Map of Attractions

Explore Near Jordan at one of the many attractions within 30 miles.

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Exceisior (18 miles)  |  New Prague (9 miles)  |  Waconia (22 miles)  |  Wayzata (24 miles)

Things to Do

Our Area 1

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)
Our Area 2
Attractions
  • Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Club (1100 Canterbury Road South, Shakopee – 17 miles) Live Horse Racing (May – Labor Day), Tele-Racing Center, Poker and Casino Game Rooms. Annual extreme race day features camel, ostrich and zebra races.
  • Mall of America (60 E Broadway, Bloomington – 30 miles) One of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Mall of America features 520 stores50 restaurantsevents, and many attractions; including Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park, and SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
  • Minnesota Zoo (13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley – 25 miles) Open 363 days a year, over 4,300 animals representing over 500 species, situated on 500 acres of trails and exhibits
  • Mystic Lake Casino (2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake – 11 miles) Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community casino, the Midwest Gaming & Travel 2012 Readers’ Choice Winner, features the most slot machines and blackjack tables in the state, state of the art bingo hall, and live entertainment from national acts
  • ValleyFair! (1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee – 16 miles) The Upper Midwest’s largest amusement park, with over 75 rides and attractions spread over 90 acres (May – Sep)
  • Waterpark of America (1700 American Boulevard East, Bloomington – 30 miles) America’s tallest indoor waterpark – Surf on Minnesota’s only FlowRider surf simulator, catch a wave in the Lake Superior Wave Pool or take America’s longest indoor family raft ride at ten stories tall and over a mile long!
  • Jim’s Apple Farm (20430 Johnson Memorial Drive
    Jordan, MN 55352) Minnesota’s Largest Candy store, otherwise known as Jim’s Apple Farm, is located along Highway 169 in Jordan, MN. A short 35-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, the seasonal, family-owned store offers more than 27,000 square feet of candy, popcorn, sodas, and hard-to-find merchandise.
Our Area 3
Breweries & Wineries
  • Roets Jordan Brewery (just steps from the front door)  In the spirit of the generations of Jordan brewers, the Roets Family brings the craft of brewing back to the City of Jordan. Enjoy a complimentary brew when staying at the Nicolin Mansion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mousse Sparkling Wine Co. (115 First St E, Jordan, MN 55352) A Minnesota winery specializing in sparkling wines and hard ciders using locally grown fruit to enjoy every day. Whether you’re in the mood for a mimosa on a Sunday morning, a champagne toast for a loved one’s birthday, or just want to enjoy a glass of wine with a friend after work, we welcome you to pull up a chair in our historic tasting room in downtown Jordan and grab a glass.
 
Our Area 4

Events

  • 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)
  • Lakefront Music Fest (Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake – 11 miles)  Two-day music festival at Lakefront Park, featuring Sammy Hagar & the Circle and Toby Keith (July 8-9, 2022)
Our Area 5
Gardens 
  • 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)
Our Area 6
Historic Sites
  • Dakota City Heritage Village (4008 220th Street West, Farmington – 27 miles) Recreated historic village and museum offering visitors the chance to experience 1900-era rural life
  • Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum (305 Water Street, Excelsior – 18 miles) Located in the old Excelsior depot, museum includes many artifacts and exhibits about the south Lake Minnetonka area (May – Sep)
  • Excelsior Streetcar Line – Minnesota Streetcar Museum (Board at 305 Water Street, Excelsior – 18 miles) Enjoy a trip along a half-mile of track built on the former right-of-way of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
  • Gopher State Railway Museum (25501 Helena Boulevard, New Prague – 7 miles) GSRM volunteers are developing a 20 acre site into a place where visitors can see vintage rail equipment in operation, learn about the people who built and operated them and experience history in action (Watch for public opening date)
  • The Landing (formerly Historic Murphy’s Landing) (2187 County Road 101 E, Shakopee – 15 miles) Tour historical buildings and meet with interpreters who portray Minnesota life as it was during 1840-1890
  • Le Sueur Museum (709 North 2nd Street, Le Sueur – 22 miles) Historic Le Sueur school building; features a complete history of the Green Giant Company. Open and staffed on a seasonal basis, for information call 507-665-2050.
  • Sibley County Historical Museum (700 Main Street, Henderson – 19 miles) The 1884 August F. Poehler house is home to the Sibley County Historical Society museum (May – Oct)
  • Stans Museum/Scott County Historical Society (235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee – 11 miles) Exhibits featuring unique history and people of Scott County, Minnesota
  • Steamboat Minnehaha – Museum of Lake Minnetonka (Excelsior Dock: 400 Lake Street, Excelsior – 18 miles) Cruises on Lake Minnetonka aboard the 1906 historic steamboat “Minnehaha” departs Excelsior and Wayzata docks (May – Oct)
  • W.W. Mayo House (118 North Main Street, Le Sueur – 23 miles) Dr. William W. Mayo home built in 1859, founder of world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Our Area 7
Parks
  • Carver Park Reserve (7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria – 18 miles) Home to the Lowry Nature CenterGrimm Farm Historic Site and King Waterbird Sanctuary
  • Cleary Lake Regional Park (18106 Texas Avenue, Prior Lake – 14 miles) Year round recreation with water sports, bike trails, 9-hole golf course, driving range, cross-country ski trails
  • Huber Park (105 Fillmore Street North, Shakopee – 11 miles) Huber Park Performance & Events Series offers free family friendly events on the Minnesota River front (May – Sep)
  • Hyland Lake Park Reserve (10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington – 20 miles) Home to Hyland Lake Play Area and Visitor CenterHyland Ski & Snowboard Area, and Richardson Nature Center
  • Lake Minnetonka Regional Park (4610 County Road 44, Minnetrista – 20 miles) Large, nautical-themed play area, and chlorinated, sandy-bottom swimming pond; plus picnic spots, fishing pier, boat launch and trails
  • Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (6900 Hazeltine Blvd, Chanhassen – 16  miles) Park features boat launch, swimming beach, bathhouse, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, playground, concessions, and a beach-front Little Free Library
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Rapids Lake Visitor Center, 15865 Carver Highlands Drive, Carver – 5 miles) One of the premier areas for birding in Minnesota, the Minnesota River Valley Birding Trail is project of Audubon Minnesota. Multiple land units along the Minnesota River. Visitor centers in Bloomington and Carver, and trails at units Black Dog (Burnsville), Bloomington Ferry, Chaska, Long Meadow Lake (Bloomington), Louisville Swamp (Shakopee), Rapids Lake (Carver), and Wilkie (Shakopee) units. Portions of the Refuge run through Minnesota DNR land.
  • Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (15501 Murphy Lake Road, Savage – 15 miles) Park features glacial ridges, hilly terrain and an extensive, lush forest. One of the most challenging cross-country ski areas in the Twin Cities and a favorite spot for mountain bikers. With the exception of the trails, the park reserve remains undeveloped, designating it as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.
  • Shakopee SandVenture Aquatic Park (1101 Adams Street South, Shakopee – 11 miles) Unique one-acre sand bottom, chlorinated pool with sand beach; 300-foot waterslide, and two slides (Jun – Aug)
  • Lagoon Park (300 Park Dr, Jordan, MN 55352) This citywide park is centrally located in the City of Jordan. It features a wide variety of recreational amenities including four horseshoe pits, three shelters with numerous picnic tables, grills, a gazebo, playground equipment, two sand volleyball courts, Mill Pond which offers a swimming beach, fishing dock, and ice skating.
Our Area 8
Recreation
  • 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 including the 2016 Ryder Cup, Hazeltine is home to a championship course and an award winning clubhouse
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Our Area 9
Theatre
  • 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
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