CASINOS & RACETRACKS
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.
Minnesota is home to nearly 20 casinos, scattered throughout this great state and owned by various Native American tribes. But what you might not realize is that several of the state’s finest are within a short drive of the Twin Cities. Ranging in size from sprawling Vegas-style complexes to boutique hotels with a handful of blackjack tables and slots, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. You will also find two racetracks within driving distance of the metro, giving thrill-seekers a chance for live or simulcast betting.
If you’re looking for heart-pounding excitement head over to Canterbury Park—Minnesota’s premier Racetrack and Card Casino. From mid-May through Labor Day you can catch live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, and the park’s recently remodeled Card Casino deals up action 24/7 with the Midwest’s largest variety of table games.
Canterbury Park is hosting the 8th Annual Savor Minnesota wine tasting event on Saturday, April 29.
Owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Little Six Casino is located in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Given its proximity to the Twin Cities—less than a 30-minute drive—it attracts countless players all yearlong, offering a smaller scale, more intimate environment than its sibling Mystic Lake.
If you want a Vegas-style experience in the heart of the Midwest, look no further than Mystic Lake Casino Hotel—it is by far the largest casino resort destination in the Twin Cities area.
Located just 20 minutes north of the Twin Cities off of Interstate 35, this cutting-edge, 24-hour Vegas-style card room and restaurant has live summer harness racing and year-round simulcast wagering on horses.
Just 40 minutes from the Twin Cities sprawling on the outskirts of the quaint riverside town of Red Wing, Paradise awaits at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.