Minneapolis Southwest KOA

3315 West 166th Street

Jordan, MN 55352

Reserve: 800-562-6317

Info: 952-492-6440

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Valley Fair Amusement Park & Whitewater Country Waterpark

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

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Mystic Lake Casino

A premier gaming facility with over 2,600 slots, 128 blackjack tables, 1,200 seat high-stakes bingo palace, 5 theme restaurants, an excellent buffet, and concerts with nationally renowned entertainment. Just 15 minutes from campground. www.mysticlake.com

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Mall of America

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

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Canterbury Park

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

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Be thrilled - be charmed - be entertained! Since Chanhassen Dinner Theatre opened, over 160 plays have been produced and played to more than seven million guests. The dinner theatre is located 30 minutes from the campground. www.chanhassentheatres.com

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Elko Speedway

Elko Speedway is a high-banked, 3/8-mile; paved oval track located 10 minutes south of Burnsville, Minnesota.

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Walking / Hiking / Biking

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/

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Fort Snelling

Costumed guides demonstrate life as it was for the U.S. Army Military Post in 1827. Open May through October. For more information, visit Fort Snelling State Park online.

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Fort Snelling Cemetery

This is a National cemetery. It is the second largest in the nation. www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftsnelling.asp

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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Open year round, and the admission is free. www.comopark.com

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Arboretum features more than 1000 acres of unique public gardens. www.arboretum.umn.edu

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Minnesota Zoo

Visit the animals that make Minnesota their home. www.mnzoo.com

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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Beautiful sculptures by leading American and International Artists. www.walkerart.org

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Minnehaha Falls and Park

The park is 193 acres with a 53 foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and river overlooks. It attracts over ½ million visitors each year. www.minneapolisparks.org

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Minneapolis Planetarium

For those astronomy lovers out there, journey to the stars at the Minneapolis Planetarium.

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Museums

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.

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Governor's Residence

The Governor's residence is located in St. Paul's historic Summit neighborhood. It is one of many stately houses in the area some of which are open for public tours, including James J. Hill House. Check them out at: www.admin.state.mn.us/govres/

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Alexander Ramsey House

Nearby the Governor's residence and James J. Hill House is another Victorian Era home.

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Minnesota State Capitol

The Capitol features one of the largest self-supporting domes in the world. A 45-minute guided tour is available on the hour 7 days a week. Free. www.mnhs.org/places/sites/msc

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Cathedral of St. Paul

A renaissance style Cathedral built in 1915. This Cathedrals is simply beautiful. www.archspm.org/html/cathedral.html

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Summit Brewery

Summit Brewery is a vintage brewery dating from 1938. This small local microbrewery comes complete with copper kettles imported from Europe. They still brew wonderful local drink called Summit Pale Ale. Tours are free, but reservations required. www.summitbrewing.com

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Raptor Center, University of Minnesota

Working with 30 eagles, hawks, owls and falcons, knowledgeable volunteers guide tours and teach about the bond between birds and humans. www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu

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Foshay Tower Observation Deck

The deck on the 32nd floor of the tower offers the best view of the Twin Cities. This attractions is closed in winter. Opens in April, weather permitting. www.cgstock.com/minneapolis/foshay

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The Landing (formerly Historic Murphy's Landing)

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/

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Perfect base camp location

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.

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Kamper Conveniences

  • Well stocked Camp Store and Gift & Antiques Shop
  • Two playgrounds
  • Mini Golf
  • Game Room - pool table, video games
  • Free movies Fri & Sat
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Banana Bike Rentals
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Book a Tour right from the campground
  • Pizza delivered to your campsite
  • Volley Ball
  • Scuba Diving Lessons

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Modem Data Port

No charge

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High Speed Wireless Internet Access

Fee charged

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Computer

We provide a computer in our Gift Shop area for our kampers. It has Internet access and is free of charge.

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Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent A Car will pick you up right at the campground.

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Cabela's

One of Cabela's Specialty stores is the Owatonna Outlet Mall. www.cabelas.com

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Stillwater

The birthplace of Minnesota is a charming, historic town nestled in the hills and bluffs of the St. Croix River. You'll find fine shopping for gifts and antiques. www.ilovestillwater.com

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Camping World

This attractions is located in Rogers MN. www.campingworld.com

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Great River Road

Amish country awaits you and the oldest Swedish settlement along with twelve vintage villages along the Mississippi River on the Wisconsin side. www.byways.org/explore/byways/2249 Also check out www.mnmississippiriver.com

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Spam Museum

This attractions is located in Austin, MN. This is the town where spam began. www.spam.com/

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Ellington Car Museum

This attractions is located in Roger, MN. They have a wonderful collection of antique and classic cars.

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Albertville Premium Outlets

Find impressive savings at 100 outlets. Located between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. www.premiumoutlets.com/albertville

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Mall of America

Shop until you drop at the Mall of America (just 30 minutes away) We are the closest KOA to the Mall of America.

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