Area Guide

Things to Do in Chaska MN

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Oak Ridge Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy nature by the city.

Explore miles of hiking and biking trails right here at our lakefront property, or hop on our free shuttle to visit nearby attractions like the Minnesota Arboretum, Chaska Town Golf Course and charming downtown Chaska.

Whether you prefer to go on a scenic lake cruise, tour local vineyards or bet on horses at the racetrack, Oak Ridge Hotel puts the best of suburban Minneapolis at your fingertips.

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Chaska Event Center

distance: 3.7 Miles from hotel
Chaska Event Center

Experience the new, state of the art, event center located in beautiful downtown Chaska!

Many beautiful gathering places throughout Firemen’s and Veterans Park for all special events. Catering opportunities for all sizes and budgets.

ENKI Brewing

distance: from hotel

Perfectly situated near the shores of Steiger Lake, Victoria, MN, the ENKI Brewing taproom offers an open atmosphere, fun for both intimate dates and large groups. Drive up or peddle out to experience all we have to offer. Come on out for a tour on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm. We're open the following hours...

  • Tuesday-Thursday, 4 - 10pm
  • Friday, 2 - 10pm
  • Saturday, noon - 10pm
  • Sunday, noon - 7pm

Paisley Park

distance: from hotel
Paisley Park

Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen. Fans have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.

Mystic Lake Casino

distance: 13 Miles from hotel
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

distance: 21 Miles from hotel
Mall of America Exterior

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.

Minnesota Arboretum

distance: 3 Miles from hotel
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Logo

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

distance: 10.5 Miles from hotel
General Store Exterior

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

distance: 5.5 Miles from hotel
Bluff Creek Golf Course Logo

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

distance: 16 Miles from hotel
Ridgedale Center Sign

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

distance: 10 Miles from hotel

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

distance: 9.5 Miles from hotel
Parley Lake Wine Logo

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

distance: 13 Miles from hotel

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

distance: 5.5 Miles from hotel
Paradise Charter Cruises Logo

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

distance: 1 Mile from hotel
Hazeltine National Golf Course Logo

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

distance: 8.5 Miles from hotel
Dahlgreen Logo

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

distance: 2.7 Miles from hotel
Chaska Town Course Logo

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

distance: 8 Miles from hotel
Canterbury Park Logo

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

distance: 12 Miles from hotel
Al & Alma's Sign

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

Overhead View of Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center

1 Oak Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN, 55318, USA