Sightseeing in Coon Rapids


Distillery Tour, T-Shirt and Craft Cocktails for Two or Four People at Du Nord Craft Spirits (Up to 45% Off)

Du Nord Craft Spirits

Du Nord Craft Spirits

Take a tour of the facility that ends in the cocktail room, where the company’s craft spirits imbue drinks with their signature flavor notes

$68 $39

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$79 for a Wine-Tasting Tour and Riverboat Cruise from Lee's Limousine ($159 Value)

Lee's Limousine

Rosedale Center

Limo stops for wine and cheese tastings as well as a St. Croix River boat cruise

$159 $79

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Two-Hour Self-Guided Segway Tour for Two or Four from Evolve Segway (Up to 52% Off)

Evolve Segway

City Lakes Area

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

$196 $99

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Sightseeing Boat Tour for Two or Four or Margaritas River Cruise from Padelford Riverboats (Up to 48% Off)

Padelford Riverboats

Padelford Packet Boat Co., Inc.

90-minute sightseeing cruises show off the Mississippi’s sights; margarita cruises include a taco bar and 2-for-1 priced margaritas

$33.60 $18

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Two-Hour Group Pedal-Bar Ride for Up to 16 People on a Weekday or Weekend from Amsterdam Pedals (Up to45% Off)

Amsterdam Pedals

Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Up to 16 people pedal on a group bicycle outfitted with a table and cooler for BYOB drinks; three easy routes around St. Paul available

$300 $169

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Narrated Lake Minnetonka Public Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Wayzata Bay Charters (Up to 48% Off)

Wayzata Bay Charters

Wayzata Bay Charters

Passengers board the 60-foot lake cruiser complete with satellite TV, restrooms, and a full snack bar for a narrated cruise

$33.34 $18

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Visit for Two or Four to Ironhorse Railroad Park (Up to 50% Off)

Ironhorse Railroad Park

Ironhorse Railroad Park

The museum includes the 1895 Saint Paul and Duluth Railroad depot and about 20 pieces of large equipment, including an MRA engine

$24 $14

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Standup Paddleboard & Yoga Class for One, Two, or Four or SUP Rental at Stand Up Paddle and Sail (Up to 51% Off)

Stand Up Paddle and Sail

Stand Up Paddle and Sail

Hands-on training session that gives beginners the foundation toward mastering stand up paddling with emphasis on form, rhythm, and balance

$180 $89

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Admission for Two to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Sweeping arboretum captivates guests with more than 1,200 acres of gardens, prairies, and woodland trails containing 5,000+ plant species

$24 $12

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$59 for a Winery Tour Package for Two at Buffalo Rock Winery ($102 Value)

Buffalo Rock Winery

Buffalo Rock Winery

Sample reds, whites, and rosés, along with fruit wines, produced and bottled at this woman-owned winery

$102 $59

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Millner's Heritage Vineyard and Winery

Get a behind-the-scenes take on the winemaking process with a vineyard tour followed by a tasting of Hungarian- and Austrian-style wines

$54 $25

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Four, Six, or Eight Admissions to Hemker Park & Zoo (Up to 67% Off)

Hemker Park & Zoo

Hemker Park & Zoo

Family-friendly attraction boasts penguins, kangaroos, and New Guinea singing dogs, among other global wildlife

$39 $14

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Wine and Spirit Tasting Package for Two or Four at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery ( 50% Off)

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Eau Claire

After sampling wines and spirits, guests can enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail, plus a credit towards any wines or spirits purchase

$46 $23

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  • Walker Art Center
    In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books. In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock. Current exhibits have explored the contemporary still photography of Cindy Sherman, American avant-garde film from 1960 to 1973, and prints, paintings, and sculptures produced after 1989. Inside the museum's social spaces, docents also host artist talks, film screenings, and open houses. Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. As visitors walk across its lawns, they can glimpse iconic modern sculptures, cross a 375-foot steel-and-wood footbridge, or watch staff teach plants to paint in the Cowles Conservatory.
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    1750 Hennepin Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Hennepin History Museum
    Originally the home of the Dakota and Ojibwe, Hennepin County began with the hopes and dreams of immigrants, New Englanders, and retired veterans. Why these entrepreneurs, farmers, laborers, craftsman, and vacationers decided to settle in what seemed to be a frigid, uninhabitable land is still a mystery, but their innovations and lineage are traced through the exhibits at Hennepin History Museum. The museum, located inside the historic George Christian mansion, hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections that paint a picture of Midwestern life in the 19th and 20th centuries. From more recent decades, there are objects from Minneapolis Aquatennials and high-fashion clothes from downtown department stores such as Dayton's and Young-Quinlan. The Pillsbury Doughboy presides over it all, reminding guests of the importance of milling to the region's history. Photographs, personal papers, and atlases round out the collection, whose contents are further illuminated during the museum’s frequent events. Experts and authors, for instance, deliver talks in the museum’s intimate fireside room, whose fireplace keeps guests warm and prevents them from huddling in the museum's historical bear-skin rugs. In another tucked-away area, researchers and amateur historians pore through the material in the library, which is open to visitors 5 days a week, and in the archives, which is open by appointment. They might find maps of the region from the start of the 20th Century or old pictures of homes in the neighborhood, all steeped in memories and history.
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    2303 3rd Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • The Goddess of Glass
    Most students in introductory stained-glass-making classes are in search of a new hobby or a fun few hours, but not Connie Beckers. In 1995, she took such a course and soon built a career around the art of stained glass and kiln-working. Now, through The Goddess of Glass, she teaches others her craft during classes that cover the creation of jewelry, coasters, plates, and transparent overalls. She?s also been known to flex her instructional muscle as a guest artist on the DIY Network show I Hate my Kitchen, on the episode entitled Cramped Quarters, where she taught the show?s host and contractor how to make stained-glass tiles for a kitchen in the middle of remodeling. The Goddess of Glass also sells artwork and gifts out of a separate retail shop. Patrons can commission a custom piece, such as a stained-glass window, or peruse a collection of pieces by more than 80 local artisans. The shop?s staff can also advise clients who need custom framing, helping them to pick the proper matting and frame so that their Richard Nixon rookie cards really pop.
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    3243 Girard Ave N.
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • The Museum of Russian Art
    Housed inside a Spanish Colonial–style former church, The Museum of Russian Art exudes an aura of hushed reverence—sunlight streams through Romanesque windows, and arches frame the museum’s collection of paintings and sculptures. The lofty setting is ideal for an art collection that spans eons, from unearthed Byzantine-era golden urns to paintings depicting a turbulent post-Stalin Soviet Union. The Museum of Russian Art bills itself as the only museum on the continent dedicated to preserving Russian art. It continues to do so by collaborating with museums in Russia and the United States, recruiting artifacts, accumulating artwork, and reassembling hopelessly jumbled Matryoshka dolls for its ever-rotating collection. In tandem with the museum’s collection, curators strive to illuminate Russian culture by hosting lectures from scholars of Russian culture and leading free one-hour tours each weekend.
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    5500 Stevens Ave
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Potek Glass
    Seasoned artist Malcom Potek calls upon more than two decades of glass-manipulating experience while crafting intricate, multicolored tiles and custom sconces that suit the unique architecture of their intended edifices. Within his shop and gallery, a glossy collection of already made glass portraits, beads, and tiles entices eyes to ogle one-of-a-kind designs instead of Betty Boop?shaped clouds. Visitors inspired by Potek's work can learn the tricks of the trade during a variety of glass-blowing classes that set participants on the path to glass-blowing certification.
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    2205 Northeast California Street
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Nielsen Framing Studio
    Specializing in custom framing of fine art, mirrors, memorable keepsakes, and artistically positioned banana peels, Nielsen Framing adds an aesthetically pleasing pizzazz to valuables. Experienced craftsmen draw on a wide selection of finely wrought frames to lasso, break in, saddle, and preserve striking paintings and grandma-impressing graduation certificates. Prices vary according to materials and size, but customers can opt for offerings such as a 8”x10” plain black frame with glass and 2” matting ($147), or an 11”x14” olive-veneer black frame with glass and 2” matting ($327). Best of all, this deal makes for a thoughtful Mother’s Day present by ensuring handsome housing for noteworthy digital daguerrotypes or impressive report cards.
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    4405 France Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN US

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