A Day in the Life: 12 Great Things to Do in Chanhassen, Minnesota

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Chanhassen is one of the best places to live and visit in Minnesota, offering its residents and visitors a wide range of things to do. From visiting Prince’s home and studio, Paisley Park, to shopping, dining, or venturing the outdoors, there’s something for everyone. 

Here’s a list of 12 unique and fun things to do and check out in Chanhassen.



Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, via Explore Minnesota

Chanhassen is home to 30 parks, over 60 miles of trails, and many lakes, making it an outdoor lover’s paradise. Below are some of our favorite outdoor activities to take advantage of. 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3.9 miles from Lake Place 
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a public 1,200-acre garden with beautiful display gardens, nationally recognized tree collections, walking paths, and cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. The Arboretum is home to the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building, which includes a Gift & Garden Store, art galleries, a conservatory, a horticulture library, and event spaces.

Lake Ann Park

1.8 miles from Lake Place 
Lake Ann Park is a public 102-acre community park with a non-motorized and undeveloped lake, a beach, walking trails, tennis and volleyball courts, and many more amenities. Visitors can also enjoy canoeing, watercraft rentals, and concessions during summer.

Lake Susan Park

0.7 miles from Lake Place 
Lake Susan Park is a public 33-acre community park with a lake, fishing pier, sand volleyball, tennis courts, playgrounds, and many more amenities. Visitors can also reserve areas of the park for private parties and gatherings. 

Arts & Entertainment


Paisley Park, via Paisley Park

Chanhassen is home to some of the best arts and entertainment venues in the Twin Cities area. Below are some of our favorite places to visit.

Chanhassen dinner theatres

2 miles from Lake Place 
The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres are an entertainment venue featuring musical theater, a comedy club, a pub, and many more features. Individuals, couples, groups, and more are welcome to dine out or catch an entertaining performance that’s sure to please. 

  • Musical theater
  • Comedy club
  • Concert series
  • Special presentations
  • Weddings and events
  • Brindisi’s Pub

Stevie ray’s comedy cabaret

1.2 miles from Lake Place 
Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret is an improv comedy club featuring interactive shows that use audience input. Similar to the setup of Whose Line is it Anyway, their shows feature clean adult comedy, making it a great place for couples, groups, work parties, and more. 

They also offer a number of things to get involved with aside from live shows, including:

  • Comedy shows
  • Classes
  • Customized entertainment
  • Keynotes & workshops



Axel’s Restaurant, via Axel’s Restaurant

When it comes to dining out, Chanhassen has a wide range of restaurants and atmospheres to choose from.

axel’s Restaurant

1.8 miles from Lake Place 
Axel’s Restaurant is an upscale, fine-dining restaurant offering steak, seafood, and cocktails. Patrons can expect a superior dining experience with warm service and a comfortable atmosphere. 

Houlihan’s Restaurant & Bar

1.4 miles from Lake Place 
Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar is a fun dining experience offering a wide selection of food with bold flavors, lighter bites, classics, vegetarian options, and more. They’re known for using pure, whole ingredients that support a healthy lifestyle. 

Chanhassen brewing company

1.2 miles from Lake Place 
Chanhassen Brewing Company is a brewery and taproom offering high-quality craft beer in a spacious and inviting atmosphere. Their beer appeals to all beer lovers and celebrates the local history of Chanhassen.



Bluff Creek Golf Course, via Bluff Creek Golf Course

Chanhassen has something for every active adult. From pickleball and ping pong to tennis and golf, there’s no shortage of activities to get your heart pumping. 

Mega Pickle and Pong

2.7 miles from Lake Place 
Mega Pickle and Pong is an indoor pickleball and ping pong club offering open play, lessons, leagues, and clinics. Their amenities include a lounge with complimentary coffee and tea, snacks and beverages, a pro shop, locker rooms and showers, and space for private events and parties. 

Bluff creek golf course

4 miles from Lake Place 
Bluff Creek Golf Course is a premiere 18-hole championship golf course with a range, pro shop, and PGA lessons.



Chanhassen Farmers’ Market, via Chanhassen Farmers’ Market

Chanhassen is home to many unique local shops and markets. During the summer and fall months, the Farmer’s Market is a great place to stroll for artisan produce and products. 

Chanhassen Farmers’ Market

1.5 miles from Lake Place 
The Chanhassen Farmers’ Market is a community farm market with 27 different vendors offering produce and homemade products. All are welcome to attend or sell their products from summer through fall. 

55 and Older Apartments in Minnesota


As you can see, Chanhassen is a vibrant community with plenty of things to keep visitors and residents entertained. It offers the perfect small-town charm while still only being a short drive from the bustling metropolis of the Twin Cities, making it a great place to begin the next chapter of your life. 

Lake Place is a 55 and older apartment community located in the heart of Chanhassen, offering residents the opportunity to explore all the quaint city has to offer. When living at Lake Place, active adults are close to some of the city’s best attractions.

In addition to being centrally located near Chanhassen’s best attractions, Lake Place offers residents a world of opportunities and amenities within its own community. Below are some of the many reasons you’ll love living at Lake Place:

Lake Place is the perfect home for those who want to continue living an active lifestyle while enjoying everything Chanhassen has to offer. If you’re ready to reserve your apartment or want to learn more about living at Lake Place, contact Elizabeth today at or 612-827-8409.

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