Things To Do In Lufkin

40% Off at Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari

Jacksonville

$31.90 $19

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Drive through a 300-acre preserve to watch bison, camels, llamas, and 36 other species frolicking in open ranges

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

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

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

Up to 53% Off at Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Longview

$20 $10

Open since 1958, the art museum prides itself on a varied collection of works, many created by regional artists

51% Off Guided Freshwater Fishing Tour

Willis

$375 $185

30-year kayaking and fishing veteran helps anglers catch bass, catfish, and crappie using provided equipment

44% Off Family Outing at 7 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 57% Off Round of Golf at La Toretta

Montgomery

$138 $69

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

Up to 44% Off at 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

Up to 44% Off Fishing Trip

Willis

$70 $39

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

Up to 51% Off FlyBoard Experience

Montgomery

$138 $69

Adventurers strap water-powered Flyboards to their feet to soar across the surface of the water or pull off high-octane dives

Up to 56% Off WaveRunner Rental from Fun Rentals

Willis

$120 $59

Yamaha WaveRunner VX110 churns out 150 horsepower as up to three riders skim the waters of Lake Conroe

Up to 55% Self-Guided Paddle and Pedal Tour

Willis

$170 $79

Visitors bring their own bikes and get kayaks for a day spent exploring Lake Conroe's northern shore

94% Off Classes at ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$325 $19

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

Up to 58% Off at 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 58% Off Flyboarding Flight

Waterpoint Marina

$150 $75

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

Up to 66% Off Combat Classes at Sword to Sword

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

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

Up to 61% Off Mud Challenger Adventure Run

Houston

$100 $39

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

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

60% Off Robotics Camp at Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$399.95 $159

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 80% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$195 $39

Learn the steps to classic and contemporary dance styles from seasoned dance instructors

77% Off a 30-Day Nutritional-Coaching Program

East Shore

$197 $45

Nutritional coaches help clients forge better eating habits and follow up with them for weekly reinforcement

74% Off Martial Arts

Oak Ridge North

$290 $75

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

Up to 78% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

Southeast Montgomery

$200 $55

Improve your strength and cardio during these group fitness classes

55% Off

Shenandoah

$100 $45

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

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 82% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$214 $49

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

Up to 79% at Language and Arts Center

Spring

$250 $59

Language and art classes help students of all ages develop cognitive and creative abilities in a fun atmosphere

Up to 71% Off Boot-Camp Classes

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 58% Off from 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 67% Off Personal Training

Panther Creek

$104 $49

Personal trainers assess clients' fitness levels before creating a diverse workout plan designed to improve and sustain health

Up to 52% Off at CrossFit Magnolia

Magnolia

$120 $60

Instructors fill CrossFit Light classes with boot-camp exercises such as bench presses and squats, which are suitable for all fitness levels

Cook Globally Inspired Vegan and Vegetarian Food with a Chef

Panther Creek

$85 $85

Chef Kala Ganapathy shows you how to make delicious vegan and vegetarian meals from a global lineup of grains, lentils, and vegetables

Up to 50% Off 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

Half Off Intro-to-Horses Lesson at Loveland Ranch

Southeast Montgomery

$240 $120

Adults and kids discover how to ride, groom, tack, and feed a horse while they familiarize themselves with essential horse vocabulary

Up to 52% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Hit Fit

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Trainers lead energetic and challenging workouts in the morning and evening at local parks

62% Off Guitar Lessons at 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

45% Off Capoeira

Spring

$100 $55

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

Up to 85% Off at Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$250 $38.50

Experienced instructors lead dancers through private, personalized lessons and optional group practice sessions and parties

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Packages in Spring

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 74% Off CrossFit Classes

Grogan's Mill

$150 $39

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

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northwest Harris

$125 $55

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

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes

Spring

$120 $29

Build strength and cardio endurance during one, two, or three months of fitness classes

Up to 50% Off Swimming Stages Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

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

Panther Creek

$99 $39

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

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; seven locations hold sessions up to six days a week

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Rayford Bus Park

$185 $83

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

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

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

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

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 90% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

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

Up to 75% Off Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

Spring

$120 $39

Muay thai kickboxing classes use hands, feet, elbows, and knees to form a fighting style that helps train the body and mind

Up to 69% Off from Houston Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$80 $30

Specter detectives lead treks through haunted spots of Houston, Tomball, and Spring, sharing historical anecdotes and spine-tingling tales

Up to 74% Off Krav Maga and CrossFit Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $38.50

Vetted and seasoned instructors help students get in shape for summer with skill-building workouts and instinct-based fighting system

50% Off Clay-Shooting Course

Clay Mound Sporting

$130 $65

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

Up to 75% Off Kickboxing Classes

Kingwood

$69 $19

Noncontact kickboxing workouts mix tae kwon do kicks with boxing strikes in a dynamic series of exercises

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$44 $17

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

Up to 93% Off at 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

Fall Creek

$80 $44

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

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

Houston

$140 $69

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

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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

Though their 27 holes share rolling fairways and the shade of oaks, magnolias, dogwoods, and azaleas, River Plantation Country Club’s three courses all boast their own challenges, which lie ready to shape well-rounded golfers. The nine-hole courses, named Augusta, Biloxi, and Charleston, all feature their fair share of tricky shots and holes flanked by streams, dotted with trees, or blocked by sample-size manhole covers. Players can further hone their skills on a 50-slot driving range, a putting green, and a short-game playing field complete with a faux sand bunker and chipping green. After practice or gameplay, golfers can stop into the River Plantation Grille to top off human or lifelike-android energy reserves with burgers, wraps, quesadillas, and deli sandwiches.

550 Country Club Dr
Conroe,
TX
US

Weekend cruises along the lake. The occasional night fishing trip. While many people would like to own a boat for those reasons, the expenses of maintaining and storing a boat year-round can be daunting. Carefree Boat Rental eliminates the tedious bits of boat ownership by lending its well-maintained fleet to members by the hour. Inspected weekly by a dock staff using a 50-point checklist, each boat is also equipped with US Coast Guard-required safety equipment such as flares, approved flotation devices, and an emergency stash of Cheetos. The crew also takes care of regular maintenance, such as oil changes, hull cleaning, and annual bottom painting.

11880 Palms Marina Rd.
Willis,
TX
US

Nestled at the southern point of Lake Conroe, Nauti-Dayz Boat Rentals facilitates fun with a fleet of nautical vessels. Outfitted with 90-horsepower Honda motors, pontoon boats welcome passengers for low-speed floats around the lake’s placid waters. MerCruiser motors send ski boats ripping across the waves, towing skiers, tubers, and wakeboarders in their frothy wakes. The shop also rents waverunners that seat up to two passengers and reproduce the high-speed thrill of riding a motorcycle across a full swimming pool. All rentals include complimentary fuel and life jackets.

844 Beach Walk Boulevard
Conroe,
TX
US