thing. Shakopee and the surrounding area host a number of beautiful public and private courses, built for players of all skill levels.

Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington 952-854-5900 http://www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley/ Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center 15865 Carver Highlands Drive Carver 952-361-4500

Outdoor recreation choices abound in the Shakopee region.

ear up for the great outdoors. Shakopee’s location in the gorgeous Minnesota River Valley attracts a large number of outdoor enthusiasts each year who bring their bicycles, kayaks, canoes, cross-country skis, camping equipment and more to the region. Who can blame them, given the area’s ample opportunities for adventure on rivers, streams, lakes, wooded

In addition, the Refuge provides parklands and hiking trails for wildlife viewing and photography. It also provides a variety of volunteer guided bird hikes and nature walks on all of the Refuge Units. Near Shakopee specifically, you’ll find the Louisville Swamp Unit, which includes 13 miles of trails among this marshland that are great for hiking and cross-country skiing. The parking lot for this Unit is near the parking area for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds, which are just south of Shakopee and just off Highway 169.

Welcome to the natural world. Here’s a scenic area with trails that are ideal for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking and snowmobiling. Plus, it is located just minutes from Shakopee? The state-managed Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area is just off Highway 169 near Belle Plaine, and the multi-use Minnesota Valley Trail, which parallels the Minnesota River. The

section of trail from Shakopee to Chaska is paved and a naturalsurface trail runs from Chaska to Belle Plaine. In spring, summer and fall, the park has 41 miles of hiking trails, six miles of surfaced bike trails, 29 miles of mountain bike trails and 29 miles of horse trails. In the winter, the park has five miles of ungroomed crosscountry ski trails and 35 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Snowshoeing and dog sledding are also permitted. You can also camp in the park. Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ minnesota_valley/index.html

Shakopee: Parks and Open Spaces Shakopee hosts plenty of inviting outdoor space for biking, hiking, walking or just getting out and stretching and enjoying the greenery. The city’s considerable park, open space and trail system includes 11 parks, with nearly 500 acres of developed park land; about 250 additional acres of undeveloped park land and open space; and more than 10 miles of recreation and transportation trails. Shakopee Parks and Recreation 952-233-9300 www.ci.shakopee.mn.us

Archery Park and Boat Launch The City of Shakopee provides a boat launch and the Shakopee Archery Park on County Road 101 just north of the Minnesota River. The Archery Park is a joint project with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota R iver Valley Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and the City of Shakopee.

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➊, ➋, ➌ Welcome to bird life and wildlife. You’ll find plenty of both in the 14,000-acre Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. ➍ The Shakopee area has ample trails and parks for cycling enthusiasts. ➎ Take aim at the Shakopee Archery Range. ➏ Three Rivers Park District offers a variety of youth kayaking programs in the area. (Three Rivers Park District Photo) ➐, ➑ Parks, trails and natural settings are everywhere in the Shakopee area.

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1. Three Rivers Park District: 763-559-9000 www.threeriversparks.org 2. Scott County Parks: 952-496-8475 www.co.scott.mn.us/parkslibraryenv/parkstrails/P 3. Carver County Parks: 952-466-5250 www.co.carver.mn.us/parks/ Shakopee

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15865 Carver Highlands Drive, San Francisco Township in between Jordan and Carver. 952 854-5900 fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley

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SHAKOPEE Shakopee Valley RV Park 1245 E. Bluff (along Minnesota River in Minnesota River Valley);952-445-7313 www.shakopeerv.com PRIOR LAKE Dakotah Meadows Campground 2341 Park Place 952-445-8800 or 800-653-CAMP www.dakotahmeadows.com Fish Lake Acres Campground 3000 210th St. E; 952-492-3393 www.flac.bcpnet.net/FLAC.htm Cleary Lake Park Campground Three Rivers Park District 763-559-6700 www.threeriversparks.org

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center hours to explore. But the inside offers good learning opportunities, including interactive exhibits, over-sized picture windows for excellent wildlife observation, and family-based “check out” activities including nature-based theme backpacks, binoculars and snowshoes, during the winter months. Visitor center hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 1 through April 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, May 1 through Aug. 31

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➊, ➋, ➌ As you can see by these photos, Shakopee offers a gorgeous natural setting in all seasons. ➍ Photo Courtesy of Three Rivers Park District.

If camping is your thing, you’ll find campgrounds throughout the southwest metro area. And options abound, from rustic settings to RV campgrounds with full amenities such as showers and laundry facilities. Three excellent sources of information for campgrounds are:

Three Rivers Park District 763-559-6700 www.threeriversparks.org

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Still more outdoor adventures can be found in a number of other nearby parks and trails. Many of these parks and trails that visitors enjoy in the Shakopee area are a part of the Three Rivers Park District, which is a park system in the west suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. The district manages nearly 27,000 acres of park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities. The name “Three Rivers” comes from the area’s geography, situated within the watersheds that flow into three significant rivers to this region: the Mississippi, the Minnesota and the Crow. With facilities for every season, including picnicking, swimming, play areas, boating, fishing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, golfing, camping, and sledding, Three Rivers Parks is the place for recreation, play and relaxation. Several of the parks near Shakopee also offer camping options, such as Carver Park in Victoria, Cleary Lake Regional Park in Prior Lake, and Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park in New Prague (see Campground listing in this section). For details on specific parks and trails, visit the district’s website.

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SAVAGE Town & Country Campground 12630 Boone Ave. S.; 952-445-1756 www.townandcountrycampground.com JORDAN Minneapolis SW KOA Off Highway 169—7 miles south of Shakopee; 952-492-6440 www.koa.com/campgrounds/minneapolissouthwest/

NEW PRAGUE Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park Three Rivers Park District 763-559-6700 www.threeriversparks.org VICTORIA Carver Park Campground Three Rivers Park District 763-559-6700

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area 19825 Park Boulevard, Jordan 952-492-6400 www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/minnesota_ valley/index.html

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Snowmobiling

The Shakopee area hosts plenty of trails for snowmobiling. You’ll find more than 200 miles of snowmobile trails in Scott County. A local snowmobile club, the River Valley Trail Blazers, is active in helping to maintain those trails and also in providing a “Park and Ride” service for snowmobilers in the northwest corner of the Canterbury Park parking lot. The club also usually sponsors several snowmobile trips and weekly rides during the season. River Valley Trail Blazers 952-445-9130 www.rvtb.org ➊ They’re happy about the snow. Members of the 150-member-strong River Valley

Trailblazers Snowmobile Club chase the snow where it falls. Pictured are (from left): front row, Tammy Wolf of Sand Creek Township; Club Secretary Sandy Doherty of Shakopee; back row, Treasurer Dave Wolf, married to Tammy; and Club President Chuck Doherty, married to Sandy. (Photo By David Schueller) ➋ When visiting Shakopee in the winter, bring your sled! Snowmobile trails abound. ➌ The Meadows at Mystic Lake (facing page) will challenge while offering a scenic, natural setting.

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Stonebrooke Golf Club offers a scenic 18-hole course with gorgeous greens, plenty of water and a natural stone waterfall. As the course’s website states, “With its elevation changes, mature trees and unique mix of great golf holes, it has unequaled character.” Plus, Stonebrooke has an inviting bar and restaurant for re-fueling after your time on the links.

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21775 Ridges Drive, Jordan 952-492-2644 www.ridgesatsandcreek.com

The Meadows at Mystic Lake The Meadows at Mystic Lake has a natural setting, 80 bunkers, 13 holes with water, 20 fountains and a 2,500-ft. stream with four waterfalls making this an uncommon course. 2400 Mystic Lake Drive, Prior Lake 952-233-5533 www.mysticlakegolf.com 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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The Legends Golf Club This striking18-hole course is nestled in a wooded, yet marshy area on the border of Lakeville and Prior Lake, conveniently located just two minutes from I-35. The course has garnered numerous awards over the years, including the honor, a few years ago, of being named as North American Golf Course of the Year. 8670 Credit River Boulevard, Prior Lake 952-226-4777 www.legendsgc.com

Golf Zone For off-season visitors to the area, Golf Zone in Chaska offers rain, snow or shine golf with 40 heated stalls, an 18-hole mini-putt facility, indoor practice greens and professionals on staff to get your off-season game up to par. 825 Flying Cloud Drive, Chaska 952-445-1500 www.yourgolfzone.com

Chaska Municipal Courses Just minutes from Shakopee is the City of Chaska, which plays host to two popular municipal golf courses, the Chaska Town Course and Chaska Par 30. The Town Course’s 18 holes span more than 285 acres of oak groves, open prairie and marshlands. The small yet challenging Chaska Par 30 is an excellent course for beginning golfers or for experienced players looking to improve their short game. Chaska Town Course 3000 Town Course Drive 952-443-3748 www.chaskatowncourse.com

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Chaska Par 30 1207 Hazeltine Boulevard 952-448-7454 www.chaskapar30.com

Dahlgreen Golf Club Also located near Chaska, this engaging18-hole course opened on former farmland in 1969. Today, this popular course is gorgeous and, yes, green. 6940 Dahlgren Road 952-448-7463 www.dahlgreen.com

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till another unique, natural element of the Shakopee region and the Minnesota River Valley is the large number of vineyards, wineries and orchards. Beyond the wine, the apples and other bounty, visitors enjoy a variety of events that are offered at these locales: grape stomps, wine strolls, outdoor musical concerts, on-site country stores, etc. Check these websites for calendars of events.

Photo Inset Courtesy of Edible Twin Cities.

➊ Nearby Prior Lake is home to the gorgeous 18-hole track known as The Wilds.

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AREA APPLE ORCHARDS Belle Plaine Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard Highway 169, 351 Enterprise Drive East, Belle Plaine (952) 873-3006, (952) 873-2970 www.emmakrumbees.com

Area Vineyards & Wineries Cannon River Winery 421 Mill Street West Cannon Falls, MN 507-263-7400 www.cannonriverwinery.com Parley Lake Winery 8350 Parley Lake Road Waconia, MN (952) 442-2290 www.parleylakewinery.com Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery 9950 North Shore Road Waconia, MN 952-446-9957 www.sovereignestatewine.com Woodland Hill Winery 731 County Road 30 SE Delano, MN 763-972-4000 www.woodlandhillwinery.com

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Stay Indulgent.

Carver Bade’s Orchard 1.5 miles west of Highway 41 on Chaska Boulevard County 61 at 104 Lano Lane. Please call before you come. (952) 448-4986 Chanhassen Minnesota Landscape Arboretum AppleHouse Late August through Early November 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska (mailing address) 9 miles west of I-494 on Highway 5 in Chanhassen (952) 443-1439 Jordan Jim’s Apple Farm 20430 Johnson Memorial Drive Jordan, MN 55352 Minnesota Harvest Orchard 8251 Old Highway 169 Blvd at Apple Lovers Lane Jordan (952) 492-2785 www.minnesotaharvest.net Lakeville Applewood Orchard, Inc. 22702 Hamburg Avenue, Lakeville (952) 985-5425 www.applewoodorchard.com Waconia Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards 2.9 miles west of Victoria on Highway 5, turn north on Parley Lake Road (952) 442-1885 www.deardorfforchards.com Webster Sweetland Orchard (651) 252-4337 26205 Fairlawn Avenue, Webster www.sweetlandorchard.com

Emma Krumbee’s Take a bite into a crisp red Minnesota apple, and you’ll discover what makes Minnesota autumn special. Emma Krumbee’s Orchard and Farm in Belle Plaine is the perfect escape for some time in the country. The grounds include a general store, orchard, soda fountain shop, restaurant, hotel, farmers market and greenhouse. Emma Krumbee’s boasts Minnesota’s only hydroponic strawberry patch with more than 30,000 everbearing strawberry plants. During the fall, harvest fresh apples from more than 6,000 trees or come out for the annual Great Scarecrow Festival to see hundreds of handmade scarecrows on display. 351 Enterprise Dr. E., Belle Plaine, (952) 873-3006 www.emmakrumbees.com

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2014 calendar of JANUARY

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum

Fiddler on the Roof through Feb. 22 Jan. 17 and 18: Concert Series: Power Balladz—The Ultimate ’80s Singalong, The Fireside Stage Jan: 24 and 25: Concert Series: Dolly, Linda, Patsy & Me: A Tribute to the Great Women of Country, Starring Monica Heuser, The Fireside Stage Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Ongoing Exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Outside the Law: The Prohibition Era in Scott County.” Jan. 18: Genealogy 101, 10 a.m.Noon. Register through Shakopee Community Education or Prior LakeSavage Community Education. Jan. 25: Kids Kraft, 1-1:45pm. www.scottcountyhistory.org

Mall of America

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Jan. 11 and 25: Spirit of America Dance Championship, Jan. 11 & 25 Jan. 17-19: Government on Display, Jan. 17-18 Jan. 21: Barbie’s Dreamhouse exhibition opening www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Through Jan. 17: Colors of the Season painting exhibit, Reedy Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center. Jan. 8-April 4: 7th annual Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale, juried exhibit of works by members of the Arboretum Photographers Society. Restaurant Gallery. Jan. 11-Feb. 14: Orchid Tree Exhibit, Oswald Visitor Center. Experience a touch of the tropics at the Arboretum. Includes rare and common varieties. Free with gate admission. Jan. 17-March 31: Minnesota Magic, juried exhibit and sale of artworks by members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Minnesota Zoo Jan. 18-20: Animals, Books, and Children Weekend www.mnzoo.com

Mystic Lake Casino Jan. 24: American Storm, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Mystic Lake Grand Ballroom Jan. 25: Patti LaBelle, 8 p.m., Mystic Showroom www.mysticlake.com

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Fiddler on the Roof through Feb. 22 Disney’s Little Mermaid opens Feb. 28 Feb. 7 and 8: Concert Series: Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole, Starring Dennis Spears and the Wolverines, Fireside Stage Feb. 14-16: Concert Series: Rainy Days & Mondays—The Music of The Carpenters, Featuring Aimee Lee & The Superstars, The Fireside Stage Feb 28 & March 1: Concert Series: Takin’ It To the Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute, with the Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious, Fireside Stage Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Canterbury Park Feb. 8: Home Improvement & Design Expo, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; www.mediamaxevents.com Feb: 22: Caged Chaos At Canterbury III, MMA Fights; Schedule and Admission at www.sterlingmn.com

Mall of America Feb. 15: HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo, Feb. 15 Feb. 22: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk Feb. 23: Bill Nye the Science Guy/ Physics Force www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Feb. 13: Seasons of Music: Debbie Duncan and her All-Star Band, 7-8:30

p.m., MacMillan Auditorium, Oswald Visitor Center. Feb 14: Valentine’s Day Gourmet Dinner, Visitor Center Great Hall & Snyder Auditorium, 6:30-9 p.m. Through Feb. 14: Orchid Tree Exhibit, Oswald Visitor Center. Experience a touch of the tropics at the Arboretum. Includes rare and common varieties. Free with gate admission. Feb. 22-March 23: Tiny Treasures Exhibit, fairy gardens and gnomes, Oswald Visitor Center. Presented by Tonkadale Greenhouse. Free with gate admission. Through March 31: Minnesota Magic, juried exhibit and sale of artworks by members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center. Through April 4: 7th annual Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale, juried exhibit of works by members of the Arboretum Photographers Society. Restaurant Gallery. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Feb. 12: My Pre-Schooler and Me: Early Explorers; 10-11:30 a.m.; ages 2-5 Feb. 14: Victorian Valentine’s Dinner, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., ages: 18-plus, reservations required. Feb. 24: Walk When the Moon is Full: Raccoon Moon, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., ages: 6-plus www.threeriverparks.org

Minnesota Zoo

Canterbury Park

Feb. 14: Love Tour Feb. 15-17: Tropical Beach Party www.mnzoo.com

River Valley Theatre Company Feb. 14-16, Feb. 21-23: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Dinner Theatre at Stonebrook Restaurant (Friday and Saturday dinner; Sunday brunch) www.rivervalleytheatrecompany.com

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Outside the Law: The Prohibition Era in Scott County.” Programs: Feb. 1: Museum Grand Re-opening, Noon-2 p.m. Feb. 22: Kids Kraft, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing Feb 8: Valentine’s Day Family Fun, Noon- 4 p.m.

MARCH

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Disney’s Little Mermaid continues through Aug. 23 March 1: Concert Series: Takin’ It To the Streets: A Doobie Brothers Tribute, with the Fabulous Armadillos & Collective Unconscious, Fireside Stage March 14 and 15: Concert Series: Power Balladz—The Ultimate ’80s Singalong, The Fireside Stage March 28 and 29: Concert Series: BellaDiva: Divas Through the Decades Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com March 6-9, March 13-16: M-8 Pool Leagues Midwest Championships; www.m8pool.com March 28 – 30: Spring Festival “An Arts & Crafts Affair,” Fri. 11 a.m. -9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.5 p.m.; www.hpifestivals.com

Mall of America March 29—April 20: Easter Bunny Visit and Photos www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum March 14: Winter Beer Dinner, Fireplace Room, Snyder Building, 6:30 p.m. Four courses, beer pairings. March 15: Mill City Farmers Market, Oswald Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through March 23: Tiny Treasures Exhibit, fairy gardens and gnomes, Oswald Visitor Center. Presented by Tonkadale Greenhouse. Free with gate admission. Through March 31: Minnesota Magic, juried exhibit and sale of artworks by members of the Minnesota Landscape

Arboretum, Reedy Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center. Through April 4: 7th annual Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale, juried exhibit of works by members of the Arboretum Photographers Society. Restaurant Gallery. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Restaurant Gallery. April 20: Easter Bunny Brunch, MacMillan Audtorium, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum

River Valley Theatre Company

Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County.” March 29: Kids Kraft, 10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m. www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing March 5: My Pre-Schooler and Me: Early Explorers; 10-11:30 a.m.; ages 2-5. March 22: Maple Syrup Through History, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; ages: all. www.threeriverparks.org

APRIL Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Disney’s Little Mermaid continues through Aug. 23 April 11 and 12: Concert Series: The Song Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin, with Jonny James and the Hall of Fames, The Fireside Stage April 25 and 26: Concert Series: The Fabulous Armadillos present Return to Motown: The Pinnacle of Pop From Detroit, The Fireside Stage Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Canterbury Park April 4 -6: Mendota Valley Pool Tournament; www.mendotavalley.com for hours April 10-12: Junk Bonanza “The Best Junk Round Up in the Nation”; www. junkbonanza.com

Mall of America March 20—April 20: Easter Bunny Visit and Photos April 5 and 6: Passage to China April 12: Global Youth Service Day April 12: Fraser Walk for Autism, www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Through April 4: 7th annual Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale, juried exhibit of works by members of the Arboretum Photographers Society.

Minnesota Zoo April 1-30: Farm Babies www.mnzoo.com April 25 and 26: “Stories Under the Big Top,” Youth Studio Presentation with Shakopee Community Education Shakopee West Junior High School www.rivervalleytheatrecompany.com

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County’; “Art by Judy Case.” April 24: Save your Stories! Oral History Workshop, 7-8 p.m.; Register through Shakopee Community Education. April 26: Kids Kraft, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing April 2: My Pre-Schooler and Me: Early Explorers; 10-11:30 a.m.; ages 2-5 April 19: Victorian Easter Egg Roll; Noon-3 p.m.; ages: all; reservations required. April 27: Heirloom Seed Savers Exchange; 1-3 p.m. www.threeriverparks.org

MAY

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Disney’s Little Mermaid continues through Aug. 23 Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Canterbury Park May 3: Kentucky Derby Party May 16: Live racing schedule starts www.canterburypark.com

Mall of America May 9-11: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Weekend www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum May 4: Bud Break 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. race start. May 10 and 11: Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale, picnic shelter, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11: Mother’s Day Brunch,

Save the dates for the Third Annual Minnesota River Arts Fair at The Landing in Shakopee: July 19 and 20, 2014

MacMillan Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. May 17-Aug. 17: “Butterflies: Beauty in Flight” Exhibit. May 31-Aug. 31: “Nature in Glass: The Wonders of Craig Mitchell Smith,” exhibition of glass art in Arboretum gardens. www.arboretum.umn.edu

May 3-4: Civil War Weekend; ages: all. May 11: Frontier Families; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; ages: all, reservations required. May 24-26: Memorial Day Weekend Activities May 31-Aug. 23 (Saturdays): Living History Saturdays www.threeriverparks.org

Minnesota Zoo

Opens for the season May 16 May 16-June 13: Education Days May 23, 24, 25, 26: Military Appreciation Days www.valleyfair.com

May 8: Fish Bites, 6-8:30 p.m. May 10 and 11: Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend May 24-Sept. 1: Big Bugs! www.mnzoo.com

Scott County Historical SocietyStans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” May 3: Girls’ Spring Tea, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Ages 5 and up. www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing May 7: My Pre-Schooler and Me: Early Explorers; 10-11:30 a.m.; ages 2-5.

Valleyfair

JUNE

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Disney’s Little Mermaid continues through Aug. 23 June 19: Concert Series: Gary Rue’s Only Love Can Break a Heart: The Music of Gene Pitney, The Fireside St age June 21: The Sensational Sleepers: British Invasion Music and the American Response 1964-1967, The Fireside Stage Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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Canterbury Park

The exciting horse-racing action never stops at Canterbury Park, just off Highway 169 in Shakopee.

Live racing, Fridays through Sundays with Thursdays beginning June 12 www.canterburypark.com

Mall of America June 21: Midwest Regional Yo-Yo

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Championship www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Through Aug. 17: “Butterflies: Beauty in Flight” Exhibit. Through Aug. 31: “Nature in Glass: The Wonders of Craig Mitchell Smith,” exhibition of glass art in Arboretum gardens. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing June 10-12: Civil War Camp June 15: Pa and Ma Day June 18-20: Kid vs. Wild, ages 6-12 June 24: Summer Day Camp: One Room Schoolhouse June 25: Summer Day Camp:Victorian Tea Party June 26: Summer Day Camp: Day on the Farm Through Aug. 23 (Saturdays): Living History Saturdays www.threeriverparks.org

Valleyfair June 8: Coasting for Kids Through June 13: Education Days www.valleyfair.com

JULY

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Disney’s Little Mermaid continues through Aug. 23 Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Canterbury Park Live racing, Thursdays through Sundays (check website for special July 4 events) July 3: Fireworks Spectacular

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Mall of America July 7: Shriners International Clown Competition www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum July 13, 15, 16: Arboretum Auxiliary Private Garden Tours with Brunch/ Lunch. Through Aug. 17: “Butterflies: Beauty in Flight” Exhibit. Through Aug. 31: “Nature in Glass: The Wonders of Craig Mitchell Smith,” exhibition of glass art in Arboretum gardens. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Minnesota Zoo June 30-July 6: Military Family Week Through Sept. 1: Big Bugs! www.mnzoo.com

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing July 4: Independence Day 1889 July 8-10: Little House on the River, ages: 6-12 July 15-17: Kid vs. Wild: Advanced Skills, ages: 10-15

July 19-20: Minnesota River Arts Fair July 22: Summer Day Camp: One Room Schoolhouse July 23: Summer Day Camp: Victorian Tea Party July 24: Summer Day Camp: Day on the Farm Through Aug. 23 (Saturdays): Living History Saturdays www.threeriverparks.org

Valleyfair July 3, 4, 5 and 6: Military Appreciation Days July 4: Fantastic Fireworks Display www.valleyfair.com

AUGUST

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Disney’s Little Mermaid continues through Aug. 23 Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Canterbury Park Live racing, Thursdays through Sundays www.canterburypark.com

Derby Days—Shakopee July 30-Aug. 3 www.shakopeederbydays.com

Mall of America Back to School Shopping Specials and Events www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Aug. 16-17: Art Crawl in the Gardens, an outdoor art fair along Three-Mile Drive. Through Aug. 17: “Butterflies: Beauty in Flight” Exhibit.

Aug. 28: Snoopy’s Birthday Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1: Corn Feast www.valleyfair.com

Live racing through Sept. 13 Sept. 1 (Labor Day): Wiener Dog Races www.canterburypark.com

Scott County Historical Society-Stans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” Aug. 9: Family Day, featuring 1860s base ball game. www.scottcountyhistory.org

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi Aug.15: Grand Entry 7 p.m. Aug.16: Grand Entry 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 17: Grand Entry 1 p.m. SMSC Wacipi Grounds are located at 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. www.shakopeedakota.org

The Landing Aug. 5-7: Little House on the River, ages: 6-12 Aug. 13-15: Kid vs.Wild, ages 6-12 Aug. 19: Summer Day Camp: One Room Schoolhouse Aug. 20: Summer Day Camp: Victorian Tea Party Aug. 21: Summer Day Camp: Day on the Farm Through Aug. 23 (Saturdays): Living History Saturdays Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor Day Weekend Activities. www.threeriverparks.org

Mall of America Nov. 12: Santa’s Arrival Nov. 27: Walk to End Hunger Nov. 28-Dec. 23: Holiday Music Festival Nov. 28: Black Friday Shopping Promotions & Special Events www.mallofamerica.com

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Minnesota Zoo

Aug. 7-10 and Aug. 14-17: “Oliver!” Family Friendly Summer Musical, Shakopee High School www.rivervalleytheatrecompany.com

www.chanhassendt.com The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is a mystical place. You might even encounter a mermaid.

SEPTEMBER

Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

River Valley Theatre Company www.canterburypark.com Derby Days—Shakopee July 30-Aug. 3 www.shakopeederbydays.com

Valleyfair

Weekends, Aug.16 through Sept. 29, plus Labor Day (Sept. 1) and Festival Friday (Sept. 26) www.renaissancefest.com Aug. 8: Brew at the Zoo, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 23: Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run, 8 a.m. start at Shady Oaks Picnic Pavilion Through Sept. 1: Big Bugs! www.mnzoo.com

Minnesota Zoo June 30-July 6: Military Family Week Through Sept. 1: Big Bugs! www.mnzoo.com

Through Aug. 31: “Nature in Glass: The Wonders of Craig Mitchell Smith,” exhibition of glass art in Arboretum gardens. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Minnesota Zoo Nov. 8: Wild About Wine, 5:30-8:30 p.m. www.mnzoo.com

Canterbury Park

Scott County Historical SocietyStans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” Nov. 22: Kids Kraft, 10:30-11:15 a.m. www.scottcountyhistory.org

Mall of America Sept. 19-21: Scrapfest (Largest scrapbooking festival in the world) www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Sept. 10: Gala in the Gardens, annual fundraiser for the Arboretum, evening hours. Sept. 27 and 28: Arboretum Auxiliary Harvest Sale & Quilt Raffle, Snyder Auditorium. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Weekends through Sept. 29, plus Labor Day (Sept. 1) and Festival Friday (Sept. 26) www.renaissancefest.com

Minnesota Zoo Through Sept. 1: Big Bugs! www.mnzoo.com

Scott County Historical SocietyStans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” www.scottcountyhistory.org

Severs Corn Maze Open weekends mid-September through October. www.severscornmaze.com

The Landing Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day Family Fun www.threeriverparks.org

Valleyfair/ValleySCARE

OCTOBER

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Canterbury Park Oct. 31 & Nov. 1: Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party www.canterburypark.com

Mall of America Oct. 17-19: Ski & Snowboard Expo, Oct. 17-19 Oct. 17 and 18, Oct. 24 and 25: Nickelodeon Universe Halloween Blackout Weekends Oct. 31: World’s Largest Indoor Trick or Treat event www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Valleyfair/ValleySCARE

Oct. 3-5: Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library Used Book Sale, Snyder Auditorium. Oct. 31: Ar-BOO-retum! Free admission for anyone arriving in costume. All day. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Sept. 1: Corn Feast Sept. 20-Nov. 2 (weekends): ValleySCARE featuring the Halloween Haunt www.valleyfair.com

Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Harvest Festival/Hallzooween Weekends www.mnzoo.com

The Landing Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor Day Weekend Activities. www.threeriverparks.org

Minnesota Zoo

Trail of Terror Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 10Nov. 1 www.trailofterrorfest.com

Scott County Historical SocietyStans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Storied Treasures: Highlighting the Collections of the Scott County Historical Society”; “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” Oct. 25: Kids Kraft, 10:30-11:15 a.m. www.scottcountyhistory.org

Severs Corn Maze Open weekends through October. www.severscornmaze.com

The Landing Oct 4-5: Apple Fest Oct. 18: Old-Fashioned Trick or Treat www.threeriverparks.org

Valleyfair/ValleySCARE Through Nov. 2 (weekends) and bonus Thursday, Oct. 16: ValleySCARE featuring the Halloween Haunt www.valleyfair.com

NOVEMBER

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre

Nov. 1 and 2: ValleySCARE featuring the Halloween Haunt www.valleyfair.com

DECEMBER

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Fridays and Saturdays: Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe, Playhouse Theatre www.chanhassendt.com

Mall of America Through Dec. 23: Holiday Music Festival Dec. 31: Nickelodeon Universe Family New Year’s Eve Event www.mallofamerica.com

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Dec. 5-7: Arboretum Auxiliary Holiday Sale, Snyder Building auditorium. Dec. 31: Ar-BRRR-etum! Free admission for cross-country skiers & snowshoers. www.arboretum.umn.edu

Scott County Historical SocietyStans Museum Ongoing exhibits: “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House”; “Stans African Collection”; “Dakota in Scott County”; “Watergate: The Scandal that Rocked the Nation.” Dec. 13: Family Holiday Tea, 1:30-3 p.m. www.scottcountyhistory.org

The Landing Dec. 6-21: 42nd Annual Folkways of the Holidays (Weekends) Dec. 19: Folkways By Candlelight www.threeriverparks.org 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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lodging ooking for a place to stay? Shakopee hotels have something for everyone and happily accommodate groups and family getaways. Here’s a listing of places to rest while you’re in town having fun.

Game Room

Complimentary Hot Breakfast

Meeting/Conference Room

Free Parking

Suites/Kitchenettes

On Site Restaurant/Lounge and Ctatering

1244 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-3644 / 1-877-291-0622 • Canterburyinnshakopee.com

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

4100 12th Ave. East., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-6775 / 1-800-634-3444 • Americinn.com

Best Western Plus Shakopee Inn

511 S. Marschall Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379-2612 952-445-9779 / 1-888-311-1503 • Bestwestern.com/prop_24133

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Shakopee 1204 Ramsey St., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-0200 / 1-800-456-4000 • Countryinns.com/shakopeemn

Fitness Room

Whirlpool

America’s Best Value Inn and Suites

Free Wireless Internet

Business Center

Heated Indoor Pool

Search & Book Your Stay at www.VisitShakopee.org

Holiday Inn Express and Suites 4550 12th Ave East, Shakopee MN 55379 952-445-2244 • 1-888-465-4329 www.hiexpress.com

Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Shakopee 4175 Dean Lakes Blvd., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-641-3600 / 1-800-HAMPTON • Hampton.com

Sandalwood Studios & Suites

3910 12th Ave. E., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-277-0190 / 1-877-884-4900 • Sandalwoodsuites.net

Super 8 of Shakopee

581 Marschall Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-4221 / 1-800-800-8000 • Super8.com

Travelodge - Shakopee

1251 E. First Ave., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-5074 / 1-800-578-7878 • Travelodge.com

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Econo Lodge

1181 E. First Ave., Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-9120 / 888-223-9146 • Econolodge.com

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restaurants offers an on-going beef selection and variety of fresh fish dishes that are especially known in the region. Diners also love the scenic, natural setting of the restaurant, which is nestled on the banks of the Minnesota River. A Killer Brunch Twin Citians love good a brunch, and Dangerfield’s Sunday brunch delivers. It is known statewide. Plus, the restaurant’s specialty brunches, for holidays such as Mother’s Day and Easter, are also extremely popular Happy Hour Have you ever met co-workers and friends for happy hour but the bar didn’t seem all that “happy?” Well, that’s not the case at Dangerfield’s. Affordable drink prices, tasty snacks and appetizers and a comfortably large bar area where groups can spread out, combine to make Dangerfield’s the perfect spot for after-work relaxation. 1583 1st Ave. E., Shakopee 952-445-2245 www.dangerfieldsrestaurant.com

Turtle’s Bar & Grill Food and Fun

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Since 1990, this inviting eatery has offered superb food in a true neighborhood bar and grill atmosphere. Looking for variety? Menu choices abound: delicious and certified Angus Beef hamburgers, a long list of specialty burgers, fabulous patty melts and other sandwiches, soups, salads, chicken, pizza, pasta, well, you get the idea.

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elcome to variety. Shakopee area cuisine, and notable dining opportunities in the region, offer a diversity of choices, depending on your culinary preferences. You’ll discover fine dining options featuring cuisine handcrafted by award-winning

Dangerfield’s Featuring screened-in outdoor patio dining.

Comedy Shows Every Friday and Saturday Night 8:30 pm

952-445-2245

www.dangerfieldsrestaurant.com

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How about a place to watch the game? Turtle’s Bar & Grill has a fun atmosphere and 20 HD screens where you can catch all the sports action with no cover charge. Plus, food and drink specials are offered on most days. As Turtle’s own slogan proclaims: Great food, Great people, Great times.

chefs; cozy and comfortable eateries with affordable menus; flavor-rich ethnic restaurants offering uncommon dishes; and more.

132 First Ave. E. 952-445-9668 www.turtlesbarandgrill.com

This section provides a helpful listing to all of the Shakopee area’s dining options. Plus, showcased here, are a few selected examples of that aforementioned dining-out variety.

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Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant Spice up your meal Shakopee and the southwest metro area of the Twin Cities are blessed with a number of uncommon ethnic eateries, and one of the most popular among them is Pablo’s. Diners choose from an amazing assortment of delectable options such as spicy enchiladas and fajitas, giant chimichangas, traditional chile rellenos, tasty Mexican salads, hot tortilla soup, and huge burritos and tacos. Pablo’s offers lunch specials on most days. And of course diners love the nacho chips that are served right off the bat once everyone is seated. All of Pablo’s entrees are prepared with the owners’ old family, original California Mexican recipes passed down from previous favorites over the years Finally, beyond the food, Pablo’s has a powerful, potent and pleasing margarita that has been called “the masterpiece of margaritas.” 230 Lewis Street South 952-445-9218 www.pablosmexican.com

Beyond Shakopee Twin Cities’ award-winning cuisine In nearby Minneapolis and St. Paul, you will find a stunning array of world-class, award-winning chefs who are cooking up amazing culinary delights. Choices are limited only by your tastes. Visit these websites for more information. www.minneapolis.org/visitor/food-wine www.visitstpaul.com/Food-Drink

GREAT FOOD. GREAT PEOPLE. GREAT TIMES.

A Shakopee Icon Dangerfield’s Restaurant has built a solid reputation over the past 22 years as a favorite food destination. Dangerfield’s has become well known—and well loved—for: Fine dining that doesn’t break the bank; A killer brunch that’s known statewide; A popular, festive happy hour. Through the years, Dangerfield’s has cultivated its reputation for being an exceptional—and affordable—place to go for dinner. Dangerfield’s

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World Class Handmade Thin Crust Pizza Minnesota’s Best Crispy Fried Chicken Certified Angus Beef Burgers 23 Taps | 20 HDTVs Local Micro Brew Craft Beer

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230 S. Lewis St.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am - 8:30pm • Fri. 11am - 9:30pm • Sat. 4pm-9:30pm

Downtown Shakopee, MN 952-445-9218

www.pablosmexican.com

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Caribou Coffee

Leinie Lodge at Arizona’s

Caribou Coffee

Lions Tap

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Marco’s Pizza

Chipotle

McDonald’s

Coffee Ta Cream

McDonald’s

Culver’s of Shakopee

Mr. Pig Stuff

Dairy Queen

OK Corral

Dangerfield’s

Pablo’s

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit

Panera Bread

Domino’s Pizza

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Donut Connection

Perkins

El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Pho 83

Emma Krumbee’s

Pizza ‘N’ Pasta

Hong Kong Buffet

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Jimmy John’s

Ridges At Sand Creek

KFC of Shakopee

Ruby Tuesday

8048 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 402-0223 1361 Heather Street, Shakopee (952) 445-1004 8098 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 445-2234 • www.chilis.com 8094 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 403-6336 1157 Shakopee Town Square, Shakopee (952) 445-9008 • www.twincitiesicecream.com 4058 12th Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 233-4141 • www.culvers.com 1251 Tasha Boulevard, Shakopee (952) 233-2717 1583 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-2245 • www.dangerfieldsrestaurant.com

➋ ➊ dining guide Applebee’s

1568 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee (952) 233-3400 • www.applebees.com

Arby’s

11546 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee (952) 403-6677

Arby’s

8010 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 445-7370

Arizonas Restaurant & Lounge

1244 Canterbury Road, Shakopee (952) 403-9106 • www.arizonalounge.com

Asian Hon ➊ Dangerfield’s outdoor patio is a wildly popular spot for area diners who can enjoy the scenic natural setting of the Minnesota River along with their food and drinks.

➋ Welcome to the restaurant at Stonebrook Golf Course in Shakopee. Fabulous food, a killer brunch, a scenic setting, what’s not to like?

➌ Eat like a local when you visit Shakopee’s Wampach’s.

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1135 1st Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 496-2880

Burger King

1330 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-6277 • www.burgerking.com

8088 Old Carriage Court North, Shakopee (952) 233-7319 • www.dickeys.com 224 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-9200 • www.dominos.com 1037 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 496-2040 • www.donutconnection.com 1120 First Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 496-9080 • www.elloromexicanrestaurant.com 501 East South Street, Belle Plaine (952) 873-3006 • www.emmakrumbees.com 1274 Vierling Drive, Shakopee (952) 403-6073 1329 Heather Street, Shakopee (952) 746-5990 837 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-2188 • www.kfc.com

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1244 Canterbury Road, Shakopee (952) 277-0282 • www.arizonas.com 16180 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie (952) 934-5299 • www.lionstap.com 1260 4th Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 445-8660 • www.marcos.com 3990 12th Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 445-8050 • www.mcdonalds.com 4058 12th Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 402-9100 • www.mcdonalds.com 1561 First Avenue East, Shakopee (952) 233-7306 • www.mrpigstuff.com 20201 Johnson Memorial Drive, Jordan (952) 492-6700 230 South Lewis Street, Shakopee (952) 445-9218 • www.pablosmexican.com 8062 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 445-8705 • www.panerabread.com 1106 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee (952) 445-8118 • www.papamurphys.com 1205 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-6475 • www.perkinsrestaurants.com 1244 Canterbury Road, Shakopee (952) 233-1801 584 South Marschall Road, Shakopee (952) 496-0000 4057 Dean Lakes Boulevard, Shakopee (952) 496-1627 21775 Ridges Drive, Jordan (952) 492-2644 • www.ridgesatsandcreek.com 4135 Dean Lakes Boulevard, Shakopee (952) 403-7893 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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➊ Go beyond the gaming and entertainment at Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel and try the food. You’ll discover fine dining, plus an amazing, giant buffet.

Sammy Speed Dog

Taco John’s/Steak Escape

Shakopee Bakery

Taco Loco

Shakopee DQ Grill & Chill

The Wilds Golf Club

Shakopee Pizza Ranch

Tokyo Sushi & Grill

Stonebrooke Golf Club

Turtle’s Bar & Grill

815 1st Ave. W., Shakopee (952) 405-9510 • www.sammyspeeddog.com 114 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-2663 8021 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 224-2567 • www.dairyqueen.com 1266 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee (952) 233-2122 • www.pizzaranch.com/ 2693 County Road 79, Shakopee (952) 496-3171 • www.stonebrooke.com

Subway

1158 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee (952) 402-0160 • www.subway.com

1301 Heather Street, Shakopee (952) 445-8705 • www.panerabread.com 1555 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-5055 3151 Wilds Ridge, Prior Lake (952) 445-3500 • www.golfthewilds.com 8080 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 233-0588 • tokyosushiandgrill.com 132 East 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-9668 • www.turtlesbarandgrill.com

Wampach’s

126 West 1st Avenue, Shakopee (952) 445-2721

Subway

White Castle

Taco Bell

Zuppa Cucina

8030 Old Carriage Court, Shakopee (952) 496-2764 • www.subway.com 1120 Vierling Drive East, Shakopee (952) 233-1561

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8011 Old Carriage Court North, Shakopee (952) 233-0338 1667 East 17th Avenue #104, Shakopee (952) 445-3737 • www.zuppacucina.com

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hen visiting Shakopee and the Twin Cities area, you’ll be in range of several major retail destinations. Mall of America is minutes away in Bloomington. Shakopee also is close to all of the “Dales” of the Twin Cities: Southdale, Ridgedale, etc. Trendy retail areas such as Uptown and the West End are nearby. Plus giant outlet malls are within reach. Also, Shakopee has its own unique collection of shops and boutiques to meet your retail needs, wants and desires. By the way, one thing to keep in mind for you out-of-staters who may not be aware of this: Maybe the best thing about shopping in Minnesota is that there is no sales tax on clothes or shoes!

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• If you spent 10 minutes in each store it would take 86 hours to complete your tour of the Mall. The MOA is truly the ultimate shopping experience. Visit nearby Bloomington—about 20 minutes away from Shakopee—to find the MOA, the nation’s largest fully enclosed retail and entertainment complex. Mall of America I-494 and Hwy. 77, Bloomington, (5 minutes from Mpls.-St. Paul Airport) 952-883-8800 www.mallofamerica.com

OUTLET MALLS How about easy access to outlet prices on major brands like Nike, Gap, Banana Republic and more? You’ll find three major outlet malls in the Twin Cities area: Albertville Premium Outlets, Medford Outlet Center and North Branch Outlets. Shop but don’t drop! Albertville Premium Outlets 6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 763-497-6611 www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=52 Medford Outlet Center 6750 W Frontage Rd #315 Medford, MN 507-455-4111 www.medfordoutletcenter.com

➊ MALL OF AMERICA™

UPTOWN AND WEST END

Great shopping and family destination! Do you plan your vacations for shopping and family fun? Millions of people do and they love Minnesota’s spectacular Mall of America (MOA)! The largest U.S. retail and entertainment center near Shakopee, MOA features more 520 stores, 50 restaurants and many family attractions. Over 40 million guests visit the Mall each year from around the world. Here’s why: World-Class Shopping Enjoy leading designer brands at prices lower than many areas in the U.S. with no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Typically, 10 to 15 new stores open each year so there are always new fashions and gift ideas to choose from. Many Family Activities Have hours of family fun at Nickelodeon Universe. Experience many other family activities including American Girl, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes, jet simulators, a ropes climbing course, The

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LEGO Store, movie theaters, a mirror maze, miniature golf and much more. Enjoy more 400 events annually–all free to visitors–including Hollywood celebrity appearances, music performances and autograph signings.

Just south and west of downtown Minneapolis, you’ll find the trendy Uptown neighborhood, which includes hip boutiques, eateries, Calhoun Square and designer stores for brands such as The North Face, Columbia and Apple. The upscale Shops at West End are just a bit further west of Uptown in St. Louis Park.

Visitor Friendly Location Mall of America is located next to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and is just 20 minutes from Shakopee. In addition, Light Rail Transit links Mall of America to downtown Minneapolis. In addition, did you know:

Calhoun Square 3001 Hennepin Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 612 824-1240 www.calhounsquare.com

More than 800 million guests from around the world have visited the Mall during the past two decades. • The Mall attracts more visitors annually than the combined populations of Canada, South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa. • Nine Eiffel Towers could fit inside Mall of America.

North Branch Outlets 38500 Tanger Drive North Branch, MN www.northbranchoutlets.com

➊ The amazing Mall of America (previous page and above) provides a shopping experience like no other. And it’s only minutes away from Shakopee.

Shops at West End 1621 West End Blvd St Louis Park, MN 55416 763-450-0554 www.theshopsatwestend.com

SHOPPING CENTERS NEAR SHAKOPEE Burnsville Center 1178 Burnsville Center Burnsville, MN 55306 (952) 435-8182 Burnsvillecenter.com Eden Prairie Center 8251 Flying Cloud Drive (near I-494) Eden Prairie, MN (952) 941-7650 edenprairiecenter.com Southdale Center 10 Southdale Center (France Avenue South and West 66th Street) Edina, MN (952) 925-7874 southdale.com

REGIONAL SHOPPING Mall of America 60 East Broadway (I-494 and Highway 77) Bloomington, MN (952) 883-8800 mallofamerica.com Ridgedale Center 12401 Wayzata Boulevard (I-394/ Plymouth Road and/or Ridgedale Drive) Minnetonka, MN (952) 541-4864 ridgedalecenter.com The Galleria 3510 Galleria Edina, MN 55435 (952) 925-4321 galleriaedina.com Rosedale 10 Rosedale Center Roseville, MN 55113 (651) 633-0872 myrosedale.com Downtown Minneapolis http://www.minneapolis.org/visitor/ shopping Downtown St. Paul www.visitsaintpaul.com 2014 | Visit Shakopee

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LOCAL SHOPS You never know what you mind find at Tupelo—a gift studio. From sea salts to watercolors, kitchen wares to handmade jewelry, the possibilities for creative gift giving are endless. And that’s whether the recipient of the gift is someone else or yourself. 210 Holmes St. S. 952-445-1955

To suit the man in your life, step into Bill’s Toggery. The family owned business has been serving Shakopee and the region since 1931, carrying a vast selection of distinguished brands for average and hard-to-fit men. 138 South Lewis St. 952-445-3735 www.billstoggery.com ➊ The Shakopee area hosts a fine diversity of shops and boutiques, including Tupelo, in downtown Shakopee.

Shakopee Trading Post and Gallery displays and sells handmade Native American gifts, jewelry, and crafts from artists all over the United States and Canada. It’s the perfect place to pick up a piece of American history. 723 West First Ave. 952-496-2263 www.shakopeetradingpost.com

Lady Di Antiques displays an evolving selection of treasures and collections from the past, including furnishings, lamps, glassware, frames, and clothing. 126 Holmes St. S. 952-445-1238

More than 10 dealers bring their wares to How Quaint’s occasional antique sales. Between sales, the shop re-invents itself by re-decorating and bringing in new merchandise. Check the website for upcoming deals. 714 First Ave. E. 952-465-3887 www.how-quaint.com

A trip to Eagle Creek Quilt Shop is sure to please and inspire any sewing or quilting enthusiast. Marvelously located near downtown Shakopee in an old railroad depot (built in 1909), the shop hosts many special events and bus trips. 333 Second Ave. W. 952-233-3774 www.eaglecreekquiltshop.com

While You’re in the Neighborhood While you’re visiting the Shakopee area, you may need to find some basic items such as groceries and other products. Here’s a handy list of nearby stores: Cub Foods 1198 E. Vierling Dr. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-403-1620

Walmart Supercenter 8101 Old Carriage Ct. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-8013

Target 1685 17th Ave. E. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-5332

Walgreen’s 1291 Tasha Boulevard Shakopee, MN 55379 952-233-7321

Shakopee Area Coffee Caribou Coffee (2 locations) 1361 Heather St. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1004

Shops/Liquor Stores

The Nation’s Largest Dinner Theatre Is Just Steps Away “The Twin Cities leading professional musical theatre!” — STAR TRIBUNE

Cub Liquors 1262 Vierling Drive E. Shakopee, MN

8048 Old Carriage Ct. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-402-0223

Crossroads Liquor 471 Marschall Road Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-7242

Coffee Ta Cream 1157 Shakopee Town Square Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-9008

Riverside Liquors 507 E. First Avenue Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-6014

Panera 8062 Old Carriage Ct. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-8705

Shakopee Wine Cellars 4041 Dean Lakes Blvd. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-233-8777

Through Feb 22

OPENS FEBRUARY 28 Experience the magic of the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre—presenting big Broadway musicals and comedies year ‘round!

The Twin Cities’ Coolest Camp Experience Week-long summer sessions for kids & teens taught by the CDT pros! Ages 5-18. Registration starts in February.

952-934-1525 • 800-362-3515

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Offer valid for Tue–Thu evening performances. Reservations required. Not valid with other discounts or previously purchased tickets. Offer subject to availability. Limit of 12 tickets. Not valid at matinees or for show-only tickets. Discount does not apply to ala carte menu items. Coupon expires December 31, 2014. Promo Code: SHKP14

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Present this coupon at any Valleyfair ticket booth. Not valid for ValleySCARE, online tickets, Season Passes, Junior/Senior, Two-Day, Dinosaurs Alive! admission tickets or with any other offers or discounts. Limit 6 discounts per coupon. No copies accepted. Additional restrictions may apply. Coupon valid any public operating day from Opening Day through September 14, 2014. Visit Valleyfair.com or call 952.445.6500 to confirm operating days and hours as they are subject to change.

$15 ALL DAY GENERAL ADMISSION PASS! SHAKOPEE

No cash value.Please visit www.waterparkofamerica.com/hoursprices for hours of operation. Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts, promotions, birthday parties or groups events. Cannot be duplicated or copied. Valid only through date listed. Subject to change without notice. Based on availability. Voucher must be surrendered at time of purchase. Limit six (6) discounts per transaction. Expires 12/31/14.

$5 OFF A 35-POINT PASS

Redeem at Guest Services or the following Nickelodeon Universe ® retail locations: NU STUFF, TOYS and Nickelodeon® Store. Valid any day Nickelodeon Universe is open and regular tickets are sold. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid for special events. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. One coupon per person. Copies not accepted. Not for Resale. Expires: 12/31/2014

Coupon Code 750 ©2013 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved. Nickelodeon and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom international inc.

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Sign up for Club Mystic® and present this offer to redeem your free slot play at Mystic Lake®. Offer valid through 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014. Offer only valid for new Club Mystic member signups. Club Mystic membership is free. Guests must be at least 18 years old and provide valid state-issued photo ID to join Club Mystic. Guests must present this advertisement to redeem offer. Offer may be downloaded to specified Mysticash-enabled gaming devices located at Mystic Lake or Little Six® during the valid dates. Once any part of this offer is downloaded it cannot be redeemed and must be played. Guests must have a Personal Identification Number and active Club Mystic card to download Mysticash. This is not a coupon and cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer is non-transferrable, non-negotiable. SMSC Gaming Enterprise reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer without notice. No copies or reproductions accepted.

www.sealifeus.com Valid for $4 off adult and child admission at the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium box office. Not valid with any other coupons, discounts, or toward online ticket purchases. Limit 5 discounts per coupon. Code: Shak14. Expires: 12/31/14.

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Redeem coupon at Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, located at N376 at Mall of America®. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Not valid for special events. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. One coupon per person. Copies not accepted. Not for resale. Offer expires 12/31/2014.

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emergency contacts

Bridge the generation gap. One ride at a time.

In an Emergency Call.............................................................................................. 911 Alternatate emergency................................................ 952-445-1411

health emergencies St Francis Regional Medical Center............................... 952-428-3000 Fariview Ridges Hospital............................................... 952-892-2000 Fairview Southdale Hospital......................................... 952-924-5000 Two Twelve Medical Center.......................................... 952-361-2447 Ridgeview Medical Center............................................ 952-442-2191

Crisis Connection......................................................... 612-379-6363 Emergency Services for Children & Vulnerable Adults... 952-445-7751 Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery............................... 763-591-0400 Mental Health Crisis Program....................................... 952-442-7601 MN Poison Control Center........................................1-800-222-1222 Carver-Scott Sexual Violence Center............................. 612-871-5111 Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women.............. 952-873-4214 Scott County Human Services...................................... 952-445-7751 Pet Poison HELPLINE™..............................................1-800-213-6680

Route 76 – A New Family Area for 2014! experience MN

150 years ago The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park (formerly Historic Murphy’s Landing)

The Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park just got bigger with the addition of Route 76. There’s something for everyone along the new main street of Valleyfair including a new familyfriendly ride, Northern Light, the return of the Antique Autos, and more. Relive your childhood memories and create some new ones with your family and friends. Plan your trip today at Valleyfair.com.

2187 E. Hwy 101, Shakopee Event Schedule: ThreeRiversParks.org • 763.694.7784

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1801 East County Road 101 Shakopee, MN 55379

Card Casino • Racebook Live Horse Racing • Special Events

Open Year-Round 2014 Live Racing from May - September • MN’s Widest Variety of Table Games • • Smoke-Free Gaming Floor • • Chips Bar open until 2 AM •

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952-445-7223 • 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379

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