12 Sights in Shakopee, United States (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Shakopee, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Shakopee, United States.

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1. Corkscrew

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CorkscrewJeremy Thompson from Los Angeles, California / CC BY 2.0

Corkscrew is a steel roller coaster at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota featuring one vertical loop and two corkscrews. Built in 1980, Corkscrew was planned to reflect the design of its sister roller coaster Corkscrew at Cedar Point. It is notably one of the first roller coasters to feature a double corkscrew, as well as a vertical loop. The main differences that the Valleyfair model has is the addition of a finale helix and the omission of the camelback before the loop. Until the hypercoaster Wild Thing, Corkscrew was the only outdoor all-steel roller coaster in Minnesota. Corkscrew is currently the only roller coaster at Valleyfair with inversions. The coaster's track was painted blue when it opened in 1980, but was repainted orange and yellow in 2011.

Wikipedia: Corkscrew (Valleyfair) (EN), Website

2. Holmes Street Pedestrian Bridge

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The Holmes Street Bridge, also known the Holmes Street Pedestrian Bridge, Old Shakopee Bridge, or Bridge 4175, is a historic truss bridge over the Minnesota River in Shakopee, Minnesota, United States. It is one of the state's only examples of a deck truss bridge. It was constructed in 1927 with parts manufactured by the Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Company. The bridge formerly carried US 169 and MN 101, and served as the principal river crossing for Shakopee. The Holmes Street Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in 2005. It was rehabilitated in 2011 to carry a trail for pedestrians, cross-country skiers, and snowmobiles.

Wikipedia: Holmes Street Bridge (EN)

3. Power Tower

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Power Tower Larry Pieniazek, User:Lar, en:User:Lar (primary) / CC BY 2.5

Power Tower is a thrill ride located at two Cedar Fair parks in the US, Cedar Point and Valleyfair. The attractions are powered by air in large cylinders in which an aircraft steel cable, connected to the internal piston, travels and is also connected to the external rider car. Hydraulic cylinders at the base of the tower provide an extra measure of safety in case of a ride malfunction. Both rides were designed and manufactured by S&S Worldwide of Logan, Utah. As of the 2020 season from their respective websites, both changed their height requirements from 52 inches (130 cm) to 48 inches (120 cm).

Wikipedia: Power Tower (EN), Website

4. Valleyfair

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Valleyfair is a 125-acre (51 ha) amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, United States. Owned by Cedar Fair, the park opened in 1976 and now features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters. Valleyfair also has a water park called Soak City which is included with the price of admission. Cedar Point and Valleyfair were the first two parks in the Cedar Fair chain and a combination of the park names – "cedar" and "fair" – were used to name the company.

Wikipedia: Valleyfair (EN), Website

5. Excalibur

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Excalibur Larry Pieniazek - User:Lar / CC BY 2.5

Excalibur is a steel roller coaster with a wooden structure located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota. It was built in 1989 by Arrow Dynamics, for the cost of $3,000,000. The ride is 105 feet tall with a top speed of 54.5 mph and has a minimum height requirement of 48 inches. It follows a customized figure-eight track layout and is rather short for a major roller coaster, with a total ride duration of two minutes and thirteen seconds.

Wikipedia: Excalibur (Valleyfair) (EN), Website

6. Wild Thing

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Wild Thing is a hypercoaster located at Valleyfair. It is an out and back roller coaster with more than one mile (1.6 km) of track. Its first hill is 207 feet (63 m) with a 60 degree drop, and the roller coaster reaches speeds of up to 74 mph (119 km/h). Wild Thing's height was set by the Federal Aviation Administration due to the nearby presence of Flying Cloud Airport.

Wikipedia: Wild Thing (Valleyfair) (EN), Website

7. Minnesota Renaissance Festival

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The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is a Renaissance fair, an interactive outdoor event which focuses on recreating the look and feel of a fictional 16th Century "England-like" fantasy kingdom. It operates during seven consecutive weekends, from mid-August until the final week in September on a site near the Minnesota River in Shakopee, a suburb of the Twin Cities.

Wikipedia: Minnesota Renaissance Festival (EN), Website

8. Renegade

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Renegade is a wooden roller coaster at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, that was designed by Great Coasters International. It was one of the first coasters built by Great Coasters International to use their Millennium Flyer trains, which are designed to give a smoother ride. Renegade's layout is a combination of an out-and-back and a twister roller coaster.

Wikipedia: Renegade (roller coaster) (EN), Website

9. Mad Mouse

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Mad Mouse Larry Pieniazek - User:Lar / CC BY 2.5

Mad Mouse is a steel wild mouse roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, U. S. It was manufactured by Arrow Dynamics and opened on May 8, 1999 as a replacement for the similar coaster Rails, which was eventually moved to Jolly Roger Amusement Park in Maryland in 1998. The ride's track and supports were designed by Ride Centerline.

Wikipedia: Mad Mouse (Valleyfair) (EN), Website

10. Thunder Canyon

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Thunder Canyon is a river rapids ride located at two Cedar Fair amusement parks. It is found at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota. Riders will get soaked on the ride at all the parks. All of the rides include water falls and water shoots.

Wikipedia: Thunder Canyon (EN), Website

11. High Roller

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High Roller Larry Pieniazek - User:Lar / CC BY 2.5

High Roller is a wooden roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota. High Roller is Valleyfair's oldest roller coaster, being built in 1976 when the park opened. It is an out-and-back type coaster, and is 70 feet at the highest peak with a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).

Wikipedia: High Roller (Valleyfair) (EN), Website

12. Steel Venom

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Steel Venom is an inverted launched roller coaster located at Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, United States. The Impulse Coaster model from Intamin, which opened in 2003, reaches a height of 185 feet (56 m) and a maximum speed of 68 mph (109 km/h).

Wikipedia: Steel Venom (Valleyfair) (EN), Website


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