Things To Do In Forest Lake

Up to 69% Karate Classes for Kids or Adults

Forest Lake

$183 $59

Develop self-confidence, discipline, and physical fitness during martial arts classes for all ages and experience levels

81% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Look Good Naked

Multiple Locations

$76 $15

Nutritional guides, online resources, and a weekly newsletter augment one-hour boot-camp classes held multiple times a week

55% Off at 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

45% Off Aerobic or Zumba Classes

East Bethel

$120 $66

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Up to 52% Off The Mud Games Obstacle Run

Blaine

$88 $49

Runner trudge through a muddy 3.1- or 1.5-mile course strewn with known and unknown obstacles; the event benefits charities

94% Off 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

Half Off Pistol-Range Practice

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

Up to 63% Off Taekwondo Classes

Blaine

$119 $49

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

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating or Hockey

Blaine

$7 $3.50

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

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes at Studio K

Andover

$90 $29

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

Comedy at the Courtyards – Up to 30% Off

Andover

$34.95 $25

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

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Classes

Oak Park Heights

$150 $59

Coaches condition athletes for strength, flexibility, and speed with an ever-rotating array of exercises

Up to 64% at Ogilvie Raceway

Ogilvie, MN

$61 $29

Attend a Saturday night race at this 3/8-mile racetrack, or get advanced tickets for the track's Monster Smashin or 4th of July events

Up to 55% Off at Luck Golf Course

Luck

$98 $44

Nestled on the south shore of Big Butternut Lake, 18-hole course charts a path through pine, maple, and oak trees and multiple ponds

Up to 59% Off Paintball for Two or Four at Sunrise Paintball

Grantsburg

$60 $29

Paintball packages include admission and options for rental of markers and goggles

Up to 54% Off Golf and Beer

Rush City

$96 $45

18-hole championship course incorporates Rush Creek and wetlands into 6,929 yard-expanse

Up to 87% Off Boot Camp Sessions at Fit4Life

Circle Pines

$180 $25

Certified personal trainer coaches clients of all fitness levels through interval training; nutrition program customizes meals and coaching

Up to 75% Off Segway Rental or Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $20

On guided tours, Segways travel around Lake McKusick or roll along the St. Croix River before heading into Lakefront Park

Up to 67% Off Tubing and Camping

Somerset

$30 $14

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An idyllic tree-lined shore speeds by tubers enjoying a jaunt down gushing rapids near a campsite with ample room for overnight visitors

Up to 61% Off at High Five Archery

High Five Archery

$50 $25

Father-and-son duo oversee range where archers practice, learn during private lessons, or join in group parties with competitive games

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

45% Off Martial Arts

Stillwater

$98 $54

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Up to 73% Off Yoga Classes at Pure Yoga

Stillwater

$130 $35

Voted Best Yoga Studio; classes build strength and flexibility in spacious studio with natural light and a state-of-the-art sound system

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Stillwater

Stillwater

$100 $49

Lessons in the styles of hunter, jumper, and dressage include high-energy exercises and theory behind proper technique

Up to 56% Off Surrey Rental

Stillwater

$20 $10

Groups tour Stillwater and along the banks of the St. Croix River in open-air, peddle-powered vehicles

55% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Stillwater

$100 $45

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Up to 65% Off Yoga at Studio One Yoga and Massage

Stillwater

$74 $26

Serene studio setting hosts schedule of mind-body classes taught by experienced instructors, including hot yoga, Vinyasa, and tai chi

Half Off at 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

52% Off at Average Joes Archery

Coon Rapids

$33.20 $16

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

70% Off Martial-Arts Classes at USA Karate

Multiple Locations

$49.95 $14.95

Karate classes for adults or juniors teach self-defense techniques that improve agility, coordination, and leadership skills

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

50% Off Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Roseville

$34 $17

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Approachable nine-hole, par 27 course that stretches along 1,373 yards of garden- and tree-lined fairways

44% Off Art Camp

Little Canada

$45 $25

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Up to 69% Off Classes at Shape Me Group Fitness

Roseville

$80 $29

Zumba, tai chi, and Yoga Sculpt classes are led by skilled instructors at this energetic group fitness studio

Jesters Comedy Improv – Half Off Comedy Show

Ol' Mexico Restaurante

$20 $10

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Six veteran improvisers transform audience suggestions into impromptu sketches

61% Off Craft Beer, Cheese, Distilled Spirits, and Limo Tour

Rosedale Center

$179 $69

Limousines ferry guests to four local manufacturers' tasting rooms to sample beer, bourbon, rye, vodka, limoncello, and cheese

Up to 60% Off Yoga or Zumba Classes

Blisstopia

$69 $35

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

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes at 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

68% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Maplewood - Oakdale

$120 $39

Classes include Zumba, plyometrics, core, stretch and balance, hip hop, Insanity, and P90X

Up to 59% Off at 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

Up to 55% Off Ethnic Cooking Classes at Ethnic Foods Co.

Maple Grove

$79 $39

Students learn to re-create tasty and nutritious yet simple international meals in their own homes

Up to 75% Off Self-Defense Classes

Ramsey

$150 $39

Learn MMA, tae kwon do, jujitsu, and more during Survival Fighting 101; women can test their new skills against a mock assailant

74% Off Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Ursa

Ramsey

$150 $39

Functional movements combine with high-intensity workouts in these classes, overseen by a military veteran and fitness guru

44% Off Sports-Equipment Repair

Hudson

$45 $25

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Michael L. Walters as Dame Edna – Up to 50% Off Comedy

CAMP Bar

$58 $29

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With a spot-on impersonation approved by creator Barry Humphries, Walters steps into Dame Edna's kitten heels for a night of laughs

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Roseville

$36 $17

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

Up to 65% Off Buffet and Baseball from The Original Gabe’s by the Park

The Original Gabe's by the Park

$77.90 $35

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After dining on burgers and brats, groups hop on a shuttle with tickets in hand for a St. Paul Saints baseball game at Midway Stadium

50% Off Minnesota Reptile Show

Minnesota State Fairgrounds- Merchandise Mart Building

$16 $8

Reptile lovers can buy exotic pets, food, and cage supplies

Up to 45% Off Pedal-Bar Ride from Amsterdam Pedals

Amsterdam Bar and Hall

$300 $169

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

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

St. Paul

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

65% Off Personal Training

Saint Paul

$195 $68

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

55% Off Fitness Classes

Downtown

$120 $54

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

Up to 55% Off Classes at Key Fitness and Yoga

Saint Paul

$70 $35

Instructors lead students through vinyasa yoga, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and other fitness classes

Up to 52% Off at Great Northern Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$48 $25

Kids learn introductory gymnastics skills, including tumbling, trampoline, and apparatus basics

Up to 89% Off Tae Kwon Do for the Whole Family

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Instructors teach kids tae kwon do with or without parent participation and provide family classes for all to join in and learn together

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes

St. Paul

$85 $25

Following the Iyengar method, instructors lead yoga students through classes that emphasize alignment, sequencing, and focused attention

Up to 50% Off Fairway Flyerz

Roseville

$20 $10

Colorful disks of various weights, shapes, and designs light up the course as players take aim at targets and baskets.

50% Off Boxing Lessons

Hamline - Midway

$100 $50

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

Up to 51% Off Adult Masters Swim Workouts

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

Certified Level I and II ACSCA/US Masters swim coaches; workouts comprise exercises that boost swimming skills and burn calories

Up to 52% Off from Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction

St. Paul

$80 $40

Ethnomusicologist who's taught for more than 14 years shows students how to master acoustic or electric guitar via their own musical taste

50% Off Chocolate & Wine Decadence Bus Tour

Saint Paul

$130 $65

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Learn the rich ways that chocolate and wine make a perfect pair and sample truffles that have Oprah's seal of approval

St. Paul Saints – Up to Half Off Baseball Game for Two

Midway Stadium

$28 $14

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Independent team that has sent 15 players to the MLB in its 19-year history sets its sights on a winning year as the 2014 season kicks off

Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse – Up to Half Off Game

Xcel Energy Center

$36.35 $18

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After advancing to the divisional finals in two consecutive years, the Swarm look to build upon that success behind coach Joe Sullivan

86% Off Martial Arts Classes in Woodbury

Woodbury

$139 $20

5th-degree blackbelt instructor guides students of all skill levels through the fundamentals of unarmed self-defense techniques

Up to 60% Off Guitar Lessons

Woodbury

$90 $35.99

Guitarist with 15 years of teaching experience tutors students in such topics as reading sheet music, soloing, music theory, and songwriting

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Cowboy Jack's

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

"Dogwood" – Up to 49% Off Dramatic Play

The Peoples Center Theater

$23.76 $12

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Premiere play by acclaimed theater company follows a dysfunctional family as they deal with old wounds and new secrets

51% Off Cycling Event for American Diabetes Association

Minnehaha Falls Park

$35 $17

Cyclists choose their route distance, raise money for ADA, and enjoy a cycling experience with post-ride party and events

Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Hubert's Sports Bar & Grill

$80 $39

Teams navigate the city in search of 14 clues, which they must document via smart phone; first prize is $500 and entry for the championship

48% Off Go-Karting and Bumper Boats

Coon Rapids

$25 $13

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

62% Off Guitar Lessons at 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

Richfield

$110 $55

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

75% Off Fitness Classes at Kosama

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

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

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown West

$50 $25

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

Up to 74% Off at 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

Minneapolis

$60 $19

Participants get fit in welcoming group fitness sessions

Up to 72% Off Fitness Classes at The Firm

Minneapolis

$160 $49

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Award-winning gym hosts more than 100 classes a week, such as spinning, heated yoga & Barre; new facility with free parking & freeway access

Up to 79% Off at Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do School

Northwest Richfield

$116 $29

Students learn the scientific and traditional Korean martial art of tae kwon do, honing both their bodies and spirits

Up to 55% Off Tai Chi Classes at 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

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Tucked in the cool shadows of old, forest oak trees, St. Croix Valley Golf Course's nine-hole layout invites golfers to swing across 133 acres of rolling topography. Originally sculpted into the woods in 1925, the 3,060-yard course eschews sand traps and favors natural obstacles including ponds, trees, elevation changes, and indigenous photographers who snap their shutters during players' backswings. The golf experts that preside over the pro shop can sharpen swings with lessons, ensure trustworthy equipment with club regripping services, and offer rental clubs so players don't have to hit with the oversized gavel normally used to settle remote control disputes at home.

Course at a Glance:

  • 9-hole, par 36 course
  • Length of 3,060 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 34.7 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options

2232 100th Ave
Dresser,
WI
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Gander Mountain Academy updates its lessons in gun safety, handling, and marksmanship with virtual shooting technology that was once only available to military and law-enforcement agencies. The ladies-only basic fundamentals class gives women a foundation in the mechanics of handguns and how to use them safely. Students start by winnowing down the right type of gun for their needs, be they self-defense, hunting, or reclaiming the garage from infestations of gremlins. Next, instructors with callused trigger fingers explain the safety rules of handguns, compare ammunition options, and demonstrate proper grip, stance, and trigger control.

14640 W Freeway Dr NE
Forest Lake,
MN
US

At dawn, just as the sun breaks the horizon and a layer of dew reveals a path of fresh footprints, fairways open up through the morning fog to reveal a challenging circuit of golf holes. Chisago Lakes Golf Course's relatively open, par 72 layout features forgiving tree-lines and multiple ponds, which come into play on 12 holes to supply the bulk of the course's difficulty and relief for caddies with dry-mouth. Runaway swings gain traction at the club's driving range, which features a grass hitting area that measures 40 yards by 60 yards to ensure a natural lie for each swing rehearsal.

At the pro shop, golfers stock their Scottish quivers with new equipment and accessories from Titleist, Cobra, Cleveland, and other top brands. Chisago Lakes also encompasses The Gallery Bar & Grill, which serves up an eclectic menu that includes classic burgers, steaks, and seafood.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,545 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 127 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard

12975 292nd St
Lindstrom,
MN
US

For two to three hours at a time, the bustle of the city recedes into memory as bird song replaces the abrasive honking of car horns, and pine trees—those ancient predecessors to skyscrapers—cast their shadows over the banks of the St. Croix River. Riverwood Canoe’s owners spread their enthusiasm for the great outdoors with visitors, who come from all over to experience the beauty of St. Croix National Scenic Riverway as it snakes through the wilderness. After arriving at the Osceola landing, participants take a shuttle up to the heart of the park and hop into a canoe that can fit up to three passengers, depending on weight. Thanks to the river’s gentle flow, participants can expect a smooth ride suitable to all levels of experience.

19329 Osceola Road
Shafer,
MN
US

Crisp, fresh country breezes rustle through the trees surrounding Eko Backen as guests revel in its many outdoor seasonal activities. During warm-weather months, its spacious, gazebo-dotted grass fields host weddings and vintage-car shows, and families putt away on a 10-hole miniature-golf course with seasonally themed decorations. Visitors pile into inflatable tubes during the summer to race down water slides, and in the winter, they navigate sloping hills covered in artificial snow. The staffers capably host events such as corporate getaways, birthday parties, and jury-duty reunions, providing pizza and snacks from their onsite eatery.

22570 Manning Trl N
Scandia,
MN
US

Club swingers thrive on the tree-lined fairways of Chomonix's 6,596-yard course, where the flora and fauna of Minnesota's wilderness bespeak the course's location on the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes park reserve. Water hazards pepper seven holes, and sand traps camouflaged as golf-ball resorts add excitement to each shot. With a full bucket of balls, orb whackers can improve their form and distance on the driving range, and players can practice distinguishing between real holes and invisible wormholes on the putting green nearby. Golfers quash hunger with the clubhouse's grilled brats or burgers. The course experiences little or no winter-kill, so the local flora stays healthy all year long.

700 Aqua Ln
Lino Lakes,
MN
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