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As a guide to attractions and events in Shakopee, Minnesota, this category lists several suggestions for things to do and places to go while visiting Shakopee.

Whether you intend to be in the city for a week or two, or if you are simply spending the night, alone or with family and friends, there is much to see and to do in Shakopee.

If you are in town from mid-August to the last weekend in September, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival operates during weekends at a permanent site near the Minnesota River in Shakopee. The interactive outdoor event attempts to recreate the feel of a fictional 16th-century English fantasy kingdom.

The Landing, at the Minnesota River Heritage Park, is a living history museum that depicts life in Minnesota in the 19th century. Open from Memorial Day through October, and available to school groups from April through December, the museum features restored buildings and interpreters in period clothing.

Valleyfair is a 125-acre amusement park in north Shakopee, just south of the Minnesota River. Opened in 1976, the park features more than seventy-five rides and attractions that includes eight roller coasters, as well as Soak City, a water park that is included in the price of admission.

Previously known as Canterbury Downs, Canterbury Park is a horse racing track in north-central Shakopee, north of US Highway 169. Canterbury Park hosts thoroughbred and quarter horse races, as well as Corgi dog races, Wiener dog races, and an annual Running of the Bulldogs.

In addition, the Scott County Historical Society operates a museum and tours of historical Shakopee homes.

In the summer, there are car shows, concerts, and other events, such as Derby Days. Other holiday events, such as the Trail of Terror and the Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE, are held annually. Held since 1997, Sever's Fall Festival attracts thousands of people to its corn mazes.

The Stonebrooke Golf Club, situated on the lower west side of Shakopee, spills over into the unincorporated region near Marystown.

Then, there is the Shakopee Bowl, which features bowling and entertainment centers, as well as Louisville Lanes, which boasts 24 bowling lanes.

The Marcus Shakopee Cinema in the Town Square, features eleven auditoriums, and the River Valley Theater Company offers live performances throughout the year.

There are several lakes and other bodies of water, parks, and reserves scattered throughout the city, offering recreation or relaxation.

The city's recreation department, city schools, and community programs host a wide variety of recreational and competitive sports programs, including baseball, basketball, hockey, football, soccer, wrestling, and others, including Shakopee Indians Baseball, an amateur baseball team established in 1936. Part of the River Valley League, the Indians play their home games at Tahpah Park in Shakopee.

These, and other attractions and events in Shakopee are appropriate topics for this category, which may include local museums and historic places, libraries, theaters, opera houses, entertainment venues, concerts, festivals, fairs, or other events, as well as sports and recreation programs, facilities, or teams.



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