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While Eagan may not be a metropolis in its own right, it certainly has plenty of options for entertainment. Its closeness to the larger metropolis of Minneapolis makes it simple to dash into town to attend bars, clubs, or shopping. The Mall of America is one of the most popular attractions and residents love boasting that the second largest mall in the country in only eight miles away. Nearly 520 stores make this mall a shopping and entertainment mecca, providing enough options so that shoppers of with any budget will find items to fall in love with.
Eagan has plenty of fun, festivals, and fairs available for those who want to experience local culture first-hand. The Eagan Art Festival takes place each year in June and provides a chance to catch a glimpse of artwork and various performances. Eagan also plays host to the Eagan Market Fest on the first and third weekend of each month from December 1 through March 1. This provides both locals and visitors with a chance to grab some fresh produce and handmade crafts. The Eagan Market Fest calls the Eagan Community Center home and is open to the public.
Eagan Core Greenway
Eagan has a significant number of parks available, and the Eagan Core Greenway is considered one of the jewels of the location. This two-mile stretch of green, undeveloped land stretches from McCarthy Farm to Lebanon Hills. Originally slated to become part of a golf course, the land was left undeveloped after the project pulled out and is now protected by a local group called the Friends of Eagan Greenway. It serves as untouched green space that can be enjoyed by the public and also acts as a corridor through the area for wildlife. The area is especially nice in the summer and fall.