Things To Do In Henderson

Up to Half Off at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Tyler

$20 $10

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From behind a double fence, watch more than 40 types of rescued big cats in environs that simulate their native habitats

47% Off Paintball

Whatz-up Paintball

Seven Points

$45 $24

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

Splash Kingdom Waterparks ­– Up to 35% Off

Splash Kingdom Waterparks

Splash Kingdom Shreveport

$105 $76

Family-oriented water parks keep things cool with lazy rivers, wave pools, and water slides unique to each location

Up to 58% Off from Pete Lockwood Golf Instruction

Pete Lockwood Golf Instruction

Querbes Park Golf Course

$300 $149

Golf clinics help players lower scores without the distraction of trendy swing fads and theories

Up to 50% Off Play Time and Pizza

Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$19.75 $10

Game room with kiddie rides, air hockey, basketball hoops, and arcade games

65% Off Pilates

Studio P3

Shreveport

$325 $114

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

64% Off Boot Camp

Isweat

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$70 $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 59% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Lynnette's Impact Fitness

AC Steer Park

$70 $35

Groups train during boot-camp classes, whose exercises vary to burn fat and build muscle; all fitness levels are encouraged to participate

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes at Peak Physiques

Peak Physiques

Shreveport

$60 $25

Clients may opt for their choice of fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, zumba, boot camp, full-intensity training, or hip-hop

55% Off Personal Trainer

Universal Fitness & Outreach

Shreveport

$80 $36

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

Up to 68% Off Photo-Shoot Packages from Xyan Imaging

Xyan Imaging

Shreveport

$170 $59

Friends and families gather for one-hour photo shoots that can be done in studio or at a nearby location; images captured on DVD and prints

44% Off Fitness Classes

Shreveport Hoop Group

Highland, Stoner Hill

$45 $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 69% Off Boot-Camp Programs

Evolution Personal Training

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$197 $62

Led by a certified personal trainer, boot-camp programs aim to transform bodies with dynamic, high-intensity exercises

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center — Up to 50% Off

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science center

Downtown Riverfront

$18 $9

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Science museum with 290+ exhibits, including a space-shuttle simulator, a BodyWorks gallery, and Louisiana's only IMAX Dome Theatre

Up to 53% Off Personal Training at Body By "O"

Body By "O"

Near Shreveport Airport

$400 $199

Personal trainer customizes cardio and diet plans for clients to help them achieve their fitness goals

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 58% Off Intro Scuba or Snorkeling Class

Scuba Ventures

Shreveport

$45 $19

In 90-minute classes, instructors help students suit up in fins, snorkels, wetsuits, and scuba equipment to explore a heated indoor pool

56% Off Athletic-Development Classes

SpeedWorks

Hyde Park, Brookwood, Southern Hills

$195 $89

Small-group training camps tailor cardio and weight-training exercises to suit the needs of specific age groups

53% Off Paintball Package

Splat Zone Paintball

Bossier City

$40 $19

JT SplatMaster paintballs are fired across woodsball field and Graveyard, PSP, and The Swamp paintball fields

Up to 70% Off SplatMaster Paintball

Paintball International

Splat Zone Paintball

$100 $30

Special Splat Master markers and ammo make for an ultra-safe, kid-friendly take on paintball

50% Off Dance Lessons

Candace Dance Company

Bossier City

$50 $25

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Mile High Karate - Bossier City

Bossier City

$145 $65

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

Up to 77% Off Personal Training at Survival Fitness

Survival Fitness

Bossier City

$120 $30

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense one-on-one personal training sessions

Up to 55% Off Kids' Equestrian Summer Camps

Witherspoon Ranch

Post Oak Bend City

$100 $45

Kids 5–17 saddle up for summer camps, capped at 12 students for individualized instruction, filled with riding lessons and activities

45% Off Fishing Trip

Elite Outdoorsman

Corsicana

$300 $165

Expert anglers lead groups as they fish for local catches such as white bass and crappie

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Oil Bowl Lanes opens its 32 lanes of rolling glory to pin pushers every day of the week. A one-hour lane rental pits quartets of players against one another to see who can garner the highest score based on pins felled and the secret 11th frame, which is judged on the overall style of post-strike moonwalks. Eight rental shoes lend their aid to earthbound extremities, and a full pitcher of soda bubbles with between-frame refreshment or postgame head-dunk opportunities. Spheres rumble down Oil Bowl’s alleys between retro-futuristic murals and cheery checkered floors.

1102 W Cotton St
Longview,
TX
US

The ridges and swales of Outlaw Golf Club’s recently renovated bentgrass greens get balls spinning and players cursing. These difficult patches of grass await golfers at the end of the nine-hole course’s bluegrass fairways, which undulate through the craggy terrain overlooking Jordanelle Lake. The course's bite doesn’t just come from elevation changes, though: three lakes and two streams tempt balls to take a dip, and the par 3 and 4 fairways demand frequent club changes by vacillating in length from 65 to 465 yards. Despite these challenges, novices can enjoy the course by choosing a more forgiving tee from the six that cluster in front of each fairway, including all-weather surface tees.

The club’s outdoor short-game-refining center invites players to practice their putting and chipping as they aim their balls up to 100 yards away. The center also serves as PGA Professional Dave DeSantis’s classroom, where he teaches players how to break free from sand traps without digging a hole they will eventually fall in.

990 Park Drive
Longview,
TX
US

Head Over Heels Fitness's owner, Julie, had a lifelong dream of being a dancer, but by the time she got around to taking lessons, the usual ballet, tap, and hip-hop techniques didn’t appeal to her anymore. She dove into pole-dancing fitness, and loved the adrenaline rush she got climbing and twirling around a pole. After a move left her without a nearby studio to practice in, Julie found herself missing the company of strong women during classes, so she opened her own studio. Now she spends her days teaching special pole classes that combine pole dancing, yoga, and other techniques to whip bodies into shape in a fun environment.

1427 North Eastman Road
Longview,
TX
US

Longview Museum of Fine Arts seeks to expose the local community to art through its collection of more than 400 works including paintings, etchings, photographs, collages, and sculptures. The permanent collection primarily focuses on works from regional artists, and the museum's galleries also host traveling or temporary exhibits six times per year. Outside, visitors can tour a sculpture garden with rotating featured pieces.

215 E Tyler St.
Longview,
TX
US

The animal kingdom encompasses species from every continent on the planet. But Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari cuts down on the need for excessive travel by bringing an eclectic array of exotic species to the heart of East Texas. The 300-acre preserve houses 36 exotic and endangered species in open areas similar to their native habitats. This allows visitors to see these majestic creatures firsthand while driving along the miles of roads that weave throughout the preserve's hills and savannahs. Over the course of the self-guided tour, visitors will have the opportunity to spot animals such as an alligator, Canadian wood bison, Arabian camel, red kangaroo, zebra, and holographic dodo, all from the safety of their vehicle. In addition to providing one-of-a-kind wildlife photo ops, the preserve also allows groups to feed some of the animals by dropping food pellets onto the ground.

1200 CR 4405
Jacksonville,
TX
US

When the sun shines on the inky black coat of 8-Ball, an Asian leopard, you can see the intricate pattern of spots on his fur. What you may not notice are the scars on his neck, remnants of having been chained up in a pool hall by a former owner. When the owner could no longer keep him, 8-Ball was sent to a drive-thru safari park that was later shut down by the USDA. But all of that must seem like a faraway nightmare to 8-Ball, as he now enjoys the security, ample food, and medical care at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. He is among the more than 40 big cats that have been rescued and rehabilitated, trading lives of abuse, neglect, and misplacement for environs that executive director Brian Werner calls a "living resort."

The facility is owned and operated by Tiger Missing Link, a nonprofit organization that Werner chartered in 1995. After diligent research, Werner and friend Terri Block began creating a big-cat sanctuary on a 25-acre property that Werner owned. They lived in a small cabin with no running water, heat, or air conditioning, clearing the land themselves and going door to door to garner support for the project. It certainly wasn't easy, but through the hard work of volunteers and some big-time press—including features on Animal Planet's 2007 Tiger Week and Good Morning America—the shelter's reputation and facilities continue to grow.

The refuge aims to raise visitors' awareness of the plight of large cats in the wild, and it plans to expand to add more natural habitats and observatories. Landscapers have even built a waterfall habitat where the tigers can exercise while trying not to puncture their plastic inner tubes. This feature may have been the favorite amenity for two of Michael Jackson's tigers that, according to a KLTV 7 story, have called the space home.

17552 Fm 14
Tyler,
TX
US