I'm a city girl, so the years I lived in Eden Prairie, in a townhouse on a sometimes frozen pond, were a big change of pace. It's one of the larger Minneapolis suburbs, at more than 60,000 people. As such, it has most suburban amenities: a popular mall with a large movie theater, nice parks, and tons of shopping and dining options. Many of these are standard chains with strip mall ambiance, but there is quite a selection. For things like great museums, live music and theater, I still found myself driving into Minneapolis. It's a dozen miles away, but look out for rush hour.
Eden Prairie doesn't have a lot of tourist attractions, although it has a number of chain hotels and is not far from the airport. For someone thinking of staying for more than a visit, Eden Prairie is a clean and safe space, known for good schools. It's undergone a boom of townhome construction, so there is now quite a range of housing options of various prices and sizes.
It drove me mad to live so close to all those shopping and dining options, but have very limited public transportation access and very few pedestrian friendly areas. There are beautiful walking trails around parks and lakes, but good luck hoofing it to the grocery store. In recent years a great bus line has made a presence, but it is primarily for Minneapolis commuters. The irony there is that many large companies are located right in Eden Prairie. All in all, I wouldn't recommend it to a tourist, but if you're looking for a comfortable suburb to call home and you enjoy changing seasons, it is well worth considering.