Activities in Mattoon

3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Terre Haute Action Track

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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Side-by-Side ATV Tour for Two or Four at Wilstem Ranch (Up to 50% Off)

Wilstem Ranch

Paoli

Explore winding trails through the ranch’s wooded hills and rolling pastures on a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle

$118 $59

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$185 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump with DVD Footage of the Dive at Illinois Skydiving Center ($300 Value)

Illinois Skydiving Center

DROP ZONE

Qualified instructor guides skydivers through every step of process and stays strapped to their backs during jump and freefall

$300 $185

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$20 for 10 Classes from Move fitness ($40 Value)

Move fitness

Danville

Roving fitness instructors hold Zumba and kickboxing classes in and around Indianapolis

$40 $20

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Shudo Kan Karate Club (50% Off)

Shudo Kan Karate Club

Springfield

Two months of unlimited karate, fitness, and self-defense with a karate gi

$237 $119

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$71 for $129 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Gracie Humaita St. Louis

Gracie Humaita St. Louis

Weldon Spring

From the merchant: One month of classic Gracie jiu-jitsu and self-defense lessons; valid for ages 5 to adult

$129 $71

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Paintball with Gear and 100 Paintballs Each for Eight, Four, or Two at Silver Spur Splat Paintball (Up to 54% Off)

Silver Spur Splat Paintball

Princeton

Paintball facility with forest, speedball field, and open terrain; referees on hand to ensure fair play

$120 $55

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Three 15-Minute Laser Tag Games for Two or Four at CJ's Xtreme Adventures (Up to 60% Off)

CJ's Xtreme Adventures

Olney

HD TVs broadcast live scoring during 15-minute rounds of laser tag that include team and solo playing options

$36 $15

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Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off)

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that’s been teaching the art form since 1971

$72 $35

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10, 20, or 30 Basecamp Sessions at Black Label CrossFit (Up to 87% Off)

Black Label CrossFit

Mount Washington

Basecamp sessions mix boot-camp methodologies with CrossFit techniques and incorporate nutrition coaching for maximum results

$180 $25

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Six Group Classes or Three Private and One Group Class at Dancing Raine Studios (Up to 51% Off)

Dancing Raine Studios

Crawfordsville

Expert instructors lead students through a variety of dance styles such as tango, samba, and bachatta

$70 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Prima Dance & Tumbling (65% Off)

Prima Dance & Tumbling

Edwardsville

From the merchant: Receive four weeks of a dance or tumbling class of your choice

$55 $19

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Two-Week CrossFit Prep Course or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Riverbend CrossFit (Up to 69% Off)

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

Instructors create revolving daily workouts that enhance strength, power, and agility while using everything from barbells to push sleds

$120 $39

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16-, 21-, or 30-Day Boot Camp at Fast Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 69% Off)

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Boot camps teach cardio and strength-training workouts

$97 $35

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Two or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons at Irish Hills Riding Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Irish Hills Riding Academy

Morton

From the merchant: Students learn horseback-riding techniques during introductory 30-minute lessons

$70 $35

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The "Amara" in Amara Yoga & Arts is a shortened version of "Amaranth," which alludes to a mythological flower that never dies. Studio co-owners Theresa Brandabur and Kathryn Fitzgerald believe that yoga brings people a step closer to that immortal flower, healing their bodies and restoring peace to their minds.

Their students tend to agree. Natural light filters in through the tall windows of the Urbana studio, illuminating these students as they work through challenging Vinyasa poses and gentler Hatha movements. Amara Yoga & Arts also offers a revolving calendar of yoga classes, including restorative, gentle, Hot and Power Flow, as well as Ashtanga.

300 South Broadway Avenue
Urbana,
IL
US

Illinois Skydiving Center trains aspiring daredevils through a trio of tandem, static-line, and accelerated-free-fall classes. AFF classes teach solo skills under the direction of instructors and coaches who jump with you, teaching stability and proper deployment skills. Static-line progression jumps prepare sky mavens for the pressures of a solo career with an ascending series of jumps that impart the art of free fall. During tandem jumps, students are strapped to a certified instructor who pulls the cord and directs the movements of parachute as guests take in breathtaking views of the landscape, local tributaries, and central-state volcanoes before feet land safely on the ground.

1962 County Road 2500 N
Thomasboro,
IL
US

In 1954, Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio, Bill Haley & His Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock," and Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre screened its first film. Over the next decades, it survived the skyrocketing popularity of cable television and even a tornado, but eventually closed in the 1980s. The projectors weren't powered down for long?in 1989, Mike Harroun saw an opportunity to create a place that combined the nostalgic vibe of a 1950s drive-in with the technology of a modern cinema.

These days, sunset is the cue for ultra high-definition digital projectors to whir to life and FM stereo transmitters to broadcast digital 5.1 surround sound into visitors' vehicles. The two screens change their feature films throughout the season, ensuring that crowds can catch first-run summer blockbusters before the explosions become covered with brown spots. Guests may bring their own food for a small fee, or order from a menu featuring piping-hot popcorn, giant dill pickles, and third-pound Black Angus burgers straight from the grill. That combination of old-fashioned entertainment and new-fangled equipment has won the theater plenty of press, including a spot on USA Today's list of the country's 10 best drive-ins.

1175 S Sangamon Ave
Gibson City,
IL
US

As the prop engine murmurs and the plane reaches its cruising altitude, there's a moment when one of two things happens. Either your stomach drops, even before the rest of your body does, or a calming sensation takes over and a moment of zen occurs. Regardless of how you react to the anticipation of jumping out of the plane, the actual experience of flying is worth the uncertainty. As soon as you emerge from the aircraft, you'll enter an exhilarating free fall before deploying a parachute and gliding safely back to land, finally proving to your middle school sweetheart that you are, in fact, not a bird.

The certified instructors at Illinois Skydiving Center can fly with beginners during tandem jumps or train students to skydive on their own through programs that teach safety, jumping techniques, and parachute deployment. Flights can also be recorded so that students return home with a DVD copy of their flights.

1650 W Ottawa St.
Paxton,
IL
US

Eight bags. Two platforms. Two six-inch holes. One distinctly American game. The origins of cornhole are shrouded in mystery. Some say it derives from a German game, while others claim it is a descendant of a similar sport played by Native Americans. But one thing is certain?it's serious business. That's why the American Cornhole Organization was formed in 2005. By setting the rules, establishing annual tournaments and competitions, and firmly banning the practice of using trained birds to dunk bags, these referees have codified the sport and elevate it to a professional level.

100 West Main Street
Danville,
IL
US

Twin Bridges Golf Club's 250-acre Robert Lohmann–designed course regales sphere slingers with picturesque views of the neighboring White Lick Creek and the emerald foliage of nearby copses. Holes on the front nine showcase large greens and fescue-lined bent-grass fairways, and the back nine rolls over hills with greens closely patrolled by sand traps, waterways, and burrowing Pacmen. This oasis of recreation remains open to the general public and features year-round play.

1001 Cartersburg Rd
Danville,
IN
US