Events & Activities in Granite City

Half Off Racing Experiences

Gateway Motorsports Park

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 40% Off Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$199 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Standup Show

St. Louis Edison Theater

$28.50 $17

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Comedian shares brually honest stories of his unconventional life, joined onstage by podcast sidekick Rachel Bradley

Up to 53% Off Classes at Craft Alliance in Grand Center

Grand Center

$139 $69

Artistic instructors teach students how to work with digital images, clay, fiber, wood, and metals

Up to 52% Off from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Union Station

$34 $17

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

Up to 57% Off Kids' Dance Camp

St. Louis

$175 $79

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

Up to 55% Off Kids' Themed Birthday Party

Maplewood

$299 $139

With the package, partiers can receive invitations, decorations, setup, cleanup, a host, games and activities, and a take-home craft

53% Off Round of Golf with Balls and Drinks

Saint Louis

$43 $20

Nine-hole par 3 course facilitates short-game practice with no holes longer than 160 yards

61% Off Boot Camp from NowFitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Certified trainers lead groups through energetic and creative combinations of cardio and strength-training routines in local parks

Up to 54% Off St. Louis Storytelling Show with Drinks

Morgan Street Brewery

$60 $30

Storyteller and tour guide regales audiences with tales of St. Louis while joined by a folk guitarist; includes drinks and a food discount

Up to 67% Off at PHG CrossFit

Shrewsbury

$179 $59

Instructors lead students of all abilities in ever-changing workouts that work to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

Up to 50% Off Bowling with Shoe Rentals

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Up to 85% Off Metabolic Strength Training

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

69% Off Personal Fitness Program

St. Louis

$275 $85

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Up to 57% Off at CrossFit South City

St. Louis

$150 $65

Instructors motivate students to tone and slim bodies in high-energy workouts of the day; fundamentals course recommended for beginners

Up to 54% Off Indoor Boot Camp

Saint Louis

$60 $29

Indoor, one-hour wintertime boot camp sessions get groups moving with the guidance of an experienced trainer tailored to all fitness levels

Up to 47% Off Arteaga Photos

The Southampton

$19 $10

24" X 36" black and white poster commemorates iconic St. Louis creation and 26-page book details the building process with vivid photographs

Up to 65% Off Pilates Classes

Ladue

$150 $71

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Instructors guide up to eight students through core-strengthening stretches and resistance work aboard the Reformer machine

Up to Half Off Visit to Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$20 $10

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

Up to 86% Off CrossFit Classes at Heavy Metal CrossFit

Kings Oak

$275 $39

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CrossFit classes combine an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional movements to keep clients in shape

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Tower Grove

$100 $29

Expert instructors lead students in jujitsu and Fight Fit conditioning classes

Up to 56% Off at The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

Skinker DeBaliviere

$34 $15

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Southern-style snacks complemented by house wine in intimate, romantic lounge replete with leather furniture

Up to 55% Off at Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$37 $18

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Steer bumper cars, navigate a black-lit 3-D maze, and re-energize with pizza; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

Up to 76% Off Yoga Fusion Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

Up to 50% Off Beer Tastings at Alpha Brewing Company

Downtown St. Louis

$15 $7.50

Tasting flights and pints served inside the taproom of a microbrewery that serves a variety of ales

64% Off Yoga Classes

Tower Grove South

$70 $25

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World Aquarium – Up to 70% Off a Tour

Midtown

$130 $49

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

50% Off Services

Ferguson

$100 $50

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

Up to 78% Off Fitness Classes or Gym Membership

Central West End

$80 $19

Center located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus features highly trained, certified fitness pros and top-notch equipment

Up to 55% Boot Camp at HD Fitness

Downtown St. Louis

$100 $50

Resistance and cardiovascular exercises keep participants active throughout the entire workout, raising heart-rates and helping shed pounds

Up to 52% Off Children's Dance Classes

Overland

$90 $45

Experienced instructors give kids a well-rounded dance education with a focus on theory and technique

Up to 53% Off Wine Class at The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$30 $15

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Groups of 10–20 students gain groundwork of recognizing varietals, wine regions, and food pairings as they sample sips

61% Off a Photography Workshop from STLPhotoArt

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

A skilled photographer guides small groups of students through hands-on shooting experiences at a variety of scenic city locations

Up to 73% Off Group Fitness or Dance Classes

Central West End

$65 $19

Spacious dance studio holds variety of classes atop its 1,200 sq. ft. sprung hardwood dance floor

Up to 59% Off Indoor Rock Climbing

Multiple Locations

$60 $32.99

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Learn the basics of climbing in a two-hour class before putting skills to use; families and members scurry up 35 ft. indoor rock arches

51% Off Boxing Classes

Clayton

$80 $39

Trainers lead more than 10 boxing classes that help athletes get in shape and improve skills such as speed, agility, and coordination

Up to 53% Off Retro Arcade Gameplay

Mehlville

$33.96 $17

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter II, Galaga, and Frogger

50% Off

Brentwood

$48 $24

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Up to 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

Up to 71% Off Dance Classes

Tower Grove South

$48 $20

Modern dance lessons stress the idea of expression through movement; tunes from Broadway musicals soundtrack jazz dance classes

48% Off Pottery Painting

Oakville

$25 $13

Choose from hundreds of food-safe, functional ceramic items before decorating with paints, brushes, and patterns in a new location

Up to 57% Off Zumba or Dance Packages

The Gate

$60 $30

Afro-Caribbean and Latin beats motivate moves in one-hour Zumba classes; dance classes include salsa and bachata

Up to 57% Off Beginning Knitting Classes

Saint Louis

$45 $20

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Students learn to work with knit and purl stitches during beginning knitting classes in two sessions over two weeks

Lavell Crawford – Up to 33% Off Standup

Chaifetz Arena

$59.80 $40

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Five popular comics, including Breaking Bad's Lavell Crawford, stir up pre-Mother's Day laughs

50% Off Pottery Painting at Pottery Hollow 

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Paint ceramic mugs, figurines, and platters with colorful pigments inside a studio with an enchanted-forest theme

Up to 66% Off Saint Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

Washington Ave.

$44 $18

St. Patty's Day bar crawl includes three drink tickets, no cover, drink specials, and a medallion; portion of proceeds go to local charity

Up to 50% Off One-Man Comedy

The Pageant

$60 $30

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to Half Off Reptile and Exotic-Pet Show

Moolah Shrine Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 81% Off Bikram Yoga St. Louis

Clayton

$127.50 $29

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Beginners are welcome at this friendly yoga studio, which turns the heat up to increase circulation and loosen the muscles

54% Off Children's Fitness Classes

Ballwin

$85 $39

Kids ages 4 months to 12 years can stay fit and active with a variety of classes, including karate, dance, and gymnastics

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

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

Up to 81% Off Classes at J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

Trainers use a variety of ever-changing exercises using various equipment and functional movements to prep for all physical activities

51% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Collinsville

$335 $165

Instructors instill strength, agility, and balance, as well as confidence and discipline, during martial-arts and fitness classes

50% Off Unlimited Classes

Collinsville

$50 $25

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

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes

Collinsville

$90 $18

Expert instructors create new workouts every day to form well-rounded athletes and keep fitness regimes interesting

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Collinsville

$26.90 $13

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

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

Wristbands grant unlimited access to fun park rides, including bumper cars, go-karts, and mini golf for two hours

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes in University City

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

Up to 73% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

Glen Carbon

$75 $20

Hot yoga performed in 95-degree room promotes flexibility, weight loss, and detoxification

Up to 91% Off Yoga or Martial Arts Classes

Maplewood

$200 $20

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Choose from yoga, tai chi, self-defense, and integrative martial arts sessions, which cover dozens of techniques from around the world

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

No Excuses

$125 $35

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

Half Off Flip-Flop Crocheting Class

Fairview Heights

$35 $17.50

Students revamp a pair of their own flip-flops with crocheting techniques

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

Overland

$30 $15

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

Up to 54% Off Confluence Tower Admission

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

$18 $9

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Parallel towers loom above the fork of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, where Lewis and Clark commenced their historic voyage

Up to 53% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes with Yearly Membership Fee

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

Up to 58% Off Pizza Tasting at Edwardsville's Pizza Prowl

Woodland School

$40 $20

Friends and families sample cheesy slices from up to 10 different pizzeria's from around the neighborhood

Up to 45% Off a Walking Tour from Alton Hauntings

First Unitarian Church

$50 $29

Tours created by the authority of Alton's ghostly history take visitors to the most haunted locations within the city

Up to 73% Off at Webster Yogaworks

Webster Yogaworks

$119 $39

Yoga practitioners find mind/body balance at a brand-new studio with hardwood floors and large windows that let in plenty of natural light

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

St. Louis Gymnastics Centre

$150 $39

Studio's owner uses his 13 years of experience in the fitness industry to lead clients through boot-camp-style workouts

Up to 86% Off at ATT Evolution

Rock Hill

$214.50 $29

Students learn MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through fitness classes which run by UFC star Tyron Woodley

Up to 91% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $10

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

Up to 55% Off at Shrewsbury Lanes

Shrewsbury

$32.50 $15

Pairs or groups of four knock down pins while enjoying cold soda or beer in a retro-style bowling alley

Up to 51% Off Lessons at The Falls Golf Club

O'Fallon

$90 $45

PGA professional works on developing reliable swings during private lessons and junior clinics

Up to 78% Off Kids Dance Classes

O Fallon

$120 $29

Instructors teach the fundamentals of styles such as ballet, pointe, hip-hop, tap, and jazz dance

Up to 51% Off Round at Creve Coeur Golf Course

Saint Louis

$50 $25

Nine holes of golf through undulating terrain with tree-lined fairways and stone-lined ponds

50% Off Open-Play Paintball

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Warriors fire 100 paintballs and dodge their opponents during open-play bouts on nine fields

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

Belleville

$160 $60

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

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Like the CGI monster-filled remake of How Green Was My Valley, STL Cinemas combine state-of-the-art technology with classic Hollywood aesthetics. Mainstream blockbusters and independent films happily rub silver-screen shoulders on each theater's marquee, while the retro lounges and concession stands serve enough beer, wine, and classy sweets to keep movie-goers sugar-buzzing—or just plain buzzing—through any double-feature. Voted Readers' Pick Movie Theatre by St. Louis Magazine readers, the Moolah Theatre's single screen is one of the biggest in town, and cinephiles can take their pick of 400 stadium seats, plush leather couches, or balcony seating. Chase Park Plaza Cinemas—nestled inside the Chase Park Plaza Hotel building—boasts five auditoriums with luxury seating. Granite City Cinemas is brand-new with all digital projection. And exposed beams and stage lighting add a vintage touch to Galleria 6's lobby, while its bar provides a lovely backdrop for post-film discussions, screenplay pitches, or outbursts of hard-boiled dialogue and artfully lit cigarette smoke.

1243 Niedringhaus Avenue
Granite City,
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When asked about their teaching qualifications, the instructors at Finney's HIT Squad—including Jesse Finney himself—all point to their win records. All of them have a competitive fighting history in their chosen disciplines, and several have earned championships or black belts. As full-time employees of the gyms, they school guests on MMA, kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and wrestling. They also access their inside knowledge of the industry for fighter-development programs, which strive to transform beginners into professional combatants without stuffing them into hollowed-out punching-bag cocoons for 5 years. For amateurs and experts alike, they assert that "you fight how you train," and aim to simulate official rounds inside their onsite cages, boxing rings, and matted arenas. In 2011, their professional chops helped Finney's HIT Squad take the title of Best MMA Gym in the Riverfront Times Best of St Louis feature.

Despite their investment in competitions, however, the staffers view the two gyms as all-inclusive spaces. Whether they are instilling confidence in children through kids' jujitsu, orienting a new member to the fitness equipment, or leading a women-only martial-arts class, they mentor students of all backgrounds.

400 A St
Granite City,
IL
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People generally associate premium vodka with distillers in Poland, Russia, or Sweden. But Mastermind Vodka is changing this preconception with a fine American vodka that’s truly local.

In a custom-designed still that resembles a giant martini glass, they mix small batches of the locally grown grains with water purified by a filtration system they designed themselves. The result is a clean, crisp drink that won a gold medal in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The emphasis on local sourcing extends beyond the liquor as well, with nearby manufacturers supplying the glass bottles and obliging townies offering to taste-test each fresh batch.

4252 Rte 162
Pontoon Beach,
IL
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Since opening with a Frank Sinatra performance in 1990, the stadium now known as Times Union Center has seen more than 15 million guests pass through its turnstiles. That’s only slightly smaller than the population of the Netherlands and roughly equal to the number of people worldwide who enjoy candy corn. Besides attracting such entertainment titans as the Rolling Stones, U2, Disney’s “On Ice” series, and the Harlem Globetrotters, the multifunction arena is also home to the AHL’s Albany Devils and college basketball’s Siena Saints.

1901 Madison Street
Madison,
IL
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Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure places novice passengers alongside professional drivers for ride-along experiences on Talladega Superspeedway. At 2.66 miles around, Talladega Superspeedway is the largest oval racetrack in the Sprint Cup Series and is well-known throughout motorsports. Passengers circumnavigate the speedy circle at speeds of up to 175 mph aboard real racecars once owned by such drivers as Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, and Bobby Labonte. Before embarking, riders receive safety training and suit up in a full fire suit complete with a helmet with facemask and Hans Device, the same head restraint used by professional heavy-metal guitarists. Talladega Superspeedway is located next to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is open daily to visitors.

700 Raceway Boulevard
Madison,
IL
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For the fourth race on its 2012 tour, the American Drag Racing League returns to Gateway Motorsports Park's 1/8-mile drag strip for the first time since 2010. Piloting dragsters separated into seven all-professional racing classes, from Top Sportsman to Pro Extreme, drivers rocket down the track so quickly that they finish each race younger than when they began. The SuperCar Showdown—a new feature on the 2012 circuit—pits the latest consumer automobiles against one another in no-holds-barred drag race free from the usual handicaps, performance restrictions, and rules against fiddling with rival drivers' preset radio stations. After reopening under the helm of former Indy driver Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park has stepped up its devotion to motorsports of all kinds, looking beyond the drag strip to fill its amphitheater-style seats with fans of everything from hot rods to world-class stock cars.

700 Raceway Boulevard
Madison,
IL
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