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Things to do during "cabin time" in Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie, MN short term cabin rentals for all seasons. What do you do when you want to get away and relax on the lake but you don’t want to leave the comforts of civilization? Renting a cozy family cabin, waterfront cottage or modern vacation home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is your answer. The many lakes and hiking trails near rented accommodations in Eden Prairie make it easy to forget that, just 15 miles away, is the buzzy city of Minneapolis.
Why not start big by heading to Valleyfair amusement park? You’ll find roller coasters for every age and level of thrill-seeker, an expansive water park, live shows, and a “live” dinosaur park. If you’re still seeking adventure but the snow has fallen, Eden Prairie cabins and vacation rentals are ideally situated near Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe theme park or burn some energy at AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center. While you’re at the MOA, check out SEA LIFE a walkthrough aquarium. Boredom has no place here.
There are plenty of outdoor gems to be found in the wilderness around Eden Prairie rentals. The town itself is ranked one of the top lake-beach towns in the U.S., so make sure to take full advantage of it by relaxing at the beach, casting a line, or paddling the blue waters — many Eden Prairie cottages offer these entertainments and more right outside the front door. You also won’t want to miss the gorgeous Minnehaha falls, found right in the heart of Minneapolis. The falls are breathtaking any time of year and the trails that wind through the park are beautiful and serene. Next, wander the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, site of the infamous Cherry on a Spoon, then unwind in the tranquil Normandale Japanese Garden. The Chain of Lakes Regional Park is another great stop; the paved trails connect six different lakes in the area, making it the perfect destination for biking, walking, and playing a variety of sports. During the summer, hit the beach or fishing pier, or try your hand at canoeing. Winter visitors can still enjoy the walking paths or test out their ice skating skills before warming up before the fire in a traditional log cabin with a picturesque stone hearth.
Do you consider yourself a cultured sort? Yes? You’ll find a variety of museums sprinkled throughout Minneapolis. Marvel at world-renowned masterpieces at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and afterward, consider walking the smaller Museum of Russian Art and the American Swedish Institute for another satisfying dose of culture, architecture, and history. When your inner art critic is satisfied, check out the Bakken Museum on science and technology or head to the Wings of North America aviation museum. Those with children will want to visit The Works an exploratory museum full of fun, educational, and interactive exhibits.
Fans of theatre and music will have the opportunity to take in live performances throughout their stay. The nationally recognized Chanhassen Dinner Theatre has a show for every taste; shows range from well-known classics such as Grease, house produced plays, and comedy acts. Musical buffs can’t miss Paisley Park, Prince’s estate and recording studio. Filled with history and memorabilia, visitors gain fascinating insights into the late icon’s life and career.
Eden Prairie has some delicious gems to offer on the culinary scene Bay Leaf serves up authentic Indian while Baker’s Ribs dishes out classic BBQ. Foodies, head into Minneapolis proper. There are endless food trucks to be found and a place to satisfy every craving. Make sure you experience’s Minnesota’s iconic Juicy Lucy cheeseburger at one of the two disputed origins: Matt’s or the 5-8 Club. Or try both and compare! Try World Kitchen for fare from around the world, hit Five-watt for quality coffee, and top it off with artisanal Ice cream from MilkJam.
Cabins and lodges near Eden Prairie and the surrounding cities have much to offer, so good luck exploring it all.
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