Things To Do In Jacksonville

50% Off Haunted Tours and Overnight Tours

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours

Alton

$70 $35

Guests use ghost-monitoring equipment to search for the spirits of folks who met their end in this historic spa and hotel

Up to 45% Off a Walking Tour from Alton Hauntings

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

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Up to 51% Off

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

$22 $11

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Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

Up to 61% Off Circus

Loomis Bros. Circus

Multiple Locations

$22.09 $12

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Traveling circus delights audiences with clowns and acrobats, as well as trained tigers and elephants

Gold's Gym – Up to 69% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

Multiple Locations

$159 $49

Guests pedal and punch in famous gym's group fitness classes; advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques

85% Off Kickboxing Classes

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

$65 $10

Kickboxing classes welcome students of all levels to shape up quickly with series of kicks, punches, and drill work.

Up to 69% Off at Riverbend CrossFit

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

$120 $39

Instructors create revolving daily workouts that enhance strength, power, and agility while using everything from barbells to push sleds

80% Off at Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Edwardsville

$147 $29

Personal trainer coaches boot-campers through custom workouts while providing exercise tips, nutrition advice, and motivation

85% Off June Fitness-Challenge Gym Workouts

Bring the Heat

Multiple Locations

$340 $50

After completing 20 workouts during June, exercisers are entered in a drawing to win a three-month gym membership

Up to 65% Off Bowling Packages at Crest Bowl

Crest Bowl

Florissant

$64.52 $25

Bowlers lace up included shoes before toppling pins down 1 of 32 up-to-date lanes in an alley with a pizzeria and bar

Up to 50% American Food at Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant & Sports Bar

$20 $11

American food, including buffalo wings, burgers, and pizza, is served up in a casual restaurant and bar outfitted with arcade games

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

$125 $35

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

45% Off Fitness Studio

All You! Studio & Party Place

Troy

$20 $11

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

52% Off Introductory Helicopter Lesson

HeliSat

Moscow Mills

$312.50 $149

An hour of ground school, complete with a log book, prefaces 30-minute introductory flights, overseen by an instructor

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

Kids World Gymnastics

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Gotham Dream Cars

The Family Arena

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

40% Off Admission to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

$10 $6

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The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Bowling at St. Charles Lanes

St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$48 $24

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

48% Off an Introductory Flight Lesson

St. Charles Flying Service

Portage Des Sioux

$99 $50.99

After 30 minutes of prep, students and a certified instructor take a 30-minute flight over the holiday lights of St. Louis

50% Off Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box

Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

Up to 67% Off Kids' Dance Classes

J5 Center of Contemporary Arts

Saint Charles

$68 $29

Preschoolers aged 3–5 work out & learn to dance with hip-hop moves; kids 6 & up develop focus & discipline during ballet, tap & jazz classes

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

Happy Together Tour – Up to 51% Off Concert with The Turtles

Happy Together Tour

Family Arena

$57 $28

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The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie lead an annual classic-rock revue with Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner and Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

(6370)
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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 53% Off Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

$55 $27

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

25% Off Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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

Up to 67% Off Bowling and Pizza or Party

Harvest Lanes

Saint Charles

$45 $15

Bowling alley sports 24 lanes with seating, tables, and automatic scoring, as well as a snack bar, lounge, and arcade

Up to 67% Off Bowling and Pizza

Cave Springs Lanes

Saint Peters

$45 $15

Bowling alley with 36 lanes hosts duos, quintets, and birthday parties for two hours of lane time plus pizza

92% Off at STL Yoga LLC

STL Yoga LLC

St. Peters

$241 $20

Classes include relaxation therapy, Pilates yoga, prenatal yoga, and Zumba; students take 19 different classes

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp for Beginners

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

Up to 60% Off at Great Skate Roller Rink

Great Skate Roller Rink

Saint Peters

$16 $8

Groups slip into rental skatesa and glide around rink while four 45-minute lessons help students learn basic roller-skating techniques

63% Off Wine Tasting and Dancing

Dance Pizazz

Saint Peters

$159 $59

Enjoy variety of wines as pro dancers tango, salsa, cha-cha, and swing; couples then take the floor for private 30-minute lesson

84% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$129 $21

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 50% Off Women's Self-Defense Course

Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center

Saint Peters

$90 $45

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Women practice striking padded instructors with hands, feet, knees, & elbows & learn to correctly deploy mace & tasers during 4-hour course

River City Rascals – Up to 58% Off Baseball Game

River City Rascals

T.R. Hughes Ballpark

$24 $12

The Rascals open the season on May 9 in pursuit of their second Frontier League title and their sixth winning season in seven years

Up to 48% Off at Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center

Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center

O'Fallon

$22 $14

Family-friendly aquatic center features a lazy river, two water slides, a 1-meter spring diving board, and a kids' splash area

55% Off Guitar Lessons

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

$165 $75

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

56% Off Martial Arts

O'fallon Family Martial Arts

O'Fallon

$50 $22

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 Yoga or Pilates Sessions

Pilates & Yoga for Life

O'Fallon

$150 $39

During yoga classes, students hold a series of flowing poses that enhance flexibility; Pilates classes build core strength

Up to 64% Off Dance Classes

The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet

O'Fallon

$54 $20

Family-owned business with a 54-year history offers classes such as tumbling, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet for students of all ages

Up to 55% Off a Speed-Training or Soccer Program

Elite FT

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

Professional athletes and coaches teach running mechanics and balance in conditioning camps or train kids in intensive soccer camps

50% Off Pottery Painting at Pottery Hollow 

Pottery Hollow

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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

Up to 78% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

HOT YOGA EDWARDSVILLE

Glen Carbon

$160 $39

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

63% Off Volleyball Team Registration with Stratman Sports

Stratman Sports

Maryland Heights

$270 $99

Volleyball teams play indoors, on sand, or on grass in a variety of league games and tournaments

Up to 59% Off Yoga Classes

Breath of Life Health & Wellness Center

Richmond Heights

$120 $49

Experienced yoga instructors guide yogis of all skill levels through classes that range from gentle Hatha yoga to high-energy Vinyasa flow

Up to 55% Off Distillery Tours at Mastermind Vodka

Mastermind Vodka

Granite City

$70 $35

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Groups tour the digs where distillers create small batches of American vodka from Midwestern grains

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

Game Haven STL

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 57% Off Golf at Innsbrook Resort

Innsbrook Resort

Innsbrook

$80 $39

Dramatic elevation changes create challenging layouts that also feature frequent water hazards and deep bunkers surrounding contoured greens

Up to 77% Off Hapkido Lessons

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc.

Wentzville

$350 $79

Lessons are available for students of all skill levels; both options include one uniform

Up to 66% Off Taekwondo Classes

Soo Kim Martial Arts

Peoria

$140 $49

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

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

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

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

64% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

$335 $119

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

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

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 at Ruth Park Golf Course

Ruth Park Golf Course

University City

$50 $25

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Nine-hole course features hilly, tree-lined terrain with Zoysia grass tees and fairways

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes in University City

D's Yoga Home

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

61% Off a Photography Workshop from STLPhotoArt

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 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

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

Up to 50% Off at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

$30 $17

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Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 81% Off at Bikram Yoga Chesterfield

Bikram Yoga Chesterfield

Chesterfield

$140 $29

Certified Bikram-yoga instructors impart 24 beginner-friendly poses and 2 breathing exercises in a room filled with toxin-ousting heat

Up to 50% Off Open Bounce, Party, or Camp

BounceU St. Louis

Multiple Locations

$59 $35

Air-filled slides, obstacle courses, and bouncy houses allow kids to expel energy and have fun in a safe, supervised environment

73% Off Kids' Brazilian Jujitsu Classes

S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chesterfield

$75 $20

Brazilian jujitsu classes instill self-discipline and martial-arts skills in kids aged 6–13

Up to 59% Off Classes at Sumit's Hot Yoga St. Louis

Sumit's Hot Yoga St. Louis

Chesterfield

$155 $69

Hot classes with adjustments for all fitness levels; can increase metabolism, burn fat, and boost cardio endurance and flexibility

Up to 50% Off Indoor Mini Golf

Chesterfield Sports Fusion

Chesterfield

$40 $20

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Indoor entertainment facility welcomes adults and kids with indoor mini golf and video arcade

Up to 59% Off Drop-In Reformer Pilates Classes

Pilates + Yoga Studio

Chesterfield

$183 $75

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers reformer Pilates classes, which focus on underused muscles with Pilates exercises on machines

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating Packages

Hardee's Iceplex

Chesterfield

$14 $6

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

28% Off Preseason Football Game

St. Louis Rams Preseason Games

Edward Jones Dome

$54 $39

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St. Louis gears up for the 16-game regular season with two preseason games against 2013 playoff teams

Up to 57% Off Water-Park Packages in Ferguson

Splash at Wabash

Ferguson

$21.50 $10

Water park with two slides, zero-entry pool, toddler area, and lazy river entertains patrons and refuels them with tasty concessions.

50% Off American Cuisine at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Benton Park

$50 $25

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Homey dishes such as wiener schnitzel and beef wellington served in a mansion rumored to be haunted; family-style chicken dinner on Sundays

53% Off Round of Golf with Balls and Drinks

Family Golf & Learning Center

Saint Louis

$43 $20

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

The Magic House – 40% Off Admission

The Magic House

Saint Louis

$50 $30

(475)

Interactive exhibits invite little ones to service cars, climb beanstalks, and solve detective mysteries in a 1900s-era Victorian mansion

Up to 53% Off Bowling for Four

Crestwood Bowl

Crestwood Bowl

$40.35 $19

Bowling alley more than 50-years-old serves up pizza & soda as bowlers pummel pins for one hour

62% Off Classes at St. Louis Spinning

St. Louis Spinning

Brentwood

$50 $19

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Cycling-centric fitness studio with 40 bikes hosts heart- & leg-pumping stationary rides as well as core classes & yoga for adults

Up to 52% Off at Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

$30 $15

Visitors play the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers through a two-hour simulated space mission to the Moon, Mars, or a comet

50% Off Wine and Appetizers at The Vino Gallery

The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$20 $10

Snack on small plates or arrays of almonds or olives while sipping wine and beer by the glass

Up to 50% Off Bowling Package at Show Me Lanes

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

$30 $15

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Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

Up to 45% Off Draft Beer Tasting or Draft Beer and Appetizers

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.

Saint Louis

$34.50 $19

Rotating selection of 11 draft beers on tap; signature brews include ales, lagers, and seasonal draft beers

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Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.

112 N 6th St
Springfield,
IL
US

The golf carts at The Woodlands Golf Club take players on a grassy roller-coaster ride over frequent changes in elevation and down fairways brimming with challenging lies at every turn. Play intertwines perilously with a winding creek at many points, with a scant three holes, like a cautious wicked witch, managing to avoid water altogether. All 18 holes launch players down zoysia grass fairways from one of four tees, challenging each club in the bag en route to greens that hold approaches and roll true. On the last hole, the newly refurbished clubhouse provides a scenic backdrop for the homestretch.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Total length of 6,418 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 70.6 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 123 from the back tees

  • Four sets of tees per hole

23745 North Centennial Road
Jerseyville,
IL
US

Mixing the outdoor ruggedness of paintball with the pain-free shooting of laser tag, Mission Ready Outdoor Laser Tag drops combatants of all ages into a fun-filled, bruise-free arena. Hay bales and obstacles dot the outdoor course, offering shooters a decent vantage point from which to unload volleys of laser beams in efforts to win the field. The coursemasters can accommodate large parties for special occasions or bring all of the required gear inside for private indoor sessions that forge friendships easier than legislation mandating daily compliments.

4549 Titchenal Road
Brighton,
IL
US

Just as a proper saloon should, Cowboy Slim's provides folks with cold drinks, good food, and live music. Behind the stick, bartenders mix and shake a variety of drinks—ideal for sipping as a prelude to barbecue feasts cooked slow-and-low in the natural-wood smoker.

7120 Montclair Avenue
Godfrey,
IL
US

To the sounds of rollicking live piano music, Ragin Cajun Piano Bar celebrates the cuisine and culture of Louisiana with a tempting menu of crayfish, bourbon-glazed steaks, juicy burgers, and spicy andouille. Bowls of crayfish étouffée in a creamy roux and chicken wings slathered in a piquant voodoo sauce evoke images of the sunny South, and an open-air balcony and a second-story patio frame stunning views of a river town that shares the Mississippi with New Orleans. On weekends, live piano players bang out popular rock and pop tunes as patrons sing and dance along, contrasting with somber weekday lectures on the differences between English common law and Napoleonic code.

210 W 3rd St
Alton,
IL
US

Good Times, Tasty Food, Cold Drinks, Great Memories at your Family Fun Bowling Center

We have a variety of events and activities for everyone. Outdoor tent parties, live music, bowling leagues and tournaments, fundraisers, classic car shows, and great food

3003 Washington Avenue
Alton,
IL
US