If you haven’t already spent your vacation money at Mall of America, take a gamble at one of the many Minnesota casinos, located near the Twin Cities/Bloomington area. You can pony up your cash at the Canterbury Park Racetrack or visit one of the 24-hour casinos near Minneapolis/St. Paul and Bloomington. One of the largest Minnesota casinos, the Mystic Lake Casino offers more than 4,000 slot machines and 100 blackjack tables. This hotel and casino also offers live entertainment by some of the greatest comedians and music groups in the county, such as Jay Leno, Chris Rock and Clint Black.
Canterbury Park Racetrack1100 Canterbury Rd Shakopee, MN 55379 US +1-952-445-7223
SHAKOPEE. At Canterbury Park, you'll find horse racing from May until Labor Day, not to mention gaming and simulcasting throughout the year. A children's play yard is available too, as are picnic facilities, restaurants, and concession stands. Racing novices can take advantage of seminars on betting before the start of each day's events. When the ponies aren't running, there may be rock concerts, motorcycle races, and swap meets.
Treasure Island Resort and Casino5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd Welch, MN 55089 US +1-651-388-6300
WELCH. Located on the Mississippi River south of the Twin Cities, Treasure Island offers a variety of gaming opportunities, including blackjack tables and slot machines. The complex includes a 250-room, Caribbean-style hotel, restaurants, bar/lounges, and a marina that's home to the casino's own Mississippi River cruise ship.