Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake – Minnesota

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Mystic Lake Casino

Located just south of the Twin Cities metro area, Mystic Lake Casino is the largest gambling locale in the state. Featuring a hotel with 586 rooms, multiple dining options, world-class entertainment, and a championship golf course, you don’t have to visit for the gaming, but you won’t want to miss it! Not only does the facility boast over 4,000 slot machines, bingo and pull tabs, but it also features nearly 100 blackjack tables.While you won’t find any other table games here besides blackjack, Mystic Lake has focused its energy on making them top of the line. With a $1 minimum (the only one in the state) to a $100 maximum, these tables accommodate the full range of expertise and budgets. The lower stakes tables are by far the most popular, and a typical night will most likely have you waiting in line for a spot at one of the coveted $1-$10 stations.

If cards aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other options to choose from in the casino. The thousands of slot machines are all electronic, pull-tab stations are sprinkled throughout the entire facility, and you can play bingo just about any time of the day. From the old-fashioned paper cards you daub yourself to the newest electronic bingo devices, Mystic’s bingo games are extremely popular, especially their Bonanza jackpot rounds where you can win up to $150,000.

Even though you have to walk through a smoking area to get to the non-smoking section, Mystic Lake’s newly installed ventilation system has greatly improved the experience for those who want a smoke-free casino environment. You can purchase alcohol in all areas of the casino, and it is obvious they have invested a lot in their bars by offering live music on the weekend at Drinx Bar and about one-hundred Minnesota craft brews on tap at the Promenade Bar.

Between the Mystic Steakhouse and the buffet, you’ll find some of the best cuisine in the area. They feature only the highest quality beef, sourcing it from local favorite Braveheart Foods. Finding the right cut of meat is easy with their plethora of choices, and for the full culinary experience, the menu pairs each entree with the best matched wine. If it’s more casual dining you prefer, you can head to the buffet, however especially on Wednesday Seafood Night, you’ll want to get there early if you want to avoid a long wait. Their buffet selection includes everything from homemade pastas, wood stone oven pizzas, to rotisserie chicken, prime rib, stir-fry to order, and an amazing selection of breads and pastries made from scratch. On weekend mornings, they offer a full brunch. Sunday’s Champagne Brunch is a real treat!

If you find yourself hungry at midnight after the main restaurants have closed, fear not! The Minnehaha Cafe is open 24-7 (with the exception of Monday late to Tuesday morning)and they offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night menus. One of the Cafe’s specialties is the Minnesota Wild Rice Soup, which is perfect any time of the year but will provide delicious warmth for those of you who visit during the state’s cold winter season.

Mystic Lake features a championship golf course on the property as well as a spa and fitness center. Whether you want to spend the day on the course or enjoy one of the spa’s massage and facial packages, Mystic offers so much more than casino games. For some, gaming is the appeal, but for others, the variety is this hot-spot’s best feature. Either way, you will never be at a loss for something to do. Even if you are looking to host a work meeting, Mystic can easily accommodate business events as well.

For something different in the evening, Mystic Lake consistently brings in world-class entertainment. You can spend the night at the comedy club or buy a ticket to one of the events in the Mystic Showroom. Regardless of your taste in entertainment, Mystic doesn’t disappoint. They have concerts by both contemporary and classic musicians, mixed martial arts fighting events, and shows like Penn & Teller and television chef and reality show host, Robert Irvine. The 2,100 chair venue is impressive, and there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. You can find the event schedule on the casino website and directly search for and purchase tickets. The shows are all very reasonably priced varying from $25 to $100 a ticket depending on the event and seat location.

An added bonus of visiting this particular casino is its proximity to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as the Mall of America and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport. It’s definitely close enough to make a full day of it at the mall, and you can even take the train from there into downtown Minneapolis to catch a professional sports game or take in a broadway play. Right across from the casino property is Canterbury Park where you can watch horse racing or play poker, and also near both of those places is Valley Fair, Minnesota’s only amusement park.

In Minnesota, the gambling age is 18, so it is an ideal choice for those not yet old enough to do so in surrounding states. Take advantage of free membership to Club Mystic, and you’ll also receive special offers and MystiCash, and be eligible for member-only events. This highly-rated casino and hotel offers Stay and Play packages from $99 to $159. It’s the perfect economical weekend trip. Even if you brave the Minnesota winter, these packages include complimentary covered valet parking and access to a heated indoor pool and hot tub, so you’ll never have to be out in the cold!

Whether you are searching for a day trip or week-long vacation destination, Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel in the Twin Cities of Minnesota is the perfect getaway for all ages. For more information on all Mystic Lake has to offer, visit their website



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