15201 Zurich St. NE
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Category: Parks and Outdoors
While modern harness racing isn't quite as dramatic (or life-threatening) as the chariot races of ancient Rome, it's still a lot of fun to watch. Like any summertime sporting venue, Running Aces Harness Park features a variety of theme nights and giveaways throughout its season, such as Beach Party Day (June 23), Super Hero Day (June 30), and Whiskey and Cigar Night (August 10). Weekly deals include Tuesday's dollar night and Saturday's craft beer night ($3 Leinie's and $4 cans). Folks who prefer gambling on cards over horses can try their hand at blackjack, poker, and baccarat nightly, and there are several tournaments scheduled throughout the season.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Starts: June 1. Continues through Aug. 31, 2013