Things To Do In Dyer

Up to 62% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Up to 64% Off at Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Up to 47% Off Ice-Skating

Midwest Training and Ice Center

$16 $9

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Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

Up to 51% Off Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson

Dyer

$100 $49

Indoor lessons let riders enjoy horseback riding no matter what the weather; great holiday gift

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Up to 45% Off 18 Holes of Golf with Cart in Crete

Crete

$88 $48.50

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

Up to 52% Off Fun-Park Arcade Games and Popcorn

St. John

$22 $11

52-game redemption arcade entertains fun-park visitors within a family entertainment center of batting cages, go-carts, and mini golf

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

50% Off Flight Lesson

South Chicago Flying Lessons

$199.99 $99

Give the gift of flight as an FAA-certified instructor guides 30-minute flight where the students can fly the plane for up to 15 minutes

Up to 58% Off Personal Training Sessions

Lansing

$70 $35

Trainers work one-on-one with clients, creating results-oriented workouts tailored to their specific goals

Up to 74% Off Fitness or Muay Thai Classes

Lansing

$75 $25

Fitness instructors lead groups through martial arts and self-defense classes or host Zumba classes, all of which are designed to torch flab

Up to 71% Off Hot Yoga Classes

Highland

$102 $30

In room heated to 105 degrees, instructor guides students of all levels through yoga poses to improve flexibility, strength, and confidence

Up to 51% Off Kung Fu Classes for Kids or Adults

Griffith

$50 $25

A certified personal trainer teaches children and adults kung fu in the style of China's Shaolin Monastery

Up to 57% Off at Skating at Glenwood Roller Rink 

Glenwood

$21 $9.50

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

86% Off at Push Hard Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Boot camp classes can be paired with a nutritional workshop or personal training for added health benefits

Up to 85% Off at Komel Kickboxing

Calumet City

$200 $39

Muay thai boxing and kickboxing classes led by an instructor with more than 20 years of experience

Up to 58% Off Inflatable-Playground Play Passes

Calumet City

$40 $19

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Classes

Richton Park

$129 $59

Instructors teach taekwondo, hapkido, and jiu-jitsu during classes geared toward specific age groups, from three-year-olds to adults

Clint Black — Up to 51% Off Concert

Star Plaza Teatre

$46.75 $23

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Award-winning country artist fills hits such as "Killin' Time" and "We Tell Ourselves" with his twangy tenor

Half Off Private Guitar Lessons from Eric Mantel 

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

Shop, Sip & Tip Business Expo – Up to 55% Off

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center

$20 $9

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Ladies night bustles with business vendors, shopping, cash bars, raffles, live music, and DJ sets

Up to 64% Off Horsemanship and Riding Lessons

Crete

$125 $49

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

Up to 53% Off Golf-Simulator Session with Snacks

Homewood

$68.50 $33

Players share a pizza and trade swings on simulations of famous golf courses such as St. Andrews and Cog Hill

Up to 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

Up to 85% Off Kids’ Gymnastics Classes

Multiple Locations

$131 $25

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Kids learn gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, or martial arts; tykes 5 and under cavort on inflatables and trampolines during open gym

50% Off at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$56 $28

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

51% Off British Swim School Classes

Oak Forest

$183 $89

Kids ages 3 months and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

Up to 67% Off at Blastcamp Paintball in Hobart

Wheeler

$90 $39

Trained referees watch over games on former missile base’s fields, with arenas for close-quarters combat, woodsball, and speedball

48% Off at Skydive Horizonz

Hobart

$249 $149

Skydivers enjoy scenic vistas of downtown Chicago from dives conducted from above Lake Michigan; four-person option includes pictures

40% Off Boxing

Hobart

$100 $60

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

Up to 56% Off at VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

$30 $15

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

Up to 60% Off at Tinley Park Roller Rink 

Tinley Park

$21 $10

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

50% Off

Alsip

$60 $30

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

Up to 63% Off CrossFit

Frankfort

$48 $20

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

KidsWork Children's Museum – Up to 47% Off Visit

Frankfort

$24 $14

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Programs such as music classes and story time as well as exhibits including a floor piano and instruments made from recycled materials

Up to 80% Off Classes at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

Up to 62% Off Youth Basketball Camp

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Center

$129 $59

Kids play competitive games, work on basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and defense, and connect with mentors

Up to 71% Off at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio

Evergreen Park

$130 $39

State-of-the-art indoor bicycles provide exercisers with an invigorating workout while motivating music plays in the background

Half Off Private Piano Lessons at Palos Heights Piano

Palos Heights

$30 $15

Classical pianist with 20+ years of experience teaches the instrument's fundamentals to students of all ages

58% Off Five Group Horse-Riding Lessons

Mokena

$165 $69

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English and Western riding lessons held in a lighted outdoor or heated indoor arena with supportive, encouraging instructors

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Mokena

$100 $15

Yoga, spinning, Butts & Guts, conditioning, and indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes offered six days per week

73% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Mokena

$130 $35

5,000 sq. ft. space hosts boot-camp workouts that burn calories with high-intensity exercises led by certified instructors

61% Off 10 Yoga and Pilates Classes

Mokena

$100 $39

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

71% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

Mokena

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

$7 for Chicago Pet Show for Two

Oak Lawn Pavilion

$12 $7

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Current or potential pet owners attend two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn—Up to 50% Off Outing

Oak Lawn

$14 $7

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Explore 16 hands-on, educational exhibits developed in accordance with Illinois Learning Standards

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

83% Off Golf VIP Pass at Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 67% Off 30-Minute Guitar Lessons

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

80% Off Children’s Dance Classes 

Orland Hills

$25 $5

Instructors lead classes in ballet, poms, tap, and more for kids aged 2.5 and up

Up to 56% Off Kids' Dress-Up Party

Orland Hills

$300 $149

At party place with loads of costumes, kids age 4-10 play dress-up as they celebrate

Up to 53% Off Intro Sessions at HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

$100 $49

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

49% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Orland Park

$59 $30

Free weights, fake grass, and stationary bikes are among the many tools used by certified coaches to customize workouts

57% Off at Title Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

67% Off Private Music Lessons from Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Palos Hills

$70 $38.50

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One-hour beginner classes for children and adults impart essential horsemanship skills

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Woodbine Golf Course - Up to 59% Off

Homer Glen

$122 $55

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Course designed by PGA pro Gordon Cunningham challenges golfers with bentgrass fairways, greens, and tees

Chicago Fire — Up to Half Off Game

Toyota Park

$51.85 $26

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2013 MVP Mike Magee leads the Fire against Real Salt Lake and the star-studded roster of the LA Galaxy, who won the MLS Cup in 2011 and 2012

Up to 72% Off Porky's Rib Fest

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Second-annual rib fest at Toyota Park includes American and Australian barbecue vendors, live music, and more than 30 carnival rides

47% Off Skateboarding

New Lenox

$15 $8

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

45% off Services

New Lenox

$210 $116

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

Up to 71% Off Classes at CrossFit New Lenox

New Lenox

$120 $39

High-intensity workouts take place six days a week and incorporate moves such as squats, dead lifts, and pull-ups

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

New Lenox

$40 $10

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

55% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes

New Lenox

$85 $38

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

Up to Half Off Golf Practice at Chicago Players Club

Justice

$12 $6

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

85% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$200 $30

Instructor teaches American, Latin American, and other social dancing styles, adapting the lessons to the individual or couples skill level

Up to 55% Off Arboretum Admission or Membership

Valparaiso

$20 $10

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Vast arboretum brings plants together from around the world to create varied gardens

50% Off Fitness Classes

Chesterton

$60 $30

Trainers engage primary and secondary muscle groups with TRX suspension training and burn fat with indoor cycling classes

52% Off Skating at Fleetwood Roller Rink

Summit

$22 $12

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Couples or groups boogie around the glass-smooth surface of this 75'x165' hard-maple rink on included rental skates

Up to 53% Off Bowling for Two at Waveland Bowl

North Center

$40 $19

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Pairs enjoy a classic, 50-year-old alley equipped with 40 state-of-the-art lanes, computerized scoring, and billiards tables

Up to 55% Off The L.A.T.E. Ride

Buckingham Fountain

$55 $25

Celebrate the summer solstice with a night ride; FOTP members get a quarterly newsletter and discounts on park tours

Gorilla Tango Theatre – Up to 30% Off Burlesque

Bucktown

$35 $25

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of Batman and Star Wars

50% Off Arts and Antiques Expo

Navy Pier

$20 $10

Visitors to the expo can browse everything from leather-bound books to diamond jewelry and 19th-century antiques

Barry Gibb: Mythology The Tour Live – Up to 49% Off

United Center

$66.50 $35

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On his "Mythology" tour, the legendary singer-songwriter salutes his brothers in a set spanning the entire Bee Gees catalog

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 73% Off

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

$44 $12

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

Up to 52% Off Chicago Food Truck Fest

U.S. Cellular Field

$20 $11

Local food trucks and live bands converge on US Cellular Field in a carnival-like environment; all ages welcome

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Patti Komara, commandant of Patti’s All-American for 42 years, leads a team of friendly, highly skilled trainers in conducting gymnastics and dance classes for teens and younger tots. The Tumblebear Gym program (walking toddler–age 6) draws in dinosaurs, Hollywood, and outer-space themes to keep youngsters engaged in the graceful, athletic movements of tumbling. Gymnasts old enough for school-age gymnastics classes (age 6–18) learn and practice more complicated skills on the spring floor, the uneven bars, the in-ground trampoline, and more.

1530 Joliet St
Dyer,
IN
US

Lincoln Oaks Golf Course challenges long- and short-gamers who navigate its 6,186 yards of bentgrass fairways and relatively small greens. Built in 1927, Lincoln Oaks stood as one of four original courses at the Lincolnshire Country Club, resplendent with a layout designed by renowned course architect Tom Bendelow, who also lent his fairway-carving skills to all three courses at Medinah Country Club and his own immaculate backyard. Since then, it has gone public and undergone extensive renovations, including new cart paths and reshaped tees and fairways. The site of a PGA Tour event in the 1960s, the course has hosted U.S. Open Qualifying Tournaments throughout the years as well as multiple golf cart drag races. Before taking to the links, clubbers can spruce up swing mechanics at Lincoln Oaks' range and practice facility.

Located approximately 35 minutes from downtown, Lincoln Oaks is a convenient cruise away from the urban bustle. Upon completing their round, duffers can kick back in the comfort of Oaks Bar and Grill, where icy beverages, piping-hot pub fare, and three flat-screen televisions caddy your cravings for post-putting leisure time without badgering you about your botched lay-up.

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by Tom Bendelow
  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,186 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 69.0 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard

390 E Richton Rd
Crete,
IL
US

Originally constructed to host large-scale tournaments, Badlandz Paintball Field now accommodates recreational play across more than 400 acres of outdoor forts, creeks, and open fields. Open play draws beginning, intermediate, and advanced paintballers into challenging and fun scenarios. Multiple games kick off simultaneously, sending combatants headlong into battle on isolated fields, with players divvied up based on ability, equipment type, and Duck Hunt high scores to ensure a level playing field. Warriors navigate natural and manmade obstacles as they pummel competitors with polychromatic ammo throughout the woodsball, hyperball, airball, and x-ball courts. Methods of gameplay include elimination, capture the flag, and protect the president and encourage individual or team strategies such as designating snipers or concealing teammates in piles of chameleons. Badlandz staffers patrol the sprawling arena to enforce the game's rules and to ensure that all participants follow the field's stringent safety regulations. Players can bring their own paintballs or purchase them onsite. The facility also runs airsoft games during weekend open play.

306 West Elmscourt Lane
Crete,
IL
US

While watching the 2005 film Roll Bounce, moviegoers were probably too busy staring at roller-skating stars Nick Cannon and Bow Wow as they busted high-flying, acrobatic moves on the rink. With so much action on screen, audiences may not have had the chance to notice something slightly subtler—that the film was actually shot at Lynwood Roller Rink. Take one step inside the old-school facility, though, and the location scout’s pick seems almost too obvious: the rink's dedication to classic decor, such as bright-red neon lights and multiple disco balls, give it the feel of an untouched time capsule. But don’t let the vintage vibes fool you entirely—the rink also hosts new-school events, including Latin-inspired Zumba sessions on select weekday evenings.

2030 Glenwood Dyer Rd
Lynwood,
IL
US

Northwest Indiana's first marathon launches from Freedom Park on April 27, 2014. Taking place entirely over scenic country roads, the Crossroads Marathon passes by Cedar Lake, Lake Dale, and at least one camouflaged bigfoot. The course is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and is open to everyone—walkers included—as long as they can sustain a 15-minute mile pace.

5940 Wildrose Lane
Schererville,
IN
US

Established: 1999
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Paintball and skateboard retail
Pro Tip: We offer air fills, repairs, and build custom skateboards.
Good for Kids: Yes

651 E US Highway 30
Schererville,
IN
US

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