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Canterbury Park

Address: 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone Number: 952 445 7223
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Shakopee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Outdoors
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Type: Horse Tracks, Outdoors

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Minneapolis
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Oddly enough, this is a very family friendly racetrack! During the racing season, for the kids, there are wild animal races, wiener dog races and a petting zoo. In October, there's a corn maze. There is ample parking or valet, which fills up fast during main events. Twice a year, there are food trucks to look forward to and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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190 reviews 190 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had been to Valleyfair in July, so in August when the our teenage kids wanted to go back we decided to to to Canterbury Park. I wouldn't go every week but it's a fun place to spend an afternoon/evening. Food we had at the restaurant downstairs was quite good.

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fun event. Very organized event. Great facility. If you're into antique flea markets, this is so much fun. Event takes place inside so another plus.

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Minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love the race track, love the horses - reserve a table in the restaurant if it's a hot day and you'll have your very own tv to watch up close! Food is ok - service is fantastic! Check out the horses in the winner's circle - go to the paddock before the races. A fun day for all!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Canterbury is such a fun, unique experience in the Twin Cities area. It is only $5 to get in, with Bargain Thursdays being $1...although I'm sure most would pay more. My husband and I enjoying going with a group of friends around dinner time. It is easy to spend 5-6 hours + just hanging out around the track. Watching the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Canterbury Park is my favorite summer pastime. Why? It's cheap entertainment, I love the horses, and Canterbury is a great clean facility. You can sit on benches, close to the dirt track, or sit inside where it's cooler. Travel out to the paddock to see the horses before the race and get close enough to the Winners Circle after your... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has really improved since I was last there...nice work! Fun times and easy to bet/win. Good food, good drinks.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun place to go for a day or evening. You can be indoors or outside. Betting is easy and this can be as expensive or cheap as you make it. Plenty of seating inside and out. Big windows and even in the winter it is fun to do the OTB betting.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Canterbury Park is a fun way to spend an evening at the track. You can go down by the stalls where the horses are saddled, and you can watch them walk around the ring right before jockeys go up. Betting is pretty simple, and every paid admission ($6) gets the program of races and horse statistics. The outside area allows... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent my very first time at the track in air conditioned comfort with a table right at the finish line. Could bet and order drinks and food without leaving the table. View the race on a monitor or look up through the big full window area to see it live. Take a tour behind and watch the jockeys mount their... More 

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