Activities in Johnston


Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Instructors teach students riding and horsemanship techniques, or take pairs on a trail ride through the countryside

$35 $19

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Concealed-Carry Permit Certification Course for One or Two or Online Video Course from CCW Pros (Up to 79% Off)

CCW Pros

Multiple Locations

Conceal and carry permit certification course qualifies students to continue applying for an Iowa permit

$120 $49

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Fit to the Core (Up to 53% Off)

Fit to the Core

Fit To The Core

Fitness classes utilize weights, cardio drills, TRX, kettlebells, and other tools to give you a total-body workout.

$90 $45

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Studio B (Up to 58% Off)

Studio B

Grimes

Yoga classes designed for all levels of yogis improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and build lean muscle

$110 $55

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Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

A&s Archery

A&s Archery

From the merchant: Six hours of range time in our indoor archery range

$60 $34

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Three Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Break Through Performance Center (50% Off)

Break Through Performance Center

Urbandale

No hype, no empty promises, or magic pill. Movement and diet assessment. Real one-on-one training, personalized for you.

$500 $250

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$29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

$248 $29

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$30 for $50 Worth of Gymnastics — Koach All Stars Cheer Teams and Tumbling

Koach All Stars Cheer Teams And Tumbling

Ankeny

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

$50 $30

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

The Cage

Fast-paced, high-intensity cardio in a class that incorporates boot-camp and circuit-style training for stability, endurance & strength

$99 $39

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$100 for Urban Assault Race Entry on Sunday, August 16 ($130 Value)

Urban Assault Ride

Mullets

Challenging bike obstacle race may include bike jousting, adult big wheels, and bike limbo

$130 $100

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Tube Rental on Saturday or Sunday from Raccoon River Excursions (40% Off)

Raccoon River Excursions

Raccoon River Excursions

Shuttle buses pick up campers and customers from designated pick-up location, and drop them off at the Racoon River for 3-7 hours of tubing

$25 $15

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Science Center of Iowa Admission and an IMAX Documentary for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 49% Off)

Science Center of Iowa

Science Center of Iowa

Interactive exhibits include rocket building and space exploration, with six-story IMAX Dome Theater and daily science demonstrations

$36 $25

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$20 for 18 Holes on the Blue and White Course, Plus Cart at Willow Creek Golf Course ($38 Value)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses, which can both be played to reach a total of 18 holes

$38 $20

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$35for a Bowling Package for 6 with Shoes and Soda at Plaza Lanes Sports Complex (Up to $77.95Value)

Plaza Lanes Sports Complex

Des Moines

Groups of six bowlers send balls down lanes and sip soda between frames

$77.95 $35

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$60 for $100 Worth of Gymnastics — Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Des Moines

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

$100 $60

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$275 for a Skybox Package for 10 to an Iowa Cubs Game at Principal Park ($550 Value). 10 Games Available.

Iowa Cubs

Principal Park

After contending for a playoff spot in 2014, the triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs charges into a new season at Principal Park

$550 $275

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Admission for Two or Four to Play Center at Monkey Joe's (Up to 57% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Monkey Joe's

Kids 12 and under can enjoy a play center full of inflatable obstacles, as well as an arcade

$19.98 $9

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Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Glowgolf

Des Moines

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$18 $10

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Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 92% Off)

J. Johnson Photo

J. Johnson Gallery

Photo seminars teach how to use the different settings on your camera, or learn to process, retouch, and store digital images

$247 $30

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Pedaler's Jamboree Iowa with Rider Pass, Camping, and Main Stage Entry in Jefferson on September 5–6 (Up to 51% Off)

Pedaler's Jamboree Iowa

Kenny's Pub

Bike enthusiasts and music fans take to the Raccoon River Valley Trail for two relaxing days of biking, live music, and camping

$45 $22

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Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Dale Valley Vineyard

Stuart

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

$32 $16

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$18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach’s wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

$37 $18

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$69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults ($140 Value)

Louw Stables

Louw Stables

In group lessons for ages 7–adult, students learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals

$140 $69

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

John Wayne Birthplace

John Wayne Birthplace

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

$14 $7

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Month of On Ramp CrossFit Classes for One or Two with Optional Membership to Crossfit Des Moines (Up to 77% Off)

Crossfit Des Moines

Crossfit Des Moines

On Ramp classes introduce students to CrossFit, including its key moves and terminology

$140 $39

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Mini Golf for 4 or 8, or a Mini Golf Birthday-Party Package at Toad Valley Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Toad Valley Golf Course

Toad Valley Golf Course

Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course’s putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

$20 $10

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18-Hole Green Fees for Two or Four at Terrace Hills Golf Course (Up to 32% Off)

Terrace Hills Golf Course

Terrace Hills Golf Course

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

$36 $25

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$35 for a Bowling Package for Six at Premiere Bowling and Entertainment Center ($79.95 Value)

Premiere Bowling and Entertainment Center

Premiere Bowling and Entertainment

Bowlers compete on one of 24 pristine lanes equipped with 32-inch LCD screens and optional bumpers for kids

$79.95 $35

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Flashback to the 80's at Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater on Saturday, June 13, at 1 p.m. (Up to 50%Off)

Flashback to the 80's

Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater

Five ’80s tribute bands play outdoors amidst pyrotechnics for extra spectacle

$35 $17.50

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Annelise Winery

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

La Vida Loca Winery

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Overnight Camps for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Camp Hantesa (Up to 58% Off). 12 Options Available.

Camp Hantesa

Boone

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone, Iowa, for an overnight stay with family chock-full of activities

$70 $35

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Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Cedar Pointe Golf Course

Boone

Scenic par 72 course begins with open, forgiving front 9, easing golfers into back 9 that features water hazards on nearly every hole

$72 $35

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Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

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

$56 $32

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Range Package with Private Instruction, or Range Package for Two or Four at Central Iowa Impact (Up to 50% Off)

Central Iowa Impact

Central Iowa Impact Indoor Shooting Range

Groups of two or four hone their shooting skills on a 25-yard lane; individuals receive one-on-one instruction before visiting the range

$130 $69

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$22 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for One Person with Cart at Honey Creek Golf Club (Up to $44 Value)

Honey Creek Golf Club

Honey Creek Golf Club Des Moines, IA

Bentgrass fairways bound over rolling hills and bend around mature trees and water hazards at a challenging 6,805 yd. course

$44 $22

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Iowa Speedway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on a course open since 1920

$70 $35

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Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Game On, LLC

Game On LLC

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

$10 $5

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The Waverley Palace Theatre (50% Off)

The Waverly Palace Theatre

The Waverly Palace Theatre

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

$27 $13.50

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 62% Off)

Paintball International

KW Paintball

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

$48 $19

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Big Rock Country Club (Up to 50% Off)

Big Rock Country Club

Big Rock Country Club

An 18-hole, 6,085-yard course along the Volga River with wide fairways for beginners and tricky bunkers to test experienced players

$70 $40

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5 or 10 Private or Group Basketball Lessons at Astronaut Basketball Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Astronaut Basketball Academy

Gates Park

Young players of all skill levels learn basketball fundamentals or finesse their technique during private or group classes

$350 $60

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Select Local Merchants

  • Anytime Fitness
    Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.
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    8805 Chambery Blvd
    Johnston, IA US
  • Snap Fitness
    Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on physical well-being with a cornucopia of equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or a random street man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength equipment or top-of-the-line cardio equipment, which features televisions and other media diversions. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary-schoolyard workout. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
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    5525 Merle Hay Road
    Johnston, IA US
  • CCW Pros
    Unlike many of its competitors, CCW Pros is not necessarily interested in selling you a handgun. In fact, many of the family-friendly business's beginner-level courses are designed with safety in mind, catering both to those who own their own firearms as well as to those who may never purchase one. In doing so, the instructors cover basic handgun-safety principles such as how the fight-or-flight instinct can affect variables in self-defense situations and the benefits of the Center Axis Relock technique. At the same time, they foster a non-intimidating environment that welcomes teens and seniors. The CCW Pros instructors specialize in concealed-carry courses and they also lead NRA-approved classes, tactical defensive pistol courses, and women's self-defense courses, among other programs.
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    7105 Northwest Ave
    Johnston, IA US
  • MB2 Raceway - Iowa
    The air pulses with energy inside MB2 Raceway's cavernous facility, where bright-red European go-karts zoom around the winding track at thrilling speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. As the powerful electric engines send thunderous roars bouncing off the walls, a giant projection screen broadcasts racers' lap time, race position, and corporate sponsorships in real time. Meanwhile, off the course friends, families, and party guests engage in friendly competition on the facility's arcade games and pool tables, or celebrate special occasions in its party rooms. The raceway also hosts corporate events combined with special team-building exercises, such as the blindfold challenge, where a blindfolded driver is guided by a teammate via walkie-talkie.
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    1350 Southeast Gateway Drive
    Grimes, IA US
  • Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Des Moines
    Farrell?s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.
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    5800 Merle Hay Rd
    Johnston, IA US
  • Kosama
    Kosama's Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with distinct workouts across each week. The combined conditioning effects of kettlebell swings, kickboxing jabs, and plyometric movements, among other exercises, banish calories as they streamline the body "from the core out" during group sessions. Instructors take an all-inclusive approach to health, building physical strength, mental focus, and wholesome eating habits, such as adding a parsley garnish to Cadbury cr?me omelets. They welcome participants of every age and build to their many Kosama locations.
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    8805 Chambery Blvd
    Johnston, IA US

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