About LakevilleIn 1910, Col. Marion Savage capitalized on the success he had created with racehorse Dan Patch and had the Dan Patch Railroad Line built to service Antler's Amusement Park. A century later, Antlers Park, 9740 201st St. W. on the eastern shore of Lake Marion, is still a popular local spot to picnic and enjoy outdoor activities.
Ritter Farm Park, off I-35 to 19300 Ritter Parkway Tr., has 340 nature-oriented acres offering trails for hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The bald eagle is one of 130 species of birds that have been identified within the park. Visitors can also rent a picnic shelter, practice on an archery range or participate in family nature and art camps. For more information phone (952) 985-4600.
The Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., presents theatrical performances, concerts, exhibits and special events in the renovated historic All Saints Church; phone (952) 985-4640.
Visitor Centers Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau 19950 Dodd Blvd. Lakeville, MN 55044. Phone:(952)469-2020 or (888)525-3845
In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.