Events & Activities in Altoona

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill

$20 $11

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Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course's putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

Up to 48% Off Golf at Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

$48 $27

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 45% Off Science Center of Iowa for 2 or 4

Downtown Des Moines

$22 $12

Interactive exhibits include rocket building, space exploration, with recent additions of the Eureka! Lab and renovated Small Discoveries

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

East Village

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Half Off Roller-Skating at Skate South

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

Pairs and foursomes glide around in traditional quad skates or inline skates; Skate West has a glossy wood floor

40% Off Gymnastics

Des Moines

$100 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Kids and Adults Art Classes

Woodland Heights

$20 $10

Artists of all ages grab brushes and get painting during comprehensive classes; browse the studio's selection of colorful, handmade works

Up to 76% Off Handgun-Safety Courses

Des Moines

$120 $29

Instructors create a non-intimidating atmosphere, where students learn basic handgun-safety and self-defense principles

Half Off Yoga and Dance Classes

Drake Park

$60 $30

Certified instructors lead yoga and meditation classes for all skill levels, as well as bellydancing and barre work

53% Off 5K Sleepy Hollow Mud and Beer Run Entries

Des Moines

$190 $89

Races benefiting different charities route runners through muddy obstacles or beer-themed challenges

50% Off Classes at TGR Fitness

Ankeny

$60 $30

Fitness center hosts an array of introductory and advanced classes in pole fitness, TRX, Piloxing, and more

Up to 53% Off Yoga or Barre Classes

Ankeny

$75 $35

Calm your mind and boost your flexibility in a beginners' or Hot Power yoga class or sculpt muscles in barre classes

Up to 54% Off a Handgun-Safety Course

Comfort Inn Ankeny

$70 $35

An NRA-certified instructor covers topics such as state gun laws, handgun safety, and how bullets work during two- to three-hour class

88% Off Fitness World West Membership

Multiple Locations

$248 $29

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Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

60% Off Boot Camp at RoundKick Gym

Roundkick Gym

$171.39 $69

Fitness program drills your body with a variety of exercises, including kickboxing, bulgarian bags, ropes, plyometrics, and TRX suspension

Half Off a Social Painting Class

Urbandale

$40 $20

A painting class held in a party room at Overtime Pub guides students through the steps required to recreate the night's selected painting

Up to 77% Off Metabolic Training at Twork It Out Fitness

Clive

$210 $49

35-minute workouts held four days a week work to chisel the core, build muscles, boost metabolism, and improve heart health

50% Off Fitness Classes at Cycle Down Dawg

West Des Moines

$120 $60

Cycling classes feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visuals; TRX classes build strength; yoga improves flexibility and posture

Half Off Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta’ Dish

West Des Moines

$30 $15

Studio-fee sessions allow guests to embellish a wide variety of bisque pieces

Up to 87% Off Photography Classes

West Des Moines

$247 $49

Photo seminars teach how to use the different settings on your camera, or learn to process, retouch, and store digital images

Up to 51% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Indianola

$40 $20

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Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons at Louw Stables

Van Meter

$140 $69

Students aged 7 through adult learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals on and off this stable's well-tempered steeds

John Wayne Birthplace – 50% Off a Visit

Winterset

$14 $7

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

93% Off Boot Camp Package at Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

$443 $29

Program blends kickboxing, strength training, and meal planning

52% Off Wine Tasting at Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

$33 $16

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach's wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

25% Off Race-Day Package

Newton

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

Half Off Racing Experiences

Iowa Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off from SKAL - Wine & Beer Tastings

Factory Stores of America Outlet

$50 $25

Enjoy live music while sampling beers and wines

59% Off Obstacle-Course Race

Iowa

$119 $49

Waist-high waters, rope swings, cargo nets, and mud pits challenge racers across a 5- to 7-mile course that culminates in an after-party

Up to 60% Off at Camp Hantesa

Camp Hantesa

$64 $30

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone, IA for an overnight stay with family or days chock-full of activities for kids

Up to 47% Off Train Ride and Railroad-Museum Visit

Boone

$56 $30

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

Up to 62% Off Golf Outing for 2 or 4

Marcy

$144 $55

Scenic par 72 course begins with open, forgiving front 9, easing golfers into back 9 that features water hazards on nearly every hole

Up to 50% Off at Honey Creek Golf Club

Worth

$44 $22

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Bentgrass fairways bound over rolling hills and bend around mature trees and water hazards at a challenging 6,805 yd. course

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Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

Up to 36% Off Intro to Flight Lessons

Marshalltown Municipal Airport

$69 $44

Take to the skies in a four-place, low-wing Piper airplane during lesson with a professional instructor

Up to 69% Off Laser-Tag Sessions or Party

Centerville

$10 $5

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

50% Off Movie Package

Waverly

$27 $13.50

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

Up to 54% Off Private Horseback Riding

Sumner

$50 $25

Students can ride Trixie, Chicken, or Zoey during horseback-riding lessons

48% Off 3D Golf Simulator

Shellsburg

$25 $13

Groups can improve their game off the course on 3D simulator while sipping domestic beer

Up to 54% Off a Batting-Cage Membership or Day Pass

Cedar Rapids

$150 $69

Baseball players can improve their power and accuracy with practice in batting cages at a premier scouting and development facility

65% Off Fitness Classes

Hiawatha

$240 $84

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Circuit Training

Cedar Rapids

$300 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

81%Off Ballroom Dance-Lesson Package

Cedar Rapids

$360 $69

Students learn styles such as swing, salsa, tango, and samba in private and group lessons; show off their skills at social lessons

50% Off a Family Science-Center Visit

Cedar Rapids

$16 $8

STEM-based center provides hands-on activities for kids of all ages, including DNA and optical-illusion exhibits and a prehistoric tunnel

Up to 57% Off at CrossFit The Challenge

Cedar Rapids

$125 $54

Students study foundation of CrossFit's high-intensity strength and agility training, powering through lifts, sprints, pushups, and pull-ups

84% Off Personal-Training Package

Cedar Rapids

$236.50 $39

Fitness coaches use weight-loss expertise to reduce the intimidation factor, taking clients through an assessment, discussing health & goals

75% Off Class from Bluenote Photography

Ely

$300 $75

An experienced pro discusses lighting, composition, color control, and photography theory before students practice capturing shots

Up to 63% Off Adult Martial-Arts Packages

Cedar Rapids

$300 $119

Students 18 and older build self-confidence and fitness in martial-arts lessons; tai chi, wing chun, wushu, and other styles

Up to 50% Off Pottery Painting

Noelridge Park

$15 $7.50

Paint a piece bisque pottery piece with 60 different glazes using brushes, stamps, stencils, and sponges

Half Off at Kalona Golf Club

Kalona

$52 $27

Built in 1928, course was named Best Nine-Hole Course by Iowa Golf Association & features rustic bridges, rolling terrain & mature arbors

Up to 54% Off Hot Yoga and Indoor Cycling at Pro-Fit Gym

Coralville

$64 $32

Get in shape with yoga classes in heated rooms or indoor cycling sessions

Up to 80% Off Golf and Camping Outing

Orion

$494 $99

9-hole golf course, Olympic-sized outdoor pool, hiking trails, and volleyball courts supply daytime fun before guests retire to tents or RVs

Up to 51% Off at Washington Golf and Country Club

Washington

$55 $27

Golfers loop 9-hole course once or twice, testing their swinging skills amid open fairways and water hazards on five holes

53% Off Fitness Classes

Sweat, A Body Transformation

$75 $35

Certified trainers motivate students through boot camp–style classes that mix kettlebells with battle ropes, tires, and more

50% Off

Longfellow

$120 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 64% Off Boot Camp or Women's Fitness Classes at Fit2Live

Iowa City

$165 $59

Choose an all-female class for beginners or a boot camp composed of fat-burning workouts

62% Off Introductory Fencing Class for Two

Iowa City

$50 $19

Learn the basics of foil fencing alongside a partner before applying new skills during a practice bout

Select Local Merchants

For many, maintaining a healthy fitness regimen is an off-putting chore on par with cleaning the garage or assembling that backyard roller coaster for the kids. The folks behind Snap Fitness, who now boast locations all over the world, are of the opinion that this doesn't have to be the case. They believe 24-hour access to premium cardio and strength-training equipment, innovative easyFIT monitors to track personal progress, and perpetual guidance from certified professionals can help transform physical fitness into an accessible activity that yields measurable and tangible results. In addition to providing online workout rubrics and meal plans, they work to keep sweat glands up and running by offering work out rewards programs, making regular check-in calls, and measuring bodies—sans padded muscle suits—every 30 days.

655 NE 56th St.
Pleasant Hill,
IA
US

Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.

480 Center Pl SW
Altoona,
IA
US

Matt White cinches his uniform with a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, heads down to one of Triumph Martial Arts' three locations, and dishes up a fist-full of knowledge earned over 25 years of mat-slapping training. Recognized by the American Tae Kwon Do Association as the Regional Instructor of the Year in 2008 and 2011, Mr. White takes pride in combative victory and from passing those skills on.

In keeping with the Association's instructional format, Mr. White and his battery of four instructors teach the martial art and philosophy of tae kwon do to kids and adults. Tiny Tigers sessions reach out to students as young as 4 years old, teaching them important values such as helping around the house, excelling at schoolwork, and how to survive a wildebeest stampede. Students as old as 55 have started with no experience, going on to successfully earn their black belts.

5650 Metro East Dr
Pleasant Hill,
IA
US

Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.

1003 8th St SW
Altoona,
IA
US

Blank Park Zoo educates the public about the wonders of the wild by re-creating far-flung habitats and ecosystems that house more than 1,000 animals and 104 different species ranging from Siberian tigers to hissing cockroaches. Zookeepers lead chats about animals and offer conservation tips, while exhibits include hands-on feedings that allow humans to go face-to-face or nose-to-beak with hungry giraffes and parakeets. Recent new arrivals welcome curious kids to commiserate with the growing pains and early bedtimes of young wallabies, camels, and seal pups, setting a foundation for learning that may be continued in classes designed for those aged 6 months to 5 years.

In addition to raising awareness about the environment, Blank Park Zoo contributes to conservation efforts to preserve the future of native animals and their natural homes. The zoo participates in seven endangered-species breeding programs and donates a portion of admissions proceeds to several different wildlife initiatives.

7401 SW 9th St
Des Moines,
IA
US

The long stem of a martini glass serves a purpose beyond its elegant appearance—it keeps the concoctions it bears cold without ice, which can dilute even the most potent cocktail. A practiced bartending staff uses these slender glasses to hold the more than 30 martinis that dot Lime Lounge’s drink menu, each of which is infused with premium liquors. Mango purée and a hint of chili pair with Absolut vodka in the Mango Tango, a staff favorite, and classic gin and vodka martinis, prepared to each guests' specifications, contain blue-cheese-stuffed olives or cocktail onions. The Lounge's selection of frozen cocktails don't need a martini glass to stay chilled, instead blending rum or tequila with ultra-fine shaved ice to induce an intoxicating brain freeze. With cocktail in hand, patrons can roam the contemporary interior, taking in the lights-and-sound spectacle and tapping their feet in time to live music or DJ sets.

2706 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US