Things To Do in Minnesota

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

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

Up to 64% Off Spanish Camp at Jardín Mágico

Multiple Locations

$275 $99

Kids are fully immersed in the Spanish language in a family friendly setting that includes enrichment activities and organic meals.

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

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

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

Up to 52% Off The Mud Games Obstacle Run

Blaine

$88 $49

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

Up to 52% Off Handgun Courses

Lakeville

$99 $49

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

Up to 53% Off at UAO Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Black Oar SUP / SURF & Water Sports

$55 $29

Guests explore the waters of Spring Park Bay or Lake Minnetonka atop standup paddleboards

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 52% Off at Segway of Minnesota

City Lakes Area

$98 $49

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

51% Off Yoga Classes at Inspired Aging

Mankato

$75 $37

Yoga classes help relieve stress while stretching the body and increasing flexibility

75% Off Fitness Classes at Kosama

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

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

50% Off Personal Training

Northwest Richfield

$480 $240

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Up to 58% Off Boot Camp

Cottage Grove

$75 $35

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

Up to 64% Off a 90-Minute Bowling Package

Inver Grove Heights

$42 $15

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

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

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes at Studio K

Andover

$90 $29

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

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

68% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Maplewood - Oakdale

$120 $39

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

Up to 68% Off Yoga, Barre, XY, or BUTI Classes

Savage

$109 $35

Barre incorporates ballet basics; XY combines strength training and performance drills; BUTI joins cardio and plyometrics

45% Off

Owatonna

$55 $30

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Up to 52% Off Mini Golf and Drinks

Chanhassen

$23.50 $12

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Putting posses traverse 18-hole mini-golf courses lined with babbling streams and rocky outcrops

Up to 75% Off Self-Defense Classes

Ramsey

$150 $39

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

Up to 60% Off Yoga or Zumba Classes

Blisstopia

$69 $35

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

Up to 55% Off Sailing Discovery Class

Shorewood

$278 $139

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Two-hour sailing trip takes students onto Lake Minnetonka where they learn basics and have the opportunity to take the helm of the vessel

Up to 59% Off Vine Training and Barrel Tasting

Lanesburgh

$120 $59

Guides lead groups through the vines with an hands-on explanation of the wine-making process followed by lunch and a barrel tasting

54% Off Fitness Classes

Rosemount

$108 $50

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense fitness classes that make use of cardio and resistance training

Half Off Guitar, Bass, or Ukulele Lessons

Plymouth - Golden Valley - St. Louis Park

$50 $24.99

In private sessions custom tailored to student's skills, an accomplished instructor teaches lessons in guitar, ukulele, and bass

Up to 55% Off Clay-Shooting Outings

South St. Paul

$70.98 $35

Up to 200 clay targets arc, loop, cross, and launch in all directions on an eight-stand course along the Mississippi River

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Clara City

$51.90 $25

Made from Minnesota-grown grapes, this vineyard's blended wines include two recent award winners—the Happy Creek Red and La Crescent

Up to 69% Karate Classes for Kids or Adults

Forest Lake

$183 $59

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

Up to 75% Off Segway Rental or Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $20

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

Up to 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

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

58% Off at 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

Up to 61% Off Butcher-Shop Class in Albertville

Albertville

$175 $85

Local butchers with 25 years of experience impart meat-prep skills to classes of six to 12 students

50% Off Four-Day Canoe Trip

Ely

$395.60 $199

Professional outfitters plan detailed trip routes and equip campers with everything they'll need to canoe the Boundary Waters

Up to 68% Off cOMmon grounds Yoga and Music Festival

Richmond

$295 $99

Family-friendly three-day festival gathers yoga instructors and musicians from across the Midwest for concerts and workshops

52% Off Golf Round at Whispering Pines Golf Course

Annandale

$72 $35

18-hole, par 71 Joel Goldstrand course arcs for 6,421 yards over densely forested and hilly terrain

50% Off Bass Fishing and Fish Fry

Fishermen's Wharf Resort

$90 $45

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Beginner-friendly fishing trip includes fishing and fish-cleaning instructions, followed by a wholesome fish fry

Up to 51% Off Introductory Archery Lesson

Rogers

$50 $25

Instructors guide students on the range, where they learn to aim and shoot arrows with confidence

51% Off Minnesota Rodeo Association State Finals

Sanford Center

$24.67 $12

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Two-day event showcases the top cowboys in Minnesota, featuring bull-riding, barrel racing, calf roping, and steer wrestling

35% Off a Tandem Skydive Jump

Milaca

$229 $149

After 15 minutes of training, you'll enjoy a free fall from 10,000 ft. and gentle landing while strapped to a USPA Certified Tandem Master

Up to 51% Off Golf with Cart Rental for Two

Monticello

$100 $49

18-hole course features multiple doglegs across a 6,453-yard layout lined by oak trees, ponds, and streams.

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Classes

Oak Park Heights

$150 $59

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

Up to 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

55% Off at Patriot Lanes & Lounge

St. Francis

$64 $29

Parties of up to five enjoy two-hours of bowling and re-fuel between frames with pizza and soda or beer

50% Off CrossFit

Loveland

$125 $63

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Up to 64% at Ogilvie Raceway

Ogilvie, MN

$61 $29

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

"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

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

Amsterdam Bar and Hall

$300 $169

Up to 16 people pedal on a group bicycle outfitted with a table and cooler for BYOB drinks; three easy routes around St. Paul available

Up to 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

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

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% 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 84% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Shakopee

$99 $29

Black belt instructors emphasize positive reinforcement and self-confidence during taekwondo classes

44% Off Art Camp

Little Canada

$45 $25

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Comedy at the Courtyards – Up to 30% Off

Andover

$34.95 $25

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

74% Off Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Ursa

Ramsey

$150 $39

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

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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,
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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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At an age when most young men would be happy to move out of their parents' basement, Martin Stubstad wasn't in too much of a rush. That's because back in 1977, Martin was building his own business, Archery Headquarters, bow by compound bow, and his base of operations was in his parents' cellar. Today, the business not only occupies its own space, but it's the go-to shop for hobbyists and professional bows-folk alike. There, quiver-curious visitors can do more than just purchase archery supplies, such as bows, arrows, and apples. Certified instructors teach classes, from a one-lesson intro course to more advanced shooting classes, while archers practice their skills in the shooting lanes on the range.

3440 Northern Valley Pl NE
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
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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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