What to do and see in Waconia, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 26, 2017 Randal Brittian

Waconia in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Wineries & Vineyards. Discover best things to do in Waconia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Waconia

1. Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

8785 Airport Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9634 +1 952-442-5105
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery

Family-run business creating award-winning wine and small batch custom brews in a beautiful vineyard setting! Minnesota's First Winery and Brewery. Hours vary seasonally. Please see website for our most current hours. We open on weeknights for special events and/or private parties.

Reviewed By MinnScooter - Lakeville, Minnesota

We've ben here several times before but usually on a Sunday when they could not sell their beer this time we could do a flight ( split 4 ways along with 3 passport tastings) I enjoyed their wheat beer , my wife liked the tropical one, one of our friends really liked the IPA and the other loved the mocha monkey. I think this year anyway they also have the best wine in Waconia..just my opinion of course

2. Big Stone Mini-golf and Sculpture Garden

7110 County Road 110, Minnetrista, MN 55364 +1 952-472-9292
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Big Stone Mini-golf and Sculpture Garden

Reviewed By polkadots_eve - Minneapolis, Minnesota

After reading many reviews of local activities to get ideas for group activities when some out-of-town guests came to visit, we and our guests set off for a not-insignificant drive to Mound. During the drive I wondered if I had made a mistake but rest assured, it is worth the drive. The mini-golf course is 14 holes versus a traditional 18, but each one is so creative and unique that it is totally worth it. And after the mini-golf .... the sculptures! There are some really incredible and unique sculptures out here in essentially a field in the middle of nowhere. And after the sculptures, farm animals! Donkeys, goats, horses, cows!

Not to mention that the course and sculptures present numerous photo opportunities for anyone so inclined.

We are so glad we made the drive to try this and will absolutely return

3. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317-0039 +1 952-443-1400
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 503 reviews

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Reviewed By mumbojumboman - Victoria, Mn

The Landscape Arboretum has winter Christmas lights all over the grounds. Light display by the children's area with sleigh and windmill. Around back is more lights and music, and inside is the Poinsetta tree about 15 ft tall !!

4. Grumpy's

4113 Main St, Saint Bonifacius, MN 55375-1137 +1 952-446-1478
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Grumpy's

Reviewed By jcwbesq - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. Ordered three Grumpy Burgers (double patty, choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, Canadian bacon, mayo) baskets w/ fries. A pint & two rum & cokes. Good pours. Burgers very good. Service great (attractive, attentive & sharp). Worth a stop.

5. Burky's Bar and Grill

505 Lake St W, Cologne, MN 55322-9351 +1 952-466-3328
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Burky's Bar and Grill

We have a full menu including Appetizers, Flame Grilled Burgers, Wings, Sandwiches, Salads, Soup & Chili (seasonal), Shrimp & Steak. We have a delicious Prime Rib Dinner Special Every Saturday Night, Steak & Shrimp Dinner Specials Every Friday & Saturday Night, and BBQ Ribs Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights! Try out Burky's Famous Fish Fry Every Friday starting Jan. 1st through Easter, then the last Friday of every month after Easter. We also have a full bar with your drink of choice, over 50 kinds of beer (Featuring many Minnesota Brewed Beers), 9 Beers On Tap & wine is also available. Our Happy Hour Special is $1.00 OFF All Beer & Drinks 2pm-6 Sunday through Friday. Completely remodeled inside 6 years ago, we offer a clean and comfortable bar & grill environment where everyone is welcome.

Reviewed By Lynne W - Minnetonka, Minnesota

The 4th Friday of every month is unlimited fish & chip night. Both are good, although if it's busy (like during Lent) the kitchen gets backed up and you'll have to wait a while to get a refill of both. If you're a fan of malt vinegar for your fish you need to bring your own, and be prepared to share with the next table. Lots of bikers stop here during the warmer months. Burky's holds about 50 people, has a good bar, and has a friendly atmosphere.

6. Bongards Premium Cheese

13200 County Road 51, Norwood Young America, Norwood, MN 55368-9525 +1 952-466-3545
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Bongards Premium Cheese

Come to Bongards Retail Store and experience our award-winning specialty cheeses! Great for the whole family or a quick stop through town

Reviewed By Michael B

They have squeaky cheese curds here fresh daily among other different cheeses that they make I could see for a restaurant owner they have discounts for them as well they're buying in bulk they also make Fresh Sandwiches here that looks really good I didn't have any I just picked up some cheese curds

7. Waconia Brewing Company

255 W Main St, Waconia, MN 55387-1025 +1 612-888-2739
Excellent
55%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Waconia Brewing Company

Reviewed By SherrieARC - Elon, North Carolina

Popped in on a whim headed to Minneapolis. Flight was good -staff was friendly. Highly recommend! There is no food other than popcorn. Just tapped a coffee chocolate ale - Very interesting!!

8. Lowry Nature Center

7025 Victoria Dr, Victoria, MN 55386-9668 +1 763-694-7650
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Lowry Nature Center

Reviewed By Erica C - Des Moines, Iowa, United States

This past weekend we visited the nature center and hiking trails twice! The indoor center space was clean, informative and had a nature program for children getting ready to start. The trails were well maintained and there were multiple to choose from. They looped around various lakes, pond and wooded areas. The interpretive playground area for children was very unique, fun and educational at the same time. There is also a butterfly garden!!!! Truly a gem hidden so close to the cities.

9. Sovereign Estate

9950 N Shore Rd, Waconia, MN 55387-9503 +1 952-446-9957
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Sovereign Estate

Sovereign Estate is a family owned winery and vineyard located on the North Shore of Lake Waconia. Producing award winning European styled wines and serving bistro foods in the Tasting Room. The Willow Room hosts fine dining at the Friday Night Supper Club in the fall and winter season. Pavilion tent is available for corporate events and receptions. Concerts and live entertainment through out spring and summer season.

Reviewed By PVVVV - Minnetonka, Minnesota

We spent a couple of hours at this winery on a breezy but beautiful Sunday afternoon listening to live music and enjoying a margarita pizza and a couple glasses of their local wine. The winery has been in operation since 2008 and has mature vines...MoreThanks for visiting and we look forward to having you back soon. We hope to be THE destination winery in Minnesota - not only for fun but for our excellent wine....I think you found us!

10. J. Carver Distillery

1320 Mill Ln, Waconia, MN 55387-1000 +1 952-442-2433
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

J. Carver Distillery

J. Carver Distillery, located in Waconia, MN is a grain to glass distillery that produces a broad variety of unique and exceptional spirits including bourbon, rye whiskey, apple brandy, barrel gin, vodka, gin, and liqueurs. We explore whatever unique inputs are available in Minnesota and produce products that are noticeably different and exceptional. Tours are available and provide an overview of our grain-to-glass approach and allow visitors an opportunity to see the stills, mash tun, fermentation tanks, and barrel house. A tasting of 3 spirits is included with the tour for customers 21 years of age or older. Craft cocktails are served in the expansive cocktail lounge.

Reviewed By Jaimie L - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Excellent craft cocktails with J Carver's signature spirits. Take a tour of the Distillery if you can. Food trucks on Fridays. Just need a patio space for these summer evenings!

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