25 Reasons to Visit Eagan
When planning your family summer vacation, we know you have some must-haves on your list when you’re choosing a destination. Is it affordable? Easy to get to? Near a metropolitan area? Those types of things. Eagan isn’t only affordable and in a convenient location, it is the perfect place for the whole family to do everything they want to do! Whether the guys want to visit the home of the Vikings, the ladies want to do some major shopping or the whole gang wants to soak up some rays at a waterpark – it’s all right here in Eagan! Check out our top 25 reasons why you need to get packin’ right now.
Explore a modern way to step into the Minnesota Vikings’ storied past. It’s one of only FOUR NFL museums in the U.S.!
Splash, float and soak up the sun at this family-friendly hot spot complete with a lazy river and mini golf course.
3. Twin Cities Premium Outlets
Shop till you drop at this beautiful outdoor shopping center and score deals of up to 65% off designer brands like Coach, Under Armour and Fossil.
Whatever you’re craving, Eagan has it all. From authentic Mediterranean food to family-owned barbecue joints – every appetite will be satisfied.
Surround yourself with the beauty of art and nature across 60 acres of rolling wooded hills. Don’t forget to check out Caponi’s live music events!
Grab an icy cold lager from popular spots like Bald Man Brewing or Union 32 Craft House. They both offer live music, a fun atmosphere and food too!
Score FREE tickets to top attractions such as Nickelodeon Universe in Mall of America, Vikings Museum and more. Find out how right here!
With all the comforts of home for an affordable price, Eagan is home to a plethora of lodging destinations and most offer free shuttle service to Mall of America and MSP Airport.
The kickoff event to a brand season of Minnesota Vikings football all starts here at training camp. Cheer on your favorite players and immerse yourself in the excitement at Viking Lakes (see #20).
Whether you want to jam out to live music on a patio or enjoy an outstanding play, Enjoy Eagan has all of the music and theater possibilities for nonstop entertainment.
The nation’s largest shopping and entertainment destination is located just 5 minutes from Eagan. Reminder: most Eagan hotels offer free shuttle service to this amazing attraction.
12. Market Fest
Connect with local farmers and vendors, enjoy delicious produce and food truck fare plus live entertainment at one of the top voted Farmers Markets in Minnesota.
In addition to hosting many local art events, Eagan is home to a huge display of public art, local artists and the Eagan Art House.
14. Lebanon Hills Regional Park
This year-round attraction is a go-to for all outdoor lovers who enjoy fishing, paddleboarding, mountain biking, hiking or just relaxing on the beach.
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16. No Tax on Clothes/Shoes
Need we say more? Shop to your heart’s content with no guilt!
Another short five minute drive from Eagan and you will be enjoying the sights and sounds of over 4,300 animals in a beautiful expansive setting.
18. Local events
The calendar is always full here in Eagan with local events taking place every week including Eagan Art Festival, Food Truck Festival, 4th of July Funfest, Bow-Wow-a-Rama and more!
For(e) all of you golfers out there, Lost Spur’s 9-hole course offers an array of challenging shots while dazzling with spectacular views of the city.
20. Viking Lakes
Second to none, this world-class mixed-use development is home to the Vikings Museum and Verizon Vikings Training Camp! Stay tuned for more amazing additions like retail, restaurants and a hotel coming soon.
21. Unique Sweet Treats
When you visit Eagan get ready to delight your taste buds with artisan-crafted cupcakes from Cupcake, flavorful bubble tea from Mint Tea, mouthwatering cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes or sweetness for all at Bittersweet Gluten-Free Bakery.
22. Holz Farm Park
This historic city landmark offers the unique cultural experience of rural life that used to take place right here in Eagan.
23. Shopping Galore
Do you like to shop? We know, silly question. Eagan is home to shopper favorites, Twin Cities Premium Outlets and Central Park Commons. Don’t forget it’s also just minutes from Mall of America!
Whether you’re looking for serene forest paths or a more active outdoor experience, the parks and trails system in Eagan offers the opportunity for both and everything in between.
25. FAMILY FUN!
Family friendly is what Eagan does best! From Eagan’s plethora of festivals and events for all ages to attractions like Cascade Bay and Rockin’ Jump, there’s hours of entertainment to explore.
The summer will be here before you know it and we want to help you make the most of your vacation time! Be sure to request an Enjoy Eagan Visitors Guide and Coupon Book to assist with the planning process!
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