Things To Do In Madison

Madison on Tap at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Madison on Tap

Alliant Energy Center

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Sample more than 100 new and limited craft beers from 50+ American breweries while rocking out to live music

$37.75 $28

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Ghost Walk for Two or Private Ghost Walk for Up to 32 People from Madison Ghost Walks (Up to 52% Off)

Madison Ghost Walks

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Expert guides lead meticulously researched, 120-minute tours around Capitol Square’s spookiest sites

$30 $19

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Five or Ten Drop-In Fitness Classes or Eight-Week Fitness Classes at R U FIT (Up to 61% Off)

R U FIT

Madison

Seasoned personal trainers customize encouraging, yet challenging workouts and meal plans to help fitness seekers achieve their health goals

$75 $35

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Horseback-Riding Lesson for One or Two at Madison Horse Connection (Up to 54% Off)

Madison Horse Connection

Madison Horse Connection

Budding equestrians young and old learn basic horsemanship and a variety of steed-steering disciplines during indoor or outdoor lessons

$40 $19

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Two or Four Flying Lessons at Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. (53% Off)

Wisconsin Aviation, Inc.

Dane County Regional Airport

Learn to fly a two- or four-seat Cessna plane during flying lessons

$448 $209

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One or Five Days of Indoor Climbing or Group Climbing for 5 or 10 at Boulders Climbing Gym (Up to 58% Off)

Boulders Climbing Gym

Hawthorne

Wall-crawlers scramble over 8,000 sq. ft. of indoor climbing surfaces, enjoying low-altitude bouldering problems or on-rope climbing

$20 $9

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Touch of Pilates (Up to 60% Off)

Touch Of Pilates

Fitchburg

Gain long, lean muscles in these classic Pilates Reformer group classes

$125 $59

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One Month of Group Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Soyokaze Dojo (Up to 78% Off)

Soyokaze Dojo

Madison

Instructors empower students by teaching them effective self-defense techniques derived from the ancient martial arts traditions of Japan

$115 $30

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Four-Hour Conceal and Carry Course with Range Instruction for One or Two at Personal Gun Trainer (Up to 63% Off)

Personal Gun Trainer

Madison

Certified instructors teach Wisconsin concealed-carry gun laws, pistol operation, and safety; students return for session at shooting range

$160 $69

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10 or 20 Belly-Dancing Classes at Dance Life Studio and Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Dance Life Studio and Fitness

Madison

Instructors demonstrate beginning and advanced hip swivels and short combinations

$92 $25

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Three-Hour Introductory Beekeeping Class for One or Two at Round Rock Honey (Up to 68% Off)

Round Rock Honey

Mad Urban Bees

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all equipment and full-body keepers’ suits

$125 $45

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Madison Comic Con at Alliant Energy Center, February 6–8 (Up to 49% Off)

Madison Comic Con

Madison

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Celebs and artists convene for panels and photo ops; fans of “The Walking Dead” and The Bella Twins get trading cards and photos

$41.64 $22.50

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$17 for Two Games of Laser Tag for Two at Ultrazone Laser Tag ($33 Value)

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Madison

Friends and family track each other down black-lit corridors boasting a futuristic space motif during games of laser tag

$33 $17

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Madison Capitals Hockey Game at the Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center on November 21, 26, or 28 (54% Off)

Madison Capitols

Alliant Energy Center

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Capitals take to the ice for classhes with Eastern Conference foes including a pair of contests on Thanksgiving weekend

$26.30 $12

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One Month of CrossFit Classes with Optional On-Ramp Class at CrossFit Connex (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Connex

Madison

Four-day On-Ramp program teaches you the basics of CrossFit, which combines a variety of intense strength- and endurance-based activities

$155 $39

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Four or Eight Ballroom Dance Classes for a Single or Couple at Dancesport of Madison (Up to 58% Off)

Dancesport of Madison

Madison

Students of all experience levels learn ballroom steps & spins in classes of 12–15 dancers

$110 $49

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga at The Studio West ($140 Value)

The Studio West

Madison

Inside a sunny, brand new West Side studio, instructors lead a unique blend of hot flow yoga suitable for all skill levels

$140 $39

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Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple at Fred Astaire Madison (Up to 59% Off)

Fred Astaire Madison

Madison

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

$134 $55

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Roller Skating for 2 or Roller Skating for 4 with Popcorn and Soda at Fast Forward Skate Center (Up to 54% Off)

Fast Forward Skate Center

Madison

Skate to musical hits both new and old in an indoor roller skating rink with a game room and full service snack bar

$20 $10

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The tough-as-nails ladies in the Mad Rollin' Dolls roller-derby league wow audiences with equal parts strength, speed, and glitter. Since their first season in 2005, skaters and MRD volunteers alike have donated their blood, sweat, and tears to the sport that promotes female athleticism and team spirit in a fun, competitive atmosphere. During the 30-minute bouts, fans cheer and sneer as the jammers attempt to lap the opposing team for points, and the blockers clear the way for their mates while putting the hurt on those who try to stop them. The season's schedule culminates in a championship match, in which the two mightiest teams battle for the title and a lifetime supply of solid-gold mouth guards.

Since the team is committed to supporting their community, a portion of the proceeds from each Mad Rollin' Dolls bout goes to various charities, which in the past have included Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Alliance for Animals, and Badger Childhood Cancer Network.

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison,
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Dave Gerry started the Princeton Club with three simple tenets in mind: great trainers, exceptional equipment, and easy access. To realize that dream, he assembled a team of American College of Sports Medicine–certified personal trainers to helm the cardio and strength-training centers 24 hours a day.

Whether working out solo, in a group class, or with a trainer to remind them that bench-pressing beehives is safer with a spotter, guests can drop their young ones off at the free childcare center. Splashes fill the natatorium as swimmers paddle across the six-lane lap pool, as the resistance-current pool's adjustable waves enable guests to walk in place. A dip in the whirlpool soothes stress, and the steam room's eucalyptus aromatherapy and sauna's rejuvenating heat send bodies back into the world refreshed. Above the club, tennis and soccer players soak in vistas of Madison as they duke it out on the rooftop garden's turf. The competition continues indoors on basketball, racquetball, and volleyball courts.

8080 Watts Rd.
Madison,
WI
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All of Badgerland Bowling Centers' six locations have a lot in common. At each location, groups hurtle colorful balls down slick, glossy lanes, refueling at an onsite restaurant between matches. All of the alleys host birthday, work, and fundraising parties and tournaments such as the Badgerland Bowling 300 Club?which has doled out more than $35,000 in cash prizes since 2002?and the Badgerland Open, which welcomed 113 competitors in 2014, one of whom snagged a grand prize of $500 and 1,000 bragging rights.

But like sextuplets working undercover for the CIA, each center also maintains a unique identity. At Badger Bowl in Madison, live musicfloods the lanes on weekends, and dancers jump and jive on West Coast Swing nights on Wednesday. Nearby at Dream Lanes, laser and disco lights slice through fog amid thundering music during Ultra Bowling every Friday and Saturday evening.

208 Owen Rd.
Monona,
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When 9Round founder and IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson isn't dominating combat rings across North American and Europe, he is taking care of his two children. It was with his kids in mind that the seasoned black belt crafted his signature workout??a challenging professional fighter's training regime compacted into a hectic, schedule-friendly 30 minutes. Today, trainers in 9Round gyms across the nation lead members in Shannon's workout, guiding classes through its nine rounds of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance-training exercises. Instructors vary the rounds each day, supplementing body-weight exercises with jump ropes, punching bags, and free-weights. Coaches also encourage diets of fruits and lean meats and counsel members against common dieting pitfalls, such as skipping breakfast or storing smoothie surplus in unmarked laundry-detergent bottles.

4522 E Washington Ave.
Madison,
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The techniques that Lauren Birkel imparts to her trainers are the same ones she used on herself while preparing for and completing the rigorous Ironman World Championships in 2005 and 2011, as well as the France-held International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in 2007. With this history of achieving difficult goals, Birkel knows how to inspire students without commissioning a band of rabid coyotes to chase them while they run.

She and her many cotrainers use these thoroughly tested methods of motivation to push students toward healthier lives in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group training sessions. She decks out her indoor studios with all the necessary equipment for personal-training sessions and isn't afraid to lead all-outdoor boot-camp academies in the heat or rain.

601 Junction Rd
Madison,
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Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison,
WI
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