What to do and see in Savage, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 1, 2017 Carley Gatson

Savage /ˈsævɪdʒ/ is a suburban city 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Scott County in the State of Minnesota. The city is situated on the south bank of the Minnesota River in a region commonly referred to as South of the River, comprising the southern portion of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The population of Savage was 26,911 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Savage

1. Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

15501 Murphy Lake Road, Savage, MN 55378 +1 763-694-7777
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Reviewed By Todd F - prior lake mn

This large reserve encompasses both rolling hills and prairies. It gets some visitors but is large enough that it is anything but crowded. Almost every time I have visited (which is fairly frequently), once I leave the parking lot I typically see less than a dozen people. It definitely doesn't feel like you are within the metro area. Bring your water if your are going to be there for a while as there are not a lot of options as the park reserve is fairly undeveloped.

One parking lot on the north side of the park serves trailheads for cross country ski, hiking and mountain bike trails and is my favorite part of the park. Most folks can handle the less challenging hiking loops. The combination of trees and a lot of up and down on the trails make for a good test on both the ski and mountain bike trails. There are a number of loops so you can pick your level of challenge. If you are looking for something more suited to beginners, try Cleary Lake Park a few miles to the south on hwy 27

Another lot further south serves hiking, horse and dog trails. This area has more prairies, is more open and is not as hilly. This portion of the park is even less crowded.

There is a small lake access lot to the south but the lake is small and weedy and I have only seen an occasional canoe.

You can make your visit as long as you wish. You can do a short hike or you can spend all day skiing ducking into the warming hut as needed. One full loop of the mountain biking trail (~11 miles) takes ~1 hour.

2. Paragon Odyssey 15

14401 Burnhaven Dr, Burnsville, MN 55306-8004 +1 952-892-3456
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Paragon Odyssey 15

IMAX The Mezz Bistro Lounge, serving small plates and specialty beverages CLUB LEVEL with VIP Luxury Seats; we welcome guests of all ages to enjoy a movie in our Club Level auditoriums before 4:00 pm*. It is truly a VIP experience for the whole family. After 4:00 PM, the Club Level is reserved for guests 21 and older. Reserved Seating Stadium Seating Birthday Parties & Corporate Events Diamond Rewards Loyalty Program *Club Level upcharge charge applies.

Reviewed By pizzabooger - Apple Valley, Minnesota

Went to a movie for the second time after buying this plastic cup the guy said that if you buy this cup you will get free refills up to a 1 year just bring it with every time you come to a movie and the pizza booger said sir that's a great deal I'll take it.So guess what happened to the pizza booger the next time in the lady says to yours truly the pizza booger sir you can't use that after today that was never meant to be used
More then one time .So once again don't pick your nose while watching a movie in public .So tell next time booger out

3. Centennial Lakes Park

7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435-4702 +1 952-832-6789
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Centennial Lakes Park

One of the town's crown jewels features an 18-hole putting course, an ampitheater and an ice skating rink.

Reviewed By Jennifer W - East Peoria, United States

We met a professional photographer here and had a wonderful assortment of places to have our family photos taken. The kids enjoyed running up and down and over the bridges, which seemed to be a popular thing to do. Although busy, we were still able to get pictures of without others in the background because of the way things are laid out. It appeared to be a lovely place to destress, paddle boat, play golf,

4. Canterbury Park

1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379-1873 +1 952-445-7223
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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

5. Cleary Lake Regional Park

18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372-3105 +1 763-694-7777
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Reviewed By roseee311 - Prior Lake, Minnesota

I love going to Cleary Lake. I am a runner and it is a perfect 3.4 miles to do once or many times. I always feel safe and it is the right mix of flat and hills. We also love the dog park that is right next to it. I go here many times per week.

6. Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199 +1 952-432-9000
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4.5 based on 703 reviews

Minnesota Zoo

Reviewed By Scott M

The Minnesota zoo is in Apple Valley Minnesota which is roughly 15 minutes from Minneapolis our family has been there three times and we still enjoy ever visit. The zoo has a marine section where you can touch nurse sharks and stingrays and is very much an experience for the kids for sure. The dolphins show is free and the trainers are very good at putting on a show.
The polar bears have a fun with the guests last time we were there the polar bear was tossing a ball to the kids
There is camel rides at the zoo as well and is free no extras, they have a few areas in the zoo that are good for kids to play and they have gym equipment there too
The entry fee is rather heap considering the size of the zoo I have been to smaller zoos and paid more

7. Mall of America

60 E Broadway, Level 2, Bloomington, MN 55425-5510 +1 952-883-8800
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Mall of America

Mall of America(R) is one of the top tourist destinations in the country! The Mall welcomes more than 40 million visitors a year from across the country and around the world to enjoy over 520 retail and specialty stores including Nordstrom and Macy's. Experience unique dining and entertainment at over 50 restaurants plus enjoy leading attractions like the nation's largest indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe(R) indoor theme park, SEA LIFE(R) Aquarium, LEGO(R), A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf and more! By hosting more than 400 events each year, the Mall has become the place where fans can meet and greet their favorite celebrities or take part in interactive, one-of-a-kind events.

Reviewed By scooterpieMinnesota - Owatonna, Minnesota

And do some shopping! Wasn’t extremely busy but enough people for a Tuesday. Lots of people must go there to just walk. We walked every level. Was nice. Lots of different stores to suit everyone no matter what age. Good place for food too. Anything and everything.

8. Buck Hill

15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville, MN 55306-5418 +1 952-435-7174
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4 based on 71 reviews

Buck Hill

Recreation area offers year-round fun: winter offers trails and parks for both skiers and snowboarders; summer offers tubing and mountain bike racing events for two-wheel enthusiasts.

Reviewed By Jewelss0416 - Orlando, Florida

My 10 and 17 year old daughters had a great time. We got there around 8:30am and stayed till almost 9pm. They had different level hills for all ski levels. This was the first time my daughters have skied so I had them take a 90 minute class. Once they finished the lesson, you couldn't get then off the hill. There was a warm area with chairs and a great view. We also did snow tubing. That was very cool and fast. They even had a nice warm fire to sit around. If we ever make it back to Minnesota we will be back. It made a ski lover out of us.

9. Valleyfair

1 Valleyfair Dr, Shakopee, MN 55379-3098 +1 952-445-7600
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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.

10. Missing Pieces Escape Games

5233 Edina Industrial Blvd, Edina, MN 55439-2910 +1 952-658-8974
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5 based on 54 reviews

Missing Pieces Escape Games

Missing Pieces Escape Games combines mystery, storytelling and strategy to put you at the center of real-life challenges. Players must work together to discover secrets, unravel riddles and piece together puzzles as the main characters in every game. Our escape games feature immersive environments with clues that will keep you guessing as you uncover the answers.

Reviewed By Epidoc96 - Apple Valley, Minnesota

My teenagers and I (three of us) completed the Ruin Raiders escape room with time to spare, and had a blast doing it. The puzzles were well-constructed -- just difficult enough that you had to work at them a little bit, but not so difficult...MoreThank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad the three of you enjoyed Ruin Raiders, it was great chatting with you about your experience afterwards! We hope to see you again soon!

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