Things To Do In Bloomington

Up to 48% Off Bowling Package

Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes

South Loop

$29 $15

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Inside Mall of America, 30,000 square feet of bowling lanes, arcade games, pool tables & tables of grilled fare enthrall visitors

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 85% Off Mom's Wine and Photography Night

Laura Monahan Photography

Multiple Locations

$225 $35

Enjoy wine & chocolate while learning to photograph kids with instruction in composition, style & natural lighting at 3-hour mom's night out

Half Off Amazing Mirror Maze for Two, Four, or Six

Amazing Mirror Maze

Mall of America

$15.90 $8

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Visitors meander and strategize their way through a disorienting and fun 2,500-square-foot mirror maze

Up to 71% Off at CM's Fitness Studio

CM's Fitness Studio

East Bloomington

$100 $39

Nationally certified instructors infuse socially driven fitness classes— including Zumba and hip-hop—with energy and global flair

Up to 53% Off at Malt-Tees Mini Golf

Malt-Tees Malts and Mini-Golf

Richfield

$38 $18

Waterfalls, streams, and gardens freshen mini-golf course; onsite malt shop serves ice cream, hot dogs, and drinks

50% Off Personal Training

Get-real-fitness

Northwest Richfield

$480 $240

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Up to 43% Off Painting Party

Bottle & Bottega Minneapolis

Multiple Locations

$35 $20

Patrons drink, paint, and mingle as an experienced artist leads them step-by-step through the creation of their own painting masterpiece

Up to 80% Off at Focus Kids Karate Academy

Focus Kids Karate Academy

Edina

$199 $39

The specialized program teaches kids aged 3–4 self-defense skills as well as listening, self-control, and discipline

65% Off Yoga Classes

Muna Yoga

Edina

$360 $126

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Up to 61% Off Yoga or Fitness Classes

Platinum Yoga

Burnsville

$96 $39

Stretch your body and burn some calories during Yoga, Zumba, Cardio Pump, Kickboxing, Bootcamp and other classes

73% Off 10 Fitness Sessions at Trumi

Trumi

Multiple Locations

$200 $55

Instructors combine interval training and strength workouts to make exercise routines that change every week, and are often held outdoors

51% Off Music Lessons at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Burnsville

$120 $59

Skilled and seasoned instructors school students in instruments ranging from piano, guitar, and drums to cello and flute

Up to 59% Off Woodworking Courses

American Workshop

Burnsville

$150 $69

Instructors impart woodworking basics inside 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse equipped with state-of-the-art power tools and equipment

Up to 80% Off Gym Membership to Mash Performance

Mash Performance

Burnsville

$139 $29

In addition to granting gym access, memberships admit exercisers to classes such as adult metabolic training and speed development

Up to 65% Off Boot Camp at Drees Performance Training

Drees Performance Training

Burnsville

$75 $29

Certified trainer motivates clients during strength and cardio sessions in a gym with sleds, kettlebells, TRX trainers, and resistance bands

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Wu Chi Martial Arts

Burnsville

$89 $49

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Up to 85% Off Dance Lessons

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Eagan

$240 $39

Certified and experienced instructors lead students through steps in dance styles from foxtrot to samba and salsa

89% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Kick Start Martial Arts

Kick Start Martial Arts

Eagan

$180 $20

Gain confidence and respect while burning calories at this new martial-arts academy

Up to 75% Off at Ambition Taekwondo

Ambition Taekwondo

Eagan

$165 $49

Tae kwon do classes combine combat techniques with sport and fitness, which are put to use as students practice sparring and breaking

Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab

Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

$140 $69

Students absorb technique and musical creativity under the instruction of Concordia University's Professor of Piano

Up to 70% Off Beginner CrossFit Package

Undisputed Strength & Conditioning - Home of Hellcat CrossFit

Eagan

$180 $59

Fundamentals course helps patrons prepare for CrossFit classes, where they'll tone and shape physiques with rotating functional exercises

Up to 52% Off at Segway of Minnesota

Segway of Minnesota

City Lakes Area

$98 $49

Riders roll through lake trails on self-guided Segway tours; includes comprehensive rider orientation

97% Off Summer of Bowling at The Park Tavern

The Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$960 $30

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From May through October, bowlers can topple pins on one lane for one hour per day wearing complimentary rental shoes

65% Off Personal Training

Train Your Way

St. Louis Park

$200 $70

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Up to 81% Off Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts Classes

Gracie Barra Twin Cities

St. Louis Park

$150 $29

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors trained by founder Carlos Gracie, Jr. lead men's, women's, and children's group classes

Half Off Training Packages at Endgame Fitness

Endgame Fitness

Endgame Fitness

$125 $62

Evidence-based approaches to strength and conditioning help athletes prepare for upcoming challenges with personalized programs

Up to 60% Off Boot Camp Sessions

Lori Johnson Fitness LLC

Iron Works

$24 $11

Certified trainer leads boot camp sessions at a family-friendly gym

50% Off Jump Time and Arcade Games

AirMaxx - Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie

$46 $23

Couples or families get together for wholesome fun, bounding across huge trampolines and playing novel and classic arcade favorites

50% at Shadowbrooke Golf Course

Shadowbrooke Golf Course

Lester Prairie

$78 $39

18-hole, par 71 course pairs an open front nine with a less forgiving back nine cleaved through mature trees

Up to 72% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Metro Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$235 $69

7th-degree black belt Sensei Rockwell and his instructors teach American Tae Kwon Do to kids and adults with an emphasis on discipline.

Up to 50% Off Open-Jump Sessions at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$31.80 $16

Inflatable playgrounds host jump sessions for all ages and encourage tykes and families to jump, leap, and climb bounce houses and slides

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at Healthy Training

Healthy Training

Eden Prairie

$240 $39

Trainers lead full-body workouts that combine resistance exercises with short bursts of cardio and are accessible to students of all levels

Up to 54% Off Practice at Minnesota Golf Academy

Minnesota Golf Academy

Eden Prairie

$60 $29

Unlimited range balls fuel sessions at a short-game area with a sand trap and a driving range where guests can place their own tees

Up to 51% Off Golf at Mendota Heights Par 3

Mendota Heights Par 3

Somerset Hills

$46 $23

Golfers hone their short game on a forgiving course carved into the land more than 50 years ago

Up to 67% Off Barre Classes at Time Out Pilates & Fitness Studio

Time Out Pilates & Fitness Studio

Minneapolis

$165 $59

Small, controlled movements target and tone muscles of the thighs, abs, arms, and more; keep bodies of all fitness levels lean & strong

50% Off Museum Admission to the American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

Phillips

$18 $9

Explore the castle-like Turnblad Mansion and its lavish artwork and furniture; see the August Strindberg photo exhibit; and try Nordic food

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions

Uptown Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of 2 race through Minneapolis in search of five golden eggs

Up to 53% Off Knife-Sharpening Services

Kitchen Window

Uptown

$89 $44

Instructors impart basic and advanced slicing, mincing, and dicing techniques; knife sharpening helps kitchen tools work more effectively

Up to 49% Off Private Tennis Lessons

InnerCity Tennis

Kingfield

$85 $45

One-on-one lessons with one of four staff tennis pros, each of whom cater to beginners, those who played long ago, and advanced students

48% Off Go-Karting and Bumper Boats

Lilli Putt

Coon Rapids

$25 $13

Go-karters careen around the course; bumper boaters take aim at rivals with mounted squirt guns

Up to 54% Off at Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through Duluth and Minneapolis

Up to 50% Off Knitting Workshop or Select Yarns and Books

StevenBe

Multiple Locations

$45 $24

Community and creativity meet at knitting shops with communal work areas, vibrant yarns, and friendly vibe

51% Off Private Drum Lessons

Klash Drums

Minneapolis

$80 $39

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to the fundamentals of percussion and help them develop more advanced skills

65% Off Fitness Classes

Centerspace Pilates Studio

Minneapolis

$150 $53

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

50% Off Private Ballroom Dance Lessons and Membership

DanceLife Ballroom

Richfield

$110 $55

Master an array of joyful ballroom dances, including Latin and swing, in private and group lessons

52% Off Beginner Mosaic Class at Mercury Mosaics

Mercury Mosaics

Northeast Minneapolis

$80 $38.50

Each beginner designs and assembles a mosaic, learns to cut and glue tiles, and watches a demonstration on proper grouting

Up to 44% Off Bowling, Beer, and Food

Town Hall Lanes

Minneapolis

$87.50 $49

Groups send bowling bowls careening down one of 10 lanes before refueling with craft beer and gourmet pub fare

Up to 65% Off Movement Analysis and Personal Training

Advanced Movement Professionals

Minneapolis

$150 $68

After evaluating the client's range of motion, an exercise physiologist tailors a physical-therapy plan

Up to 74% Off at Corrective Exercise Specialists LLP

Corrective Exercise Specialists LLP

Downtown Minneapolis

$200 $59

Certified trainers lead guests of all abilities in exercises based on functional movements, working to improve strength and mobility

Up to 71% Off Group Fitness Classes

Magna Health and Fitness

Minneapolis

$60 $19

Participants get fit in welcoming group fitness sessions

Up to 52% Off a Textile Sampler Class

Textile Center

Prospect Park

$30 $16

Textile sampler class includes gallery tour and hands-on craft activities, like silk-screening, felting, and kumihimo, with take-home pieces

Up to 55% Off Tai Chi Classes at Evergreen Fitness

Evergreen Fitness

SW Minneapolis

$100 $50

Practitioners of the Chinese martial art relax and increase focus while burning calories and improving balance, agility, and flexibility

Up to 56% Off Glass-Fusion Class

The Goddess of Glass

Minneapolis

$79 $39

Under the tutelage of artist Connie Beckers, students make glass artwork of varying sizes from provided pieces of colorful glass

Up to 93% Off at Amber Hein Photography

Amber Hein Photography

On Location

$695 $49

On-location photographer captures natural, candid portraits of newborns, couples, and families, with high-quality digital prints

Up to 80% Off One or Two Months of Yoga

Girasole Yoga On Central

Logan Park

$300 $59

Community-centered studio with Zumba classes and variety of yoga styles, including restorative, Vinyasa, and Kundalini

Up to 53% Off at Munsell School of Music

Munsell School of Music

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

Experienced instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels to play the piano or guitar in 30-minute lessons

Up to 56% Off Medieval Combat Fencing Class

Minnesota Sword Club

Minneapolis

$74 $35

Instructors teach centuries-old Western Martial Arts sword techniques in a unique, 11,000-square foot space that was once a bowling alley

Up to 51% Off Cooking Classes at Local D'Lish

Local D'Lish

Warehouse District

$80 $39

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Casual cooking classes use instructor demos and student participation to teach the basics of assembling meals from fresh, local ingredients

Up to 55% Off Interactive Summer Cooking Workshop

Saga Hill Cooking & Events

The North Wind Lofts

$110 $55

Le Cordon Bleu–trained chef teaches participants to hand make fresh mozzarella, grill steak, and whip up a custard dessert

Up to 66% Off Yoga at Jeromeo Body Clinic

Jeromeo In The Loop Yoga&Wellness

North Loop Warehouse District

$130 $49

Yogis in training learn the poses and postures of yoga during classes guided by an expert

Up to 60% Off at TITLE Boxing Club-Edina

TITLE Boxing Club-Edina

Minneapolis

$50 $20

Access to boxing and kickboxing gym's equipment and torch up to 1,000 calories an hour while toning the whole body in high intensity classes

Up to 55% Off Bowling and American Food at Park Tavern

Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$50 $29

Up to six people can enjoy an hour or bowling while munching on cuisine such as bacon-cheeseburger pizzas, chicken-dijon paninis, and salads

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

Four Gates Physical and Energetic Culture

Kingfield

$130 $39

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Clients will have access to kettlebell, yoga,and qoya classes; low-impact lifting workout burns fat, sculpts muscles, and builds strength

75% Off Fitness Classes at Kosama

Kosama

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

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Certified instructors lead interval training classes designed to increase stamina, build muscle, and burn calories

Up to 65% Off Lessons from OnlinePianist.com

OnlinePianist.com

Online Deal

$39.95 $14

Learn to play popular songs on piano with online tutorials; players can slow down the pace and break down hard sections for easier learning

Up to 78% off of Barre & TRX Classes

Avatar Private Training Studio

Minneapolis

$160 $35

TRX exercises enhance intense boot camps; barre classes blend elements of ballet, yoga, and other strengthening disciplines

45% Off Magician Rental

The Magic Of William Bradshaw

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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55% Off Services

Unstoppable Bodies

On Location

$240 $108

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

50% Off Guitar Lessons

Jf Music

Redeem from Home

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off at Power Defense Kickboxing

Power Defense Kickboxing

Downtown

$60 $30

Students learn effective self-defense techniques, such as how to target opponents' pressure points and strike out with knees and elbows

58% Off Online Menu Planning

Menu For The Week

Online Deal

$48 $19.99

Online menu-planning service sends out weekly emails containing dinner recipes and grocery lists

Up to 61% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Real People Real Strong Personal Training

Minneapolis

$120 $59

Instructors lead custom routines during personal-training sessions or guide groups through 60-minute boot-camp or kickboxing workouts

Up to 80% Off at Modo

Modo

Cedar-Isles-Dean

$300 $59

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Certified instructors lead students through 40 postures in a heated studio to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility.

Up to 65% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

National Fitness Training Systems

Seward

$100 $39.99

Forge new muscles and shed pounds during boot camp–style workouts

Up to 56% Off Baseball-Training Session

Extra Innings

Minneapolis

$25 $13

Multi-faceted baseball-training tunnel allows players to practice batting, pitching, and fielding

50% Off Pistol-Range Practice

Metro Gun Club

Blaine

$20 $10

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Guests hone their aim on a 50-foot indoor pistol range with 14 lanes; eye and ear protection provided

Select Local Merchants

Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression—she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura’s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego’s foamy beaches to Denver’s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest’s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.

2261 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington,
Minnesota
US

With more than 10,000 creatures, 30 display tanks, and a 300-foot ocean tunnel, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium gives visitors an up-close look at the sea's intriguing inhabitants. Sand tiger sharks feed on crustaceans and squid, one of the world's largest collection of jellyfish floats under multicolored disco lights, and the popular day octopus emits clouds of black ink to prevent visitors from glimpsing its unfinished autobiography. An interactive quiz trail helps deepen visitors' knowledge of the sea creatures, many of which are on the endangered list and have been rescued or were born and bred as part of Sea Life's conservation projects.

120 E Broadway
Bloomington,
MN
US

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy gathers formidable comedic minds to take the stage for Vegas-style comedy shows on the fourth floor of the Mall of America. From Conan and Letterman to Comedy Central and HBO, the comics featured at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy have graced the screen on some of the most prestigious talk shows and sitcoms known to galactic invaders with satellite dishes. This August, Bronson's hosts comics such as Kelly Taylor, Felicia Michaels, and John Beuhler, all of whom are proud parents of joke babies that have been featured on national television.

408 E Broadway
Bloomington,
MN
US

Poor Richard's Commonhouse whips up hearty platters of classic American pub grub and intrepid tumblers of signature cocktails against a cozy backdrop of exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. Oil rusty jaw hinges with starters such as the Samuel Adams lager mussels ($9.99), which bathes Prince Edward Island mussels in Sam Adams dijon-cream sauce, or the bison chili ($5.25/bowl), which couples locally raised, slow-roasted bison with fresh chilies, tomatoes, and spices, blanketed with pepper jack cheese and sour cream. The Colonial meatloaf ($13.99), dressed in a suit of bacon and anointed with an East Coast red glaze, blends Hereford beef and Compart Family Farms Premium Duroc ground pork with fresh herbs in a meal hearty enough to survive New England winters and tender enough to journal about it.

8301 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis,
MN
US

One hundred thirty six steps lead to the top of the Eagle's Nest, Water Park of America's fastest body slide. From a perch on the 10th floor, visitors careen down five floors before rocketing into a pool of water. Greater drops await riders of the park's twin body slides, whose six-floor descent veers outside the building before ending in a big splash, and indoor family raft ride, which travels more than a mile down 10 stories.

Down on the main floor, a 500-gallon bucket douses the children's play area with water every 135 seconds. Games of basketball unfold around four hoops in the activity pool's shallows, and tubes float down a winding river past attractions named for Minnesotan bodies of water. At the Flowrider, guests battle gravity to stay upright on a surfboard positioned on a sheet of water that flows 25–30 mph.

More challenges await guests in an arcade stocked with classic games such as skeeball and air hockey, which requires players to blow on a puck until it reaches their opponent's goal. More than 70 games reward skilled visitors with tickets, which they can trade for prizes such as an X-Box 360. With cuisine including housemade pizza and entertainment such as six high-definition televisions, Water Park America's three restaurants re-energize guests after enduring full days of swimming, sliding, and gaming.

1700 American Boulevard East
Bloomington,
MN
US

At Sam’s Grill, formerly known as Oak City, the menu's bounty of sizzling and hearty dishes reflects the best of American cuisine by incorporating a variety of our country's ever-present international influences. Though stir-fries and pastas abound, the Mediterranean is clearly the restaurant's greatest inspiration—dishes such as filet mignon kebobs and pizzas topped with gyro meat create a fusion of local and overseas flavors, and more traditional American dishes, such as the Cajun burger or baby back ribs keep palates firmly at home. Meanwhile, wine-savvy waiters educate clients on the wines available by the glass. Sam's Grill also adds a splash of nightlife to the mix by bringing in DJs with Thursday nights dedicated to Latin music and Friday and Saturday nights focusing on Top 40.

5001 American Blvd W
Bloomington,
MN
US