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Kamp Keesling Guidebook

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Kamp Keesling Guidebook

Get Outside!
SO many walking trails and parks close to us!
Take the 3-mile drive (or walk) to view the beautiful landscaping and sculptures. Enjoy lunch at the on-site cafe and gift shop with many local artists represented. A great place for some serious forest bathing!
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
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Take the 3-mile drive (or walk) to view the beautiful landscaping and sculptures. Enjoy lunch at the on-site cafe and gift shop with many local artists represented. A great place for some serious forest bathing!
Hike along the Minnesota River. Head south and then cross the bridge to view herons, swans, ducks and eagles.
Huber Park
Hike along the Minnesota River. Head south and then cross the bridge to view herons, swans, ducks and eagles.
Minnesota River Wildlife Refuge. 70 miles of trails along the river, stretching from Bloomington, MN to Henderson, MN.
7701 County Rd 101
7701 County Rd 101
Minnesota River Wildlife Refuge. 70 miles of trails along the river, stretching from Bloomington, MN to Henderson, MN.
Beautiful, serene setting with good walking/hiking trails. Only 7 minutes from Kamp Keesling!
Spring Lake Regional Park
Beautiful, serene setting with good walking/hiking trails. Only 7 minutes from Kamp Keesling!
Right across the street! Beautiful public golf course with driving range + on-site restaurant and bar.
Stonebrooke Golf Club
2693 Co Rd 79
Right across the street! Beautiful public golf course with driving range + on-site restaurant and bar.
Par 30 Executive Course (hole #2 is in our back yard!) connected to Stonebrook Golf Club.
Waters Edge Golf Club
13900 Townline Ave
Par 30 Executive Course (hole #2 is in our back yard!) connected to Stonebrook Golf Club.
Cool down only minutes from the house! Sand-bottom pool with waterslides.
SandVenture Aquatic Park
1101 Adams St S
Cool down only minutes from the house! Sand-bottom pool with waterslides.
18-hold Disc Golf Course, playground, tennis courts.
Lions Park
1103 Adams St S
18-hold Disc Golf Course, playground, tennis courts.
Just across the street and through the golf course parking lot you will find two trails. 1) through the woods, up and down hills for a short 1.5 mile (RT) stroll 2) continue past trail 1 and head down to Lake O-Dowd
O'Dowd Lake
Just across the street and through the golf course parking lot you will find two trails. 1) through the woods, up and down hills for a short 1.5 mile (RT) stroll 2) continue past trail 1 and head down to Lake O-Dowd
Nice trail down by the Minnesota River. Wildlife Refuge is HUGE and can be accessed in a variety of places, including just off Highway 101 in Shakopee.
Rapids Lake Education And Visitor Center
15865 Rapids Lake Rd
Nice trail down by the Minnesota River. Wildlife Refuge is HUGE and can be accessed in a variety of places, including just off Highway 101 in Shakopee.
http://www.funforallplayground.com/
Fun for All Playground
1255 Fuller St S
http://www.funforallplayground.com/
Yummy for the Tummy
MANY options for food in the area - most within a 20-minute drive! Choose fast food, rustic coffee house, ethnic food or grab some takeout.
Gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and pizza. Recommend the tomato soup and chicken Caesar salad. Closes at 8 M-Sat; 5 pm on Sun.
Zuppa Cucina
1667 17th Ave E
Gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups and pizza. Recommend the tomato soup and chicken Caesar salad. Closes at 8 M-Sat; 5 pm on Sun.
Try Emily's Favorite malt. Good burgers!
Tommy's Malt Shop
2 River Bend Pl
Try Emily's Favorite malt. Good burgers!
Self-serve yogurt bar, with nonfat yogurt and dairy-free options. Newly added cookie dough toppings!
CherryBerry
8084 Old Carriage Ct
Self-serve yogurt bar, with nonfat yogurt and dairy-free options. Newly added cookie dough toppings!
Delicious BBQ pork and scrumptious sides.
Mr Pig Stuff
1561 1st Ave E
Delicious BBQ pork and scrumptious sides.
Upscale, fine dining with outdoor seating.
Redstone American Grill Eden Prairie
8000 Eden Prairie Rd
Upscale, fine dining with outdoor seating.
Neopolitan pizza with fun atmosphere and lively staff.
Punch Pizza Eden Prairie
8353 Crystal View Rd
Neopolitan pizza with fun atmosphere and lively staff.
Perfect gathering spot, walking distance from our home. Outdoor seating with a firepit. Good menu variety. Prestigious 18-hole golf course.
Stonebrooke Golf Club
2693 Co Rd 79
Perfect gathering spot, walking distance from our home. Outdoor seating with a firepit. Good menu variety. Prestigious 18-hole golf course.
Door Dash will deliver from this awesome place on Prior Lake. Only a 15-minute drive to a unique setting with tons of patio seating.
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Charlie's On Prior
3950 Green Heights Trail SW
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Door Dash will deliver from this awesome place on Prior Lake. Only a 15-minute drive to a unique setting with tons of patio seating.
Awesome Mexican restaurant within 15 minutes (driving). Super quick service!
Patron Mexican Bar & Grill
207 N Chestnut St
Awesome Mexican restaurant within 15 minutes (driving). Super quick service!
Located minutes away in historic downtown Shakopee, O'Brien's is a fun, lively place that offers standby favorites and interesting new options.
O'Brien's Public House
338 1st Ave E
Located minutes away in historic downtown Shakopee, O'Brien's is a fun, lively place that offers standby favorites and interesting new options.
Serves brunch on Saturday & Sunday.
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Tavern 4&5
16396 Wagner Way
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Serves brunch on Saturday & Sunday.
New restaurant with expansive menu and rooftop seating. Right next to a new movie theatre - Southbridge Crossing.
McCoys Copper Pint
1710 Crossings Blvd
New restaurant with expansive menu and rooftop seating. Right next to a new movie theatre - Southbridge Crossing.
Drinks & Nightlife
SO close to Mystic Lake Casino, but if gambling ain't your game, here are a few places to enjoy a cool cocktail!
Interesting atmosphere at this Irish Pub. Fun beer selections. Outdoor seating.
O'Brien's Public House
338 1st Ave E
Interesting atmosphere at this Irish Pub. Fun beer selections. Outdoor seating.
Slots, Black Jack, Cosmic Bingo. Only 8 mins away!
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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Northwest
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Slots, Black Jack, Cosmic Bingo. Only 8 mins away!
Friday night wine tastings from 5 pm - 8 pm
Dolce Vita Wine Shop
3115 Chaska Blvd
Friday night wine tastings from 5 pm - 8 pm
Best "Lucy" in the midwest! Quality craft beers, wine & spirits. Grab a bite to eat and watch the curling teams compete.
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Crooked Pint Ale House
3210 Chaska Blvd
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Best "Lucy" in the midwest! Quality craft beers, wine & spirits. Grab a bite to eat and watch the curling teams compete.
Historic old house with interesting coffees and pastries. Also called Smith House Coffee.
Smith Coffee & Cafe
8107 Eden Prairie Rd
Historic old house with interesting coffees and pastries. Also called Smith House Coffee.
F-O-O-D
Farmer's Market style. Lots of organic and natural food, chemical free personal care products, essential oils, homeopathy.
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
14100 State Hwy 13
Farmer's Market style. Lots of organic and natural food, chemical free personal care products, essential oils, homeopathy.
Market Grille + Cocina Mexicana + Dia Pida + Hibachi + Hickory House Comfort Foods + Asian Foods. LOTS of options for takeout or stock up on groceries for your stay!
Hy-Vee
1451 Adams St S
Market Grille + Cocina Mexicana + Dia Pida + Hibachi + Hickory House Comfort Foods + Asian Foods. LOTS of options for takeout or stock up on groceries for your stay!
FUN -> FUN -> FUN
For a small, kind of rural town, Shakopee has SO MUCH ENTERTAINMENT!
Unique fall festival including huge corn maze, corn pit and much more!
Sever's Corn Maze & Farm Market
1100 Canterbury Rd S
Unique fall festival including huge corn maze, corn pit and much more!
Visit King Henry and his royal court, watch jousting, glass blowing and 16 stages of live entertainment including amazing knife throwing! Unique food choices too!
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
12364 Chestnut Blvd
Visit King Henry and his royal court, watch jousting, glass blowing and 16 stages of live entertainment including amazing knife throwing! Unique food choices too!
Adventure and excitement await at this Amusement park and waterpark just minutes from the house!
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Valleyfair
1 Valley Fair Dr
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Adventure and excitement await at this Amusement park and waterpark just minutes from the house!
Live horse racing from May - September.
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Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd
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Live horse racing from May - September.
Seriously...there is something for EVERYONE at this place! Family run since the 1930's, this has a massive selection of candy from around the world - 3000 varieties. Hundreds of kinds of root beer. Recommend picking up a fresh, homemade pie. Bring cash - they do not accept credit cards (ATM on site). Taffy, popcorn, fresh caramel apples, candy from ALL over the world! Check out the new silo mural too!
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Minnesota's Largest Candy Store
20430 Johnson Memorial Dr
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Seriously...there is something for EVERYONE at this place! Family run since the 1930's, this has a massive selection of candy from around the world - 3000 varieties. Hundreds of kinds of root beer. Recommend picking up a fresh, homemade pie. Bring cash - they do not accept credit cards (ATM on site). Taffy, popcorn, fresh caramel apples, candy from ALL over the world! Check out the new silo mural too!
Just a few minutes drive from the house find Minnesota's largest casino with slots, blackjack, bingo, and entertainment.
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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Northwest
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Just a few minutes drive from the house find Minnesota's largest casino with slots, blackjack, bingo, and entertainment.
Visit the studios of the famous musical artist Prince. Experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.
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Paisley Park
7801 Audubon Road
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Visit the studios of the famous musical artist Prince. Experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.
Brand new movie theatre with lounge chairs, lots of food choices and Take Five bar. Across the parking lot from Copper Pint restaurant.
Marcus Southbridge Crossing Cinema
8380 Hansen Ave
Brand new movie theatre with lounge chairs, lots of food choices and Take Five bar. Across the parking lot from Copper Pint restaurant.
Unique movie/cinema experience with made-to-order food or grab something quick from the deli and then relax in comfy lounge chairs.
Theatres at Mall of America
401 South Avenue
Unique movie/cinema experience with made-to-order food or grab something quick from the deli and then relax in comfy lounge chairs.
Getting Around
The Marschall Road Transit Station
1615 Weston Ct
Arts & Culture & Museums
The Twin Cities has a lot to offer - check these out!
Contemporary art museum. Next to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. 35 min drive
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Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
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Contemporary art museum. Next to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. 35 min drive
Outdoor sculpture garden with 40 works of art, recently renovated. Open every day of the year. Next to Walker Art Center. 35 min drive.
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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
725 Vineland Place
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Outdoor sculpture garden with 40 works of art, recently renovated. Open every day of the year. Next to Walker Art Center. 35 min drive.
Renowned art museum with 90,000 works of art. Free admission.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Avenue South
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Renowned art museum with 90,000 works of art. Free admission.
370,000 square feet of amazing science, as well as an Omnitheater. Always featuring new, unique exhibits.
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
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370,000 square feet of amazing science, as well as an Omnitheater. Always featuring new, unique exhibits.