Things To Do In Elgin

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Southwest Elgin

From the merchant: Get your creative juices flowing with step by step instruction from a local artist.

$40 $23

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One Month of Classes or 10 Classes at Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts training Academy

Southwest Elgin

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

$150 $29

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Cooking Demo Dinner for One or Two at TNT Smokehouse and Provisions (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

Elgin

Chefs provide hands-on cooking demonstrations, educating guests on wine pairings or how to break down a whole chicken

$90 $45

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120 Minutes of Indoor Reball for One with Gear at Intra Sports Complex (47% Off)

Intra Sports Complex

Elgin

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$36 $19

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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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Three-Hour Elgin Cemetery Ghost Hunt for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (57% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.

Elgin

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

$90 $40

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One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes with Enrollment Fee at Pro Boxing Fitness (73% Off)

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin

Boxing students learn punching and sparring techniques, proper stance, and basic self-defense skills in high-intensity classes

$99 $29

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12 Boot Camp Classes from The Athlete Farm (65% Off)

The Athlete Farm

Elgin

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$150 $53

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood tickle ribs in an evening of improvised comedy. Starting with suggestions form the audience, Mochrie and Sherwood fashion witty sketches that free guffaws from bellies and remind sad clowns what they've given up for their craft. Interactivity spices up the evening, with the comedic pair calling audience members to the stage to assist in chuckle-making scenes. The Hemmens Cultural Center ensconces guests in main-floor seats guaranteed to be within 100 feet of the stage, affording straight sightlines to onstage action and comfortable distance from the occasional gargoyle infestations of the balcony.

45 Symphony Way
Elgin,
IL
US

Within the private Studio Maliha, a dance space with floating oak-laminate floors, full-length mirrors, and track lighting, Serafina Belly Dances welcomes dancers of all ages, sizes, and abilities. In private and group classes—with a capacity of 12—students learn the fundamentals of proper posture, technique, and vocabulary of belly dancing. Students not only glean a full-body workout from the physically challenging moves of belly dance, but can also garner empowerment and a healthy self-image from the sensuous art form. Serafina Belly Dances celebrates self-appreciation and encourages positive body image in women of all sizes.

842 Morgan St
Elgin,
IL
US

Home to a frog-tongue slide and bordered by a pair of serpentine water slides, Lords Park Aquatic Center’s 14,142-square-foot recreation pool mixes water with whimsy to the delight of guests of all ages. In addition to the child-friendly fare, the Elgin Parks and Recreation facility invites older splashers to use the cordoned-off lap-swimming area, where they can practice their freestyle strokes and flip turns. Outside the zero-depth pool borders lie a sand volleyball court, a concession area, and plenty of chairs for poolside relaxation.

100 Symphony Way
Elgin,
IL
US

Sapphire Hills Stable shares its 22-acre expanse with indoor and outdoor arenas, as well as a vast network of trails for casual riding. Lifelong equestrian Cheryl Bethel with a specialization in Western Saddle riding—instructs riders of all skill levels with lessons in Hunter/Jumper and Dressage. Spectators can watch from the indoor arena’s heated viewing room—perfect for protection against the cold winter winds and cold shoulders from horses that won’t return high-fives.

9N670 Kendall Road
Elgin,
IL
US

Evil Intentions Haunted House evokes the details of its site’s checkered past to conjure the stuff of nightmares. The area the haunted house now occupies has been plagued with creepy occurrences for more than a century. Since the 1890s the expanse has been used as the premises of a coffin company, a stomping ground for escapees from a nearby mental institution, and a gathering place for the occult’s summer softball league.

Starting in 2005, the Evil Intentions Haunted House team slowly transformed this troubled spot into a haunted house that comes alive with shrieks once night falls. Visitors can leave their cars in the free parking lot and gather in the indoor waiting area before exploring more than 20,000 square feet of tortuous halls filled with dark decor and costumed frights. Demonic clowns, faceless butchers, and cleaver-wielding lunatics creep around corners and leap out of hidden alcoves, scaring both passing patrons and the actual ghosts who occupy the building.

900 South Grace Street
Lombard,
IL
US

Visitors to the Elgin Public House step into a cozy interior reinforced by exposed-brick walls. A culinary crew revives weary locals with a menu of hearty pub eats and a beer selection of 87 varieties imported from across Europe and the United States. Chefs use certified-Angus beef for burgers, stuff pork chops full of bleu cheese cornbread and mango chutney, and hand-cut steaks in-house after aging them a minimum of two weeks to ensure optimal flavor and prevent them from prank-calling patrons. A calendar of weekly events keeps things lively with regular offerings such as Wednesday-night trivia, Friday-night fish fries, and daily specials. One Tuesday each month, limited-seating dinner-pairing events offer six-course meals, with each course accompanied by an alcoholic beverage, such as red wine or tequila.

219 E Chicago St.
Elgin,
IL
US