Activities in Fort Dodge

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

$56 $32

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18 Holes with Cart and Basket of Range Balls for Two or Four at Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Facility that hosts the Iowa Masters tournament offers challenging yet accessible course

$93.50 $47

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Snus Hill Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Snus Hill Winery

Madrid

Award-winning red, whites, rosés, and dessert wines from American and French–style grapes

$26 $15

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$75 for a Foundations Class and One Month of Unlimited Classes at Max Oxygen Crossfit ($150 Value)

Max Oxygen Crossfit

Ames

Classes focus on functional movements to build strength, speed, and agility via barbells, an indoor turf field, and rowing machines

$150 $75

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Lake Creek Country Club (Up to 54% Off)

Lake Creek Country Club

Storm Lake

6,813-yard course promises challenging holes and scenic foliage

$120 $59

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$29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

$248 $29

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$30 for $50 Worth of Gymnastics — Koach All Stars Cheer Teams and Tumbling

Koach All Stars Cheer Teams And Tumbling

Ankeny

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

$50 $30

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$29 for Three-Week Boot Camp with Meal Plan at Elite Edge Gym ($443 Value)

Elite Edge Gym

Multiple Locations

Program blends kickboxing, strength training, and meal planning

$443 $29

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Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Saylorville Reservoir

Instructors teach students riding and horsemanship techniques, or take pairs on a trail ride through the countryside

$35 $19

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Fit to the Core (Up to 53% Off)

Fit to the Core

Johnston

Fitness classes utilize weights, cardio drills, TRX, kettlebells, and other tools to give you a total-body workout.

$90 $45

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Studio B (Up to 58% Off)

Studio B

Grimes

Yoga classes designed for all levels of yogis improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and build lean muscle

$110 $55

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Conceal-and-Carry Course for One or Two or an Online Course at Active Defense Awareness Training (Up to 73% Off)

Active Defense Awareness Training-ADAT

Freedom Center Camp Dodge

NRA-certified teachers, many of whom have military and law-enforcement backgrounds; concealed-carry courses supplement permit applications

$150 $52

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Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Dale Valley Vineyard

Stuart

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

$32 $16

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at John Wayne Birthplace (50% Off)

John Wayne Birthplace

Winterset

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

$14 $7

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Three Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Break Through Performance Center (50% Off)

Break Through Performance Center

Urbandale

No hype, no empty promises, or magic pill. Movement and diet assessment. Real one-on-one training, personalized for you.

$500 $250

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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart at Spencer Municipal Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Spencer

Relatively few trees characterize open layout with 34 bunkers and intersecting waterways on multiple holes

$41 $20

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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Emerald Hills Golf Club

Arnolds Park

Hilly terrain and multiple doglegs can lead to hazardous lies on 18-hole course that measures 6,632 yd. from back tees

$61 $29

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Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone (Up to 69% Off)

Des Moines Funny Bone

West Des Moines

Upcoming acts include comics seen on Conan and Last Comic Standing

$40 $15

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$20 for 18 Holes on the Blue and White Course, Plus Cart at Willow Creek Golf Course ($38 Value)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses, which can both be played to reach a total of 18 holes

$38 $20

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Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Glowgolf

Des Moines

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$18 $10

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Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 87% Off)

J. Johnson Photo

West Des Moines

Photo seminars teach how to use the different settings on your camera, or learn to process, retouch, and store digital images

$247 $49

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Drake Bulldogs Men's or Women's Basketball Game at Knapp Center on January 17 or 31 or February 1 (Up to 40% Off)

Drake University Bulldogs

Knapp Center

Live_logo

Men’s hoops clashes with conference opponents during two home games; the women’s team follows two freshman standouts in a Sunday showdown

$10 $6

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"Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure" Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt–Up to 37% Off

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure

Wells Fargo Arena

Live_logo

Sophia the First joins Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Cinderella, and Peter Pan for a singing, dancing, stage spectacular

$31.50 $20

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Visit for Two or Four Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Blank Park Zoo (Up to 39% Off)

Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines

More than 1,000 exotic animals ranging from Siberian tigers to cockroaches

$22 $14

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Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Brenton Skating Plaza (Up to 53% Off)

Brenton Skating Plaza

East Village

Skaters glide across the ice amid panoramic downtown views

$20.50 $11

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$12 for a Des Moines Home + Garden Show Visit for Two ($24 Value)

Des Moines Home + Garden Show

Iowa Events Center

Exhibitors, celebrity speakers, and local artisans help homeowners find inspiration for home improvements during a four-day show

$24 $12

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Wells Fargo Arena

Live_logo

Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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Open Skating with Ice-Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at The Ice Ridge (Up to 51% Off)

The Ice Ridge

Southridge Mall

Skaters strap on rental blades before cruising atop the sleek synthetic-ice surface at this year-round, indoor rink

$17 $9

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

CrossFit classes use functional body weight exercises combined with tools such as kettlebells for a high-intensity, varied workout

$130 $39

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$60 for $100 Worth of Gymnastics — Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Des Moines

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

$100 $60

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Two Hours of Bowling and Pitchers of Beer or Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Bowlerama Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Bowlerama Lanes

Des Moines

Recently revamped bowling center features new lanes, automatic scoring system, full-service pro shop, and concessions with snacks and beer

$24 $16

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery (Up to 45% Off)

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Tama

Tasting packages include one glass of wine and a souvenir glass for each taster, and a take-home bottle of wine per pair

$31 $18

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Murder Mystery for Two or Four, or Dinner and Overnight Stay at Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa (Up to 49% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Multiple Locations

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$170 $89

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Iowa Speedway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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Haunted History Tour for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at The Hunter Mansion (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Mansion

Newton

Visitors explore the hauntings of the handsome mansion, full of early 20th-century details and once owned by a Maytag family member

$45 $25

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Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Summerset Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Summerset Winery

Indianola

Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Indianola

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $19

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The Waverley Palace Theatre (50% Off)

The Waverly Palace Theatre

Waverly

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

$27 $13.50

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 62% Off)

Paintball International

KW Paintball

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$48 $19

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5 or 10 Private or Group Basketball Lessons at Astronaut Basketball Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Astronaut Basketball Academy

Gates Park

Young players of all skill levels learn basketball fundamentals or finesse their technique during private or group classes

$350 $99

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Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.

1521 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge,
IA
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features televisions and other media diversions. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary-schoolyard workout. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

2105 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge,
IA
US

400 pounds of lift. 60 pounds per square inch, more than 35 feet straight into the air—or below the water. The specifications of Aquafly's jet-powered Flyboard add up to a unique experience in extreme aquatic sports. Devised in 2011 by French jet-ski racer Franky Zapata, the FlyBoard system uses the jet discharge of a personal watercraft to propel its strapped-in pilot above or through the water. The company's factory-certified instructors help customers break the shimmering surface of Lake Okoboji in beginner through advanced pilot-training classes, divulging tips for basic Flyboard operation while introducing a range of maneuvers and complex tricks. They also provide Flyboard rentals and routine maintenance.

2283 Twin Lakes Road
Rockwell City,
IA
US

Keeping shots straight is the key to scoring low at Eagle Grove Golf Course. The nine-hole layout features straightaway holes lined by many trees to knock down errant shots, making things easier on golfers who specialize in bouncing shots off of tree trunks. If players can manage to keep their approaches on the short stuff, they give themselves the best shot of beating the par of 35?a tricky test even with the 2,959-yard overall length.

1127 270th St.
Eagle Grove,
IA
US

Cedar Pointe Golf Course?s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,647 yards of pristine fairways cleaved into a landscape of mature trees and rough-side waterways. The course eases golfers into the round with eight relatively straightforward holes before testing swings at the ninth hole, where tee shots must clear a pond on their multishot journey to a windswept flagstick 543 yards in the distance. The intervening water at the end of the front nine foretells an upsurge in aquatic obstacles in the course?s second act, where a slender pond runs between the 12th and 13th holes and two ponds loom menacingly at the junction of the 10th, 11th, and 18th holes, tempting many hydrophobic golf balls to forge doctor?s notes allowing them to stay in the dry bag. An adjacent driving range prepares players and gun-shy three-woods before the round, and a revamped clubhouse and bar await just beyond the 18th green, where pin-hunting posses can recap their round over a frothy beverage.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Length of 6,647 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 71.1 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees

  • Four tee options

  • Download scorecard

601 South Cedar Street
Boone,
IA
US

Since opening in 1969, the nine-hole course at Woodward Golf Club has showcased a golfing oasis just off the southwest corner of Woodward. With few trees scattered about the course and forgiving fairway designs, golfers can unleash power off the tees without fear of losing their shots to dense forests filled with thick brush and thin trolls hungry for golf balls. A recreational pool awaits near the clubhouse, ready to cool down bodies overworked by the heat or the strenuous struts that follow stressful putts. Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 35 course * Total length of 3,022 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 68.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 109 from the back tees

28160 130th Street
Woodward,
IA
US