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  • Laura Monahan Photography
    Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression?she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura?s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego?s foamy beaches to Denver?s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest?s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.
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    7770 Johnson Ave
    South Bloomington, MN US
  • Elite6ops
    Elite6ops' unique laser tag ring provides players with a close-to-life simulation of a real shoot out. The staff equips players with realistic-looking weapons based on actual firearms; each gun is weighted like the real thing, provides simulated?recoil, and?fires?a number of shots equal to the weapon they imitate before needing to be reloaded. Competitors wear vests that?look like their bulletproof counterparts, but light up when a player has been shot (also shutting down their rifle).?For an additional layer of realism, players can don the StressX shocking belt that delivers a harmless-yet-uncomfortable jolt of electricity when shot, simulating the real-life stress of battle better than hearing someone shout, "You'll put someone's eye out!"? The realism of the system is not just for fun. Combat organizations from the Marine Corps to local police departments utilize the technology to help train for real life scenarios.
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    2648 Lindau Lane
    Bloomington, MN US
  • Minneapolis Skydiving Adventures
    Safety and excitement go hand-in-hand at Minneapolis Skydive, where experienced instructors guide thrill-seekers on adrenaline-filled leaps through the sky. First-timers are paired with one of these professionals for a tandem jump. After an instructional video and a Q&A session, guests board the plane, get strapped to their instructor's four-point harness, and leap into the sky. They'll move at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour during a 40?60-second free fall; then, once the parachute hatches from its cocoon, skydivers enjoy a 5?7-minute float to the ground. Videographers are available to capture the entire flight on camera, and the video can be delivered digitally. Minneapolis Skydiving Adventures also offers programs for advanced skydivers to become licensed and participate in solo jumps.
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    60 E Broadway #48
    Bloomington, MN US
  • Twin Cities Beer Fest
    Visitors to the annual Twin Cities Beer Fest step through the gate, tasting glass in hand, and face an army of beer vendors, each ready to supply what could be a new favorite IPA, lager, or cider. The event brings together more than 100 craft beers, domestics, and imports from throughout the Midwest and the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, South American, Europe, and Asia. Chefs sling an array of multicultural snacks in local food trucks such as Chef Shack, Smack Shack, Natedogs, Turkey To Go, and Barrio. As live music plays and the stomachs of competitive eaters let out their most intimidating growls, guests can sip and sample with a sense of pride, since a portion of the event's proceeds support the Emergency Food Shelf Network.
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    24th Ave. S & Lindau Ln.
    Bloomington, MN US
  • Water Park of America
    One hundred thirty six steps lead to the top of the Eagle's Nest, Water Park of America's fastest body slide. From an elevated perch, visitors careen down ten floors before rocketing into a pool of water. Greater drops await riders of the park's twin body slides, whose six-floor descent veers outside the building before ending in a big splash, and indoor family raft ride, which travels more than a mile down 10 stories. Down on the main floor, a 500-gallon bucket douses the children's play area with water every 135 seconds. Games of basketball unfold around four hoops in the activity pool's shallows, and tubes float down a winding river past attractions named for Minnesotan bodies of water. At the Flowrider, guests battle gravity to stay upright on a surfboard positioned on a sheet of water that flows 25?30 mph. More challenges await guests in an arcade stocked with classic games such as skeeball and air hockey, which requires players to blow on a puck until it reaches their opponent's goal. More than 70 games reward skilled visitors with tickets, which they can trade for prizes such as an X-Box 360. With cuisine including housemade pizza and entertainment such as six high-definition televisions, Water Park America's three restaurants re-energize guests after enduring full days of swimming, sliding, and gaming.
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    1700 American Blvd. E
    Bloomington, MN US
  • Hooters
    Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Hooters. Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Hooters. Be sure to complete your meal at Hooters with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Hooters. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. At Hooters, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. Hooters welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. If time is of the essence, Hooters' take-out option may be a better fit. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Hooters is conveniently close to a parking lot. Prices at Hooters typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
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    404 E Broadway
    Bloomington, MN US

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