Things To Do In Fort Madison

Half-Day of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Wahkonsa Country Club (Up to 49% Off)

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

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

$22 $11

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Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Game On, LLC

Centerville

$10 $5

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

Three-Week VIP Gym Pass for One or Two at Ultimate Fitness (74% Off)

Ultimate Fitness

Multiple Locations

$35 $9

Three weeks of access to two gyms, including strength-training and cardio equipment in semiprivate rooms, indoor pool, and kids' jungle gym

9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Washington Golf and Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Washington Golf and Country Club

Washington

$55 $27

Golfers loop 9-hole course once or twice, testing their swinging skills amid open fairways and water hazards on five holes

$35 for 30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Sweat, A Body Transformation ($75 Value)

Sweat, A Body Transformation

Sweat, A Body Transformation

$75 $35

Certified trainers motivate students through boot camp–style classes that mix kettlebells with battle ropes, tires, and more

$60 for $120 Groupon — Iowa City Fitness

Iowa City Fitness

Longfellow

$120 $60

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

Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Workouts for One or Two at Title Boxing Club (Up to 91% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Sycamore Mall

$189 $19

Members burn calories and tone bodies while learning the proper techniques

3-Month Membership or Membership with 12 Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at 319 Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

319 Fitness

Longfellow

$140 $69

Trainers combine the unlimited use of their equipment and facilities with one-on-one lessons that guide members toward goals

$19 for a Two-Hour Introductory Fencing Class for Two at Iowa City Fencing Center ($50 Value)

Iowa City Fencing Center

Iowa City

$50 $19

Learn the basics of foil fencing alongside a partner before applying new skills during a practice bout

$30 for Four Beginner's Irish Dancing Classes at Mayer School of Irish Dancing ($60 Value)

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

Household Membership or History Lover Membership at the Wisconsin Historical Society and Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Wisconsin Historical Society

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Membership includes discounted or free admission to the Society's historic sites, from Black Point Estate to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle

5 or 10 BeMoved Dance-Fitness Classes from Rachel Klapper Movement Arts (Up to 65% Off)

Rachel Klapper Movement Arts

Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness

$75 $29

BeMoved Dance Fitness classes incorporate a wide variety of dance and musical styles, such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin, and disco

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Kosama ($199 Value)

Kosama

Kosama - Coralville

$199 $49

Burn fat and build lean muscle using muscle-confusion based sessions that include kickboxing, kettlebells, cardio, and suspension training

Two or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Quad Cities Fitness (Up to 92% Off)

Quad Cities Fitness

Bettendorf

$90 $9

Trainers Blake and Caitlyn help clients lose weight and inches with fitness plans that are tailored to each person's unique needs and wants

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

$70 $35

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on course open since 1920

Two, Four, or Six Tickets to a Weekend Race at Eddyville Raceway Park (50% Off)

Eddyville Raceway Park

Harrison

$24 $12

Satisfy your need for speed by watching cars race down a 1/8-mile drag strip

10 or 20 Taekwondo Classes at Soo Kim Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Soo Kim Martial Arts

Peoria

$140 $49

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine 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

Four-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two or Four at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners (Up to 49% Off)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Multiple Locations

$170 $89

A four-course meal accompanies a twisting tale of murder, followed by a party with events such as karaoke, a wagon ride, and live bands

American Food for Dine-In or Takeout from Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery (Up to 40% Off)

Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery

Walford

$20 $12

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Bar fare such as open-faced burgers smothered in chili and the Wild Hog pork loin sandwich with ham and bacon

3 Months of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes from 2BFit (65% Off)

2bfit

Hiawatha

$240 $84

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

$150 for $300 Worth of Circuit Training at INTENSITY Fitness Club

INTENSITY Fitness Club

Cedar Rapids

$300 $150

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

$69 for Private or Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Taylor

$360 $69

Seasoned dance instructors teach individuals or couples the basics of ballroom dance in a private or group setting

Six-Week Self-Defense Camp for One or Two People at Revolution Martial Arts (Up to 58% Off)

Revolution Martial Arts

Cedar Rapids

$199 $89

Six-week camps teach practical self-defense skills effective for real-life situations

CrossFit Foundation and Regular Classes at CrossFit The Challenge (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

CrossFit The Challenge

Cedar Rapids

$125 $54

Students study foundation of CrossFit's high-intensity strength and agility training, powering through lifts, sprints, pushups, and pull-ups

$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at Title Boxing Club ($40 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Cedar Rapids

$40 $19

Members burn calories and tone bodies while landing a flurry of jabs, right hooks, and roundhouse kicks during each one-hour class

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

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Tunneling through the pine-studded bluffs that overlook the Mississippi River, a circuit of immaculately groomed blue- and rye-grass fairways and bent grass greens forms the 18-hole, par 65 course at Great River Road Golf Club. The hills rise and fall throughout the layout—the course offers 160 feet of total elevation change—presenting shots to both raised and descending targets. The signature hole—a 370-yard par-four—doglegs left into an island green perched atop the Mississippi's flowing waters that will test even the most practiced swings. To harness the precision required to aim past the course's narrow, tree-lined corridors and village of Ewok huts, golfers can warm up at a 300-yard grass-tee driving range, which nestles alongside a practice green.

771 E County Road 1850
Nauvoo,
IL
US

With everything from swimming lessons for kids to softball leagues for adults in its arsenal, the staff at the City of Fairfield Parks & Recreation Offices fight boredom and inactivity one event at a time. At the Roosevelt Recreation and Aquatic Center adults take to the indoor pool for fitness classes before relaxing in the hot tub or sauna to let their exhausted muscles get in a good cry. Throughout the area, outdoor shelters provide cover for barbecues, and racquetball courts host tournaments. Both during the summer and school year, wee ones benefit from trampolining classes and soccer clinics.

1000 West Burlington Avenue
West Burlington,
IA
US

At Discover Powered Paragliding, pilot Michael Mixer positions aspiring paragliders on proper flight paths with instructional voyages and a complete line of BlackHawk paramotors. Michael’s expertise is the result of seven years of flying ultralight planes, and he continues to fine-tune his skills by taking off on an engine-assisted paraglider at least three times a week. The gliders—tricycle-like contraptions that can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour—allow Michael and a tandem pilot to ascend up to 18,000 feet in the air. Flights depart in the calm air of early morning, as well as two to three hours before sunset, giving passengers the opportunity to admire bursts of color on the horizon and steer clear of the migratory pathways of feral fighter jets.

7917 Ewbanks Road
Fowler,
IL
US

Patchy forest to the north and 265th Street to the south border Cedar Valley Golf Course, separating the grassy haven from miles of Iowa farmland on the other side. Within the oasis lie ponds that enter play on all but five of the holes, including hole 13, where the green juts out into a large water hazard that regularly swallows up overly-forceful approaches. Players will find themselves facing other risk-reward scenarios throughout their bout with the course, such as on hole 5, where they must either lay up or go for the green, and on hole 16, where they must decide between hitting a 210-yard shot that carries the water or just picking the ball up and carrying it to the hole.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course

  • Total length of 6,497 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 71.2 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees

  • Three sets of tees per hole

1465 265th St
Tipton,
IA
US

Golfers first teed off at Wahkonsa Country Club in 1967, and since then, the 9-hole, par 72 course has maintained its picturesque layout of rolling greens and cascading fountains. Stretching nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees, the course consistently challenges players with behemoth lengths?including on hole 5, which, at 536 yards, is the longest test players encounter. Away from the links, visits to Wahkonsa Country Club can also include practice swings on the driving range and lunch at the bar and grill.

Course at a Glance * 9-hole, par 72 course * Total of 6.856 yards from the tips * Four tees per hole * Course rating of 71 * Course slope of 113 * Click here to view the scorecard.

2358 Vermont Ave
Durant,
IA
US

Countless readers remember the white fences and riverside scenery described in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But fewer have visited the quaint two-story house where author Mark Twain spent his childhood, gathering inspiration for his famous stories. The spot, first converted into a museum in 1912, was named one of the Top 100 Places to Take Your Kids by Frommer's. Visitors today continue to peruse one-of-a-kind relics from Twain's life, such as his tobacco pipe, his pocket watch, and his Oxford gown. Seven other historic sites surround Twain's boyhood home, among them a museum gallery with 15 Norman Rockwell paintings that depict imagery from Twain's works and the Huckleberry Finn house, the former home of the character's real-life inspiration, Tom Blankenship.

120 N Main St
Hannibal,
MO
US