Things To Do in Michigan

Start-Your-Own-Business Workshop for One or Two from Outdoor Book Club (Up to 67% Off)

Outdoor Book Club

Blandford Nature Center

The one-day workshop may be your ticket to self-employment with tips and tricks for starting your own business

$150 $65

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1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy (65% Off)

Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy

Center Line

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

$85 $39

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$9 for $27 Worth of Dance Lessons — The Fitness Academy

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Sterling Heights

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

$27 $9

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Saliva at Fahrenheit Concert Venue on January 1 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Saliva

Fahrenheit Concert Venue

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Grammy nominated nü-metal rockers behind “Your Disease” and “Ladies and Gentleman” tout their latest collection of aggressive anthems

$15 $10

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Two or Four Hours of Simulator Golf with Optional Pizza at Tee Box Indoor Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Tee Box Indoor Golf

Haisley

Golfers hit golf balls into giant screen with virtual replicas of world-famous courses

$70 $35

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Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at CRU Paintball (Up to 56% Off)

CRU Paintball

Flint

Friends dodge paintballs and duck behind obstacles in a tournament-sized indoor field or 8-acre outdoor area

$85 $38

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Two Kart Races for Two or Family Racing Package for Four at Extreme Indoor Kart Racing (Up to 37% Off)

Extreme Indoor Kart Racing

Vienna

Racing karts reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on Michigan’s longest indoor track

$68 $43

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2, 4, 8, or 15 Personal-Training Sessions at Zumba4Women (Up to 71% Off)

Zumba4Women

Dearborn

Female trainers know how to tailor workouts to their female clients' fitness needs and goals

$240 $69

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4 or 6 Open-Play Sessions or a 2.5-Hour Circus Birthday Party for Up to 16 at Cirque Amongus (Up to 52% Off)

Cirque Amongus

Livonia

Adroit instructors teach youngsters circus skills such as magic tricks and walking on stilts

$30 $15

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$16 for a One-Hour Trampoline Session for Two at AirTime Trampoline ($24 Value)

Airtime Trampoline-Westland Park

Westland

30,000-square-foot brand new facility with interconnected trampolines on the floors and walls that make for an invigorating play session

C$24 C$16

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Discovery Flight for One or Two at A&R Aviation (Up to 51% Off)

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

$284 $153

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$54 for One Month of Unlimited Far-Infrared Yoga Classes at The Sports Club of West Bloomfield ($100 Value)

The Sports Club of West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield

Yoga poses performed in a heated room purge the body of toxins while stretching and toning muscles

$100 $54

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

$100 $39

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One-Year Family or Donor Membership to Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Central Business District

Families get a year to explore KIA while enjoying special perks; the donor membership also grants access to other art museums

$85 $40

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5 or 15 Barre, TRX, or Spin Classes or One Month of Classes at ReVamp (Up to 64% Off)

ReVamp

Macomb

Expert instructors lead ballet-inspired barre classes and core-strengthening TRX suspension classes, along with cycling workouts

$75 $29

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$50 for $99 Worth of Personal Training at Body by OH LLC

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

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

$99 $50

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Winetasting for Two or Four on February 13 at Sips & Sounds Presented by the City of Southfield (50% Off)

City of Southfield

Southfield

Live music backs an evening filled with tastings of eight South American wines and light appetizers

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Red Lotus Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

Certified yoga teachers lead 13 class styles, including hot Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and beginner-based gentle classes

$80 $28

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One or Two Hours of Simulated Golf at Tee Box Indoor Golf at Taylor Meadows (Up to 53% Off)

Tee Box Golf at Taylor Meadows

Taylor

Keep golfing skills sharp throughout the offseason during simulated rounds of Tee Box Indoor Golf at Taylor Meadows Golf Club

$35 $17

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Kickboxing and MMA Classes at Sidekicks Martial Arts Studio, Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Sidekicks Martial Arts Studio, Inc.

Saint Clair Shores

Instructors emphasize physical fitness while students soak up self-defense skills

$75 $37

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$39 for an Introductory CrossFit Training Package at CrossFit Bloomfield ($150 Value)

CrossFit Bloomfield

Bloomfield Hills

Certified CrossFit coaches lead inspiring, all-levels classes that build strength, speed, endurance, and coordination

$150 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga Shala and Wellness Center (Up to 68% Off)

Yoga Shala and Wellness Center

Dearborn Heights

Studio gears classes toward every skill level with sessions ranging from relaxing Slow Flow to challenging Vinyasa

$95 $32

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One Learn to Skate Class at John Lindell Ice Arena (Up to 55% Off)

John Lindell Ice Arena

Royal Oak

Indoor ice rink hosts Learn to Skate classes for all ages and fosters self-guided improvement during practice time

$100 $45

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$26 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or a Couple ($180 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

$180 $26

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Battle Creek Bombers Game with Hats and Bobbleheads at C.O. Brown Stadium (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Battle Creek Bombers

C.O. Brown Stadium

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Collegiate summer team with championship pedigree cruises into its 2015 season

$53 $28

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One or Two All-Day Lift Tickets with Optional Equipment Rental at Apple Mountain (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Mountain

Thomas

12 slopes, terrain park, and lodge play host to skiers and snowboarders at a resort with snow-making capabilities

$35 $19

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18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Food Voucher at Sand Hills Golf Resort (Up to 37% Off)

Sand Hills Golf Resort

Thedford

An Old Western–style clubhouse oversees a 5,536-yard course with seven interconnected ponds and undulating greens

C$93 C$59

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Performance Edge Training Center (69% Off)

Performance Edge Training Center

Kentwood

Highly certified personal trainers will put clients through an extensive physical screening and killer workout session

$75 $23

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16-Week Youth Dance Course at Ruhala Performing Arts Center (Up to 52% Off). Nine Options Available.

Ruhala Performing Arts Center

East Lansing

Week after week, kids build upon skills in dances like ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop

$180 $89

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Carts, Hot Dogs, and Sodas at Harbour Club Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Harbour Club Golf Course

Van Buren

Twosomes and foursomes take two trips through a nine-hole, par 36 course near Belleville Lake and refuel on hot dogs and sodas

$52.50 $26

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$135 for an Advanced Concealed-Pistol-License Course from ASR Group ($300 Value)

ASR Group

Kalamazoo

Concealed-carry class covers advanced shooting techniques and firearm-manipulation skills

$300 $135

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Chase Hammond Golf Club in Muskegon (Up to 51% Off)

Chase Hammond Golf Club

Muskegon

18-hole course weaves through dense woodland and offers occasional glimpses of turkeys, eagles, foxes, and other wildlife.

$76 $39

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Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Michigan Speedway

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$259 $129

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10 or 20 Karate Classes with Uniform at Fabiano's Karate (Up to 73% Off)

Fabiano's Karate

Holland

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body’s key pressure points

$179 $49

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One or Two Months of Voice or Instrument Lessons at Jerry Luck School Of Music (56% Off)

Jerry Luck School Of Music

Eastpointe

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

$80 $35

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Single-Attraction or Passport Admission for Two or Four at Port Huron Museum (50% Off)

Port Huron Museum

Multiple Locations

Visitors explore Port Huron's historical sights such as the Carnegie Center, Thomas Edison Depot, and Huron Lightship

$14 $7

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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$30 for Registration for an Eight-Week Adult Beginner Coed Soccer League at Grand Blanc Soccerzone ($85 Value)

Grand Blanc Soccerzone

Grand Blanc

Play in a weekly adult coed league that offers soccer instructionals and no-contact games

$85 $30

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Group Training at Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights ($110 Value)

Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights

Royal Oak

Instructors lead classes for all levels, including families

$110 $49

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One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Classes, or 5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions at Mad Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

MADFitness

Oak Park

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

$129 $55

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Pizza with Starter and Pitcher of Beer, or Bar Fare and Drinks at B. Boomers Bar & Grille (Up to 45% Off)

B. Boomers Bar & Grille

Allen Park

Sports bar sates appetites with thin and deep dish pizza, angus burgers, and sandwiches loaded with creative toppings

$27.47 $15

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Four Dance Classes from Dancers For Life School Of Dance (69% Off)

Dancers For Life School Of Dance

Garden City

From the merchant: One month of any group class of your choice.

$35 $11

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One or Three Months Martial Arts Fitness Membership at Fusion Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Fusion Martial Arts & Fitness

Wyandotte

Get fit with fun karate, judo, and strength-training classes

$99 $26

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$23 for a Social Painting Session from Arts & Carafes Studio ($35 Value)

Arts & Carafes Studio

Forest Hills

Friends meet at Arts & Carafes Studio’s new studio or restaurants across the area to paint pictures that range from cityscapes to flowers

$35 $23

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Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 54% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

Mingle with friends while sipping champagne at an LGBT nightclub with drag shows, live music, and DJs

$48 $22

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Two or Four Beer or Wine Flights with Choice of Chips and Dip at Brew House (Up to 51% Off)

Brew House

Norton Shores

Beer flights include six sample or wine flights have four; six different combinations of chips and dip

$34 $17

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Three-Hour Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six at Killer Paintball (Up to 60% Off)

Killer Paintball

Romulus

Two large indoor battlefields with turf floor, inflated obstacles, industrial-sized barrels, and barricades

$66 $32

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Branson Bay Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Branson Bay Golf Course

Branson Bay Golf Course

Par 72 course marked by gentle rolling terrain on the front nine and hardwood trees on the back

$60 $30

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Flight Lessons at Great Lakes Air Ventures in Charlotte (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Great Lakes Air Ventures

Charlotte

Experience flying or piloting an airplane with 30-minute scenic flights, initial flying lesson, or ground school

$210 $79

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes and One-Year Membership at Iyengar Yoga Detroit (Up to 83% Off)

Iyengar Yoga Detroit

Downtown Hamtramck

Morning and evening yoga classes across a schedule that includes advanced and beginner classes and a relaxing restorative yoga class

$150 $25

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Palace at Auburn Hills on January 2, at 2 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Palace at Auburn Hills

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$34.50 $20

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Four or Eight Small, Large, or Jumbo Range-Ball Buckets at Player's Choice Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Player's Choice Golf

Golf Dome

Take reps with the whole golf bag from woods to wedges with range-ball buckets for indoor or outdoor golf

$20 $12

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$15 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Stone Mountain Family Fun Center in Tecumseh (Up to $30 Value)

Stone Mountain Family Fun Center

Tecumseh

Waterfalls, streams, and rocky outcrops surround an 18-hole course, which players navigate through stone pathways and rustic bridges

$30 $15

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Two, Four, or Six General-Admission Passes to Splash Universe Indoor Water Park (Up to 61% Off)

Splash Universe Indoor Water Park

Dundee

Guests zip down twisting water slides, float along a lazy river, or step carefully across logjams inside a temperature-controlled water park

$64 $32

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Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

Current exhibits include display of Warhol’s record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

$16 $9

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$17 for One Ticket to the MatzoBall Singles Mixer on December 24 at 9 p.m. ($30 Value)

MatzoBall

Twisted Tavern

Get your party on this December 24th at this annual Jewish singles event

$30 $17

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Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Hickory Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off). Weekday and Weekend Tee Times.

Hickory Creek Golf Course

Superior

Signature island green on hole 17 characterizes the rest of the course; plenty of water hazards, tree-lined fairways, and bunkers throughout

$60 $29

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Two 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons for One or Two at Luton Training Center (Up to 51% Off)

Luton Training Center

Williamston

State-champion coach and staff teach western, hunt-seat, or saddle-seat styles at a center with an indoor arena

$80 $40

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for Up to Five, or $50 Worth of Tavern Food at 10 Pins of Trenton (Up to 48% Off)

10 Pins of Trenton

Trenton

Groups can supplement two hours of bowling with pizza and soda; Classics Tavern features American fare and drinks

$64 $33

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$7 for Movie for Two at Phoenix Theatres – State-Wayne Theatre (Up to $18 Value)

Phoenix Theatres

Wayne

From reclinable luxury seats, moviegoers watch Hollywood’s latest blockbusters spill onto the silver screen at State-Wayne Theatre

$18 $7

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"Company" at Theatre at Grand Valley on January 30–February 8 (Up to 50% Off)

"Company"

Theatre at Grand Valley

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Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim musical follows a 35-year-old man reluctant to settle down, despite the advice given by his married friends

$14 $8

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One Month of Kids' Gymnastics, Dance, or Karate Classes for One or Two at Horizon Complex (Up to 51% Off)

Horizon Complex

Jenison

Beginner gymnastics classes––which teach tumbling basics––karate and dance classes welcome kids aged 2–12

$50 $25

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$25 for Four Weeks of Ice-Skating Lessons at Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate ($50 Value)

Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate

Hazel Park

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

$50 $25

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Four Personal Training Sessions at Snap Fitness Harrison Township (75% Off)

Snap Fitness Harrison Township

Harrison Township

Burn maximum calories by exercising safely and efficiently with a certified personal trainer. Change your body today!

$160 $40

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Up to 50% Off Fitness Gym — Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo; Valid Monday, Wednesday

Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo

Grosse Pointe

Zumba classes combine dance moves with strength training to the beat of Latin & international tunes

$10 $5

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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Premier Tandem Skydive with Optional Video at Skydive Owosso (Up to 37% Off)

Skydive Owosso

Owosso

Tandem skyding experience includes 25-minute plane ride, a free fall from 7,500 feet and above, and a scenic parachute ride

$299 $199

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Lift Tickets at Treetops Resort - Ski and Snowboard (Up to 52% Off). Six Options Available.

Treetops Resort- Ski and Snowboard

Gaylord

All-day lift tickets for snowboarding and skiing

$80 $49

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$14 for a Three-Hour Tubing Pass, or All-Day Skiing or Snowboarding Pass at Pando Winter Sports Park

Pando Winter Sports Park

Cannon

The storied winter-sports park boasts six downhill trails, backwoods runs, and a fun-filled tubing hill for all skill levels

$22 $14

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DJ Skate Night for One, Two, or Four with Optional Skate Rental at Fraser Hockeyland (45% Off)

Fraser Hockeyland

Fraser

Partiers skate to a live DJ amid lighting effects, play on-ice games and win prizes, hang out in the arcade, and eat at the pizza restaurant

$8 $4.50

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First-Time Climbing Package with Lesson and Gear for One or Two at Inside Moves Indoor Rock Climbing (50% Off)

Inside Moves

Cutlerville

One-day rock-climbing pass with safety tutorial, first-time equipment rental, and lesson in top-rope, lead, or boulder-style techniques

$22 $11

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Kids' Open Gym Play or Birthday Party at Just My Fit (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Just My Fit

Wixom

Kids frolic and learn during open gym play times and birthday parties are private affairs for up to 15 kids

$6 $3.50

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Beginner's Golf Lessons or Advanced Swing Lessons at Reason's Golf Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

Golf pros use video analysis to teach the Ferris-wheel technique, fostering dependable swings in private lessons

$375 $99

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10 Fitness Classes at The Studio Mind & Body Fitness in Richmond (81% Off)

Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio

The Studio Mind Body Fitness

Studio aims to rebalance patrons’ bodies & minds through group fitness classes such as yoga, TRX, spin, Zumba & Pilates held 6 days/week

$150 $28

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Two-Hour Paint and Sip Class for Two or Four at Paint The Town (Up to 51% Off)

Paint The Town

Clawson

Professional artist leads students of all skill levels through a painting class, while students can enjoy beverages brought from home.

$80 $40

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10 or 15 Body Blast or Kickboxing Classes or 10 Youth Sports Training Classes at STS Active (Up to 64% Off)

STS Active

Highland

Fitness sessions built lean physiques with blend of high and low intensity workouts; sports training help kids with speed and agility

$140 $60

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One, Two, or Four at Balloon Quest (Up to 51% Off). Six Options Available.

Balloon Quest

Holly-Fenton

Riders take 40- to 60-minute trip over lakes and landscapes in balloon guided by pilot; includes champagne or juice toast and souvenir

$299 $149

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Buchanan

20 themed gardens, a nature preserve, and a 45-acre arboretum burst with plant and animal life

$16 $9

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On November 19, 1928, the Detroit Historical Society opened the Detroit Historical Museum in a one-room suite on the 23rd floor of the Barlum Tower, earning it the nickname of highest museum in the world. These days, Detroit?s Cultural Center accommodates the museum in an 80,000-square-foot space, where interactive exhibits preserve more than 300 years of city history. Frontiers to Factories traces Detroit's transformation from French-frontier outpost to industrial city, while America's Motor City celebrates its automotive dominance with a changing display of classic vehicles and a 1903 Model T that guests can sit in. Streets of Old Detroit brings the 19th century to life with recreated cobblestone streets that wind past stores of the era such as a five-and-dime, a soda shop, and a barbershop for powdered wigs.

Thanks to recent renovations, the society has expanded its chronicle of Detroit with three new permanent exhibitions. Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy covers the ways the city's industrial infrastructure adapted to demands of World War II, and The Gallery of Innovation includes videos about renowned innovators and hands-on activities involving trial and error. As The Allesee Gallery of Culture examines the city's cultural history, its Kid Rock Music Lab lets visitors create and share their own music using interactive displays. Outside, the Detroit Legends Plaza honors the city's sports, entertainment, and media legends with cemented handprints and signatures from stars such as Lily Tomlin and Martha Reeves.

5401 Woodward
Detroit,
MI
US

"When we teach—from babyhood—people to move well, they'll enjoy doing it, and they'll continue doing it." Such is the philosophy of Gymco president and co-founder Doreen Bolhuis, which she relayed to the New York Times in a 2010 video report. The importance of starting young kids on the road toward athleticism is something Bolhuis is passionate about, especially as a former elite-level gymnastics coach who's been teaching for more than 35 years. It's a concept she calls "physical literacy," and she's appeared on news outlets such as Today, CNN, and ABC News to discuss how young children's physical training and development is just as important as their mental growth. Along those lines, Bolhuis created the GymTrix line of DVDs to help parents develop babies' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

And Bolhuis's enthusiasm for childhood fitness is apparent at Gymco, where her staff undergoes a four-step technical and philosophical certification protocol on sports development. She has transformed what began in 1980 as a few classes held in a barn behind a local retirement home into a 5-acre, 16,000-square-foot first location and a second, state-of-the-art facility on the north side of town.

When you walk into either site, you'll see kids scaling rock walls, doing back flips, and defying imaginary pirates as they walk the plank-like high beam, improving their physical skills in sports, gymnastics, and cheerleading classes. What aren't as obvious are the internal changes that begin to manifest, from improved self-confidence and perseverance to the gradual building of character. Fulfilling her start-them-early mission, Bolhuis also offers classes designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

R.U.B. BBQ has earned shout-outs from the New York Times as well as a handful of television features for its tender, well-flavored meats. Various proteins are smoked daily and slathered in a made-from-scratch rub of more than 20 spices and herbs, and cooks begin each dish with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Aromatic smoke wafting from ribs, chicken dishes, and seafood platters invites guests inside, where dangling light fixtures illuminate red walls and cobalt tiling along with 30 flatscreen televisions that were flattened when an elephant sat down. More than 100 tap and bottled brews, including a lengthy list of Michigan favorites, help to extinguish fiery spices.

5702 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren,
MI
US

The 300-foot straightaway comes to an end in one of six wheel-testing curves. The Honda 6.5-horsepower engine hums in anticipation. The moment foot touches pedal, hydraulic brakes give their answer and the racing wheels cling to the textured concrete as the go-kart deftly whips through the turn. Coming up on the end of an eight-minute streak of adrenaline, racers zip past the final stretch of the 1/5-mile race track, tearing ahead of each other as the computerized timing system clocks each score to fuel future bragging rights and rematch challenges.

From Kart 2 Kart's caf? and bar, applause rises as family, friends, and opponents sizing up the competition send their appreciation down to the track, which they've been watching as they nosh on a selection of snacks and beverages. Juniors, meanwhile, wait their turn to hit the blacktop in age-appropriate Formula-K karts. Before strapping in, all racers receive instruction and a safety lesson, during which they learn how to operate the equipment, then strive to set records that can earn them a spot on the website's scoreboard.

42705 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights,
MI
US

A group of ESPN analysts looking for a bite to eat before taping their shouting match would do well to wander through Tripper's. Upon entering, they could brush up on fodder for their next debate by watching the eatery's 50 televisions flicker with heart-pumping sporting events from across the globe, from college football and Australian rugby to playoff baseball and amateur yak tickling.

Though they might posit a PTI-worthy opinion or two of their own, the sports fans who flock to Tripper's share two universal traits: a love of Michigan sports teams and a craving for classic pub eats. They keep their morale and energy high by devouring custom pizzas, Angus burgers, and homemade, seasoned potato chips in between whistles. Glasses of craft beer from Arcadia and Bells rise and clink amidst a wall of roaring cheers, celebrating touchdowns, game-winning goals, and home runs that make the ball shriek like Roger Daltrey. For those unsatisfied with letting others doing their competing for them, Tripper's has a collection of pool and foosball tables and arcade games. Tripper's chefs also sate classic American cravings at on-location parties with their catering and menu-planning services.

350 Frandor Avenue
Lansing,
MI
US

The Polo Fields Golf and Country Clubs encompasses two locations—one in Ann Arbor and one in Ypsilanti—each with its own 18-hole course and refined clubhouse. Designed by renowned architect William Newcomb, the par 72 Ann Arbor course channels the blustery hillocks and grass-eating bagpipes of courses in the United Kingdom with a 6,828-yard layout featuring broad, links-inspired fairways and deviously slick greens. A community fixture for nearly a century, the Washtenaw course takes clubbers on a verdant voyage among native oaks and cedars, burbling streams, and tranquil ponds. Both sites house fully stocked pro shops, where guests can peruse the latest in on-course duds, clubs, hats, and remote-controlled golf balls from brands such as TaylorMade, Adidas, FootJoy, and Titleist.

Guests can bask in views of the splendid links while enjoying regionally inspired American fare and frothy drinks at the clubs’ two dining facilities, both of which feature settings for a variety of occasions. Swimmers can stroke through the outdoor lap pool at the Washtenaw location, and sunbathers can lounge by the colossal, resort-style pool in Ann Arbor. Within the Ann Arbor fitness center, hearts race on elliptical machines, muscles pump free weights, and calories melt during group fitness classes, before muscles soak in the warm, golf-ball-free waters of the hot tub.

Ann Arbor Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,828 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

Washtenaw Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,524 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.7 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

5200 Polo Fields Dr
Ann Arbor,
MI
US