Things To Do In Golden Valley

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

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

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

$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

Iron Works

$24 $11

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

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

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

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

The Wanted – Up to 50% Off Concert

Skyway Theatre

$45.80 $23

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British pop quintet brings their boy-band moves and drum-tight harmonies across the Atlantic; Cassio Monroe and Midnight Red open

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

"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

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

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

Up to 78% Off Bowling Package at Memory Lanes

Memory Lanes

$86.78 $19

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Strike-collecting sessions entertain groups of five or ten bowlers who stave off hunger with appetizers and sips of soda or beer

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

Up to 67% Off Barre Classes at 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

Up to 80% Off One or Two Months of Yoga

Logan Park

$300 $59

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

Up to 60% Off Classes at Barre Bliss

Lyn-Lake

$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

Up to 56% Off Medieval Combat Fencing Class

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

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

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

North Loop Warehouse District

$130 $49

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

Up to 80% Off Personal TRX Training Sessions

Minneapolis

$188 $49

For 45 minutes, clients work one-on-one with trainers and use TRX straps to exercise all the major muscle groups

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

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

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

Up to 56% Off at 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

Up to 91% Off Boot Camp and Sports Training

Minneapolis

$320 $29

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Veteran US Air Force and Army Sergeant Peterson and staff couple military-style calisthenics with yoga, speed training and or kickboxing.

Up to 59% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Minneapolis

$80 $39

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

Up to 71% Off Personal Training

Seward

$400 $149

Personal trainers help clients set attainable goals to build strength, lose weight, and tone muscles

Up to 82% Off Fitness or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $49

Fitness training in small groups keeps patrons motivated to keep working out; kickboxing torches calories in a cathartic flurry of moves

Up to 61% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Minneapolis

$120 $59

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

61% Off Four-Week Boot Camp at Look Good Naked

Lake Harriet

$320 $125

Trainer Lois Tiedemann Koffi uses stability balls and resistance bands to forge high-intensity total-body routines

Up to 65% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Seward

$100 $39.99

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

Up to 60% Off History Museum Membership and Visits

Whittier

$75 $30

Mid-19th century quilts and beaded moccasins among artifacts displayed at Hennepin County history museum, situated in historic mansion

Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Up to 50% Off Matisse Show

Whittier

$32 $16

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Art spanning Henri Matisse's storied career displayed on loan to the museum; MIA also exhibits its own Matisse colleciton

Mad Girl Productions Presents Sugar Art & Fashion Show – Up to 40% Off

Studio B at The Skyway Theater

$75 $45

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Festive evening of music, fashion, photography, and modern art champions the work of emerging and underground female artists

"The Doyle & Debbie Show" – Up to 50% Off Musical

New Century Theatre

$36 $18

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Musical comedy follows an aging country star and boisterous up-and-comer as they take one last shot at Nashville stardom

56% Off Saint Patty’s Pub Crawl

Warehouse District

$22.75 $10

Celebrate Saint Patty’s Day with included drink tickets while exploring different bars; portion of proceeds go to a local charity

Up to 54% Off Classes at Hiawatha Yoga

South Minneapolis

$100 $49

Gentle, restorative yoga classes, including beginners’, restorative and vinyasa, open the body and connect students to their breath

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

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

46% Off One Hour of Trampoline Time for Two

On Location

$28 $15

Gigantic trampolines line the floors and walls for gravity-defying jumping, bounding, and exercise

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 52% Off at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove

Oak Grove

$122 $59

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

45% Off Twelve Skating Treadmill Sessions

Maple Grove

$315 $173

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

45% Off Services

Oak Grove

$130 $72

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

Up to 73% Off Personal Training

Maple Grove

$204 $69

One-on-one sessions focus on resistance training, cardiovascular endurance, or nutrition counseling

Up to 55% Off Yoga Classes at Yogatiques

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$120 $59

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

65% Off Personal Fitness Program

Hopkins

$210 $74

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

45% Off Personal Training

Hopkins

$760 $418

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

Up to 69% Off Bowling and Eats at Tuttle's Eat, Bowl, Play

Hopkins

$61.38 $19

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After two games of bowling in the 24-lane facility, players reenergize with appetizers and pitchers of frosty beer

Up to 66% Off Reformer Pilates Classes at Pilates MN

Plymouth - Wayzata

$175 $59

Students tone muscles and increase strength during reformer Pilates classes

Up to 68% Off Personal Training at Odom Health and Wellness

Minnetonka

$100 $50

With a sports medicine doctor, certified athletic trainers help clients increase strength, lose weight or manage chronic diseases & injuries

Up to 84% Off Fitness Boot Camps

Eden Prairie

$173.50 $35

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Boot-camp sessions tone bodies with a rotating mix of exercises, which incorporate resistance bands and bodyweight

Up to 80% Off at 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

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

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

50% Off Personal Training

Northwest Richfield

$480 $240

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

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

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

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

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 50% Off at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Mounds View

$24 $12

Jumpers traverse 11,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, dunking basketballs, playing dodge ball, turning airborne somersaults, and playing laser tag

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

51% Off Lake Cruise for Two

Excelsior

$66.90 $33

Passengers take in the natural scenery and sip champagne on a 60 ft. yacht

65% Off Boot Camp

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$200 $70

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

Up to 62% Off at Orono Public Golf Course

Orono

$65 $25

9-hole course incorporates dense tree lines on the edge of fairways, elevated tee boxes, and rolling terrain

50% Off

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$120 $60

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

Up to 87% Off Fitness and Spa Packages

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$200 $39

24-hour gym houses Precor treadmills and ellipticals alongside HydroMassage spa and tanning amenities; intensive boot-camp workouts optional

Up to 44% Off at Water Park of America

East Bloomington

$32.95 $19

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Indoor water park with twin-body slides, 10-story family raft ride, and activity pool

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

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

East Bloomington

$100 $39

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

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

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New Hope Cinema Grill has a four-star average from nine Insider Pagers and more than 1,350 Facebook fans:

2749 Winnetka Ave N
Minneapolis,
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6510 W Lake St
Saint Louis Park,
MN
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A modern take on the classic movie-going experience, ShowPlace Icon Theatre takes the legwork out of dinner and a movie by pairing comfortable sophisticated theaters with upscale, on-location dining, and advanced reserved seating. With digital cinema projectors capable of displaying 35 trillion colors and premium digital surround-sound systems, each stadium-seated auditorium is equipped to showcase buzz-worthy films exactly as the director, assistant director, second-assistant director, and second second-assistant director intended. Patrons to the theater pick their viewing spots ahead of time, eliminating the usual frenzied, darkened search for ideal seating and guaranteeing guests find seats together.

1625 W End Blvd
St Louis Park,
MN
US

With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and fun locale where kids can stay active in a nurturing and noncompetitive environment. Visiting youngsters glean skills and confidence from professionally developed programs while participating in hands-on activities that help enhance emotional, intellectual, and social skills. Trained instructors lead a bevy of gymnastic, dance, and sports-skill classes, kept small in size to promote personalized education that will keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving while also boosting listening skills, attention spans, and confidence.

8223 Highway 7
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Lions Gym is a full-service fitness studio with a full battery of free weights, weight training machines, and cardio machines, classes, and a complete set of gym amenities such as lockers, showers, scales, towel service, and more. Vanquish Valentine's Day chocolates or establish a new, lasting routine with a full month of curls, presses, and cardiopulmonary turbo boosts. Lions' dedicated staff is always available to give encouragement as well as advice about how to burn calories without releasing greenhouse gasses.

2647 Louisiana Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

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.

1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
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