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Address: 2187 County Road 101 E, Shakopee, MN 55379-1797
Phone Number: 763 694 7784
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Great time learned a lot of history.

The people at the landing were very knowledgeable. The people at the landing were actually cooking reAl food on old fashion stoves. They all played their parts very were. I loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
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Morris
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Morris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The people at the landing were very knowledgeable. The people at the landing were actually cooking reAl food on old fashion stoves. They all played their parts very were. I loved the Wild West show and gun fights.

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wazata, mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Murphy's landing is the best kept secret in the cities! it is an old 1889 village set up with the original houses brought in from all over the state. its open every weekend in the summer. you can go into each house where there is a interpreter that is in authentic costume and can tell you so much about the... More 

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Chaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We have taken grandkids here for folkways of Christmas - a living history village to se how people lived and celebrated in the late 1800's. You can go at your own pace

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AV, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Every time I'm in Minnesota I'm amazed how many people I encounter who don't know about this place - literally a walk through history. After you pay the small fee to get in, you get on a horse-drawn wagon that takes you to a cabin like the kind trappers lived in before Minnesota was a state. It's not a replica.... More 

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SAVAGE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We live fairly close to the Landing and try to stop at least once a summer. I love taking time to really walk through and look at the old buildings. The staff is very knowledgeable about the buildings and the and the era each one is from. There is also a fantastic nature trail that runs along side the river... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the grandkids here for the day. They had a blast. Asked many questions of the costumed workers and they were all right up to date with the era they were in. It was disappointing that several of the buildings were not open but it was very hot so maybe they did not have enough staff. Would love to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took our grandchildren to Murphy's Landing and had a fun afternoon. The kids especially enjoyed the horse and carriage ride to the main grounds. The costumed villagers were knowledgeable about the period of history represented in the town. It was fun to see the chickens in one hard and realistic decor in the houses. The grounds were well maintained.

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Thank Harry G
Sevierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This historical site is fun for the whole family! There is always something to see and do at this attraction. They have seasonal activities for everyone! Highly recommended!

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Thank Jack L
Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Awesome tour of the Landing led by a great and knowledgeable guide. The kids had lots of fun seeing how people used to live and seeing the heritage farm animals. The employees went above and beyond to save us a walk back once it started storming and hailing outside.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Landing (formerly "Murphy's Landing") is now under the management of the Three Rivers Park District. My family went in March, the site/park is open to walk around but none of the buildings were open and we still had a great time exploring! The trail is about .75 miles from the visitor center to the settlement so wear comfortable shoes... More 

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