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    Apple Orchards

    • Deardorff Orchards & Vineyards (8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia – 19 miles)

      Family farm founded in 1982. Nestled on 120 acres of pristine land near Lake Waconia, Carver Park Reserve and Parley Lake. Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchard.

    • Emma Krumbee’s Apple Orchard & Farm (US Highway 169, 501 East South Street, Belle Plaine – 8 miles)

      Apple orchard, greenhouse & farm market, general store, restaurants, bakery, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, and annual Scarecrow Festival

    • Montgomery Orchard (15953 State Highway 99, Montgomery – 22 miles)

      Bring the family for some Autumnal Activities in a beautiful, family-owned and operated orchard. Pick fresh apples off the tree, make it through the 6-acre Be-A-Mazed Corn Maze, tour nature walks, and enjoy live entertainment.

    • Sweetland Orchard  (26205 Fairlawn Avenue, Webster – 13 miles)

      Focused on food and on growing good things to eat. Purchase pre-picked apples, cider, jam, and other apple products. Plus pick your own apples, enjoy the unique setting, and learn a little something in the process. Free hard cider tastings too. (Sep – Oct)


Breweries & Wineries

  • PHOTOS Excelsior Brewing Company  (421 3rd Street, Excelsior – 18 miles)

    A Lake Minnetonka inspired microbrewery, right in the heart of Excelsior. A full production brewery offering several unique brews in their tap room. The brewery offers tours, growler sales and trucker caps.

  • Next Chapter Winery  (16945 320th Street, New Prague – 14 miles)

    Next Chapter Vineyard is a 6-acre vineyard owned and operated by the Tulloch family, producing Velvet Vine Wine. In the rolling hills of Southern Minnesota, grapes are nurtured to produce quality wine for your pleasure. Guests are welcome to come visit, tour the vineyard, and enjoy a complementary wine tasting. Experiences include Vine Pruning, Barrel Tasting with Gourmet Meal, Harvest Time and more.
    Velvet Vine Wine is featured in Nicolin Mansion’s complimentary guest kitchen, plus 10% discount card for purchases at the winery.

  • Parley Lake Winery  (8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia – 19 miles)

    Parley Lake Winery is located at Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards. The winery’s 125 rolling, wooded acres are adjacent to the Carver Park Reserve and offer the chance to experience seven acres of Vineyards, 20 acres of orchards, and locally grown and produced wines. Wines have won 50 medals including eight Gold in National competitions. Star Tribune 2013 Best of MN Award.

  • Prairie Pond Vineyard & Winery  (105 East Main Street, New Prague – 9 miles)

    Offering food and wine-lovers alike a unique experience in downtown New Prague. A selection of wines and local craft beers, from the great wine regions of the world along with great local wines from Minnesota, including private label Prairie Pond wines. Slide up to the bar, settle into a high-top table, get comfy on the couch or relax at a outdoor courtyard table and experience a relaxing rendezvous. Food menu includes small plates, stone fired flat breads, salads, sandwiches and desserts.

  • Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery  (8785 Airport Road, Waconia – 17 miles)

    Minnesota’s first winery & brewery! Nestled in a country setting on 12.5 acres, Schram Vineyards overlooks Reitz Lake. Varietals are made from 8 different varieties of Minnesota cold hardy grapes including, Marquette, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, La Crescent, Brianna, Petite Pearl, Prairie Star and Sabrevois.

  • Sovereign Estate Wine  (9950 North Shore Road, Waconia – 22 miles)

    Sovereign Estate Wine is a family owned operated winery and vineyard. One of Minnesota’s premier wineries. European styled winery with family atmosphere. Located on the scenic North Shore of Lake Waconia, MN.


  • Lakefront Music Fest (Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake – 11 miles)

    Two-day music festival at Lakefront Park, featuring Bret Michaels and Montgomery Gentry (Jul 19 – 20)

  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Pow Wow)

    (SMSC Reservation 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee – 12 miles)

    The public is invited to experience the beauty and dignity of Native American culture (Aug 16 – 18)

  • Minnesota Renaissance Festival (12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee – Entrance 5 miles)

    The 16th century comes to life with lively entertainment, unusual foods, unique crafts – Huzzah! (Weekends Aug 17 – Sep 29)

  • Sever’s Corn Maze & Fall Festival (next to Canterbury Park on 12th Avenue, Shakopee – 17 miles)

    Corn maze, straw bale maze, live music, exotic animals, food & refreshments (Fri, Sat, Sun; Sep 13 – Oct 27)

  • Scream Town (7410 Highway 212 West, Chaska – 11 miles)

    Halloween Haunted Attractions – Meltdown at Sector 666, Farmers Revenge, Redneck Resort, Oak Blood Forest, and Circus Asylum; VIP Pass Only to Abandoned and The Experiment (Oct)

  • Trail of Terror (12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee – 8 miles)

    Twin Cities’ scariest Halloween event – the little town of “Harmony” welcomes you to experience the Howling Pines Woods Walk, Hotel 66 Haunted Maze, Grubbs Pest Control, Crystal Caverns, Chuckles Pizzeria, Bone Appetit, Harmony’s Department of Corrections, Gypsy Grotto, Zombie Pub Crawl, Club Scream, Bonfire, Karaoke, and Lockdown (Oct)


  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska – 16 miles)

    More than 1,000 acres of unique public gardens, horticultural library, conservatory, tea room, and gift shop

  • Noerenberg Memorial Gardens  (2865 North Shore Drive, Wayzata – 24 miles)

    Widely regarded as one of the finest formal gardens in Minnesota, once home to Grain Belt Brewery founder Frederick Noerenberg and his family on the shores of Lake Minnetonka (May-Oct)

Historic Sites



  • Public Water Access & Fishing on 12 Scott County Lakes

    Cedar, Cleary, Fish, Jordan Mill, McColl Pond, McMahon, O’Dowd, Pleasant, Prior, Shakopee Mill, Spring, Thole Lakes & the Minnesota River

  • Buck Hill Ski Area (15440 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville – 23 miles)

    Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing

  • Dakotah! Sport and Fitness (2100 Trail of Dreams NW, Prior Lake – 11 miles)

    Facility includes Firing Range, Ice Arena and Tanning Beds open to non-members of the fitness center.

  • Elko Speedway(26350 France Avenue, Elko – 20 miles)

    NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action, racing every Saturday evening on 3/8-mile paved oval track (April – October)

  • Golf Zone (825 Flying Cloud Drive, Chaska – 12 miles)

    Year-round golf featuring Minnesota’s only full-length all-season driving range, Big Bear Mini Putt 18-Hole indoor miniature putt course, River Links 3-hole Par-3 course, and Boulder Creek 18-Hole natural-grass putting course

  • Hazeltine National Golf Club (1900 Hazeltine Blvd, Chaska – 13 miles)

    With a history of national championships, Hazeltine is home to a championship course, an award winning clubhouse, and host to the upcoming 2016 Ryder Cup Matches September 27 through October 2, 2016.

  • Legends Golf Course (8670 Credit River Blvd, Prior Lake – 16 miles)

    Recognized as National Golf of the Year, Legends is a 7,046-yard, par-72, 18-hole championship daily-fee golf course

  • The Links At Dred Scott Miniature Golf (10820 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington – 18 miles)

    Par-48 miniature golf with practice green, water falls, and 9 water hazards, 25% larger than other courses

  • Playworks  (2200 Trail of Dreams NW, Prior Lake – 11 miles)

    The area’s largest indoor playground with five-levels, three story slide surrounded by tunnels, twists, turns

  • ProKart Indoor Racing  (14350 Rosemount Drive, Burnsville – 21 miles)

    Minnesota’s Premier Indoor Karting Facility. European race karts powered by Honda 6.5 hp engines.

  • Raceway Park (One Checkered Flag Blvd, Shakopee – 16 miles)

    NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series action, racing every Sunday evening (Apr – Sep)

  • Stonebrooke Golf Club (2693 County Road 79, Shakopee – 12 miles)

    A 6,475-yard, par-71, 18-hole championship course. 17th Hole was rated #2 of KSTP’s Twin Cities Top 10 Toughest Holes.

  • Triple Play Sports (5832 Industrial Lane SE, Prior Lake – 12 miles)

    Home to laser tag, mini golf, batting cages, inflatable bouncers, video arcade, and a concessions area for food and drink.

  • Valley View Golf Club & Eagle Ridge Restaurant(23795 Laredo Ave, Belle Plaine – 9 miles)

    A 6,300-yard, par-71, 18-hole championship golf course

  • The Wilds Golf Club (3151 Wilds Ridge, Prior Lake – 14 miles)

    A 7,025 yard, 18-hole golf course, Rated Golf Digest Best 2003-2004 and 2001-2002 Best Courses in State.


  • Burnsville Performing Arts Center (12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville – 23 miles)

    Presentations at the Burnsville PAC include cultural events, dramas, comedies, dance, and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen – 18 miles)

    Nation’s largest professional dinner theatre, with productions on three stages

  • Old Log Theater (5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood – 19 miles)

    Recognized as one of the oldest, most popular theaters in the country, a rustic 655 seat auditorium & 350 seat restaurant

  • Stages Theatre Company (1111 Main Street , Hopkins – 27 miles)

    Theatre committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment