Things To Do in Michigan

Three Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Up to Six at Northfield Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

Northfield Lanes

Cheshire Village

Choice of 16 lanes; automatic scoring keeps track as groups of up to six attack pins

$24 $12

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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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$19.99 for Two-Hour Painting Class for One at Any Paint and Pour Location, Sunday–Thursday ($35 Value)

Paint and Pour

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a girl’s night out at bars & restaurants across metro Detroit as you recreate the night’s painting with provided materials & canvas

$35 $19.99

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Three-Week CrossFit On-Ramp Program or 12 CrossFit Classes at Genesis Fitness Center (Up to 70% Off)

Genesis Fitness Center

Waverly

Intense, constantly varied CrossFit workouts build strength and boost stamina

$200 $61

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Adult Starter Package with One Day of Climbing or One-Month Membership to Planet Rock (Up to 59% Off)

Planet Rock

Multiple Locations

Two indoor climbing facilities offer top-roping, lead, and bouldering challenges, along with treadmill climbing wall with adjustable speeds

$95 $39

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off). Multiple Locations Available.

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $19

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$13 for Visit to Indoor Play Center and Kids' Meals for Two at Jungle Java ($26 Value)

Jungle Java

Multiple Locations

Kids play in maze of forest huts and treehouses, then gather around a table for food like chicken strips, mac and cheese, or hot dogs

$26 $13

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Jim Brickman at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on December 30 at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Jim Brickman

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as “The Gift” and “If You Believe” on a holiday tour

$35 $17

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Concealed-Carry-Weapons Course for One or Two at Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC (Up to 52% Off)

Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC

Comfort Inn

US Marines teach eight-hour CCW and CPL courses that meet Michigan’s requirements to apply for a concealed-weapon license

$135 $67

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Kids' Play Time Package for Two or a Party for 10 at Funland LLC ( 50% Off)

Funland LLC

Canton

This playland gives kids of many ages the change to let loose with slides, ball pits, crawling tunnels, and bouncy platforms

$26 $13

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General or VIP Admission for Two or Four to Hush Haunted Attraction (Up to 44% Off)

Hush Haunted Attraction

Westland

Prepare yourself for ghoulish beings and surprises as you make your way through this dark and twisted horror show

$34 $20

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Krav Maga Detroit (Up to 82% Off)

Krav Maga Detroit

Maple Road

Students can get in shape in a variety of classes, including krav maga, kickboxing, weapons defense, kettlebell training, and yoga

$95 $29

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Zombie Run 5K for One, Three, or Five People with The JCC Fitness Center (Up to 52% Off)

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Camp Ruth behind the The JCC

Runners or walkers race around the 5K course to escape zombies; individuals or teams of 3–5

$20 $10

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10 Yoga and Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Clarkston Hot Yoga (Up to 59% Off)

Clarkston Hot Yoga

Clarkston

Instructors help students of all abilities boost strength and endurance during yoga and fitness classes

$145 $59

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Blown-Glass-Ornament-Making Class for One or Two at West Michigan Glass Art Center (47% Off)

West Michigan Glass Art Center

Central Business District

During classes with expert demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students learn to craft blown-glass ornaments

$70 $37

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Haunted-House Visit and Haunted Hayride for Two or Four at Slaughtered at Sundown (Up to Half Off)

Slaughtered at Sundown

Armada

Brave a haunted house and hayride plagued by scary figures such as clowns, zombies, and ghouls

$50 $25

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$19 for a 2014 and 2015 Golf-Discount Membership Card for Two from PGAC ($80 Value)

PGAC

Multiple Locations

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

$80 $19

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Two Tickets to Brew at the Burgh on October 16 or Sips & Sounds on November 6 (Up to 50% Off)

City of Southfield

Multiple Locations

Guests sample craft beers and wines with a seasonal twist while listening to music

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Red Lotus Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

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

$80 $25

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$15 for a One-Hour Trampoline Session for Two at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park ($30 Value)

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Taylor

Bounce along an indoor landscape complete with trampolines angled against the wall and pits filled with foam cubes

$30 $15

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Haunted Attractions for Two or Four at Panic at Pine Stump Hollow (Up to 51% Off)

Panic at Pine Stump Hollow

St. Clair

Two 15-minute haunted attractions, filled with sneaky, scary actors, frighten visitors walking through a half-mile trail and dark house

$40 $20

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Admission for Two or Four at Dr. Scream's Spook Show Revival (Up to 53% Off)

Dr. Scream's Spook Show Revival

The Grande Ballroom Theatre at The Lafayette Grande

This family-friendly spook show treats guests to comedy, magic tricks, a classic horror film, and spooky cartoons

$30 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga Shala and Wellness Center (Up to 71% 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 $29

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Whiskey Business Tasting Event for Two with Optional VIP Access on Friday, November 7 (Up to 31% Off)

Whiskey Business

Royal Oak Farmers Market

Sample from more than 100 whiskies and meet brand specialists during a tasting event with presentations from expert distillers

$114 $79

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One Round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putting Edge (Up to 52% Off)

Putting Edge

Putting Edge Novi

Golf balls tumble down turf in 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark course themed around various settings such as medieval times and rain forest

$21 $10

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$18 for $35 Groupon — Executive Farms Inc.

Executive Farms

Mundy

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

$35 $18

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Haunted Forest Visit for Two, Four, or Six at The Adventure Park at Frankenmuth (Up to 47% Off)

The Adventure Park at Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth

Haunted Forest includes an LED-lit trail with costumed actors portraying frightening creatures, along with a haunted cemetery

$18 $10

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One or Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Interstate Lanes (Up to 58% Off)

Interstate Lanes

Rossford/Perrysburg

This 40-lane bowling alley welcomes groups with automatic scoring, a video arcade, and an onsite eatery

$32 $15

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One-Hour of Open-Jump Time with Socks for Two or Four People at Sky Zone (43% Off)

Sky Zone

Kentwood

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide an hour of all-ages bouncing

$30 $17

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Breslin Center on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Multiple Locations

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

$74 $44

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Corn Maze Admission for Two, Four, or Six at The Pumpkin Factory (Up to 52% Off)

The Pumpkin Factory

Belleville

Visitors of all ages peruse a massive corn maze at this family-friendly farm that also features a pumpkin patch, petting farm, and hay rides

$20 $11

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Two Rounds of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Airway Lanes Fun Center (Up to 40% Off)

Airway Lanes Fun Center

Portage

Amusement center with traditional 31-lane alley and 8 private-lane suites with TVs, also go-karts, laser tag, laser maze, and bumper cars

$20 $12

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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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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four or 9- or 18-Hole Round of Virtual Golf for Two at Country Town Golf (Half Off)

Country Town Golf

Springport

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

$32 $16

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Exercise Classes at Baila Cardio (Up to 54% Off)

Baila Cardio

Holland

Group exercise studio offers yoga and Zumba classes

$60 $30

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One Month of Bridal Boot Camp for Up to Four or Eight at LifeStyle Fitness Gold (Up to 54% Off)

LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

Boot camps that meet three times per week get brides in shape before their big day with progressive classes that burn calories

$500 $250

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Access to Haunted Barn, Hayride, and Dark Maze for Two or Four at Salem's Haunted Barn (Up to 43% Off)

Salem's Haunted Barn

Capac

Family-friendly attractions include haunted barn, cron maze, and hayride around scenic farm decorated for autumn

$60 $35

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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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18-Hole Round of Golf for 2 or 4 Including Cart, Hot Dogs and Beverages at Goodrich Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Goodrich Country Club

Goodrich

18-hole course features rolling hills and ponds and streams that play a prominent role on the back nine

$60 $29

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$50 for $119 Worth of Martial Arts — TDS Family Martial Arts

Tds Family Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Madison Heights

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

$119 $50

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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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Pizza and Pitchers of Beer for Two or Four at Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill

Garden City

Pizzas and cold pitchers of beer served in a sports bar with pool tables, 30 high-def TVs, and themed nights with karaoke or DJs

$25 $13

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$99 for Month of Unlimited Classes with Boxing Gloves and T-Shirt at The Fighting Fit ($199 Value)

The Fighting Fit

Wyandotte

Choose from array of classes, from kickboxing to CrossFit, to get in shape within full-equipped gym that has MMA cage, pro shop, and showers

$199 $99

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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 58% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

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

$48 $20

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and a Hot Dog Lunch for 2 or 4 at Woodside Meadows Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Woodside Meadows Golf Course

Romulus

Relatively short 18-hole layout with ample opportunity for low scores and leisurely play

$74.50 $39

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Two Laser-Tag Games for Two or Four at Edru Skate*A*Rama (50% Off)

Edru Skate*A*Rama

Holt

Dodge laser beams in two games of laser tag

$24 $12

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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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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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Weekday or Weekend Cooking Class for One or Two, Plus One-Year Membership at The Cellar Door (Up to 65% Off)

The Cellar Door

Auburn Hills

Chefs teach small groups professional techniques for preparing soups, rustic Italian dishes, seafood, and pastries during hands-on classes

$99 $35

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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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One or Three Months of Family-Style Martial-Arts Classes at Monroe Tang Soo Do (Up to 73% Off)

Monroe Tang Soo Do

Monroe

Experienced instructors pass down martial arts wisdom to students of all ages

$70 $19

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Center for Yoga ($220 Value)

Center For Yoga

Downtown Birmingham

Robust schedules of classes accommodates yogis of all abilities in Vinyasa, Ashtanga and slowburn classes

$220 $39

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Four Hours of Private Dance Lessons or Five Salsa or Tango Classes for One or Two at Mistalocks (Up to 55% Off)

Mistalocks

Ferndale

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

$50 $25

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Two or Four Tickets to a Corn Maze with Option for Haunted Maze at Talladay Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Talladay Farms

Milan

Corn maze and a haunted maze delight wanderers of all ages who voyage through 7.5 miles of paths

$14 $7

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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 63% 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 $24

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12 Dance Classes for One or Two at Motivated 2 Move (Up to 71% Off)

Motivated 2 Move

Wayne

Students of all fitness levels burn calories as they move to the beat in invigorating dance classes

$96 $29

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Admission for Four or Individual or Family Annual Membership to Coopersville Farm Museum (Up to Half Off)

Coopersville Farm Museum

Coopersville

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

$16 $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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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at Snap Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Snap Fitness

Harrison Township

Easy-to-understand yoga workouts designed for newcomers and regulars alike

$45 $17

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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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Golf with Cart Rental for One or Two at Glenkerry Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Glenkerry Golf Course

Greenville

18-hole course bears all the marks of a links-style layout, including deep bunkers, rolling mounds, and few trees

$34 $19

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Open Ice Skating for 2 or 4 with Skate Rental or a Skating Class at Berkley Ice Arena (Up to 50% Off)

Berkley Ice Arena

Berkley

Enjoy a leisurely day of riding the ice or enroll in a class to help learn the finer points of skating

$18 $9

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Entry for Two or Six to Great Lakes Children's Museum (50% Off)

Great Lakes Children's Museum

Traverse City

Kids learn about the Great Lakes through interactive exhibits including the Water Table, where kids can interact directly with flowing water

$12 $6

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Two-Hour Painting Classes for One or Two at ARTengage! (Up to 33% Off)

ARTengage

Rockford

Local artists provide all the necessary supplies as they guide participants through a featured painting

$30 $22

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10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Shake, Shimmy, Sweat Group Fitness, Inc (Up to 72% Off)

Shake, Shimmy, Sweat Group Fitness, Inc

Clinton Township

Passionate fitness instructor Jennifer and her team helm a melange of group fitness classes, including Zumba, hot yoga, and Pilates

$80 $25

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Yankee Springs Golf Course (Up to 69% Off)

Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

$72 $23

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Tickets for Two, Four, or Six to Haunted Lumberyard from The Creators of Haunted Kingdom (Up to 50% Off)

Haunted Lumberyard

The Haunted Lumberyard

50,000 square foot party with 10 DJs, fortunetellers, acrobats, silk dancers, local celebrities, confetti cannons, and multiple bars

$60 $36

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Ballroom Dance Lessons at Rochester Ballroom (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Rochester Ballroom

Rochester Ballroom

Instructors lead private and group classes in dance styles such as waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, rumba, samba, and mambo

$252 $49

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L.A. Guns at Diesel Concert Lounge on Friday, October 24 (Up to 64% Off)

LA Guns

Diesel Concert Lounge

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Iconic glam-rock outfit behind “The Ballad of Jayne,” “Kiss My Love Goodbye,” and “It’s Over Now”

$13.98 $6

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10 Group or 2 Private Dance Lessons at City Style Tango (Up to 69% Off)

City Style Tango

Clawson

Teacher of the Argentine tango imparts his skills to students of all experience levels during group or private dance lessons

$120 $39

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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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Stay in a Campsite, Rustic Cottage, or Sunshine Lodge at Waldenwoods (Up to 62% Off)

Waldenwoods

Hartland

Get away from it all with a two-night stay at a campsite or comfortable cottage or lodge room at campgrounds near the beach

$130 $50

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Triple Dog Dare Attraction Pass and Blackout Event for One or Two at Niles Haunted House (Up to 43% Off)

Niles Haunted House

Niles

Brave through three haunted houses; return for Blackout! on Saturday, November 8 to try it in the dark

$48 $28

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$77 for $140 Worth of Acting Classes — LAFA Inc

Lafa Inc

Puce

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

$140 $77

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Grosse Ile

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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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.

2121 Celebration Dr NE
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 Ave
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