Senior Discounts in Minneapolis

Senior Discounts in Minneapolis

There’s so much to do in Minneapolis that you might be tempted to bust your retirement budget in order to enjoy it all. Luckily for money-minded seniors, there are plenty of shops, eateries, fine arts establishments and fitness programs in the Twin Cities area that extend a discount to older customers. These are some of the top senior discounts in Minneapolis, but they’re by no means the only ones. Make it a habit to ask whenever you’re out and about!

Smart shopping and dining

1. Coastal Seafoods in the Seward neighborhood gives seniors a 20% discount on purchases every Tuesday. Shop for party trays featuring caviar and gravlax, select fresh salmon and Bluefin tuna, or take a cooking class at one of the Midwest’s most popular fish markets.

2. Tuesday is also the day to shop at Lakewinds Food Co-op, when seniors save 5% on natural, organic, and GMO-free produce, dairy products, prepared foods, and coffee.

3. When you’d rather let someone else handle the shopping and cooking, meet friends downtown for lunch, drinks, or dinner at the retro-themed Oceanaire Seafood Room. AARP members receive a 10% discount every day.

Get out and play

4. Take yourself out to the ballgame. Seniors get $5 off selected seats for most weekday daytime Minnesota Twins games at Target Field. In order to get the discount, purchase your tickets by phone or in-person.

5. Play a round at the public Theodore Wirth Golf Club and enjoy creekside natural beauty, Minneapolis skyline views, a Swiss chalet-styled clubhouse, and senior discounts on 18-hole green fees and cart rentals.

6. Keep learning and save 25% on most Minneapolis Community Education classes. Explore dozens of subjects such as yoga, martial arts, canine obedience, and photography. There are also special fitness, defensive driving, and other classes tailored to students age 55 and up.

Enjoy the arts

7. The Guthrie Theater offers seniors 40% off weekend tours as well as discounts on show tickets. The new theater complex, finished in 2006, is known for its architecture as well as for carrying on the Guthrie’s 50-year history in the city.

8. Mill City Museum takes visitors through Minneapolis’ river-mill history. Housed in what was the world’s biggest flour mill – before the plant exploded and had to be rebuilt — the museum showcases the milling technology of the day, life in 19th century Minneapolis, and the history of industrial development along the Mississippi River. Seniors save $2 on tours and admission.

9. The Museum of Russian Art is the only institution of its kind in North America and a must-see for lovers of Russian art, history, and culture. Exhibits bring to life such topics as traditional woodworking, the Romanov dynasty, Russian Jewish culture, and modern Russian masters. Seniors get $2 off admission.

10. For art lovers, the best senior “discount” on our list is last. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts offers tens of thousands of artifacts and artworks from around the planet representing several millennia of culture and creative expression. MIA is open Tuesday through Sunday and admission is always free.

Learn more about Financial Assistance for Minneapolis Seniors here:

Medicaid in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Veterans Benefits

Medicare in Minneapolis

Social Security for Minneapolis Seniors

Minneapolis Family Caregiver Benefits

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Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.

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