Things To Do In Hastings

Boot-Camp Classes at Optimal Health & Performance, LLC (Up to 58% Off)

Optimal Health and Performance

Cottage Grove

$75 $35

Trainer Brian Waldo motivates clients through fat-burning and muscle-toning routines

90 Minutes of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Shoe Rentals and Pitchers of Soda at Drkula’s 32 Bowl (Up to 62% Off)

Drkula's 32 Bowl

Inver Grove Heights

$46 $19

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Launch bowling balls down a lane for 90 minutes with friends and families while wearing rental shoes and sipping soda

$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

Weekday or Weekend 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four at Arbor Pointe Golf Club (Up to 49% Off)

Arbor Pointe Golf Club

Inver Grove Heights

$68 $35

9-hole, par 31 executive course designed Williams, Gill & Associates boasts rolling terrain, intimate greens, and tall hardwoods and pines

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

One or Two Months of Yoga or Fitness Classes at Platinum Yoga (Up to 61% Off)

Platinum Yoga

Multiple Locations

$96 $39

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

10 or 15 Martial Arts Classes at Master Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do Center in Woodbury (86% Off)

Master Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do Center

Woodbury

$139 $20

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

$35.99 for One Month of Guitar Lessons from Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round (Up to $90 Value)

Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round

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

$14 for One Go-Kart Ride and Four Additional Fun-Park Activities at Raceway to Fun (Up to $26 Value)

Raceway To Fun

Newport

$26 $14

Go-kart track, two mini-golf courses, a pool with bumper boats, and an open driving range thrill visitors of all ages

Two, Three, or Four Private Music Lessons at Minnesota Music Factory (Up to 56% Off)

Minnesota Music Factory

St. Paul

$40 $20

Seasoned musicians teach children and adults the basics of their chosen instrument during one-on-one lessons

Kayaking Trips for 2, 4, or 6 from Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters (Up to 51% Off). Six Options Available.

Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters

Multiple Locations

$90 $49

Kayakers of all skill levels can find a trip designed for them amid stunning Wisconsin landscapes

Walk-On Play Package for Two, Four, or Eight at Vintage Paintball Park (Up to 56% Off)

Vintage Paintball Park

Hudson

$83.92 $38

Outdoor arena unfurls 10 fields across 600 acres, where shooters exchange paintball volleys amid urban landscapes, woods courses, and hills

One or Six Horseback-Riding Lessons for One, or Four Lessons for Four @ Oak Hill Stables in River Falls (50% Off)

Oak Hill Stables

River Falls

$50 $25

Equestrian facility doles out English, Western, and Driving instruction via private and group lessons and trail rides

Beer Flight and Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Sand Creek Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

$24 $15

Enjoy flights of beer from a selection of 10 year-round and seasonal brews, such as Oscar's Chocolate Stout and Sand Creek Hard Lemonade

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart and Range Balls at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course

Troy

$108 $54

18-hole course opened in 1994 welcomes players with a central lake fountain, abundant flower beds, and a bar and grill

$56 for $160 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Pine Lake Pastures

Pine Lake Pastures

Baldwin

$160 $56

Four riding lessons for beginners or advanced students. Learn about horses and take a great ride.

Sandwiches, 1/3-Pound Burgers, or Wraps with Beer for Two or Four at Bo's 'N Mine (46% Off)

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

$35.40 $19

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Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

90 Minutes of Bowling, Shoe Rental, and Pitcher of Soda for Groups of Up to 6 or 12 at Farmington Lanes (59% Off)

Farmington Lanes

Farmington

$60.97 $25

An automatic system tallies up scores while players bowl beneath HD televisions, sipping on soda from a pitcher of their choice

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

Month of Group Dance Lessons for One or Two or Two Private Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Eagan

$240 $39

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

$20 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform and Gloves at Kick Start Martial Arts ($180 Value)

Kick Start Martial Arts

Eagan

$180 $20

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

One or Three Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes or a Birthday Party at Ambition Taekwondo (Up to 75% Off)

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

One or Two Kids' Art, Math, or Reading Classes at Family Club (Up to 51% Off)

Family Club

Eagan

$59 $29

Not-for-profit organization hosts educational classes for children age 8 and older

Four or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab (Up to 53% Off)

Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

$140 $69

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

Beginner CrossFit for One or Two at Undisputed Strength & Conditioning - Home of Hellcat CrossFit (Up to 70% Off)

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

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

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Sante Fitness ($120 Value)

Sante Fitness

Maplewood - Oakdale

$120 $39

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

$25 for $45 Worth of Sports-Equipment Repair — Boomerang Sports

Boomerang

Hudson

$45 $25

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

Segway Rental or Tour from All American Segway (Up to 69% Off). Five Options Available.

All American Segway

Multiple Locations

$80 $25

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

9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart at Mendota Heights Par 3 (Up to 51% Off)

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

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

"Circus Moves by Rail" Exhibit for Two, Four, or Six at Twin City Model Railroad Museum (Up to 54% Off)

Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Energy Park

$16 $8

Annual event co-hosted by Twin City Model Railroad Museum and Circus Model Builders organization features model-train displays in 3 scales

Roller-Skating and Mini-Golf Package for Two or Four at Saints North Family Skate Center (Up to 45% Off)

Saints North Family Skate Center

Maplewood

$21 $12

Enjoy skating and mini golf at family fun center, and refuel with hot dogs and sodas

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 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

Round of Golf Package with Carts, Drinks and More at Como & Phalen Golf Courses (Up to 47% Off)

Como & Phalen Golf Courses

Multiple Locations

$180 $95

Two courses line the western shores of the lakes they are named after; varied terrain makes for challenging rounds for all level golfers

"Bye Bye Liver: The Twin Cities Drinking Play" for Two at Camp Bar on September 19–October 11 (Up to 51% Off)

"Bye Bye Liver: the Twin Cities Drinking Play"

Cabaret Theater in Camp Bar

$49 $24

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Troupe performs interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

21 Days or 6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 85% Off)

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

$68 for $195 Worth of Personal Training — Axcelerate Fitness

Axcelerate Fitness

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

Three Hours of Open Art Studio Time with Wine and Cheese for One, Two, or Four from Manda Mudd (Up to 53% Off)

Manda Mudd

Saint Paul

$40 $19

Home decor purveyor organizes open studio time where visitors can experiment with decorative finishes, paints, and plasters

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Key Fitness and Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

Key Fitness and Yoga

Saint Paul

$70 $35

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

$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Bliss Yoga Studio ($119.99 Value)

Bliss Yoga Studio

Como Park

$119.99 $39

Yoga instructors help students find peace and physical enrichment through relaxing Resorative classes and focused Hatha training

$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

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Combo CrossFit (45% Off)

Combo Crossfit

Saint Paul

$89 $49

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

Kid's, Tiny Tigers, or Family Tae Kwon Do Classes at Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy (Up to 89% Off)

Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy

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

Six Training Sessions from Underground Gym (65% Off)

Underground Gym

White Bear Lake

$280 $98

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

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

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

Up to 36% Off Bowling — Apple Place Bowl Valid Monday - Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Apple Place Bowl

Apple Valley

$19 $12

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Four Electric or Acoustic Guitar Lessons from Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction (Up to 52% Off)

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

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Red Wing Golf Club (Up to 58% Off)

Red Wing Golf Club

Red Wing

$118 $49

18-hole course cleaves through the towering oaks, verdant pines, and sandstone bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley

18 or 36 Holes of Golf and Cart for Two or Four at Mississippi National Golf Links (Up to 54% Off)

Mississippi National Golf Links

Red Wing

$114 $57

Golf course features massive elevation changes, allowing for picturesque views of historic Red Wing and the Mississippi River

18-Hole Golf Packages with Food and Drink for Two or Four at Zumbrota Golf Club (Up to 56% Off)

Zumbrota Golf Club

Zumbrota

$100 $49

Golf packages include burgers or hot dogs and beer or soda along with cart rentals

Sporting-Rifle Class for 1 or 2 or Virtual Shooting Range Lane Rental at Gander Mountain Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Gander Mountain Academy - Minneapolis

Lakeville

$99 $49

AR-style rifles covered in course, which takes place in range and classroom; virtual sessions allow safe shooting practice without ammo cost

Walk-On Paintball Package and Big Game Admission for One, Two, or Four at MN Pro-Paintball (73% Off)

MN Pro-Paintball

Lakeville

$91.50 $25

On the playing field, players stalk and mark their opponents with 200 paintballs each; the Big Game benefits Children's hospitals

3, 6, or 9 Body-Vibration Sessions with Nervous-System Scan at Revibe Fitness and Wellness (Up to 64% Off)

Revibe Fitness and Wellness

Burnsville

$60 $24

Clients stand atop a small platform that causes rapid muscle contractions by vibrating and sending waves of energy throughout the body

$59 for One Month of Instrument Lessons at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts ($120 Value)

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

Cutting-Board Woodworking Course with Option for Shaker-Table Course at American Workshop (Up to 59% Off)

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

One-Month Gym Membership with Five Small-Group Fitness Classes or Unlimited Classes at Mash Performance (Up to 80% Off)

Mash Performance

Burnsville

$139 $29

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

Five Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Drees Performance Training (Up to 65% Off)

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

$49 for $89 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Wu Chi Martial Arts

Wu Chi Martial Arts

Burnsville

$89 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at St. Croix National Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

St. Croix National Golf Club

Somerset

$86 $42

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Elevation changes of up to 200 feet create dramatic hole designs and sweeping views of the rolling pastureland that surrounds

Whiskey Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight with Merchandise at 45th Parallel Distillery (Up to 56% Off)

45th Parallel Distillery

New Richmond

$30 $15

Explore the complex amber flavors of a small-batch whiskey distilled from local grains, then aged and bottled onsite

Golf with Cart and Range Balls for 2 or 4, or 10-Round Punch Card with 10 Small Range Buckets at Stillwater Oaks Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Stillwater Oaks Golf Course

Grant

$102 $49

Peaceful 18-hole course treats players to a par-70 layout built on tranquil land that began as a horse farm

Cave Tour with Appetizer and Wine for Two or Four at Luna Rossa (Up to 46% Off)

Luna Rossa

Stillwater

$58.97 $32

Wine and Italian appetizers conclude a walking tour of 18th-century brewing caves that have been important in Stillwater's history

Tubing for Two or Tubing and Two Nights of Camping for Two or Four at River's Edge Apple River (Up to 70% Off)

River's Edge Apple River

Apple River - Somerset

$29.38 $14

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Once you and your group grab tubes, sit back for a fun float down the river, enjoying the warm air; camping keeps you amid all the fun

Wine Tasting for Two or Four Plus Wine Credit at Northern Vineyards Winery (Up to 47% Off). Four Options.

Northern Vineyards Winery

Stillwater

$30 $16

Taste 10 Minnesota wines at a glossy, wooden tasting bar, and then use your store credit to purchase wine by the bottle or the glass

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

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

$54 for $98 Toward Martial Arts Beginner Program with Uniform — Karate Club LLC

Karate Club LLC

Stillwater

$98 $54

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Pure Yoga (Up to 73% Off)

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

Five Horseback-Riding Lessons at Idylwood Equestrian Center (45% Off)

Idylwood Farms

Stillwater

$637 $350

Students will learn grooming, saddling, and riding basics in a group camp which runs from Monday-Friday for 1.5 hours.

$45 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Classes at The Edge Martial Arts & Fitness

The Edge Martial Arts & Fitness

Stillwater

$100 $45

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6 or 12 Yoga Classes at Studio One Yoga and Massage (Up to 65% Off)

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

One- or Two-Month CrossFit or Gym Membership at CrossFit WorkHouse (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit WorkHouse

Stillwater/Oak Park Heights

$150 $59

CrossFit classes build functional strength with varying workouts; membership includes unlimited CrossFit as well as yoga, Zumba, and more

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Amery Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Amery Golf Club

Amery

$88 $45

Water hazards on 10 holes test players' accuracy on an peaceful 18-hole, par 72 layout that stretches 6,235 yards

$15 for Bowling and Arcade Package at Sky Deck Sports Grille & Lanes (Up to $29 Value)

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

$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

Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six at Amazing Mirror Maze (Half Off)

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

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

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Skiers and snowboarders gently rise over the St. Croix River Valley in one of 18 chairlifts that grant them access to Afton Alps’ 300 acres of skiing terrain. With 48 trails—80% of which are manageable for beginner and intermediate alpinists—and an average annual snowfall of 48 inches, guests can carve their way down Afton Alps’ 350-foot vertical drop in a variety of ways, from slowly snaking down a 3,000-foot run to tucking into a cannonball at the peak and landing with a white splash at the base. Three rental shops provide guests with high-quality gear, and a snowtubing park offers a more leisurely way to enjoy the tender romance between snow and gravity.

In the spring, the melting snow gives way to the fairways and greens of Afton Alps’ 18-hole golf course, where golfers hunt pars over a combination of flat and hilly terrain. Guests can take in scenic views of the St. Croix River and its attendant wildlife aboard a peppy golf cart or while cruising down trails on a mountain bike or runaway wheelbarrow.

6600 Peller Ave S
Hastings,
MN
US

Spread across 10 acres of beige grains, Extreme Sandbox invites patrons to re-explore the art of playing in dirt from behind the wheels of heavy construction vehicles all year round. Participants 14 and older learn from highly trained instructors before stepping behind the earth-tilling instrumentation of Caterpillar construction equipment. Although most guests are first-timers, Extreme Sandbox?s obstacle course can be customized to challenge more experienced Cat captains. Individual packages for solo drivers include one to seven hours with the iron-plated warhorses, and group packages for up to 50 guests last two to eight hours. The oversize sandbox features indoor and outdoor observation areas from which family and friends can watch as loved ones create unforgettable impressions on memories and topsoil, in this new state-of-the-art training facility. Extreme Sandbox continues earn press accolades and a leave lasting impression on its guests, who voted it the #1 tourist attraction in Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul on Tripadvisor. Its climate-controlled equipment makes it a friendly place to play in sand or snow.

1901 Glendale Rd.
Hastings,
MN
US

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.

1355 S Frontage Rd
Hastings,
MN
US

Mississippi Dunes Golf Links' sophisticated, 18-hole layout blankets 3,000 feet of rolling Mississippi River shoreline with manicured, bent-grass fairways and an inventive, tree-lined design. As golfers cruise over the course atop a cart or a caddy training to be an Olympic power squatter, majestic views of the river appear through groves of trees that shelter native prairie creatures. On their odyssey from tee boxes to speedy, contoured greens, golf balls must split fairways to avoid sidelines riddled with mounds, pot bunkers, and knee-high grasses—a trinity of hazards that imbue the course with a Scottish, links-style vibe. A memorable tee shot awaits at the 399-yard, par-4 fifth hole—the course's most difficult, nicknamed "Humpback" for the large mound in the middle of the fairway as well as its voracious appetite for krill—where golfers must draw or fade drives around a dogleg left.

After hacking their way across the breeze-swept links, guests can unwind at Doc's Landing Pub, where a menu of traditional grill fare, fish, and pizza sates tour-worthy appetites. Patrons can look out on the river on the Pub's patio, catch up on the day's sporting events in the glow of a flat-panel TV, or discuss how greenskeepers maintain the immaculate felt that covers the billiards table.

10351 Grey Cloud Trl S
Cottage Grove,
MN
US

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.

7750 Harkness Ave S
Cottage Grove,
MN
US

At each Art & Elixir painting event, artists of all skill levels, especially beginners are welcome to explore their creative sides. Instructors guide participants through each event allowing up-and-coming artists their own “intentional composition decisions.” During events, the owners–who are skilled artists themselves–give students step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the evening’s featured painting. But it’s up to the artist to decide how to interpret that work. Using paints, brushes, aprons, canvases, and easels provided by Art & Elixir, guests can paint fields of lavender with bright red acrylic paint. The only rule during these casual two–three hour sessions is that painters (aged 15 and older) enjoy themselves. Events take place at venues such as Lone Oak Grill and Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, where guests can snack on food and drinks available for purchase.

7749 Hearthside Ave #203
Cottage Grove,
MN
US