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Orchards, farms, parks, bowling, bike trails, beaches, llamas, lakes, movie theater, shopping, restaurants, and really big cookies! Waconia has a lot of room for kids to play and have fun inside and outside–year-round.

Indoor Ideas

Young girl doing Karate kick

Run, swim or play-off some energy at Safari Island. Skate year-round at the Waconia Ice Arena. Check Garage Bar & Bowl for open bowl times or Laketown Gymnastics for open gym times. Take a class at Dojo KarateWaconia Dance Company or Rising Star Dance Academy. Visit the Waconia Library, watch a movie at Emagine Waconia Theatre or visit one of our family-friendly restaurants.

Outdoor Ideas

Kid on a jet-ski

Waconia is a lake town that supports all types of watersports during the summer and ice sports during the winter. We have tennis courts, a golf course, a swimming beach, and so many parks! Park amenities include playground equipment, tennis courts, ball fields, skating rinks, walking trails, picnic facilities and a fishing pier. More information on Parks and Trails. Want to take the kids fishing? A great place to start is In Towne Marina.

Family Fun Events

Kids Having Fun

Waconia has something for all ages, interests and seasons. 4th of July Fireworks, Waconia Rodeo, Carver County Fair, Nickle Dickle Day, Tree Lighting in the Park and so much more.

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