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Things to Do in Wayzata

Just a 15-minute drive west of downtown Minneapolis, you’ll find Wayzata, Minnesota — a charming village rich in history, cultural and sporting attractions, outdoor adventures, and eclectic events. See for yourself!


Neighborhood Map

We’re proud of our Wayzata home and love showing you the sights. Get to know the neighborhood around our hotel or expand your travel horizons even more — be it on Lake Minnetonka or on the road.


Neighborhood Map

Xcel Energy Center

Known as The X, this multipurpose Saint Paul arena is home to the Minnesota Wild of the NHL, as well as over 150 sporting, entertainment, and concert events throughout the year.

21.7 miles (28-minute drive)

The Winery at Sovereign Estate

Located on the north shore of Lake Waconia, this family-owned winery is a family-owned-and-managed vineyard of over 30 acres, and is open year-round for wine tastings and sales, bistro dining, live music, festivals, and more.

21.2 miles (31-minute drive)

Wayzata Depot

One of the city’s most popular gathering places, this 1906 train station is perfect for relaxing on the shaded lawn and watching boats sail on the bay. Inside the Depot, the Wayzata Historical Society’s railroad museum is open each weekend, noon – 4:00 pm, from April through December.

0.5 miles (11-minute walk)

Wayzata Country Club

This private, members-only club features a championship golf course plus a 6-hole short course and state-of-the-art practice facility, tennis and pickleball courts, two heated paddle-tennis courts, trap and skeet shooting, a swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar.

1.8 miles (6-minute drive)


As the largest amusement park in the Upper Midwest, Valleyfair features more than 75 exciting experiences and attractions including eight roller coasters, numerous thrill and family-friendly rides, a waterpark, live entertainment, shopping, dining, and much more.

18.3 miles (22-minute drive)

U.S. Bank Stadium

This enclosed stadium in downtown Minneapolis is the home stadium of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. With a capacity of 73,000, it also hosts big-name acts and other sporting events including the college baseball games of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

13 miles (20-minute drive)

Target Field

The home ballpark of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins is also the site of some of Minneapolis’s top concerts and performances throughout the year. The setting of Target Field is both spectacular and intimate with breathtaking views.

12.3 miles (17-minute drive)

Target Center

With a capacity of almost 20,000 attendees, this multipurpose arena in Minneapolis is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, and has hosted everything from major concerts and sporting events to family-friendly shows, graduations, and private events.

12.2 miles (16-minute drive)

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

In addition to its award-winning white, red, rose, and sparkling wines, Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery features tours and tasting rooms, live music, themed dinners, and trivia nights, as well as a German-inspired craft brewery and beer garden.

20.5 miles (33-minute drive)

Ridgedale Center

This shopping mall in Minnetonka is home to 125 stores offering everything from fashion to home and housewares, health and beauty, electronics and entertainment, and jewelry and accessories, as well as dozens of dining options.

4.2 miles (7-minute drive)

Parley Lake Winery

Parley Lake Winery is renowned for its acclaimed handcrafted wines, winning over 200 national and international wine competitions. It features a 125-acre vineyard and orchard, tasting room, live music, and an art gallery showcasing local artists.

18.1 miles (29-minute drive)

Paisley Park

Located in nearby Chanhassen, Paisley Park is Prince’s extraordinary private estate and production complex. Touring the property, you can experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce, and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.

10.5 miles (21-minute drive)

Orpheum Theater

Located in the heart of Minneapolis, the Orpheum Theater hosts a diverse lineup of Broadway, international, and local theater productions. Billed as the largest vaudeville house in the US when it opened on October 16, 1921, the Orpheum continues welcoming the biggest acts to its stage.

11.9 miles (16-minute drive)


RĒL Fishing provides you with all the fishing gear and everything you need for the ultimate day of ice fishing. When you arrive, the holes will be drilled, the house will be warm and everything you need will be provided.​ From pick up to drop off, they are there to oversee you have the ultimate ice fishing experience

10 miles (20-minute shoreline drive)

Jasper Guide Services

Lake Minnetonka is the perfect spot for your next group outing. Come on out and let professional fishing guide Dan Jasper use his years on Lake Minnetonka to provide your group the ultimate Minnesota ice fishing experience.

10 miles (20-minute shoreline drive)

Noerenberg Memorial Gardens

Known for its tranquility and spectacular beauty, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens is widely regarded as one of the finest formal gardens in Minnesota. Situated on Lake Minnetonka, the garden features ornamental shade trees and conifers, an extensive daylily collection, and “Northern Lights” azaleas.

5.2 miles (10-minute drive)

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

One of the most popular attractions in the state, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum features more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, nature-inspired exhibits, prairie and woodlands, and miles of trails.

11.7 miles (22-minute drive)

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The crown jewel of the city’s park system unites two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources: its park and its cultural life. Over the decades, the Garden has welcomed millions of visitors and showcased more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s collections, including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry.

11.5 miles (16-minute drive)

Minneapolis Institute of Art

With one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country, MIA inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, MIA provides links from the past to the present.

12.8 miles (21-minute drive)

Mall of America®

As the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the country, the Mall of America® features over 500 shops, more than 50 restaurants, nightclubs, a movie theater complex, and kids attractions ranging from a LEGO store to the Nickelodeon Universe® kids park and a NASCAR virtual racing center.

18.5 miles (24-minute drive)

Luce Line Trail

If you’re looking for outdoor recreation, this 63-mile trail runs along a former railroad line and is ideal for biking, hiking, running, walking (or dog walking), snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

6.8 miles (12-minute drive)

James J. Hill House

Visit the James J. Hill House to discover the influence of “The Empire Builder” on the region and his network of family members, workers, and guests. Original house details such as chandeliers, stained glass, and hand-carved woodwork have been preserved and can be viewed throughout the home.

21.6 miles (26-minute drive)

Hazeltine National Golf Course

Future site of the 2029 Ryder Cup — Hazeltine is the only club in the country selected to host this prestigious event for a second time. Founded in 1962 on the rules and traditions of golf, this world-class golf course is one of the premier championship courses in the entire Midwest.

13.4 miles (24-minute drive)

Guthrie Theater

One of the most respected theaters in the world, the Guthrie stages plays, musicals, and concerts.

Founded in 1963, it has built its reputation on producing the great works of literature, developing contemporary plays, and cultivating the next generation of theater performers.

14.7 miles (20-minute drive)

Allianz Field

Home to the Minnesota United FC of Major League Soccer, this soccer-specific stadium in Saint Paul has a capacity 19,400 and features 17 different types of seat-and-service offerings, as well as four premium hospitality clubs.

18 miles (23-minute drive)
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