Prior Lake, Minnesota

Mystic Lake Casino

Midwest USA
Shakopee Midewakaton Sioux (Dakota) Community

Interior Renovation, Casino, Restaurants

Cuningham Group was the interior designer for the major renovation and remodeling of Mystic Lake Casino, the Midwest’s largest casino. The project includes the renovation of the Gaming Floor, new High Limit Blackjack and Slots Rooms, a High Limit Lounge, the Promenade Restaurants (food court), and Mystic Express (employee dining room).

The interior design concept evolved from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux’s history, culture, and relationship with the land within and surrounding the Minnesota River Valley. A flowing, lava-like “Golden River” ceiling feature organizes the gaming floor and offers a luminous, curving stream that entices guests to follow, explore, and enjoy Mystic’s many entertainment venues. Horizontal, dry stacked granite, onyx, and other natural materials are incorporated into the new floors, columns, piers, walls, and stone portals to abstractly represent river banks, rock outcroppings, and lush landscaping.


Casino Design Award
Best Overall Construction Project – Casino Resort Under $250 Million, 2012

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northland Chapter
FAB Award – Hospitality Category, 2010


Bergman Walls and Associates