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Mystic Lake Casino
Mystic Lake is the largest casino resort in the Minneapolis area. Highlights include a spa, a dozen restaurants and bars, 100 blackjack tables, over 4,000 slot machines and a 2,100-seat theater with live entertainment.
Mall of America
If it’s your first time in the Minneapolis area, you won’t want to miss the Mall of America. Located just over 20 minutes from the hotel, this gigantic mall receives over 40 million visitors annually – more than any other mall in the world. (852) 883-8800.
Located just six minutes away, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is home to more than 1,200 acres of gardens, tree collections, prairies, woodlands and trails. The arboretum is open 363 days a year (closed for Christmas and Thanksgiving). Hours vary.
General Store of Minnetonka
The General Store of Minnetonka is unlike any you’ve seen. This family-owned business is a local favorite, with more than 15,000 square feet of home décor, special gifts and old-time classics. (952) 935-7131.
Bluff Creek Golf Course
This 18-hole public golf course features many elevation changes that can challenge almost any golfer. Don’t miss the scenic views overlooking the Minnesota River Valley as you drive up. Visit the Bluff Creek Golf Course website to book a tee time. (952) 445-5685.
Ridgedale Center Shopping Mall
Located 15 minutes from Oak Ridge Hotel, Ridgedale Center is home to dozens of great shops and restaurants. Macy’s, Nordstom, Sears, JCPenney, H&M, LOFT and Sephora are all here. Visit Ridgedale Center’s website for a full list of stores. (952) 541-4864.
Valleyfair Amusement Park
Kids and thrill-seekers will love Valleyfair. At 125 acres, it’s the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest. Valleyfair is home to a water park, 48 thrilling rides and eight rollercoasters. Open May – October; hours may vary.
Parley Lake Winery
Taste handcrafted Minnesota wines on Parley Lake Winery’s beautiful vineyard, located just 15 minutes away. Stroll through seven acres of vineyards, 20 acres of orchards and support this local winery by bringing a few bottles of wine home with you. Open seasonally, Friday – Sunday (Noon to 5:00 p.m.).
Sovereign Estate Winery
This award-winning winery and vineyard has its own wine bar and fine dining restaurant. Come in for a wine tasting that includes seven wines and a souvenir glass to keep. Open seasonally, July – December.
Paradise Charter Cruises
Take an unforgettable cruise down the Mississippi River on a historic paddleboat, and view Minneapolis’ breathtaking skyline from the water. Paradise Charter Cruises offers sightseeing cruises, scenic tours and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. (952) 474-8058.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
This beautiful, members-only golf course is considered one of the top private clubs in the Midwest and was named one of the “Top 50 Private Golf Range Facilities” by the Golf Range Association of America. Hazeltine has hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and Ryder Cup Matches. (952) 556-5400.
Dahlgreen Golf Club
Situated five miles west of Chaska, Dahlgreen Golf Club is a championship 18-hole golf course that’s open to the public. Visit their website to book a tee time. (952) 448-7463.
Chaska Town Course
Voted one of the “Top 10 Best Golf Courses in Minnesota” by Golf Digest, this public course is built on 285 acres of oak groves, open prairie and marshlands. Visit the Chaska Town Course website to book a tee time. (952) 443-3748.
Canterbury Park Racetrack
Located just 15 minutes from Oak Ridge Hotel, Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino is home to live racing, simulcast racing and a 24-hour casino featuring Texas hold’em, blackjack and more.
Al & Alma's Charter Cruises
Al and Alma's offers a variety of great cruises on Lake Minnetonka. Individuals and small groups can join a public brunch or dinner cruise, while larger groups can book their own private yacht for a day on the lake. (952) 472-3098.
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oak Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN, 55318, USA
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