Things To Do in Minnesota

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

Up to 50% Off Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises

Vista Fleet

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

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy – Up to 53% Off

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy

South Loop

$40 $19

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TV-tested comics such as Ian Bagg from Comedy Central and Sarah Tiana from Reno 911 light the stage

Up to 54% Off River Tubing and Camping

Float Rite Park

Apple River

$26 $12

Up to three-hour tubing runs on a gentle, shallow river; tent camping at a riverside campground with volleyball, patio bar, and live music

Float Rite Park – Up to 54% Off River Tubing and Camping

Float Rite Park

Apple River

$26 $12

Up to three-hour tubing runs on a gentle, shallow river; tent camping at a riverside campground with volleyball, patio bar, and live music

Up to 53% Off at UAO Stand Up Paddle Boarding

UAO Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Lake Minnetonka

$55 $29

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

Up to 55% Off Flyboarding

Aqua Adrenaline

Prior Lake

$199 $99

Glide through air and water as a jet ski fuels your flight by sending streams of water through a board strapped your feet

Up to 46% Off a Obstacle-Course Mud Run

HARD CHARGE

Pinehaven Farm

$88 $49

Racers plunge through mud, sand, and water on a obstacle course followed by free beer at a post-race party

Up to 70% Off Tubing at River's Edge Apple River

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

Dakota Stables – Up to 66% Off

Dakota Stables

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

$100 $49

Guides lead horseback treks through wooded park while imparting basic riding instruction and knowledge about local history and wildlife

Up to 50% Off Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding

Why Not Paddle

Weaver Lake Beach

$20 $12

Explore the picturesque Weaver Lake atop a stand-up paddle-board

Up to 52% Off The Mud Games Obstacle Run

The Mud Games

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 82% Off at The Motorsport Lab

The MotorSport Lab

Dakota County Technical College

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel

Up to 64% Off Grumpy Muddah 5K Mud-Race

Grumpy Muddah

Coffee Mill Ski & Snowboard Resort

$105 $45

During this challenging 5K, runners dash up ski slopes and hills and through 13 mud-filled obstacles

50% Off Bass Fishing and Fish Fry

Fishermen's Wharf Resort

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 59% Off Paintball for Two or Four at Sunrise Paintball

Sunrise Paintball

Grantsburg

$60 $29

Paintball packages include admission and options for rental of markers and goggles

65% Off Fitness Classes

Centerspace Pilates Studio

Minneapolis

$150 $53

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

Up to 69% Off 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

Up to 54% Off Golf and Beer

Bulrush Golf Club

Rush City

$96 $45

18-hole championship course incorporates Rush Creek and wetlands into 6,929 yard-expanse

Select Local Merchants

Midwest Mountaineering can trace its origins back to 1970, when avid rock climber Rod Johnson found himself frustrated with the lack of climbing equipment available in Minneapolis. When Johnson returned from a voyage to California with a backpack full of gear, he decided to sell his accumulated goodies to friends and local climbers out of his own kitchen, calling his operation The Johnson Company. As his business grew, so did its inventory—expanding to include tents, skis, kayaks, and canoes. Rod’s business quickly became too big for his kitchen, eventually landing at its current location under the name Midwest Mountaineering.

Today, the store continues to equip outdoor adventurers with quality gear and apparel. A cheerful blue-and-red sign splays across its historic storefront, which houses racks of apparel and specialty equipment for an array of extreme sports that includes long-distance backpacking, paddling, and ice climbing. Kayaks and canoes, which customers may try out before purchasing during regular boat demonstrations, dangle from ceilings next to life preservers, and shoes, coats, and athletic gear line the exposed-brick walls. An enthusiastic staff of outdoor aficionados stands by to offer customers tips on finding optimal products and the best clothing lines to impress fashion-conscious wildlife, as well as lead regular instructional workshops, hands-on clinics, and special events.

225 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Bent, set within the iron gates of the Dachau concentration camp during the Holocaust, begins with prisoners Max and Horst meeting each other for the first time. The two gay men are imprisoned, but the couple soon falls in love. Though they never touch each other, their passion forms a bond that comes to defy the despair and death that surrounds them on all sides. The Candid Theater Company has earned a reputation for tough, riveting dramas, and Bent promises to be no different. Buy extra Groupons and invite along some thought-provoking friends for after-show coffee and conversation.

16 West 5th Street
Saint Paul,
MN
US

The creative process can get complicated, which is why the staff at Color Me Mine breaks it down into four straightforward steps. Artists begin by choosing a bisque from an inventory that ranges from plates and mugs to animal figurines and picture frames. With paints and brushes in hand, they decorate the smooth, blank surfaces with designs and words. The staff fires finished pieces in a kiln to cure the pigments and make them food- and potion-safe before artists take their masterpieces home. In addition to hosting parties in-studio, Color Me Mine also shuttles supplies to homes and offices for events such as birthdays and bridal showers.

12155 Elm Creek Blvd.
Maple Grove,
MN
US

With a passion for boating the waters of Lake Minnetoka to take in views of the region's natural beauty and lush green landscapes, Wayzata Bay Charters' owners charter their 60-foot lake cruiser to make the experience accessible to all. The owners decked out their two-level cruiser—which can host up to 60 people—with a full bar, two satellite TVs, satellite radio, a 2,000-watt sound system, and enough helium balloons to keep both the boat and the party afloat. Believing a jaunt on the lake makes for an ideal event whatever the occasion, they've designed packages specifically for weddings and bachelorette parties, and they still offer public cruises to assure everyone has a chance to take to the water.

Po Box 44451
Eden Prairie,
MN
US

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. 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.

15501 Lac Lavon Drive
Burnsville,
MN
US

Though most stationary bikes are just that—locked into place, as if bolted to the trail—Pedal Wild employs a fleet of RealRyder bicycles, which facilitate leaning and turning motions that work both core and leg muscles. Inspired by the more realistic workout, students keep each other motivated to keep pedaling during cycling classes led by the gym's experienced instructors. Workouts range from 45-minute express classes to intense 90-minute combinations of cycling and TRX.

4850 Edgewater Drive
Mound,
MN
US