The Valley Fair Amusement Park is the largest outdoor amusement park in the Upper Midwest. Located just 15 minutes from the campground. They offer 68 acres of exhilarating rides, water park, musical entertainment, stage shows and IMAX theater. www.valleyfair.com
This is the largest enclosed retail and family entertainment complex in the United States. Over 500 stores, more than 50 dining establishments, Knott's Camp Snoopy, Lego Imagination Center, Underwater Adventures and so much more! They offer great daytime RV parking too. www.mallofamerica.com
Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Club is a year-round destination. Canterbury Park is just 15 minutes from the campground. They have an 18,000 square foot card club that features 50 tables and comfortable seating with full bar and menu. The Race Track, Canterbury's one-mile oval is one of the finest in the nation. Sandy loam composition. Three chutes --3 ½ furlongs, 6 ½ furlongs and 1 1/4 miles. The turf course is a 7/8 mile inner oval that accommodates races at several distances. Horse racing is held on weekends from mid-May through mid-August. www.canterburypark.com
Nearby is the Louisville Swamp which provides four separate trails covering 13 miles on 2600 acres of land managed by the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. You can also take the Mississippi Mile and Lowertown St. Paul walking tours. www.fws.gov/refuge/minnesota_valley/
Nearby museums include the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Children's Museum, Minnesota Air Guard Museum, The American Swedish Institute, Minnesota Historical Center, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Historic Murphy's Landing, Gibbs Farm Museum, Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum and the Minnesota Aviation History & Education Center. Read more about each of them at: www.museumspot.com.
Located on the scenic Minnesota River, The Landing is now owned and operated by Three Rivers Park District and depicts life as it was during 1840-1890. The interpreters dress in period clothing and speak in first-person about their daily lives. This is just like taking a step back in time. www.threeriversparkdistrict.org/
Located in the heart of Minnesota's Vacation Land in a quiet, rural setting, this is the perfect base camp for experiencing all that the Twin Cities has to offer, with plenty to entertain and delight the entire family. You can enjoy Mystic Lake Casino, horse racing, college and professional sports, theaters, conventions, amusement park, museums, tours, zoos, fairs, the arts, boating, fishing, swimming, golf, historic sites and events, and much more. We are located within minutes of the Mall of America, Valley Fair Amusement Park and one the nation's largest Renaissance Festivals. Our campground has easy access to the major highways.