Things To Do in Iowa

$69 for Private or Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Taylor

$360 $69

Seasoned dance instructors teach individuals or couples the basics of ballroom dance in a private or group setting

3-Month Membership or Membership with 12 Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at 319 Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

319 Fitness

Longfellow

$140 $69

Trainers combine the unlimited use of their equipment and facilities with one-on-one lessons that guide members toward goals

Portugal. The Man and Grouplove at Harrah's Stir Cove on Friday, August 22, at 7 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Portugal. The Man, and Grouplove

Harrah's Council Bluffs

$45 $25

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A double dose of infectious indie-rock from the popular hitmakers behind "People Say" and "Tongue Tied"

3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 71% Off)

The Formula Experience

Iowa Speedway

$99 $29

Burn rubber in a Porsche Boxster on a race-rack ridealong with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car for 5 or 10 laps

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at John Wayne Birthplace (50% Off)

John Wayne Birthplace

Winterset

$14 $7

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

$56 $30

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

One Adult or Child Entry in Charge for Fun Obstacle-Course Mud Run from HARD CHARGE on August 2 (Up to 46% Off)

HARD CHARGE

Cownie Sports Complex

$75 $49

Racers plunge through mud, sand, and water on a obstacle course followed by free beer at a post-race party

One Adult or Child Entry in Charge for Fun Obstacle-Course Mud Run from HARD CHARGE on August 2 (Up to 48% Off)

HARD CHARGE

Cownie Sports Complex

$75 $39

Racers plunge through mud, sand, and water on a obstacle course followed by free beer at a post-race party

$50 for a Segway Tour for Two at Chestnut Mountain Resort ($100 Value)

Chestnut Mountain Resort - Leisure Offers

Chestnut Mountain Resort

$100 $50

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Groups of up to eight people learn to operate Segways and then take a 3-mile route through the lush landscape of Chestnut Mountain

Kids' Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from El Arte Uncorked (Half Off)

El Arte Uncorked

Monkey Joe's

$40 $20

During 90-minute classes held at Monkey Joe's, kids paint their own masterpiece on a 16"x20" canvas; parents may join kids for no added cost

Wine and Craft Beer Festival for Two or Four from Ankeny SummerFest on July 13 (Up to 56% Off)

Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce

Ankeny

$40 $19

Corks and Caps event brings together local wineries and breweries to provide samples, while live music provides the background beat

BaconPalooza! at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, August 23 (Up to 58% Off)

BaconPalooza!

Memorial Auditorium

$82.70 $35

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Celebrate all things bacon with a bacon-eating contest, food from local vendors, beer and wine, and live music

5 or 10 Art-Studio Sessions at Glazed Expressions (Up to 81% Off)

Glazed Expressions

Clive

$40 $10

Three-hour sessions provide use of studio for creation of art pieces such as canvas painting, pottery and glass fusing

Discovery Flight for Up to Three or Eight-Week Ground School at Advanced Air Incorporated (Up to 62% Off)

Advanced Air Incorporated

Council Bluffs

$524 $199

Ground school and practice flight preps prospective pilots for FAA exams; discovery flight lets up to three passengers enjoy scenic views

5K Warrior Run, 10K Trail Run Race, or Family Scavenger Hunt from Grinnell Games (Up to 51% Off)

Grinnell Games

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Families team up for kid-friendly scavenger hunt, racers crawl through mud in Warrior Race 5K, or sprint to the finish line in trail run 10K

$105 for $190 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — B Squared Recording Studios

B Squared Recording Studios

Des Moines

$190 $105

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

$15 for Five Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta' Dish ($30 Value)

Whatta' Dish

West Des Moines

$30 $15

Studio-fee sessions allow guests to embellish a wide variety of bisque pieces

Hank Williams Jr. and Ted Nugent at Mid-America Center on July 17 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Hank Williams Jr. and Ted Nugent

Mid-America Center

$54.50 $27

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Legendary outlaw country artist and five-time Entertainer of the Year joins the Motor City Madman for a high-octane live show

Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, and Little River Band at Mid-America Center on Friday, June 6 (Up to 34% Off)

Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, and Little River Band

MID-AMERICA CENTER

$44 $30

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Beloved classic rock acts treat fans to timeless hits such as "Jessie's Girl," "Baby Hold On," and "Reminiscing"

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Wielding products from brands such as Skin Script, the spa techs at 100% Pure Pro cater to all skin types with treatments for the whole body. In addition to traditional facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasions aim to minimize fine lines and signs of aging, and waxing sessions rid bodies of unwanted hair on faces, arms, legs, and bikini areas. Staff artists also travel about, dolling up brides for their big day with expert makeup applications and instant microwave veils.

3601 42nd St NE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

Cycle Down Dawg indoor cycling studio guides groups through heart-pumping workouts set to beat-dropping music with videos and lighting. The studio also offers TRX strength-building classes, yoga sessions for all levels, barre, and cyco-barre classes which combine cycling and barre. Instructors also lead additional high-impact workouts during certain specialty classes, like the popular total-body workouts cycle-TRX and cycle-yoga, which help clients stay tone and fit while having fun.

5958 Ashworth Rd.
West Des Moines,
IA
US

At Just Train For Life Fitness, certified P90X trainers motivate fit-seekers to push themselves to lead healthier lives through high-intensity P90X classes. The body-sculpting regimens blend cardio, resistance training, core work, and mobility exercises, and can be modified to suit varying levels of fitness. Though the workouts are challenging, the trainers cultivate a friendly atmosphere and opt for positive encouragement over in-your-face shouting or stealing the slowest performer's lunch money.

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Ankeny,
IA
US

Flickinger's Dye for Education runs let participants get active while supporting the Learning Center and its mission to help educate the community. Unlike traditional charity runs, Dye for Education's live up to their name by blasting runners with colored, non-toxic cornstarch as they make their way along the run's route. By the end, runners are covered head to toe in the vibrant, temporary dye, a fun testament to their participation in the charity event. To add to the runner's sense of accomplishment, all proceeds from the runs support the non-profit Learning Center and its programs.

413 Mulberry Ave
Muscatine,
IA
US

Fishing and boating activities abound at Pioneer Beach Resort, which has sheltered vacationers inside rustic cabins near the wooded shores of Spirit Lake and Okoboji Lake since the 1920s. Sprinkled across the resort's idyllic grounds, eight air-conditioned cabins each regale guests with a full kitchen, barbecue, and picnic table. As kids frolic across a playground, fishermen can stock up on snacks and live bait at the onsite, full-service bait-and-tackle shop before rehearsing largemouth-bass calls from atop ample fishing benches on a boating dock stretching 100 feet into the glistening waters. Resort guests may also charter pontoons by the hour ($100 for the first hour, $50 per hour after the first). Pioneer Beach Resort is nestled in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes region, which brims with outdoor recreation, art galleries, live music, and a historic amusement park.

940 252nd Ave
Spirit Lake,
IA
US

Inspired by trips to the state's northwestern lakes, Okoboji Grill conjures the wayfaring spirit of summer vacation with hearty American comfort food. Chefs marinate chicken strips in beer before hand-breading them in a secret blend of spices, crown crispy onion strings with Iowa-raised pork chops, and stack thin-sliced meats into towering club sandwiches and edible replicas of the Chrysler Building. Okoboji Grill also culls recipes from international cuisines, adding an American take to greek gyros, housemade tzatziki sauce, and italian bruschetta and pastas.

6050 SE 14th St
Des Moines,
IA
US