Things To Do In Effingham

$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

Paintball with Gear and 100 Paintballs Each for Eight, Four, or Two at Silver Spur Splat Paintball (Up to 54% Off)

Silver Spur Splat Paintball

Princeton

$120 $55

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

Three 15-Minute Laser Tag Games for Two or Four at CJ's Xtreme Adventures (Up to 60% Off)

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

Side-by-Side ATV Tour for Two or Four at Wilstem Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

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

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

Two Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes for One or Two at Body Fit Kickboxing (85% Off)

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.

Two-Week CrossFit Prep Course or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Riverbend CrossFit (Up to 76% Off)

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

$120 $31

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

21-Day Sexy Slim Down Weight-Loss Boot Camp at Fast Fitness Boot Camp (80% Off)

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Edwardsville

$147 $29

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

10, 20, or 30 Basecamp Sessions at Black Label CrossFit (Up to 87% Off)

Black Label CrossFit

Mount Washington

$180 $25

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

5- or 10-Week Tennis Clinic or Three Private 60-Minute Lessons at St Clair Tennis (Up to 53% Off)

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

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp (79% Off)

Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp

O'Fallon

$197 $41

Morning boot-camp workouts held indoors in a newly remodeled dance studio

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J5 CrossFit (Up to 85% Off)

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $23

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

$119 for Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform ($335 Value)

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

Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$20 $10

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

One, Three, or Five Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Arrow Rose Training (Up to 55% Off)

Arrow Rose Training

Danville

$35 $19

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

Movie Night with Popcorn for Two or Four at Skyview Drive-In in Belleville (Up to 40% Off)

Skyview Drive-In Theater

Belleville

$25 $15

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Drive-in theater screens double features of recent Hollywood releases and broadcasts soundtracks on FM radio

16 Live Insanity Boot-Camp Classes or Month of Smart Group Training Boot Camp at SwaggHer Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

SwaggHER Fitness

Belleville

$160 $60

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

Skate Package, Party, or Throwback Thursday at Fun Spot Skating Center (Up to 55% Off). 5 Options Available.

Fun Spot Skating and Party Center

Belleville

$34 $17

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

Race Night for Two, Three, or Four to Any Event at the I-57 Drag Strip in the 2014 Season (Up to 52% Off)

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

Judas Priest at Ford Center on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Judas Priest

Ford Center

$69.40 $42

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Rob Halford leads his legendary metal outfit through an adrenalized set of new and classic hits; rock jokers Steel Panther open

Upscale Bar Food at Backstage Bar & Grill (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

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

Ice Skating for Two, Four, or Six at Swonder Ice Arena (Up to 54% Off)

Swonder Ice Arena (G1)

Evansville

$18 $10

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

$43 for $85 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Ussery's Martial Arts

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

$20 for Basketball Court Rental and 24 Arcade Tokens at Two Bit Bandit Family Fun Center ($40 Value)

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

8 or 16 Beginners Group Tennis Lessons at Evansville Tennis Center (Up to 52% Off)

Evansville Tennis Center

Evansville

$165 $80

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

6, 13, or 56 Large Buckets of Driving Range Balls at Walther's Golf & Fun (Up to 61% Off)

Walther's Golf & Fun

Evansville

$48 $25

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

5 or 10 Open Jump Passes at Pump It Up (50% Value)

Pump It Up

Evansville

$30 $15

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

$59 for a 10-Class Hot-Yoga Pass at Yoga 101 ($130 Value)

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

Introduction to Scuba Class for One, Two, or Four at Aquatech Scuba Center (Up to 54% Off)

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

Bowling Package for Two or Four with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Drinks at Franklin Bowling Lanes (Up to 53% Off)

Franklin Bowling Lanes

Evansville

$36.93 $20

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

$49 for $89 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Lewis Martial Arts

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

Two, Four, or Six Private One-Hour Horseback Riding Lessons at Ennis Horsemanship Center (Up to 56% Off)

Ennis Horsemanship Center

Chandler

$110 $55

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

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

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

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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

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

The "Amara" in Amara Yoga & Arts is a shortened version of "Amaranth," which alludes to a mythological flower that never dies. Studio co-owners Theresa Brandabur and Kathryn Fitzgerald believe that yoga brings people a step closer to that immortal flower, healing their bodies and restoring peace to their minds.

Their students tend to agree. Natural light filters in through the tall windows of the Urbana studio, illuminating these students as they work through challenging Vinyasa poses and gentler Hatha movements. Amara Yoga & Arts also offers a revolving calendar of yoga classes, including restorative, gentle, Hot and Power Flow, as well as Ashtanga.

300 S Broadway Ave
Urbana,
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