Things To Do In Elk River

Multistate Concealed-Carry Course for One or Two with Gun Rental and Lane Rental (Up to 51% Off)

Total Defense

Ramsey

$139 $69

Six-hour course covers mechanics, legislation, carry methods, safety, and home-defense scenarios; certificate is honored in 23 states

One or Two Months of Unlimited Les Mills Fitness Classes at Koru Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

Koru Fitness

Ramsey

$79 $39

Instructors lead high-energy Les Mills fitness classes, including BodyCOMBAT, BodyPUMP, BodyFLOW, and BodySTEP

Sausage-Making Class or Home-Butchery Class with Take-Home Knives at Center Cut Meats (Up to 61% Off)

Center Cut Meats

Albertville

$175 $85

Local butchers with 25 years of experience impart meat-prep skills to classes of six to 12 students

15 Yoga or Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at InFIT (Up to 59% Off)

InFIT

Albertville

$135 $59

With 90 classes offered a week, students work through poses in YogaFlow classes or sweat in spin, boot camp, and kettlebell sessions

Karate Uniform and One-Month or Two-Month Membership at Professional Karate Studios - Princeton (Up to 91% Off)

Professional Karate Studios - Princeton

Princeton

$170 $19

Students ages 4 and older learn effective self-defense techniques during classes that hone personal discipline

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Monticello Country Club (Up to 53% Off)

Monticello Country Club

Monticello

$100 $49

18-hole course features multiple doglegs across a 6,453-yard layout lined by oak trees, ponds, and streams.

$14 for Family Water-Park Pass at Monticello Community Center ($28 Value)

Monticello Community Center

Monticello

$28 $14

Indoor water park equipped with slides, basketball hoops, and a swing

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart at Rum River Hills Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Rum River Hills Golf Club

Ramsey

$96.50 $49

Joel Goldstrand–designed course incorporates multiple water hazards and undulating greens into 6,308-yard, par 71 layout

One or Two Months of Yoga or Zumba Classes at In Care of the Dalailana at Blisstopia (Up to 60% Off)

In Care of the Dalailana at Blisstopia

Blisstopia

$69 $35

Achieve a deeper mind-body connection or tone muscles to energetic, latin-flavored rhythms

One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Top Tae Kwon Do Institute (Up to 83% Off)

Top Tae Kwon Do Institute

Champlin

$150 $29

Adults and children alike learn self-defense skills, boost their physical-fitness levels, and gain discipline in martial-arts classes

One or Two Months of Karate Training at Professional Karate Studios - Champlin (Up to 91% Off)

Professional Karate Studios - Champlin

Champlin

$170 $19

Kids learn discipline, hard work, and self-defense in up to two months of karate classes

Friday-Night Comedy at the Courtyards Standup Show and Buffet Dinner for Two at Courtyards of Andover (Up to 35% Off)

Comedy at the Courtyards

Comedy at the Courtyards

$73.90 $48

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Comics from around the country follow a hearty buffet including brisket, pan-fried walleye, and a nacho bar

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Studio K (Up to 78% Off)

Studio K

Andover

$90 $23

Instructors lead variety of 45-minute classes such as yoga, Zumba, and mat Pilates

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

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

$30 for a Bowling Outing with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Drinks for Five at Ham Lake Lanes (Up to $72.22 Value)

Ham Lake Lanes

Ham Lake

$72.22 $30

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Groups bowl at this 24-lane alley replete with automatic scoring and refuel between frames with pizza and soda

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Range Balls, Lunch, and Gear at Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl (Up to 49% Off)

Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl

Dayton

$128.50 $65

Golfers test their mettle on picturesque course before heading to clubhouse for pizzas and beers in their new logo hats

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove (Up to 52% Off)

The Refuge Golf Club

Oak Grove

$122 $59

350 acres of natural wetlands seamlessly integrate into pond-hindered hole layouts on course with five sets of tee boxes

Studio Fees and Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$173 for Twelve Skating Treadmill Sessions at Hockey Performance Center

Hockey Performance Center

Maple Grove

$315 $173

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10 or 20 Hot-Yoga Classes at Heat Yoga Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Heat Yoga Studio

Multiple Locations

$130 $29

One-hour vinyasa-style classes take place in a 104-degree studio

$31 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Kosama ($159 Value). Three Locations.

Kosama

Multiple Locations

$159 $31

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

Permit to Carry Certification Class Packages at Midwest Carry Academy (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Midwest Carry Academy

Multiple Locations

$175 $69

Completion of five-hour permit to carry course lets grads apply for licenses in up to 37 states; range time and rental firearm included

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four on Weekdays at Whispering Pines Golf Course (61% Off)

Whispering Pines Golf Course

Annandale

$72 $28

18-hole, par 71 Joel Goldstrand course arcs for 6,421 yards over densely forested and hilly terrain

Zombie Run Buffalo Entry for One or Two on Saturday, October 18, Including T-Shirt and Beer (Up to 64% Off)

Zombie Run Buffalo

Buffalo

$50 $22

Try to keep your flag away from prying zombie hands during this 5K run that ends with an after party and beer

Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

Kingston

$52 $25

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

4-Hour, All-Inclusive Fishing Trip for Up to Three People at Jiggin Jim's Fishing Guide Service (45% Off)

Jiggin Jim's Taxidermy

Buffalo

$300 $165

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

$29 for Two-Hours of Bowling for Up to Five, Plus Pizza and Drinks at Patriot Lanes & Lounge ($64 Value)

Patriot Lanes & Lounge

St. Francis

$64 $29

Parties of up to five enjoy two-hours of bowling and re-fuel between frames with pizza and soda or beer

$66 for $120 Worth of Aerobic or Zumba classes — Flex Fitness

Flex Fitness & Health Center

East Bethel

$120 $66

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Roller Skating For Two, Four, or Six or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Cheap Skate (Up to 54% Off)

Cheap Skate

Coon Rapids

$27 $13

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Guests lace up in rental skates and make their way around the rink or recharge at the snack bar with hot dogs and drinks

Archery Outing for Two, 10 Open-Shoot Rounds, or Six Rounds of Virtual Archery at Average Joes Archery (52% Off)

Average Joes Archery

Coon Rapids

$35.50 $17

Archery outing with all equipment, open shooting time to practice skills, and virtual experience to test skills

$25 for Six Kung Fu Classes at School of Shaolin Kung Fu ($50 Value)

School of Shaolin Kung Fu

Coon Rapids

$50 $25

Black-sash-level instructors train students in traditional kung fu and tai chi styles with a focus on wrestling, sparring, and self-defense

One or Two Months of Taekwondo Classes at Kukkiwon Taekwondo Academy (Up to 63% Off)

Kukkiwon Taekwondo Academy

Blaine

$119 $49

Students of all ages learn taekwondo techniques while working their bodies and developing values such as discipline and self-confidence

$89 for an Introductory Flight Lesson from Twin Cities Flight Training ($180 Value)

Twin Cities Aviation

Multiple Locations

$180 $89

FAA-certified instructors teach basics of small-aircraft aviation with 30 minutes of flying time for students & souvenir photo with plane

Open Skate or Open Hockey Admissions at Schwan Super Rink at National Sports Center (Up to 50% Off)

National Sports Center

Blaine

$7 $3.50

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Open skate or hockey sessions on Olympic- or NHL-sized rinks

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Roastery Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight and Merchandise Credit at Tiny Footprint Coffee (Up to 59% Off)

Tiny Footprint Coffee

Roastery 7

$40 $20

Guests taste five to six different roasts during roughly hour-long tour of a carbon negative commercial roastery

Four Tickets to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on September 13–January 11 (Up to 69% Off)

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Multiple Locations

$160 $50

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra cycles through Beethoven's Symphonies while nodding to the chamber music of Bach, Mozart, and Haydn

Introductory Firearm Safety Course for One or Two at Firearm Training MN (Up to 53% Off)

Firearm Training MN

Plymouth - Wayzata

$158 $79

Course covers safe procedures for handgun use such as grip and stance, chamber and magazine checking, marksmanship, and reloading

Pontoon Boat or Wave Runner Rentals at Metro Lakes Marina and Rentals (Up to 40% Off). Six Options Available.

Metro Lakes Marina and Rentals

Metro Lakes Marina and Rental Lake Minnetonka

$225 $135

Explore Lake Minnetonka on a 20- or 24-foot pontoon boat or Wave Runner jet ski

One-Hour Bounce Passes for Two with Optional Laser Tag at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park (Up to 50% Off)

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Mounds View

$24 $12

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Jumpers aged 3+ traverse 11,000 square feet of trampolines; laser-tag opponents aged 5+ blast their way through a two-floor arena

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a BYOB Mosaic or Stained Glass Class at BonTon Designs (Up to 65% Off)

BonTon Designs

Minneapolis

$89 $35

Learn to assemble colorful tiles into a mirror or stepping stone or create a wall hanging or sun catcher out of tumbled glass

Daily Admission for Four, Six, or Eight to Eagles Nest Indoor Playground (Up to 57% Off)

Eagles Nest Indoor Playground

Arden Hills - Shoreview

$22 $11

Colorful indoor playground houses a ball pit, a climbing wall, and a multi-story play structure

$55 for 10 Group Training Sessions at Trumi ($200 Value)

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

Pizzas, Salads and Drinks with a Comedy Show for Two or Four at Welsch's Big 10 Tavern (58% Off)

Welsch's Big 10 Tavern

Arden Hills - Shoreview

$75.40 $32

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Big laughs drawn by comedian pair with housemade cheese pizzas, caesar salads, and drinks from the bar

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yogatiques (Up to 63% Off)

Yogatiques

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$120 $48

Choose from an array of classes for all levels, from yoga foundations to the muscle-building slow burn yoga

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Optimum Fitness (45% Off)

Optimum Fitness Personal Training Studio

Hopkins

$760 $418

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes at TITLE Boxing Club (Up to 59% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Wayzata

$55 $25

Skilled instructor uses cardio, combinations, and resistance training to improve strength, focus, and confidence; all skill levels welcome

10 Group Fitness Classes, or Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Full Motion Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Full Motion Fitness

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$300 $49

Staffers propel clients toward fitness goals during group classes that range from boot camps to in personal-training sessions

Four Personal Training Sessions at Michel Training (65% Off)

Michel Training

Hopkins

$200 $70

One-on-one training with Nick Michel. Or use the sessions for group training!

$30 for Unlimited Summer Bowling at The Park Tavern ($960 Value)

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

$70 for $200 Worth of Personal Training — Train Your Way Fitness

Train Your Way

St. Louis Park

$200 $70

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Eight Personal Training Sessions at FridaFIT (45% Off)

Fridafit

St. Louis Park

$680 $374

FridaFIT will provide you with eight 60-minute challenging yet fun personal sessions tailored to meet your needs.

Training Packages for Kids, Teens, or Adults at Endgame Fitness (Half Off)

Endgame Fitness

Endgame Fitness

$125 $62

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

2.5-Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at Bottle & Bottega Minneapolis (Up to 43% Off)

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

Two, Four, or Six Boot Camp Sessions from Lori Johnson Fitness LLC (Up to 60% Off)

Lori Johnson Fitness LLC

Iron Works

$24 $11

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

10 or 20 Barre, Yoga, Cycling, or Cardio Classes at Barre Bliss (Up to 68% Off)

Barre Bliss

Multiple Locations

$155 $59

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Barre blends elements of ballet and yoga to lengthen and strengthen muscles; other classes add cycling or cardio to the regimen

$13 for Five Go-Kart or Bumper-Boat Rides at Lilli Putt Family Entertainment Center ($25 Value)

Lilli Putt

Coon Rapids

$25 $13

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink Tickets at Taste Of Northeast on Saturday, September 27

Taste Of Northeast

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral

$20 $11

Sample dumplings, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, blini, beer, and wine while celebrating the culture of Eastern Europe

Entry to the Fifth Annual Washburn Games for One, Two, or Four from Washburn Center for Children (Up to 50% Off)

Washburn Center for Children

Bryn Mawr Meadows Park

$10 $6

Kids try out 20 different sports activities from karate to cricket with a chance to win prizes while supporting a local mental-health center

Bike, Kayak, and Surrey Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

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

Two-Session Knitting Workshop or $30 for $60 Worth of Select Yarns and Books. 2 Locations Available.

StevenBe

Multiple Locations

$45 $24

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

General Museum Admission for Two or Four to the American Swedish Institute (50% Off)

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

Clay-Target-Shooting Package with Lesson and Gun Rental for One or Two at Metro Gun Club (Up to 55% Off)

Metro Gun Club

Blaine

$104.50 $49

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Instructors lead 45-minute lesson and then supply guests with clays, gun, and protective gear for two rounds of trap shooting

Tickets for a Real Life Room Escape Game Experience for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 at Escape MSP (Up to 60% Off)

Escape MSP

Golden Valley

$59.90 $30

Participants solve puzzles, crack safes, and analyze maps to find their way out of a locked room in this CIA-themed gaming experience

$29 for Bowling, Pizza, and Soda for Six at Blainbrook Entertainment Center (Up to $87.75 Value)

Blainbrook Entertainment Center

Blaine

$87.75 $29

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Twenty-four neon-lit lanes equipped with automatic scoring

Four or Six 30-Minute Private Drum Lessons at Klash Drums (51% Off)

Klash Drums

Minneapolis

$80 $39

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

5-Week Introduction to Pilates Class from Centerspace (65% Off)

Centerspace Pilates Studio

Minneapolis

$150 $53

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown West

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Two, Four, or Six Weeks of Fitness Workouts at SGT Peterson's (Up to 89% Off). Six Options Available.

SGT Peterson's

Minneapolis

$260 $29

Military-inspired fitness workouts include kickboxing, speed and agility workouts, and boot camps

$38.50 for Beginner Class at Mercury Mosaics ($80 Value)

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

Bowling, Craft Beer, and Food Package for Up to Six at Town Hall Lanes (Up to 44% Off)

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

Movement Analysis Consultation and Personal-Training Sessions at Advanced Movement Professionals (Up to 65% Off)

Advanced Movement Professionals

Minneapolis

$150 $68

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

5 or 10 Group Yoga and Yoga Sculpt Classes at Atlas Training (Up to 55% Off)

Atlas Training

Minneapolis

$50 $25

Increase flexibility, strength & energy while decreasing stress with classes for all levels

Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Corrective Exercise Specialists LLP (Up to 74% Off)

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

5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Magna Health and Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Magna Health and Fitness

Minneapolis

$60 $19

Participants get fit in welcoming group fitness sessions

Textile Sampler Class for One, Two, or Four at Textile Center (Up to 52% Off)

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

10 or 20 Tai Chi Classes at Evergreen Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

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

Select Local Merchants

Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

18130 Zane St NW
Elk River,
MN
US

At Archery Country, a deep inventory of bows and accessories is matched only by the depth of the staff's arrow-slinging expertise. This team guides customers through the shopping process, showing them hundreds of bows and crossbows from manufacturers such as Mathews, Mission, and Bowtech. All products can be shot inside the store prior to purchase, which ensures that customers go home with the gear best-suited to their hunting style whether it's long-distance shooting or lulling prey to sleep with a violin bow. Once a selection has been made, the team can help proud new owners with services such as setup and warranties, or help them sign up for lessons and leagues.

21135 South Diamond Lake Road
Rogers,
MN
US

The aesthetics of a steampunk enthusiast are instantly recognizable, with their penchant for Victorian dress augmented by arrays of cogs and pocketwatch chains. However, finding fellow hobbyists to hang out with isn't as simple as chatting up goggle-wearing tinkerers at their workshop. Steampunk Minnesota provides this service by collecting the area's events for their followers' favorite sub-genre. Masquerade balls, bazaars, and train rides give fans a stage to show off their costumes and gentlemen time travelers the chance to jump to present day without looking suspicious.

5255 177th Avenue Northwest
Ramsey,
MN
US

Characterized by tall oak trees, ponds, and streams, Monticello Country Club's 18-hole course stretches across 6,453 yards of fairways and greens. The course plots a winding path through the landscape, featuring multiple doglegs that favor golfers who can shape their drives or throw a 270-yard curve ball. Those looking to fine-tune their swings can employ the swing-honing powers of golf pro Kristi Dostal, who uses the club's facilities as her outdoor classroom for private and group lessons and junior camps. Name-brand gloves, clubs, hats, bags, and other course-ready gear line the racks of the club's pro shop, where players can stock up on golf accoutrements. After rounds or lessons, golfers can unwind at Otter Creek Bar & Grill with a steak sandwich, barbecue-chicken pizza, and other eats from its menu of casual American food.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Length of 6,453 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 71.7 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees

  • Five tee options

1209 Golf Course Rd
Monticello,
MN
US

The ruleta wheel at Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant sends tablefuls of friends into a frenzy when one of the bunch is chosen to take a spin. Landing on the right space in this wheel can grant the entire table free drinks from a selection of specialty margaritas and cocktails. This is just one of the ways the staff amps up the festive atmosphere in the restaurant—there's also karaoke every night Thursday through Sunday. And thanks to the flat screen televisions, patrons can keep an eye on their favorite teams as they face off with rivals or trade secrets for keeping their shoelaces tied.

Patrons come as much for the atmosphere as they do for the menu of chicken flautas, cheese enchiladas, shrimp chimichangas, pork ribs, and other traditional Mexican cuisine. When the weather's nice they can dine outside, where umbrellas protect their entrees from the sun's sticky fingers. Regular lunch specials and the Monticello location's lunch buffet make midday dining even more enticing.

100 W 7th St
Monticello,
MN
US

Keeping folks busy year-round is the main mission at Monticello Community Center, whether viewing movies in the park or splashing around the indoor pool and water slides. Allowing families to stay active, the fitness center welcomes visitors 16 and over to use free-weights, cardio equipment, and mirrors for flexing. Adult sports leagues organize teams for hockey and softball, while more low-key green thumbs can head to the community garden to dig in the dirt, plant, and tend to buds.

505 Walnut St
Monticello,
MN
US