Things To Do In Longview

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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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 51% Off Dance Classes

Ellerbe Woods

$80 $40

Dance styles for all ages and skill levels include salsa, jazz, ballroom, swing, Latin, country western, and Zumba

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 69% Off from Paintball International

Splat Zone Paintball

$60 $19

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

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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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 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 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 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 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

Up to 51% Off Unlimited CrossFit Membership

Greenville

$100 $50

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

Up to 50% Off Round at Cedar Creek Golf Course

Beavers Bend State Park

$80 $40

Elevation changes, densely lined fairways, and an intersecting creek characterize 6,582-yard course

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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

Unaccompanied all-terrainers must be 18 or older.

1217 Post Oak Rd
Kilgore,
TX
US

Two-time Grammy Award–winner Rita Coolidge brandishes her dulcet tones and musical pedigree to celebrate the Wonderland of Lights Festival's 25th anniversary with a collaborative holiday-music performance. Under the direction of Stephen L. Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Music at Wiley College, the school's a cappella choir blends its melodious harmonies with Rita Coolidge's lead vocalizations as they collectively croon Christmas standards, holiday classics, and famous ballads penned by prodigious reindeer. Marshall Visual Art Center welcomes up to 350 concert-goers in the venue's large, open room with twinkle lights dotting the ceiling at night and unemployed flashlights during eclipses.

208 E Burleson St
Marshall,
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

The halls of the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse are decked in bows of sarcasm as David Sedaris’s sardonic diatribe The Santaland Diaries fills mature audiences with Yuletide cheer and apropos humbug. Adapted from Sedaris’s popular irreverent essay, the play features actor Luke Thomas Eddy embodying the foul mouth and uncomfortable shoes of Crumpet the Elf during a scintillating one-hour, one-man performance. Tearing at a famous department store’s holiday façade like a grizzly bear rudely woken up from hibernation, Crumpet reveals the sordid lives of Santa’s little helpers as they endure the side effects of the holidays. Chock-full of one-liner chestnuts and hilarious humiliation, the show ensures audiences howl with empathy as the embittered elf rants against baffled tourists, entitled parents, and the anti-elves known as children. Like standing under sulfuric mistletoe, The Santaland Diaries gives the season both a heartfelt kiss and a swift kick in the chimney.

2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport,
LA
US