Things To Do In Jacksonville

Up to Half Off at 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

50% Off Personal Fitness Program

Tyler

$50 $25

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Up to 40% Off Ziplining

Nacogdoches

$80 $50

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Fly through a forest setting at day or night with speedy glides down five ziplines that range from 225 feet to the 900-foot dual line

Up to 53% Off at 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

Up to 61% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons or Party

Terrell

$85 $39

Instructors teach horseback-riding basics to groups of up to six students; birthday parties include riding time and food for each guest

Up to 50% Off Horse Riding or Birthday Party

Post Oak Bend City

$75 $39

Individualized 60-minute lessons or rides with an instructor; party includes horseback riding and a party room

Up to 50% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

TEXAS MOTORPLEX

$58 $29

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

50% Off Hot-Yoga Classes

Ennis

$50 $25

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55% Off Services

Seagoville

$200 $90

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

55% Off

Seagoville

$100 $45

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

Up to 54% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Crandall

$120 $55

1,200-acre working cattle ranch sprawls with riding trails and pastoral vistas

Up to 66% Off Exotic-Car Experience

Dallas Raceway

$249.99 $89

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

Up to 54% Off from Zombie Race

Cousins Paintball

$95 $44

Pursued by costumed zombies, runners conquer military-style obstacles from monkey bars to a mud mountain en route to the post-race party

Up to 67% Off Obstacle-Course Race 

Forney

$119 $39

Runners and climbers traverse more than four miles of obstacles to reach an after-party with beer and music; optional competition for prizes

Up to 59% Off at Official Paintball Games of Texas

Forney

$22.99 $10

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Paintballers navigate 56 acres of terrain populated with cars and helicopters, replica villages, forts, obstacles and wooded terrain

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of two area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Up to 82% Off All-Day Paintball Package at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$104 $19

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

67% Off Four-Week Boot Camp at Transformation Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$179 $59

Clients get in shape with cardio, strength, and core exercises as trainers provide positive, non-military-style encouragement

Up to 54% Off Women’s Classes at P31 Fitness

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Trainers engage cores and limbs during an ever-changing lineup of boot-camp-style workouts designed for a range of ages and fitness levels

Up to 51% Off Unlimited CrossFit Membership

Greenville

$100 $50

CrossFit's system of intense functional exercises can be tailored to each student

60% Off Robotics Camp at Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$399.95 $159

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

61% Off Month of Unlimited Boot Camp

Centre Place

$99 $39

Kick an exercise regimen into gear with boot-camp classes that focus on boosting strength, flexibility, endurance, and nutrition

70% Off Jay Johnson’s Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Elite athletes lead fitness obstacle courses and games during high-intensity boot-camp workouts favored by professional cheerleaders

78% Off at White Tiger Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$90 $20

Students learn tae kwon do skills in one private lesson and four group classes led by master instructors with decades of training

Up to 74% Off Fitness Programs

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Youth training helps athletes succeed on the field; bootcamps run three times per week and include progress tracking and a T-shirt

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Camps incorporate sprints, calisthenics, and strength-training; routines and diet advice designed by a U.S. Army diver and celebrity trainer

Up to 58% Off at Rockwall Deer Processing

Rockwall

$60 $30

Team of experienced butchers breaks down deer, elk, and hogs into burgers, steaks, jerky, and smoked sausages

51% Off Personal Training

Rockwall

$93 $46

Trainers guide clients through exercise routines using weight training to increase metabolism, strength, bone density & muscle tone

Up to 51% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Ridge Pointe Athletic Club

$100 $50

BJJ Black Belt Collin Grayson teaches the techniques of World Champion Caio Terra with chokes, joint locks and other grappling moves

81% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Rockwall

$206 $39

Certified black-belt instructors guide students of all ages through punching, kicking, and self-defense techniques in a private studio

Up to 69% Off Adults' or Kids' MMA Classes

Rockwall

$75 $29

Instructors impart the techniques of muay thai, kickboxing, and submission wrestling on students

Up to 70% Off Flexibility and Contortionist Classes

Rockwall

$75 $29

Empowering workouts that focus on upper body, breath, core strength, and confidence

Repticon – 50% Off

Riverview Hall

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

56% Off Athletic-Development Classes

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

Up to 58% Off from 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 46% Off Gator-Park Party

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$112 $60

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Eight kids and their parents eat ice cream, gaze at alligators and zebras, and celebrate in a private party room

64% Off Boot Camp

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$70 $25

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Up to 59% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

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

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

Shreveport

$80 $36

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44% Off

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

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

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"

Near Shreveport Airport

$400 $199

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

Up to 54% Off Play Time and Pizza

Shreveport

$19.75 $9

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

Up to 58% Off Intro Scuba or Snorkeling Class

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

Up to 60% Off Paintball at Madddogz

Waxahachie

$24.99 $15

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Six fields challenge players equipped with rented guns and unlimited CO2 refills

Up to 66% Off Kids Gymnastic Classes

Waxahachie

$85 $29

Kids begin to develop gymnastic skills such as somersaulting, cartwheeling, and backbends; annual fee included in cost of Groupon

68% Off CrossFit Classes

Waxahachie

$120 $39

Trainers create a fun and lively environment for workouts, using CrossFit’s system of varied exercises and functional movements

Up to 59% Off at Fuel Yoga Lounge

Downtown Waxahachie

$80 $40

Instructors lead yoga, barre, and Pilates classes

Up to 54% Off Music Lessons

Lancaster

$40 $20

Lessons introduce students to techniques for playing the piano or guitar, or help develop singing skills

Up to 67% Off Personal Training

Anytime Fitness Gym

$180 $69

Seasoned personal trainers lead custom aerobic workouts designed to improve endurance, muscle, and flexibility

64% Off Power-Stretching Classes

Bossier City

$70 $25

45-minute power-stretching classes combine yoga poses and Pilates exercises to develop flexibility, balance, and core strength

50% Off Dance Lessons

Bossier City

$50 $25

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Up to 69% Off from Paintball International

Splat Zone Paintball

$60 $19

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

55% Off

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

Bossier City

$120 $30

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

Up to 62% Off at Dynamic Yoga 4 Love

Red Oak

$65 $29

Yoga sessions in rooms heated to 95 degrees, traditional Hatha and Vinysasa flow Yoga, Chill Yoga, Zumba, and Pilates Core

Up to 69% Off Polo Lessons

Batchler Springs

$160 $49

Instructors prepare students to play in full polo games through lessons that teach hitting basics and English-style riding techniques

Up to 52% Off Kayaking or Paddleboarding

Rowlett

$60 $32

Seasoned kayakers lead sightseeing tours across Lake Ray Hubbard's scenic waters; an individual kayak or standup-paddleboard rental

Up to 52% Off Open Play or Birthday Party

Rowlett

$50 $24

Punch cards grant access to 5 or 10 open-play one-hour sessions; up to 15 birthday guests play soccer or dodge ball and party with cake

Select Local Merchants

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 County Road 4405
Jacksonville,
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

As befitting the course title, the 18 holes of Twin Lakes Golf Course Canton wrap around a pair of large, shimmering lakes deep in the heart of a 1,000-acre tree farm. The Robert Hay design ensures that these aquatic locales will directly influence play, forcing carries on six separate occasions, including the very first tee shot. ProLink GPS systems onboard the Yamaha golf carts help players navigate the ordeal, showing how many yards lie between them and the TifEagle Bermuda grass greens, pointing out the course’s 51 bunkers, and calculating the running speed of the course yeti.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,171 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.4 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 135 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

300 Vz County Road 1103
Canton,
TX
US

Supreme Golf makes maintaining an oft-pricey golf addiction a bit easier on the wallet by granting golfers discounts at golf courses and golf schools, as well as cutting the price of books, golf clubs, and nutritional supplements. Golfers can enjoy relaxing, discounted rounds at area courses in cities across the country including such area courses as Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, Gateway National Golf Links in St. Louis and St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in Atlanta, soaking in the sights and badgering local pros for analysis of the annual caddie draft.

200 Pinnacle Club Drive
Mabank,
TX
US

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