Things To Do In Saint Paul

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

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 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 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

50% Off Minnesota Reptile Show

Minnesota State Fairgrounds- Merchandise Mart Building

$16 $8

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

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

65% Off Personal Training

Saint Paul

$195 $68

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

55% Off Fitness Classes

Downtown

$120 $54

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

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

Up to 52% Off at Great Northern Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$48 $25

Kids learn introductory gymnastics skills, including tumbling, trampoline, and apparatus basics

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 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 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.

50% Off Boxing Lessons

Hamline - Midway

$100 $50

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

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

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

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

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

Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse – Up to Half Off Game

Xcel Energy Center

$36.35 $18

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After advancing to the divisional finals in two consecutive years, the Swarm look to build upon that success behind coach Joe Sullivan

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 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

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

44% Off Art Camp

Little Canada

$45 $25

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 Classes at Shape Me Group Fitness

Roseville

$80 $29

Zumba, tai chi, and Yoga Sculpt classes are led by skilled instructors at this energetic group fitness studio

Jesters Comedy Improv – Half Off Comedy Show

Ol' Mexico Restaurante

$20 $10

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Six veteran improvisers transform audience suggestions into impromptu sketches

61% Off Craft Beer, Cheese, Distilled Spirits, and Limo Tour

Rosedale Center

$179 $69

Limousines ferry guests to four local manufacturers' tasting rooms to sample beer, bourbon, rye, vodka, limoncello, and cheese

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

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 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 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

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 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Cowboy Jack's

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

"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

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Republic at Seven Corners

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

51% Off Cycling Event for American Diabetes Association

Minnehaha Falls Park

$35 $17

Cyclists choose their route distance, raise money for ADA, and enjoy a cycling experience with post-ride party and events

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 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

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

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

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 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 78% Off Bowling Package at Memory Lanes

Memory Lanes

$86.78 $19

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Strike-collecting sessions entertain groups of five or ten bowlers who stave off hunger with appetizers and sips of soda or beer

Up to 74% Off at Corrective Exercise Specialists LLP

Downtown Minneapolis

$200 $59

Certified trainers lead guests of all abilities in exercises based on functional movements, working to improve strength and mobility

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

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 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 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 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

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 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

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

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

Up to 66% Off Yoga at Jeromeo Body Clinic

North Loop Warehouse District

$130 $49

Yogis in training learn the poses and postures of yoga during classes guided by an expert

Up to 80% Off Personal TRX Training Sessions

Minneapolis

$188 $49

For 45 minutes, clients work one-on-one with trainers and use TRX straps to exercise all the major muscle groups

Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

Kingfield

$130 $39

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Clients will have access to kettlebell, yoga,and qoya classes; low-impact lifting workout burns fat, sculpts muscles, and builds strength

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 56% Off at Power Defense Kickboxing

Downtown

$60 $30

Students learn effective self-defense techniques, such as how to target opponents' pressure points and strike out with knees and elbows

Up to 91% Off Boot Camp and Sports Training

Minneapolis

$320 $29

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Veteran US Air Force and Army Sergeant Peterson and staff couple military-style calisthenics with yoga, speed training and or kickboxing.

Up to 59% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Minneapolis

$80 $39

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to guitar fundamentals and help them develop more advanced skills

Up to 71% Off Personal Training

Seward

$400 $149

Personal trainers help clients set attainable goals to build strength, lose weight, and tone muscles

Up to 82% Off Fitness or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $49

Fitness training in small groups keeps patrons motivated to keep working out; kickboxing torches calories in a cathartic flurry of moves

Up to 61% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Minneapolis

$120 $59

Instructors lead custom routines during personal-training sessions or guide groups through 60-minute boot-camp or kickboxing workouts

61% Off Four-Week Boot Camp at Look Good Naked

Lake Harriet

$320 $125

Trainer Lois Tiedemann Koffi uses stability balls and resistance bands to forge high-intensity total-body routines

Up to 65% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Seward

$100 $39.99

Forge new muscles and shed pounds during boot camp–style workouts

Up to 60% Off History Museum Membership and Visits

Whittier

$75 $30

Mid-19th century quilts and beaded moccasins among artifacts displayed at Hennepin County history museum, situated in historic mansion

48% Off Go-Karting and Bumper Boats

Coon Rapids

$25 $13

Go-karters careen around the course; bumper boaters take aim at rivals with mounted squirt guns

Chelsea Handler — Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

Target Center

$76.47 $46

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Standup comic, "New York Times"-best selling author and host of E!'s "Chelsea Lately" shares raunchy tales of world travel

Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Up to 50% Off Matisse Show

Whittier

$32 $16

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Art spanning Henri Matisse's storied career displayed on loan to the museum; MIA also exhibits its own Matisse colleciton

Mad Girl Productions Presents Sugar Art & Fashion Show – Up to 40% Off

Studio B at The Skyway Theater

$75 $45

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Festive evening of music, fashion, photography, and modern art champions the work of emerging and underground female artists

"The Doyle & Debbie Show" – Up to 50% Off Musical

New Century Theatre

$36 $18

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Musical comedy follows an aging country star and boisterous up-and-comer as they take one last shot at Nashville stardom

56% Off Saint Patty’s Pub Crawl

Warehouse District

$22.75 $10

Celebrate Saint Patty’s Day with included drink tickets while exploring different bars; portion of proceeds go to a local charity

Up to 54% Off Classes at Hiawatha Yoga

South Minneapolis

$100 $49

Gentle, restorative yoga classes, including beginners’, restorative and vinyasa, open the body and connect students to their breath

50% Off Personal Training

Northwest Richfield

$480 $240

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

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

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

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 58% Off Boot Camp

Cottage Grove

$75 $35

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

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

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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,
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Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the state’s storied past, the Minnesota Historical Society dutifully curates 26 historic sites and museums that help visitors delve into days of yore—from the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids to the Jeffers Petroglyphs in Comfrey and Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore.

Explore the Minnesota History Center’s collection of artifacts, local artworks, and hands-on exhibits at the History Center in St. Paul, from Civil War battle flags to Prince's suit from Purple Rain. Temporary exhibits include American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, on display through March 16, and Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s, opening May 24. Mill City Museum in Minneapolis chronicles the linked histories of the flour industry, Minneapolis, and the Mississippi River, sending visitors through history as they traverse each floor on an eight-story elevator ride that depicts a working day at the mill. As a bonus, baking-lab demonstrations produce balmy bread samples and historically accurate stomach rumbles.

345 Kellogg Blvd W
Saint Paul,
MN
US

More than 25 years ago, Marcy McHenry founded the Dancers Studio to put her 30 years of dance experience to good use. The studio’s three ballrooms spread out over 6,500 square feet of arm-flinging, leg-kicking room. Upon the shiny, lacquered hardwood, a staff of trained instructors guides students of all skill levels through ballroom, Latin, social, and special-event dance routines. During group lessons, the instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where their pupils can thrive in styles such as the tango and west coast swing. In private lessons students can fine-tune techniques, learn extra-challenging new steps, or find out what Fred Astaire’s favorite ice-cream flavor was during their one-on-one time with an instructor. Those looking to show off their new moves can get down on Thursday evenings when the studio's DJ Chris spins a variety of tunes for pupils to kick their heels up to for an hour.

The studio also encourages dancers to maintain healthy physiques in Pilates, Zumba, and yoga classes. Clients can sculpt long, lean muscles and strong cores in a Pilates session, or get heart rates thumping in Zumba classes that play energetic Latin tunes.

415 Pascal St N
Saint Paul,
MN
US

In 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol building opened to the public; more than a century later, it continues to welcome more than 120,000 visitors each year to the home of the state government’s three branches. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style by acclaimed architect Cass Gilbert, the building lays claim to world’s second-largest self-supporting marble dome, a title the dome maintains by working a second job as the back-up roof of the Metrodome. Within the white Georgia marble and Saint Cloud–granite exterior of the edifice, 67 senators and 134 representatives wrangle with politics while striding through stately corridors and chambers decorated by murals, sculptures, and paintings carefully selected by Gilbert to complement the building’s elegant style. Hand-painted arabesques and local flora swirl overhead on the vaulted ceilings, and the brushstrokes of John LaFarge depict legal concepts above the bench of Minnesota’s supreme court. Visitors can drop into the rathskeller café, which evokes a German eating hall with restored murals, for a bite to eat and a toast to the health of the state’s royal family.

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul,
MN
US

SweatShop's Stott Pilates-certified instructors focus on client goals and customized results inside a positive and friendly exercise environment. During Pilates mat classes, students work out using props such as foam rollers, bands, and weighted balls. A 12-class beginning mat program meets three times per week for four weeks teaching neophyte noggins the Pilates basics. Those with some Pilates training can try experienced classes, which place a longer list of demands on one's core. Benefits from Pilates’s controlled, core-strengthening movements include improved posture, skeletal alignment, and the ability to finally balance work, play, and a half-dozen lemons at the same time. Mat classes are scheduled almost every day of the week, and SweatShop provides child-care on select weekday morning and evening hours and Saturday mornings.

167 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul,
MN
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Though they've only been leading paddling tours for a few years, the certified guides of Stand Up MN have already helped thousands of people explore the Twin Cities' local waterways up close. After equipping their guests with standup paddleboards, personal flotation devices, and ample training, they embark on trips along the quiet stretch of the Mississippi River that cuts through their urban landscape.

From St. Paul, groups glide under bridges and pass idyllic natural areas—and from Minneapolis, they can take a break from paddling to high-five low-flying birds from a rope swing over the water. Stand Up MN also leads extended paddling tours to Taylors Falls, where state parks and tumbling waterfalls abound. These excursions are complemented by the company's special events, which include speed-dating events at which participants spend most of the time hanging out while paddleboarding.

2560 Crosby Farm Road
Saint Paul,
MN
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