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An Adventure-Seeker’s Guide to the Burnsville, MN Area

Chase adrenaline-inducing thrills in the Burnsville, Minnesota area. Everyone can enjoy a thrilling adventure whether you like skiing, biking, zooming around on roller coasters, or even operating heavy machinery! Here are all the places to experience thrills in the area.


Extreme Activities

Mountain Biking

There are amazing mountain biking trails to experience at Buck Hill. You will find single tracks, switchbacks, and tons of climbing on this 3-mile trail. If you are just visiting, and want to hit the area trails – Erik Moe, the mountain biking expert from Buck Hill, recommends Lebanon Hills, Murphy Hanrehan, Minnesota River Bottoms and Carver Lake. “Anytime someone wants to go mountain biking in a new area, I always tell them to go to a local bike shop and ask around.” You can find great information about trails and trail conditions with the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists. You can also contact Erik directly for more tips on mountain biking in Burnsville!



Amusement Parks

Valleyfair Amusement Park

Valleyfair is one of the best amusement parks in the Twin Cities Area with 75 rides and attractions, 8 rollercoasters, and the nation’s tallest side-by-side waterslides. Spin around on the Corkscrew at 45mph and drop 275ft on Power Tower! If you can’t boost your adrenaline at Valleyfair – you aren’t looking hard enough!


Photo Credit: Valleyfair Amusement Park


Nickelodeon Universe ® at Mall of America ®

This high energy funtivity lives inside the Mall of America® and is 7 acres of fun with 27 rides. This includes the Dutchman’s Deck Adventure Course which features zip lines and climbs 56 feet above Mall of America! You can also check out the Log Chute which is an exciting water adventure that ends in a 40-foot drop. Last but not least, check out Shredder’s Mutant Masher which sends you spinning and swinging on a “device of doom”! If coasters aren’t your thing, there is plenty of thrilling shopping to experience at Mall of America!


Photo Credit: Nickelodean Universe


Canterbury Park

Looking for a different kind of thrill? Consider the Canterbury Park Racetrack which has live horse races, poker, blackjack, and more.



Whatever adventure you choose, be sure to share photos of your adventure on Facebook and Instagram using #MyBurnsville. Check out the hotels in our area and start planning your trip today!

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