Things To Do in Kansas

Up to 55% Off at Heartland Fencing Academy

Fox Hill Commercial Center

$65 $29

Seven-time national Bulgarian champion heads studio that teaches the ins and outs of fencing.

25% Off Fan Sponsorship Race-Day Package

Kansas City

$2,000 $1,499

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Have your name plastered to a race car with a sponsorship package that includes complimentary pit and garage passes

65% Off at TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

High-intensity workouts blend fitness and kickboxing as students practice jabs, hooks, and kicks on heavy bags

Sadlers Indoor Racing – Up to 40% Off Go-Karts

Olathe

$19.95 $12

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Imported German go-karts reach speeds of up to 45 mph on tracks inspired by European-style racing; option for kids' birthday party

Up to 62% Off Fitness Athletic Sessions

Lawrence

$50 $19

Former Mexican National Team swimmer leads high-intensity routines of functional exercises amid cardio and strength-training equipment

Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow – Up to 42% Off

Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

$34.80 $22

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Country hitmakers Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and Gloriana bring their award-winning stylings to an outdoor venue

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Strataca – Up to $14 Off

Hutchinson

$38 $24

Travel through a salt mine 650 feet underground on foot and via narrated tram and train rides, then collect a souvenir salt chunk

Up to 58% Off Golf

Fort Leavenworth

$89 $39

Historic military course welcomes players of all stripes with oak-lined zoysia fairways and bentgrass greens

Half Off Children's Performing-Arts Day Camp

Overland Park

$160 $80

Five-day camp with improv games, exercises, and rehearsals culminates in a performance of a new play with a variety of costumes

Up to 51% Off at Foxhole Paintball

Jefferson

$50 $25

Basic rental packages allow visitors to enjoy a full day of paintball fun with 200 paintballs, masks, and hoppers

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Classes

Derby

$89 $39

Kids and adults study martial arts, stay in shape, and build self-confidence with guidance from a world-champion sensei

51% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Kempo Fitness

Prairie Village

$140 $69

Students work up a sweat with plyometrics, bag exercises, and rapid-fire kickboxing routines

65% Off CrossFit

Pittsburg

$80 $28

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Up to 58% Off at Fox Ridge Golf Club

Newton

$60 $30

Golfers loop 9-hole course twice for 18-hole round, hitting shots around tall hardwoods and over a stream that comes into play on four holes

43% Off Horseback Riding

Paola

$30 $17

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Up to 58% Off at Lindsborg Municipal Golf Course

Smoky Hill

$58 $25

Golfers navigate the wide-open fairways of this 64-acre municipal course that features a lake at its southern end

Up to 58% Off at Drop Zone Paintball Park

Centropolis

$80 $35

Six fields spread across 89 acres with scenario-style play, including a castle and towers, and tournament-style action, such as speedball

Up to 54% Off Golf at Augusta Country Club

Augusta

$70 $35

9-hole course with bent grass greens and water hazards on 3 holes offers extra tee boxes to create distinct front- and back-nine experience

Up to 52% Off Croquet Play or Party

Northland

$60 $29

Four people navigate the wickets during a continuous three-hour Saturday session; two-hour parties share the courts with up to 20 people

54% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Snow Creek Ski Area

$63 $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

69% Off at Signature Ballroom

Mission

$140 $49

Nimble-footed instructors train students in fox trot, swing, and other styles in private lessons for beginners or veteran students

Up to 53% Off Private Percussion Lessons

Haysville

$80 $39

Professional musicians with master level experience help budding percussionists hone their craft in weekly 30-minute lessons

Up to 50% Off Wichita Wingnuts Baseball Games

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

$130 $65

Following back-to-back berths in the American Association's championship series, the Wingnuts open the season with their eyes set on a title

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Kansas City T-Bones – 55% Off Baseball Games

I-435 West Kc-ks

$60 $27

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American Association team takes the field under the tutelage of coach and baseball legend Frank White

57% Off Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$44.50 $19

Boxing and kickboxing classes kick-start metabolisms while burning fat and building muscle

Half Off Roller Racing and Skating

Olathe Medical Center

$26 $13

Skaters roll across a shock-absorbent floor and roller race on stationary bikes

Up to 50% Off Membership with Dinner Gala

Lawrence

$100 $65

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The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

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

50% Off Outdoor Laser Tag at Lazy T Ranch Adventures

Manhattan

$150 $75

Up to 10 friends battle each other in outdoor laser-tag bouts played across 3 acres with uneven ground and hay-bale bunkers

Up to 52% Off Out-of-County Membership at Highlands Golf Club

Hutchinson

$1,200 $579

A year of unlimited golf and pool privileges at 18-hole course with native tall grasses, sand hills, and wildlife including red foxes

Half Off Winery Tour and Tasting50%

Platte County

$28 $14

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Guests meander through vineyard and winery to learn about the winemaking process before tasting seven award-winning wines

Up to 55% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Camden Woods

$195 $89

A certified personal trainer sets short- and long-term fitness goals for clients and leads them through customized workouts

Up to 76% Off Dance Classes at Kansas City Ballet

Multiple Locations

$120 $29

Teens and adults burn calories while developing technique in dance classes such as Zumba, flamenco, jazz, tap, and all-levels ballet

80% Off Classes at Fitness Bootcamp

Newton Recreation Center

$249 $49

Bootcamp motivates participants to reach fitness goals with varied workouts

50% Off

Gardner

$90 $45

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55% Off Gym Membership at Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $87

Work out any time at this gym open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year

Up to 51% Off Games at Extreme Underground

Atchison

$40 $20

Stationed in former Army bunker, this massive facility hosts laser tag, mini golf, bouldering, and archery tag

Wellington Golf Club – Up to 47% Off 18-Hole Rounds

Wellington

$64 $35

Fairways narrowed by cedars and pines test players' accuracy alongside small, fast greens on an 18-hole course founded in 1919

50% Off Pop-in Playtime Admissions at Pump it Up

Wichita

$18 $9

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and climbing walls; open play sessions held throughout the week

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 48% Off Golf Package with Cart and Balls

Northland

$148 $79

Generous zoysia-grass fairways and tree-lined creeks decorate an 18-hole course that players navigate with GPS-enabled carts

Up to 92% Off at ATA Martial Arts

Southwest Topeka

$149 $25

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Classes for both youngsters and adults, ranging from bully prevention to adult tae kwon do

Up to 83% Off Taekwondo Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $30

Tae kwon do classes teach students to defend themselves with powerful punches and kicks and gain an inner calm

56% Off Indoor Climbing

East Lawrence

$50 $22

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51% Off Four-Day Bounce-House Rental

Kansas City

$195 $96

Friday–Monday rental of 1 of more than 35 electric-powered bounce houses in theme such as Spiderman, "Toy Story 3," or wizards

Up to 57% Off Introductory Horse-Riding Lesson or Lesson Packages

St. George

$50 $25

Take an introductory lesson, partake in a rider assessment, or join the equestrian club for access to facilities, horses, and instruction

Up to 88% Off at Monroe's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$185 $25

Martial-arts packages help students of all ages gain confidence and self-respect with tae kwon do classes

50% Off Private Music Lessons

formerly the Toon Shop

$120 $60

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

Up to 56% Off Basic Pistol Class

Wichita

$75 $35

10-hour course covers the fundamentals of handling revolvers and semi-automatic pistols as well as the NRA's fundamentals of shooting

50% Off Tickets to Kansas City Reptile Show

Overland Park International Trade Center

$12 $6

Reptile lovers can buy exotic pets, food, and cage supplies

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club – Up to 58% Off

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club

$36 $15

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Comedy club features performers seen on Showtime and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

50% Off Beginner's CrossFit Classes

Topeka

$50 $25

Beginner's CrossFit classes blend intense cardio and strength training into workouts for athletes of all ages and skill levels

54% Off Bounce-House and Arcade Visits

Olathe

$26 $12

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Kids can play in bounce house and arcade, which has nonviolent video games that encourage problem solving and hand-eye coordination

68% Off Fitness Classes

Lawrence

$79 $25

Cross Kick combines CrossFit with kickboxing, cage fitness includes martial arts, and Power Half-Hour puts participants through the ringer

Up to 48% Off Fitness Classes

Shawnee

$75 $39

Instructors lead classes ranging from interval-based Insanity workouts to Zumba's Latin-inspired dance moves

50% Off

Downtown Manhattan

$60 $30

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

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Party

Multiple Locations

$125 $28

All-ages training center helps students hone self-defense skills, discipline, and fitness through classes in karate and tae kwon do

Up to 85% Off Fitness Classes

Prairie Village

$100 $15

Certified martial artists train students in the mental and physical workouts of jujitsu, yoga, boxing, and muay thai

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 57% Off at Pilates by Kahley

Overland Park

$80 $39

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Power barre, mat Pilates, and classical Pilates classes create lean but toned dancer-like bodies

Up to 75% Off Bowling and Pizza at Ranch Bowl

Coronado

$71.02 $18

Newly renovated bowling facility hosts daytime or late-night sessions and fuels players with pizza from the onsite bar and grill

Up to 51% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Burning Up Fitness

Central Park Community Center

$40 $20

Personal trainer leads exercisers in one-hour evening boot-camp classes

53% Off Kids’ Dance Classes

United Industrial Park

$98 $46

Kids as young as 3 learn dance basics and hone motor skills in 45-minute classes; older students specialize in tap, hip-hop, ballet, or jazz

Up to 51% Off Intro to Archery Lesson

North Lawrence

$50 $25

Lessons start with 10–15 minutes of safety and bow-handling instruction, followed by range practice with rental equipment

Up to 84% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Shawnee

$155 $25

6th-degree black belt leads a trained staff that teaches self-defense fitness, and self-esteem to young students

Up to 68% Off at Crossfit Manhattan Kansas

Manhattan

$155 $49

Memberships for novices and experienced participants include one month of CrossFit's functional training

Up to 50% Off Arcade Play at GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

$20 $11

Guests play coin-free on a bounty of classic and modern video games

93% Off at Empower Martial Arts

Wichita

$353 $25

All-ages training center helps students hone self-defense skills, discipline, and fitness through classes in karate and tae kwon do

51% Off Nutrition Planning

Overland Park

$160 $79

A nutritionist can help you plan healthy meals

55% Off Services

Coves North

$80 $36

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

50% Off Early Riser Fitness Class

West Southwest 2

$60 $30

Body-weight exercises lengthen and build muscles pivotal for running long distances

Up to 76% Off Karate Classes at Nihon Karate-Do Misogi-Kan

Eastside Olathe

$100 $25

Instructor emphasizes self-discipline and practical self-defense techniques in a traditional Japanese dojo

Up to 59% Off Fitness-Boot-Camp Classes

Perimeter Park

$85 $39

Boot camps guide groups through exercises that help them lose weight, tone muscle, build strength, and decrease pain

Half Off Trail Ride at Wild Rose Equine Center

Green

$40 $20

Guides lead horseback riders through trees and open fields on equestrian school’s trail rides

Up to 75% Off Bootcamp Classes

Wichita,

$120 $39

Trainers lead groups of 10–15 people of all ages and fitness levels in challenging but safe workouts with equipment such as kettlebells

Up to 57% Off Boot Camp Classes

Glenwood Business District

$100 $49

Boot camp classes combine cardio exercises with weight-lifting to tone bodies and burn fat

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ACE-certified personal trainer Chad Lee knows that most people need more than encouraging words to keep up with a new fitness regimen. That's why he and his staff consult with their clients to determine each one's reason for taking on private, partner, or small-group training sessions at Premier Fitness. Once they've isolated distinct goals, they customize workouts and dietary advice around the patron's medical history, lifestyle, and adaptation to exercise routines. An ever-present sense of humor buoys their lessons, eliminating boredom and increasing laughter without unsafe tickle fights between bench presses.

Chad specializes in metabolic circuit training for weight management and has championed a Drop a Pant or Dress Size program for a well-rounded attack on surplus pounds. Inside the gym's private facilities, he mixes squats, body-weight maneuvers, and yoga poses into a challenging cocktail of cardio and strength training. The 28-day group camp series also includes nutritional guidance and at-home fitness resources, allowing students to become self-sufficient monitors of their health.

11414 East Central Avenue
Wichita,
KS
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Dance Amore's chief instructor Deborah Loomis has been performing for more than 20 years, boasting a resumè that includes acting, dancing, and singing with the Massachusetts Allstate Choir and taking to the stage as a female lead in Bye Bye Birdie. At Dance Amore, she puts this experience to use helping children and adults alike tap into their melodious side through an eclectic curriculum. Her dance classes cover tap, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop for different age groups atop Harlequin floors. She also translates choreography into calorie-busting workouts with Zumba programs. At sessions for toddlers, she encourages freeform movement and the development of motor skills, outlining dance's foremost basics, such as refraining from repeatedly hitting the speakers to find the music inside. Deborah guides pupils in the process of making their own music, as well. She oversees beginner's flute, piano, and voice lessons that set the stage for future practice. Parents and loved ones keep abreast of their children's progress by attending yearly recitals, where each student showcases their burgeoning talent.

11800 Quivira Rd
Overland Park,
KS
US

As a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists, KCFitnessLink regularly mints new instructors. The fitness company advances students through 200- or 500-hour programs that yield certifications in various styles including Hatha and Vinyasa. In addition to transforming students into teachers, KCFitnessLink empowers people to become healthier and happier. Corporate wellness programs bring relief to stressed-out employees by integrating massage, yoga, and retreats to naturally occurring water coolers. Alternatively, personal-training sessions tackle individual goals such as weight management and sports conditioning. Replete with drop-in yoga and boot-camp sessions, KCFitnessLink's class schedule caters to athletes of all abilities. Massage therapy, available in several modalities, keeps muscles limber and free of knots.

510 N 6th St
Kansas City,
KS
US

Nestled upon a patch of land that's passed through the hands of five generations, The Lessman Farm owes much to its current paterfamilias, Ronald Lessman, who began drawing in sightseers and visitors with his catfish pond, self-built house, and otherworldly sculpture gardens. Guests walk the shores or ply the waves of the 30-acre catfish lake, casting for regularly stocked populations of bass, perch, and crappie as they take in the majestic scenery of the rustic prairie. But what draws the most attention from visitors is Truckhenge, an arrangement of half-buried torpedo trucks, mysteriously lifting their engines skywards in what appears to be an industrial-age interpretation of Stonehenge. The Lessmans' outdoor installation is folk art on a monumental scale, proudly flaunting its offbeat flavor and inspiring visitors to express themselves without hesitation or apology or to bury themselves waist-deep in the ground at a 45-degree angle. A healthy respect for individualism and the avant-garde prevails throughout the property, with other attractions drawing attention from tourists, such as the enormous quonset hut farmhouse handmade from recycled materials or the huge beer-bottle glass wall mosaic.

4124 NE Brier Rd
Topeka,
KS
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

11172 S Lone Elm Rd
Olathe,
KS
US

Sunlight streams in through Westside Yoga's floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing the studio in light as expert instructors lead small groups through relaxing and tranquil yoga classes. Views of swaying, outdoor prairie grasses inspire students as they bend to elongate and strengthen muscles through various poses and deep-breathing exercises atop the room's smooth bamboo floors. Gentle yoga classes couple traditional postures with holistic ideas of aligning and grounding the body for those more interested in yoga's relaxing and restorative properties. Intermediate and advanced classes explore more rigorous routines designed to challenge students and their notions of what a cobra would look like with arms.

Passionate about creating a sense of community, Westside Yoga also offers yoga camps for kids from preschool to high school, welcoming them to stretch and grow in playful, age-appropriate sessions. Instructors also lead family yoga classes for all ages and seniors yoga specifically for guests over age 55.

4935 Research Park Way
Lawrence,
KS
US

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