Things To Do In Henderson

Admission for Four or Six or One General Membership to Longview Museum of Fine Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview

$20 $10

Open since 1958, the art museum prides itself on a varied collection of works, many created by regional artists

Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One, Two, or Four at JW Guns and Ammo (40% Off)

JW Guns and Ammo

Multiple Locations

$65 $39

Students complete the required classwork and range time that qualifies them to apply for a concealed-handgun license

Wildlife-Refuge Visit for 2, 4, or 10 at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge (Up to Half Off)

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

East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park Admission for Two, Four, or Six (Up to Half Off)

East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park

Grand Saline

$12 $6

Park in which guests can safely view alligators and variety of other wildlife; hands-on experience for people of all ages

5-Hour Paintball Outing with Gear Rental and 500 Paintball Rounds at Whatz-Up Family Fun Park (47% Off)

Whatz-up Paintball

Seven Points

$45 $24

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5- or 10-Week Golf-Instruction Clinic from Pete Lockwood Golf Instruction (Up to 58% Off)

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

Two or Four All-You-Can-Play Wrist Bands with Large One-Topping Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

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

5-Week Introduction to Pilates Class from Studio P3 (65% Off)

Studio P3

Shreveport

$325 $114

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4-Week Boot Camp from iSweat (64% Off)

Isweat

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$70 $25

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Six Fitness Boot-Camp Classes, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Lynnette's Impact Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

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

Four or Eight Fitness Classes of Choice at Peak Physiques (Up to 68% Off)

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

$36 for $80 Groupon — UNIVERSAL FITNESS & OUTREACH

Universal Fitness & Outreach

Shreveport

$80 $36

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$25 for $45 Toward Three Classes — Shreveport Hoop Group

Shreveport Hoop Group

Highland, Stoner Hill

$45 $25

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Four- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at Evolution Personal Training (Up to 69% Off)

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

Museum Visit and IMAX Movie for One or Two at 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

6 or 12 Weeks of Personal Training at Body By "O" (Up to 53% Off)

Body By "O"

Near Shreveport Airport

$400 $199

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

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

Try Scuba or Try Snorkeling Class for One, Two, or Four at Scuba Ventures (Up to 58% Off)

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

Paintball Package for 4, 8, or 12 with Equipment at Splat Zone Paintball (53% Off)

Splat Zone Paintball

Bossier City

$40 $19

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

$30 for One Hour of SplatMaster Low-Velocity Paintball for 10 from Splat Zone Paintball (Up to $100 Value)

Paintball International

Splat Zone Paintball

$100 $30

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

$25 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons at Candace's Dance Company

Candace Dance Company

Bossier City

$50 $25

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$65 for $145 Groupon — Mile High Karate - Bossier City

Mile High Karate - Bossier City

Bossier City

$145 $65

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Survival Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Survival Fitness

Bossier City

$120 $30

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

Adult or Junior Tennis Lesson for One or Two at Bossier Tennis Center (Up to 38% Off)

Bossier Tennis Center

Bossier City

$12 $8

Adult tennis lesson or junior lesson for ages 5–14 takes place on lighted clay or hard courts

Admission for Two or Four to Thrillvania Haunted House Park (Up to 33% Off)

Thrillvania Haunted House Park

Terrell

$60 $40

Spirits and monsters haunt a nearly 50-acre park, where deranged clowns roam a labyrinth and a towering mansion shoots flames into the sky

Kids' Fall Saturday Horseback-Riding Camp Day for One or Two at Witherspoon Ranch Arena (53% Off)

Witherspoon Ranch Arena

Witherspoon Ranch Arena

$125 $59

Kids aged 5–17 can ride horses while parents get some time off to run errands, catch a movie, or shop at the nearby stores

One or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons at Whispering Winds Training Center in West Quinlan (Up to 59% Off)

Whispering Winds Training Center

Quinlan

$40 $19

Riding center overseen by instructor & horse enthusiast Debbie Lavallee specializes in dressage & fosters horse-rider communication.

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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

Culled from the noggin of course-crafter John Sanford, the Dogwood course at Garden Valley merges Champion bermuda greens with Lake Butler's lapping shores to forge an unforgettable 6,840 yards of play. Towering pine trees blanket golf carts in shadows, cooling players as they ponder the best methods to evade the course's many water hazards and rolling hills, where distracted golfers often sacrifice games, stopping to paint the picturesque East Texas landscape.

Guests may also admire the scenery from the onsite restaurant, which serves house-made omelets and crisp salads. The eatery resides below the clubhouse’s vaulted ceilings, in addition to a fully equipped pro shop and an outdoor terrace overlooking the 18th green. Across the street lies the Garden Valley Sports Complex, a 24-hour facility filled with fitness machines and free weights that help patrons to burn fat beside an indoor basketball court and a refreshing pool relatively free of feral manatees.

22049 Fm 1995
Lindale,
TX
US