Things To Do in Minnesota

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

Adventure Park for Four or Eight at Spirit Mountain (Up to 56% Off)

Spirit Mountain

Duluth

$34 $20

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Amidst scenic mountain slopes, visitors get their thrills on a zip-line and an alpine coaster, or ride on lifts and mountain bikes

$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

Two-, Four-, or Six-Weeks of Speed-and-Agility Classes at SGT Peterson's (Up to 89% Off)

SGT Peterson's

Minneapolis

$260 $29

Speed-and-agility classes created by Air Force veteran Tim Peterson are infused with cardio and military challenges

$173 for Twelve Skating Treadmill Sessions at Hockey Performance Center

Hockey Performance Center

Maple Grove

$315 $173

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

Tickets for Two, Four, or Six to Minnesota Reptile Show (50% Off)

Cold Blooded Expos

Minnetonka

$16 $8

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

1- or 2-Hour Semiprivate Horseback Trail Ride for 2 on a Weekday or Weekend from 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

90-Minute Historical Train Ride for Four or Eight on the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway (Up to 57% Off)

Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway

Osceola

$80 $35

Old-fashioned locomotive rolls over bridges and past waterways as it chugs along from Osceola, WI, to Marine on St. Croix, MN

Tubing and Optional One or Two Nights of Camping for Two or Four at Apple River Family Campground (Up to 56% Off)

Apple River Family Campground

Somerset

$74 $35

60 acres of river-front campground blends natural beauty with family fun that includes Saturday outdoor movie nights and heated pools

Paintball Packages for Two or Four at Sunrise Paintball (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Sunrise Paintball

Grantsburg

$60 $29

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink Tickets at Taste Of Northeast on Saturday, September 27

Taste Of Northeast

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral

$20 $11

Sample dumplings, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, blini, beer, and wine while celebrating the culture of Eastern Europe

Three Horseback-Riding Lessons at GRG Ranch (65% Off)

Grg Ranch

Cedar Lake

$65 $23

Riding instructing and horse training that fit how students learn. Onsite training and instruction also available.

Entry to the Fifth Annual Washburn Games for One, Two, or Four from Washburn Center for Children (Up to 50% Off)

Washburn Center for Children

Bryn Mawr Meadows Park

$10 $6

Kids try out 20 different sports activities from karate to cricket with a chance to win prizes while supporting a local mental-health center

Clay-Target-Shooting Package with Lesson and Gun Rental for One or Two at Metro Gun Club (Up to 55% Off)

Metro Gun Club

Blaine

$104.50 $49

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Instructors lead 45-minute lesson and then supply guests with clays, gun, and protective gear for two rounds of trap shooting

Three-Hour Interactive Summer Cooking Workshop for One or Two at Saga Hill Cooking & Events (Up to 55% Off)

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

$19.99 for a One-Year Online Menu-Planning Membership to Menu For the Week ($48 Value)

Menu For The Week

Online Deal

$48 $19.99

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

Two Personal-Training Sessions or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Real People Real Strong Personal Training (Up to 61% Off)

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

Minnesota Orchestra Chamber Concert at Orchestra Hall on July 20 at 7 p.m. (Up to 67% Off)

Minnesota Orchestra presents Chamber Music with Andrew Litton or Mozart’s Gran Partita

Orchestra Hall

$30 $10

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Pianist Andrew Litton joins the orchestra for Mozart's Gran Partita

$25 for Wild Goose Chase Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt for Team of Two on Saturday, August 2 ($50 Value)

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

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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

The Beer Dabbler organization has gone to great lengths to share its craft-beer enthusiasm with fellow Minnesotans, creating everything from beer festivals to The Growler, a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to craft beer and the culture surrounding it. With The Beer Dabbler Store, it increases those efforts with a retail space dedicated entirely to craft-beer goodies. Hailing from more than 100 breweries and artists, including many native to Minnesota, the store's eclectic lineup of merchandise ranges from beer-inspired posters and t-shirts to mason-jar mugs and artisanal wood-handle bottle openers. Those looking to expand their beer know-how, meanwhile, can subscribe to The Growler or browse through the shop's impressive inventory of beer books such as Extreme Brewing or Smoked Beers, a guide to ales made from fermented cigars.

1095 W 7th St
Saint Paul,
MN
US

From its humble origins as a soda fountain in 1930s Saint Paul, Green Mill Restaurant and Bar has grown into a franchise with more than 28 locations all over Minnesota and the Midwest. As TV screens blast sports news in the background, patrons at each eatery dine on a menu of classic American and pizzeria fare. Thick, hand-pressed burgers form bunned towers with hefty toppings such as smoked bacon, haystack onions, and chipotle mayo. Families looking to bond can practice fractions on regular, deep-dish, or thin and crispy pizzas or group juggling acts with samplers of 27 juicy wings. In addition to pastas and salads, each location's bar carries a varied drink menu that includes draft beers such as Blue Moon and Samuel Adams alongside wine, martinis, and margaritas.

2723 Commerce Dr NW
Rochester,
MN
US

Descend any of Spirit Mountain's slopes, and you may feel like you're in the middle of a postcard. That's because the inclines rise above Lake Superior and St. Louis Bay, granting guests full glimpses of the picturesque bodies of water. It's just one of the things that sets Spirit Mountain apart from other outdoor recreation parks. A few more of those things: a zip line that whips through the treetops, an alpine coaster called the Timber Twister, and a 9-hole mini-golf course.

9500 Spirit Mountain Pl.
Duluth,
MN
US

Plymouth VIP Carwash & Auto Service extends the reach of a typical wash ‘n’ go center with professional detailing services and a full-service repair shop. For more than 25 years, cars have pulled up to the pump for a full tank of gas and then headed into the 112-foot wash tunnel for a date with soft cloths and high-pressure jets. The Plymouth crew also doles out complete interior and exterior detailing packages, calling upon mink oil to condition seats and paint sealant to leave exteriors as spotless and glazed as an immortal donut. In the garage, ASE-certified technicians tune up engines, change oil, and perform a list of other maintenance and repair services

9950 Rockford Rd
Minneapolis,
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