Things To Do In Jefferson City

53% Off Visit to National Churchill Museum

Fulton

$15 $7

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

50% Off Youth Martial-Arts Membership

Columbia

$100 $50

Kids' classes include tae kwon do, wrestling, and MMA

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Town & Country Lanes

$28 $17

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Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off Target Shooting Packages

Boonville

$90 $47

Pairs or foursomes enjoy a day of target shooting on one of two courses while taking in picturesque scenery

Up to 59% Off at Perche Creek Golf Club

Columbia

$70 $29

Course of par 3 holes eases beginner golfers into game and challenges veterans with ample opportunity for short-game improvement

Up to 64% Off Video Gaming

Village South

$28 $10

Gaming lounge with Playstation 3, XBOX 360, and custom-built, high-powered PC consoles, adult beverages; snack bar on the premises

Up to 55% Off Lessons at Columbia Academy of Music

Downtown Columbia

$66 $33

Accomplished musicians instruct pupils in instrument basics, musical styles, or audio-production fundamentals in series of 30-minute lessons

Up to 82% Off Krav Maga Classes

Multiple Locations

$250 $45

In a gym run by decorated martial-arts masters Jeff and Jade Hockman, clients enhance physical fitness and learn combat moves

Up to 73% Off Karate Classes

Columbia

$149 $49

A martial artist with 26 years of experience teaches both kids and adults how to employ karate techniques to defend themselves

Up to 75% Off Curves Membership or Classes

Multiple Locations

$167 $49

30-minute circuit workouts for women intersperse weight-training with 60 seconds of aerobics; 30-minute Zumba classes teach aerobic dance.

Up to 55% Off Wine-Tasting Package at Cooper's Oak Winery

Boonville

$21 $10

Sip samples of wine from commemorative take-home glasses; use gift certificate toward a bottle of wine or soup and sandwiches at the café

Up to 54% Off Rock Climbing

Third Ward

$98 $45

Professional rock-climbing staff stands ready to teach classes from beginner-friendly belay basics to advanced certifications

76% Off Private Lessons at Palen Music Center

Broadway Marketplace

$80 $19

Pick up the fundamentals of guitar, bass, drums, or piano taught by talented instructors

Up to 55% Off Camping with Rafting

Benton

$56 $25

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

Up to 55% Off Zipline Tour or Camping at Blue Springs Ranch

Bourbon

$80 $39

Visitors sail through the tree canopy for 3,000 feet over four ziplines or traverse the Meramac River in a canoe before pitching a tent

Half Off Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Beaufort

$40 $20

Taste five samples of wine during a 45-minute outside tour around the vineyard led by the vintner

Up to 50% Off a Guided Educational Wildlife Tour

Stanton

$16 $8

Tour of US Department of Agriculture–licensed park showcases more than 400 animals; guests can hold baby alligators, snakes, and frogs

45% Off

Troy

$20 $11

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52% Off Introductory Helicopter Lesson

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 67% Off Personal Training Sessions

Troy

$60 $20

Fitness pros help clients shed unwanted pounds and set personal goals in one-on-one sessions

50% Off Open-Play Paintball

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Warriors fire 100 paintballs and dodge their opponents during open-play bouts on nine fields

Up to 51% Off Party Package at Playtime Party Center

Wentzville

$64.73 $32

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Family fun center entertains guests with two indoor playgrounds, arcade with classic games, and concession area with snacks and pizza

56% Off 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

O'Fallon

$150 $39

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

48% Off Fitness Classes at The Fitness Fuzion

O'Fallon

$50 $25.99

High-energy classes include Zumba dance fitness, R.I.P.P.E.D, pole dancing, Piloxing, and Insanity, an intense interval-training workout

Up to 64% Off Dance Classes

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 Half Off Golf for Two

O'Fallon

$64 $32

18-hole, par 57 executive course beckons players with 3,210 yards of zoysia grass lit for golfing at night

50% Off Winery Experience at Chandler Hill Vineyards

Defiance

$120 $60

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Tour the winery, taste from the barrel, sip a reserve wine flight, and enjoy dinner, all overlooking rolling vineyards and a scenic lake

Up to 77% Off Virtual Golf

Wildwood

$140 $35

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Within lively pub, golf simulators replicate 54 world-famous courses and offer stroke play, scramble, and driving-range modes

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

Up to 50% Off Vintage Market Days Antique Event

Wyman Center

$20 $10

Vintage event held in the hills of Wildwood brims with antique jewelry, clothing, home decor, and original art from curated vendors

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

55% Off Services

Chesterfield

$100 $45

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

73% Off Kids' Brazilian Jujitsu Classes

Chesterfield

$75 $20

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

50% Off

Chesterfield

$200 $100

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

Up to 57% Off Ice-Skating Packages

Hardees Iceplex

$14 $6

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

51% Off Drop-In Yoga Classes

Chesterfield

$120 $59

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers sculpting & Pilates mat classes as well as Yin, Vinyasa & hatha yoga classes during the week

Up to 50% Off Indoor Mini Golf

Chesterfield

$40 $20

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

Up to 91% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $10

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 70% Off Bodywise Boot Camp, Boxing, and Kickboxing

Ballwin

$59 $29

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Trainers blend punches and kicks with pushups, jump rope, and weightlifting for a full-body workout

65% Off Yoga Classes

Ballwin

$120 $42

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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Half Off

Hannibal

$22 $11

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

Up to 62% Off Personal Training

Dummy Address

$210 $80

Personal trainers help instill healthy habits and fat-burning fitness regimens

Up to 56% Off Shooting-Range Package

Valley Park

$69 $36

Indoor shooting lanes display paper targets at distances of up to 75 ft.

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

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

The Family Arena

$249 $125

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

48% Off an Introductory Flight Lesson

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

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

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

Up to 51% Off Pizza and Bowling at St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$46 $23

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

Up to 67% Off Kids' Dance Classes

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

Boston – Up to 39% Off Concert

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

$24 $18

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Legendary rock outfit serenades with "More Than A Feeling," "Amanda," and other hits and deep cuts; supporting act The Doobie Brothers

50% Off Services

Maryland Heights

$70 $35

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

Up to 59% Off Yoga Classes

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 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

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

Up to 51% Off Round at Creve Coeur Golf Course

Saint Louis

$50 $25

Nine holes of golf through undulating terrain with tree-lined fairways and stone-lined ponds

43% Off at Bolivar Golf Club

Bolivar

$30 $17

Golfers traverse 9-hole, par 36 course twice for an 18-hole round

36% Off First-Time Solo Skydive

417 SKYDIVE

$275 $175

Experience instructors teach students the basics in a four-hour, hands-on ground school, before taking to the sky for a solo jump

50% Off Ice Skating

Saint Louis

$14 $7

Groups of two, four, or six skaters lace up in rental skates and take to the ice during public-skate sessions

Up to 67% Off Personal Training at GraceFitness

Saint Louis

$50 $20

Trainer with more than 16 years of experience helps clients meet their fitness goals, whether that's to lose weight or build muscle mass

Up to 60% Off Boxing and Cage Fitness Classes

Fenton

$25 $12

Fitness instructors lead fast-paced boxing, kickboxing, and cage fitness classes that build strength and endurance in an upbeat atmosphere

Up to 76% Off Gym Memberships and Personal Training

Fenton

$320 $99

Enjoy full access to the gym with up to six family members; personal training session included with each option

Up to 76% Off Yoga Fusion Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

Up to 50% Off at Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

$53.90 $27

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Unlimited all-day access to professionally designed mini-golf courses, bumper boats, and go-karts, as well as sessions in the batting cages

50% Off Services

Fenton

$80 $40

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

Up to 74% Off at Imperial Bowl

Imperial

$59 $20

Thirty lanes host group bowling outings that include free shoe rental and pizza

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Packages for Two

Arnold

$79 $39

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18-lane indoor range caters to comfort with roomy booths, automatic target retrieval, and a HEPA-filtered ventilation system

Up to 73% Off at Webster Yogaworks

Webster Yogaworks

$119 $39

Yoga practitioners find mind/body balance at a brand-new studio with hardwood floors and large windows that let in plenty of natural light

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

St. Louis Gymnastics Centre

$150 $39

Studio's owner uses his 13 years of experience in the fitness industry to lead clients through boot-camp-style workouts

Up to 86% Off at ATT Evolution

Rock Hill

$214.50 $29

Students learn MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through fitness classes which run by UFC star Tyron Woodley

Up to 55% Off at Shrewsbury Lanes

Shrewsbury

$32.50 $15

Pairs or groups of four knock down pins while enjoying cold soda or beer in a retro-style bowling alley

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

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 53% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes with Yearly Membership Fee

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

Up to 51% Off Barge Ride or a Private Pontoon 

Crystal City

$50 $25

Cruise across an underground lake inside a climate-controlled facility that boasts approximately 200 acres of subterranean space

Up to 91% Off Yoga or Martial Arts Classes

Maplewood

$200 $20

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Choose from yoga, tai chi, self-defense, and integrative martial arts sessions, which cover dozens of techniques from around the world

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Under the helm of the eponymous Captain himself, Captain Mike Fink's Marina’s friendly crew of youthful staff––well-versed in the art of boating––helps guests sprout their sea legs with a well-maintained fleet of rental boats and jet skis. Nestled alongside the fish-filled waters of Lake of the Ozarks, the marina serves as a jumping-off point from which nascent captains can pilot their buoyant steeds out onto the serene lake to partake in sun-bathed revelries or practice their sea-monster-lassoing skills. As longtime locals, Captain Mike and his team happily dole out thoughtful recommendations regarding area attractions and restaurants to inquisitive guests, pointing out all manner of hidden gems and waterfront restaurants.

1100 Bagnell Dam Boulevard
Lake Ozark,
MO
US

The artificial-pond curators at Washington Park Ice Arena cultivate winter sports with a smooth, indoor ice rink designed for blade-footed glides. Public-skate sessions pop up day and night, and private rentals make for memorable birthday parties or helping pet rocks make the curling team. Ravenous ice dancers can gently stride over to an attached food dispensary to replenish on a sampling of food available for purchase. In addition to daily public-skating sessions, the arena and its helpful staff offer lessons for youth ice trotters, speed skaters, and pubescent snowmen learning to shave with skate blades. The oft-zambonied arena also plays home to a yearly smattering of University of Missouri hockey games, entertaining recitals, and seasonal festivals.

711 Kansas St
Jefferson City,
MO
US

Since launching off from the shores of Fort Myers Beach in 1982, Paradise Parasail’s signature smiley-face parachutes have become an iconic image in the sky, now flying high above the waters of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Lake of the Ozarks. USCG-licensed captains navigate each of the company's boats as riders trail behind at heights of up to 500 feet. With feet flopping in the wind, thrill-seekers are free to wave to their friends, family, and nearby migratory birds. Parasailers can also pose for photos and videos captured by the company's onboard photographers.

1100 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark,
MO
US

Practice, practice, practice. That's what it takes for golfers to shave strokes off of their scores or for a caddie to learn a player's theme song. Thankfully, Eagle Flight Driving Range lets visitors swing on end and hone specific parts of their game, whether they need to practice with a driver or an iron. The range encompasses 12 fixed AstroTurf tees, as well as a grass hitting area, which simulates real game conditions.

6157 E Forsee Rd
Ashland,
MO
US

Bob and Tonya Brison impart their equestrian enthusiasm to the community through riding lessons, youth camps, and children’s birthday parties. The husband-and-wife owners of Fairview Farms LLC specialize in American Saddlebred horses, a breed originally registered in 1891 and prized for its easy gait, affectionate personality, and ability to read and write. Open since 2004, their 40-acre farm can accommodate more than 30 horses and comprises a climate-controlled arena and fenced-in outdoor riding area for lessons and training. In addition to offering lessons to riders of all ages and skill levels, the experienced team of trainers keeps show mounts in top form with daily rides and personalized feeding schedules.

9580 County Road 367
New Bloomfield,
MO
US

At Oak Hills Golf Center, golfers traverse an 18-hole golf course that loops around Hough Park Lake and hone their skills on the driving range. The City of Jefferson keeps the course open year-round, so long as frost doesn’t accumulate on the greens and vacationing nudists don’t show up in the sand traps unannounced. At the end of rounds or practice sessions, players can refuel with hot dogs, brats, and hamburgers at the course concession stand.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 5,908 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 68.5 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 119 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

932 Ellis Blvd
Jefferson City,
MO
US