Things To Do In Independence

51% Off Go-Karts or Mini Golf

Ashland Ridge

$18.24 $9

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A choice of four 18-hole mini-golf courses with bonus 19th hole or open-wheel go-kart track enthuse visitors

Up to 68% Off Kenpo Martial-Arts Classes

Independence

$30 $12

American kenpo is characterized by fast strikes and has practical application in self-defense

Up to 80% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Martial-arts classes such as kenpo karate and MMA promote fitness and skills such as discipline and self-confidence

Up to 64% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Independence

$135 $49

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do system and Wing Chun Kung Fu, Filipino Martial Arts & MA Conditioning classes build stamina and teach self-defense

Half Off Leila's Hair Museum Visits

Independence

$12 $6

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Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

65% Off at TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

High-intensity workouts blend fitness and kickboxing as students practice jabs, hooks, and kicks on heavy bags

Up to 56% Off Kids’ Summer Climbing Camps

Blue Springs

$225 $99

Children aged 8–14 or 4–7 learn fundamental rock-climbing skills during summer camps; harness rentals included

55% Off Services

Blue Springs

$120 $54

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Up to 66% Off CrossFit or Fitness Classes–CrossFit Fig & Fig Fitness

Blue Springs

$169 $59

Students learn the basic movements of CrossFit during on-ramp class, can attend unlimited fitness classes for one or two months

Up to 83% Off Taekwondo Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $30

Tae kwon do classes teach students to defend themselves with powerful punches and kicks and gain an inner calm

74% Off Boot Camp

Kingsridge Shopping Center

$79.99 $21

Participants shed unwanted pounds in challenging group workouts that are scalable to all ages and fitness levels

Half Off Charity Pro Tennis Event for Two

The Carriage Club

$50 $25

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Tennis pros from the Kansas City area duel in a day of on-court action that benefits Genesis Promise Academy

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Kansas City

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Kansas City as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

The Fray – Up to 62% Off Concert

Starlight Theatre

$47.35 $18

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Grammy-nominated rockers behind "How to Save a Life" treat audiences to piano-driven hits and songs from their upcoming album

Up to 61% Off Tennis Club Membership and Lesson

Country Club Plaza

$240 $95

Expert staffers imbue pupils with stroke, match-play & footwork methods during private or group lessons on 1 of 14 outdoor lighted courses

Up to 52% Off Segway Tour

Country Club Plaza

$140 $69

Explore local art at Kansas City museums or outdoor exhibits, gliding on a Segway to each destination

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Countryside

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

87% Off 12 Boot-Camp Sessions

Hospital Hill

$300 $39

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One-hour boot-camp and CrossFit sessions and 30-minute CrossFit Express classes offered weekly present varied workouts

Up to 46% Off Bowling and Pizza

The Downtown Loop

$79.95 $43

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Commandeering a single lane, guests roll strikes in rental shoes while noshing on 16” cheese or pepperoni pizza

50% at The Cave Bouldering Gym

Coleman Highlands

$78 $39

Learn bouldering through an intro class and trio of visits to 2,025 sq. ft. space that's located ten stories beneath street level

Up to 54% Off Cooking Class with Chef Digiovanni

Tiffany Ballroom

$70 $35

Chef Amber guides you through her beloved recipes, sharing techniques that cut down on time and ingredients that make dishes shine

50% Off Classes at 3HO Kundalini Yoga Center

Old Hyde Park

$60 $30

The ancient practice includes meditation and deep-relaxation exercises that tap into each person's energy source

Up to 51% Off Tour from Timberview Helicopters

Northland

$297 $145

Flight over downtown area delivers views of the city center, Sprint Center, and the Plaza

Up to 58% Off Boxing, Martial Arts, and Fitness Classes

Kansas City

$65 $29

Instructors cover techniques ranging from classic pugilism to modern fitness in a range of weekly classes

Up to 51% Off Children's Gymnastics Classes

Martin City

$66 $33

Children aged 2 and older build flexibility, coordination, and confidence through gymnastics exercises and games

Up to 51% Off Self-Defense Classes

DeVry University

$40 $20

Self-defense specialist leads groups through classes that teach self-defense that uses pepper spray, stun guns, and bare hands

Up to 66% Off at Westport Yoga

West Plaza

$125 $45

Yogis of all experience levels bend their bodies with multiple styles of yoga, including Vinyasa and Hatha

Up to 57% Off at Precision Pilates

Waldo

$120 $52

Mat, barre, and Prolong classes aim to tone bodies, promote circulation, and reduce stress

Up to 80% Off 10 Classes at Pilates 1901

Rosedale

$199 $39

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Stott-trained instructors lead Pilates classes to varying skill and fitness levels, as well as Zumba dance-fitness sessions

82% Off CrossFit Classes at Brookside CrossFit

Holmes Park

$275 $49

Month-long On-Ramp program teaches you the basics of CrossFit, which combines a variety of intense strength- and endurance-based activities

Up to 76% Off Dance Classes at Kansas City Ballet

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

Teens and adults burn calories while developing technique in dance classes such as Zumba, flamenco, jazz, tap, and all-levels ballet

Up to 67% Off at Maya Yoga

Crossroads

$45 $15

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Experienced instructors impart deep-breathing exercises and ancient Ashtanga poses that cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace

Up to 56% Off a Three-Month Gym Membership

Westport

$225 $99

Three-month membership includes one month of personal training, one month of open classes, and one month of gym time

Up to 51% Off Self-Guided Arrowhead Stadium Tour

Truman Sports Complex

$40 $24

Tours explore Chiefs Hall of Honor and locker rooms of Arrowhead Stadium with a chance to throw passes on the field's sideline

Up to 84% Off Classes at KCFitnessLink

Multiple Locations

$85 $19

Yoga, Zumba, and boot-camp workouts are choreographed by certified fitness instructors

Up to 52% Off Chinese Martial Arts Classes

Waldo

$100 $50

Martial arts classes impart both discipline and self defense tactics in classes for kids or adults

50% Off Lessons at Robin Nigro Golf Academy

S. Nolan Rd.

$100 $50

Golf pros help students at any level of proficiency better their game; video analysis aids in troubleshooting clients' swings

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

61% Off Yoga Classes at Hagoyah

Waldo

$100 $39

In regular or heated rooms, beginner- to advanced-level yoga classes teach students to relax as they build strength and balance

Up to 83% Off at National Airline History Museum

Northland

$26 $12

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Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

50% Off at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Kansas City Convention Center

$80 $40

Fantasy-themed art fair with exhibit hall, film premiere, party, art director meet-and-greet, and other programming

Up to 60% Off Exotic-Car Experience

American Royal

$249.99 $99

Motorists take three laps around autocross course in a Ferrari or Lamborghini after receiving instruction

Up to 51% Off Group Fitness Classes

Northland

$45 $22

Pilates, boot-camp, and kickboxing classes blanketed in the support and resources of North Kansas City Hospital

Up to 51% Off 18 Holes at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex

Clay

$56 $28

36-hole facility leads golfers along meandering waterline of Smithville Lake and challenges shots with unpredictable wind conditions

Half Off Riding Lessons at Janet Green Stables

Liberty

$80 $39.99

46-stall stable helmed by 30-year veteran trainer Janet Green offers lessons for riders of all abilities

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Party

Multiple Locations

$125 $28

All-ages training center helps students hone self-defense skills, discipline, and fitness through classes in karate and tae kwon do

Up to 56% Off Martial Arts Classes

Northland

$100 $49

Black-belt taekwondo instructors teach students of all ages self-defense skills while increasing self confidence

Up to 53% Off Roller Skating

Northland

$16 $8

Soar across the rink on classic quad-wheeled skates, fueling up on popcorn and pitchers of soda

Up to 51% Off Golf at The Deuce at the National

Parkville

$200 $99

Challenging shots await golfers at this private club where undulating greens are lined with majestic trees

Up to 63% Off Healthy-Lifestyle Workshops or Boot Camp

Smithville

$40 $15

Work with personal trainers and nutritionists during workouts or workshops to work toward healthy, sustainable weight-loss

68% Off Foundation Classes at NKC CrossFit

Gladstone

$120 $39

CrossFit coaches lead students of all ages and abilities through the program's foundational skills and functional movements

51% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Gladstone

$69 $34

60-minute boot-camp classes mix cardio work and calisthenics with flipping tires and swinging sledgehammers

25% Off Fan Sponsorship Race-Day Package

Kansas City

$2,000 $1,499

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Have your name plastered to a race car with a sponsorship package that includes complimentary pit and garage passes

Kansas City T-Bones – 55% Off Baseball Games

I-435 West Kc-ks

$60 $27

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American Association team takes the field under the tutelage of coach and baseball legend Frank White

Up to 48% Off Golf Package with Cart and Balls

Northland

$148 $79

Generous zoysia-grass fairways and tree-lined creeks decorate an 18-hole course that players navigate with GPS-enabled carts

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club – Up to 58% Off

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club

$36 $15

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Comedy club features performers seen on Showtime and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

Up to 75% Off Bowling and Pizza at Ranch Bowl

Coronado

$71.02 $18

Newly renovated bowling facility hosts daytime or late-night sessions and fuels players with pizza from the onsite bar and grill

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Kansas City

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

55% Off Services

Coves North

$80 $36

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55% Off

Coronado

$85 $38

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

45% Off

Kansas City

$470 $259

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

49% Off

Northland

$95 $48

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

Up to 71% Off Classes at Zona Yoga

Northland/Zona Rosa

$65 $20

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Experienced instructors foster holistic wellness with Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes in an eco-friendly studio

Up to 71% Off Group Boot-Camp Classes

Northland

$100 $39

Certified trainer leads clients of all fitness levels through intense interval training that includes cardio, kickboxing, and strength work

Half Off Wine-Tasting Party at Wine Barn

Kansas City

$100 $50

Taste up to eight wines and snack on light appetizers with groups of up to 10 people

Up to 51% Off 60 Minutes of Play at the Maze Craze

Zona Rosa

$40 $20

Tackle three main attractions; the stunning mirror maze, the challenging laser maze, and the unique, personal combat laser tag arena

88% Off Classes at InBliss Yoga

Northland

$160 $20

Balance, stability, and relaxation are taught in 21 yoga classes per week

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes at Gardens of Delight

Kansas City

$78 $39

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Students of all ages take classes in yoga styles such as restorative, Hatha, and Kundalini in a gentle, healing-centered atmosphere

Up to 62% Off Group Classes at Fitness I Like

Victory Hills

$65 $29

Tone muscles and burn fat during energetic group fitness classes

Up to 85% Off Personal Training

Kansas City

$120 $25

Personal trainer guides you through workouts aimed at burning calories, building endurance, and sculpting muscles

Up to 56% Off CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cerberus

Grain Valley

$100 $49

An ever-changing array of functional movements and interval training exercises push students to their limit, improvimg strength and stamina

62% Off at CrossFit 816

Liberty Area

$155 $59

Students build muscle and flexibility with high-intensity, functional CrossFit workouts and yoga classes

Up to 52% Off Unlimited Go Karting

Lee's Summit

$27.99 $14

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Kids and adults pilot go karts along a 1,000 foot track with tight turns inspired by road courses

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

50% Off Services

Lee's Summit

$330 $165

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55% Off

Downtown Lee's Summit

$149 $67

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

55% Off Pole- and Chair-Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$44 $20

Flirty fitness classes incorporate classic burlesque props and costumes, poles, and chairs in the quest for total-body fitness

Up to 69% Off Yoga Classes at The Zen Zone

Lee's Summit

$120 $39

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Instructors help students of all levels balance their physical and mental well-being with heated, gentle, and athletic yoga classes

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A community presence in Kansas City since 1860, the Greater Kansas City YMCA forwards its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages and backgrounds at its 18 locations. Each bustling outpost proffers members an embarrassment of fitness and entertainment riches, with everything from youth camps and after-school programs to group exercise classes, such as cycling, core training, and Pilates. Clubs and social organizations help members meet like-minded friends, and family activities strengthen bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly.

14001 E 32nd St S
Independence,
MO
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Rockwood Golf Club’s short but challenging par 70 course once attracted the putting prowess of Harry S Truman, a former member before he became president, and still entertains club wielders today. Twosomes of all skill levels will take pleasure in Rockwood’s 18-hole haven of short-game skill, negotiating tight tree-lined fairways and avoiding liquid hazards, such as plentiful ponds and the temptation to drink nonpotable ball-washer fluid. Short approaches to each green are offset by a reliance on accurate tee shots, quality chips, and smooth putts over quick greens. With a loaner from Rockwood’s cart corral, legs can avoid the tiring trek from shot to shot and focus more energy on an aspiring music career.

2400 S Maywood Ave
Independence,
MO
US

Known for its history as a pioneer town and home to former president Harry S. Truman, Independence welcomes visitors to its storied sites, making them more accessible with free trolley rides. Tour the 1859 Jail and Marshal's Home and Museum to glimpse a dwelling for law breakers next to a dwelling for a law keeper, and the clandestine tryst between the abodes that resulted in a museum. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate preserves many of the original art and furnishings of the famed Bingham and Waggoner families, while the National Frontier Trails Museum hails the starting point of the westbound pioneers with bronzed pieces of nuts, raisins, and chocolate bits tracing a path westward.

318 W Pacific Ave
Independence,
MO
US

Diamond Bowl, a refreshing fusion of bowling alley and robust restaurant, serves as a hangout for pin-battering rollers hungry for lane-thundering action and thirsty for food. Games ($5) on Diamond’s eight lanes keep hook-happy fingers limber, and shoes ($3) safeguard feet from toe-stomping sore losers. Follow up your fourth turkey with tangible foodstuffs from Diamond's full menu, such as the blackened-salmon sandwich on a kaiser roll ($7.99), the well-rounded bowling burger ($7.49), or the crispy chicken-tender salad ($8.99). Serious contenders can take a break from finger calisthenics to enroll in one of Diamond Bowl's leagues, and casual players can pair their match play with drinks from Diamond’s fully stocked bar, or they can watch a less phalange-intensive sport on one of nine crystalline HD TVs. Hourly games are also available.

218 N Osage St
Independence,
MO
US

On Tuesday nights, Crossfire Recreation Center’s range masters close things to the public and begin setting up a bowling-pin shoot. After registering for the tournament-style competition, marksmen approach the range, prepare to draw from their holsters or low ready positions, and wait for the buzzer. When it sounds, competitors get 30 seconds to flatten five bowling pins set up 25 feet away.

At all other times, Crossfire’s 10-lane, 75-foot indoor range—rated for most handgun cartridges that are shot or thrown at less than 2,000 feet per second—welcomes guests to hone their marksmanship or train for the next bowling-pin shoot. The range’s cable system positions targets that include both standard and zombie silhouettes. Four instructors uphold the training standards of the NRA, teaching classes from the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course to private marksmanship sessions. For shooters who frequent the range twice a month or more, Crossfire’s staff offers them reduced rates through membership options. Crossfire shares a building with Arms Mart, a pro shop with an onsite gunsmith.

21200 E Truman Rd
Independence,
MO
US

Since 2009, the Kansas City Dirty Duo race has helped parlay mud into money for charity. Stretched across mostly flat terrain inside Kansas Speedway, the race sends teams of two biking and running around a course nearly six miles in length. Mystery obstacles add an extra challenge to each mile, and right before the finish line, there’s a massive 40-foot mud pit where teams can to play gloopy games of Marco Polo before completing the race. Kids as young as five years old can get in on the dirty dashing, too, by joining the one-mile Dirty Duo Jr. race. Once everyone has crossed their respective finish lines, the festivities continue with a post-race celebration featuring music, food, and cold refreshments.

12404 U.S. 40
Independence,
MO
US

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