Activities in East Chattanooga

Boos, Brews, and Booze Pub Crawl for One or Two from Chattanooga Brew Choo (Up to 50% Off)

Chattanooga Brew Choo

The Ice Cream Show

BYOB pedal-powered pub crawl takes guests on a tour of bars and haunted locales

$25 $13

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Half-Day Hang Gliding Experience at Lookout Mountain Flight Park (50% Off)

Lookout Mountain Flight Park

Lookout Mountain

Students independently hang glide above scenic valley under the guidance of a certified instructor

$199 $99

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$15 for a Survive Alive Zombie Paintball Experience at Insane Paintball ($25 Value)

Insane Paintball

Amnicola - East Chattanooga

Take aim and shoot glowing paintballs at live zombies during an interactive paintball hayride

$25 $15

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at UTC McKenzie Arena on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

UTC McKenzie Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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$15 for The Chattanooga NotWedding Wedding Planning Event from The NotWedding ($30 Value)

The NotWedding

Waterhouse Pavilion

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors' talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

$30 $15

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Standup for Two or Four at The Comedy Catch (Up to 59% Off)

The Comedy Catch

The Comedy Catch

Venerable standup venue hosts touring luminaries, including Southern jokester Big Ed Caylor and The Ricky Smiley Show’s Special K

$34 $14

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One-Year Family Plus or Family Deluxe Membership at Chattanooga Zoo (Up to 40% Off)

Chattanooga Zoo

Bushtown - Highland Park

Family memberships grant year-round access to the zoo plus carousel rides and optional Up Close Encounters tour passes

$75 $45

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Month of 30-Minute Private Lessons or 10 Weeks of Group Piano Lessons at Music Instruction Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Music Instruction Studio

Multiple Locations

University-educated instructors equip musicians of all experience levels with pop, jazz, and classical training in various instruments

$120 $38

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Handgun-Carry-Permit Course for One or Two at The Shooter's Depot (Up to 31% Off)

The Shooter's Depot

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

Range with nine climate-controlled lanes; course satisfies the state's learning requirements for the handgun-carry-permit application

$65 $45

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Tandem Skydive with Digital Video for One or Two from Chattanooga Skydiving Company (Up to 52% Off)

Chattanooga Skydiving Company

Jasper

Professionals pair with clients in tandem jump over Sequatchie Valley and capture flights on digital video recording

$298 $149

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Smartphone Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga (65% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

Teams grab their smartphones before exploring the city while finding clues and solving puzzles in order to earn points and finish the race

$40 $14

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Two or Four Admissions or Individual or Family Membership at Bessie Smith Cultural Center (Up to 61% Off)

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

Museum and performance hall named for blues legend Bessie Smith hosts educational exhibits and artistic events

$14 $6

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Two Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple (Up to 55% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Chattanooga

Chattanooga

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$50 $25

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$75 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — Body Martial Arts

Body Martial Arts

Chattanooga

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

$149 $75

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Four Weeks of Adult or Youth Boot Camp with Optional 21-Day Eating Program at Scenic City Boot Camp (Up to 81% Off)

Scenic City Boot Camp

Chattanooga

Boot camp amplifies results with optional food guide; kids' camp is specially suited with appropriate age and fitness-level activities

$299 $59

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Rock Climbing for Two or One- or Six-Month Membership at Tennessee Bouldering Authority (Up to 64% Off)

Tennessee Bouldering Authority

South Chattanooga

Nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of walls challenge visitors to solve bouldering routes; weights and training boards diversify workouts

$30 $12

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$35 for Two Kids’ Classes and a Family Membership at The Little Gym of Chattanooga ($76 Value)

Little Gym of Chattanooga

East Brainerd

Instructors lead kids in gymnastics, sports-skills, martial-arts, and dance classes

$76 $35

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6 or 10 Zumba Classes at JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio (60% Off)

Zumba Fitness With Monica James

JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio

Licensed Zumba instructor leads students of all shapes and sizes to leaner physiques with simple dance steps set to all varieties of music

$25 $10

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from SoFit Performance Personal Training (45% Off)

Sofit Performance

Chattanooga

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

$650 $358

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One-Month Gym Membership, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at EPOC Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

EPOC Fitness

Brainerd Village

Build lean muscle at this intimate gym that hosts Pilates, Zumba, and small-group boot-camp classes

$314 $99

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Full- or Half-Day Guided Outdoor-Rock-Climbing Outing at Lookout Mountain from Rocky Top Guides (Up to 78% Off)

Rocky Top Guides

Lookout Mountain

AMGA-certified instructors equip climbers with rented gear and teach techniques during custom climbing trips across Lookout Mountain

$225 $49

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One-Year Family Membership with Optional Path of Life Brick to the Chattanooga Audubon Society (Up to 51% Off)

Chattanooga Audubon Society

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

Visit a historic wildlife sanctuary and farm that sprawls over 132 acres of forested slopes and lush creek bottoms

$135 $117

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5 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Toes Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

Toes Yoga

Brainerd

Variety of yoga classes for all levels at an inviting studio with exposed-brick walls and brightly colored woven yoga blankets

$60 $29

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One Intro Class and Four or Nine Apparatus Classes at Pilates Chattanooga (Up to 72% Off)

Pilates Chattanooga

Warehouse Row

Apparatus classes use specialized Pilates equipment such as the Wunda chair and the half-trapeze, with no more than five students in a class

$144 $49

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5 or 10 Yoga, Cycling, or Group Fitness Classes or 3 BodyMetrix Assessments at Thrive Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Thrive Studio

Chattanooga

Certified trainers lead classes and perform BodyMetrix ultrasound assessments that chart body fat, body mass index, and basal metabolic rate

$80 $40

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Chattanooga

A two-hour walking tour covers Chattanooga's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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$51 for $110 Worth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes — Kioto Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Chattanooga

Kioto Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy Chattanooga

Chattanooga

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

$110 $51

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Two or Four Adult Admissions to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center (Up to 43% Off)

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Lookout Valley - Lookout Mountain

Visitors explore 317 acres of forests and fields that are home to more than 50 native animal species, including endangered red wolves

$20 $12

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One-Hour Horseback Riding Lesson for One or Two at Hixson Riding Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Hixson Riding Academy

Hixson

Experienced staff lead hour-long lessons in the basics of riding and horsemanship

$40 $19

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$20 for Three Intro Taekwondo Classes and Training Shirt at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts ($40 Value)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts

Hixson

Experienced Grandmaster instructor with 8th-degree black belt in taekwondo leads classes to help build confidence, discipline, and health

$40 $20

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Gun-Range Membership for an Individual or Household at Shooter's Depot of North Georgia (40% Off)

Shooter's Depot of North Georgia

Ringgold

Memberships grant invitations to special events, unlimited shoot-out time, and discounts on ammo and accessories

$165 $99

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Guided Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Private Introductory Lesson at Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club (Up to Half Off)

Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club

Ooltewah

Trainers lead horseback rides across 500 acres of trails & pastures or give private introductory English or Western lessons to novice riders

$80 $48

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One-Year Membership and a Range Visit for One, Two, or Four People at Carter Shooting Supply (Up to 52% Off)

Carter Shooting Supply

Harrison

Members receive discounted admission to the range; indoor, climate-controlled facility with personal lockers

$30 $15

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Tandem Paragliding Flight for One or Two From Flying Camp (Up to 46% Off)

Flying Camp

Dunlap

Gliders soar from the top to the bottom of Sequatchie Valley with an instructor while taking in beautiful views

$189 $108

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$49 for an Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour from Wildwater ($89 Value)

Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour

Ducktown

Three-hour tour lets guests fly through the forest on nine ziplines

$89 $49

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One Session on the Alpine Climbing Tower for One, Two, Four, or Six at Outdoor Adventure Rafting (Up to 58% Off)

Outdoor Adventure Rafting

Benton

Variety of upward routes on 50-foot climbing structure ensure no two climbs are same; features teeter-totter, cargo nets, and swinging areas

$31 $15

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Corn Maze and Haunted House Admission for One or Two at North Georgia Corn Maze (42% Off)

North Georgia Corn Maze

Cleveland

Navigate the twisting trails of a seven-acre corn maze before venturing into a haunted house teeming with giant pythons and mad scientists

$24 $15

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Visit for Two or Four to Museum Center at 5ive Points (Up to 45% Off)

Museum Center at 5ive Points

Cleveland

Learn about the history of the Ocoee region through permanent exhibits, or temporary exhibits about the Civil War or dirt track racing

$10 $6

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$35 for a Zipline Tour for One at Ocoee Zipz ($79 Value)

Ocoee Zipz

Benton

Patrons zip from one tower to the next at speeds up to 45 mph over 40 acres of Ocoee's rustic riverside scenery

$79 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts (50% Off)

Pope's Tiger Rock Martial Arts Academy

Cleveland

Learn tae kwon do with other children and adults and build self-defense skills and your confidence

$159 $80

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$199.99 for an Eight-Hour, Guided Drift-Boat Trout Fishing Trip for Two from Lake and Stream Guide Service ($425 Value)

Lake and Stream Guide Service

Toccoa River

Guides load up gear into a 16-foot boat before taking anglers out on the trout-filled waters of the Toccoa River for a full day of fishing

$425 $199.99

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One-Hour I Tried Scuba Experience for One, Two, Four, or Six at Quick's Diving Services (Up to 50% Off)

Quick's Diving Services

6

After 30 minutes of poolside instruction, plunge into a 90,000-gallon indoor pool for your first taste of scuba with real tanks and masks

$30 $15

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One or Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for 5 or 10 at Retro Bowl (Up to 49% Off)

Retro Bowl

Dalton

Up to 5 or 10 people can enjoy bowling for one or two hours in historic bowling alley

$35 $19

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Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 55% Off)

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

West Whitfield

Guests traipse through historic railroad tunnel built in 1848 and view rotating exhibits inside museum

$20 $11

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Three-Hour Whitewater Rafting Adventure for One or Two from Whitewater Express (Up to 51% Off)

Whitewater Express

Copperhill

Rafts journey down the Ocoee River in Tennessee, encountering class IV rapids and native wildlife

$47.50 $24

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Guided Off-Road Half-Day ATV Rentals for Two or Four from Four Wheelin' Expeditions (Up to 58% Off)

Four Wheelin' Expeditions Inc

Lynnville

Experienced ATV tour guides outfit guests with safety gear and ATVs, who then embark on a tour of Wooly's park

$540 $229

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$15 for a Haunted Tour for Two at Bloodwood Trail ($26 Value). Six Dates Available.

Bloodwood Trail

Armuchee

Brave guests enter a haunted trail armed with laser guns that they use to fend off throngs of the undead

$26 $15

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Wings Over North Georgia at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on Oct. 18 or 19 at 10 a.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Wings Over North Georgia

Richard B Russell Regional Airport

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A 400 mph jet car and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition join fighter jets, parachute teams, music, and fireworks at an air show

$17.45 $10

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One Tandem Skydiving Jump at Atlanta Tandem Skydiving (50% Off)

Skydiving Atlanta

Cedartown

Seasoned jumpers take care of the heavy lifting allowing new sky-divers to focus on leaping from a plane; makes a good holiday gift

$299.99 $149

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Zipline Tour with Optional Z-Hawk Experience and Boat Ride at Daredevil Ziplines (Up to 54% Off)

Daredevil Ziplines

Rome

Zipliners hurl downhill for up to 600 ft. at up to 50 mph on courses built for an action television series

$65 $30

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Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chieftains Museum

Rome

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

$10 $6

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Tandem Skydiving for One or Two from Tennessee Skydiving, LLC (Up to 42% Off)

Tennessee Skydiving, LLC.

Tullahoma

Strapped to professional skydivers, jumpers leap from planes and soar downward toward a landing area spanning more than 700 acres

$249 $149

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Six-Week Boot Camp for One or Two at Matt Eubanks' Training Camp (60% Off)

Matt Eubanks' Training Camp

Rossville

Boot-camp participants utilize cardio and strength training to build stamina and muscle tone

$175 $70

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Fall Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Pettit Creek Farms (Up to 47% Off)

Pettit Creek Farms

Cartersville

Farm well-known for its petting zoo hosts hayride and corn maze; pumpkins are available for sale

$24 $13.99

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Five Gymnastics Classes for Kids at Devilray Cheer Company (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Devilray Cheer Company

Cartersville

Kids 18 months to 12 years old practice coordination, floor work, and skill mastery during tumbling or gymnastics classes organized by age

$50 $25

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Tastings at Paradise Hills Winery and Hightower Creek with Michaelee’s Chocolate Caffe Credit (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Hills Winery

Blairsville

Visitors sip vintages at two wineries an easy driving distance from each other along the Georgia Wine Highway

$30 $15

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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One or Two Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Choi Kwang DO Cartersville (Up to 96% Off)

Choi Kwang DO Cartersville

Cartersville

Black belt instructors build confidence and self-defense skills; karate uniform included

$250 $10

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Horseback Riding Lessons at Dreams Can Come True Farms (Up to 64% Off)

Dreams Can Come True Farms

Euharlee-Taylorsville

Students ride gentle horses during lessons held in indoor and outdoor riding areas

$55 $20

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One or Two Months of Kids' Dance Classes at Spirit of Dance Company (Up to 59% Off)

Spirit of Dance Company

Cartersville

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

$60 $29

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Alpaca-Farm Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Southern Estate Alpacas (Up to 43% Off)

Southern Estate Alpacas

Adairsville

During a two-hour farm tour, learn about alpacas while feeding them and taking photos with them; meet goats as well

$40 $25

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Horseback-Riding Lessons at Sovereign Sporthorses LLC (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Sovereign Sporthorses LLC

Kingston

Nationally recognized trainer Kristina has been showing, boarding, and teaching for 15 years

$35 $15

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Introductory Kayak Lesson with a Two-Hour Rental for One or Two at KYSC Boat House (Up to 48% Off)

KYSC Boat House

Waleska

Lessons designed by the American Canoe Association teach beginners how to pilot a kayak while remaining safe on the water

$86 $49

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One, Two, or Four Haunted House Fast-Pass Entries at Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company (32% Off)

Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company

Jasper

Dare yourself to enter the old Talmadge Brothers home, where grisly deeds from the past still haunt the walls—and anyone who enters

$25 $17

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$13 for Haunted Barn Experience for Two at Cagle's Haunted Barn from October 3 - November 1 ($24 Value)

Cagle's Family Farm

Canton

After stepping into the barn, you're immersed in a haunting tale about scientists and the masked group out to cause havoc on their work

$24 $13

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$170 for Four 60-Minute Golf Lessons, Including One with Video at Woodmont Golf Club ($340 Value)

Woodmont Golf Club

Canton

Golfers improve their games during 60-minute lessons, one of which is on a video that is emailed within 2 business days

$340 $170

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Fall Fun Farm Package for One, Two, or Four in September or October at B.J. Reece Orchards (Up to 56% Off)

B.J. Reece Orchards

East Gilmer

Pick apples, milk a cow, cheer at the pig race, and participate in other family-friendly activities on the farm

$36 $16

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$59 for 10 Classes at CrossFit Bridgemill ($125 Value)

CrossFit Bridgemill

Bridgemill

CrossFit clients work out in a wide-open gym space filled with barbells, gymnastic rings, rowing machines, and other functional equipment

$125 $59

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Tubing for Four or Eight, Valid Monday–Friday from Cartecay River Experience (Up to44% Off)

Cartecay River Experience

Ellijay

Tubers explore the Cartecay River and North Georgia mountains via class II rapids

$44 $26

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10 CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Bodyplex Fitness (Up to 89% Off)

Bodyplex Fitness

Jasper

Using a rotating curriculum of dynamic, functional workouts, CrossFit classes hone bodies using weights and body-weight exercises

$225 $25

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Zipline and Dry-Snow Tubing and Tobogganing for Two or Four at Cherokee Valley Ranch in Jasper (Up to 50% Off)

Cherokee Valley Ranch

Jasper

Cable across one of two legs of the zipline course over horse pastures and treetops down the hillsides at scenic ranch

$60 $29.99

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$120 $19

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$70 for $200 Towards Two Horseback-Riding Lessons — New Beginnings Stable

New Beginnings Stable

Canton

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

$200 $70

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$17.50 for a 3.5-Hour Mountain Bike Rental from Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop ($40 Value)

Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop

Canton

Hardtail and full-suspension Kona , KHS, and KTM mountain bikes, as well as 20-inch kids' models; helmet included

$40 $17.50

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Paintball Package for 2, 4, 6, or 8 from Paintball Promos International. (Up to 81% Off). Multiple Locations.

Paintball Promos International

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment besides paintballs and air

$40 $10

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Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.

785 Canyon Ridge Rd,
Rising Fawn,
GA
US

Puttville Indoor Mini Golf unfurls across 9,500 square-feet of artificial green grass fairways to form challenging, playful 18-hole miniature golf course. The professional and challenging course and tricky obstacles that test putters' skill. The indoor facility also encompasses an arcade with skee-ball and other classic games, making it a dynamic venue for birthday parties and other events.

3801 Ringgold Rd
East Ridge,
TN
US

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, a nature preserve and landscape park, began as a vision in the 1920?s by John and Margaret Chambliss. In the late 1970s, a group of forward thinkers hatched an ambitious plan to bring Chattanooga citizens closer to nature. With the help of the Junior League of Chattanooga, the group raised more than $500,000. In September 1979, The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center was born. Since then, the center has had more than half a million visitors to explore its 317 acres containing a certified level IV arboretum, Civil War and Cherokee history, botanical gardens, and native plants, as well as raising awareness with educational programs for adults at schoolchildren. Their efforts have helped to conserve the approximately 45 native animal species inhabiting the Wildlife Wanderland, These animal species include a bald eagle, sandhill cranes, and endangered red wolves.

State-of-the-art when it was built, the environmentally engineered main building has remained largely unchanged over the past 33 years. Features such as solar-heating systems, southern-facing windows, and 99% natural R-38 insulation continue to model sustainable-building practices to park visitors and squirrels looking to passively heat their nests.

400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga,
TN
US

In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts?a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches?was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.

Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.

1414 Jenkins Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
US

The Chattanooga Zoo opened its doors in 1937 with an exhibit containing two rhesus monkeys. Pretty soon, it had expanded to include bobcats, lions, and gators, until eventually becoming the venerable non-profit institution it is today, supporting conservation efforts for rare and endangered species around the world.

In the zoo's forest area, chimps, wildcats, and tortoises roam their habitats to the sound of churning water beneath two waterfalls. Red pandas scurry around a Himalayan habitat, and spider monkeys spin gossamer webs in the jungle area. Kids can play with goats and sheep at the petting zoo, or take a few revolutions on the carousel. With a refurbished frame from 1927, it spins guests on the backs of hand-carved seats fashioned after endangered animals such as snow leopards and low lying gorillas.

Behind the scenes, the zoo's caretakers work to rehabilitate hundreds of animals each year so that they can return to the wild. They also lead conservation efforts for rare species?including snow leopards, fennec foxes, and cotton-top tamarins?and educate thousands of students annually with interactive events catered to school curricula.

301 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Perched atop an 80-foot bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, Hunter Museum of American Art hosts collections ranging from colonial times to contemporary America. The permanent collection includes historical works by renowned painters such as Thomas Cole, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer as well as contemporary pieces in less traditional mediums such as filmmaking, which artists turned to after paintbrushes went extinct. Educational programs guide visitors through these core works as well as temporary exhibits, which have included Depression-era photographs by Dorothea Lange and the sculptural installation art of Beverly Semmes.

Hunter Museum's buildings are as much a work of art as the paintings they house. An outdoor sculpture plaza and a sleek structure of steel and glass built in 2005 give the compound a contemporary edge. In contrast, the massive fireplaces and hand-carved woodwork inside the original edifice—a classical revival-style mansion built in 1904—recall the days when horses still chauffeured their owners around in Ford Model Ts.

10 Bluff View St
Chattanooga,
TN
US