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Things to Do


Winter, spring, summer or fall – Shakopee is city of all seasons. Known as a regional entertainment destination, more than a million people visit the City every year. The City is home to Minnesota’s largest outdoor amusement park, Valleyfair Amusement Park; the historic 1880s village and park, The Landing; and the one of the state’s two horseracing tracks, Canterbury Park. Nearby attractions also include the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos and the Mall of America

In addition, Shakopee is home to many annual events, including Shakopee Derby Days, a five-day community festival held the first weekend in August. The City’s Parks & Recreation Department also hosts many fun, family activities throughout the year.

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Whether you’re visiting one of the area’s many entertainment attractions or coming for a special event, you will always find something to do in Shakopee.