Things To Do
If you are an avid golfer then the Eden Prairie area is a great place to live. Not only do you have some of the metros nicest private and public golf courses in your hometown, but a short drive gets you to a dozen or more courses.
The Eden Prairie Players is a theater group which focuses on preserving and advancing the arts while entertaining the community. The group offers residents an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of theatrical performances.
Several plays are performed throughout the year and auditions for roles are open to anyone 9 years or older. pic of starry lake amphitheater
MALL OF AMERICA
The mall of America is an all day adventure. If shopping is your passion then the 520 retail stores at the Mall of America with make you happy. If that isn't enough the IKEA store is located right next door which is a unique store where you can purchase the insides of an entire house from furniture, to kitchen cabinets to almost anything you think of for your house.
It doesn't stop with the shopping. Inside the Mall of America is also the Nickelodeon Universe theme park. The theme park, which is the largest indoor park in the US, consists of many rides for kids and adults to enjoy from roller coasters, to kiddie rides, to miniature golf course. You can also also enjoy life in ocean at the Underwater Adventure Aquarium. This aquarium consists of a 300 foot long tunnel where you can view over 4,500 sear creatures according to their website. These include sharks, turtles, and stingrays to name a few. There is also a lego land, 14 screen movie theater and restaurants for almost every appetite.
DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL
You cannot actually even touch what can be done in these two beautiful downtowns. There is everything from shopping, to eating, to dancing, to just enjoying the scenery. While you are here you can catch one of four professional sports teams including the Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, and Vikings (which headquarters are only a few miles down the road from Jordan). If you are more into the theater scene these two cities have you covered with The Guthrie and The Ordway to name only a couple spectacular live theaters. The Nicollet Mall area has all the shops from books to cloths to keep you busy all day long. Having this much entertainment this close and still keeping the small town appeal is truly a remarkable opportunity.
The Renaissance Festival is a time to have fun and look back at how life was during the medieval times. It features an interactive outdoor event which focuses on recreating the look and feel of a fictional 16th Century "England-like" fantasy kingdom. It operates during weekends from mid-August until the final week in September. Each weekend is themed different, so you can go several times and get a different feel every time. According to their website the festival features over 700 entertainers, 275 crafters and 120 food booths.
This massive amusement park is the largest in the upper Midwest. It has over 75 rides and 8 roller coasters. Valley Fair also has a water park, which includes several slides and a wave pool. If you need a break from the rides there are several restaurants, an amphitheater, The Galaxy Theater and several stages along with the Imax theater.
MYSTIC LAKE CASINO
Mystic Lake Casino is a short drive away, but can bring a huge amount of enjoyment. If playing the games is what you like than this is the place for you. There are over 4,000 slot machines, 100 blackjack tables, bingo, and pull tabs. Mystic Lake Casino is also home the most pennie slots in Minnesota, but if are a high roller, they also have high limit slots and blackjack rooms. If you want to make a weekend of it, you can stay in one of 600 hotel rooms onsite.
When you are done winning your money at the casino, stop by and enjoy one of seven wonderful restaurants. There should be a meal for everyone to enjoy. In addition, there is a par 72 championship golf course that features 13 holes with water, 80 bunkers and 20 fountains on this golf digest award winning golf course. Finally, the live entertainments in non-stop at Mystic Lake. The casino has free live entertainment every weekend on the Promenade Stag and some of the hottest performers in America on the Mystic Showroom stage.