Things To Do In Effingham

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

Up to 54% Off at Silver Spur Splat Paintball

Silver Spur Splat Paintball

Princeton

$120 $55

Paintball facility with forest, speedball field, and open terrain; referees on hand to ensure fair play

Up to 60% Off Laser Tag

CJ's Xtreme Adventures

Olney

$36 $15

HD TVs broadcast live scoring during 15-minute rounds of laser tag that include team and solo playing options

Up to 50% Off ATV Tours

Wilstem Ranch

Paoli

$118 $59

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

Up to 50% Off Video-Gaming Passes or Party

Ebash Video Game Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

Gold's Gym – Up to 69% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

Multiple Locations

$159 $49

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

85% Off Kickboxing Classes

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

$65 $10

Kickboxing classes welcome students of all levels to shape up quickly with series of kicks, punches, and drill work.

Up to 69% Off at Riverbend CrossFit

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

$120 $39

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

80% Off at Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Edwardsville

$147 $29

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

85% Off June Fitness-Challenge Gym Workouts

Bring the Heat

Multiple Locations

$340 $50

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

Up to 87% Off at Black Label CrossFit

Black Label CrossFit

Mount Washington

$180 $25

Basecamp sessions mix boot-camp methodologies with CrossFit techniques and incorporate nutrition coaching for maximum results

Up to 78% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

HOT YOGA EDWARDSVILLE

Glen Carbon

$160 $39

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

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

Elite FT

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

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

Up to 51% Off Lessons at The Falls Golf Club

The Falls Golf Club

O'Fallon

$90 $45

PGA professional works on developing reliable swings during private lessons and junior clinics

Up to 53% Off Tennis Lessons

St Clair Tennis

O Fallon

$100 $49

Tennis professionals help students fine-tune their skills on the court in 5- or 10-week clinics or private lessons

Up to 45% Off at Splash City Waterpark

Splash City Waterpark

Collinsville

$58 $32

Kids and adults zip down water slides, surf on the FlowRider, or float down a lazy river during visits to fun-packed waterpark

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

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Wristbands grant unlimited access to fun park rides, including bumper cars, go-karts, and mini golf for two hours

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

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

64% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

$335 $119

Instructors instill strength, agility, and balance, as well as confidence and discipline, during martial-arts and fitness classes

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$26.90 $13

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

Up to 55% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Arrow Rose Training

Danville

$35 $19

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

Up to 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 55% Off Bowling with Soda and Popcorn

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowl

Multiple Locations

$64.95 $29

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes for a pair of games complemented by popcorn and soda

62% Off Jewelry-Making Class

The Bead Place

Fairview Heights

$65 $25

Students create five pairs of earrings after learning how from experts during two-hour classes

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

SwaggHER Fitness

Belleville

$160 $60

Experienced instructors lead popular, high-intensity Insanity classes or help clients achieve goals through a resistance-training program

Up to 50% Off at Fun Spot Skating Center

Fun Spot Skating Center

Belleville

$34 $17

Computerized lights flash above a classic, solid maple roller-skating rink as speakers play popular music

Up to 51% Off at Xtreme Paintball Park

Xtreme Paintball Park St Louis

Millstadt

$30 $15

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Woods, grassy fields, and castles host fast-paced Capture the Flag and Elimination scenarios

Up to 52% Off Race Night at I-57 Drag Strip

I-57 Drag Strip

I-57 Drag Strip

$30 $15

Racing fans select from a full slate of spring, summer, and fall races at a 1/8-mile drag strip with concession stands

Up to Half Off Miniature Golf

Midget Links Golf

Business 41

$24 $12

19-hole miniature golf course coiled around 1,500-gallon aquarium challenges players with ramps, humps, a windmill, and a drawbridge

Up to 52% Off at Backstage Bar & Grill

Backstage Bar & Grill

Evansville

$25 $12

Customers enjoy an upscale take on run-of-the-mill bar food at a live-music venue that features local acts

Up to 54% Off Skating at Swonder Ice Arena

Swonder Ice Arena (G1)

Evansville

$18 $10

Adults and children skate on an NHL-size rink seven days a week

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Ussery's Martial Arts

Evansville

$85 $43

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

50% Off Basketball and Arcade Games

Two Bit Bandit Family Fun Center

Evansville

$40 $20

Square off in a heated game of indoor basketball, then head to the arcade to play pinball and video games

52% Off Beginners Tennis Lessons

Evansville Tennis Center

Evansville

$165 $80

Staff of experienced instructors teach tennis basics to beginner students during 90-minute classes on climate-controlled courts

Up to 61% Off Driving Range Balls

Walther's Golf & Fun

Evansville

$48 $25

Driving Range buckets give club wielders ample opportunity to improve their accuracy and consistency

50% Off Open Jump Passes at Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Evansville

$30 $15

Kids bounce throughout this inflatable indoor playground that features slides, obstacle courses, and multiple bounce houses

Up to 55% Off Hot Yoga

Yoga 101

Evansville

$130 $59

Trained hot yoga instructors emphasize breathing and alignment as they lead students of all abilities through more than 25 weekly classes

Up to 54% Off Introduction to Scuba Class

Aquatech Scuba Center

Evansville

$45 $22

During two-hour classes, students spend time in an interactive classroom and practice during an introductory scuba time session

Up to 53% Off Bowling Package at Franklin Bowling Lanes

Franklin Bowling Lanes

Evansville

$36.93 $20

Bowlers send balls down smooth Brunswick lanes as they sip sodas and eat slices of pizza

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Lewis Martial Arts

Newburgh

$89 $49

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 Horseback Riding Lessons

Ennis Horsemanship Center

Chandler

$110 $55

Private horseback riding lessons at facility owned by a caring, husband-and-wife duo; indoor lessons available

Up to 50% Off Yoga Classes at Livewell

Livewell

Newburgh

$29 $15

Chi machine classes use infrared heating pad to help bodies recover post-workout; adult & youth yoga classes improve balance & flexibility

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

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

Xtreme Xperience

Putnam Park Raceway

$239 $99

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

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

Select Local Merchants

• For $35, you get one round of golf for two on the championship course with cart rental Monday-Friday (up to a $74 value). • For $45, you get one round of golf for two on the championship course with cart rental Saturday and Sunday (up to a $94 value).

3300 Governors Dr
Carlyle,
IL
US

In the family-style dining room at LuBar & Bistro, chatter from an underground bar, full-service bar drifts up the stairs, hinting at hidden revelry. A stone-fired oven for pizzas spills warmth out across the open space, skilled hands craft Italian ice cream, and spoons click against pots of housemade barbecue sauce, dressings, and marinara. Servers cruise by, transporting sandwiches and gluten-free options down to the underground lounge, where neon darts in ghosts of blue and pink off of a forest of bottles and a gleaming marbled bar. Bartenders mix drinks, ice clicking to punctuate tunes on the jukebox and occasional live music. As patrons lower glasses full of suds from Sam Adams, Hoegaarden, and Smithwick’s, big-screen TVs show sporting events and a soon-to-arrive cadre of video games—including Golden Tee—promise digital thrills. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, a breakfast buffet beckons to early risers from 8 a.m. to noon.

911 Fairfax St
Carlyle,
IL
US

Unlike most flight-training schools that teach students how to fly planes, Easy Flight instructs clients on how to command open-air powered parachutes. These wheeled aircraft are equipped with a small motor and a multihued parachute that whisk flyers along on leisurely jaunts. Once in the air, pilots soar along closer to the ground than they would in an airplane, which gives them a more detailed view of the scenery below and the ability to distinguish a fresh buzz cut on a passing bird.

PO Box 38
Greenville,
Illinois
US

Curves is a facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30 minute workout and weight management program.

230 College Ave
Mount Vernon,
IN
US

An 8,000 square-foot skating rink, a full arcade, multiple bounce houses, and a brand-new laser tag arena--CJ's Xtreme Adventures boasts an entertainment venue for just about every member of the family. The owners invite kids and parents to come indulge in playtime amid their range of family-friendly activities. They host showdowns in the black light-lit laser tag arena, hand out prizes to arcade champions, and rent out both roller skates and blades to folks looking to take a spin around the rink. A full range of concessions including snacks and drinks fuels all of the fun.

Business Basics

Established: 2013
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Most popular offering: $13.00 unlimited laser-tag
Pro Tip: One stop trip to having a great time.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

1127 W. Main St.
Ohey,
IL
US

The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

729 North 7th Street
Terre Haute,
IN
US