Things To Do in Missouri

Discovery Adventure or Insanity Tour for Two, Adoption Package, or Membership at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

Aquarium docents introduce visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

$130 $39

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One- or Three-Month Membership to Curves (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Curves

Multiple Locations

Experienced trainers watch over gym-goers using hydraulic resistance machines designed exclusively for female fitness needs

$49 $25

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Concealed Carry or Basic Pistol Class for One or Two at Tactical Simulation Solutions (Up to 54% Off)

Tactical Simulation Solutions

Independence

Police officers cover the state requirements for Kansas and Missouri, including classroom modules, a written test, and range qualifications

$125 $59

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Costumed Murder Mystery Dinner for One, Two, Four, or Six at Victorian Country Inn (Up to 47% Off)

Victorian Country Inn - Food & Drink

Hallsville, MO

Guests dress up in inn-provided costumes to sleuth out mysteries with themes such as Roaring 20s and Outdoor Wild West Show

$59 $35

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Zen Zone (Up to 72% Off)

The Zen Zone

Lee's Summit

Instructors help students of all levels balance their physical and mental well-being with heated, gentle, and athletic yoga classes

$125 $39

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$11 for One-Day Admission for Up to Five People at Renaud Spirit Center ($22 Value)

Renaud Spirit Center

O'Fallon

66,000-square-foot facility houses massive natatorium, two full-size basketball courts, and a fitness center with equipment and classes

$22 $11

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Martial-Arts Package with Uniform and 10 or 15 Classes at Monroe's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Monroe's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts packages help students of all ages gain confidence and self-respect with tae kwon do classes

$185 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

$99 $29

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One Month of Twice-Weekly or Unlimited CrossFit Classes at St. Peters CrossFit (Up to 61% Off)

St. Peters CrossFit

St. Peters

Coaches push clients to overcome physical and mental plateaus during ever-changing group workouts

$100 $45

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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at The Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio (Up to 46% Off)

The Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio

Bonner Springs

Artist, world-traveler, and entrepreneur Suzanne Hern invites guests to her studio to sip on wine, get creative, and have fun

$35 $19

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Five Personal Training Sessions at Craig Grimm Fitness (65% Off)

Craig Grimm Fitness

Florissant

Certified personal trainer specializes in developing weight-loss and goal-orientated training programs

$125 $44

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Bowling Package for Four or Six with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Carl Richard Bowling Centers (Up to 61% Off)

Carl Richard Bowling Centers

Joplin

Two games of bowling in a family-friendly center with snack bar, arcade, and billiards

$50.99 $20

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$23 for Four Open Bounce Passes at BounceU ($39.80 Value)

BounceU - St. Louis

Multiple Locations

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

$39.80 $23

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Two Private Music Lessons from Jefferson City Music Academy (53% Off)

Jefferson City Music Academy

Jefferson City

From the merchant: Professional teachers give you a taste of what you can accomplish with music lessons.

$40 $19

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14-Day, 21-Day, or Six-Week Boot-Camp for Beginners from St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

$99 $39

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$16 for a Corn-Maze Season Pass for One at Liberty Corn Maze (Up to $30 Value)

Liberty Corn Maze

Liberty

Find your way through four adult mazes and three children’s mazes as many times as you like from September 5 through November 1

$30 $16

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Private or Group Lessons at Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc. (Up to 77% Off)

Jin Jung Kwan Hapkido-USA, Inc.

Wentzville

Lessons are available for students of all skill levels; both options include one uniform

$350 $79

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Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink (50% Off)

Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink

Saint Louis

Groups of two, four, or six skaters lace up in rental skates and take to the ice during public-skate sessions

$14 $7

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One Round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putting Edge (Up to 54% Off)

Putting Edge

Putting Edge St. Louis

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

$19.50 $9

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Deuce at the National (Up to 51% Off)

The Deuce at the National

Parkville

Challenging shots await golfers at this private club where undulating greens are lined with majestic trees

$200 $99

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at River Oaks Golf Course (Up to 42% Off)

River Oaks Golf Course

Grandview

Water comes into play on seven holes, but wide fairways and forgiving greens make this course ideal for all levels of golfers

$60 $35

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One-Year of Online Acting Class Membership from iActingStudios.com (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

iActingStudios.com

Blue Valley

Top Hollywood Master teachers lead online acting classes, covering acting technique, auditions, monologues, and scene study

$479.90 $199

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Two-Week or One-Month Fitness Class Package at ATT Evolution (Up to 90% Off)

ATT Evolution

Rock Hill

Students learn MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through fitness classes which run by UFC star Tyron Woodley

$214.50 $22

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart, Beer, and Range Balls at Rolling Hills Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Rolling Hills Country Club

Versailles

Golfers traverse the 18-hole course atop a golf cart strapped with beers, and can work on their swing with buckets of range balls

$102 $49

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Advanced Defensive Rifle or Shotgun Course or a Two-Day NRA PPOTH Pistol Course at Sovereign Arms (50% Off)

Sovereign Arms

Imperial

Pistol courses go beyond safe handling and storage to include tactical shooting techniques such as shooting from the hip or in low light

$300 $150

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20 Fitness Classes at UnEarth Strength (65% Off)

Crossfit Unearth

Affton

The benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost; classes led by Joe and Mandy Fleming

$250 $88

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Camping with Raft Rental and Optional Amenities at Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park (Up to 55% Off)

Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park

Cuba

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

$56 $25

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$15 for $30 of Self-Caught Trout & Filleting Services at Mountain Springs Trout Park from December 1 to April 1

Mountain Springs Trout Park

North Galloway

Visitors cast lines into trout-rich waters, catching fish to be filleted and packed on ice

$30 $15

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$10 for Admission for Two to Haunted Corn Maze at Deadly C.O.R.N. ($20 Value)

Deadly C.O.R.N. Haunted Maze

Higginsville

Find your way through the haunted corn maze after dark on September or October weekends

$20 $10

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Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Valley Park (Up to 68% Off)

Funny Bone Valley Park

Funny Bone Valley Park

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Sip beverages while watching sets from comedians seen on national TV and on local stages

$35 $16

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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

$22 $11

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One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (87% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

$79 $10

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Half-Day, Full-Day, or Three-Day Rental of a 22- or 24-Foot Sailboat from Ozark Yacht Club (Up to 51% Off)

Ozark Yacht Club

Lake Ozark

Bob along with or slice through the beautiful waters of the Lake of the Ozarks aboard a 22- or 24-foot sailboat

$126 $65

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$15 for an Attraction Sampler at Epic 6 ($26 Value)

Epic 6

Fenton

Test your skill on dodgeball and basketball courts, navigate a 7,000-square-foot laser-tag arena, and climb a 22-foot rock wall

$26 $15

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Ste. Genevieve Golf Club

Ste. Genevieve

Six tee boxes make the course accessible for golfers of all abilities; course features intersecting streams & open fairways lined with trees

$76 $35

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Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

$30 $15

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Two, Four, or Six One-on-One Personal Training Sessions at Healthy Lifestyles with Maurie, LLC (Up to 74% Off)

Healthy Lifestyles with Maurie, LLC

Brentwood

A personal trainer tailors exercises to individual goals such as weight loss or injury rehabilitation

$150 $39

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$140 for $280 Worth of Services at Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Multiple Locations

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

$280 $140

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14-Day Boot Camp, or One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Sessions at Resurrection Fitness, Inc. (Up to 69% Off)

Resurrection Fitness, Inc.

Lake Saint Louis

30-minute boot-camp sessions build endurance and lean muscle through high-intensity interval training

$79 $39

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Canoe Rental with Option for Camping at Riverfront Campground & Canoe (Up to 54% Off). Five Options Available.

Riverfront Campground & Canoe

Bennett Springs

Paddle canoes in the pristine waters of the Niangua River to take in the Missouri Ozarks; spend the night at a campground with hot showers

$38 $19

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One-Month CrossFit or Sports Performance Package at CrossFit Lemont (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Lemont

Lemont

CrossFit workouts encompass weightlifting, cardio drills, and gymnastics; sports performance classes improve athletic abilities

$250 $99

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Wine and Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery (Up to 52% Off)

Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery

Berger

Tastings include up to seven samples of beer, 10–15 samples of wine, and a glass of wine or pint of beer to cap the experience

$39.50 $19

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Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cerberus (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Cerberus

Grain Valley

An ever-changing array of functional movements and interval training exercises push students to their limit, improvimg strength and stamina

$100 $49

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

$15 $7

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Glasses and Bottles of Wine at Traver Home Winery (Up to 41% Off)

Traver Home Winery

Willow Springs

Wine crafted onsite includes Chambourcin and Dog’s Breath Red, a light and fruity wine; tasting room hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday–Sunday

$28.98 $18

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Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

$14 $7

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Fun-Park Attractions for 10 or 20 at Swing-a-Round Fun Town (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

During this three-hour package, groups of 10 or 20 receive two hours of unlimited access to mini golf, bumper boats, and go-karts

$294 $199

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$185 for a Tandem Skydive with Video, Pictures, T-shirt, and Diploma from Fly Free Skydiving ($288 Value)

Fly Free Skydiving

Festus

Skydivers attached to an instructor freefall for up to 40 seconds before the instructor deploys the parachute and pairs float to the ground

$288 $185

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6 or 12 Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

$55 $27

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Krav Maga or Traditional Martial-Arts Classes or 1.5-Hour Birthday at Hockman's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Hockman's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

In gym run by decorated martial-arts masters Jeff and Jade Hockman, clients enhance fitness and learn combat moves or enjoy karate birthdays

$215 $19

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Breathe Deep Naturals (45% Off)

Breathe Deep

Kearney

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

$89 $49

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Four Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at barre3 ( 51% Off)

barre3

Des Peres

The barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and the ballet barre to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

$80 $39

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Admission for Four, Six, or Eight to Eagle Fork Corn Maze (50% Off)

Eagle Fork Corn Maze

Lincoln County

Winding corn maze incorporates the clover logo of 4-H clubs, at a site that also offers hayrides, pony rides, playground equipment, and more

$24 $12

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Ride for Two or Four Adults with Quackers from Ride The Ducks (Up to 41% Off)

Ride The Ducks

Branson

Hop aboard an amphibious-vehicle designed to resemble a World War II DUKW that takes riders on tours on land and water

$51 $30

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart for One or Two at Bolivar Golf Club (43% Off)

Bolivar Golf Club

Bolivar

Golfers traverse 9-hole, par 36 course twice for an 18-hole round

$30 $17

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18 Holes of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Sullivan Country Club (Up to 68% Off)

Sullivan Country Club

Sullivan

Par 71, 6,174-yard championship course surrounded by breathtaking scenery

$76 $25

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Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Crusher Race Winter on Sunday, December 7 (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Crusher Race

Eureka

Participants navigate their way through at least 15 obstacles and fitness tests before ending at a fire with a warm beverage and swag bag

$59 $35

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Paintball Outing for Two or Four with Admission, Gear, and 200 Paintballs at High Performance Paintball (Up to 59% Off)

High Performance Paintball

Harrisonville

Players battle across 10 acres, 3 fields, and a 3,000 square-foot fort with multiple rooms; includes gear and paintballs

$60 $29

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Under The Streetlamp and Gentleman's Rule at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on December 4 (Up to 35% Off)

Under The Streetlamp and Gentleman's Rule

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

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Stars of Jersey Boys show off snazzy choreography and four-part vocals on ’60s tunes; a capella octet croons hits from a range of genres

$46.50 $30

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Nightmare On Washington Street Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four on October 31 from My Drink On (Up to 65% Off)

My Drink On

The Over/Under Bar and Grill

Drink vouchers and specials fuel spooky fun during Halloween-themed pub crawl with $1,000 grand-prize costume contest

$56.36 $25

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ReptiDay at Ozark Empire Fairground (Center Hall) on Saturday, November 1, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

Ozark Empire Fairground (Center Hall)

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes at AKKA Karate USA (Up to 80% Off)

AKKA Karate USA

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes such as kenpo karate and MMA promote fitness and skills such as discipline and self-confidence

$150 $39

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Beer and Arcade Games at Gunther's Games (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Gunther's Games

Downtown Columbia

Challenge friends to games of Pac-Man, Area 51, or AC/DC pinball while sipping brews from Boulevard Brewing Company or O'Fallon Brewery

$15.50 $7.50

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One Month of Unlimited Classes or 6 Drop-in Classes at Core Balance Yoga Center in Lee's Summit (Up to 72% Off)

Core Balance Yoga Center

Lee's Summit

Students of all fitness levels are welcome to build strength, flexibility, and endurance, while learning to relieve stress

$85 $24

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One Private Lesson, Two Junior Lessons, or Two Ladies' Lessons at The Falls Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

The Falls Golf Club

Falls Golf Club

PGA professional works on developing reliable swings during private lessons and junior clinics

$90 $45

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

Psychiatric museum in "1,000 Things to Do Before You Die" explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

$12 $7

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Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

$10 $6

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Six Drop-In Group Classes or One Private Lesson at Just Dancing West (Up to 60% Off)

Just Dancing West

Saint Charles

Customers can enjoy learning ballroom, swing, and Latin dancing

$60 $30

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CrossFit Classes or Station-Based Training at CrossFit Fig and Fig Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Fig and Fig Fitness

Blue Springs

Students learn the basic movements of CrossFit during on-ramp class, can attend unlimited fitness classes for one or two months

$169 $59

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 76% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

$125 $35

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Six Group Beginner or Intermediate Simply Music Keyboard Lessons at A Joyful Noise Music Studio (Up to 73% Off)

A Joyful Noise Music Studio

College Skyline

Students learn and improve their keyboard prowess during hands-on lessons, and receive a DVD recording of each class

$149 $40

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$20 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids Aged 6–13 at S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ($75 Value)

S2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chesterfield

Brazilian jujitsu classes instill self-discipline and martial-arts skills in kids aged 6–13

$75 $20

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Two or Six 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Fairview Farms LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Fairview Farms LLC

New Bloomfield

Students of all ages and skill levels learn to ride horses on a 40-acre farm with a climate-controlled riding arena

$80 $40

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Two or Four Private, 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Janet Green Stables (Half Off)

Janet Green Stables

Liberty

46-stall stable helmed by 30-year veteran trainer Janet Green offers lessons for riders of all abilities

$80 $39.99

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Baseball, Golf, and Mini Golf at Highway A Sports Complex (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Highway A Sports Complex

Wentzville

Two fully enclosed batting cages, driving range with 33 tees, meticulously groomed baseball diamond, and an 18-hole mini golf course

$41 $19

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One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at GraceFitness (Up to 67% Off)

GraceFitness

Saint Louis

Trainer with more than 16 years of experience helps clients meet their fitness goals, whether that's to lose weight or build muscle mass

$50 $20

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One Month of Classes for One or Two Children with Yearly Membership Fees at Kids World Gymnastics (Up to 53% Off)

Kids World Gymnastics

Hazelwood

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

$116 $55

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$23 for $50 Worth of Martial Arts — NTA

Nta

Gladstone

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

$50 $23

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 5 or 10 with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Imperial Bowl (Up to74% Off)

Imperial Bowl

Imperial

Thirty lanes host group bowling outings that include free shoe rental and pizza

$59 $20

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Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one?s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee?s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa?s potted palms, bamboo massages, pi?a-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.

Vee?s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee?s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.

1505 Westport Rd
Kansas City,
MO
US

Above all else, Bikram Yoga emphasizes personal growth and development?not competition and comparison. That means newcomers are welcome to attend alongside experienced practitioners. Although the sessions at Bikram Yoga St. Louis may seem like a more physical challenge at first, the goal is for students to recognize and strengthen the connection that exists between the mind, body, and spirit. This progress does bolster physical fitness, but also creates a restorative and relaxing experience.


####What is class like? Every 90-minute session consists of the exact same sequence of [two breathing exercises and 26 standing and seated asanas](http://yogastlouis.com/class-info/bikram-yoga-postures/). These physically demanding postures use deep bends and twists to work muscle groups and organ systems throughout the body, pushing oxygenated blood where it's needed most and building strength and stamina. If you're having trouble with any pose, that's no problem: the instructors can recommend slight modifications. For more advice, [visit the studio's website](http://yogastlouis.com/new-students/faq/).


####Why is the studio so hot? The instructors heat the practice space to sweat-inducing levels for each class, increasing circulation and aiding in the release of toxins. In addition to loosening tight muscles?which allows students to sink deeper into each stretch?this heat also has profound mental benefits. The extra challenge encourages attendees to focus on each posture's alignment and orientation while learning how to accept the heat, concentrate on breathing, and practice a calmer mental state. After class, separate changing rooms with showers are available for those looking to refresh themselves.
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6614 Clayton Road #188
Saint Louis,
MO
US

At any of the 15 Great Life Golf and Fitness locations, guests are encouraged to invent their own triathlon of gusto, switching from swimming in the pool to getting a total body workout to playing a round of golf. Great Life has facilities scattered throughout Kansas and Missouri, including golf courses such as the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks and the links at The Oaks, which were designed by Tom Bendelow and opened in the 1920s. Golfers looking for quick rounds can drop by the nine-hole courses at Maple Creek, Abilene, and CedarBrook. Gyms such as the 14,000-square-foot fitness center at Berkshire allow members or guests to pump iron or run on treadmills when they aren’t helping their golf balls safely reach the greens by paying golf carts to drink all of the water hazards dry. Although amenities vary at each club, all of Great Life Golf and Fitness’s venues boast a pro shop, and the courses at Berkshire and Prairie View maintain driving ranges where golfers can make golf balls practice flying without their parachutes.

5544 W State Highway 266
Springfield,
MO
US

Under the oppressive heat of the Missouri sun, rafts and their passengers float atop the languid current of Coyote Creek as it traces a 900-foot perimeter around Adventure Oasis Water Park's flooded playscape. The sprawling park offers a respite from the summer swelter with water activities and attractions for guests of all ages, highlighted by three towering slides, including the Sidewinder—a 308-foot raft slide—and the Scorpion, a tube slide that emulates passage through a cosmic wormhole or gigantic piece of penne pasta with a 197-foot plunge. The chutes bottom out in a placid pool, where guests can catch their breath or scale Cactus Climb, a climbing wall that hangs over the water. As grownups relax in a deck dotted with striped parasols, younger guests can run amok at Halfpint Paradise, a smaller playground stationed in a shallow pool.

A 25-yard lap pool with multiple lanes awaits more serious swimmers at Roadrunner Pass, which also boasts a diving board for those looking to perfect their swan-dive form or execute the world's first pool cannonball that actually explodes. In addition to free-range fun, Adventure Oasis's friendly waters host swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs.

2100 Hub Dr
Independence,
MO
US

When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it?s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they?ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless.

The academy?s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance?some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III?but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers? misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.

1020 E Walnut St
Columbia,
MO
US

When Ruthann Zentner began studying yoga, she soon realized that its focused breathing, emphasis on enhancing flexibility, and core-strengthening poses could help people of any age achieve mental and physical wellness. Throughout her yoga journey, she spent time working with Shakta Khalsa, a renowned children's yoga instructor, which inspired her to educate children through engaging stories and kid-friendly yoga classes as a certified yoga storyteller. Within the teal-green walls and dark wood floors of the studio, kids limber up while having fun during yoga-centered games, working off the stresses of filing lemonade-stand taxes. Adult students learn the basics in beginner-level yoga classes, or strengthen their cores and improve their balance in PiYo, which merges elements of Pilates and yoga into high-intensity routines. For her older students and those unable to do floor work, she partners poses with four-legged props in chair yoga.

Ruthann also trained under Sadie Nardini, an empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy expert, and Healthy Hedonism lifestyle leader, and received training in Bootybarre, which combines strength, flexibility and cardio. At The Zen Zone she strives to share the latest trends and practices in yoga and Pilates with her students.

413 NW Murray Rd.
Lees Summit,
MO
US