The 10 Best Things to Do in Chaska, United States

October 6, 2017 Terina Blouin

Chaska is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 23,770 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Carver County, which is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Chaska

1. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317-0039 +1 952-443-1400
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 503 reviews

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Reviewed By mumbojumboman - Victoria, Mn

The Landscape Arboretum has winter Christmas lights all over the grounds. Light display by the children's area with sleigh and windmill. Around back is more lights and music, and inside is the Poinsetta tree about 15 ft tall !!

2. Chaska Curling Center

3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318-2556 +1 952-448-3176
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Chaska Curling Center

Reviewed By Urbanfarmgrl

Nice place to host a wedding with lots of interesting picture places and distractions for the kids. Really good food--- though I'd recommend two buffet tables to get things moving!!

3. Canterbury Park

1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379-1873 +1 952-445-7223
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park is the Twin Cities' premier home to live horse racing, simulcast racing, and a 24/7 card club featuring Blackjack, Texas Hold'em and more.

Reviewed By cherylmike2

We went to watch the Corgi races, had a really fun time. We will be back next year. The drinks were reasonable. It was very well attended

4. Old Log Theatre

5185 Meadville St, Excelsior, MN 55331-8791 +1 952-474-5951
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Old Log Theatre

Reviewed By Debbie3403 - Excelsior, Minnesota

This was a play for children. These plays run about an hour it kept the attention the 3 year old as well as the 23 year old grandchild. We took all 6 grand children ages 23, 15, 7, 6, 5, and 3. The plays are...MoreWe're so happy to be included in your wonderful family tradition. We look forward to seeing you at Holiday children's show Snow White.

5. Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

8785 Airport Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9634 +1 952-442-5105
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

Family-run business creating award-winning wine and small batch custom brews in a beautiful vineyard setting! Minnesota's First Winery and Brewery. Hours vary seasonally. Please see website for our most current hours. We open on weeknights for special events and/or private parties.

Reviewed By MinnScooter - Lakeville, Minnesota

We've ben here several times before but usually on a Sunday when they could not sell their beer this time we could do a flight ( split 4 ways along with 3 passport tastings) I enjoyed their wheat beer , my wife liked the tropical one, one of our friends really liked the IPA and the other loved the mocha monkey. I think this year anyway they also have the best wine in Waconia..just my opinion of course

6. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317-9677 +1 952-934-1525
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 402 reviews

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is the nation’s largest Equity (professional status) dinner theatre company featuring multiple stages under one roof. In addition, CDT is Minnesota’s only year-round musical theatre and the largest tourist attraction in Carver County. Founded in 1968, Chanhassen is a producing theatre, completely creating and executing all production elements in the theatres’ own on-site scene, costume and properties shops by its own creative design team led by Resident Artistic Director Michael Brindisi.

Reviewed By PhotosAreForEver - Minnesota

We have been going since 1973. It might be personal preference but there are some plays that are better than others. But the Acting is 100% entertaining! Every show the actors interact with the audiences. The closer you sit to center stage the more of a chance you'll be part of the show. Four stars is for the food. It's always a good idea to ask the server what he or she might recommend. Our Chicken was over cooked but the steaks and fish were spot on. The can beer was out dated. Water glasses never go dry.
Sister Act production was amazing. The play is a rewrite from the original movie but the story line was the same with different songs.
Photo and video is a mortal sin but asked before the show if your guest is evolved in the show if you can take picture of your friend/family member.

7. Valleyfair

1 Valleyfair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379-3098 +1 952-445-7600
Excellent
42%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 621 reviews

Valleyfair

Reviewed By Brianna_Jane - Red Wing, Minnesota

My girlfriend and I went to Valleyscare this year and had a lot of fun! There were multiple outdoor "scare zones" and indoor haunted houses. Everything had a different theme and there were a lot of cool special effects / decorations. In the slaughterhouse themed haunted house, there was a Plexiglas floor with a monster scaring people from below. Then, in others, they had obstacles you had to squeeze through, lasers that made it impossible to see what was behind beneath the light, and people well hidden in ghillie suits. Also, as you walked through the park to the various haunted houses, their major roller coasters were up and running: Steal Venom, Wild Thing, Extreme Swing, Power Tower, etc. Some restaurants and food places were open too, but we found out that the menus are limited because of the "off season" so we were told. Then, unfortunately, on the night we went, it was down pouring and lightening. So, they had to close down the rides for awhile and some of the outdoor Halloween attractions. They still kept the indoor haunted houses open, but the majority of the park closed down. We waited around for awhile and a few things opened back up, but the mazes and outdoor zones stayed closed. It was kind of a bumper, because we only got to do about half of the activities, but it was still fun. It should be noted that you can purchase a no-scare necklace for children to wear. And, the monsters can't touch you, necklace or no necklace. Overall, it isn't very scary, but they put a lot of effort into their decorations and the monsters made it fun to go through the haunted houses. On non-stormy days, there is definitely a lot more open and many Halloween activities to do.

8. Paisley Park

7801 Audubon Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317-8205 +1 612-474-8555
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 326 reviews

Paisley Park

Paisley Park, Prince's extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will open for daily public tours starting October 6, 2016. Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince's personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards (his seven GRAMMY Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film "Purple Rain"), musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings, concert memorabilia, automobiles and motorcycles. Two tour options are available: a General Admission self-guided tour and a VIP Tour experience with an expert guide, featuring additional rooms, artifacts and photo opportunities.

Reviewed By Sam B

It was a Christmas present to my friend (and also me). Such an amazing experience! I don't remember our tour guides name but she was 100% on point and gave us time to reflect on everything she told us and all of the exhibits. Truly incredible experience!

9. Chaska Athletic Field

1st Street, Chaska, MN 55318
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Chaska Athletic Field

Reviewed By dllrschll - Chaska, Minnesota

Have a family outing at a wonderful baseball field at a great price. The facility is fantastic and the baseball is even more enjoyable

10. Badger Hill Brewing Company

4571 Valley Industrial Blvd S, Shakopee, MN 55379-1813 +1 952-230-2739
Excellent
45%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Badger Hill Brewing Company

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tucked in an industrial park across from Valley Fair is Badger Hill Brewing. The nondescript entrance hides some great brews, and a family and dog friendly tap room. I started with a flight of 4 for $9 and was debating trying a few more or a pint and settled on another flight. They make some great IPAs along with other good options. Great Minnesotan taproom!

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