Activities in Bourbonnais

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rua (Up to 63% Off)

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

$48 $20

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

$39 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at Strike Back Fitness ($80 Value)

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

$80 $39

Martial-arts instructors build kids' confidence, self-respect, discipline, and determination during kung fu classes for ages 7–12

Bowling with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Beer for Up to 6 or 12 People at Lakewood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

$69.49 $34

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Elixir Group Fitness Clubs (Up to 60% Off)

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

$120 $48

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

$8 for $15 Worth of Skateboarding — Drop In Skatepark

Drop In Skatepark

New Lenox

$15 $8

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

$10 for $40 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pulse Training Systems

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

$40 $10

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

30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

$20 $10

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$38 for $85 Worth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes at University of Ground Fighting

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

$85 $38

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

Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Hart Wellness Center (70% Off)

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

$84 $25

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

One 60-Minute Private Guitar Lesson with Family Member or Friend from Eric Mantel ($45 Value) 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

$49 for One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Family Martial Arts ($204 Value)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio ($100 Value)

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

Mokena

$100 $39

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

One or Three Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Classes at Randori Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

One or Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at Channahon Lanes and Riverfront Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Channahon Lanes

Multiple Locations

$38 $19

Rock-It-Bowl Saturday nights get crowds going with music and flashing lights; bumpers for kids, video games, and a bar for adults

Admission and Pie Pumpkins for Two, Four, or Six to Settlers Pond Shelter (Up to 61% Off)

Settlers Pond Shelter

Beecher

$30 $15

Animal shelter and family farm hosts petting zoo and autumnal activities including a pumpkin patch

Horsemanship Class and a Riding Lesson at Hannaberry Farm (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Hannaberry Farm

Crete

$125 $49

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at FunFlatables (Up to 56% Off)

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

One-Hour Trail Ride for Two or Four from A Ranch 394 (Up to 50% Off)

A Ranch 394

Bloom

$40 $22

Drops of sunlight dance across tree-lined trails during one-hour trail rides in groups of up to 12 riders

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Glenwood Roller Rink (Up to 57% Off) 

Glenwood Roller Rink

Glenwood

$21 $9.50

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

$15 for Package to Pro Wrestling Blitz's Fallout 2014 on September 20 at Saint Joseph Park ($30.52 Value)

Fallout 2014

St. Joseph Park

$30.52 $15

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Former NWO member Buff Bagwell and Pro Wrestling Blitz's cadre of wrestlers square off for an evening of high-octane entertainment

Chef Robert Irvine Live! at Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Chef Robert Irvine Live!

Rialto Square Theatre

$58.25 $35

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Celebrity chef presents an interactive, multimedia event with onstage cooking demos and challenges, spiced up with music and videos

Blackened: Metallica Tribute Plus a Drink at Mojoes on Friday, October 3, at 9 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Blackened

Mojoes

$17.30 $8

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Chicago-based Metallica tribute takes the stage after tributes to Down and Stone Temple Pilots

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

$129 $64

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

Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 51% Off). 14 Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

Autobahn Country Club

$99 $49

Customers experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, BMW, or McLaren themselves around a track

Choose an Exotic Supercar to Ride-Along or Drive on a Professional Racetrack (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

Low-Impact Open-Play Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 74% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

$95 $25

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Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new Low Impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

$180 $49

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

$12 $6

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

3-, 8-, or 11-Lap Stock-Car Race Experience from Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Chicagoland Speedway

$195 $99

Passengers ride in Sprint Cup stock cars for three laps, take the wheel for eight laps, or do both at the Texas Motor Speedway

Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four from Haunted Trails Amusement Park (53% Off)

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

Heaps Haunted Corn Maze Visit with Hayride for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 51% Off)

Heap's Haunted Corn Maze

Seward

$30 $16

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Corn maze spooks guests during encounters with costumed actors; a hayride and flashlight maze provide more easygoing entertainment

One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes with Four Personal Training Sessions at Beyond Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

$190 $79

Instructors help students build tighter, healthier physiques through personal training and group fitness classes

One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Ashley Woods Equestrian Center (50% Off)

Ashley Woods Equestrian Center

Minooka

$80 $40

Students learn horsemanship skills during classes available at both a heated indoor arena and a lighted outdoor arena

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Metabolic Fitness Management (Up to 59% Off)

Metabolic Fitness Management

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

30 Minutes of Laser Tag for Two, Four, or Eight at Zig-E’s Funland (Up to 54% Off)

Zig-E's Funland

St. John

$30 $15

On an outdoor laser tag field with shelters and barrels for cover, up to 36 players simultaneously battle for 30 minutes

$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Tuckaway Golf Club in Crete (Up to $88 Value)

Tuckaway Golf Club

Crete

$88 $39

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

2 or 10 Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Odyssey Sweet Spot (Up to 51% Off)

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

$26 $14

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Golfers trace practice shots into open-air from comfort of 12 grass tees and 12 heated stalls at range connected to lively sports bar

Farm Admission for Two or Six at Odyssey Fun Farm (Up to 47% Off)

Odyssey Fun Farm

Tinley Park

$22 $12

110-acre farm with corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patch and petting zoo, along with kids’ zone with inflatable slides and castles

4, 8, or 12 Ballet Classes for a Child Age 3–15 at Dance Images (Up to 63% Off)

Dance Images

Tinley Park

$50 $21

One-hour lessons cover the essentials of ballet

Four or Eight Weeks of Irish-Dance Classes for Kids at Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 52% Off)

Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$55 $27

Kids learn the lightning-fast footwork and pulsating rhythms of Irish dance in a fun, inclusive environment

One or Three Personal-Training Sessions for One at VH Personal Training (Up to 56% Off)

VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

$30 $15

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

Skating with Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Tinley Park Roller Rink (Up to 60% Off) 

Tinley Park Roller Rink

Tinley Park

$21 $10

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

Two, Four, or Six Children’s Dance Classes at Southwest Synergy Dance (80% Off) 

Southwest Synergy Dance

Tinley Park

$25 $5

Instructors lead classes in ballet, poms, tap, and more for kids aged 2.5 and up

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes or Personal-Training Sessions at Level 10 Nutrition & Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Level 10 Nutrition & Fitness

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Dance Lessons at Premiere Dance Studio (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Open Skate with Skate Rental for Two or Four or Ice-Skating Lessons at Midwest Training and Ice Center (Up to 47% Off)

Midwest Training and Ice Center

Midwest Training and Ice Center

$16 $9

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Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

60-Minute Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Green Acres Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Green Acres Ranch

Dyer

$100 $49

Indoor horseback riding lessons allow riders to stay active and bond with horses no matter what the weather

One, Two, or Three Dance Classes a Week for One Month at Origins Dance Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Origins Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Kids aged 3–18 learn dance fundamentals during jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, acrobatic, and turns & leaps classes

Four Weekly 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at American Music Institute (Up to 56% Off)

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

Six Training Sessions from Reconstructured Fitness (55% Off)

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

$600 $270

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

$59 for a Pumpkin-Fest Experience for Four with Snacks & Paintball at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm ($104 Value)

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm

Crest Hill

$104 $59

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Siegel's Cottonwood Pumpkin Farm entertains visitors with a Zombie Blackhawk Corn Maze, Zombie Paintball Ride, Jumpin' Blob, and snacks

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

$120 $65

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Eight at Family Fun Zone (Up to 71% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

$36 $15

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Visitors conquer arcade games, storm the laser-tag arena, and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Essence of Life ($75 Value)

Essence of Life

Shorewood

$75 $35

Regular and hot yoga classes encourage students of all abilities to develop strength, flexibility, and overall well-being

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes or Fitness Challenge at Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy (Up to 85% Off)

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

All-Day Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park (Up to 57% Off)

Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park

Lockport

$110 $55

Players load up on equipment and grab 500 paintballs before taking to one of four fields for an all-day game of paintball

$40 for a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf ($240 Value)

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

One or Three Months of Kids' Irish Dance Lessons at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance ($56 Value)

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$56 $28

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

Small Group training, Personal Training or Yoga/Cycle/Pilates at JQ's BFit2 Cross Training Club (Up to 81% Off)

JQ's BFit2

Overland Park

$60 $30

Work toward your fitness goals in small group sessions, personal training sessions, or classes such as yoga, indoor cycle, and Pilates

$189 for a 2014 Golf Package with 10 Rounds on Rolling Hills Course at Silver Lake Country Club ($870 Value)

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

18 Holes of Black-Light Mini Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Space Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Space Golf

Orland Park

$19 $10

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Mini-golf course with iridescent aliens and black-light-bathed lunar landscapes is bolstered by 3-D glasses and laser blasters

One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

Three Introductory Sessions with Option for a One-Month Gym Membership to HOTSide CrossFit (Up to 53% Off)

HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

$100 $49

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

$80 for Eight Weeks of Swimming Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School ($160 Value)

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

Sessions accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, covering skills from paddling and floating through competitive breaststroke

10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Barre Classes at Maximum Body Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Maximum Body Fitness

Orland Park

$125 $49

Certified trainers lead high-intensity boot-camp, boxing, kettlebell, Pilates, Tabata, cycling, and barre fitness classes

Pistol-Orientation Class for One or Two at Safe-House Group, LLC. (Up to 50% Off)

Safe-House Group, LLC.

South Holland

$100 $55

Four or fewer students spend three hours combined in the classroom and on the range, familiarizing themselves with gun handling and care

Personal-Training Sessions with Hydromassage at Priority Fitness Personal Training Center (62% Off)

Priority Fitness Personal Training Center

Munster

$119 $45

Personal trainer tailors workouts to meet clients' individual goals; hydromassage targets tired muscles with heated jets of water

6 or 12 Hot Yoga Classes or 2 Weeks of Unlimited Classes at Hot Yoga Highland (Up to 71% Off)

Hot Yoga Highland

Highland

$102 $30

In room heated to 105 degrees, instructor guides students of all levels through yoga poses to improve flexibility, strength, and confidence

60-Minute Cooking Class for One, Two, or Four at Just a Dash Catering (Up to 58% Off)

Just a Dash Catering

Highland

$65 $35

Small cooking classes teach hands-on skills in a convivial, intimate environment

David Spade at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino on Friday, September 26, at 8 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

David Spade

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

$46 $29.90

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Boyish comedian of Tommy Boy, Grown-Ups, and Saturday Night Live fame entertains audiences with his acidic wit

$15 for One Ticket to See a United Combat League MMA Event at the Hammond Civic Center on September 20 ($25 Value)

Cut Throat MMA: Fight Night

Hammond Civic Center

$25 $15

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Scout some of the Midwest's best up-and-coming fighters during a hard-hitting evening of MMA

$22 for a Distillery Tour for Two with Two Glencairn Glasses at Quincy Street Distillery ($44 Value)

Quincy Street Distillery

Riverside

$44 $22

60- to 90-minute tour of a distillery that produces 12 artisanal, small-batch spirits; each guest brings home a Glencairn glass

One Month Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Package for One or Two at Crown Point Black Belt Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Crown Point Black Belt Academy

Winfield

$429 $29

Students learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals from champion teachers

Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (Half Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

$299 $149

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

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The kempt, bluegrass fairways of Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center’s 18-hole course connect across 6,462 yards of relatively flat, golfer-friendly terrain. Groves of trees stand at the edges of each short-grass corridor, their outstretched branches and open catcher’s mitts ready to snag any errant drive. Each hole concludes on the well-clipped bent grass of the course’s putting surfaces, which create consistent but slick fast-breaking putts. In addition, players must draw, fade, or skip balls over and around water hazards that come into play on seven holes. An onsite driving range warms up muscles before rounds, and the center’s restaurant and pub refuels weary bodies after a day of birdie-hunting and 9-iron jousting. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,462 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 70.8 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees * Four tee options

7202 N 4000E Rd
Manteno,
IL
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From May until winter, the USHPA-certified instructors of Hang Glide Chicago spend their weekends accompanying passengers on tandem hang-gliding flights. Flight school sessions acclimate beginners to the sport before they board gliders, which are then towed into the air by a small plane. As flyers are released for their 2,500-foot free flight, they can steer their glider or let instructors guide the way as they take in the surrounding vistas. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras (wrist straps are recommended) or arrange to have their flight recorded by Hang Glide?s HD-panoramic video equipment or their instructor?s photographic memory. Flights take place from sunrise to sunset, and patrons can extend their experience by taking advantage of facilities that include camping grounds, bathrooms with showers, and a lake for kayaking or catch-and-release fishing.

3236 North 700 East Road
Clifton,
IL
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Got Air Scuba employs a staff of passionate, knowledgeable PADI-certified instructors. They teach a variety of classes, ranging from introductory courses to advanced specialty courses, such as a rescue diver course and Divemaster program. To facilitate courses, the dive shop stocks gear from ScubaPro and Bare Dive Gear. Once students have learned the ins and outs of breathing underwater, they can partake in a trip to an exotic locale. Past destinations have included Cozumel, Mexico, and some really big puddles.

2738 E 2000 Road North
Kankakee,
IL
US

A bomb has been planted, and each passing tick threatens to steal what is rightfully yours: victory. Laser tag guns and teamwork can stop it, along with the ability to crack the code. There's just one more problem?a rival team dead set on chaos. This type of game, called "Search and Destroy," is just one of a dozen mission types at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag's locations. The CMP empire has spread to four cities in three states: Milwaukee, Des Moines, Frankfort, and Lake Geneva. At each one, the staff breaks up games into different sessions and multiple objective-based tasks, such as rescuing hostages or pulling off a heist so players never have to pay for ice cream again.

Depending on the location, these tactical missions might take place indoors or outside. In Des Moines, The Plaza surrounds teams in two levels with multiple buildings and a balcony, which offers elevated views of opponents. Geneva's The Wasteland, on the other hand, claims to be the "largest dedicated outdoor laser tag battlefield in the world." Stacks of lumber and buildings forged from railroad ties grant precious cover, as does the natural foliage. Regardless of the location, sessions begin in the armory, where players suit up in all the requisite laser tag gear.

10315 Vans Dr
Frankfort,
IL
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Creepy Hallow Halloween Fun Park, like a friendly man that transforms into a ravenous werewolf, boasts two very different sides when entertaining customers. During the day, revelers of all ages frolic through pumpkin patches and enjoy hayrides after bouncing inside a moonwalk and visiting friendly animals at the petting zoo. But as the sun goes down, the ghosts and ghouls come out in full force. Blood Shed haunted house entices those brave enough to enter its halls and escape with their lives, while haunted hayrides put riders on a crash course with all manner of horrors. On the zombie-hunt paintball ride, customers, with weapon in hand, can wreak a terrible vengeance upon undead hordes.

24405 S LaGrange Rd.
Frankfort,
IL
US

Across two floors and 6,700 square feet, KidsWork Children's Museum's prompts hands-on play with scores of new exhibits. A table-top interactive computer, or SMART table, stimulates kids' brains with interactive puzzles and games. A weekly music class on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. invite kids to make some noise with instruments made from recycled materials. Interlocking wooden builder boards encourage open-ended play; there's also a floor piano, an interactive ATM, and story time at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The museum welcomes field-trip groups and birthday parties to explore its innards as well as special-needs families, members, and walk-in visitors.

While large groups are welcome, each child is celebrated through hands-on play. Just look at the gigantic, three-dimensional Pinscreen exhibit, a jumbo version of the classic toy that uses sliding pins to create a 3-D impression of whatever you press into them—in this case, your entire body. Along with the Lincoln-Way North Key Club, the Frankfort Fire Department helped construct the three walls by painstakingly inserting nearly 200,000 pins by hand. Their effort resulted in one of the museum's most popular interactive displays. More than that, it reflects the sense of community, curiosity, and creativity that the museum strives to engender in its patrons.

11 S White St
Frankfort,
IL
US