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Skiing at Buck Hill

Winter Wonderland in Lakeville Minnesota

If you are planning a special day, weekend getaway or a winter vacation, look no further than Lakeville Minnesota for a wonderland of fun. Enjoy the great outdoors including cross country and downhill skiing, tubing, snow shoeing, snowboarding, snow mobile riding, ice skating, and so much more incredible indoor entertainment.

The Lakeville area is jam-packed with amazing activities including Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard, offering skiing programs for all ages and skill-levels, tubing and snowboarding. Ritter Farm Park is the perfect place to find winter wonderland scenery for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, hiking and snowmobiling.

For the adrenaline seeking snowmobiler, Lakeville offers more than 60 miles of groomed trails. Located in Dakota County, which has the most trails of any county in the Twin Cities metro area, Lakeville boasts 57 miles of DNR grant trails, plus six miles of club trails. Lakeville’s trails connect to the east, south, and west with other club trails, including one trail that is part of the designated east/west corridor trail that runs across the entire state. This gives riders access to the more than 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails available across Minnesota.

Ready to get swept up in a new winter sport? Give curling at try at Dakota Curling in Lakeville. Founded in 2006, the facility is open to brand new curlers and seasoned pros alike. You can take lessons, join a league or check out one of the many ‘bonspiel’ tournaments. The club is located in historic downtown Lakeville with great accessibility to bars, coffee shop, restaurants and breweries.


Be bowled over at Lakeville’s Bowlero, a premier indoor entertainment complex. The facility is equipped with 38 bowling lanes complete with black lights, sleek loungers and HD video walls. Also experience laser tag and arcade games to your heart’s content.

Puzzled at what to do in the chilly weather? Escape MSP located in historic downtown Lakeville is a popular new attraction. Their exciting range of escape games are perfect for small and large groups alike.

Lakeville Area Arts Center is another amazing place to savor in local arts and culture. Attend a theater or dance performance, take a painting or pottery class, browse the galleries to view a variety of works by local artists or attend a music event!


Lakeville has over 60 restaurants waiting to make your dining experience memorable. Recently, Lakeville has become well known for their outstanding brewpubs and taprooms like Lakeville Brewing Company, Northern Taphouse, B-52 Burgers + Brew and Angry Inch. And don’t forget to make your reservation at Porterhouse Steak and Seafood if you’re in the market for a meal to remember.

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