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Nordic Spoon Carving in Minneapolis
Come spend a relaxing couple of hours learning the slow craft of spoon carving. This is not a race to the finish kind of class. We will go over knife safety, knife grips, and different kinds of knife strokes and practice on a stick before going onto your spoon blank. We axe out the spoon blanks before you arrive , so all you have to do is enjoy carving your spoon. There will be periodic breaks, and hand stretching as well as an axing demo by Erik so you can see how a spoon blank is made. This class will last three hours. Other things to note You will be carving a spoon from fresh green wood. We will be using carving knives and hook knives to make our spoons. Hand strength and an open mind to a new experience are helpful.
Walk Saint Paul with an expert local guide
I'll tell you the story of Minnesota in three hours as we explore the capital city. St. Paul has such wildly diverse architecture, geology and stories. With just three hours I can touch on all of Minnesota’s highlights using the incredible backdrops of our capital. We'll start at one of the largest Cathedrals in the USA, then head through the neighborhood where F. Scott Fitzgerald was inspired to write "The Great Gatsby." There's a great local coffee shop I just HAVE to show you, so we'll duck in and grab a coffee before continuing on our journey to... ...the Minnesota State Capital, one of the crowning achievements of capital architecture. Once we've explore the Capital Mall, we'll go Snoopy-hunting in downtown St. Paul (the area is filled with statues of famous "Peanuts" characters). We'll continue on toward the Mississippi as I share with you some of the events that have shaped this city. After a long walk, we'll have earned the beer I'll buy you to finish our experience.
Play with Clay in a Fanciful Studio
I will give you a tour of Clay Squared which is a working studio in two types of clay- Ceramic and Polymer clay. You'll be surrounded by my sculptures and my husband's tiles and we will both tell you about our art. Then I'll teach you a few easy techniques in polymer clay that even the non-artistic can pick up right away. Next you will get to explore my endless scrap pile to add to your own creations and make a finished piece which could be anything from a decorative frame to a light switch cover to a sugar bowl. I can bake your creation for you while you wait (20 minutes) or you can take it with you to bake yourself. I always create right a long side you- sometimes on large commissions and sometimes on small pieces. I will also share any info you are interested in about the North East Minneapolis Arts District which is home of over 400 studios. Other things to note Everything you learn is step by step and Layl is all about positivity. Polymer clay is magical and very forgiving. We tend to run a closer to 2 hours than an hour and a half but let me know if you need to be done earlier and we can make it happen.
Walking tour of Minneapolis with an expert local guide
Spend 3 hours with me exploring this incredible city and learning about its history - from the beginnings of the Dakota people, to the 18th century minting of the "Mill City," to today's arts infused metropolis. First, we'll learn about the city's arts scene by exploring the Guthrie Theater, a best-in-country regional performance space. Next, we'll grab a coffee at a local mainstay and I'll learn a bit more about your interests so I can customize the experience to your needs. Then, we'll explore the old Mill District and learn about the origins of iconic American brands like Pillsbury, Gold Medal Flour, and General Mills. Now, it'll be time to dive into our labyrinthine skyway system - it's 9.5 miles of interconnected, climate controlled walkways will help us navigate this city no matter the weather. Finally, we'll retrace the footsteps of late/great recording artist Prince (Minneapolis' own) before ending in the Warehouse District, one of the hippest neighborhoods in town, and grabbing a well-earned beer.
Canoeing Minnehaha Creek and Exploring its Falls
Flowing from its headwaters at lake Minnetonka, the upper Minnehaha Creek is just west of Minneapolis and makes its way through tranquil forests, marshy wetlands, fancy golf courses, and posh neighborly backyards. The lower creek is different and offers paddlers a scenic experience through an urban wilderness as we navigate our way under many bridges while meandering through the heart of the city and its parkland. Anticipate 4-hours canoeing with your guide terminating at the lovely Minnehaha falls where things convert to a self guided tour. Treat yourself to (no host) fish tacos at the Sea Salt restaurant followed by an hour long self guided round trip hike below the falls which will bring you to the mouth of the creek where it meets the Mississippi at a truly fabulous beach. Our van will transport you back to your car. The default plan is to run the urban 10-mile lower section till it meets the falls. Water levels can fluctuate on this squirrelly little creek so if levels are not right we will instead paddle the more lush 12-mile upper route. The main difference is you would be spending a bit longer on the water, the lunch break becomes a creekside (no host) Taco Bell, and the take out is not at the falls. Instead you have an Uber we hire to bring you back to your car.
SUP/Paddleboard Yoga on the most popular lake in Minneapolis
Enjoy a fun and relaxing yoga practice on Bde Maka Ska (pronounced "BaDAY-Ma-KA-Ska" and formerly known as Lake Calhoun). It is the most popular lake in Minneapolis to paddle or sail while taking in the view of the downtown skyline. We will meet at the boat rental facility, called Wheel Fun Rentals at 3000 E. Bde Maka Ska Pkwy. There is street parking available on the Parkway, Knox Ave, James Ave or 31st St. Once you get to the boat rental facility, skip the line and head straight to the shore where the paddleboards are lined up. I will be waiting with my white and purple paddleboard. Personal items such as keys can be stored in a locker that is available for a fee or I can store them in a dry bag. We’ll go over safety procedures and paddling basics and a short paddle will bring us to the spot where we’ll anchor our boards. We'll start with a brief meditative centering, then gentle to moderate poses will be modified specifically for a paddleboard. Savasana (a yogi nap) will follow the flow, where you'll lie down on your board and find inner stillness while gently swaying on top of the water. We'll paddle back to the starting point where you can get your things and head out, or you can keep the board for another hour and continue the adventure on your own. Due to liability you cannot bring your own board. Message me for dates not listed or private groups.
Uncover Hidden Bars of the Twin Cities
We'll spend three hours exploring a curated list of four of Minneapolis’ best bars. We won’t just be drinking there, we’ll be learning the story of the bar, meeting the bartender, and trying a new drink. Once you’re settled in with your drink, I’ll have a story to share with you about what helped make this fascinating city what it is today. The tour’s unnamed guest star is YOU. One third drinking, one third history and one third banter make this a thirst-quenching, educational, and social experience that has a little something for everybody. For this tour to work, the city needed two key things — a best-in-class bar scene, and a fascinating and varied history. Starting with the bars, Minneapolis is in the midst of a golden age of drinking. Long gone are the days of alcohol smuggling, speakeasies and temperance groups. No, today Minneapolis is dotted with distilleries, breweries and hidden havens for imbibing. Since the days of the lumberjacks, Minnesota has always put a premium on hand-crafting. Today’s embodiment of that is in our locally made beers and spirits. The care and craftsmanship put into these venues deserves to be seen, and it’s where we’ll be exploring on our tour. As for our history, Minneapolis is not lacking. Running through Minneapolis’ history can be a dizzying experience, like reading a book by an author who should get gone through a few more edits.
Explore Saint Paul's iconic local bars
We're going to explore St. Paul's most essential drinking history. And in St. Paul, drinking is a crucial element to this city's success. Originally set to be named "Pigs Eye" after an infamous bootlegger, this city has harbored theifs, madames, and ne'er-do-wells since the 1850s. On this experience, you'll join in the action by exploring 4 iconic local bars.
The Gangsterland Walking Tour of Downtown Saint Paul
Walk the same downtown St. Paul streets frequented by famous gangsters of the 1930’s! Learn why St. Paul rolled out the red carpet for the likes of John Dillinger, the Barker brothers, Baby Face Nelson and many more. Find out why Minnesota was so important to Prohibition and the bootlegging industry. You’ll enjoy looking at beautiful buildings while learning about gangsters and a lot of history about St. Paul along way.
Minneapolis Downtown Axe Throwing Experience
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a 45 minute axe throwing session with a top notch axe coach right here in Minneapolis Downtown, located in the City Center Mall. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games in order to crown a member of your group the ultimate axe throwing champion. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate bad axe that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Inside Twin Cities - Private Three Hours
You and up to 1 friend will meet me at a location convenient for you and together we'll launch a 3-hour private riding and walking tour of Minneapolis & St. Paul that focuses on local culture, interesting history and what it's like to live today in the Twin Cities. We'll explore famous landmarks and discover little-known and delightful spots. I will continuously share stories and exclusive anecdotes that will bring your private experience alive. In town for a limited time? Have an open half-day during your visit? My professionally guided private tour is for you. It's a great way to experience the highlights and get an overall feel for the cities in a fun and entertaining way. Many guests use this experience to become oriented so they can return later on their own to deeply explore favorite locales. Private transportation is in a comfortable, chauffeured "town car" Lincoln Continental sedan with a professional, licensed and uniformed driver. For private groups of more than 2 people, larger private vehicles are available. Please inquire for arrangements. NOTE: PRICE - A single flat price total of $550 covers your private group of up to 2 people. For private tours of more than 2 people, larger private vehicles are easily available. Please inquire. "5 out of 5 stars! Personable...knowledgeable..." Thalia S., Georgia USA "Amazing experience! Will return soon!" Ana M., Brazil
Walking St Paul Summit Ave Private Tour
For 2 hours, your private group of up to 8 people will take a guided stroll along charming and historic Summit Ave. in St. Paul, Minnesota, past stately homes built during the Victorian era that are nearly perfectly preserved today. You'll hear stories about the barons and tycoons who built these homes and how their houses have survived 120 or more years of change. You'll also wind through a former back alley now transformed into a charming city street that features modern residences in historic structures. Residential architecture buffs will spot nearly every type of home style popular during the Victorian era. Love grand, old homes that are pristinely preserved? Enjoy meandering outdoor sidewalks among mature trees, parks and fine landscapes? This tour is for you. IMPORTANT: PRICE - A single flat price total of $195 covers your entire private group of up to 8 people. RESTROOMS - Not available before or during the tour. HOME INTERIORS - Not included in the tour. "5 out of 5 stars! Personable...knowledgeable..." Thalia S., Georgia USA "Our whole family, 3 generations ranging from 9-70 years, had an amazing time! Bravo!!" Jen G. , Minneapolis, USA "Douglas asked questions to help center our interest in things we wanted to see or learn about. Recommended!" Jon H., Minnesota USA
Walking Minneapolis Mississippi Falls & Mills Private Tour
For 2 hours, your private group of up to 8 people will be personally guided so close to the surging Mississippi River and dramatic St. Anthony Falls that you'll catch your breath while learning how the the river's rich history continues to impact life today in Minneapolis. From the falls to old flour mills and spanning the famous Stone Arch Bridge, you'll see surprising views and hear stories from many different perspectives - early settlement and lumbering, harnessing the river's wild power, milling flour to feed the world and today's Mill District transformation into the city's most desirable and trendy residential neighborhood. Seen Minneapolis before but don't know how or why the city became so vibrant? Want to experience the power of nature in the heart of the city's exploding residential and recreational destination? Ready for a nature hike, history tour and urban adventure all-in-one? This tour is for you. IMPORTANT: PRICE - A single flat price total of $195 covers your entire private group of up to 8 people. RESTROOMS - Available before and during the tour. “…A very entertaining 2 hours. Would highly recommend Doug's tour.” Marshall K., New Jersey USA "Already planning another tour in the future with Doug.” Bill W., Minnesota USA
Minneapolis Axe Throwing Experience
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a 45 minute axe throwing session with a Top notch axe coach right here in Minneapolis, 10 minutes from Target Field, home of the Minneapolis Twins. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games in order to crown a member of your group the ultimate axe throwing champion. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate bad axe that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Exploring Chain of Lakes by Canoe and Trolley
Our group of adventurers board the Luna Rose Canoe Adventures van at our SW Minneapolis facility. With an optional stop at a coffee shop just around the corner, we make the quick drive to lake Harriet. We will launch our canoes at the bandshell and will make our way around the entire perimeter of the lake with one stop midway at a fabulous swim beach where we can enjoy cold soft drinks with snacks and perhaps take a dip. From this beach there is an optional short round trip trail that will bring you to the banks of the Minnehaha Creek. This fun little waterway cuts through the heart of the city and can also be explored by canoe. It’s listed on a different airbnb experience. Back at the beach we finish up our loop around the lake and find ourselves once again at the bandshell landing. Often a musical performance is taking place at the bandshell and the Bread and Pickle restaurant is also located there lakeside. Enjoy a (no host) meal while your guide deals with loading up the canoes. We reconnect just across the street at the old-time trolley train platform where your guide will have tickets for you. We board the trolley together and take this line on a 10 minute ride to our next lake named Bde Maka Ska. After a quick look at this gorgeous lake we return by rail to Lake Harriet and board our van for a short drive back to your car. What an adventure!