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Canterbury Park

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1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379-1873
+1 952-445-7223
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Our family visited Canterbury for Fathers Day. The children enjoyed seeing the horses, eating the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barb G
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Horses and brew

We went to Canterbury park to spend time with a group of friends. We sat in Longshots bar area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark M
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Canterbury Park is the Twin Cities' premier home to live horse racing, simulcast racing, and a 24/7 card club featuring Blackjack, Texas Hold'em and more.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379-1873
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"reserve a table"
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"paul allen"
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"buck night"
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"food options"
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"special events"
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"poker tournament"
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"fun place"
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"thursday night"
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"love horses"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family visited Canterbury for Fathers Day. The children enjoyed seeing the horses, eating the food, and playing in the play area. The place was packed and there were no seats left indoors. It was very hot and no one wanted to sit inside. We...More

Thank Barb G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Canterbury park to spend time with a group of friends. We sat in Longshots bar area and were at a table we reserved. The bad part of the day was the torrential rains at the beginning of the day but we were...More

Thank Mark M
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Kris J, Marketing at Canterbury Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the review Mark! Hopefully we get some nicer weather as the live racing season moves along!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A GREAT place to watch the Derby and live racing’s!!! Go to the 3rd floor and seat at one of the many tables that over look the race track, some serve food others just drinks 🍷 either one are great to see the live action...More

Thank Gary D
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Kris J, Marketing at Canterbury Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review Gary D! Great info for folks who haven't been before!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

My wife and I have been here a few times now. We play poker here. Sometimes winning, sometimes not, but always with money we can afford to lose. We have always found the staff to be helpful and friendly. It's a lively atmosphere for the...More

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Kris J, Marketing at Canterbury Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks so much for the review and tips Dragonhearted!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

There is an annual car show called Mustangs & Ponies at Canterbury and it's a great time to see cool cars and fast horses. The Park is very nice, with great good and very clean areas including restrooms.

Thank Dan N
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Sundays are Family Day at Cantebury Park and it is such an incredible experience. We used to take our daughter there when we lived in the Cities and she was 3ish. She loved horses, we loved being outdoors and the energy. Fans are fun and...More

Thank Jill0404
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Canterbury Park on a Thursday which happened to be dollar night. Admission was only a dollar and there were many food options for a few dollars. If you're going to bring the family - Thursdays are an affordable night to go. The atmosphere is...More

Thank NDStones
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have lived in Minnesota all of my life and began coming to Canterbury Downs from the very beginning. I actually worked there in 1987 as an 18 year old in concessions. My opinion is this...Canterbury is a gem in the midwest as far as...More

Thank davidpreslicka
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely go on $1 night (I think each Thursday). Free entrance for kids, $1 per adult. $1 for program. $1 16oz drinks. Bets as low as 10 cents, so the kids could choose their favorite horse and really get into the game. Kids got to...More

Thank Ilan H
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great place to have some fun and watch horse racing. Betting is easy. Make sure you watch the horses promenades before the race so you can pick your winner. Come on thursday which is buck night. Good beer selection. Sit outside or inside.

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hilltopKy
3 June 2016|
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Response from Debra W | Reviewed this property |
I usually stay at Country Inn & Suites - very close to Canterbury Park and Mystic Lake Casino is close too
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AnirudhRavula
1 December 2015|
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Response from beech3242 | Reviewed this property |
The casino portion is open during the winter months. The horse racing is done until May 2016
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Horse races
29 July 2015|
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Response from tonfron | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a lot of different things for kids to do.
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