Twin Cities Deals of the Week, Family Fun at a Discount


We see a lot of good deals come through our various partners and affiliates and don’t always have a great place to share them. This Deals of the Week page will be a our rotating list of discounts, deals, free tickets and hidden gems we find. Act fast, some deals can sell out or fill up quickly.

St. Louis Park Aquatic Park – Swim for $1!

Sun, Aug. 25, 1 – 7 p.m.: Celebrate the last day of the St. Louis Park Aquatic Park summer swim season. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the STEP food shelf, and pool entrance is just $1. If you are a season pass holder. bring a food donation and receive a coupon for a free fountain beverage.

Acquatic Park Aerial

Image courtesy of St. Louis Park

State Fair Deals – Outside the State Fair:

While Anne can hook you up with the best ways to save on State Fair Tickets and help you find Free State Fair Fun, several family fun places at the Mall of America are offering deals during the State Fair!

  • Get 50% off general admission tickets at FlyOver America! Save 50% on general admission tickets to soar across the UnitedStates. Show the image below at the FlyOver America admissions counter to save. Valid on single general admission tickets from 8/22/19-9/2/19 on
  • BOGO offer for Seal Life! Save BIG at Minnesota’s BIGGEST Aquarium with code, “STATEFAIRBOGO” for buy one, get one FREE admission!
  • Take 20% of Your Visit to Escape Game Minneapolis. Use code “STFAIR” at checkout to receive 20% off. Valid in-store or online at TheEscapeGame.com/Minneapolis [Expires 9/2/19. Not valid with other offers. Reservations recommended, but not required]
State Fair Deals at the MOA

Print this image and take it with you to get the discount at Flyover America.

And beyond the MOA:

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theater is offering a State Fair Special of FREE dinner with your tickets. Use promo code MMSF19 when ordering your tickets by September 5, 2109.

  • Old Log Dinner Theater also has a State Fair Deal. See Five Presidents Thursday through  Sunday between August 22nd and September 1, and get $10 off each ticket. ONLINE SALES ONLY. Use Coupon Code: StateFair

See Five Presidents with a State Fair Discount.

Getting Ready for School:

Twin Cities Deals of the Week, Family Fun at a Discount

Crayola Experience Annual Passes on Sale

Right now, individuals can get an annual pass for the Crayola Experience for $29.99. That’s only $8.00 more than daily general admission. The savings are even better if you buy a family pass. If you visit the Mall of America often, this is a great deal! Even if you only visit twice a year, it may be worth it for you to have something to do that is pre-paid!

Twin Cities Deals of the Week, Family Fun at a Discount

With a membership, Toddler Town at the Crayola Experience becomes a new option for FREE Indoor play.


Free Tickets Through SmARTpass This Week!

Learn more about the smARTpass program hereUse your library card to reserve these great deals this week:

Upcoming Restaurant Deals 

Sat. August 24, 2019: Rescue Heroes® For Our Littlest Heroes @ Firehouse Subs,  Bloomington, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Richfield, Roseville • All Kids’ Combo meals come with a special-edition build-your-own Fisher-Price® Rescue Heroes® fire truck.

Restaurant Deals - Rescue Heroes | Firehouse Subs

Upcoming Free Days at Area Museums and Historical Sites:


 

Goldstar Family-Friendly Deals of the Week:

Note: Family Fun Twin Cities has an affiliate relationship with Goldstar. We receive a small commission on sales.

Noah's Ark Waterpark: Rides, Slides & Fun in the Water

at Noah's Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells
OFFER DATES:
Mon, September 02
FULL PRICE: $40.35
OFFER PRICE: $25

Wisconsin Dells is always tons of fun, but in the summer, there's nothing like splashing and sliding in the water at Noah's Ark Waterpark -- America's largest waterpark! There's a little something for... [more+]

Wisconsin Dells is always tons of fun, but in the summer, there's nothing like splashing and sliding in the water at Noah's Ark Waterpark -- America's largest waterpark! There's a little something for everyone. Daredevils can go on a surfing safari, whitewater rafting or brave one of the jaw-dropping slides for thrillseekers. You and your friends can ride together on the Congo Bongo raft or one of the multi-person slides. Smaller kids will love the Big Kahuna Kiddie Area, and anyone who wants more mellow fun can relax on the floating rides. When you're ready to dry off a bit, check out the 4-D Dive-In Theater, arcades and Hooligan's Harbor, where you can have an epic pirate battle by remote control. [less-]

Hot Import Nights

at Canterbury Park, Shakopee
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 14
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Hot Import Nights makes its way to Canterbury Park this September with one of the biggest prize purses in midwest car show history! It will be an epic night of amazing cars, music and entertainment. W... [more+]

Hot Import Nights makes its way to Canterbury Park this September with one of the biggest prize purses in midwest car show history! It will be an epic night of amazing cars, music and entertainment. With some additional surprises to be announced. [less-]

Catch the Latest Blockbusters With AMC Yellow eTickets

at Any AMC Theatre, AMC Theatres
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 31
FULL PRICE: $13.50
OFFER PRICE: $9

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's n... [more+]

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's nothing else going on, or for that big blockbuster you've been dying to see. Plus, with these discounted tickets, you'll free up some cash to spend on all the stuff that makes the movie experience complete -- giant slushies, nachos, candy and, of course, buttery, salty popcorn. Your etickets can be used at any AMC theaters near you for any movie, date and showing (Not Valid in California, New York, or New Jersey). [less-]

"Crayola Experience": Colorful Activities for the Whole Family

at Crayola Experience - Mall of America, Bloomington
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 31
FULL PRICE: $21.99
OFFER PRICE: $16.99

The colorful world of Crayola makes its way out of the box and into the Mall of America. At "Crayola Experience", you and the whole family can enjoy over 22 hands-on activities that blend together cre... [more+]

The colorful world of Crayola makes its way out of the box and into the Mall of America. At "Crayola Experience", you and the whole family can enjoy over 22 hands-on activities that blend together creativity, chemistry, technology and fun. Bring your drawings to the next level with digital projections or design some melted wax spin art. Catch an entertaining live show that takes you behind-the-scenes of how crayons are made. Color and create to your heart's content with thousands of crayons at your disposal at The Ultimate Coloring Station. And if you still can't find the crayon you're looking for, you can wrap and name your own! Bring the whole family and let your imagination run free at "Crayola Experience". [less-]

Fun, Animal Encounters at SeaQuest

at SeaQuest Roseville, Roseville
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 01
FULL PRICE: $10.95 - $14.95
OFFER PRICE: $8 - $9

When you’re marveling at the rainbow glow of bioluminescent fish, coral and even lizards at SeaQuest, don’t be surprised if you forget that you’re still high and dry in Roseville. Cuddling the M... [more+]

When you’re marveling at the rainbow glow of bioluminescent fish, coral and even lizards at SeaQuest, don’t be surprised if you forget that you’re still high and dry in Roseville. Cuddling the Minnesota Mini Pig, on the other hand, will probably make you feel closer to home. [less-]

Ongoing Deals:

Tuesdays of Your Birthday Week @ Flyover America MOA • Celebrate Birthday Tuesdays at Flyover America with a FREE flight. Don’t forget to bring ID or other proof of your birthday. Find more information for families visiting with children here. Find More Birthday Deals for Minnesota Kids Here
Most Thursdays through September 5th: Canterbury Park has a surprising amount of family fun. Kids are always free, but on Thursday nights, adults pay just $1.00 admission. Plus there are food and drink deals all night. 

Washington County ResidentsShow Your Library Card is a new county-wide promotion that partners Washington County Library (Stillwater and Bayport Public Library cards are also accepted) with area businesses. Library cardholders receive unique offers and discounts on goods and services at participating businesses, just by showing their library card. Find a list of participating businesses at the link above. One of our favorites: Goldfish Swim School – Free annual registration.


Hennepin County Residents: Three Rivers Recreation Pass Plus: Three Rivers Park District is now offering a fee assistance program that offers free equipment rentals, discounts on programs and events, and two free recreation passes per individual family member. You can choose between archery, swim ponds, dog off-leash areas, disc golf, boat trailer parking and cross-country skiing. The Recreation Pass Plus card is available for all families and individuals who live in Hennepin County and are enrolled in an eligible needs-based government program (including WIC, Medical Assistance and Free or Reduced Lunch). You can find the full list of eligible programs here. I signed up and received approval within 24 hours. Even if you don’t qualify for this program, remember Three Rivers Parks do not require a vehicle or parking fee and offer many free programs to visitors.


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