Activities in Brownwood

Soda-Bottling Plant Tour with Meal Deal for Two, Four, or Six at Dublin Bottling Works (Up to 57% Off)

Dublin Bottling Works

Dublin

Tours explore the inner workings of the 120-year-old bottling plant that first sealed the caps of the original Dr. Pepper

$23 $11

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$22 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at Taylor County Coliseum on February 20 ($26 Value)

Monster X Tour

Taylor County Coliseum

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing

$26 $22

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Abilene (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Abilene

Abilene

Fast-paced kickboxing classes help students get fit and burn calories while learning martial-arts skills

$90 $15

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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$8.50 for $18 Worth of Books and a Visit for Two to National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

Original Town North

Hundreds of lavishly illustrated children's books, some signed by Caldecott Award–winning artists, at illustration center's bookstore

$18 $8.50

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$12 for Three Medium Bucket of Range Balls at Maxwell Municipal Golf Course ($24 Value)

Maxwell Municipal Golf Course

South Treadaway Area

Driving range with a chipping area inside a creative golf course that features a large lake and stream snaking throughout

$8 $4

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Trap-and-Skeet Package or a Sporting-Clays Package with Shells and Targets at Abilene Clay Sports (Up to 57% Off)

Abilene Clay Sports

Abilene

Clay pigeons launch at two skeet fields, six trap fields, or across a sporting-clays course with 12 stations, each up to 80 ft. tall

$35 $15

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Women's Self-Defense Seminar for Two, Four, or Six at Abilene Martial Art Center (Up to 59% Off)

Abilene Martial Art Center

Abilene

Seasoned self-defense instructors teach women to strike, kick, and disarm assailants

$40 $19

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One or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons for Up to Two at Sol Events (Up to 54% Off)

Sol Events

Baird

Experienced equestrians teach students to ride confidently and respect horses during lessons at scenic farm

$50 $25

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Round of Mini Golf with Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Play Faire Park (62% Off)

Play Faire Park

Cobb Park Area

Duo of castle-themed, 18-hole stretches comprise historic mini golf course peppered with obstacles

$13 $5

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Hour of BYOB Bowling with Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Prime Time Family Entertainment Center (Up to 59% Off)

Prime Time Family Entertainment Center

Abilene

Bowlers bring beer and wine to complete their outing at an sleek, modern alley outfitted with large projection screens

$41 $18

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2 Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions from InnerTech Fitness and Nutrition (75% Off)

Innertech Fitness And Nutrtion

Killeen

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

$320 $80

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All-Day Alligator Gar Fishing Excursion for Two or Three at Texas Outland Fishing (Up to 54% Off)

Texas Outland Fishing

Killeen

Catch-and-release excursions fish for alligator gar, which can be seven ft long and 150 lbs; supplies provided

$450 $211

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Ballet or Yoga Classes for One, or Salsa Classes for Two at San Angelo Civic Ballet (Up to 53% Off)

San Angelo Civic Ballet

San Angelo

Community-focused ballet school reaches beyond the stage to teach adults and teens yoga and salsa

$50 $25

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5, 10, or 20 Drop-In Workouts at Curves (Up to 74% Off)

Curves

San Angelo

Stop in for slimming and toning workouts in a motivating, female-focused gym

$73.50 $19

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Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at My Trainer (Up to 78% Off). Three Options Available.

My Trainer

San Angelo

Customized workouts help clients achieve their individual goals

$120 $26

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Admission for Two or Four, or One-Year Family Membership to the Railway Museum of San Angelo (Up to 50% Off)

Railway Museum of San Angelo

San Angelo

Exhibits trace the evolution of railroads, from the 1800s until today, inside a historic passenger depot

$10 $6

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All-Day Paintball Entry for Two or Four at Comanche Badlanz Paintball (Up to 50% Off)

Comanche Badlanz Paintball

Harker Heights

Players battle it out on PSP regulation-size speedball fields or five-acres of woodland during pitched paintball bouts

$50 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Twin Wolves MMA (50% Off)

Twin Wolves Mma Strength And Cardio Conditioning Boot Camp

Harker Heights

This course is designed to challenge your mind and body to go beyond your normal limits, in a safe and fun environment.

$199 $100

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All-Day Indoor Rock-Climbing Passes at Boulders Sport Climbing Center (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Boulders Sport Climbing Center

Harker Heights

Visitors can try their hands and feet on the 40-foot walls, lead wall, free-standing boulder, or a 30-foot rappel tower

$40 $17

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$41 for $75 Worth of Fitness Classes at Bodyline Fitness Studio

Bodyline Fitness Studio

Mineral Wells

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

$75 $41

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Fair but challenging seems to be the ethos of course architect Bill Johnston and The Hideout Golf Club, the 18-hole, 6,981-yard grassy gem sculpted into the scenic area surrounding Lake Brownwood. The par 72 flows through a circuit of wide fairways that let players liberally use their driver. Though treacherously placed, The Hideout?s sandtraps are also fair?most will reward a sound bunker shot. But while golfers will appreciate the player-friendly features, they shouldn?t take the course lightly. Ravines and water hazards come into play on multiple holes, and the course plays to a formidable 74.1 rating from the tips. To make the club even more hospitable, The Hideout has a dynamic practice facility with a 5,000 square-foot practice green and a full-length driving range, where golfers can practice hitting with every club and mastodon fossil in their bag.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Bill Johnston * Length of 6,981 from the farthest tees * Course rating of 74.1 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 139 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Scorecard

2632 Farm to Market Road 45
Brownwood,
TX
US

In 1885, behind the counter of Wade Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store on the corner of Six Shooter Junction in Waco, Texas, pharmacist Charles Adlerton was struck by an idea. After observing how much patrons loved the combined scent of the many ingredients hidden within the soda fountain, he decided to create a drink that captured all their properties. He wound up inventing Dr. Pepper, and after one sip, Dublin Bottling Works owner Sam Houston Prim knew he wanted to sell it. Though the famous drink and plant have since parted ways, Dublin Bottling Works continues to celebrate that original legacy by crafting pure-cane-sugar sodas in chilled glass bottles, the way their employees have for more than 100 years.

Today, the bottlers' products find their way onto shelves all around the nation, and they invite visitors to come watch them while they work. They lead tours through their historic plant and the memorabilia-laden museum that now occupies their original offices. At the end of the tour, they make a stop in Old Doc's Soda Shop, where visitors can sample their products from an old fashioned soda fountain and buy bottled goods to drink at home or shake vigorously and then offer to neighbors who keep eating your newspapers.

105 E Elm St
Dublin,
TX
US

A patio extends from Bluff Dale Vineyards's tasting room, presenting an expansive view of the sun-drenched grapevines and sloping foothills that D Magazine called "impressive." This swath of land grows the succulent grapes used to make the winery's fruit-forward selection of silken reds and aromatic whites. In addition to an oak-aged cabernet sauvignon, crisp chardonnay, and sweet muscat, the tasting room features a Texas cream sherry that is blended with the traditional—and time-intensive—solera system instead of with an industrial-sized cocktail shaker.

Owners David and Theresa Hayes also host live bands at their winery from time to time, inviting visitors to attend for free, bring a picnic, and tap their toes to the melodies of such groups as the Double J-R Band or the jazzy Pearl Street 4.

5222 County Road 148
Bluff Dale,
TX
US

Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.

5165 County Rd. 2013
Glen Rose,
TX
US

Tangle Oaks Golf Club stretches 6,382 yards from the tips, but its length doesn't characterize the challenges presented. It's the details that make the course stand out, sometimes with a splash. On the par-three 13th, golfers must carry a high-lofted tee shot over a pond in order to land on the signature island green, which leaves little room for error. However, many fairways are sparsely lined with mature trees and are free of sand traps, providing more forgiving landing zones for errant shots or personal helicopter golf carts.

7932 Private Rd. 3521
Hawley,
TX
US

Maxwell Municipal Golf Course's 18-hole layout provides a challenge for players of all ability levels. A lake threatens approach shots on several holes, and a steam snakes along and across fairways, forcing players to choose clubs wisely. The course plays at 6,129 yards from the back tees and 5,031 from the forward tees; be sure to hit the driving range and chipping area before your round to warm up. Grab a soda and a candy bar at the turn for a burst of energy going into the back nine.

1002 S 32nd St.
Abilene,
TX
US