Things To Do In River Falls

51% Off Kayak Trip for Two, Four or Six

Kinni Kayak

River Falls

$150 $75

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Paddlers observe wildlife during a 3.5hr tour down the Kinnickinnic River; includes 2 drinks & 1 appetizer per pair at nearby Bo's 'n Mine

50% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Wild Mountain Ski Area

$90 $45

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

Up to 51% Off Kayaking Trips

Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters

Multiple Locations

$90 $49

Kayakers of all skill levels can find a trip designed for them amid stunning Wisconsin landscapes

65% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Pine Lake Pastures

Baldwin

$160 $56

Four riding lessons for beginners or advanced students. Learn about horses and take a great ride.

Up to 48% Off Family Fun at Wild Mountain

Wild Mountain/Taylors Falls Recreation

Taylors Falls

$35.98 $19

Mountain play park features alpine slides that send riders down a 1,700-foot track, go-kart track, and freefall experience

Up to 56% Off Paintball Outing

Vintage Paintball Park

Hudson

$83.92 $38

Outdoor arena unfurls 10 fields across 600 acres, where shooters exchange paintball volleys amid urban landscapes, woods courses, and hills

Up to 40% Off at Sand Creek Brewing Company

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

$24 $15

Enjoy flights of beer from a selection of 10 year-round and seasonal brews, such as Oscar's Chocolate Stout and Sand Creek Hard Lemonade

Up to 51% Off Golf at Kilkarney Hills Golf Course

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course

Troy

$108 $54

18-hole course opened in 1994 welcomes players with a central lake fountain, abundant flower beds, and a bar and grill

46% Off Burgers and Beer at Bo's 'N Mine

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

$35.40 $19

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Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

49% Off Scenic Boat Tour

Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours

Taylors Falls

$35 $18

From an open upper deck or enclosed lower area, tourists gaze at glacial rock formations including the face-like Old Man of the Dalles

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Great blue herons stalking the wildflowers along the Kinnickinnic River. Trout leaping out of the water to feed. Owner and lifelong outdoorsman Mike Kealy and his guides lead kayaking trips past these and more dramatic sites, which typify the undeveloped riverbanks throughout eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Each outing begins at a select meet-up point, from which guides provide shuttle service to and from the launch sites. Along with unveiling the rivers? untouched scenery, River Guide?s team can also add a fishing guide to each trip, taking guests into streams teeming with brown, rainbow, and zebra-striped trout.

355 West Park Street
River Falls,
WI
US

About 30 minutes from Minneapolis, the crew of Kinni Kayak runs tours on the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls, Wisconsin. The 3.5-hour excursions travel an 8-mile stretch of the river in a secluded, nonresidential area teeming with wildlife. For first-time kayakers, Kinni offers lessons with instruction as basic as how to sit in the craft and hold the paddle and as advanced as paddling techniques and fish grammar.

355 West Park St
River Falls,
WI
US

Vintage Paintball Park’s speckled outdoor arena unfurls ten different fields, including the Thunderdome, where players aged 10 and older engage in colorful combat under the watchful eye of trained referees ensuring safety. Amid the paintball crossfire, sharpshooters weave in and out of a variety of obstacles situated around urban landscapes, wooded courses with pillboxes and trenches, hilly terrain, and moms yelling to come inside for supper. The park hosts myriad battle scenarios that keep guests entertained throughout the day or for the duration of season passes. Private paintball lessons help players improve shooting accuracy before releasing them into the line of fire during Saturday and Sunday afternoon open play. An onsite concession stand replenishes body fuel with snacks and drinks so that players can jump back into games with the energy of a superhero bit by Ben Franklin.

N8645 1160th Street
River Falls,
WI
US

At Seventh Farm, fledgling equestrians will be guided through a four-week introductory course that meets for two hours each week. Owners Tom and Liz teach all the classes themselves and limit class size to three or four students at a time so that all participants are given extra care and attention. This eliminates confusion, dangerously steep learning curves, and amateur dressage errors such as accidentally dressing a male horse in a sundress. Seventh Farm's horses likewise receive excellent care and nutrition and have been specially trained as teaching horses, so they're not easily spooked by nervous students, hyperactive children, or malingering jockey ghosts.

340 Glenmont Road
River Falls,
WI
US

As a girl, Lynette Weldon dreamed of horses and cleaned stalls in exchange for the opportunity to ride. But she was only allowed to take out horses known to be stubborn and difficult-the ones no one else wanted to ride. Over time, the experience toughened her riding abilities, allowing her to grow into a trainer with a knack for bonding with troubled ponies.

At Lost Creek Ranch, Lynette guides students and horses along trails and streams during riding lessons. Eagles often glide overhead in search of fretted field mice, and tufts of woodsmoke climb from the campsites of ranch visitors. She also guides many of her riding students to competitive shows where horses are encouraged to settle their differences through equitation rather than bare-hoof boxing or telling yo' mare jokes.

N5011 490th St.
Ellsworth,
WI
US

Kelley Frame and Fine Art Galleries nestles magnum opuses of all sizes inside high-quality frames assembled in-shop by skilled craftsmen. Diploma-framing packages ($59.95) protect and artfully display hard-earned clown college degrees by securing the certificate into a black frame, stabilizing it with an acid-free paper mat, and protecting its privacy with one-way glass. Posters, portraits, or photographs with sizes going up to 30"x40" ($49.95–$99.95) find comfortable homes behind glass in a 1 1/4" frame, available in a choice of finishes, including black, mocha walnut, mahogany, clear pine, and invisible oak. Spiff up blank walls with framed military medals, wedding pictures, collectibles, or team jerseys. Special conservation and preservation services, meanwhile, assist connoisseurs looking to shield precious pieces from the dangers of acid, light, or superpower-inducing gamma rays.

512 2nd St
Hudson,
WI
US