Visiting the SW Metro?

Just a short drive from the Twin Cities, the Southwest Metro area offers something for everyone.

Visiting our community?

Contact us at the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce for recommendations on lodging, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and more.

Call: (952) 474-3233 email: jeff@swmetrochamber.com Stop by: 7925 Stone Creek Dr. #130, Chanhassen

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

For 50 years, this famous theatre has been celebrating the marriage of fine dining and superb live theatre. Mamma Mia is currently playing! Also enjoy the Twin Cities best tribute bands and Stevie Ray’s Comedy Club all within the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Paisley Park

Prince’s private estate & production compound in Chanhassen offers fans of the late music icon the unprecedented opportunity to take guided tours through the legendary, 65,000-square-foot complex.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The 1,137 acre arboretum is the largest public garden in Midwest and received the #1 ranking by USA Today in the ranking of the 10 best botanical gardens. The ever changing arboretum is a perfect venue for a picnic or family outing.

Chaska Curling Center

The new Curling Center boasts the largest membership in the nation and has already hosted international bonspiels. The Chaska Event Center and Crooked Pint Ale House restaurant are also located in the same facility. Step outside to Fireman’s Park which includes playgrounds, a board walk and swimming beach.

Libations

Our area is booming with three wineries (Parley Lake, Schram Vineyards and Sovereign Estates) offering exquisite wines in beautiful settings. If local craft beer is what you are looking for stop by Excelsior Brewing or Schram Haus for a wide variety of tasty choices. And if distinctive spirits is more your thing, stop at J.Carver Distillery. Try some Ax Throwing at Victoria Burrow or visit Floyd's for their iconic Bloody Mary.

Biking

The Dakota Rail trail extends 26.6 miles from Wayzata to Lester Prairie. The Minnesota River Bluffs trail extends 19.9 miles from Hopkins to Carver. The Lake Minnetonka LRT extends 15 miles from Hopkins to Victoria. Many of these trails link to trails that take you to other parts of the metro including downtown Minneapolis.

Recreation

Enjoy over one dozen county and regional parks in our area with miles of hiking trails. Access our beautiful beaches, boat cruises and rentals while visiting us in the summer. We highly recommend our chamber member golf courses including Hazeltine, Deer Run, Chaska Town Course, Dahlgren and Stonebrooke.