Things To Do In Decatur

Up to 67% Martial Arts Studio Membership

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

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

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

Up to 61% Off Circus

Loomis Bros. Circus

Multiple Locations

$22.09 $12

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Traveling circus delights audiences with clowns and acrobats, as well as trained tigers and elephants

Up to 66% Off Taekwondo Classes

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

Up to 50% Off 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

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Up to 55% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Arrow Rose Training

Danville

$35 $19

During tailor-made lessons, students learn proper grooming, tacking, and riding techniques

Up to 50% Off Video-Gaming Passes or Party

Ebash Video Game Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Numerous PC and gaming consoles set up in a family-friendly environment that encourages socializing

Up to 50% Off ATV Tours

Wilstem Ranch

Paoli

$118 $59

Explore winding trails through the ranch's wooded hills and rolling pastures on a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle

Gold's Gym – Up to 69% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

Multiple Locations

$159 $49

Guests pedal and punch in famous gym's group fitness classes; advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques

85% Off Kickboxing Classes

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.

Up to 69% Off at Riverbend CrossFit

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

$120 $39

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

80% Off at Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Edwardsville

$147 $29

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

85% Off June Fitness-Challenge Gym Workouts

Bring the Heat

Multiple Locations

$340 $50

After completing 20 workouts during June, exercisers are entered in a drawing to win a three-month gym membership

Up to 47% Off Round of Golf with Cart

The Woodlands Golf Club

The Woodlands Golf Club

$84 $45

Frequent changes in elevation make for undulating rides over zoysia grass & winding creek threatens to swallow errant golf balls.

50% Off Haunted Tours and Overnight Tours

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

Up to 45% Off a Walking Tour from Alton Hauntings

Alton Hauntings

First Unitarian Church

$50 $29

Tours created by the authority of Alton's ghostly history take visitors to the most haunted locations within the city

Up to 55% Off a Speed-Training or Soccer Program

Elite FT

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

Professional athletes and coaches teach running mechanics and balance in conditioning camps or train kids in intensive soccer camps

50% Off Pottery Painting at Pottery Hollow 

Pottery Hollow

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Paint ceramic mugs, figurines, and platters with colorful pigments inside a studio with an enchanted-forest theme

Up to 78% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

HOT YOGA EDWARDSVILLE

Glen Carbon

$160 $39

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

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

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

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

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

64% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

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

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$26.90 $13

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

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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
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The "Amara" in Amara Yoga & Arts is a shortened version of "Amaranth," which alludes to a mythological flower that never dies. Studio co-owners Theresa Brandabur and Kathryn Fitzgerald believe that yoga brings people a step closer to that immortal flower, healing their bodies and restoring peace to their minds.

Their students tend to agree. Natural light filters in through the tall windows of the Urbana studio, illuminating these students as they work through challenging Vinyasa poses and gentler Hatha movements. Amara Yoga & Arts also offers a revolving calendar of yoga classes, including restorative, gentle, Hot and Power Flow, as well as Ashtanga.

300 S Broadway Ave
Urbana,
IL
US

Chris and Pam Schmick had spent six months cleaning out the scrap metal from their abandoned silos and just finished drilling thousands of holes in its walls. With little time to spare, they prepared for their climbing gym's grand opening on September 2, 1995—a date on which they had already agreed to hold a regional JCCA competition. The effort they've expended in the nearly 20 intervening years shows: today, climbers scramble on top ropes, lead ropes, and more than 20,000 square feet of lava-free climbing surface.

Instructors prepare visitors to surmount the gym's features in a range of classes, such as Rock Gym 101, which is an introduction to top-rope climbing that covers climbing safety, basic technique, and equipment. Once climbers are equipped with gear from the pro-shop, staff shows them around a multi-level bouldering cave, a main climbing area with 30-foot walls shaped by arêtes, cracks, and waves, and the building's five original silos. Elsewhere inside the gym, six auto-belays safely cradle visitors who wish to climb without taking a class.

1304 W Washington St
Bloomington,
IL
US

Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.

1804 South Hershey Road
Bloomington,
IL
US

Illinois Skydiving Center trains aspiring daredevils through a trio of tandem, static-line, and accelerated-free-fall classes. AFF classes teach solo skills under the direction of instructors and coaches who jump with you, teaching stability and proper deployment skills. Static-line progression jumps prepare sky mavens for the pressures of a solo career with an ascending series of jumps that impart the art of free fall. During tandem jumps, students are strapped to a certified instructor who pulls the cord and directs the movements of parachute as guests take in breathtaking views of the landscape, local tributaries, and central-state volcanoes before feet land safely on the ground.

1962 County Road 2500 N
Thomasboro,
IL
US

As the prop engine murmurs and the plane reaches its cruising altitude, there's a moment when one of two things happens. Either your stomach drops, even before the rest of your body does, or a calming sensation takes over and a moment of zen occurs. Regardless of how you react to the anticipation of jumping out of the plane, the actual experience of flying is worth the uncertainty. As soon as you emerge from the aircraft, you'll enter an exhilarating free fall before deploying a parachute and gliding safely back to land, finally proving to your middle school sweetheart that you are, in fact, not a bird.

The certified instructors at Illinois Skydiving Center can fly with beginners during tandem jumps or train students to skydive on their own through programs that teach safety, jumping techniques, and parachute deployment. Flights can also be recorded so that students return home with a DVD copy of their flights.

1650 W Ottawa St.
Paxton,
IL
US