Things To Do In Burlington

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Sparta

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Phoenix International Raceway

$129.99 $64

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Kentucky Speedway

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

$129 $64

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two, Four, or Eight with Cart Rental at Dearborn Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Dearborn Country Club

Aurora

Founded in 1926, 18-hole course hugs the hills of Southern Indiana across 6,314 yards of terrain that overlooks Wilson Creek Valley

$78 $49

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18 Holes of Golf With Cart Rental For Two or Four at Meadowood Golf Course (Up to 58% Off)

Meadowood Golf Course

Burlington

9-hole, par 35 course entertains golfers of all skill levels with unusual quirks and a few water hazards

$58 $29

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Individual or Family Membership to Boone County Arboretum (Up to 53% Off)

Boone County Arboretum

Florence

Guests can visit 121 acres of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals at this living museum while traversing one of Kentucky’s best trails

$15 $7

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$25 for Family Membership and Cookbook at The Hillforest ($75 Value)

The Hillforest

Aurora

Mid-19th century mansion overlooks the Ohio River and welcomes families for tours with a membership and cookbook

$75 $25

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3- or 6-Month Membership With 24-Hour Access, Tanning, and Personal Training at Anytime Fitness (Up to 58% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Burlington

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

$234 $99

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One Family Visit or a Six-Visit Pass for One to KidZoo (49% Off)

KidZoo

Hebron

Modeled after classic outdoor playgrounds, the indoor play area entertains kids with swings, slides, and games led by the staff

$23.50 $12

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Amid leafy branches and between gently swaying trees, Tarzan impersonators soar through the air. Dagaz Acres' eco-adventure zipline course lets children, adults, and adult-size children explore woodland canopies up to 70 feet high, and staff ensures that participants glide snugly in their half-body swing harnesses. Adventurers plunge through seven dual ziplines strung over 23 acres of ground and ravines, three canopy-level ziplines, and two bridges. One bridge is a Burma bridge built with varying types of rope, and the other is a plank construction pirate bridge that stretches 90 feet and swings over a ravine to discourage motorcycle-chase sequences.

Dagaz Acres' staff members spread their love of outdoors learning to team-building and leadership exercises held in single-day and overnight programs. They train athletic teams and office groups through ground exercises and on a low-challenge ropes course, which allows participants to engage in physical challenges without the added risk of a bird nesting in their hair. The company reflects this passion in its name, Dagaz, which is derived from a Nordic rune meaning "transformational breakthrough change." Staffers enable others to change through adventure as they design, build, and maintain zipline and ropes courses elsewhere through Dagaz Acres Management Inc. construction division.

12444 Antioch Rd.
Rising Sun,
IN
US

Students at Fast Track High Performance Driving School don't need to prove that they can parallel park—they're more concerned about taking a turn at more than 100 miles per hour. Most of them have never even felt the rumble of a 600-horsepower engine before. After plenty of safety debriefing from expert instructors, however, they usually are no longer intimidated by its purr. They'll then hop into the vibrant shell of an ARCA-style stock car, a former racing vehicle that's still capable of rocketing down the track at a blur-inducing speed of 165 miles per hour.

Since 1989, the school has been fulfilling speed-demon fantasies with its courses and ride alongs at racetracks throughout the country. The staff meets with everyday fans and aspiring competitors alike to cover racing protocol, safety, and appropriate postrace dance moves. Depending on the depth of their lesson, pupils might take the wheel during a four-car passing exercise or simply sit back in the passenger seat as a professional flies through three–five laps.

1 Speedway Dr.
Sparta,
KY
US

The NASCAR Racing Experience's team of driving instructors specializes in NASCAR-themed Cinderella stories: at whichever world-famous speedway they're visiting, they give civilians the chance to drive real NASCAR race cars that have actually been raced by NASCAR superstars for a few hours. That means getting behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been driven by Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR favorites and putting the pedal to the medal. Unlike other racing experiences, there?s no lead car to follow here, you're driving by yourself and yes, passing is allowed! The instructors still offer guidance though, coaching those driving solo over a two-way car radio, and speed-chauffeuring racing enthusiasts around the track on ride-alongs.

1 Speedway Dr.
Sparta,
KY
US

Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.

1990 N Bend Rd
Hebron,
KY
US

Co-owner and PGA player Doug Martin and his fellow golf experts dedicate The Golf Range to the cause of perfect putts and smooth swings. An 8,000-square-foot putting green and short-game area doles out new golf balls for patrons to practice, minimizing misplaced shots and paychecks lost to preteen mini-golf sharks. The indoor putting green guards clubs from the elements, and players sharpen their skills beneath the all-seasons shelter of 37 heated and covered bays. Brush up with The Golf Range's online golf tips before taking to the tee.

5390 Limaburg Rd
Burlington,
KY
US

A NASCAR racing experience lets racers and passengers feel the rush of flying around the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. During the three-hour solo racing experience, racers meet with the crew chief for comprehensive safety training and instruction before suiting up, warming up, and ground-flying for five clocked minutes around the track. Via two-way in-car radio communication, drivers will be able to stay in touch with their personal racing instructors, who give advice on the best time to pass other cars and how to convert kilometers per hour into jiggowatts. Participants will then be able to commemorate the experience with a souvenir racing license, a graduate certificate, and a 6"x8" photo.

1 Speedway Dr
Sparta,
KY
US