Things To Do In Marion

48% Off 3D Golf Simulator

Shellsburg

$25 $13

Groups can improve their game off the course on 3D simulator while sipping domestic beer

Up to 54% Off a Batting-Cage Membership or Day Pass

Cedar Rapids

$150 $69

Baseball players can improve their power and accuracy with practice in batting cages at a premier scouting and development facility

65% Off Fitness Classes

Hiawatha

$240 $84

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

Half Off Circuit Training

Cedar Rapids

$300 $150

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

81%Off Ballroom Dance-Lesson Package

Cedar Rapids

$360 $69

Students learn styles such as swing, salsa, tango, and samba in private and group lessons; show off their skills at social lessons

50% Off a Family Science-Center Visit

Cedar Rapids

$16 $8

STEM-based center provides hands-on activities for kids of all ages, including DNA and optical-illusion exhibits and a prehistoric tunnel

Up to 57% Off at CrossFit The Challenge

Cedar Rapids

$125 $54

Students study foundation of CrossFit's high-intensity strength and agility training, powering through lifts, sprints, pushups, and pull-ups

Up to 63% Off Adult Martial-Arts Packages

Cedar Rapids

$300 $119

Students 18 and older build self-confidence and fitness in martial-arts lessons; tai chi, wing chun, wushu, and other styles

Up to 54% Off Private Horseback Riding

Sumner

$50 $25

Students can ride Trixie, Chicken, or Zoey during horseback-riding lessons

Half Off at Kalona Golf Club

Kalona

$52 $27

Built in 1928, course was named Best Nine-Hole Course by Iowa Golf Association & features rustic bridges, rolling terrain & mature arbors

Up to 54% Off Hot Yoga and Indoor Cycling at Pro-Fit Gym

Coralville

$64 $32

Get in shape with yoga classes in heated rooms or indoor cycling sessions

Up to 51% Off at Washington Golf and Country Club

Washington

$55 $27

Golfers loop 9-hole course once or twice, testing their swinging skills amid open fairways and water hazards on five holes

53% Off Fitness Classes

Sweat, A Body Transformation

$75 $35

Certified trainers motivate students through boot camp–style classes that mix kettlebells with battle ropes, tires, and more

50% Off

Longfellow

$120 $60

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

Up to 64% Off Boot Camp or Women's Fitness Classes at Fit2Live

Iowa City

$165 $59

Choose an all-female class for beginners or a boot camp composed of fat-burning workouts

62% Off Introductory Fencing Class for Two

Iowa City

$50 $19

Learn the basics of foil fencing alongside a partner before applying new skills during a practice bout

50% Off Movie Package

Waverly

$27 $13.50

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

Up to 50% Off Pontoon Boat Rental

Dubuque American Lady Yacht Cruises

$355 $177

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Design your own river excursion aboard a 21- or 24-foot Sylvan pontoon boat with comfy bench seating and a canopy for shade

51% Off Lessons at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Loras College

$72 $35

45-minute classes held Sundays teach youngsters and adults the movements and techniques of Irish dance

50% Off Tastings at Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

$24 $12

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

Up to 50% Off Lift Tickets at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Galena

$50 $25

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Ski or snowboard across 220 acres of snow on 19 trails, including novice and Black Diamond routes

50% Irish Dancing Classes

Davenport

$60 $30

Learn the basic footwork of traditional Irish dance at a school with more than three decades of teaching experience

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Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

Up to 36% Off Intro to Flight Lessons

Marshalltown Municipal Airport

$69 $44

Take to the skies in a four-place, low-wing Piper airplane during lesson with a professional instructor

Up to 57% Off Wine Tastings in Muscoda

Orion

$22 $11

Award-winning winery produces 30 wines and offers wine tastings and hillside views from the patio

49% Off Bowling

Mineral Point

$35 $18

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

25% Off Race-Day Package

Newton

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

Half Off Racing Experiences

Iowa Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 69% Off Laser-Tag Sessions or Party

Centerville

$10 $5

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill

$20 $11

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Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course's putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

Up to 48% Off Golf at Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

$48 $27

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

Up to 50% Off Horseback Riding

Four Mile

$70 $38

14-acre tract hosts instruction in English and Western pleasure riding overseen by lifelong horse lover

Select Local Merchants

Cleaved through a dense forest of trees within Wapsipinicon State Park and situated along a bend in the river of the same name, the park’s nine-hole golf course awaits golfers of all skill levels. The course stretches to 3,187 yards, challenging players with tight fairways lined by dense foliage. The history-steeped course opened in 1923, and its clubhouse followed a year later, built entirely by prison labor with rock from the river bluffs, white-oak logs hauled by horse-drawn bobsleds, and a fireplace made with the world's only fireproof stones.

21309 County Road E34
Anamosa,
IA
US

ActivEdge Fitness Club's experienced fitness gurus shepherd clients toward a tighter body with two stories worth of cardio and weight equipment, an ample number of group classes, a basketball court, and a 25-meter lap pool. Gain a better understanding of your overall well-being with a health screen, a preliminary fitness assessment that utilizes resistance and balance tests, optional body-fat measurements, and a trainer consultation to calculate an individualized plan for achieving physical goals. Then guests can put their plans into action by piloting more than 50 cardio machines in workout zones equipped with several flat-screen televisions. A variety of group classes, which include Kardio Kickboxing and the pool-based Nautical Noodles, confuse muscles much more effectively than performing a triathlon in zero gravity or telling sinews they were adopted. While adults enjoy postworkout tanning, the kids' club's mini basketball court lets active little ones exercise away pent-up energy and mimic legendary video-game character Michael Jordan.

2120 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

It may sound clichéd, but ask the staff members at The Play Station about their most memorable experience, and they'll probably say a new one happens every day. Specifically, it's the moment when a child walks in, sees the three-level play center, and lets out a gasp of excitement. The 12,000-square-foot facility's tube slides, ball pits, and other recreational equipment blossomed from the owners' relatively simple idea: create a place where our kids can be active whenever it's yucky outside. Today, kids 12 and younger climb, crawl, and slide through the play center or hit the game room to win tickets redeemable for prizes such as toys and an all-inclusive weekend in Moon Vegas.

While kids expend their energy, parents can relax nearby and socialize, watch television, or enjoy a menu of snacks, such as mozzarella sticks, grilled cheese sandwiches, and nachos. The Play Station's crew includes a team that organizes children's parties and books the facility for field trips, fundraisers, and private rentals.

200 Collins Rd NE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

A family-owned paradise of 10-pin punishment since 1972, the friendly atmosphere at Lancer Lanes promotes spirited competition for alley cats of all ages and abilities. Prospective strike pilots strap on their slick slippers and take to the lanes, guiding spherical saucers towards pin-shaped invaders on 1 of 24 hardwood runways. Bumpers are on hand to level the playing corridor for pint-sized players, while automatic scoring keeps track of points gained, aiding both arithmophobics and those just scared of pencils. While winter ushers in nightly leagues at 6 p.m., buyers who nab today's deal can redeem their Groupon during any open bowling hours, including glow bowling on Friday and Saturday nights.

3203 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

Class A–affiliates of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Cedar Rapids Kernels field a roster of tomorrow's major leaguers on the fields of today. Led by manager Brent Del Chiaro and coaches Mike Eylward and Trevor Wilson, the band of savvy sluggers is set to continue its tradition of charitable efforts by donating baseball after baseball to needy attendees in the stands. As Midwest League champions in 1988, 1992, and 1994, the Kernels are hungry for this year's title and will stop at nothing—the Kane County Cougars included—to wrest it from the well-oiled gloves of wannabe winners.

950 Rockford Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

The Science Station illuminates the minds of children and adults on the workings of science, math, and technology with hands-on exhibits, puzzles, and games. Play paleontologist with the Dinosaur Exploration Station, complete with time tunnel and dig box, or visit the Math Mania room to help kids hone number skills through games. In the Animal Clinic, tots can play doctor with faux-furry friends and learn how to care for real ones. The Science Station houses a Museum Store with education games for ongoing imagination stimulation. The Science Station is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

4444 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US