Things To Do In East Peoria

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 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 56% Off Jet Ski or Pontoon Boat Rental

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

Up to 65% Off Chicago Spartan Sprint or Spartan Super

Spartan Races

Marseilles

$110 $39

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

Up to 30% Off a Training Day Mud Run at Dirt Runner

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

25% Off 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

Quad City Rockfest – Up to 61% Off Festival

Quad City Rockfest

I WIRELESS CENTER

$35.65 $14

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Festival features headlining performances from Night Ranger, FireHouse, and hard rock supergroup Cheap Thrill

Up to 53% Off Kayak Rentals and Lesson from Kayak Morris

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

50% Irish Dancing Classes

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

53% Off at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

51% Off Gun-Range Outing with Training

Contego Defense Group

Minooka

$200 $99

Students have the opportunity to handle submachine guns, sniper rifles, pistols, and shotguns at different stations

Up to 67% Off Group Fitness Classes and Personal Training

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

$190 $79

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

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four

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

Up to 59% Off Fitness Classes

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

Up to 56% Off Whitewater Tubing and Kayaking

Geneva Kayak Center

Yorkville

$60 $29

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Tubers bob over whitewater on the Fox River; kayaking courses teach paddlers how to handle the rapids

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp Classes at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Yorkville

$74.99 $20

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

Up to 49% Off Golf at Wahkonsa Country Club

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

Up to 50% Off Round of Golf with Cart for Two

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

Up to 51% Off 5k Color Run

Flickinger Learning Center Dye For Education

Muscatine High School

$40 $20

5k run or one-mile walk coat participants in bright, coloful cornstarch in order to raise money for an after-school program

53% Off Yoga Classes at Essence of Life

Essence of Life

Shorewood

$75 $35

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

75% Off at World Champion Taekwondo

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

Up to 51% Off Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town

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

Up to 71% Off Martial Arts Classes

Flash Martial Arts Academy

Oswego

$119 $39

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

Up to 54% Off Burgers and Beers at Scoreboards Pub & Grill

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

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

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

50% Off Tour at Ellwood House Museum

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

Up to 50% Off at Aromas Hookah Bar

Aromas Hookah Bar

DeKalb

$20 $10

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

Up to 53% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

$55 $27

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

Up to 58% Off Pilates at RebL Fit

RebL Fit

Wheatland

$72 $35

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

75% Off at David's Personal Training

David's Personal Training

Wheatland

$180 $45

Personal trainer develops individualized exercise programs and dietary suggestions for clients to help them achieve their fitness goals

Up to 79% Off Gym Membership

MPG Fitness LLC

Plainfield

$185 $39

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

Up to 60% Off Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

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

51% Off Pro Wrestling Event

Wrestlefest 5

Joliet Park District

$47.22 $23

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WrestleFest 5 barrels into Joliet with a fight card featuring Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle, Booker T., and other wrestling icons

Up to 49% Off Scott Stapp Rock Concert

Mojoes

Mojoes

$29.50 $15

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Powerhouse vocalist from the late '90s and beyond unleashes his primal voice in a set of new solo hits and Creed classics

Up to 60% Off Super-Speedway Racing Experiences

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

Up to 74% Off Paintball Packages

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

Up to 78% Off Boxing Training Sessions

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

$180 $49

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

Up to 51% Off at Joliet Area Historical Museum

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

54% Off Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

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

53% Off Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four

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

Up to 51% Off Exotic-Car Driving Adventure

Adventure Supercars

Autobahn Country Club

$99 $49

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

Chicagoland Speedway—45% Off Races and Concert

2014 July NASCAR Nationwide Series and ARCA Racing with Collective Soul & Switchfoot Concert

Chicagoland Speedway

$55 $30

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Friday concert features Switchfoot and Collective Soul; Saturday racing starts at 1:30 p.m. and finishes with the featured race at 7:30 p.m.

50% Off Waterpark Visit in Joliet

Splash Station Waterpark

Joliet

$13 $6.50

In railroad-themed waterpark, patrons shuttle down five twisting slides, a lazy river, and zero-depth pool

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

$239 $99

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

Up to 71% Off at Family Fun Zone

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

Fox Valley Irish Festival – Up to 50% Off

Fox Valley Irish Festival

RiverEdge Park

$40 $20

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Irish cultural festival features family-friendly events, live music, and Jameson tastings and Irish beer for adults

MattyB – Up to 40% Off Rap Concert

MattyB

The Paramount Theatre

$23.52 $14

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

44% Off a Live-Action Zombie Experience

Zombie Outbreak

Aurora

$45 $25

Zombie Outbreak provides replica weapons that recoil like the real thing to hunt down zombies with high-tech targets that record each shot

$10 for Live Comedy at The Comedy Shrine Theater

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

Up to 53% Off Firearm-Safety Class

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

Up to 86% Off at Synergy Kettlebell Training

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

55% Off Services

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.

72% Off Yoga Classes

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

Up to 51% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Knightsbridge PME

Aurora

$40 $20

English- and Spanish-language classes teach students of all experience levels how to decorate desserts

44% Off Martial Arts

Midwest School Of Isshinryu Karate

Aurora

$90 $50

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

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

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

Up to 51% Off Roller-Skating Outing in Aurora

Aurora Roller Skate Center

Aurora

$24 $12

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

Up to 71% Off Classes at My Dance Hub

My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

50% Off Birthday Party for up to 20 Kids at Kidz Funland

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

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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 protégés 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
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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

The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country’s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music’s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend’s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket “comeback” Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit “Vegas” Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.

201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
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