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Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

$10 $6

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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

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

$20 $10

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Admission for Two or Four to U.S. Bank Wild Lights at Saint Louis Zoo (39% Off)

Saint Louis Zoo

St. Louis

Light displays illuminate the Zoo, while fireside stories, live music, and trips through Sea Lion Sound, the Insectarium entertain guests

$14 $8.50

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90-Minute City Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from St. Louis Fun Tours (Up to 52% Off)

St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours

Lumiere Place Casino

Knowledgeable guides wend trolleys through 23 miles of St. Louis’s most notable sites such as Forest Park, Laclede’s Landing and the Arch

$22 $12

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International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 60% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

$35 $14

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (50% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

$16 $8

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Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

$24 $10

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Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

$10 $5

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at Laclede's Landing Wax Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum

Downtown St. Louis

10,000 sq. ft. museum houses more than 200 wax likenesses of celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures

$20 $10

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60-Minute Trolley Tour for Two, Four, or Six from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company (Up to 52% Off)

St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Multiple Locations

Tours roll by Lafayette Square, Union Station, Peabody Opera, City Gardens, the Arch, the City Museum, and other city landmarks

$34 $17

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Discovery Adventure or Insanity Tour for Two, Adoption Package, or Membership at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

Aquarium docents introduce visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

$130 $39

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Winery Experience for Two, Four, or Six at Chandler Hill Vineyards (Up to 40% Off)

Chandler Hill Vineyards

Defiance

Tour the winery, taste wines, and enjoy dinner, all overlooking rolling vineyards and a scenic lake

$120 $72

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$149 for Introductory Helicopter Lesson at HeliSat ($312.50 Value)

HeliSat

Moscow Mills

An hour of ground school, complete with a log book, prefaces 30-minute introductory flights, overseen by an instructor

$312.50 $149

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Barge Ride for Two or Four, or Private Pontoon Tour for Up to 10 from Crystal City Underground (Up to 51% Off) 

Crystal City Underground

Crystal City

Cruise across an underground lake inside a climate-controlled facility that boasts approximately 200 acres of subterranean space

$50 $25

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Guided Educational Wildlife Tour for Two, Three, or Four at Riverside Wildlife Center (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Wildlife Center

Meramec Caverns

Tour of US Department of Agriculture–licensed park showcases more than 400 animals; guests can hold baby alligators, snakes, and frogs

$20 $10

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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

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

$22 $11

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

$15 $7

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In the pantheon of American explorers, there are few names as revered as Lewis and Clark. After securing the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson needed someone to map out the newly doubled national borders. The two U.S. Army officers were the men for the job. They set out into the great unknown in May of 1804, and except for the one Cracker Barrel they stopped at mid-journey, St. Charles was the last familiar piece of America they knew until their return trip in 1806.

As a testament to their momentous voyage, the Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center houses full-scale replicas of the explorers' boats, half-scale 18th and 19th century buildings, and displays about the Native Americans that Lewis and Clark met along the way. Outside its walls, the museum also gives visitors a glimpse into the ecosystems that the pair explored. Visitors can walk on trails through the woods and wetlands to find herons, deer, and indigenous plants.

1050 S Riverside Dr.
Saint Charles,
MO
US

After a decade getting her hands dirty with clay, artist Donna Schreiter swung open the doors of The Painted Pot in 2001, determined to bring the art of ceramic creation to all ages and skill levels. Inside the open studio, adults, kids, and families dabble raw bisques with glaze-soaked sponges, assemble mosaic works, and shape wet clay on spinning wheels. Kids' classes guide little hands to shape and paint their own pieces, and grown-ups-only evenings throw in margaritas for sipping and instructions for weaving baskets out of old utilities bills.

3772 Monticello Plz
Saint Charles,
MO
US

At My Handyworks, the team specializes in turning handprints into art. They can transform a set of acrylic-paint handprints and footprints on a tile into a custom painting, perhaps of a duck, or dyed wax molds of hands into keepsake statuettes. Their art classes, meanwhile, cover a wide variety of skills, teaching kids to decorate pumpkins and adults to recreate masterpieces by Monet and Van Gogh.

205 S Main St
Saint Charles,
MO
US

An award-winning artist, Denninger's artistic spark was ignited after attending a particularly dreary exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The joyless displays fueled the positive painter to fill the world with inspirational imagery. Denninger's nature-scapes are the visual equivalent of a foot rub at the end of a long day of work: tiny blooms poke out of clouds, birds soar through the skies, and pretty streams peek out from hard rocks. Larger-sized wall coverings average $20 for an 8x10 and $75 for a 12x18. Upgraded options such as framing and signed prints vary from piece to piece. Those preferring a more-flippable option can invest in one of Denninger's limited-edition inspirational books for $75. To update your interiors without leaving them, apply a portion of today's Groupon to shipping (parcel shipping starts at $5.15 for a 5x7 print; shipping costs depend on the weight of the art and whether it's parcel, priority, or express mail).

115 N Main St
Saint Charles,
MO
US

Inside Art Glass Array?s warm studio, beginners learn basic processes and techniques to cut and melt glass, creating a spread of unique items, including platters, bowls, and wall hangings. Classes in wire-wrapping and dichroic block layering teach skills that can yield beautiful pendants, and advanced classes let students take their craft to the next level by creating matching sets of dishes or sandblasting glass. Students can display their works at the studio?s gallery, which saves refrigerators the burden of having bowls and pendants hot-glued to their doors.

501 N Kingshighway St
Saint Charles,
MO
US

Between AD 700 and 1400, the city of Cahokia gradually rose from the floodplain of the Mississippi River to become the largest city north of Mexico. Across 6 square miles, its population of 20,000 people worked together to create a thriving community grounded in astronomy, agriculture, and economics. To this end, they erected large, lasting structures such as an enormous wooden calendar that notified citizens about the changes of the seasons. Giant earthen mounds served as the foundation of the city and the site of the big mud fight that decided the mayoral election each year.

Through careful excavation, research, and reconstruction, the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society aims to preserve the site and educate visitors about its importance. During visits, guests on self-guided tours can explore 800 acres of the city, including the 100-foot-tall Monks Mound and Woodhenge, the giant calendar.

30 Ramey St.
Collinsville,
IL
US