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“Awesome time at Extreme race day”
Review of Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Shakopee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 July 23, 2013

We were in for the Camel, Ostrich and Zebra race day last weekend. The ran the extreme races after the 3rd, 5th and 7th horse races. No betting on these races. The crowd was huge for this day and it was a fun time for our entire family.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We spent the day here, with a family group ranging from 7 to 84, and everyone had a great time. The facilities are great, very family-friendly, with $2 bets if you want but plenty of food and other stuff to do it you're not in to betting. We had reserved seats inside, which was very quiet and comfortable.

Thank SusanTravells
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I live in the Twin Cities and visit Canterbury a couple times every summer. I've never been in the attached casino, but the horse races are so much fun! I don't know anything about horse racing, but betting is so easy. They have tellers you can visit to place a bet or you can use an automated machine. There is a lot of different food options and they sell alcohol (beer is expensive at $5.25 for a large). You can watch the races from inside or outside...right by the finish line is my favorite! You can view the horses in the paddock before each race and choose a perky looking one for your bet if you,re a novice like me! I would recommend a trip here to anyone visiting from out of town.

Thank SamDWoodbury_MN
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We love going to Canterbury Park on the 3rd of July! We have fun betting $2 on the horses with the silliest names. Then we enjoy the music until the fireworks starts. The fireworks are GREAT especially since they are right above you. We return year after year and enjoy it every time.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I and our two and a half year old went to the racetrack for the 4th of July because they were offering free pony rides, a small petting zoo, free hot dogs and a wiener dog race (between two of horse races). The free kids stuff was nice, but walking around inside the grandstand and out by the free track seating was challenging with a two year old. It was very crowded and a little loud and hard to walk around with our little guy. It was also very hot out and there wasn't a lot of available seating in the shade. The food and beverages the vendors offered was also a little pricey. Unless you are going there to actually bet on horses and intently watch the races, there isn't much to do. I probably wouldn't go back as a family, despite the kids stuff they offer.

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