Things To Do in Kansas

$12 for Single-Day Admission for Two to Holiday Boutique on November 6–9 (Up to $24 Value)

Holiday Boutique

Overland Park Convention Center

Four-day holiday boutique provides attendees with ample opportunities for holiday shopping

$24 $12

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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One-Hour Batting-Cage or Pitching-Tunnel Visit at Topeka Sports Factory (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Topeka Sports Factory

Topeka

Baseballers and softballers alike can hone batting and pitching skills inside this 20,000 sq. ft. training complex

$25 $12

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$13 for Miniature Golf and Batting Cages at Blackbob Batting Cages and Miniature Golf ($24 Value)

Blackbob Batting Cages and Miniature Golf

Olathe

An 18-hole miniature golf course bolsters friendly competition; batting cages challenge batters with pitches that range from 35 to 70 mph

$24 $13

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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($44.50 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

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

$44.50 $19

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Admission for Two or Four to WonderSpook on October 31 at Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City (50% Off)

Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas

Shawnee

Halloween event offers a friendly haunted exhibit, trick-or-treating, costume contest, castle bounce house, food and drinks, and music

$20 $10

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $19

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12 or 24 Insanity Boot Camp Classes from Chad Austin Fitness (Up to $150 Off)

Chad Austin Fitness

Providence Community Church-Community Center

Insanity Boot Camp classes challenge students to test their endurance and strength

$105 $32

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Admission and Gift Shop Credit for Two or Four to the National Orphan Train Complex (Up to 53% Off)

National Orphan Train Complex

Concordia

Museum dedicated to preserving knowledge of the Orphan Train Movement and the role it played in the lives of 250,000 children from 1854–1929

$20 $10

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$579 for a One-Year Out-of-County Single Membership at Highlands Golf Club (Up to $1,200 Value)

Highlands Golf Club

Hutchinson

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

$1,200 $579

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Winery Tour with Tasting and Wine Glasses for Two or Four at Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery (46% Off)

Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery

Platte City

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

$28 $16

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Movie Outing for Two or Four with Medium Popcorns at Fine Arts Theatres (Up to 46% Off)

Fine Arts Theatres

Multiple Locations

Projectors show first-run Hollywood, independent, and art-house films on 13 screens as moviegoers snack on popcorn at one of four venues

$27 $15

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Roller-Skating Outing for Two or Four with Admission, Skate Rentals, and Sodas at Rollers (Up to 55% Off)

Rollers

Emporia

Throughout the summer, rent skates and enjoy roller-skating at indoor rink before stopping by the full-service snack bar for sodas

$20 $10

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Indian Hill Golf Course (50% Off)

Indian Hill Golf Course

Chapman

Players work their way through a lengthy nine-hole course that stretches 3,461 yards across rolling prairie land

$46 $23

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$10 for Three-Day Vintage Market Days - Wichita for Two People on November 14–16 ($20 Value)

Vintage Market Days - Wichita

Mattox Arena

At this upscale vintage market, visitors browse antiques, original art, handmade home decor, and other eclectic items

$20 $10

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Kansas City Chamber Orchestra Presents "The Muse: Inspiring Voices" on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra presents "The Muse: Inspiring Voices"

Old Mission United Methodist

Live_logo

Trace musical influence through works including Copland’s Appalachian Spring and a contemporary piece sung by the soprano who inspired it

$22 $14

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Admission for Six to Kansas Learning Center For Health (Up to 39% Off)

Kansas Learning Center For Health

Halstead

Interactive exhibits including light-up anatomic models and huge model ears and mouths teach kids about healthy lifestyles

$18 $11

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$45 for $90 Groupon — get fit

Get Fit

Gardner

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

$90 $45

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Two- or Four-Hour Driving Range Party on a Weekday or Weekend at The Long Drive Driving Range (Up to 57% Off)

The Long Drive Driving Range, LLC

Hoisington

Groups practice their driving for two or four hours of access on eight artificial tees and a pair of true-grass tee boxes

$100 $49

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four and Cart Rental at Lindsborg Municipal Golf Course (Up to 58% Off)

Lindsborg Municipal Golf Course

Smoky Hill

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

$58 $25

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Three Hours of Paintball with Equipment Rental for Two or Four at Drop Zone Paintball Park (Up to 58% Off)

Drop Zone Paintball Park

Centropolis

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

$80 $35

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Augusta Country Club (Up to 54% Off)

Augusta Country Club

Augusta

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

$70 $35

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Three Hours of Croquet Play or a 20-Person Party at Kactus Creek Croquet Club (Up to 52% Off)

Kactus Creek Croquet Club

Northland

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

$60 $29

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Two Unlimited Play Wristbands or One-Month Family Pass at Extreme Underground (Up to 51% Off)

Extreme Underground

Walnut

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

$40 $20

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Kickboxing Fitness at 9 Round Mission (Up to 55% Off)

9 Round Mission

Mission

Under the gaze of a personal trainer, participants lift kettlebells, jump rope, do ab work, and strike heavy bags during 30-minute workouts

$59 $29

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18-Hole Rounds of Golf Including Cart for Two or Four at Wellington Golf Club (Up to 47% Off)

Wellington Golf Club

Wellington

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

$64 $35

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at Owasso 180 Universal Fitness Complex, LLC (Up to 57% Off)

Owasso 180 Universal Fitness Complex, LLC

Collinsville

CrossFit sessions help exercisers build lean muscle and improve their heart health with functional movements

$110 $49

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional DVD and Nutcracker on December 9 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet's

Orpheum Theatre

Live_logo

Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$71.75 $35

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Kidz Bop Kids - Dream Big, Sing Loud! on Saturday, November 15 (Up to 41% Off)

Kidz Bop Kids - Dream Big, Sing Loud!

Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College

Live_logo

Stars of longstanding series put on live show that might feature covers of songs by Pharrell Williams, One Direction, and Katy Perry

$25.50 $15

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18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart and Range Balls at Tiffany Greens Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Tiffany Greens Golf Club

Northland

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

$134 $62

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

Online Deal

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $20

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12-Mile or 25-Mile Helicopter Flight for Up to 3 from KC Copters, A Johnny Rowlands Company (Up to 58% Off)

KC Copters- A Johnny Rowlands Company

Multiple Locations

Helicopters fly around the city to showcase sights such as the Power & Light District in daylight or at night when the skyline's lit up

$359 $149

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One or Two Months of Large Group GPP Training or Cross Training at The Underground Lab (Up to 63% Off)

The Underground Lab

Lawrence

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

$100 $39

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at SWEAT Studio (Up to 48% Off)

SWEAT Studio

Shawnee

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

$75 $39

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Four, Six, or Eight Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at White Training Stables (Up to 55% Off)

White Training Stables

Manhattan

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities horseback-riding skills in the style of their choice

$200 $99

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Three Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Kansas City Fieldhouse (65% Off)

Kansas City Fieldhouse

College Crossings Business Park

Awesome workout and education on exercise at the same time; we are about training smarter, not harder

$240 $84

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60-Minute Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Four at Wild Rose Equine Center (50% Off)

Wild Rose Equine Center

Green

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

$40 $22

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Three or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Kansas City Speed & Sport Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Kansas City Speed & Sport Academy

Camden Woods

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

$195 $89

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Paintball Package with Rental Mask, Hopper, and Tank for Two or Four at Foxhole Paintball (Up to 51% Off)

Foxhole Paintball

Jefferson

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

$50 $25

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1 or 3 Months of Martial Arts Classes with Options for Uniforms at Derby Martial Arts Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Derby Martial Arts Academy

Derby

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

$89 $39

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One-Hour BYOB Holiday Lights Limo Tour from Crown Limo Kansas (54% Off)

Crown Limo Kansas

Houlihan's

Guests “ooh” and “ah” at holiday lights while listening to festive tunes from the cozy confines of a limo adorned in holiday decorations

$282.80 $129

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$49 for a Six-Week Bootcamp at Fitness Bootcamp ($249 Value)

Fitness Bootcamp

Newton Recreation Center

Bootcamp motivates participants to reach fitness goals with varied workouts

$249 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes for One or Two at Yang Masters United Taekwondo Center (Up to 83% Off)

Yang Masters United Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

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

$120 $30

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Suppesville Golf Course in Milton (Up to 54% Off)

Suppesville Golf Course

Wichita

Bermuda-grass fairways, bentgrass greens, and rolling countryside envelop golfers at nine-hole course

$60 $29

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Bowling and Lazer Maze for Two, Four, or Six at The Alley (59% Off)

The Alley

Wichita

Expansive indoor facility hosts bowling alley and lazer-maze arena

$26.98 $11

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Tickets for Two, Four, or Six for Kansas City Reptile Show (50% Off)

Cold Blooded Expos

Overland Park International Trade Center

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

$12 $6

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Kansas City

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

$50 $25

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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Up to Eight at ATA Martial Arts (Up to 93% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Southwest Topeka

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

$149 $20

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Gun-Range Outing or Beginner Experience for Two or Four at OMB Guns & Indoor Range (Up to 61% Off)

OMB Guns & Indoor Range

Olathe

Guests shoot machine guns and pistols under supervision; simulators use mock firearms that simulate recoil

$176 $69

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Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

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

$100 $65

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$29 for One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit and Kettlebell Classes at CrossFit I35 ($139 Value)

CrossFit I35

Shawnee

High-intensity workouts build muscles with strength-training techniques including squats, Olympic lifts, and body-weight exercises

$139 $29

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One or Two Hours of Outdoor Laser Tag for Up to 10 People at Lazy T Ranch Adventures (50% Off)

Lazy T Ranch Adventures

Manhattan

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

$150 $75

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Seven Introductory or Drop-In CrossFit Classes or CrossFit Package at Vanquish Athletics (Up to 79% Off)

Vanquish Athletics

Lenexa

Intro classes focus on the fundamental exercises of CrossFit; standard classes ramp up the intensity with challenging workouts of the day

$140 $39

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Martial-Arts Package with Uniform and 10 or 15 Classes at Monroe's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Monroe's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

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

$185 $25

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Laser Sharp Fitness (45% Off)

Laser Sharp Fitness

Leawood

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

$249 $137

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One or Two Months of 30-Minute Private Percussion Lessons at Backbeat Percussion Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Backbeat Percussion Studios

Derby

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

$80 $39

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Kempo Fitness ($140 Value)

Kempo Fitness

Prairie Village

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

$140 $69

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Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four from Tee Time Golf and Cafe (Up to 58% Off)

Tee Time Golf and Cafe

Clearwater

Nine-hole course with onsite driving range boasts level terrain with minimal sand bunkers & water hazards

$36 $15

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Modern-Sporting-Rifle (AR) Class for One or Two at Gander Mountain Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Gander Mountain Academy

Downtown Wichita

Students use inert AR style rifles in the classroom to learn field stripping, cleaning, loading, and shooting from different positions

$99 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Deer Creek Golf Club (46% Off)

Deer Creek Golf Club

Deer Creek

Golfers tee off for 18 holes amid natural beauty, including thick forests and trickling creeks, at this unique par 72 course

$130 $70

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$36 for $80 Worth of Services at Progress Boot Camps

Progress Boot Camps

Coves North

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

$80 $36

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Midwest Martial Arts (55% Off)

Midwest Martial Arts

Topeka

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

$512 $230

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$13 for Roller Racing and Skating for Two at Skate Zone ($26 Value)

Skate Zone

Olathe Medical Center

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

$26 $13

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Five Indoor Rock-Climbing Sessions at CrossFit Lawrence (56% Off)

Crossfit Lawrence

East Lawrence

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

$50 $22

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5 or 10 Kids’ Jump-and-Play Passes at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission (Up to 46% Off)

Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission

Merriam

Staff-supervised bounce houses and inflatable slides entertain sock-clad youngsters aged 12 and younger

$40 $23

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Introductory Lesson or One-Month Bronze or Silver Membership Package with Lessons at Ashwood Farm (Up to 57% Off)

Ashwood Farm

St. George

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

$50 $25

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10 Drop-In Fitness Classes or One or Two Months of Fitness Classes at Welcome Mat Elite (Up to 85% Off)

Welcome Mat Elite

Lenexa

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

$100 $15

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Leavenworth Yoga Co-op Studio (66% Off)

Leavenworth Yoga Co-op

Leavenworth

Enjoy unlimited classes and experience the full variety of styles offered at Leavenworth’s only yoga studio

$90 $31

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$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

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

$120 $60

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Basic Pistol Class for One or Two at The Bullet Stop (Up to 56% Off)

The Bullet Stop

Wichita

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

$75 $35

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Four or Eight Adult Tennis Clinics at Overland Park Racquet Club (Up to 56% Off)

Overland Park Racquet Club

Overland Park

Improve your skills, your strategy, and your stamina at a tennis clinic led by a staff that focuses on personalized instruction

$100 $49

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10 or 20 Classes at InBliss Yoga (88% Off)

InBliss Yoga

Northland

Balance, stability, and relaxation are taught in 21 yoga classes per week

$160 $20

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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$12 for Four Bounce-House Entries and 16 Arcade-Game Tokens at Zonkers ($26 Value)

Zonkers

Olathe

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

$26 $12

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One or Two Months of Cross Kick, Cage-Fitness, or Power Half-Hour Classes at Premier Martial Arts (68% Off)

Premier Martial Arts

Lawrence

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

$79 $25

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$30 for $60 Groupon — CrossFit785

Crossfit 785

Downtown Manhattan

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

$60 $30

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One Hour of Arcade Play for Four or Eight at GCW Retro-Cade (Up to 50% Off)

GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

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

$20 $11

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Cheerleading Bow-Making Party or a Dolly & Me Party at Annique's Nook (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Annique's Nook

Wichita

90-minute birthday parties with drinks, paper products and utensils; guests are encouraged to bring 18-inch dolls to Dolly & Me parties

$175 $85

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Comedy Show for Two or Four with Chicken Wings at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Stanford and Sons Comedy Club

Stanfords Comedy Club

Comedians Bobby Slayton, Colin Kane, Eddie Ifft, and Diff’rent Strokes’ Todd Bridges perform at comedy club and restaurant’s new location

$53 $25

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor Marcio Laselva has a wealth of championships and nine years of teaching experience under his second-degree black belt. He helps his students hone their bodies and minds into sleek, sinewy machines with the help of a qualified and experienced team of instructors, which includes ISKA World Champion kickboxer Marcio Navarro. Far from being just a dojo for training hard-hitting fighters, the 20,000-square-foot, family-friendly gym helps athletes achieve all sorts of objectives, whether decreasing stress levels with calming yoga classes or learning to beat up the ocean with karate courses.

An intense yet addictive fighter fitness regimen lets laymen and women tone and build their bodies like MMA warriors, while capoeira classes seamlessly combine music, dance, and martial arts. Students learn a wide range of disciplines within the gym's welcoming walls, including the art of the fist and foot in tae kwon do lessons and master’s degrees in the sweet science with classes from 47-year boxing vet Johnny "Coach" Papin.

1836 S Woodlawn Blvd
Wichita,
KS
US

The trainers at Innovative Fitness & MMA help members transform their bodies, whether they're seeking to simply get fit, ramp up sports performance, emerge victorious in athletic competitions, or mold muscles for figure competitions. During classes, they work in styles such as Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, muay thai, and kickboxing—as well as mixed martial arts, which comprises multiple styles. They welcome all fitness levels during classes, and also offer sessions for children as young as 4 years old. On the other side of the gym , they’ve stocked treadmills, bikes, and cardio equipment to ensure well-rounded fitness regimens.

In addition to classes, staffers further assist members with personal-training sessions and nutrition coaching, which is calibrated to help them meet their individual goals. In addition to barring live performances of the 1812 Overture in the facility, the owners strive to ensure maximum comfort by offering guests access to a massage room and an infrared sauna designed to soothe aching bodies and evict toxins.

8929 W 135th St
Overland Park,
KS
US

Though Robert Trent Jones himself never stepped foot on Tiffany Greens Golf Club?it opened in 1999, three years after his last course design?his fingerprints are all over the par-72 links. That's because the course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II International, a firm started by the legendary architect's son and the torchbearer of his legacy. In true Jones fashion, the course's zoysia-grass fairways wind through rolling hills and past tree-lined creeks, presenting golfers with numerous opportunities to take calculated risks and show of their mid-range control. As players check off each leg of their round, they can make use of the Prolink GPS yardage and scoring system installed on every cart, which assists in nailing down yardages to the pin and finding the shortest route around a recently crashed UFO.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,977 yards from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

6100 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy.
Kansas City,
MO
US

The pit masters at Boss Hawg’s Barbeque & Catering Co, voted as having the Best Barbecue by Kansas Best 150 and continually proclaimed as having the Best Barbecue in Topeka by the Topeka Capital-Journal, have slowly smoked succulent meats over native hardwoods and charcoal for more than 15 years. Beginning as a one-woman catering business in the owner’s home kitchen, the eatery has grown into a 50-employee operation that serves more than 150,000 meals each year in a town of just 120,000 residents and only 100 forks. Each day, the cooks prepare picnic-style sides from scratch, boiling fresh potatoes before transforming them into salads and steak fries. To lock in moisture and flavor, the meat in the owner's preferred dish—the Elizabeth’s Favorite barbecued-chicken dinner—is served with its skin on, next to a cool scoop of coleslaw. The American Royal combo, a quarter-rack of ribs and quarter-pound of shredded meat or smoked sausage, comes with corn bread slathered in fresh honey butter and the imperial authority to declare Canada a fiefdom. When not dropping into the dining room for a casual dinner, barbecue lovers can place catering orders or book banquet meals in a private room that accommodates up to 100 guests.

2833 SW 29th St
Topeka,
KS
US

Although martial arts help students master invaluable self-defense techniques that come in handy in extreme situations, continued practice helps them develop the confidence and self-control to get a handle on everyday life. Kyoshi Jamie Palmer?a sixth-degree black belt?and Sensei Ashleigh Palmer emphasize both of these aspects as they teach Okinawan-style martial arts at Olathe Karate Academy. The husband-wife team caters to the needs of students of all ages, showing children and adults how to perform the forearm strikes and forceful kicks of kenpo as well as the throws and grappling techniques of jiu jitsu.

As dedicated attendees continue to develop their skills, they can deepen their practice by studying how to spar or safely use traditional weapons, such as staffs, sais, and sarcastic one-liners. The Palmers even use traditional self-defense techniques to create metabolism-boosting workout regimens by leading kickboxing sessions.

All of these classes take place within Olathe Karate Academy's fully equipped practice studio, which sprawls across nearly 4,500 square feet of space. The gray, padded floors provides a welcome bit of cushion and support during class. Opposite the main room's wall of mirrors, a line of crimson heavy bags hang from the ceiling, allowing students to practice their strikes against a sturdy target.

1467 E 151st St
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