Things To Do In Coldwater

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

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

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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

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 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

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

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Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

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

94% Off 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

Up to 60% Off at Paintball Plex

Fort Wayne

$70 $29

An expansive paintball facility hosts colorful clashes on indoor and outdoor fields with air bunkers and WWII-inspired obstacles

Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Paintball Plex

$100 $19

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

Up to 35% Off at Gravity Powered Sports

Angola

$229 $155

Instructors guide beginner skydivers as they dive out of planes in tandem and land safely on the ground

Up to Half Off Mini Golf in Tecumseh

Tecumseh

$30 $15

Waterfalls, streams, and rocky outcrops surround an 18-hole course, which players navigate through stone pathways and rustic bridges

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum – 50% Off Visit

Elkhart

$56 $28

Superhero museum housed in a 2-story replica of The Hall of Justice overflows with new and vintage action figures, comic books, and artwork

Mo Alexander – Up to 58% Off Standup

Five Star Comedy Bar

$24 $10

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“Funniest Person in Memphis” winner and regular on The Bob and Tom Show winds up audiences with devious and though-provoking comedy

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

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Noble

$20 $12

One round of mini golf, go-kart ride, and batting-cage rounds; birthday party packages for up to 10, including mini golf for each kid

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf or Batting Cages

The Plex South

$45 $22

Indoor 18-hole mini golf course and batting cages are open year round

Up to 51% Off Putt Putt, Go-Kart Rides, and Arcade Games

Fort Wayne

$39 $19

Center boasts family-friendly go-karts, arcade & putt-putt courses including one with fire-breathing volcano

Up to 51% Off Classes at Ultimate Fitness Edge

Fort Wayne

$50 $25

An expert instructor leads students of all levels through a variety of intense group fitness classes

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes

Fort Wayne

$100 $29

Licensed trainers modify classes to suit all experience levels

Up to 52% Off a Bounce-House Package

Fort Wayne

$60 $29

Kids jump and tumble in a facility full of bounce houses, play arcade games, and snack on pizza, ice cream, and sandwiches

Up to Half Off Laser Tag for Two or Four

Fort Wayne

$28 $14

Combatants wage war in neon-lit arena and dart behind shot-obscuring obstacles during two 25-minute laser-tag bouts

Fort Wayne Mad Ants – Up to 69% Off

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

$16 $5

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The playoff-bound Mad Ants hope to close out the regular season with a pair of home victories

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 57% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Mishawaka

$75 $35

Encouraging instructors lead classes that mix dance and aerobics, including high-energy Zumba and body-sculpting barre and Yogalates

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 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

50% Off Services

Mishawaka

$199 $100

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

65% Off Yoga Classes

Mishawaka

$80 $28

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

81% Off Dance Lessons

Mishawaka

$360 $69

Private and group classes teach any style of ballroom dance to an individual or couple

Up to 56% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Mishawaka

$90 $45

Students learn guitar-playing techniques during four private lessons

Up to 60% Off at Action Park Paintball

Penn

$246 $99

23 acres of outdoor playing fields and an 8,000-square-foot indoor facility feature battlefields with unique terrain and designs

Fortune Feimster – Up to $15.50 Off

Battell Theater

$54.50 $39

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

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Free Run Cellars

Berrien Springs

$16 $8

Participants receive a souvenir glass and tastings of five of the winery's small-batch wines or spirits

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting at Hickory Creek Winery

Baroda

$50 $25

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Customers taste locally grown wines in rustic tasting room, pulling up to the rough-hewn wood bar or stepping outside for picturesque views

Half Off a Tandem-Paragliding Flight

Multiple Locations

$300 $149

Learn the basics of paragliding before strapping into a glider with an instructor for an extended flight

Up to 56% Off Classes at Legacy Martial Arts

South Bend

$100 $49

Adults, teens, and kids as young as three don a uniform and learn Martial Arts from instructors specifically certified in bully prevention

Up to 63% Off Scuba Courses

Clay

$300 $149

Intro lessons enlighten newcomers; certification courses steer divers through written quizzes and five confined and four open-water sessions

Up to 58% Off at Whiteford Valley Golf Club

Whiteford

$70 $34

Twosomes and foursomes take to one of three courses, testing their mettle amid waterways, mature trees, and rolling terrain

Up to 56% Off at Quarry Ridge Golf Center

Sylvania

$41 $19

Twosomes and foursomes play a nine-hole circuit composed of six par 4s and three par 3s

Half Off Healthful-Cooking Class for Two or Four

The Andersons Food Market

$30 $15

Led by nutritionist, class is held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; instructor gives insight into healthful cooking while preparing recipes

Up to 67% Off Classes at Wow Fitness

Sylvan Lake

$90 $39

Classes in disciplines such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, cycle, kickboxing, and more target different parts of the body

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes

Lambertville

$100 $50

Intro martial-arts classes include uniform; cage-fitness classes instill self-confidence and help tone bodies—gloves included

54% Off Services

Keego Harbor

$50 $23

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Up to 86% Off All-Day Paintballing Package in Sylvania

Sylvania

$132 $21

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Players snipe each other on indoor or outdoor inflatable or wooden obstacle-littered fields at refereed all-day weekend open-play session

Up to 56% Off at Cherrywood Golf Club

Whiteford

$34 $17

Nine-hole, par 35 course spans 2,765 yards of gently undulating terrain marked by mature trees and bucolic wooden fences

Up to 60% Off at Ford Lanes & Bel-Mark Lanes

Multiple Locations

$30 $12

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Automatic scoring stations track frames while groups enjoy one or two hours of bowling and optional three-topping pizza

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in Saline

Rustic Glen

$78 $38

Fairways arch over rolling hills across 6,469-yard course with four tee options and water hazards in play on five holes

Up to 52% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Ann Arbor

$150 $75

Experienced trainers designs a fitness regimen tailored to each client's goals

Up to 51% Off Spinning Classes

Ann Arbor

$45 $23

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Spinning instructors cue students to increase or release resistance as they simulate hills, sprints, and intervals during 45-minute classes

Up to 90% Off Fitness Classes

Bryant Pattengill East

$120 $19

Motivational group fitness sessions include Core Camp, Power Cardio, and Body Sculpt

Half Off Family Zoo Outing in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

66% Off Martial Arts

Ann Arbor

$150 $51

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Up to 70% Off at One on One Athletic Club

Ann Arbor

$49 $15

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Stay motivated in an encouraging group environment with boot camp, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, yoga, spinning, barre fitness, and more

50% Off

Lakewood

$90 $45

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Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Footnotes 

Ann Arbor

$50 $24

LaBlast classes, suitable for all experience levels, teach participants how to dance while burning calories

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After respective careers as a research scientist and an educator, Larry and Pam Satek were ready to settle into retirement. They anticipated relaxing on the plot of land purchased by Pam's great-grandfather in 1915—a verdant space that had matured from an apple orchard into an overgrown tangle, and which the Sateks turned into a commercial vineyard where other Indiana wineries bought their grapes. Now that they had escaped the daily grind, the Sateks' plan was to begin crafting their own wine. They did so with well-recognized aplomb, and soon, their "retirement business" was winning awards at the INDY International Wine Competition. In the past three years, almost 80% of their wines have medaled—the 2012 contest alone landed them 23 awards, including two Concordance Golds, which signify a unanimous decision by the judges. Their success is hardly surprising, though, if one looks at the descriptions of their wines. They deem their Old Vine red zinfandel "a searing of lightning and poetry," and liken the sweet Mango Mania to "sunshine in your glass."

The Sateks remain continually tapped into the community in an effort to share these wines, many of which are made from exclusively locally grown fruit. Their Twitter feed and Facebook page keep fans posted regarding new releases and suddenly sold-out varieties, and those hoping for a closer look can take a tour of the vineyard and bottling facilities. Additionally, special events such as dinners and pairing classes teach visitors how to expertly marry sips to bites without disappointing both of their families.

6208 N Van Guilder Rd
Fremont,
IN
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When John and Mary Magocs opened the Capri Drive-In in August 1964, they had no idea the theater they ran with their two young sons would one day be highlighted as one of the most charming in the country. The New York Times once named it among 10 Drive-Ins Worth a Detour, noting its family ownership and stellar concessions. Capri boasts that its original 150'x75' screen is one of the largest in the country; in 1986, it expanded its viewing space by adding a second 80'x40' screen. Short-range FM radio stations broadcast audio from the drive-in's current showings to the spacious lot, which holds more than 900 cars. Viewers can swing by the snack bar to pick up barbecue-pork sandwiches, nachos, ice cream, and even mosquito coils, which repel bugs more easily than hurling a personalized insult at each one that flies by.

119 W Chicago Rd.
Coldwater,
MI
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Ride the Wave fills its 6,750-square-foot water-sports wonderland with swimwear, boating accessories, towable gear, wakeboards, and all manner of accessories. Frolicking fashionistas can grace sun-soaked, wave-lapped shores attired in Billabong, Oakley, or Quiksilver brands. Slip on a pair of O’Neill Alameda boardshorts ($48) or Fox flip-flops ($16) before taking a sultry speedboat spin around the public pool’s deep end. Boating mavens can upgrade their flotation devices from sandwich bags filled with air to safe, stylish nylon foam core O’Brien life vests ($39.95) that withstands the intense wind resistance of being towed at top speed in an HO Sports Hornet 54-inch tube ($54.95). For more adrenaline-soaked activities, peruse Ride the Wave’s ski loft and wakeboard room, which boast buoyant conveyances from brands such as Connelly, Radar Skis, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Ronix, and CWB.

2060 N 200 W
Angola,
IN
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After appearing as Ted's band on eight seasons of Scrubs, The Blanks take center stage to regale audiences with harmonious a cappella songs and quirky sketch routines. A talented quartet that channels the eccentric goofiness of Monty Python and The Three Stooges' raffish disregard for pies, The Blanks entertain audiences with vocal renditions of TV theme songs, commercial jingles, and goofy skits. The family-friendly troupe takes on pop-culture icons and a host of miscellany with the unspoken goal of robbing the laughter hidden in audiences' purses. Audience members who arrive early can peruse the historic 1882 opera house, whose recent facelifts have left it with a permanent smile and plush amenities.

14 S Hanchett St
Coldwater,
MI
US

As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. But just because it's open at all hours doesn't mean it surrenders its locker rooms to the dark forces of the night: security is active there around the clock. Besides creating a safe gym atmosphere that fits your life's schedule rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cuts down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio equipment, circuit equipment, and free weights.

355 S Willowbrook Rd
Coldwater,
MI
US

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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