Activities in Chatham

$150 for $200 Worth 3 months of Martial Arts — Smith Institute of Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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Haunted Tour for Two or Four or Haunted Hotel Stay for Two at Mineral Springs Haunted Tours (50% Off)

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours

Alton

$70 $35

Guests use ghost-monitoring equipment to search for the spirits of folks who met their end in this historic spa and hotel

Two Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes for One or Two at Body Fit Kickboxing (85% Off)

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

$65 $10

Kickboxing classes welcome students of all levels to shape up quickly with series of kicks, punches, and drill work.

Two-Week CrossFit Prep Course or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Riverbend CrossFit (Up to 76% Off)

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

$120 $31

Instructors create revolving daily workouts that enhance strength, power, and agility while using everything from barbells to push sleds

21-Day Sexy Slim Down Weight-Loss Boot Camp at Fast Fitness Boot Camp (80% Off)

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Edwardsville

$147 $29

Personal trainer coaches boot-campers through custom workouts while providing exercise tips, nutrition advice, and motivation

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Hot Yoga Edwardsville (Up to 83% Off)

HOT YOGA EDWARDSVILLE

Glen Carbon

$160 $31

Hot yoga performed in 95-degree room promotes flexibility, weight loss, and detoxification

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Soda for Up to 5 or 10 at Crest Bowl (Up to 65% Off)

Crest Bowl

Florissant

$64.52 $25

Bowlers lace up included shoes before toppling pins down 1 of 32 up-to-date lanes in an alley with a pizzeria and bar

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 76% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

$125 $35

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

10 or 20 Taekwondo Classes at Soo Kim Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Soo Kim Martial Arts

Peoria

$140 $49

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

Two Hours of Unlimited Rides for Two or Four at Gateway Fun Park (Up to 50% Off)

Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

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Wristbands grant unlimited access to fun park rides, including bumper cars, go-karts, and mini golf for two hours

Admission for Two Kids and Two Adults or for Four Adults at Splash City Waterpark (Up to 45% Off)

Splash City Waterpark

Collinsville

$58 $32

Kids and adults zip down water slides, surf on the FlowRider, or float down a lazy river during visits to fun-packed waterpark

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J5 CrossFit (Up to 85% Off)

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $23

Certified CrossFit coaches lead intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 11,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

$119 for Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform ($335 Value)

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

$335 $119

Instructors instill strength, agility, and balance, as well as confidence and discipline, during martial-arts and fitness classes

Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$20 $10

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Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

One Month of Classes for One or Two Children with Yearly Membership Fees at Kids World Gymnastics (Up to 53% Off)

Kids World Gymnastics

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

$21 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Sogo Ryu World Arts/ Capoeira of St.louis

Sogo Ryu World Arts

Hazelwood

$60 $21

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Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

$30 $17

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Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

One- or Three-Month Martial Arts Membership at Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA (Up to 67% Off)

Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA

Shelbyville

$100 $39

Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and the pillars of discipline, respect, and physical strength during one or three months of classes

6 or 12 Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios (Up to 62% Off)

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

$55 $21

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

The Family Arena

$249 $125

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

Four or Sixteen 3-mile Kart Rides at Boschertown Grand Prix Racing (Up to 54% Off)

Boschertown Grand Prix Racing

Saint Charles

$60 $28

One of the Midwest’s largest asphalt tracks facilitates five-lap races with three go-kart varieties that can reach speeds of up to 24 mph

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

$10 $6

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The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza for Four or Eight at St. Charles Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$48 $24

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

$50.99 for an Introductory Flight Lesson at St. Charles Flying Service ($99 Value)

St. Charles Flying Service

Portage Des Sioux

$99 $50.99

After 30 minutes of prep, students and a certified instructor take a 30-minute flight over the holiday lights of St. Louis

Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Dance Classes at J5 Center of Contemporary Arts (Up to 67%). 5 Options Available.

J5 Center of Contemporary Arts

Saint Charles

$68 $29

Preschoolers aged 3–5 work out & learn to dance with hip-hop moves; kids 6 & up develop focus & discipline during ballet, tap & jazz classes

Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

5- or 10-Week Tennis Clinic or Three Private 60-Minute Lessons at St Clair Tennis (Up to 53% Off)

St Clair Tennis

O Fallon

$100 $49

Tennis professionals help students fine-tune their skills on the court in 5- or 10-week clinics or private lessons

One Private Lesson, Three Junior Lessons, or Three Ladies' Lessons at The Falls Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

The Falls Golf Club

O'Fallon

$90 $45

PGA professional works on developing reliable swings during private lessons and junior clinics

Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

$30 $15

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Half Off).

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Gateway Motorsports Park

$129 $64

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

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$29 for Bowling with Shoe Rental, Soda, and Popcorn for Up to Five at St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowl (Up to $64.95 Value)

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowl

Multiple Locations

$64.95 $29

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes for a pair of games complemented by popcorn and soda

$86 for a Volleyball Team Registration with Stratman Sports ($270 Value)

Stratman Sports

Maryland Heights

$270 $86

Volleyball teams play indoors, on sand, or on grass in a variety of league games and tournaments

$49 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breath of Life Health & Wellness Center (Up to $120 Value)

Breath of Life Health & Wellness Center

Richmond Heights

$120 $49

Experienced yoga instructors guide yogis of all skill levels through classes that range from gentle Hatha yoga to high-energy Vinyasa flow

$99 for a One- or Two-Day Concealed-Carry Class at Southern Armory ($159 Value)

Southern Armory

Crestwood

$159 $99

One- or two-day class qualifies pupils to apply for a concealed-carry permit and includes classroom time, materials, range fees, and targets

Movie and Concessions Credit for Two or Four at Hi-Pointe Theatre (Up to 39% Off)

Hi-Pointe Theatre

Hi-Pointe

$28 $17

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Snack on popcorn and soda while watching new blockbusters and classic films in a historic 1920s theatre

American Cuisine at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Benton Park

$50 $25

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Homey dishes such as wiener schnitzel and beef wellington served in a mansion rumored to be haunted; family-style chicken dinner on Sundays

$25 for Entry to St. Louis Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, September 6 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Joe Buck's

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$80 for a One-Year Family-Membership Package at The Magic House ($160 Value)

The Magic House

Saint Louis

$160 $80

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Membership includes unlimited free admission to The Magic House, plus 10 free guest passes

10 or 20 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest (Up to 67% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest

Saint Louis

$140 $49

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises in a heated studio; benefits include increased strength and well-being

Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental, Soda, and Pizza at Crestwood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Crestwood Bowl

Crestwood Bowl

$40.35 $19

Bowling alley more than 50-years-old serves up pizza & soda as bowlers pummel pins for one hour

Two or Four Movie Tickets with Parking at MX Movies (Up to 46% Off)

MX Movies

Downtown St. Louis

$24 $13

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Upscale theater features oversized chairs and a full kitchen

Live Bands, Beer, Mug, and Pretzel at Soulard Oktoberfest, October 10, 11, or 12 (Up to 56% Off)

Soulard Oktoberfest

Soulard

$25 $13

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Revelers gather in Soulard to celebrate at one of Midwest's largest Oktoberfests, with live bands bratwurst, German pretzels, and beer

2-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Two or Four at Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson (Up to 52% Off)

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

$30 $15

Visitors play the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers through a two-hour simulated space mission to the Moon, Mars, or a comet

One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (50% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

$275 $137

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

Wine or Beer with Small Plates, or Two Glasses of Wine with Almond or Olive Plate at The Vino Gallery (50% Off)

The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$20 $10

Snack on small plates or arrays of almonds or olives while sipping wine and beer by the glass

Pool Party Packages with Drinks and Snacks (Up to 94% Off). Four Options Available.

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

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Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

One-Hour of Bowling with Pizza for Up to Four or Eight at Show Me Lanes (Up to 50% Value)

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

$30 $15

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Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 51% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

$35 $17

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

60-Minute Trolley Tour for Two, Four, or Six from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company (Up to 61% Off)

St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Union Station

$34 $14

Tours roll by Lafayette Square, Union Station, Peabody Opera, City Gardens, the Arch, the City Museum, and other city landmarks

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Olivette Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Olivette Lanes

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Six Strength-Training Classes or One Month of Strength-Training Classes at Faster Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Faster Fitness

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

$85 for $275 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Sports Medicine and Training Center

Sports Medicine & Training Center

St. Louis

$275 $85

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12 CrossFit Classes or 1 or 2 Months of Unlimited Classes at Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym (Up to 89% Off)

Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym

St. Louis

$275 $31

CrossFit classes combine an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional movements to keep clients in shape

2 Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions from Hilltop Fitness Studio, LLC (50% Off)

Hilltop Fitness Studio

St. Louis

$500 $250

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (50% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$16 $8

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Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

Day Camp or Tour at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

$75 $35

Aquarium docents introduce campers and visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Bushido World Karate (Up to 54% Off)

Bushido World Karate

Mehlville

$75 $35

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

$25 for a Two-Hour Bowling Outing for Up to Six at Tropicana Lanes (Up to $74.55 Value)

Tropicana Lanes

Richmond Heights

$74.55 $25

Soda fuels groups of six as they scatter pins inside an alley that has hosted the Professional Bowlers Tour

On-Ramp or CrossFit Classes or Five Personal Training Sessions at Steel Plate Crossfit (Up to 73% Off)

Steel Plate Crossfit

Rock Hill

$110 $30

Trainers tailor exercise routines to client goals; CrossFit features functional exercises that beginners can learn in On-Ramp courses

Ten Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at West-East Natural Healing (Up to 56% Off)

West-East Natural Healing

Warson Woods

$120 $55

Range of yoga disciplines including vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and kundalini help to relax minds and strengthen bodies

Fun-Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 62% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$64.49 $26

Four-hour passes grant unlimited rides on go-karts, bumper boats, and other rides; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

Unlimited Arcade Play for Two or Four with Soda at The Neutral Zone (Up to 53% Off)

The Neutral Zone

Chesterfield

$33.96 $17

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter II, Galaga, and Frogger

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at YogaSource ($135 Value)

YogaSource

Richmond Heights

$135 $49

Eleven different yoga classes accommodate students of varying levels and help them develop strength, flexibility, and endurance

10 or 20 Yoga Fusion or Get Fit Fusion Classes at Get Fit St. Louis LLC (Up to 76% Off)

Get Fit St. Louis LLC

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

5 or 10 Pilates Equipment Classes at The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis (Up to 71% Off)

The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis

Ladue

$150 $53

Instructors guide up to eight students through core-strengthening stretches and resistance work aboard the Reformer machine

Five Yoga Classes from Mind & Body Kula (64% Off)

Mind & Body Kula

Tower Grove South

$70 $25

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes or One-Month Gym Membership at BJC WellAware Center (Up to 78% Off)

BJC WellAware Center

Central West End

$80 $19

Center located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus features highly trained, certified fitness pros and top-notch equipment

Six Group Fitness or Group Dance Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Lessons at Central Studio (Up to 73% Off)

Central Studio

Central West End

$65 $19

Spacious dance studio holds variety of classes atop its 1,200 sq. ft. sprung hardwood dance floor

$39 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing Classes at Sweat ($80 Value)

Sweat

Clayton

$80 $39

Trainers lead more than 10 boxing classes that help athletes get in shape and improve skills such as speed, agility, and coordination

$24 for $48 Groupon — Mayer-Torno School of Irish Dance

Mayer-torno School Of Irish Dance

Brentwood

$48 $24

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4, 6, or 10 Modern Dance or Broadway Jazz Dance Classes at Flex Fitness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Flex Fitness Studio

Tower Grove South

$48 $20

Modern dance lessons stress the idea of expression through movement; tunes from Broadway musicals soundtrack jazz dance classes

Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

$24 $10

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Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$10 $5

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

Food and Drinks for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar

St. Louis

$58 $29

As players bang away on the lounge's dual baby grands, guests cheer or sit back with refreshing cocktails and tasty eats

Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza for 5 or 10 at Concord Lanes & Arizona Action Park (Up to 79% Off)

Concord Lanes & Arizona Action Park

Sappington

$74.75 $20

Groups lace up rental shoes and toss bowling balls down one of 32 polished lanes

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Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.

112 N 6th St
Springfield,
IL
US

The golf carts at The Woodlands Golf Club take players on a grassy roller-coaster ride over frequent changes in elevation and down fairways brimming with challenging lies at every turn. Play intertwines perilously with a winding creek at many points, with a scant three holes, like a cautious wicked witch, managing to avoid water altogether. All 18 holes launch players down zoysia grass fairways from one of four tees, challenging each club in the bag en route to greens that hold approaches and roll true. On the last hole, the newly refurbished clubhouse provides a scenic backdrop for the homestretch.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Total length of 6,418 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 70.6 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 123 from the back tees

  • Four sets of tees per hole

23745 North Centennial Road
Jerseyville,
IL
US

Mixing the outdoor ruggedness of paintball with the pain-free shooting of laser tag, Mission Ready Outdoor Laser Tag drops combatants of all ages into a fun-filled, bruise-free arena. Hay bales and obstacles dot the outdoor course, offering shooters a decent vantage point from which to unload volleys of laser beams in efforts to win the field. The coursemasters can accommodate large parties for special occasions or bring all of the required gear inside for private indoor sessions that forge friendships easier than legislation mandating daily compliments.

4549 Titchenal Road
Brighton,
IL
US

Carved through the heavily wooded bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Lockhaven Golf Club's 18-hole layout takes golfers into an undulating circuit of tree-lined corridors. The par 72 course spans 6,880 yards from the tips, presenting a formidable challenge as the arboreal obstacles compound the length and fast, bentgrass greens pose an equal test to short game skills. Golfers can prepare for their round at the on-site driving range and practice green.

An Olympic-sized swimming pool fosters warm-weather fun with lanes for swimming laps and a walk-in kid pool for younger swimmers. After a day of recreation, guests can unwind at the bar and grill or enjoy a gourmet meal in the formal dining room that overlooks the golf course.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,880 yards from the tips * Course rating of 72.0 from the tips * Sloep rating of 129 from the tips

10872 Lawrence Keller Dr.
Godfrey,
IL
US

Winner of the Places to Play-4 Star Award from Golf Digest, Belk Park Golf Course presents challenging play across 234 acres of well-manicured grounds. Water in play on five holes and a fair number of doglegs make the course difficult for players who don't pay close attention to club selection, shot trajectory, and perfectly timed spitballs. On the 5th and 14th holes, fairways veer sharply around water hazards and reward errant shots with an unfavorable lie on the lake bottom.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,827 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 121 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

880 Belk Park Road
Wood River,
IL
US

Eight lifeguards oversee every splish and splash conducted on the watery playgrounds at The Aquatic Center, a Wood River Parks and Recreation complex. Anchored by the commanding presence of the New Water Tree, the wading pool welcomes youngsters looking for a safe place to play or gamble water wings on who can make their fingers the pruniest. Meanwhile, older kids zoom down two four-story water slides or perfect their dives off 1- and 3-meter diving boards. An Olympic-size swimming pool gives lap swimmers plenty of room to work on their stroke, and 200 chaise lounges facilitate postlap naps and dreams of what that first bite of a gold medal might taste like.

670 Whitelaw Avenue
Wood River,
IL
US