Destination: Wayzata

Welcome to Wayzata! The gateway to Lake Minnetonka!

There is nothing like Wayzata in spring and summer. Spring signals the start of outdoor events, farmers markets, as well as the anticipation of warm-weather recreation and adventure.

During the summer months, beautiful Lake Minnetonka offers swimmers, boaters, and anglers some of the best beaches, boating and fishing found anywhere. From our north shore you can view the best and and brightest waters, natural landscapes, and ever evolving mansions on Lake Minnetonka. Hike or Bike our beautful trails that highlight some the best scenic views this area has to offer.

If dining and shopping are more your style, Wayzata is one of the top destinations in the upper midwest with celebrated dining and drinking choices, lavish shops, and indulgent spas and salons.

Wayzata offers the perfect escape–so no matter where you are from, you’ll make memories of rejuvenating under the summer sun, the warm sand between your toes, and the splashing in our refreshing waters.

Plan your trip to Wayzata now! Whatever your pleasure, it’s time to visit the Gateway to Lake Minnetonka.  We look forward to sharing our wonderful community with you.

Dan Gustafson
Wayzata Ambassador

Dan Gustafson
Dan GustafsonWayzata Ambassador
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  • Wayzata Model Railroad

    For the young and young at heart!

    Wayzata Model Railroad
  • Flying flapjacks

    July 4th: 8:00 AM - Noon at the Wayzata Depot. Hosted by the Children of the American Revolution.

  • Dock hands

    Heading to Wayzata by boat? Dock hands will help you land and tie up!

    Get more info on our docks
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Hyper-local. Geo-domain.
Relevant. Influential.
Connected. Ever changing. World-wide.

These are just a few of the words used to describe Wayzata.com.  Dan Gustafson has invested his life promoting and communicating with people interested in our great community. Wayzata has a much broader audience than can be ascertained by simply viewing our population on the welcome signs at the edge of town.

Thousands of people work here during the day, and the Wayzata zip code traverses many communities including Minnetonka, Orono, Deephaven, Greenwood, Medina, Plymouth, Long Lake, Minnetonka Beach, and Woodland.  Many of these people claim Wayzata as their mailing address with pride and are among the most loyal and vested citizens in our community.

The Wayzata School District encompasses Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina,Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth, and Wayzata.  Students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, and employees all wear the Wayzata brand with pride. It’s the largest school in the state with over 10,000 students.

Digital communication is changing the landscape of the world.  While the internet and mobile phones were once viewed as quaint substitutes for printed communication such as the newspapers and mail, these devices have grown up to be the dominant players of providing news and information and are part of an ever expanding global digital network.

My vision for Wayzata.com is for it to continue to be the easiest, best and fastest platform for communication that serves all interested stakeholders and constituents that self identify as being part of greater Wayzata.  My family and I believe it is the best community to live, work and play in the great State of Minnesota and look forward to seeing you around town at our outdoor attractions, our many restaurants and coffee shops, or in passing in the downtown area or in your neighborhood.

My best to you and yours,

Dan Gustafson

Three swank spots to get your seafood fix in Wayzata

Epic softball war: Wayzata Police vs. Wayzata Fire

Bragging rights for another year are on the line! The Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition invites you to the annual Anchor Bank Cup on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Klapprich Field. Come watch the Wayzata Police Department take on the Wayzata Fire Department in a charity softball game. Join us to see who wins bragging rights for this year!

Celebrity Wedding Photographer Robert Evans Brings His Expertise to Wayzata

Lake Minnetonka Magazine: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. No, this isn’t a list of Oscar invitees, but it is a few of Robert Evans’ past clients. The celebrity wedding photographer whose client list includes more A-listers than the cover of Vogue recently moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota… 

Wayzata Lake Effect plan moves forward

The City of Wayzata’s signature plan for the lake front continues to gain momentum.  Read up on it here!

Karl Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones celebrate at 6Smith

#1 NBA Draft pick Karl Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and local kid turned hero Tyus Jones visited 6Smith on June 26th, 2015.  Check out the pics on Facebook!

Star Tribune: Veteran comedy writer from Wayzata sponsors contest to find undiscovered talent.

Wayzata resident Bo Kaprall has spent more than four decades in show business, and he’s got the psychic scars to show for it. Kaprall tells how, as a rising young comedy writer-performer, he was offered a spot in the cast of a new NBC show. His agent advised him to turn it down, doubting whether the show would succeed. “It was ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and after I turned them down, they hired [John] Belushi,” Kaprall said with a wry smile…

State Championships:

Football: 2005, 2008, 2010
Boys Cross Country: 1992, 1993, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
Girls Cross Country: 2012, 2013, 2014
Boys Swimming: 2014
Girls Swimming: 2013, 2014
Boys Soccer: 1985, 2005
Girls Soccer: 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012
Boys Basketball: 1959
Wrestling: 1941, 1951, 1952, 1953
Dance Team: 1993, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
Nordic Girls Skiing: 1980, 2013, 2014, 2015
Boys Golf: 1994, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Girls Golf: 2011
Synchronized Swimming: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Boys Tennis: 1993, 1999, 2013
Boys Track and Field: 1977, 1980, 1984, 1995, 2012
Girls Track and Field: 2007
Adapted Bowling: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009s Country: 1992, 1993, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
Girls Cross Country: 2012, 2013, 2014
Boys Swimming: 2014
Girls Swimming: 2013, 2014
Boys Soccer: 1985, 2005
Girls Soccer: 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2009, 2011, 2012
Boys Basketball: 1959
Wrestling: 1941, 1951, 1952, 1953
Dance Team: 1993, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
Nordic Girls Skiing: 1980, 2013, 2014, 2015
Boys Golf: 1994, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Girls Golf: 2011
Synchronized Swimming: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Boys Tennis: 1993, 1999, 2013
Boys Track and Field: 1977, 1980, 1984, 1995, 2012
Girls Track and Field: 2007
Adapted Bowling: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009