Activities in Lufkin

Up to 47% Off at Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Huntsville

$8 $5

15-acre museum honors the life and times of Sam Houston through artifacts and historical exhibits relating to the legendary Texan

Up to Half Off at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

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

69% Off at Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$159 $49

Expert female instructors lead one-hour, full-body workouts designed to trim and tone; meal plan includes healthy recipes

36% Off One-Week Overnight Camp

Camp Niwana

Woodville

$350 $225

Kids ages 5-15 spend a week engaged in recreational activities that involve nature like hiking, fishing and learning about the environment

44% Off Family Outing at 7 Acre Wood

Seven Acre Wood

Conroe

$18 $10

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Families feed mini-goats, donkeys, and llamas at a petting zoo, zoom down a playground's zipline and slides, and tackle a mini-golf course

Up to 44% Off at Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Conroe

$30 $18

A festival with country and rock bands, southern seafood, kid-friendly carnival attractions, and craft vendors keeps up a 25-year tradition

61% Off Mud Challenger Adventure Run

Mud Challenger Adventure Run

Cleveland

$99 $39

Climb cargo nets, leap over fiery obstacles, and conquer frigid ice tanks on this 4- to 6-mile obstacle course

Up to 55% Off Flyboarding Flight

South Texas Flyboard

Waterpoint Marina

$139 $69

Soar up to 45 feet above the surface of Lake Conroe, propelled by a water-fueled hover board

Up to 44% Off Fishing Trip

Just Fun Fishing Adventures

Willis

$70 $39

Licensed guides lead anglers out onto Lake Conroe to catch bass, catfish, crappie, and bream; equipment included

52% Off Martial Arts

Gracie Rgda Houston Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Montgomery

$115 $55

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94% Off Classes at ATA Martial Arts

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$325 $19

Kids build discipline and self-esteem during martial-arts classes, and adults get in shape with cardio and krav maga sessions

Up to 58% Off at Texas National Golf Course

Texas National Golf Course

Texas National

$90 $45

Course architect Jack Miller drew inspiration from Augusta National to sculpt 6,806 yd. layout that hosts the Texas Golf Hall of Fame

Up to 66% Off Combat Classes at Sword to Sword

Sword to Sword

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Instructors use German longswords to teach students the basic techniques and skills of swordsmanship

Up to 57% Off Round of Golf at La Toretta

La Torretta

Montgomery

$138 $69

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Course roams the banks of Lake Conroe and other waterways for a challenging, par 71 round

47% Off Paintball

Whatz-up Paintball

Seven Points

$45 $24

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Up to 46% Off Golf at Beauregard Country Club

Beauregard Country Club

3E

$70 $39

Golfers play 18 holes on the country club's challenging PGA course, and the BCC time program keeps playing times reasonable

Up to 71% Off a One-Month Membership to Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree Play & Music

Multiple Locations

$134 $39

Parent-child classes for kids from birth to 5 years old help tots develop with age-appropriate activities

Up to 58% Off from Texas Boot Camp Fitness

Texas Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$129 $64

Certified trainers tighten male and female physiques with body-weight moves, weightlifting, runs, and resistance drills

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes

Crossfit PRX

The Woodlands

$120 $29

CrossFit Level-1 certified coach whips people into shape during intense daily workouts that incorporate various exercises

Up to 78% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

Victory Fitness

Southeast Montgomery

$200 $55

Improve your strength and cardio during these group fitness classes

55% Off Fitness Studio

The Institute of Strength and Development

Shenandoah

$100 $45

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Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 82% Off Lessons

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$214 $49

Instructors educate individuals and couples in Latin, ballroom, or line dances during private lessons

Up to 71% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Yes I Can Fitness

Westwood North

$60 $19

Personal trainer with 10 years of experience motivates women of all ages and fitness levels through one-hour workouts

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Bionik Fitness & Human Performance

Multiple Locations

$65 $20

Mental and physical challenges await at boot-camp sessions that can be scaled to accommodate all fitness levels

Up to 48% Off at Wine Tasting at Genuwine

Genuwine

Westwood North

$43 $25

Sommelier discusses wine menu as patrons snack on stuffed mushrooms, meat and cheese, and mushroom crostinis

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

44% Off Zumba

Zumba Fitness

Beaumont

$50 $28

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Up to 50% Off Colorado Canyon

Colorado Canyon

Beaumont

$20 $10

A 16 ft. waterfall and a private island surround greens on two 18-hole mini-golf courses outside, and a gaming arcade offers thrills inside

Up to 51% Off Tennis Lessons at KS Tennis

KS Tennis

Forest Oaks Swim & Racquet Club

$40 $20

Introductory lessons focus on the basic fundamentals and expedite development and consistency

39% Off Trampoline-Park Passes to Sky Zone

Sky Zone

The Woodlands

$28 $17

Jumpers bounce all around this indoor trampoline play zone, which features four dodgeball courts and a mezzanine overlooking the space

Up to 53% Off Mini Golf

Choice Tee

Spring

$20 $12

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19-hole mini-golf course features winding hole designs

Up to 52% Off Firearm Courses or Virtual Range Time

Gander Mountain Academy

Spring

$99 $49

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CHL and modern-sporting rifle courses train students with classes and virtual and live range sessions; CHL course preps students for license

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 74% Off Private Pilates Sessions

centerAlign Pilates and Body Rolling

Grogan's Mill

$210 $59

Instructors help build awareness of proper body alignment and how to engage the deep abdominal muscles; mind-body connection emphasized

45% Off Capoeira

Jaguar Gym

Spring

$100 $55

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Up to 90% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Be Ready Fit

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Boot-camp instructors help students gain control over their bodies with time-tested guided exercise techniques

Pump It Up – 52% Off Open-Jump Pass

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Kids unleash excess energy on an indoor playground of inflatable attractions

Up to 85% Off at Elite Eagle Taekwondo

Elite Eagle Taekwondo

Kleinwood

$100 $19

Kids boost their strength, flexibility, endurance, confidence, and discipline while learning self-defense skills

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Packages in Spring

Spring Guns and Ammo

North Pine Business Park

$50 $29

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High-tech range boasts 25 lanes with firearm, protective gear, ammo, and targets provided; ultrasonic method effectively cleans guns

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Get AGG'd Boot Camp

Northwest Harris

$125 $55

Outdoor boot-camp workouts mix body-weight exercises with cardio drills in a supportive setting

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Certified Fitness

Northwest Harris

$65 $29

In 6,000 square-foot facility, trainer develops custom workout sessions for clients of all ages, especially those over 40 years old

Up to 88% Off at Boot Camp with Dameian

Boot Camp With Dameian

Multiple Locations

$80 $10

One-hour outdoor classes incorporate kettlebells, plyometric boxes, and ropes to tone muscles

80% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Woodlands White Tiger

Rayford Bus Park

$145 $29

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Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

Mun-Do Martial Arts

Middlecoff

$65 $29

Instructors motivate students to improve their fitness and technical skills while gaining values such as confidence and discipline

Up to 68% Offat

The Woodlands Pilates Studio

Panther Creek

$99 $39

Nationally certified Pilates instructors lead small-size Pilates, suspension, yoga or ballet classes customized to each individual student

Up to 91% Off Martial Arts or Self-Defense Classes at Mou Chuk

Mou Chuk

Spring and the Woodlands

$285 $29

Students develop the disciplines of Taekwondo, jiujitsu, hapkido and Self-Defense knowledge, taught by Grandmasters and Masters

Up to 70% Off One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions

DFL Fitness

Grogan's Mill

$210 $69

Personal trainer works one-on-one with clients, motivating them through workouts tailored to them

Up to 69% Off Fitness Classes at GroupFit

GroupFit

NW Houston/ Spring

$79 $25

With 10 trainer certifications under her belt, owner Danna Parsons, with three other instructors, teach 14 group fitness classes a week

Up to 94% Off Tae Kwon Do, Dance, or Tumbling Classes

Tumbling Cheer Fitness / Family ATA Martial Arts

Spring

$325 $20

Instructors use martial arts and dance to instill the principles of physical fitness and mental focus that can be translated to any sport

Up to 51% Off Rodeo-Event Lessons

Loveland Ranch

Southeast Montgomery

$180 $89

Two-hour classes offer students an introduction to barrel racing and other speed events

Up to 72% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CORE Health & Fitness

CORE Health & Fitness

Louetta Rd

$100 $29

Boot-camp sessions help clients burn fat, build muscle, and get fit

Up to 53% Off Houston Ghost Tour

Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Specter pros lead treks through haunted hot spots of Houston, Humble, Tomball, & Spring, sharing historical anecdotes & spine-tingling tales

56% Off Clay-Shooting Course

Clay Mound Sporting

Clay Mound Sporting

$130 $59

Facility with two sporting-clays courses and a five-stand setup; more than 40 Promatic machines that can be controlled wirelessly

Up to 38% Off at Houston Dinner Theater

Houston Dinner Theater

Huffman

$60 $39

Customers choose any show on the dinner theater's lineup, including a celebrity murder mystery and performances by a hypnotist or magician

Up to 50% Off at The Southwest Wedding Show

The Southwest Wedding Show

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Couples get one-on-one face time with wedding vendors

Up to 66% Off at CrossFit Haste

CrossFit Haste

Humble

$127 $49

Designed for everyone, the CrossFit regimen uses high-intensity sequences of functional exercises to create new full-body workouts each day

Up to 93% Off at Mean Green Boot Camp

Mean Green Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$605 $55

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Chris Green and staff of certified trainers lead students through high-intensity workouts to torch fat, tone muscle, and boost confidence

45% Off Services

Keegan's Fitness

Fall Creek

$80 $44

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Up to 53% Off Trail Ride for Two, Four, or Six

Cypress Trails Equestrian Center

Houston

$140 $75

Seasoned riders offer basic instruction before guiding groups of two, four, or six across woodland trails

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The animal kingdom encompasses species from every continent on the planet. But Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari cuts down on the need for excessive travel by bringing an eclectic array of exotic species to the heart of East Texas. The 300-acre preserve houses 36 exotic and endangered species in open areas similar to their native habitats. This allows visitors to see these majestic creatures firsthand while driving along the miles of roads that weave throughout the preserve's hills and savannahs. Over the course of the self-guided tour, visitors will have the opportunity to spot animals such as an alligator, Canadian wood bison, Arabian camel, red kangaroo, zebra, and holographic dodo, all from the safety of their vehicle. In addition to providing one-of-a-kind wildlife photo ops, the preserve also allows groups to feed some of the animals by dropping food pellets onto the ground.

1200 CR 4405
Jacksonville,
TX
US

It's a common misconception that the city of Houston is named after the Houston Rockets basketball team. The truth is far stranger. The city is actually named in honor of Sam Houston, a key player in Texas's bid for statehood. The Lone Star State as we know it today would not have been possible if Houston hadn't led the Texas Revolution and subsequently assumed office as the Republic of Texas's first and third president.

Houston—both the city and the man—is the focus of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Located on 15 acres of the leader's own estate, the sprawling museum lets visitors learn about Houston's life and accomplishments via artifacts, manuscripts, and even buildings he frequented. Houston's hunting lodge along with the Steamboat House have been moved to the museum grounds from their original locations, and a replica of his kitchen was hand-built with period tools on the same spot as the original. In the rotunda building, visitors can examine personal effects and articles of clothing to get a feel for what Houston was like as a person. Though the museum is open six days a week year-round, the summer months are perhaps the best time to visit, as the museum offers free tours twice daily with paid admission.

1402 19th Street
Huntsville,
TX
US

When the sun shines on the inky black coat of 8-Ball, an Asian leopard, you can see the intricate pattern of spots on his fur. What you may not notice are the scars on his neck, remnants of having been chained up in a pool hall by a former owner. When the owner could no longer keep him, 8-Ball was sent to a drive-thru safari park that was later shut down by the USDA. But all of that must seem like a faraway nightmare to 8-Ball, as he now enjoys the security, ample food, and medical care at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. He is among the more than 40 big cats that have been rescued and rehabilitated, trading lives of abuse, neglect, and misplacement for environs that executive director Brian Werner calls a "living resort."

The facility is owned and operated by Tiger Missing Link, a nonprofit organization that Werner chartered in 1995. After diligent research, Werner and friend Terri Block began creating a big-cat sanctuary on a 25-acre property that Werner owned. They lived in a small cabin with no running water, heat, or air conditioning, clearing the land themselves and going door to door to garner support for the project. It certainly wasn't easy, but through the hard work of volunteers and some big-time press—including features on Animal Planet's 2007 Tiger Week and Good Morning America—the shelter's reputation and facilities continue to grow.

The refuge aims to raise visitors' awareness of the plight of large cats in the wild, and it plans to expand to add more natural habitats and observatories. Landscapers have even built a waterfall habitat where the tigers can exercise while trying not to puncture their plastic inner tubes. This feature may have been the favorite amenity for two of Michael Jackson's tigers that, according to a KLTV 7 story, have called the space home.

17552 Fm 14
Tyler,
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

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