Activities in Columbia

$246 for $447 Worth of Martial Arts — American Um Yang Kwan Five Element Martial Art Association

Um Yang Kwan

Columbia

$447 $246

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes with Gloves at Hockman's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off)

Hockman's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$250 $45

In a gym run by decorated martial-arts masters Jeff and Jade Hockman, clients enhance physical fitness and learn combat moves

One or Two Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Rifkin Professional Karate Center (Up to 73% Off)

Rifkin Professional Karate Center

Columbia

$149 $49

A martial artist with 26 years of experience teaches both kids and adults how to employ karate techniques to defend themselves

10 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform, or 16 Classes, Uniform, Test, and Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

One- or Two-Month Membership or 10 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 75% Off)

Curves

Keene Estates

$167 $49

30-minute circuit workouts for women intersperse weight-training with 60 seconds of aerobics; 30-minute Zumba classes teach aerobic dance.

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

$15 $7

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

Paintball with Gear and Renaissance Festival Entry for 1, 2, 4, or 6 at Battlecreek Paintball (Up to 61% Off)

Battlecreek Paintball

Kingdom City

$46 $19

Players vie for control of five outdoor woodsball fields or play through adrenaline-filled indoor field with provided gear and paintballs

Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to 6 or 12 at Fulton Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Fulton Bowling Center

Fulton

$49.90 $24

Bowling alley with 16 lanes and a café hosts groups of up to a dozen players for play with shoe rentals

Two Private Music Lessons from Jefferson City Music Academy (53% Off)

Jefferson City Music Academy

Jefferson City

$40 $19

From the merchant: Professional teachers give you a taste of what you can accomplish with music lessons.

Individual or Family Aquatic Membership for 2014 at Moberly Parks and Recreation (Up to 40% Off)

Moberly Parks and Recreation

Moberly

$100 $63

2014 aquatic membership grants members unlimited access to swimming pool and amenities

Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart, Beer, and Range Balls at Rolling Hills Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Rolling Hills Country Club

Versailles

$102 $49

Golfers traverse the 18-hole course atop a golf cart strapped with beers, and can work on their swing with buckets of range balls

$11 for $20 Groupon — All You Studio & Party Place

All You! Studio & Party Place

Troy

$20 $11

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$149 for Introductory Helicopter Lesson at HeliSat ($312.50 Value)

HeliSat

Moscow Mills

$312.50 $149

An hour of ground school, complete with a log book, prefaces 30-minute introductory flights, overseen by an instructor

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

$22 $11

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Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

Camping with Raft Rental and Optional Amenities at Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park (Up to 55% Off)

Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park

Cuba

$56 $25

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

$20 for Admission for 4 to Hay Rides, Corn Maze, and More at Aholt Farms Seasons of Fun (Up to $40 Value)

Aholt Farms Seasons of Fun

St. Charles County

$40 $20

Family-friendly fall activities including hay rides, a corn maze, and a corn cannon on a picturesque farm

Wine and Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery (Up to 52% Off)

Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery

Berger

$39.50 $19

Tastings include up to seven samples of beer, 10–15 samples of wine, and a glass of wine or pint of beer to cap the experience

$10 for Admission for Two to Haunted Corn Maze at Deadly C.O.R.N. ($20 Value)

Deadly C.O.R.N. Haunted Maze

Higginsville

$20 $10

Find your way through the haunted corn maze after dark on September or October weekends

Powered-Paragliding Package and Photos for One or Two at Truman Lake Air Sports (Up to 57% Off)

Truman Lake Air Sports

Harrisonville

$228 $99

After significant instruction, participants attached to instructors soar into the air during powered-paragliding flights

$20 for One Intro Pole Fitness, Chair Moves, Polga, and Double Play Fitness Class at FIMB the Stiletto Gym ($44 Value)

FIMB the Stiletto Gym

Multiple Locations

$44 $20

Flirty fitness classes incorporate classic burlesque props and costumes, poles, and chairs in the quest for total-body fitness

18 Holes of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Sullivan Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Sullivan Country Club

Sullivan

$76 $35

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Par 71, 6,174-yard championship course surrounded by breathtaking scenery

Cosmic Bowling for Two, or Two Hours of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Pizza and Soda at Oasis Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

Oasis Lanes

Union

$30 $15

Neon-lit lanes host party-style Cosmic Bowling on weekends, or normal open play entertains groups with pizza and soda

Guided Educational Wildlife Tour for Two, Three, or Four at Riverside Wildlife Center (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Wildlife Center

Meramec Caverns

$20 $10

Tour of US Department of Agriculture–licensed park showcases more than 400 animals; guests can hold baby alligators, snakes, and frogs

Clay-Shooting Package for One or Two at Top Gun Sportsman's Club (Up to 54% Off)

Top Gun Sportsman's Club

Top Gun Sportsman's Club

$90 $49

Equipped with shotguns, shells, and clays, participants shoot at various scenarios along a scenic route; use of a golf cart included

Private or Group Lessons at Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc. (Up to 77% Off)

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc.

Wentzville

$350 $79

Lessons are available for students of all skill levels; both options include one uniform

Baseball, Golf, and Mini Golf at Highway A Sports Complex (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Highway A Sports Complex

Wentzville

$41 $19

Two fully enclosed batting cages, driving range with 33 tees, meticulously groomed baseball diamond, and an 18-hole mini golf course

$11 for One-Day Admission for Up to Five People at Renaud Spirit Center ($22 Value)

Renaud Spirit Center

O'Fallon

$22 $11

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66,000-square-foot facility houses massive natatorium, two full-size basketball courts, and a fitness center with equipment and classes

One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

$165 $75

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

$22 for $50 Worth of Martial Arts — O'Fallon Family Martial Arts Center

O'fallon Family Martial Arts

O'Fallon

$50 $22

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

Yoga or Pilates Classes or Private Lessons at Pilates & Yoga for Life (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilates & Yoga for Life

O'Fallon

$150 $39

During yoga classes, students hold a series of flowing poses that enhance flexibility; Pilates classes build core strength

One or Three Months of Weekly One-Hour Dance Classes at The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet (Up to 72% Off)

The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet

O'Fallon

$54 $15

Family-owned business with a 54-year history offers classes such as tumbling, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet for students of all ages

Six Drop-In Group Classes or One Private Lesson at Just Dancing West (Up to 60% Off)

Just Dancing West

Saint Charles

$60 $30

Customers can enjoy learning ballroom, swing, and Latin dancing

Roller-Skating for Two or Four, or Five Roller-Skating Lessons at Great Skate Roller Rink (Up to 60% Off)

Great Skate Roller Rink

Saint Peters

$16 $8

Groups slip into rental skatesa and glide around rink while four 45-minute lessons help students learn basic roller-skating techniques

14-Day, 21-Day, or Six-Week Boot-Camp for Beginners from St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

$59 for Wine Tasting, Professional Dance Show, and Private Lesson for 2 at Dance Pizazz ($159 Value)

Dance Pizazz

Saint Peters

$159 $59

Enjoy variety of wines as pro dancers tango, salsa, cha-cha, and swing; couples then take the floor for private 30-minute lesson

One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (87% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$79 $10

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

$45 for Women's Self-Defense at Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center (Up to $90 Value)

Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center

Saint Peters

$90 $45

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Women practice striking padded instructors with hands, feet, knees, & elbows & learn to correctly deploy mace & tasers during 4-hour course

Full- or Half-Day Kayak Rental for One or Two at Missouri River Excursions (Up to 53% Off)

Missouri River Excursions

Defiance

$75 $37

Guests in colorful kayaks paddle down the Missouri River along the same route taken by Lewis and Clark

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

$20 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids Aged 6–13 at S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ($75 Value)

S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chesterfield

$75 $20

Brazilian jujitsu classes instill self-discipline and martial-arts skills in kids aged 6–13

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Assault Fitness LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Assault Fitness LLC

Chesterfield

$300 $59

Students build strength and stamina in challenging, varied 60-minute boot-camp classes

$20 for Indoor Mini Golf for Four & $16 Video Arcade Credit at Chesterfield Sports Fusion ($40 Value)

Chesterfield Sports Fusion

Chesterfield

$40 $20

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Indoor entertainment facility welcomes adults and kids with indoor mini golf and video arcade

5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Pilates + Yoga Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Pilates + Yoga Studio

Chesterfield

$183 $75

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers reformer Pilates classes, which focus on underused muscles with Pilates exercises on machines

Ice-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 at Hardee's Iceplex (Up to 57% Off)

Hardee's Iceplex

Chesterfield

$14 $6

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

Three-Day Pass to The Vintage Peddler for Two or Four on September 26–28 (Up to 53% Off)

The Vintage Peddler

High Ridge

$20 $10

Juried vendors display an eclectic mix of antiques, retro furnishings, vintage clothing, shabby-chic garden decor, and handmade goods

Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Pumpkin Slingshots for Two, Four, or Six at Brookdale Farms (Up to 48% Off)

Brookdale Farms

Eureka

$23 $12

Get lost in the twisting corn maze, see how far a pumpkin can fly with rounds at the farm's pumpkin slingshot, and visit their pumpkin patch

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When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it’s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they’ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless.

The academy’s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance—some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III—but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers’ misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.

1020 E Walnut St
Columbia,
MO
US

The course at Perche Creek Golf Club is comprised of 18 par-3 holes that gently introduce beginners to the game while still challenging veterans with ample opportunities for short-game improvement. Nine ponds delineate the holes and loom large as players line up their attacks from the tee, ready to gulp down errant shots. The flat layout allows players to nail down their iron distances, a crucial ingredient for proper course management. On nice evenings, course superintendents turn on the front nine's area lights, making for easier night play without having to give an alien a Walkman in exchange for plutonium golf balls. Perche Creek's driving range gives players a variety of targets to attack from 50 hitting stations and 20 synthetic-grass mats, earning it a spot on Golf Range Magazine's list of the top 100 ranges in the nation. The club also encompasses an 18-hole miniature-golf course, which challenges players with curvy putting corridors flanked by rocks and water hazards.

5500 W Van Horn Tavern Rd
Columbia,
MO
US

Jones and Norene Gann first imagined transforming their property into a golf course 18 years ago, and constructed an 18-hole course and golf facility now managed by the Rapp family. Open seven days a week, the course challenges golfers with outstretched trees, formidable bunkers and mounds, and hazardous waters. Designated cart paths wind around and through the course, guiding drivers to the next hole on their route or through a wormhole leading to the twenty-third century. Nestled atop the sprawling property, practice facilities help golfers warm up swinging arms, and a pro shop lets athletes restock balls and read up on instructional guides to high-level golfsmanship.

In regular golf instruction, owners Bill and Philip Rapp help students fine-tune their swing and boost their game with new skills. On Tuesday evenings, young putters can hone their swinging skills in free lessons.

17511 Hwy. 87
Boonville,
MO
US

At One On One, clients workout in a state-of-the-art facility with access to certified trainers, a collegiate diver, a martial artist, and trainers who have competed in figure- and bodybuilding competitions. The fitness gurus can design customized plans tailored to each client’s skills as they monitor, motivate, and encourage them to reach their goals. In the gym—which is open 24 hours a day—TVs suspended from the ceilings occupy athletes as they work up a sweat on Precor and Life Fitness treadmills and elliptical machines. Strength-training machines populate the gym floor, as do free weights, an adjacent pool, and medicine balls for clients who grow sick of standard workouts. An in-house massage therapist is available to ease tense muscles and knead away stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages.

2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW
Columbia,
MO
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

1729 W Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US

As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

3700 Interstate 70 Dr SE
Columbia,
MO
US