Things To Do In Athens

Up to 63% Off Whitewater Rafting

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$88 $35

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Experienced rafter guides beginners and experts down the Middle Ocoee River’s Class III and IV rapids

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Cleveland Regional Jetport

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 51% Off Classic Muscle Car Driving Experiences

Cleveland Regional Jetport

$199 $99

Driver & friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as ‘69 Chevy Camaro or a ‘66 Mustang Fastback, without the cost & hassle of owning one

50% Off Whitewater Rafting

Ocoee

$59.95 $29.95

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Beginner and experienced rafters navigate Class III and IV rapids in 14 ft. self-bailing rafts with help from guide

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

Up to 45% Off at Museum Center at 5ive Points

Cleveland

$10 $6

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Learn about the history of the Ocoee region through permanent exhibits, or temporary exhibits about the Civil War or dirt track racing

55% Off Services

Cleveland

$245 $110

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

56% Off a Zipline Tour at Ocoee Zipz

Benton

$79 $35

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Patrons zip from one tower to the next at speeds up to 45 mph over 40 acres of Ocoee's rustic riverside scenery

53% Off Guided Trout Fishing Trip for Two

Toccoa River

$425 $199.99

Guides load up gear into a 16-foot boat before taking anglers out on the trout-filled waters of the Toccoa River for a full day of fishing

Up to 76% Off at Caywood Karate

Cleveland

$112 $29

Instructors teach kids and adults the isshinryu style of karate, which emphasizes self-defense skills such as low kicks and vertical punches

Half Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Dunlap

$40 $20

Instructors work with students individually during group Tae Kwon Do classes that are appropriate for all ages and experience levels

Up to 56% Off Chattanooga Zombie Mud Run

Old Mcdonald Farm

$85 $45

April 5, hordes of zombies stagger, limp, and crawl toward participants; proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga

Up to 52% Off Shooting-Range Membership

Harrison

$30 $15

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Members receive discounted admission to the range; indoor, climate-controlled facility with personal lockers

Up to 53% Off Pontoon Boat Rental

Beach Island Marina

$225 $109

24-foot late-model pontoons tow tubes & let up to 12 people explore Norris Lake's tree-lined waters.

Up to 56% Off Horseback-Riding or Driving Lessons

Greenback

$80 $39

Seasoned instructors who have trained national champions teach students to ride or drive horses

Up to 64% Off at Friendly Farm

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$40 $20

Admission to farm and petting zoo; birthday adventure with nature walk and pony rides; Parent's Night Out entertains kids with activities

Up to 87% Off Martial Arts Class Packages

Maryville

$164.99 $29

Martial arts center offers classes such as krav maga, kickboxing, tae kwon do, and karate

78% Off Children's Tae Kwon Do Classes

Maryville

$222 $49

Children develop self-confidence and discipline while weaving together tae kwon do's blocks, punches, kicks, and open-hand strikes

Up to 91% Off at Let's Dance Ballroom Dance Studio

Maryville

$264 $25

Instructors guide solo students and couples through ballroom, swing, and Latin dance styles during private and group lessons or parties

45% Off Services

Rossville

$145 $80

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

Museum of Appalachia – Up to 47% Off

Norris

$36 $19

Step into the past via 30+ historic buildings, displays of authentic artifacts, free roaming animals, and special events

One Month of Martial Arts Classes (86% Off)

Oak Ridge

$140 $20

Instructors lead rigorous krav maga and MMA classes for adults as well as enthusiastic martial arts lessons for kids aged 3 and up

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting at Blue Ridge Cellars

Blue Ridge

$50 $25

Wine tasting includes five 1-ounce pours, a dessert wine, a small chocolate, and a souvenir wine glass per person

44% Off Animal Rental

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$50 $28

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

Half Off Blue Ridge Helicopter Tour

Blue Ridge

$500 $249

See Blue Ridge from 500 feet with a skilled pilot who performs exciting maneuvers such as the Texas Two-Step

Up to 78% Off Martial Arts/Self-Defense Classes

Oak Ridge

$179.99 $49

Decorated instructors use judo, jiu jitsu, kenpo karate, and Filipino fighting styles as they instill confidence and skill; open to all ages

Up to 63% Off Jiu-Jitsu and Karate Classes

Blue Ridge

$59 $25

Classes for adults and kids ages 4 and up instill discipline, focus, balance, and strength

Up to 52% Off at Oak Ridge Bowling Center

Oak Ridge

$21 $10.50

Family-friendly bowling center features 32 lanes with electronic scoring, a lounge, an arcade, and a restaurant

Up to 40% Off Spring Wine Fest at Georgia Winery

Ringgold

$50 $30

Georgia's first winery hosts party with wine and craft beer tastings, live music, and food vendors to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Up to 61% Off Yoga Classes at Scenic City Boot Camp

Northgate - Big Ridge

$60 $29

Increase flexibility and muscle tone with yoga classes, held Tuesday evenings and Friday throughout the day

59% Off Private Music or Voice Lessons

Multiple Locations

$120 $49

University-educated instructors equip musicians of all experience levels with pop, jazz, and classical training

Up to 72% Off Kickboxing Program

Apollo Beach

$99 $49

Kickboxing classes help adults punch and kick their way back into shape while teaching them self-defense techniques

Up to 53% Off at Hixson Riding Academy

Hixson

$40 $19

Experienced staff lead hour-long lessons in the basics of riding and horsemanship

Up to 94% Off at Chu's Martial Arts

Hixson

$280 $20

Instructor with eighth-degree black belt in tae kwon do and seventh-degree black belt in judo instills confidence and discipline in pupils

Up to 51% Off Trapeze Class

Blue Ridge

$100 $55

Instructors that have worked with Ringling Bros. and other professional circuses teach beginners to soar through the air

Up to Half Off Reptile and Exotic-Pet Show

Camp Jordan Arena

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 40% Off Family Membership at Chattanooga Zoo

Bushtown - Highland Park

$75 $45

Family memberships grant year-round access to the zoo plus carousel rides and optional Up Close Encounters tour passes

Up to 52% Off Tandem Skydive with Video

Jasper

$298 $149

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Professionals pair with clients in tandem jump over Sequatchie Valley and capture flights on digital video recording

51% Off Audubon Society Family Membership

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

$35 $17

Visit a historic wildlife sanctuary and farm that sprawls over 132 acres of forested slopes and lush creek bottoms

50% Off Martial Arts

Chattanooga

$149 $75

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

54% Off Kids' Classes and a Family Membership

East Brainerd

$76 $35

Instructors lead kids in gymnastics, sports-skills, martial-arts, and dance classes

60% Off Zumba at JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio

JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio

$25 $10

Licensed Zumba instructor leads students of all shapes and sizes to leaner physiques with simple dance steps set to all varieties of music

Up to 72% Off at EPOC Fitness

Brainerd Village

$314 $99

Build lean muscle at this intimate gym that hosts Pilates, Zumba, and small-group boot-camp classes

Up to 59% Off Mini Golf

Hales Bar Marina and Resort

$15 $7

Mini golf course situated alongside boat slips, a floating restaurant, and floating cabins at resort on Tennessee River's Nickajack Lake

Up to 78% Off Outdoor Climbing at Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain

$225 $49

AMGA-certified instructors equip climbers with rented gear and teach techniques during custom climbing trips across Lookout Mountain

Up to 51% Off at Insane Paintball

Amnicola - East Chattanooga

$195 $95

Three outdoor fields include a forts course with multiple buildings, a wooded course, and a regulation course

Up to 52% Off at Toes Yoga

Brainerd

$60 $29

Variety of yoga classes for all levels at an inviting studio with exposed-brick walls and brightly colored woven yoga blankets

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Chattanooga

$50 $25

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

Up to 54% Off at Le Chef Amour’s Haute Cuisine

Brainerd

$85 $39

Expert chef introduces students to art of cooking; he also offers spice blends and cooking equipment

Up to 72% Off at Pilates Chattanooga

Warehouse Row

$144 $49

Apparatus classes use specialized Pilates equipment such as the Wunda chair and the half-trapeze, with no more than five students in a class

Up to 51% Off Double-Decker Bus Tours

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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A double-decker bus from England gives guests 360-degree views of Nashville or Chattanooga thanks to its open top

Up to 55% Off Railroad Tour

Tunnel Hill

$14 $7

Visitors learn about local history and explore a 1,477-foot railroad tunnel that goes through Chetoogeta Mountain

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 75% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Dalton

$60 $19

Tae kwon do master leads students of all levels through fitness-geared boxing or kickboxing classes

Up to 74% Off Karate Classes

Varnell

$150 $59

Classes include warm up exercises, lessons, and more as students improve their skills and work towards sparring

Side Splitters Comedy Club – Up to 51% Off Standup

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$42.76 $21

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Rising and renowned comedians sling jokes while guests chuckle their way through burgers and cocktails

Up to 73% Off CrossFit Classes

9

$199 $55

Students in the Foundations course meet twice a week for four weeks, while learning how to safely push themselves in CrossFit workouts

Up to 63% Off Entry to Airsoft Field

Knoxville

$10 $5

Players pop off rounds of soft plastic BBs while traversing one of three combat fields including a woodland and urban-village layout

58% Off from Knoxville Food Tours

Downtown Knoxville

$118 $49

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Informed guides escort tourists by foot to a rotating lineup of downtown eateries for samples, drinks, and meetings with chefs

Up to 76% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Knoxville

$144 $39.99

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State-of-the-art martial-arts studio offers tae kwon do, Fight Fitness, and grappling classes with an official training jersey

Up to 58% Off Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

Knoxville

$66 $30

Learn martial arts techniques while having fun and getting into shape during kickboxing classes

Up to 63% Off at Adventure Scuba Diving

Knoxville

$25 $10

Introductory course taught by a PADI Pro–certified instructor includes all equipment and takes place in a heated pool

Up to 55% Off at Adaptive Fitness Warehouse

Knoxville

$39 $19

Members enjoy group boot-camp and Zumba classes as well as simple, functional equipment such as kettlebells and free weights

Up to 86% Off Training and Tanning Package at Workout Anytime

Multiple Locations

$350 $49

24-hour gym helps guests look sleek and toned with boot-camp and circuit classes, personal trainers, UV and spray tanning, and hydro massage

50% Off Sushi-Making Class for Two

Knoxville

$100 $50

Skilled chefs demystify the art of making sushi during a two-hour class that yields inside-out and traditional rolls

Up to 88% Off Martial Arts Classes and Private Lessons

Knoxville

$165 $29

Instructors specialize in teaching kids the foundations of martial arts, simultaneously instilling confidence and a sense of accomplishment

45% Off

3

$60 $33

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

Up to 67% Off at The Practice Yoga & Wellness

Knoxville

$90 $30

Seasoned instructors lead Vinyasa flow, prenatal yoga, and hot yoga classes, plus a yoga bootcamp, on hardwood floors of spacious studio

Up to 51% Off at Nritya Masala

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Students of all ages experience a cardio fitness workout designed tone muscles while dancing to energizing Bollywood tunes

Up to 71% Off Indoor Cycling at Any Body Fitness

Knoxville

$50 $19

Certified spin instructors urge students to pedal pro-grade stationary bikes with sweat-inducing vigor during indoor cycling classes

Up to 64% Off Ballroom Dance Lessons

Knoxville

$40 $20

Learn ballroom dances such as salsa, west coast swing, Tango, or cha cha from enthusiastic instructors

Ijams Nature Center – Half Off Memberships 

Knoxville

$35 $17.50

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Special events, exhibits, family nature programs, and seasonal plant sales on 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and eco-friendly nature center

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at Irvine Training

Knoxville

$70 $35

Farm with 20 acres of rolling pasture and an covered riding arena; riding lessons throughout the year

Up to 50% Off Drive-Thru Safari and Petting Zoo Park

Strawberry Plains

$18 $9

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Cars of visitors explore the 160-acre park with 700+ exotic animals such as zebras and emus before heading over to the petting zoo

Up to 46% Off a Zipline Adventure

10

$89 $49

Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

Up to 46% Off Artistic Equestrian Dance

The Sablé Theater

$27.99 $15

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An artist creates scenes in sand that come to life on stage with the help of trick-riders and dancers

Up to 52% Off Horseback Riding

Sevierville

$60 $29

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Trail rides overlook the Cherokee Valley with views of the Smoky Mountains and Lake Douglas; parties include hot dogs and marshmallows

Up to Half Off at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Pigeon Forge

$84 $42

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An indoor, wind-powered skydiving simulator allows for sessions lasting up to three times longer than outdoor freefalls

60% Off Cave Exploration

Cosby

$300 $120

Experienced guides lead groups of up to 30 on full- or half-day tours of an underground cave

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At first glance, Purdy's Petting Zoo looks like a traditional barnyard: ducks quack and waddle, lop-eared rabbits silently hop, and pygmy goats nibble stalks of grass. But in addition to these familiar creatures, the zoo is home to exotic animals such as kangaroos, peacocks, zebras, and African tortoises. After feeding and petting the animals, visitors can mine for gems or fish for blue channel catfish in an onsite pond. The zoo also hosts field trips and birthday parties with pony rides.

120 Plemons Rd
Sweetwater,
TN
US

The North Georgia Zoo's 30 acres have been home to some unlikely friendships. A prime example: three wolves, who grew up alongside a basset hound, now happily greet zoo visitors and even allow a few pats and scratches. These sort of animal encounters introduce zoo-goers to many exotic creatures, including camels, kangaroos, and snakes. The grounds even house the working Paradise Valley Farm, an area ripe for petting with potbelly pigs, miniature goats, and other livestock. And while not all of the zoo's 80 species are huggable, several programs let visitors peer into the habitats of everything from a white handed gibbon to a mountain lion or zebra.

Alligators, fennec foxes, lemurs, and other animals make appearances and refuse to sign autographs during guided tours, which travel by foot and wagon. For a more in-depth education, zookeepers offer a shadowing program, during which participants help feed, clean, and train various animals.

2912 Paradise Valley Rd
Cleveland,
GA
US

In 1975, four friends with hearts full of the great outdoors decided they needed a place to get gear indoors. This quest for adventuring equipment lead Bubba Sloan, Gerald Marshall, Denny Mays, and Ned Buxton to found High Country Outfitters as a gear shop for all manner of activities performed under the sun. These days, Bubba runs the retail side of things in Buckhead, while Gerald continues to captain daring cruises down the Ocoee River's relentless rapids. The store kits out customers for safe communing with nature with tools and togs from manufacturers including The North Face, Patagonia, and Big Green Egg, whose verdantly painted smoker grill creates hot meals in the midst of a long trip or particularly boring wait in the airport. Meanwhile, guides lead expeditionary parties along on waterborne trips down the Middle and Upper Ocoee’s burbling banks, recapturing the sun-dappled fun that inspired the store's creation in the first place.

430 U.S. 64
Ocoee,
TN
US

At Benton Sporting Clays, marksmen take aim at airborne clay pigeons from 14 fully automated shooting stations and a tournament-grade clays tower. A fully covered five-stand shooting station protects shooters from wind, rain, and real pigeons avenging their clay cousins. Between sessions, shooters traverse the expansive grounds to try different stations in one of the facility's comfortable carts. Members enjoy benefits such as year-round shooting, waived cart-rental fees, and discounted clay pigeons at the range’s fully stocked pro shop.

5244 Upper River Rd NE
Charleston,
TN
US

Each trip from Big Frog Expeditions lasts approximately three-and-a-half hours, and provides all of the necessary whitewater equipment––Coast Guard–approved personal-flotation devices, paddles, and helmets––to pit you against Mother Nature's flowing water tresses on the Ocoee River. Today's deal includes transportation to the launching site, pre-trip orientation, and a gearing-up session before you hit the aqueous road. Big Frog's professional guides will climb aboard the self-bailing raft and help you steer through the thrilling sights and frothy spumes of continuous class III and IV rapids. With today's Groupon, you can choose between exploring the Upper Ocoee River or the Middle Ocoee River from the available rafting dates on the calendar.

5637 Highway 411
Benton,
TN
US

"My Avian Jewels are my attempt to preserve nature's artistry and call attention to the inscrutable beauty and value of all bird eggs and their environment. The beautiful and ephemeral nature of a bird's reproductive process has inspired me to devote my energy to making these 'jewels' for the purpose of a more permanent collection, thereby supporting conservation and hopefully the preservation of the bird species." – C.E. Blevins

These words illustrate C.E. Blevins's passion for birds and nature itself, which led to the founding of the C.E. Blevins Avian Learning Center. The center is home to his collection of handmade bird-egg replicas and real migratory bird nests, and it helps educate the public on the importance of migratory birds to a healthy ecosystem. Trained nature interpreters lead tours that teach students and other guests about bird migration, the study of nests, and the relationship of birds and their habitats through hands-on activities. The center also includes a 4-acre nature trail with grassland, woodland, and wetland habitats.

See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.

5384 Blair Rd
Cohutta,
GA
US