Things To Do in Missouri

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Standup Show

St. Louis Edison Theater

$28.50 $17

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Comedian shares brually honest stories of his unconventional life, joined onstage by podcast sidekick Rachel Bradley

50% Off at Trek Con Springfield

The Springfield Expo Center

$30 $15

Enter costume contests and join fellow Trekkies and sci-fi fans in welcoming celebrity guests from Star Trek, Face Off, and more

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off Youth Martial-Arts Membership

Columbia

$100 $50

Kids' classes include tae kwon do, wrestling, and MMA

Up to 52% Off Unlimited Go Karting

Lee's Summit

$27.99 $14

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Kids and adults pilot go karts along a 1,000 foot track with tight turns inspired by road courses

Up to Half Off Golf for Two

O'Fallon

$64 $32

18-hole, par 57 executive course beckons players with 3,210 yards of zoysia grass lit for golfing at night

Up to 88% Off at Monroe's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$185 $25

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

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

65% Off at TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

High-intensity workouts blend fitness and kickboxing as students practice jabs, hooks, and kicks on heavy bags

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

No Excuses

$125 $35

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

Up to 63% Off Pizza and Games at Tilt Studio Joplin

Joplin

$78 $29

Pizza and soft drinks fuel sessions of video gaming and glow-in-the-dark laser tag or black-light mini golf

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

Up to 50% Off Watercraft Rentals at Iguana Watersports, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$299 $149

Jet Ski frees riders to motor solo over the waters of Lake of the Ozarks; Tritoon features tow bar and seating for up to 14

50% Off Winery Experience at Chandler Hill Vineyards

Defiance

$120 $60

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Tour the winery, taste from the barrel, sip a reserve wine flight, and enjoy dinner, all overlooking rolling vineyards and a scenic lake

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes in University City

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

Up to 70% Off Bodywise Boot Camp, Boxing, and Kickboxing

Ballwin

$59 $29

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Trainers blend punches and kicks with pushups, jump rope, and weightlifting for a full-body workout

Up to 51% Off 18 Holes at Paradise Pointe Golf Complex

Clay

$56 $28

36-hole facility leads golfers along meandering waterline of Smithville Lake and challenges shots with unpredictable wind conditions

50% Off Open-Play Paintball

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Warriors fire 100 paintballs and dodge their opponents during open-play bouts on nine fields

50% Off Ice Skating

Saint Louis

$14 $7

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

Boston – Up to 39% Off Concert

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

$24 $18

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Legendary rock outfit serenades with "More Than A Feeling," "Amanda," and other hits and deep cuts; supporting act The Doobie Brothers

Up to 53% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes with Yearly Membership Fee

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

Up to 51% Off Golf at The Deuce at the National

Parkville

$200 $99

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

59% Off 9-Week Coed Volleyball League

Multiple Locations

$240 $99

Play sand volleyball in a fun recreational league; teams will play on the same night and at the same time for the entire 9-week session

Up to 73% Off at Webster Yogaworks

Webster Yogaworks

$119 $39

Yoga practitioners find mind/body balance at a brand-new studio with hardwood floors and large windows that let in plenty of natural light

Up to 74% Off at Imperial Bowl

Imperial

$59 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Camping with Rafting

Benton

$56 $25

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

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Pleasant Hill

$200 $99

Trainers with nearly 30 years of experience teach lessons on English-riding discipline

Up to 58% Off at Ageless Yoga

Nixa

$48 $20

Studio offers hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative classes to students of all ages and experience levels

55% Off Pole- and Chair-Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$44 $20

Flirty fitness classes incorporate classic burlesque props and costumes, poles, and chairs in the quest for total-body fitness

Up to 62% Off Personal Training

Dummy Address

$210 $80

Personal trainers help instill healthy habits and fat-burning fitness regimens

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Half Off

Hannibal

$22 $11

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

Up to 91% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $10

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

Up to 54% Off an Airsoft Outing at So Go Airsoft

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Play private airsoft games in a 10,000-square-foot indoor space

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum – 50% Off

Knoxville

$20 $10

The museum houses an expansive store, which claims to have the largest selection of sprint-car-related merchandise in the world

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

Overland

$30 $15

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

Up to 91% Off Yoga or Martial Arts Classes

Maplewood

$200 $20

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Choose from yoga, tai chi, self-defense, and integrative martial arts sessions, which cover dozens of techniques from around the world

50% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$280 $140

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

Up to 50% Off a Kayak Rental

Lebanon

$25 $13

Kayaks piloted by one or two people cruise down the Niangua River, which is home to wildlife such as trout, bass, catfish, and birds

Up to 56% Off CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cerberus

Grain Valley

$100 $49

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

53% Off Visit to National Churchill Museum

Fulton

$15 $7

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

Up to 54% Off Zipline Adventure

Eminence

$75 $37.50

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Six ziplines send guests soaring over trees and fountains, past 60 ft. waterfalls, and along the Jacks Fork River

Up to 50% Off at Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

$53.90 $27

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Unlimited all-day access to professionally designed mini-golf courses, bumper boats, and go-karts, as well as sessions in the batting cages

Up to 77% Off at Paintball International

Kick N' Paintball

$80 $19

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

Up to 56% Off at Union Hills Golf Course

Pevely

$85 $39

Par 72 course features varied terrain, leading to a very different front and back nine

Up to 82% Off Krav Maga Classes

Multiple Locations

$250 $45

In a gym run by decorated martial-arts masters Jeff and Jade Hockman, clients enhance physical fitness and learn combat moves

Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Party or Lessons

Holt

$300 $149

Parties for up to 10 kids including cake and horseback-riding; lessons help improve riders' skills

45% Off

Troy

$20 $11

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

Up to 48% Off Water-Park Visits

Branson

$45.94 $24

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Groups of two or four play with water blaster and beach ball during water-park visit; family of four is granted unlimited water-park visits

43% Off at Bolivar Golf Club

Bolivar

$30 $17

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

Up to 55% Off Zipline Tour or Camping at Blue Springs Ranch

Bourbon

$80 $39

Visitors sail through the tree canopy for 3,000 feet over four ziplines or traverse the Meramac River in a canoe before pitching a tent

Up to 50% Off Vintage Market Days Antique Event

Wyman Center

$20 $10

Vintage event held in the hills of Wildwood brims with antique jewelry, clothing, home decor, and original art from curated vendors

Up to 59% Off Paintball for Two or Four

Harrisonville

$60 $29

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

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Kansas City

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Kansas City as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

63% Off Old North House & Community Tour

Old North St. Louis

$32.68 $12

Community tour of historically refurbished houses, community gardens, and other Crown Square highlights

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Training

Springfield

$110 $25

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Students young and old learn the methods of self-defense, the importance of self-discipline, and a strong moral foundation

Up to 68% Off Kenpo Martial-Arts Classes

Independence

$30 $12

American kenpo is characterized by fast strikes and has practical application in self-defense

50% Off Target Shooting Packages

Boonville

$90 $47

Pairs or foursomes enjoy a day of target shooting on one of two courses while taking in picturesque scenery

50% Off Services

Lee's Summit

$330 $165

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

56% Off Martial Arts

O'Fallon

$50 $22

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

Glore Psychiatric Museum – Up to 50% Off Visits

St. Joseph

$12 $7

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

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

The Family Arena

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 56% Off Kids’ Summer Climbing Camps

Blue Springs

$225 $99

Children aged 8–14 or 4–7 learn fundamental rock-climbing skills during summer camps; harness rentals included

Up to 73% Off Keyboard Lessons

College Skyline

$149 $40

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

55% Off Services

Chesterfield

$100 $45

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

65% Off Yoga Classes

Ballwin

$120 $42

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

Half Off Riding Lessons at Janet Green Stables

Liberty

$80 $39.99

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

Up to 51% Off Party Package at Playtime Party Center

Wentzville

$64.73 $32

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Family fun center entertains guests with two indoor playgrounds, arcade with classic games, and concession area with snacks and pizza

Up to 67% Off Personal Training at GraceFitness

Saint Louis

$50 $20

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

TobyMac with Skillet & Lecrae – Up to 40% Off Concert

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

$36.50 $22

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Grammy-winning leader of DC Talk takes the stage alongside acclaimed rock outfit and hip-hop artist

Up to 80% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

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

Up to 75% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

St. Louis Gymnastics Centre

$150 $39

Studio's owner uses his 13 years of experience in the fitness industry to lead clients through boot-camp-style workouts

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Packages for Two

Arnold

$79 $39

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18-lane indoor range caters to comfort with roomy booths, automatic target retrieval, and a HEPA-filtered ventilation system

Up to 66% Off Classes at Singularity Gymnastics

Nixa

$70 $24

Beginning gymnastics classes for adults and kids build flexibility, agility, strength, and coordination

Up to 56% Off Shooting-Range Package

Valley Park

$69 $36

Indoor shooting lanes display paper targets at distances of up to 75 ft.

Up to 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

45% Off Dance Classes

Ozark

$125 $69

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

62% Off at CrossFit 816

Liberty Area

$155 $59

Students build muscle and flexibility with high-intensity, functional CrossFit workouts and yoga classes

50% Off Services

Fenton

$80 $40

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

Up to 51% Off Barge Ride or a Private Pontoon 

Crystal City

$50 $25

Cruise across an underground lake inside a climate-controlled facility that boasts approximately 200 acres of subterranean space

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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, piña-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
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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. 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.


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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6630 Clayton Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
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For more than 20 years, Ozark Mountain Gymnastics has cultivated balance in its students. Though its classes for toddlers to 18-year-olds impart cheering, tumbling, and competitive skills on the physical level, instructors also focus on a healthy equilibrium between mental and visible strength. They emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork, building character traits in their pupils that translate to finesse both on and off the parallel bars. Additionally, they recognize the importance of familial support: parents are welcome to observe classes and always participate in those for children younger than 3.

As a professional member of USA Gymnastics, OMG recruits USA safety- and CPR-certified coaches. In the interest of personalized instruction, its classes typically admit 10 or fewer students, though birthday parties can accommodate up to 15 so kids can switch in and out of the host's human-pyramid throne.

2910 S Fort Ave
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

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