Things To Do In Battle Creek

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Battle Creek

$270 $99

Personal trainers push clients toward their fitness goals in one-hour one-on-one sessions held in a private training studio

49% Off

Mundy

$35 $18

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

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 50% at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Kalamazoo

$22 $11

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Hot-tub suites lodge guests in Japanese gardens, Isle Royale, and other themed, temperature-controlled settings

50% Off Candy-Making Class at Cake N Candy

Kalamazoo

$40 $20

Two-hour candy-making class covers topics such as melting chocolate, using molds, and decorating snacks with confectionary coatings

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

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

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes

Mattawan

$56 $27.50

Tone your core during pilates, increase flexibility and strength during yoga, or work on butt-sculpting and lifting exercises with Barre

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes and Nutritional Consultation

Portage

$65 $25

Attentive instructors help clients tone physiques during yoga and Pilates classes; a dietitian analyzes health and sets goals

Up to 54% Off Golf Outing with Cart and Lunch

Fremont

$81 $39

Carts zoom across narrow fairways on this 18-hole, par 72 course that winds along hilly terrain peppered with intervening ponds and creeks

Half Off at Lake James Golf Club

Pleasant

$88 $44

Duos and quartets compete on a challenging 18-hole course; cart rental, hot dogs, and sodas included

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Sturgis Lanes

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

Half Off Racing Experiences

Michigan International Speedway

$129 $64

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

25% Off Race-Day Package

Brooklyn

$400 $299

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

Up to 51% Off at Arbor Hills Golf Club

Spring Arbor

$70 $35

18-hole course designed by Arthur Hamm challenges golfers with difficult greens

Half Off at Country Town Golf

Springport

$32 $16

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

Half Off Wine Tasting 

Rives

$100 $50

After a winery tour, guests sample wines fermented from Michigan grapes paired with snacks alongside an airplane hangar and grass runway

Up to 62% Off 5K Mud Run

Holland

$79 $30

Mud run confronts entrants with 20–40 minutes of challenging terrain and various obstacles, ending in party and Facebook album

Up to 53% Off Comedy Show for Two at Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

$64 $30

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Drinks and appetizers sate audiences during standup-comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights

55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Holly

Groveland Township

$100 $45

One-hour English-style riding lessons available seven days a week

Up to 52% Off Golf at Maple Brook Golf Course

Charlotte

$60 $29

Designed by Tom Bendenlow, 9-hole course has invited golfers to traverse its gently rolling fairways since 1925

Up to 55% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

Lansing

$65 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$15 for Classes

Colonial Village

$29 $15

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

50% Off Services

Old Everett

$150 $75

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

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf

DeWitt

$56 $28

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

Up to 80% Off Group Training Classes

Eastside

$120 $29

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Dedicated trainers aim to improve health & physiques with fitness programs in a 6000 sq. ft. newly remodeled facility with full amenities

Up to 74% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes or Membership

Downtown Lansing

$40 $19

Certified instructors teach trendy classes such as BodyPump by Les Mills, Insanity, TRX suspension training, and Zumba

Up to 67% Off All-Ages Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$73 $29

Experienced and credentialed instructors lead students of all ages in tae kwon do classes

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 47% Off Shooting-Range Package

Dorr,MI

$71.99 $38

Only fully automated range in west Michigan offers shooting-range package with gear rental, targets, and ammunition

Up to 59% Off Pilates

East Lansing

$60 $29

Skilled instructors can train bodies and minds to work in concert by guiding students through exercises that tone and shape muscles

Up to 60% Off at Arrowhead Golf Course

Lowell

$36 $15

Creeks bisect multiple fairways, shaping the difficult tee-to-green layout of the 18-hole, par 72 course lined with oak and pine trees

60% Off Laser Tag and Roller Skating

Lowell

$40 $18

Housed in an old schoolhouse, this indoor roller rink and laser-tag arena entertains the young and young at heart

Up to 56% Off Birthday Package or Family Pass

Okemos

$450 $199

Birthday parties with coordinators, lifeguards, drinks, paper goods, invitations, and cupcakes; heated pools with a tropical setting

50% Off Indoor Driving Range in Okemos

Okemos Golf Dome

$20 $10

Golfers shake the rust out of tee swings and calibrate iron shots with large buckets of range balls

Up to 87% Off Membership at Elements

Elements Okemos

$273 $49

Women-only gym features fitness classes such as Zumba and boot camp

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

49% Off Personal Training

Wyoming

$99 $50

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

48% Off Spinning Classes

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

50% Off Pedal-Pub Cruise for Eight People

Grand Rapids

$280 $140

Pedal pubs are equipped with stereos and an iPod hookup; Groupon is valid for eight people, but can seat 16

Up to 67% Off Fitness Boot Camp

6th Street Bridge Park

$12 $6

Outdoor boot-camp sessions can be modified depending on participants' fitness level and incorporate weights and resistance exercises

Fortune Feimster – Up to $15 Off VIP Package

Wealthy Theater

$54.50 $39

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Bawdy comic of Last Comic Standing and Chelsea Lately fame scores raucous laughs

Up to 58% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental

West Grand

$24 $12

Pins clatter during three games of bowling at a two-story, 16-lane bowling center

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

57% Off CrossFit

Grand Rapids

$150 $65

Members burn fat and build powerful muscle with high-intensity interval training methods built around functional movement

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 57% Off Private Introductory Music Lessons

Madison Area

$44 $19

One-on-one introductory lessons for guitar, bass, drums, or piano

Up to 75% Off Adults' or Kids' Karate Classes

Northview

$175 $49

Karate instructors help children and adults build self-esteem and discipline while learning self-defense techniques

88% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Grand Rapids

$300 $35

Get into shape with boot-camp classes, dance to cardio-inspiring beats during Zumba, tone with Pilates, or build muscles in Rock Hard 1,000

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Mercury Guitar Studio

East Hills

$80 $40

Instructor teaches aspiring musicians how to play the guitar or bass in their favorite style; lessons are catered to the student’s goals

Up to 88% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

3150 Plainfield Avenue NRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

$100 $15

BJJ facility follows the Ribeiro lineage under the guidance of a head instructor who has shared the mat with black belts and world champs

Up to 70% Off Kids' Jiu Jitsu

Northview

$55 $19

Classes incorporate games while teaching kids the fundamentals of jiu jitsu, a Brazilian martial art focused on fitness and self-defense

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

60% Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Grand Rapids

$63 $25

Brazilian jiu-jitsu-based MMA, aikido, kendo sword-fighting or self-defense classes

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

42% Off Private Golf Lesson

Northview

$50 $29

Golf instructor breaks down swing mechanics and offers corrective advice to improve consistency and dependability

Up to 45% Off Wine or Beer Tasting at Hudsonville Winery

Hudsonville

$42.50 $25

After each sampling five different beers or wines, guests take a bottle of wine or a growler of beer home to enjoy

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

64% Off Personal-Training Sessions at Studio30

Rockford

$140 $50

Sessions allow a more intimate setting for a better workout; small group training involves boot-camp-style classes six days a week

AJ's Family Fun Center – 40% Off

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Center hosts activities and amusements including go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and mini golf

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Holland

$194 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

51% Off Golf Lesson and Swing Analysis in Holland

Holland

$140 $69

Class A PGA-instructor Bruce Saip sharpens golfers’ swings in one-hour swing evaluation and half-hour private lesson

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

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Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

50% Off Services

Allendale Charter Township

$14 $7

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

Select Local Merchants

Founded five years ago, the Battle Creek Bombers have already shown their mettle, earning the title of 2011 Northwoods League Champions in 2011. The Northwoods League, one of the nation’s most competitive collegiate summer leagues, offers its top-caliber players minor league internships without jeopardizing their college careers. This season, the Bombers hope to conquer their league again and send more of its players to the MLB, having already done so for alumnus Tony Sanchez, who was the fourth pick in the 2009 draft. Led by Daniel Rockett, their top 2011 scorer with 46 runs and 43 RBIs, the team will surely spend this season launching home runs without the help of covert trebuchets.

While the players focus on the game, their mosquito mascot, Mo-Skeeter, mingles with roaring crowds in the Bomber’s home venue, C.O. Brown Stadium. Patrons can look on from general seating or opt for the more luxurious HBC fan-deck seats, where panoramic views complement an included all-you-can-eat feast with draft beer and hot dogs.

1392 Capital Avenue Northeast
Battle Creek,
MI
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Each year at the onset of summer, the costumed bards, knights, and royalty at Mayfaire Renaissance Festival welcome visitors to enjoy rollicking entertainment and peruse handcrafted wares throughout the wooded festival grounds. Attendees step into a world of jousters and jesters, replete with Renaissance-era songs and dances and smartphones fashioned from mutton. All-ages-appropriate comedians regale families with zany antics, and visitors can ask mystical tarot-card readers questions about the future.

720 Fair Street
Marshall,
MI
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Established by cereal tycoon W.K. Kellog in 1927 to protect the Canada goose, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary surrounds visitors and migratory birds with lush scenery on the banks of Lake Wintergreen, 15 miles north of Kalamazoo. Up to two adults and all of their dependents in the same household ages 17 and younger can enjoy access to hundreds of waterfowl in their natural habitat, access to enclosures of majestic birds of prey, and access to a 3/4-mile paved lakeside trail perfect for wheelchairs, strollers, and stilt-walkers. Dozens of species flit and flap serenely, showing off for lurking scientists from Michigan State University's on-site research station, and fuzzy goslings and chicks take their first waddles in spring weather. Volunteer tour guides lead occasional tours, spotlighting avians during warmer months, during migration in the fall, and during bird birthdays, baking tiny suet cakes.

12685 E C Ave
Augusta,
MI
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Binder Park Zoo hosts an exotic coterie of more than 140 animal species, all administered to in accordance with the exacting standards of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Navigate the map of habitats, or hop on the free Wilderness Tram for rapid transit straight to the Wild Africa portion of the grounds to glimpse an impala's prancings, a mangabey's antics, or an ostrich's rude refusal to acknowledge visitors. Fans of gargantuan gullets can drop some food into the stretched esophagi of seven reticulated giraffes at the Twiga Overlook, and a red kangaroo displays its preternatural quad strength by jumping and deadlifting a tree trunk. Once casual backpackers work up an appetite on the 1.3-mile hiking trail, they can refuel with the two combo meals from either Beulah's Restaurant or Kalahari Kitchen. Use the two tokens for rides on either the Z.O. & O. Railroad or the Binda Conservation Carousel.

7400 Division Dr
Battle Creek,
MI
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Moonlight pools in the gym’s entryway as the nighttime visitor stops to fumble for her keycard. It’s 3 a.m. She worked the night shift again and wants to work off some tension. Her fingers grasp the small plastic card and with a quick swipe, she’s inside. Immediately enveloped by the warm glow of Snap Fitness, she joins the other late-night exercisers in pounding on the treadmill and lifting weights before the sun rises.

Accessible 24/7 via keycard, guests enter Snap Fitness to tone their physiques on myriad cardio and strength equipment day or night. During staff hours, they can seek out fitness assessments and one-on-one sessions with personal trainers, which ensure all moves are performed effectively, topped with a dose of motivation. The trainers devise personal fitness plans for each guest, taking into account their strength, cardio, and flexibility conditions to help them tackle weight loss, boost overall body strength, or attempt to finally unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

2026 Parkview Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
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Multiple rows of pinball machines manufactured from the early 1960s through today shelter plungers and flippers as they fling the silver spheres toward illumined targets. Entertaining guests between bouts of pinball, air hockey, and abundant arcade classics—such as Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man, and Asteroids —await with flashing lights infused with friendly competition. Klassic Arcade celebrates its impressive stock of more than 100 different varieties of glass-bottled soda pop during its annual Midwest Soda Pop Festival, which combines pop tastings and judging with live music and games. The arcade also spearheads the annual Pinball at the 'Zoo festival, at which attendees can play more than 100 arcade and pinball games for free in between tournaments, auctions, and seminars with the original 8-bit Mario and Luigi. Completing the lineup of exciting diversions is the outdoor M-40 Raceway track, which hosts off-road RC racers.

22711 Highway 40
Gobles,
MI
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