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Valleyfair, Shakopee

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The largest amusement park in the upper Midwest, Valleyfair offers 48 rides, eight of which are roller coasters, and hosts numerous shows and performances. Hop into a roller coaster car and soar 63 m (207 ft) into the air, reaching speeds of 119 km/h (74 mph). Free-fall in the 18-story Skycoaster while connected to a cord, or swing in a pendulum motion on the second-tallest Xtreme Swing in the world. Check out different family rides, such as carousels, a dinosaur exhibit, and a classic Tilt-a-Whirl, or watch movies and live performances. To visit Valleyfair and other attractions in Shakopee, use our Shakopee holiday builder tool .
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  • Lovely park for kids and adults combined, we do have gold passes for here and we visit quite often but we have something new to do every time. My little one loves the kiddie rides and my boys are all ...  more »
  • Excellent family time with tweens and teenagers. Valley Scare is by far our favorite time to go. Admission reasonable, parking and food over priced.  more »
  • Lots of fun and exciting rides and decent food too (although expensive as in so many places). Lines can be long at prime times.  more »
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  • A great MN icon. Usually adds a new ride each year. Has thrill rides & wonderful coasters. Also, lots of rides for the young kiddos as well. Fireworks show @ park's closing is excellent!
  • This place is getting run down and dirty, it you like smelly places and people with no manners what so ever running it you, trying to fight with you, then brother this is your place! Time for a total face lift and triple security with people who are not afraid to throw some riffraff out! Not a family place any more...sad. don't get caught in this place after dark, unless you wonder what you picture would look like on the back of a milk carton.
  • Some of it is probably nostalgia having been going here since I can remember and now I am 44 years old and have a daughter of my own. Yes it's expensive but not compared to Mall of America in fact it's a bargain compared to Mall of America and many more rides. Park is always clean even the young staff are well-trained and mostly seem to care. I love taking my daughter here!
  • Lots of rides and fun. Be sure to go during a week day when lines are shorter. Bring a swimsuit, towel and sunglasses. Don't forget to try some dip and dots. Parking is always easy to find. Steel venom is the best ride to start off with. Don't be scared when it locks up and roars. It's all part of the ride.
  • What could be better than visiting the Peanuts Gang for Halloween? Had such a good time! Soak City is transformed into an area for Halloween and Peanuts lovers. Of course Snoopy had his non-scary vampire costume on and posed for pictures.
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