Things To Do in Minnesota

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

49% Off

Rochester

$49 $25

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Up to 55% Off Historical Train Tour

Duluth

$32 $16

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Narrated train excursion along the shores of Lake Superior and into the North Woods of Minnesota

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

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 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 53% Off Kayak Fishing on Mississippi River

Clearwater

$99 $49

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Kayaks cruise 8 secluded miles of Mississippi river, catching walleye, Mississippi smallmouth, lunker catfish, muskie and northern

Up to 61% Off Fundamentals and CrossFit Classes

Eagan

$180 $80

A CrossFit fundamentals course helps patrons prepare for CrossFit classes; gym membership grants access to equipment, classes, and software

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

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

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

50% at Shadowbrooke Golf Course

Lester Prairie

$78 $39

18-hole, par 71 course pairs an open front nine with a less forgiving back nine cleaved through mature trees

Up to 61% Off Yoga or Fitness Classes

Burnsville

$96 $39

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

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

MN Pro-Paintball – 73% Off

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

51% Off Lake Cruise for Two

Excelsior

$66.90 $33

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

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

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 54% Off Round at Pine Island Golf Course

Pine Island

$64 $32

Spread across 140 acres, 18-hole course fends off easy birdies with plenty of trees, water hazards, and rocky outcroppings

Up to 50% Off Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises

Duluth

$40 $20

Guests set sail on a luxury yacht to take in iconic landmarks or enjoy a family-friendly pizza dinner on the high lakes

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 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 53% Off Roller Skating Packages

St. Cloud

$24.50 $12

Groups lace up in roller or inline skates and re-fuel with pizza and soda between laps

Up to 85% Off Dance Lessons

Eagan

$240 $39

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

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

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

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

Up to 57% Off Karate or Kobudo Classes

Eden Prairie

$85 $39

Black-belt instructors teach karate techniques for sparring and self-defense, or the weapons-based martial art of kobudo

67% Off Personal Training Sessions

Burnsville

$300 $99

Certified trainer motivates clients during individualized workouts in a gym with sleds, kettlebells, and resistance bands

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 52% Off Handgun Courses

Lakeville

$99 $49

Handgun class covers basics, including stance and aim; virtual range tests student knowledge

65% Off Boot Camp

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$200 $70

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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 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 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

Up to 54% Off International Cooking Class

Osseo

$79 $37

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Courses on Indian, Thai, and other cuisines consist of demonstrations and samples, focusing on simple dishes and local ingredients

Up to 75% Off at 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

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

45% Off Twelve Skating Treadmill Sessions

Maple Grove

$315 $173

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Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at Healthy Training

Eden Prairie

$240 $39

Trainers lead full-body workouts that combine resistance exercises with short bursts of cardio and are accessible to students of all levels

51% Off Music Lessons at 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

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 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

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

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

Up to 53% Off Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

$140 $69

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

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

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

Up to 54% Off Practice at Minnesota Golf Academy

Eden Prairie

$60 $29

Unlimited range balls fuel sessions at a short-game area with a sand trap and a driving range where guests can place their own tees

Up to 80% Off Gym Membership to Mash Performance

Burnsville

$139 $29

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

50% Off

Minnetonka - Hopkins

$120 $60

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"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

50% Off Minnesota Reptile Show

Minnesota State Fairgrounds- Merchandise Mart Building

$16 $8

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

45% Off Services

Oak Grove

$130 $72

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Up to 83% Off at Master Moon's Tae Kwon Do

Eden Prairie

$200 $49

Sixth-degree black belt Master Moon and his staff teach tae kwon do to students as young as 4; uniform and two private lessons included

Up to 48% Off Illusion Show

Burnsville Performing Arts Center

$38.04 $20

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Husband-and-wife magic team levitates and survives mind-bending illusions during shows filled with comedy and suspense

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

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

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

Up to 73% Off Personal Training

Maple Grove

$204 $69

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

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

65% Off Personal Training

Saint Paul

$195 $68

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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

55% Off Fitness Classes

Downtown

$120 $54

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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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

50% Off Boxing Lessons

Hamline - Midway

$100 $50

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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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.

867 Grand Ave
Saint Paul,
MN
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Several years ago, Ken Smith and Chase Williams were typical door-to-door salesmen. In need of a gimmick to boost sales and a quicker mode of transport, the duo tried riding Segways and immediately fell in love. Eventually, they turned their love for the two-wheeled transporter into their current venture, All American Segway Tours. Their company provides all manner of Segway engagement, including guided Segway tours that offer rolling educations in local history and wildlife. Customers can also discover the revolutionary devices on their own by renting out Segways for recreational use, private parties, or as a friend for a lonely office chair or shopping cart.

23rd Ave. SW and 1st St. SW
Rochester,
MN
US

A year-round entertainment oasis, Edgewater Resort complements its newly renovated 35,000-square-foot indoor water park with a crop of relaxing rooms overlooking Lake Superior. Remain completely immobile on the 400-foot lazy river before jolting your adrenaline gills into sputtering action with a ride down two four-and-a-half-story water slides. Adults can unwind in the hot tub or exercise facility while kids wait excitedly for 300 gallons of water to splash down on their expectant heads every few minutes in the Splash in Paradise playground. Pizza and soda ramp up flagging energy levels during arcade graveyard shifts, while two queen-size beds, high-speed Internet access, and a slew of other amenities welcome weary thumbs come morning. Subject to availability, Groupon visitors can upgrade to a suite at check-in or upon reservation for $20.

2400 London Rd
Duluth,
MN
US

With more than 10,000 creatures, 30 display tanks, and a 300-foot ocean tunnel, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium gives visitors an up-close look at the sea's intriguing inhabitants. Sand tiger sharks feed on crustaceans and squid, one of the world's largest collection of jellyfish floats under multicolored disco lights, and the popular day octopus emits clouds of black ink to prevent visitors from glimpsing its unfinished autobiography. An interactive quiz trail helps deepen visitors' knowledge of the sea creatures, many of which are on the endangered list and have been rescued or were born and bred as part of Sea Life's conservation projects.

120 E Broadway
Bloomington,
MN
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The Director of Instruction at Edinburgh USA Golf Academy and PGA-certified instructor Adam Guili teaches swing-honing wisdom and results-oriented practice techniques accrued through a 14-year teaching career. Adam’s teaching philosophy is based on the notion that a sound short game and a simple golf swing are crucial to achieving success on the course, and he helps golfers develop a tension-free motion. During lessons, Adam can address any on-course concern, such as how to add length to drives or how to extract shirttails from ball washers.

8700 Edinbrook Crossing
Brooklyn Park,
MN
US

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