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Valleyfair, Shakopee
(3.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Valleyfair during your Shakopee vacation using our convenient Shakopee travel itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • None of the attractions were even remotely scary.... Unless you were a 5 year old. Thank god we have season passes cuz if I would have paid $40 for that I would have been pissed. Save your money... Go...  more »
  • We attended the Valley'Scare' event a few years ago and had a blast. This year, however, there weren't many zombies and monsters running around, and most of the haunted mazes weren't scary at all. The...  more »
  • Valleyfair is best for older kids or at least kids that are willing to go on the rollercoasters. If you are looking for rides for younger, less adventurous kids, I highly recommend NIckelodeon Univers...  more »
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  • Always a great time! No better deal then their season pass with dinning plan. It makes visits affordable. There food is better than expected. Usually lines are not very long so you get to experience a lot every visit.
  • This place is awesome!! I am a coaster enthusiast and I love this places line up. The food is pretty good too. I think the price is reason able for what you get. I have heard some people complain about the food prices and quality, however this is pretty good compared to the prices at other places.
  • Family Fun! Family Friendly! And Family Memories! It's one of the best amusement parks I have visited so far. One tip I can give you is bring snacks or eat before you go if you don't want to spend a lot of money. Not saying it super pricey but of course the up the prices on food. But other than that it's awesome
  • Fun for the whole family - literally. Tons of great roller coasters and thrill rides for adults, a Camp Snoopy with a lot of rides for kids and toddlers (has a fun clubhouse too), and a water park with waterslides and a wave pool - bring your suit to change into. Now, concessions - they are high. Last time I was there the cost of a 6-inch sub at the Subway in the park was larger than any 12-inch you will get outside the park. Your best bet is to pack a cooler for the family, get a re-admission stamp at some point, and eat your meal in the parking lot (or their picnic grounds). Parking cost is in addition to the park tickets.
  • My family and i have gone to Valleyfair every year before the kids start school every year for the last 8 years or so. Last year, we had a really bad experience later in the season. Spending a day at the park is pretty expensive with food and parking, so I shared my disappointment with someone on the Valleyfair Facebook page. They got back to me, I elaborated and they said they would get back to me shortly. A month later (Nov) when I still had head nothing, I figured it was the off season, and I'd try again in the spring. I did, and the head of PR got in touch, giving me his cell phone. He apologized, both for the experience, and for the follow up service. He went above and beyond, having my family and I out to the park for a day on him. Really classy move, and one that certainly encourages us to keep coming (we had a great time). The park is still expensive, but when the gears are all humming properly, it's a fantastic way to spend a summer day!