Attractions To Visit
RiverSouth is home to thrills for the young and the young at heart. Each year more than 10 million people cheer, scream, taste and explore their way through RiverSouth’s premier entertainment destinations: Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Valleyfair, and the Renaissance Festival. With unique attractions, world class festivals, and breathtaking scenery, there is fun around every bend. Visit us today in the Land of Big Fun.
About Canterbury Park
Experience the heart-pounding excitement you can only find at Canterbury Park. Live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing extends from mid-May through mid-September featuring a family-friendly atmosphere at a great value. Canterbury Park’s Card Casino deals up action 24/7 with the Midwest’s largest variety of table games. From poker games like Texas Hold ’em , Omaha and 7-Card stud to casino favorites like Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, EZ Baccarat, 3-Card Poker and more, the Canterbury Card Casino has you covered. Plus daily action from America’s top racetracks in the Racebook and year round concerts, events and group entertainment options. Come Play.
About Mystic Lake
Let’s go for maximum fun. The action never stops at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel with slots, blackjack and bingo on one of the Midwest’s largest gaming floors. Taste your way through ten unique bars and restaurants. Pamper yourself at The Spa, or tee off on The Meadows at Mystic Lake award-winning golf course. See some of today’s biggest stars live on stage in the Mystic Showroom®. Take a swim in the indoor atrium pool before your head hits the pillow in one of 600 luxurious hotel rooms, and dream of even more fun tomorrow.
About Prior Lake
Prior Lake is known for its lakes, vibrant parks system, outdoor amenities, recreation opportunities and numerous entertainment venues. Together with RiverSouth entertainment venues, this area enjoys a reputation as a great place to visit and stay. The residents of Prior Lake reinforce a warm, small-town feel by supporting neighborhoods, participating in community and welcoming visitors with courtesy and hospitality.
Prior Lake’s downtown serves as the hub of the City, offering walkable destinations, specialty shopping, dining, entertainment and services that meet the needs of residents and visitors alike.
About Renaissance Festival
Immerse yourself into the sounds, smells and sights of an authentic 16th century village as you celebrate Renaissance Festival’s 45th season this year in Shakopee. With more than 300 street characters roaming the village, you could come face-to-face with the town beggar, the common peasant, the royal court and even the King and Queen. Marvel at 16 stages of live entertainment, over 250 artisan booths for endless shopping, live armored jousting and food fit for a king! Open weekends, August 19 – October 1, 2017, Labor Day and a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, September 29, 2017.
Shakopee is where the Midwest comes to play with more than a million people visiting each year. Located in RiverSouth, this Land of Big Fun is home to some of the Midwest’s largest and most vibrant attractions and festivals. Shakopee is a thriving community that offers the friendly, charming atmosphere of a small town with the advantages of an energetic metropolitan area. This unique mix offers great shopping and dining options for visitors including a distinctive downtown and Main Street district. Located in the Minnesota River Valley, the greater Shakopee area is also home to spectacular breweries, wineries and apple orchards.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
About the Mdewakanton Sioux Community
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe located in Prior Lake, Minnesota. With a focus on being a good neighbor, good steward of the earth, and good employer, the SMSC is committed to charitable donations, community partnerships, a healthy environment, and a strong economy. The SMSC owns and operates several local attractions including Mystic Lake Casino Hotel®, Little Six Casino®, The Meadows at Mystic Lake golf course, Playworks LINK Event Center, and Mazopiya natural food market.
Trail of Terror
Returning to the Trail of Terror is the popular Zombie Paintball with two new paintball trails. Humanity has been compromised by the viral outbreak of the ZN2 disease. Recruit your bravest friends to save Terror Town from the apocalyptic spread of the afflicted. In addition to the main event, participants can challenge their friends at the Zombie Paintball Target Range to hone their paintball skills in an eerie graveyard setting.
Grab your most adventurous friends and get ready to battle them in a new game that is sure to be a blast for all! Trail of Terror will have KnockerBall.
The faint of heart won’t be left out during nightly Bean Bag and Beer Pong as well as the classic Hammerschlagen! Come warm up in the heated Club Scream tent, party with music and take a break from the frightening terrors of the night. Bring your friends and gather around the bonfire as you listen to a storyteller or pick your favorite tune and sing along with karaoke every night.
With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair is the Twin Cities’ amusement park where families come to play the Minnesota way! Discover your next adventure on one of eight thrilling coasters, hanging out with the Peanuts gang at Planet Snoopy, reliving your childhood on the classic rides in Route 76 or making a splash at the area’s premier waterpark. Find your true north in 2017 with the all-new 230-foot North Star. The only ride of its kind in the upper Midwest, North Star will spin riders 20 stories above the ground at speeds up to 40mph.
Every fall, the fun takes a terrifying twist as Valleyfair transforms into ValleySCARE, featuring the intense nighttime frights of Halloween Haunt and some not-so-scary daytime fun at the Great Pumpkin Fest.
Valleyfair is the perfect place to share a group experience—bringing people together, connecting generations and creating memories that will last a lifetime. A variety of admission and catering options are available for groups of all sizes.