Events & Activities in Columbia

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Town & Country Lanes

$28 $17

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Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off Target Shooting Packages

Boonville

$90 $47

Pairs or foursomes enjoy a day of target shooting on one of two courses while taking in picturesque scenery

Up to 59% Off at Perche Creek Golf Club

Columbia

$70 $29

Course of par 3 holes eases beginner golfers into game and challenges veterans with ample opportunity for short-game improvement

Up to 64% Off Video Gaming

Village South

$28 $10

Gaming lounge with Playstation 3, XBOX 360, and custom-built, high-powered PC consoles, adult beverages; snack bar on the premises

Up to 55% Off Lessons at Columbia Academy of Music

Downtown Columbia

$66 $33

Accomplished musicians instruct pupils in instrument basics, musical styles, or audio-production fundamentals in series of 30-minute lessons

Up to 82% Off Krav Maga Classes

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

Up to 73% Off Karate Classes

Columbia

$149 $49

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

Up to 75% Off Curves Membership or Classes

Multiple Locations

$167 $49

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

Up to 55% Off Wine-Tasting Package at Cooper's Oak Winery

Boonville

$21 $10

Sip samples of wine from commemorative take-home glasses; use gift certificate toward a bottle of wine or soup and sandwiches at the café

Up to 54% Off Rock Climbing

Third Ward

$98 $45

Professional rock-climbing staff stands ready to teach classes from beginner-friendly belay basics to advanced certifications

76% Off Private Lessons at Palen Music Center

Broadway Marketplace

$80 $19

Pick up the fundamentals of guitar, bass, drums, or piano taught by talented instructors

53% Off Visit to 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

Up to 50% Off Watercraft Rentals at Iguana Watersports, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$299 $149

Jet Ski frees riders to motor solo over the waters of Lake of the Ozarks; Tritoon features tow bar and seating for up to 14

45% Off

Troy

$20 $11

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52% Off Introductory Helicopter Lesson

Moscow Mills

$312.50 $149

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

Up to 67% Off Personal Training Sessions

Troy

$60 $20

Fitness pros help clients shed unwanted pounds and set personal goals in one-on-one sessions

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Half Off

Hannibal

$22 $11

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

Up to 55% Off Camping with Rafting

Benton

$56 $25

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

Matt Lewis: "Long Live the King!" – Up to 61% Off Elvis Tribute

Hendricks Hall - University of Central MO

$18 $7

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Elvis impersonator praised by "USA Today" captures the sound, look, and swivel of The King in a multimedia showcase of hits

55% Off Pole- and Chair-Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$44 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Zipline Tour or Camping at Blue Springs Ranch

Bourbon

$80 $39

Visitors sail through the tree canopy for 3,000 feet over four ziplines or traverse the Meramac River in a canoe before pitching a tent

Half Off Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Beaufort

$40 $20

Taste five samples of wine during a 45-minute outside tour around the vineyard led by the vintner

Up to 50% Off a Guided Educational Wildlife Tour

Stanton

$16 $8

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

50% Off Open-Play Paintball

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Warriors fire 100 paintballs and dodge their opponents during open-play bouts on nine fields

Up to 51% Off Party Package at Playtime Party Center

Wentzville

$64.73 $32

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Family fun center entertains guests with two indoor playgrounds, arcade with classic games, and concession area with snacks and pizza

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum – 50% Off

Knoxville

$20 $10

The museum houses an expansive store, which claims to have the largest selection of sprint-car-related merchandise in the world

Up to Half Off Golf for Two

O'Fallon

$64 $32

18-hole, par 57 executive course beckons players with 3,210 yards of zoysia grass lit for golfing at night

56% Off Martial Arts

O'Fallon

$50 $22

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Up to 77% Off Yoga or Pilates Sessions

O'Fallon

$150 $39

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

48% Off Fitness Classes at The Fitness Fuzion

O'Fallon

$50 $25.99

High-energy classes include Zumba dance fitness, R.I.P.P.E.D, pole dancing, Piloxing, and Insanity, an intense interval-training workout

Up to 64% Off Dance Classes

O'Fallon

$54 $20

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

Half Off at Redbirds Sports Cafe

Saint Charles

$30 $15

Double beef "Theowich" burgers and "The Larry Bird" chicken sandwiches served against backdrop of HDTVS, 4 pool tables, and arcade

$5 for One Boot-Camp Class

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Instructors conduct simple, beginner-friendly circuit exercises that focus on upper-body, core, or lower-body development

50% Off Winery Experience at Chandler Hill Vineyards

Defiance

$120 $60

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Tour the winery, taste from the barrel, sip a reserve wine flight, and enjoy dinner, all overlooking rolling vineyards and a scenic lake

Up to 77% Off Virtual Golf

Wildwood

$140 $35

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Within lively pub, golf simulators replicate 54 world-famous courses and offer stroke play, scramble, and driving-range modes

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

55% Off Services

Chesterfield

$100 $45

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73% Off Kids' Brazilian Jujitsu Classes

Chesterfield

$75 $20

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

50% Off

Chesterfield

$200 $100

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Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating Packages

Hardees Iceplex

$14 $6

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

51% Off Drop-In Yoga Classes

Chesterfield

$120 $59

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers sculpting & Pilates mat classes as well as Yin, Vinyasa & hatha yoga classes during the week

Up to 50% Off Indoor Mini Golf

Chesterfield

$40 $20

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

Up to 91% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $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

Half Off at J.P's Sports Bar & Grill

Eureka

$20 $10

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Grilled-chicken sandwiches, pork wings, and thin-crust pizza at a low-key sports bar with pool tables and dartboards

Up to 50% Off Vintage Market Days Antique Event

Wyman Center

$20 $10

Vintage event held in the hills of Wildwood brims with antique jewelry, clothing, home decor, and original art from curated vendors

Up to 70% Off Bodywise Boot Camp, Boxing, and Kickboxing

Ballwin

$59 $29

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Trainers blend punches and kicks with pushups, jump rope, and weightlifting for a full-body workout

65% Off Yoga Classes

Ballwin

$120 $42

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Freezing Missouri winter winds howl outside Tropical Liqueurs' fogged-up windows, but inside, the atmosphere is decidedly beach-like. Palm trees and nautical knickknacks decorate the lively interior, but the true stars of this tropically themed watering hole are the frozen-drink dispensers, which churn with colorful, fruity potations. Bartenders load large styrofoam cups with potent slushies made from creative combinations of juices, liqueurs, and fruit purées. They rotate drink selections regularly, spotlighting a toasted-almond concoction one week—packed with coffee liquor, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream—and a daiquiri with fresh strawberries the next. Icy potations in hand, visitors turn their attention to games of pool or flat-screen televisions, which broadcast local sports games or horror movies where local sports games come to a temporary halt when the mascot turns out to be an actual tiger. During warmer months, visitors loll in the sun out on the wooden patio and enjoy the beverages that Inside Columbia hailed as a "Columbia staple" when it dubbed Tropical Liqueurs the Best Place for a Girls' Night Out in 2012.

3805 S Providence 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 Highway 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 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.

1729 W Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US

Throughout the week, Empire Roller Rink owners Willie and Lisa Trent connect with members of their community by hosting skating lessons, hockey games, and public skating sessions. Willie's father opened the rink in 1938, now Lisa teaches artistic and basic skating lessons, and Willie often disc jockeys skating sessions, pulling tracks from a digital library, which includes a selection of worship songs he breaks out for Friday Christian skate nights. Empire Roller Rink is also home to the Artistic Skate Club, a team that practices creative and competitive skating and travels to competitions across the country in a giant 15-passenger motorized rollerskate.

1305 Business Loop 70 E
Columbia,
MO
US

There's always something happening this eclectic bar, from standup to trivia to karaoke. Theme nights run Monday–Saturday and draw a diverse and friendly crowd that sips microbrews while playing board games, swigs PBR while dancing the night away, or quaffs other adult libations out of the bar's rentable drinking horns. Two dartboards, a pinball machine, and a jukebox add a vintage element to the spot, and free WiFi keeps patrons connected to the present. Eastside Tavern does not serve food, but folks are encouraged to take advantage of the BYO eats policy.

1016 E Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US