Things To Do In East Peoria

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine 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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

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

Entry and Spectator Pass to Chicago Spartan Sprint or Super on September 27 or 28 (Up to 65% Off)

Spartan Races

Marseilles

$110 $39

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to muddy landscapes

Training Day Mud Run for One or Two at Dirt Runner (Up to 30% Off)

Dirt Runner

Marseilles

$25 $18

Runners train for larger events by scrabbling through 4 miles of mud pools, tunnels, and ravines, working to beat their time or friends

Weekday Jet Ski or Pontoon Rental from Starved Rock Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Starved Rock Adventures

Ottawa

$180 $79

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24 ft., pet-friendly pontoons with training, safety equipment, gas grill, and private-beach access included; jet skis zip across the water

$150 for $200 Worth 3 months of Martial Arts — Smith Institute of Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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

Two or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Quad Cities Fitness (Up to 92% Off)

Quad Cities Fitness

Bettendorf

$90 $9

Trainers Blake and Caitlyn help clients lose weight and inches with fitness plans that are tailored to each person's unique needs and wants

Full-Day Kayak Rental with a Beginner Land-Based Lesson for One or Two at Kayak Morris (Up to 53% Off)

Kayak Morris

William G. Stratton State Park

$80 $39

On-land lesson covers safety and essential strokes before students pilot craft on 1 of 3 nearby beginner waterways for the rest of the day

Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 54% Off)

Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre

Gibson City

$17.50 $9

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Classic drive-in theater employs high-tech projectors to show new releases on two screens

$30 for Four Beginner's Irish Dancing Classes at Mayer School of Irish Dancing ($60 Value)

Mayer School of Irish Dancing

Davenport

$60 $30

Learn the basic footwork of traditional Irish dance at a school with more than three decades of teaching experience

Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 53% Off)

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Dixon

$20 $10

Visitors explore the fully restored home of Ronald Reagan, where he lived from 1920–1923 before moving to Hollywood and then the White House

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

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

Paintball Outing with Admission, Equipment, and Paintballs for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Fox Paintball

Fox

$94 $49

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Paintball facility on shores of Fox River boasts wooded fields marked by myriad manmade obstacles, along with pro shop & concessions booth

One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes with Four Personal Training Sessions at Beyond Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

$190 $79

Instructors help students build tighter, healthier physiques through personal training and group fitness classes

One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Ashley Woods Equestrian Center (50% Off)

Ashley Woods Equestrian Center

Minooka

$80 $40

Students learn horsemanship skills during classes available at both a heated indoor arena and a lighted outdoor arena

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Metabolic Fitness Management (Up to 59% Off)

Metabolic Fitness Management

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

One or Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at Channahon Lanes and Riverfront Lanes (Up to 55% Off)

Channahon Lanes

Multiple Locations

$38 $19

Rock-It-Bowl Saturday nights get crowds going with music and flashing lights; bumpers for kids, video games, and a bar for adults

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp (Up to 79% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Yorkville

$74.99 $16

Work out as a team during functional and intense boot camp classes

Half-Day of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Wahkonsa Country Club (Up to 49% Off)

Wahkonsa Country Club

Durant

$37 $19

Golf course has been challenging players since 1967 with great length at almost 7,000 yards from the tips, ponds in play, and large trees

$31 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two at Cedar Valley Golf Course (Up to $62 Value)

Cedar Valley Golf Course

Center

$62 $31

18-hole course winds through 6,497 yds. of Iowa farmland with water features on 13 of the holes

$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Essence of Life ($75 Value)

Essence of Life

Shorewood

$75 $35

Regular and hot yoga classes encourage students of all abilities to develop strength, flexibility, and overall well-being

$20 for 2 Rounds of Mini Golf and 1 Hour of Unlimited Arcade Games for 2 at Fore! Family Fun ($40 Value)

Fore! Family Fun

Oswego

$40 $20

18-hole mini-golf course decorated with leopards and sunken ships; 4,000-square-foot arcade with video and redemption games

One Month of Tae Kwon Do Training with Uniform for One or Two at World Champion Taekwondo (75% Off)

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town (Up to 51% Off)

Bounce Town

Oswego

$45 $22

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Flash Martial Arts Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Flash Martial Arts Academy

Oswego

$119 $39

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

Burgers, Beers, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Scoreboards Pub & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Scoreboards Pub & Grill

Oswego

$37.97 $18

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Friends gather to watch games and pound pub food, choosing from an ever-evolving beer menu to complement their bites

2014 Fall Fun Shoot for One or Two on September 21 or 28 at Safe Side Tactical (Up to 52% Off)

Safe Side Tactical

Aurora Sportsmens Club

$120 $60

2014 Fall Fun Shoot allows participants to stop at a handgun, rifle, and shotgun station

Bowling with Shoe Rental for 2, 5, or 10 from Chicagoland Bowling (Up to 57% Off)

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

Museum Tour for Two Adults or Four Adults or Kids at Ellwood House Museum (50% Off)

Ellwood House Museum

DeKalb

$16 $8

Tours of the estate of Isaac Ellwood, one of the wealthiest men in Illinois in the late 1800s, feature a barbed-wire exhibit and a playhouse

Hookah for Two or Four at Aromas Hookah Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Aromas Hookah Bar

DeKalb

$20 $10

More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Women’s Kickboxing-and-Conditioning Classes at United Elite MMA (Up to 53% Off)

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

$55 $27

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Klein Creek Golf Club

Winfield

$158 $69

The 18-hole, par 72 course golf course designed by architect Dick Nugent features prairie land, man-made lakes, a golf shop, and restaurant

Four or Eight Sessions of Pilates Reformer Boot Camp or Eight Sessions of Pilates at RebL Fit (Up to 58% Off)

RebL Fit

Wheatland

$72 $35

Students challenge themselves with reformer Pilates bootcamp, or build impeccable posture and physique with chair and flexibility classes

3 Personal-Training Sessions with Dietary Consultation or 5 Yoga Sessions at David's Personal Training (83% Off)

David's Personal Training

Wheatland

$180 $30

Personal trainer develops exercise programs and dietary plans for clients, or teaches yoga, to help them achieve their fitness goals

One- or Three-Month Gym Membership with Personal Training Sessions at MPG Fitness LLC (Up to 79% Off)

MPG Fitness LLC

Plainfield

$185 $39

Personal trainers lead new members through workouts to prepare them for solo sessions inside a fully equipped gym

Five, Ten, Twenty, or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

Martial arts classes burn calories and teach self-defense skills while boosting confidence and self-esteem

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$166.50 $39

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

Yakov Smirnoff at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Yakov Smirnoff

Rialto Square Theatre

$47.25 $28

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Soviet-born comedy icon who found fame comparing the US with the USSR is still yukking it up with society-deconstructing wordplay

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 51% Off). 14 Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

Autobahn Country Club

$99 $49

Customers experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, BMW, or McLaren themselves around a track

Choose an Exotic Supercar to Ride-Along or Drive on a Professional Racetrack (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

Low-Impact Open-Play Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 74% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

$95 $25

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Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new Low Impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

$180 $49

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

$12 $6

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

3-, 8-, or 11-Lap Stock-Car Race Experience from Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Chicagoland Speedway

$195 $99

Passengers ride in Sprint Cup stock cars for three laps, take the wheel for eight laps, or do both at the Texas Motor Speedway

Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four from Haunted Trails Amusement Park (53% Off)

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

Roller Skating, Laser Tag, and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Eight at Family Fun Zone (Up to 71% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

$36 $15

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Visitors conquer arcade games, storm the laser-tag arena, and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater (Up to 50% Off)

The Comedy Shrine Theater

The Comedy Shrine Theater

$20 $10

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Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a Whose Line Is It Anyway? tribute

Jennifer Nettles at RiverEdge Park on Friday, August 29, at 7 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

RiverEdge Park

RiverEdge Park

$46 $20

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The lead singer of Sugarland tours behind new solo work with iconic folk duo the Indigo Girls and Nashville singer-songwriter Brandy Clark

VIP iCombat Experience for One or Two at iCombat Aurora (Up to 46% Off)

iCombat Aurora

Aurora

$45 $25

With replica weapons that flash and recoil, teams square off against each other

Four- or Eight-Hour Firearm-Safety Class at Firearm Training Pros (Up to 53% Off)

Firearm Training Pros

Aurora

$75 $35

Classes cover the parts of a gun, situational awareness, and how to safely handle, inspect, load, and holster various types of handguns

Ten or Twenty Kettlebell Classes at Synergy Kettlebell Training (Up to 86% Off)

Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

$121 for $270 Worth of Services at Forever Fitness

Forever Fitness

Aurora

$270 $121

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

10 Yoga Classes from Aranya Yoga (72% Off)

Aranya Yoga

Aurora

$100 $28

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

Roller-Skating Outing with Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Aurora Roller Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Aurora Roller Skate Center

Aurora

$24 $12

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Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

Five Group Ballroom-Dance Classes or Two Private Lessons at My Dance Hub (Up to 71% Off)

My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

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

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

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

$160 for a Birthday Party Package for Up to 20 Kids at Kidz Funland ($320 Value)

Kidz Funland

Aurora

$320 $160

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

Pottery-Painting Party or $11 for $20 Worth of Painting and Other Activities at The Painted Penguin

The Painted Penguin

Aurora

$20 $11

Selection of more than 3,000 pottery pieces that you can paint and take home the same day

$80 for Eight Weeks of Swimming Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School ($160 Value)

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

Sessions accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, covering skills from paddling and floating through competitive breaststroke

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On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.

Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci prot?g?s study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.

602 W Glen Ave
Peoria,
IL
US

While bowlers have become accustomed to playing under fluorescent lighting and perching on vinyl seats, Jillian's updates the experience with a nightclub atmosphere and modern decor. Each lane in the black-light bowling lounge holds up to eight people in a luminous glow that?s harmless to the eyes of baby bats. Between bowling frames, three Brunswick Black Stallion billiard tables engage those with the urge for further friendly competition. Alternately, patrons can turn to the game room where they can get their adrenaline racing. Players sate between-set hunger pangs with the dining room's menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas.

5201 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria,
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.

5832 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria,
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

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

1040 4th St.
Peru,
IL
US

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
US