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Canterbury Park

1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
952 445 7223
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Shakopee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks
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Duluth, Minnesota
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is simply an awesome place to go spend a couple hours at. I go watch the horses race a few days a week and it's a ton of fun. They have many different vendors there selling food and have horse races every 30 minutes or so. They also have a card club that is open 24/7. They offer many... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited on a Thursday night and they had ten races, each with a nice slate of horses. The betting windows are well run. Parking is good, access is good, admission is fairly cheap, altogether, Canterbury Park is a very good track.

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Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a great night at the races. It's worth the expense to book a table next to the glass in the restaurant or clubhouse to watch the action. Also, take a trip down to the track apron and paddock as the horses go by. Betting is easy, the program was informative, especially if you are new to racing. We... More

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Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had been to Canterbury for off-track betting several times. Most recently, we attended during live racing. It was also an "Extreme Race" day which included camel, ostrich, and zebra races. Perhaps needless to say, it was extremely crowded. The live racing was great. You can get very close to the action. The camel and ostrich races were a lot... More

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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139 reviews 139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a good evening at Canterbury Park last week. The place is very well run ,quite clean and many guest hosts there to help you enjoy the experience. The betting on the races was easy and the tellers were helpful. We had a chance to be in an area where a great buffet was being served and the food was... More

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Alden, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon. We did not spend a large amount of money but bet a little on each race to make it exciting,

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is our second time having our Grochow family reunion at Canterbury. We enjoyed ourselves, the weather was great, the food was superb, and the horse racing was fun. Will come back again. Free pony rides and face painting for the kids.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Canterbury is great at making horse races so family friendly. On Sundays they have face painting, mini horse rides, and small petting zoo. They allow kids to pet and feed the helping horses on the side of the park. There are lots of food choices and we really had fun watching the bulldog races! It's a great outdoor or indoor... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Attended a special event hosted by the park for wine tasting and racing last night. It was held in Longshots, a separate venue with in the park, located on the second level with a great view of the track. We had a ball. The price included admission, racetrack profile for the day, appetizers, and all you can taste in wines.... More

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