Things To Do In Minneapolis

50% Off Museum Admission to the American Swedish Institute

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

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

$50 $25

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

50% Off Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt

Team Player Productions

Uptown Tavern

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of 2 race through Minneapolis in search of five golden eggs

Up to 53% Off Knife-Sharpening Services

Kitchen Window

Uptown

$89 $44

Instructors impart basic and advanced slicing, mincing, and dicing techniques; knife sharpening helps kitchen tools work more effectively

Up to 49% Off Private Tennis Lessons

InnerCity Tennis

Kingfield

$85 $45

One-on-one lessons with one of four staff tennis pros, each of whom cater to beginners, those who played long ago, and advanced students

48% Off Go-Karting and Bumper Boats

Lilli Putt

Coon Rapids

$25 $13

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

Up to 54% Off at Wheel Fun Rentals

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

Up to 50% Off Knitting Workshop or Select Yarns and Books

StevenBe

Multiple Locations

$45 $24

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

51% Off Private Drum Lessons

Klash Drums

Minneapolis

$80 $39

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

65% Off Fitness Classes

Centerspace Pilates Studio

Minneapolis

$150 $53

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62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

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

DanceLife Ballroom

Richfield

$110 $55

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

52% Off Beginner Mosaic Class at Mercury Mosaics

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

Up to 44% Off Bowling, Beer, and Food

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

Up to 65% Off Movement Analysis and Personal Training

Advanced Movement Professionals

Minneapolis

$150 $68

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

Up to 74% Off at Corrective Exercise Specialists LLP

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

Magna Health and Fitness

Minneapolis

$60 $19

Participants get fit in welcoming group fitness sessions

Up to 52% Off a Textile Sampler Class

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

Up to 55% Off Tai Chi Classes at Evergreen Fitness

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 56% Off Glass-Fusion Class

The Goddess of Glass

Minneapolis

$79 $39

Under the tutelage of artist Connie Beckers, students make glass artwork of varying sizes from provided pieces of colorful glass

Up to 93% Off at Amber Hein Photography

Amber Hein Photography

On Location

$695 $49

On-location photographer captures natural, candid portraits of newborns, couples, and families, with high-quality digital prints

Up to 80% Off One or Two Months of Yoga

Girasole Yoga On Central

Logan Park

$300 $59

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

Up to 53% Off at Munsell School of Music

Munsell School of Music

Redeem from Home

$100 $50

Experienced instructors teach students of all ages and experience levels to play the piano or guitar in 30-minute lessons

Up to 56% Off Medieval Combat Fencing Class

Minnesota Sword Club

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

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

Saga Hill Cooking & Events

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

Jeromeo In The Loop Yoga&Wellness

North Loop Warehouse District

$130 $49

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

Up to 60% Off at TITLE Boxing Club-Edina

TITLE Boxing Club-Edina

Minneapolis

$50 $20

Access to boxing and kickboxing gym's equipment and torch up to 1,000 calories an hour while toning the whole body in high intensity classes

Up to 55% Off Bowling and American Food at Park Tavern

Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

$50 $29

Up to six people can enjoy an hour or bowling while munching on cuisine such as bacon-cheeseburger pizzas, chicken-dijon paninis, and salads

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

Four Gates Physical and Energetic Culture

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

75% Off Fitness Classes at Kosama

Kosama

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

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

Up to 43% Off Painting Party

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

Up to 65% Off Lessons from OnlinePianist.com

OnlinePianist.com

Online Deal

$39.95 $14

Learn to play popular songs on piano with online tutorials; players can slow down the pace and break down hard sections for easier learning

Up to 78% off of Barre & TRX Classes

Avatar Private Training Studio

Minneapolis

$160 $35

TRX exercises enhance intense boot camps; barre classes blend elements of ballet, yoga, and other strengthening disciplines

45% Off Magician Rental

The Magic Of William Bradshaw

Redeem from Home

$300 $165

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55% Off Services

Unstoppable Bodies

On Location

$240 $108

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

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

50% Off Guitar Lessons

Jf Music

Redeem from Home

$90 $45

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

Up to 56% Off at Power Defense Kickboxing

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

58% Off Online Menu Planning

Menu For The Week

Online Deal

$48 $19.99

Online menu-planning service sends out weekly emails containing dinner recipes and grocery lists

Up to 61% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Real People Real Strong Personal Training

Minneapolis

$120 $59

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

Up to 80% Off at Modo

Modo

Cedar-Isles-Dean

$300 $59

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Certified instructors lead students through 40 postures in a heated studio to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility.

Up to 65% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

National Fitness Training Systems

Seward

$100 $39.99

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

Up to 56% Off Baseball-Training Session

Extra Innings

Minneapolis

$25 $13

Multi-faceted baseball-training tunnel allows players to practice batting, pitching, and fielding

50% Off Pistol-Range Practice

Metro Gun Club

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 66% Off T-Mobile All-Star FanFest

T-Mobile All-Star FanFest

Minneapolis Convention Center

$35 $12

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Collect autographs, meet baseball stars, and improve your game during the annual T-Mobile All-Star FanFest

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Republic at Seven Corners

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Race & Seek

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

Huge Improv Theater – Up to 50% Off Improv Show

"Show X"

Huge Improv Theater

$22 $11

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Weekly show features veteran players in long-form improv performances

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 54% Off Classes at Hiawatha Yoga

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 71% Off Welding Class at Vesper College

Vesper College

Minneapolis

$200 $65

Small classes learn how to use metal-welding techniques to sculpt stone; each student receives a glass of wine

Up to 52% Off at Segway of Minnesota

Segway of Minnesota

City Lakes Area

$98 $49

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

97% Off Summer of Bowling at The Park Tavern

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

Up to 85% Off Mom's Wine and Photography Night

Laura Monahan Photography

Multiple Locations

$225 $35

Enjoy wine & chocolate while learning to photograph kids with instruction in composition, style & natural lighting at 3-hour mom's night out

65% Off Personal Training

Train Your Way

St. Louis Park

$200 $70

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

Gracie Barra Twin Cities

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

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

Lori Johnson Fitness LLC

Iron Works

$24 $11

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

Jesters Comedy Improv – Half Off Comedy Show

Jesters Comedy Improv

Ol' Mexico Restaurante

$20 $10

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Six veteran improvisers transform audience suggestions into impromptu sketches

73% Off 10 Fitness Sessions at Trumi

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

44% Off Art Camp

Tech Academy By Computer Explorers

Little Canada

$45 $25

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Up to 69% Off Classes at Shape Me Group Fitness

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

Up to 53% Off at Malt-Tees Mini Golf

Malt-Tees Malts and Mini-Golf

Richfield

$38 $18

Waterfalls, streams, and gardens freshen mini-golf course; onsite malt shop serves ice cream, hot dogs, and drinks

50% Off Personal Training

Get-real-fitness

Northwest Richfield

$480 $240

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Up to 80% Off at Focus Kids Karate Academy

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

65% Off Yoga Classes

Muna Yoga

Edina

$360 $126

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Up to 59% Off at Tiny Footprint Coffee

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

Joke Joint Comedy Club – Up to 34% Off Standup

Joke Joint Comedy Club

Joke Joint Comedy Club

$38 $25

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Local and touring comics take the stage while audiences enjoy appetizers

48% Off Burgers and Drinks at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub 

Tom Reid Hockey City Pub

Tom Reid Hockey City Pub

$28.90 $15

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Hockey great Tom Reid's pub grills up traditional and unique burgers, pairing them with local brews and tasty wines

Up to 40% Off Night of Professional Boxing

Welterweight USBA Championships feat. Lawson vs. Bailey

The Myth Live Event Center

$35 $25

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Bout card with eight fights headlined by a 12-round battle for the USBA Welterweight title; under card packed with rising Minnesota talents

Up to 45% Off Roller Skating and Mini Golf

Saints North Family Skate Center

Maplewood

$21 $12

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

50% Off Minnesota Reptile Show

Cold Blooded Expos

Minnesota State Fairgrounds- Merchandise Mart Building

$16 $8

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

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in St. Francis

The Ponds Golf Course

St. Francis

$102 $49

Golfers pick two out of three 9-hole courses for an 18-hole round, challenged by plentiful ponds and sandy white bunkers

Up to 47% Off at Como & Phalen Golf Courses

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

46% Off Kids’ Open-Play Time at Club Just Jump

Club Just Jump

Woodbury

$28 $15

Activities, games, and inflatables; two-hour open-play sessions

Up to 69% Off Pottery Making Class with Wine

Caufield Clay Works

St. Anthony

$150 $69

A full-time potter with more than four decades of experience helps groups create their own pottery; BYOB setting with wine provided

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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
US

Originally the home of the Dakota and Ojibwe, Hennepin County began with the hopes and dreams of immigrants, New Englanders, and retired veterans. Why these entrepreneurs, farmers, laborers, craftsman, and vacationers decided to settle in what seemed to be a frigid, uninhabitable land is still a mystery, but their innovations and lineage are traced through the exhibits at Hennepin History Museum. The museum, located inside the historic George Christian mansion, hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections that paint a picture of Midwestern life in the 19th and 20th centuries. From more recent decades, there are objects from Minneapolis Aquatennials and high-fashion clothes from downtown department stores such as Dayton's and Young-Quinlan. The Pillsbury Doughboy presides over it all, reminding guests of the importance of milling to the region's history.

Photographs, personal papers, and atlases round out the collection, whose contents are further illuminated during the museum’s frequent events. Experts and authors, for instance, deliver talks in the museum’s intimate fireside room, whose fireplace keeps guests warm and prevents them from huddling in the museum's historical bear-skin rugs. In another tucked-away area, researchers and amateur historians pore through the material in the library, which is open to visitors 5 days a week, and in the archives, which is open by appointment. They might find maps of the region from the start of the 20th Century or old pictures of homes in the neighborhood, all steeped in memories and history.

2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Property Location
With a stay at Best Western Plus Kelly Inn in Plymouth, you'll be in the suburbs and close to Ridgedale Center. This hotel is within the vicinity of Eagle Lake Golf Center and Spring Hill Golf Club.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 149 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a waterslide, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.

2705 Annapolis Ln
Minneapolis,
MN
US

CorePower Yoga founder Trevor Tice knows yoga is much more than a tool for increasing physical strength. "We've seen first hand emotional breakthroughs, physical improvements, and most of all, a new found confidence and balance our students carry from the studio into their daily lives," says Trevor. To further their holistic efforts, CorePower provides additional services and programs across various locations. Some outposts house spas where visitors can quiet their minds with a massage or facial, while others host Karma Yoga events wherein teachers lead free classes for cancer survivors, and students share home-cooked food with homeless youths.

But yoga resides at the heart of CorePower's mission to inspire as many people as possible, so each studio boasts a range of classes that accommodates all experience levels. Truly serious students can conjure pensive expressions as they enroll in a yoga-teacher-training program, and all patrons can take comfort in knowing their studio was built from recycled materials and equipped with energy-efficient fixtures.

501 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Wood Lake Nature Center's 3 miles of trails and boardwalks wind through 150 acres of cattail marsh, bottomland hardwood forest, and restored prairie. The Center's membership program supplies budding naturalists with fun, informative classes and demonstrations. Watchful walkers clutching loaned binoculars and field guides spy for winged creatures in flight on the Spring Bird Hike. Meanwhile, an environmental book club assembles adults into friendly thought circles to discuss eco-related topics and practice tree impersonations. Naturalist Marthe Herbert conducts a live animal show, which lets participants notch a closer look at foxes, owls, and other local animals, and Friday night campfires let kids and parents melt marshmallows in the crisp night air. In the winter months, free snowshoe rentals help feet float through flurries, and families can ring in the new year without playing thousands of simultaneous cell phone jingles thanks to the yearly Candlelight & Ice event, which gathers them to walk candle-lit trails and sit beside a crackling fire.

6710 Lake Shore Dr S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

National Sports Center is one of the few places in the world where you can step from verdant fields onto stretches of ice. Eight ice arenas—four Olympic-sized, four NHL-sized—comprise more than 148,000 square feet inside the Schwan Super Rink. And as for the fields? The National Sports Center was originally conceived as a soccer complex, and it still boasts 52 fields. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified National Sports Center as the largest soccer complex on earth.

Hockey and soccer still only make up a small portion of the sports that are playable at the center. Those same soccer fields might host rugby on one day, lacrosse on another, and ultimate disc the following week, provided the discs have not flown south for the winter. The ice rink might host figure skaters as well as broomball teams. At the center's outdoor cycling velodrome, brake-free bikes race each other along a canted track, thrilling crowds every Thursday from late May to September. Players of all stripes can sign up for leagues and lessons in their favorite sport, or check out everything from expos to fitness classes on the calendar of events.

1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine,
MN
US