Activities in Morton

10 or 20 Taekwondo Classes at Soo Kim Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Soo Kim Martial Arts

Peoria

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

$140 $49

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Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

$30 $17

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$125 for Wine Tour for Two with Lunch and One Case of Strawberry Peach Wine at Kickapoo Creek Winery ($223 Value)

Kickapoo Creek Winery

Edwards

Fruit-forward wines using locally sourced grapes; lunches such as wild pacific salmon burgers, pastry-wrapped bratwurst, and turkey reubens

$223 $125

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$120 $19

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

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

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

$72 $35

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

Shudo Kan Karate Club

Springfield

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

$237 $119

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

Gracie Humaita St. Louis

Weldon Spring

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

$129 $71

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$150 for $200 Worth 3 months of Martial Arts — Smith Institute of Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

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

$200 $150

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

Illinois Skydiving Center

DROP ZONE

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

$300 $185

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Six Private Lessons, One Uniform, and Optional Membership at Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts

Moline

Seventh-degree black belt and kung fu specialist John A. Morrow aims to build students’ self-discipline and self-esteem in private lessons

$134.50 $39

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Two or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Quad Cities Fitness (Up to 92% Off)

Quad Cities Fitness

Bettendorf

Trainers Blake and Caitlyn help clients lose weight and inches with fitness plans that are tailored to each person’s unique needs and wants

$90 $9

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Three-Week VIP Gym Pass for One or Two at Ultimate Fitness (80% Off)

Ultimate Fitness

Multiple Locations

Three weeks of access to two gyms, including strength-training and cardio equipment in semiprivate rooms, indoor pool, and kids’ jungle gym

$35 $8

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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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$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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Martial-Arts Class Package or Ultimate Fitness Kickboxing Class Package at TM Martial Arts (Up to 84% Off)

TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

$81.85 $16

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$125 for a Paintball Outing for 10 with Gear and 10 Paint Grenades at Paint Pursuit Games ($310 Value)

Paint Pursuit Games

Seward

After training and mission briefing, you traverse wooded areas and other paintball battlefields filled with huts, bunkers, and natural cover

$310 $125

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Metabolic Fitness Management (Up to 59% Off)

Metabolic Fitness Management

Multiple Locations

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

$60 $25

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One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes with Four Personal Training Sessions at Beyond Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

Instructors help students build tighter, healthier physiques through personal training and group fitness classes

$190 $79

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Jim Brickman at Adler Theatre on December 28 at 3 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Jim Brickman

Adler Theatre

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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

$42.85 $21

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$30 for Four Beginner's Irish Dancing Classes at Mayer School of Irish Dancing ($60 Value)

Mayer School of Irish Dancing

Davenport

Learn the basic footwork of traditional Irish dance at a school with more than three decades of teaching experience

$60 $30

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Ballroom Dance Class Packages at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 72% Off). Two Options Available

Fred Astaire of the Quad Cities

Davenport

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$125 $35

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$79 for Ultimate Family Value Pack with Tube Rental and Food for Four at Raging Waves ($159.99 Value)

Raging Waves Waterpark

Yorkville

Family package includes tube rental, hot dogs and sodas, and a full-day visit to park with rides, slides, and children’s play area

$159.99 $79

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp (Up to 73% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Yorkville

Work out as a team during functional and intense boot camp classes

$74.99 $20

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Yoga at Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio

Sense of Samadhi

Fundamentals, beginners, heated power and peaceful Vinyasa, and other styles of yoga bolster flexibility, relaxation, and strength

$80 $40

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Two Dance Classes from J&K Elite Studio (65% Off)

J&k Elite Studio

Shorewood

From the merchant: A Professional Choreographer will teach technique, Jazz, & Hip Hop in a fun & safe environment!

$240 $84

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles Shorewood (Half Off)

WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

$40 $20

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$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Essence of Life ($75 Value)

Essence of Life

Shorewood

Regular and hot yoga classes encourage students of all abilities to develop strength, flexibility, and overall well-being

$75 $35

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Kickboxing or Fitness Classes at Rondi's SELF Fitness (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Rondi's SELF Fitness

Oswego

Kickboxing sheds calories with emphasis on cardio; classes include boot-camp, yoga, spin, and Zumba

$120 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Flash Martial Arts Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Flash Martial Arts Academy

Oswego

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

$119 $39

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5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce Town

Oswego

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

$47.50 $25

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One Month of Tae Kwon Do Training with Uniform for One or Two at World Champion Taekwondo (75% Off)

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

$199 $49

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"Anything Goes" at Rialto Square Theatre on January 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"Anything Goes"

Rialto Square Theatre

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Cole Porter’s immortal score springs to life

$54.75 $32

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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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

Autobahn Country Club

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

$259 $129

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness

Joliet

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

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Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$12 $6

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Paintball for Two, Four, or Eight with Marker, Paintballs, and Gear at CPX Sports in Joliet (Up to 77% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

Combatants wage a paintball war; passes include free admission on a return visit within two weeks

$95 $24

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Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

$180 $49

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$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

$90 $41

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Links at Carillon (Up to 55% Off)

The Links at Carillon

Plainfield

Three nine-hole courses challenge golfers with beautiful bent-grass fairways, large greens, and signature Gauntlet hole on White Course

$110 $59

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3 Personal-Training Sessions with Dietary Consultation or 5 Yoga Sessions at David's Personal Training (83% Off)

David's Personal Training

Wheatland

Personal trainer develops exercise programs and dietary plans for clients, or teaches yoga, to help them achieve their fitness goals

$180 $30

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One- or Three-Month Gym Membership with Personal Training Sessions at MPG Fitness LLC (Up to 79% Off)

MPG Fitness LLC

Plainfield

Personal trainers lead new members through workouts to prepare them for solo sessions inside a fully equipped gym

$185 $39

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Five, Ten, Twenty, or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

Martial arts classes burn calories and teach self-defense skills while boosting confidence and self-esteem

$50 $25

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One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

$166.50 $39

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30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Twist Yoga Lounge (Up to 76% Off)

Twist Yoga Lounge

Plainfield

Diverse calendar of classes includes power yoga, sculpting yoga with weights, yoga body bootcamp, slow flow, and yin yoga

$119 $29

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Four or Eight Sessions of Pilates Reformer Boot Camp or Eight Sessions of Pilates at RebL Fit (Up to 58% Off)

RebL Fit

Wheatland

Students challenge themselves with reformer Pilates bootcamp, or build impeccable posture and physique with chair and flexibility classes

$72 $35

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18-Hole Golf Simulator for Two or Four, or Two-Hour Swing or Short-Game Clinic at Golf 4 Groups (Up to 59% Off)

Golf 4 Groups

Crest Hill

Play an 18-hole round in the simulator or perfect your swing with a clinic

$70 $29

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Roller Skating and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Eight at Family Fun Zone (Up to 69% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

Visitors conquer arcade games and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

$47 $20

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

$120 $65

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$29 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breathe, The Art of Yoga ($90 Value)

Breathe, The Art of Yoga

Dekalb

Passionate instructor guides students of all experience levels through basic yoga, Vinyasa Flow & meditation classes

$90 $29

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Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Women’s Kickboxing-and-Conditioning Classes at United Elite MMA (Up to 52% Off)

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

$55 $27

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$29 for a Live-Action Zombie Experience at Zombie Outbreak ($50 Value)

Zombie Outbreak

Aurora

Zombie Outbreak provides replica weapons that recoil like the real thing to hunt down zombies with high-tech targets that record each shot

$50 $29

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"The Addams Family" for Two or Four at Prisco Community Center on January 9–11 (Up to 50% Off)

"The Addams Family"

Prisco Community Center

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Musical originally performed on Broadway follows 18-year-old Wednesday Addams as she introduces her frighteningly normal beau to her kin

$17.50 $9

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$59 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Orchard Valley Golf Course ($138 Value)

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Aurora

One of Chicagoand’s most popular courses includes varied pars and diverse obstacles including wetlands, lakes, and even waterfalls

$138 $59

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Salsa Workshop or Five Group Ballroom-Dance Classes for One or Two at My Dance Hub (Up to 63% Off)

My Dance Hub

Aurora

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

$15 $9

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$121 for $270 Worth of Services at Forever Fitness

Forever Fitness

Aurora

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

$270 $121

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Five or Ten Group Pilates or Yoga Classes at Core Value Pilates (Up to 61% Off)

Core Value Pilates

Aurora

Pilates and yoga help students develop core strength, muscular stability, balance, and mind-body awareness

$100 $39

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Roller-Skating Outing with Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Aurora Roller Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Aurora Roller Skate Center

Aurora

Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

$24 $12

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Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

$40 $20

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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Ten or Twenty Kettlebell Classes at Synergy Kettlebell Training (Up to 86% Off)

Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

$200 $29

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$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

$285 $70

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All-Day Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park (Up to 57% Off)

Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park

Lockport

Players load up on equipment and grab 500 paintballs before taking to one of four fields for an all-day game of paintball

$110 $55

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$116 for $210 Worth of Services at Dragon Fire Karate

Dragon Fire Karate

New Lenox

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

$210 $116

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30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$20 $10

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$38 for $85 Worth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes at University of Ground Fighting

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

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

$85 $38

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One or Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes and Tournament Ticket at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

$35 $10

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$10 for $40 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pulse Training Systems

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

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

$40 $10

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Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.

5832 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria,
IL
US

Each day, as the sun rises over the Illinois River Valley, light spills across Kickapoo Creek Winery's 14 acres of vineyards. Dr. David Conner originally began planting these vines in 2001. Now joined by his son, Rory, Dr. Connor creates rich, fruit-forward wines using locally sourced grapes in addition to the family's own grape harvests. Each wine brings its own melange of flavors and aromas, whether it's the tropical and citrus notes of the vignoles-seyval blanc blend or the norton's subtle spice and hints of ripe plum. The Connor family also makes wines infused with the luscious fruit flavors of everything from cranberries to peaches; and the selection of dessert wines includes bottles infused with chocolate.

Although the tasting room's samples lure many visitors, Kickapoo Creek Winery also provides guests with opportunities to explore its picturesque grounds. Walking trails can guide visitors past rows of trellised grapevines, a bubbling fountain, and even a bridge overlooking Lake Elizabeth. The grounds also include a handful of places for guests to stop and rest for a spell, such as the partially shaded Ruby Glow Garden with its miniature waterfall of grape juice.

6605 N Smith Rd.
Edwards,
IL
US

Chris and Pam Schmick had spent six months cleaning out the scrap metal from their abandoned silos and just finished drilling thousands of holes in its walls. With little time to spare, they prepared for their climbing gym's grand opening on September 2, 1995—a date on which they had already agreed to hold a regional JCCA competition. The effort they've expended in the nearly 20 intervening years shows: today, climbers scramble on top ropes, lead ropes, and more than 20,000 square feet of lava-free climbing surface.

Instructors prepare visitors to surmount the gym's features in a range of classes, such as Rock Gym 101, which is an introduction to top-rope climbing that covers climbing safety, basic technique, and equipment. Once climbers are equipped with gear from the pro-shop, staff shows them around a multi-level bouldering cave, a main climbing area with 30-foot walls shaped by arêtes, cracks, and waves, and the building's five original silos. Elsewhere inside the gym, six auto-belays safely cradle visitors who wish to climb without taking a class.

1304 W Washington St
Bloomington,
IL
US

A public course complete with tree-lined fairways and pristine greens, Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course challenges paired players with a set of 18 holes as well-rounded as the dimpled spheres that speckle its ridges. Captain your cart over an expansive range of well-manicured landscapes dotted with majestic woodlands and enough sand and water hazards to evoke a horror-movie set at an island resort. This par 72 course strikes an exceptionally balanced level of difficulty, appealing to seasoned swingers as well as active younger players with freshly acquired driver's licenses.

12927 Il Highway 26
Princeton,
IL
US

Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.

112 N 6th St
Springfield,
IL
US

It's unlikely that any historic kingdom had batting cages and water slides, but to be fair, Knight's Action Park is a lot more fun than an actual castle. On one side of the park, guests can don swimsuits and hop aboard bumper boats, slip down slides, or set out in paddle boats. Seven mini slides teach smaller children the fun of water-park attractions, while statues of giant sea creatures teach them that life is terrifying. Across the way, a 50-tee driving range lets golfers hone their swing, and an 18-hole mini-golf course caters to putters of all ages. The park's assortment of land-based amusements also includes a Ferris wheel, an arcade, and go-karts.

1700 Recreation Dr.
Springfield,
IL
US