Things To Do In Niles

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting at Hickory Creek Winery

Baroda

$50 $25

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Customers taste locally grown wines in rustic tasting room, pulling up to the rough-hewn wood bar or stepping outside for picturesque views

Up to 57% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Mishawaka

$75 $35

Encouraging instructors lead classes that mix dance and aerobics, including high-energy Zumba and body-sculpting barre and Yogalates

The Drop Comedy Club – Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

The Drop Comedy Club

$20 $10

Friday- and Saturday-night sets from a diverse slate of up-and-coming comics

Up to 56% Off Classes at Legacy Martial Arts

South Bend

$100 $49

Adults, teens, and kids as young as three don a uniform and learn Martial Arts from instructors specifically certified in bully prevention

Up to 63% Off Scuba Courses

Clay

$300 $149

Intro lessons enlighten newcomers; certification courses steer divers through written quizzes and five confined and four open-water sessions

50% Off Services

Mishawaka

$199 $100

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

Mishawaka

$80 $28

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

81% Off Dance Lessons

Mishawaka

$360 $69

Private and group classes teach any style of ballroom dance to an individual or couple

Up to 56% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Mishawaka

$90 $45

Students learn guitar-playing techniques during four private lessons

Up to 60% Off at Action Park Paintball

Penn

$246 $99

23 acres of outdoor playing fields and an 8,000-square-foot indoor facility feature battlefields with unique terrain and designs

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum – 50% Off Visit

Elkhart

$56 $28

Superhero museum housed in a 2-story replica of The Hall of Justice overflows with new and vintage action figures, comic books, and artwork

Mo Alexander – Up to 58% Off Standup

Five Star Comedy Bar

$24 $10

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“Funniest Person in Memphis” winner and regular on The Bob and Tom Show winds up audiences with devious and though-provoking comedy

Up to 47% Off a Wine Tasting at Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Baroda

$16 $10

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Each guest samples seven wines, five classic varieties and two speciality wines, during the winery visit

Half Off from Captain Hook's Charter Fishing

St. Joseph

$350 $175

Use provided fishing equipment on a four-hour fishing excursion

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes

Mattawan

$56 $27.50

Tone your core during pilates, increase flexibility and strength during yoga, or work on butt-sculpting and lifting exercises with Barre

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes and Nutritional Consultation

Portage

$65 $25

Attentive instructors help clients tone physiques during yoga and Pilates classes; a dietitian analyzes health and sets goals

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Sturgis Lanes

$28 $17

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

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

50% Off Fitness Classes

Chesterton

$60 $30

Trainers engage primary and secondary muscle groups with TRX suspension training and burn fat with indoor cycling classes

Up to 56% Off Yoga Classes

Chesterton

$125 $59

Bamboo floors and deep red and gold walls house 60-minute yoga classes led by seasoned instructors

Half Off a Tandem-Paragliding Flight

Multiple Locations

$300 $149

Learn the basics of paragliding before strapping into a glider with an instructor for an extended flight

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

50% Off Candy-Making Class at Cake N Candy

Kalamazoo

$40 $20

Two-hour candy-making class covers topics such as melting chocolate, using molds, and decorating snacks with confectionary coatings

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

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

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

85% Off Dance Lessons

Multiple Locations

$200 $30

Instructor teaches American, Latin American, and other social dancing styles, adapting the lessons to the individual or couples skill level

Up to 55% Off Arboretum Admission or Membership

Valparaiso

$20 $10

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Vast arboretum brings plants together from around the world to create varied gardens

Up to 67% Off at Blastcamp Paintball in Hobart

Wheeler

$90 $39

Trained referees watch over games on former missile base’s fields, with arenas for close-quarters combat, woodsball, and speedball

48% Off at Skydive Horizonz

Hobart

$249 $149

Skydivers enjoy scenic vistas of downtown Chicago from dives conducted from above Lake Michigan; four-person option includes pictures

40% Off Boxing

Hobart

$100 $60

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

Clint Black — Up to 51% Off Concert

Star Plaza Teatre

$46.75 $23

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Award-winning country artist fills hits such as "Killin' Time" and "We Tell Ourselves" with his twangy tenor

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six People

Multiple Locations

$61 $27

Groups of up to six people can bowl an unlimited number of games over the course of two hours

Up to 51% Off Kung Fu Classes for Kids or Adults

Griffith

$50 $25

A certified personal trainer teaches children and adults kung fu in the style of China's Shaolin Monastery

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes

Crown Point

$95 $35

Learn rug-cutting moves in classes dedicated to dance styles such as hip-hop, jazz, and ballet

Up to 53% Off Firing-Range Package

Battle Creek

$83.50 $39

The staff takes a patient, considerate approach to help guests feel comfortable operating a handgun

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Battle Creek

$270 $99

Personal trainers push clients toward their fitness goals in one-hour one-on-one sessions held in a private training studio

49% Off

Mundy

$35 $18

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

Up to 54% Off Golf Outing with Cart and Lunch

Fremont

$81 $39

Carts zoom across narrow fairways on this 18-hole, par 72 course that winds along hilly terrain peppered with intervening ponds and creeks

Half Off at Lake James Golf Club

Pleasant

$88 $44

Duos and quartets compete on a challenging 18-hole course; cart rental, hot dogs, and sodas included

86% Off at Push Hard Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Boot camp classes can be paired with a nutritional workshop or personal training for added health benefits

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Holland

$194 $49

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

51% Off Golf Lesson and Swing Analysis in Holland

Holland

$140 $69

Class A PGA-instructor Bruce Saip sharpens golfers’ swings in one-hour swing evaluation and half-hour private lesson

Up to 85% Off at Komel Kickboxing

Calumet City

$200 $39

Muay thai boxing and kickboxing classes led by an instructor with more than 20 years of experience

Up to 58% Off Inflatable-Playground Play Passes

Calumet City

$40 $19

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

Up to 45% Off 18 Holes of Golf with Cart in Crete

Crete

$88 $48.50

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

Up to 52% Off Fun-Park Arcade Games and Popcorn

St. John

$22 $11

52-game redemption arcade entertains fun-park visitors within a family entertainment center of batting cages, go-carts, and mini golf

50% Off Flight Lesson

South Chicago Flying Lessons

$199.99 $99

Give the gift of flight as an FAA-certified instructor guides 30-minute flight where the students can fly the plane for up to 15 minutes

Up to 58% Off Personal Training Sessions

Lansing

$70 $35

Trainers work one-on-one with clients, creating results-oriented workouts tailored to their specific goals

Up to 74% Off Fitness or Muay Thai Classes

Lansing

$75 $25

Fitness instructors lead groups through martial arts and self-defense classes or host Zumba classes, all of which are designed to torch flab

Up to 64% Off Horsemanship and Riding Lessons

Crete

$125 $49

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

Up to 62% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Up to 64% Off at Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Up to 51% Off Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson

Dyer

$100 $49

Indoor lessons let riders enjoy horseback riding no matter what the weather; great holiday gift

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Up to 60% Off at Paintball Plex

Fort Wayne

$70 $29

An expansive paintball facility hosts colorful clashes on indoor and outdoor fields with air bunkers and WWII-inspired obstacles

Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Paintball Plex

$100 $19

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

Up to 35% Off at Gravity Powered Sports

Angola

$229 $155

Instructors guide beginner skydivers as they dive out of planes in tandem and land safely on the ground

Up to 53% Off Bowling for Two at Waveland Bowl

North Center

$40 $19

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Pairs enjoy a classic, 50-year-old alley equipped with 40 state-of-the-art lanes, computerized scoring, and billiards tables

Up to 55% Off The L.A.T.E. Ride

Buckingham Fountain

$55 $25

Celebrate the summer solstice with a night ride; FOTP members get a quarterly newsletter and discounts on park tours

Gorilla Tango Theatre – Up to 30% Off Burlesque

Bucktown

$35 $25

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of Batman and Star Wars

50% Off Arts and Antiques Expo

Navy Pier

$20 $10

Visitors to the expo can browse everything from leather-bound books to diamond jewelry and 19th-century antiques

Barry Gibb: Mythology The Tour Live – Up to 49% Off

United Center

$66.50 $35

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On his "Mythology" tour, the legendary singer-songwriter salutes his brothers in a set spanning the entire Bee Gees catalog

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 73% Off

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

$44 $12

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

Up to 52% Off Chicago Food Truck Fest

U.S. Cellular Field

$20 $11

Local food trucks and live bands converge on US Cellular Field in a carnival-like environment; all ages welcome

50% Off Rides at Navy Pier

Navy Pier

$24 $12

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Play mini golf, bounce to the top of a lighthouse, or soar on a giant swing at Navy Pier

41% Off Outdoor Concert at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park

$150 $89

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Watch Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform with Jana Kramer in historic Lincoln Park Zoo

Up to 51% Off Rooftop Cubs Game

Lakeview

$141.17 $69

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Gaze over Wrigley Field's right-centerfield wall from a luxurious rooftop as the Cubs continue to charge through the 2014 season

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

50% Pub Crawl or Brunch Tour

The Loop

$80 $40

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Groups roam the pedway's watering holes while hearing about prohibition days, or combine history with brunch

Up to 44% Off Loop Interior Architecture Tour for Two

The Loop

$52 $29

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Featured in the Chicago Reader, guides lead groups through architecturally striking interiors and share photos and videos via iPads

50% Off "Fifty Shades of Grey" Parody

The Apartment

$86 $43

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Performers romp through the funny side of the hit erotic novel to the tune of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Carly Rae Jepsen

Up to 50% Off Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Chicago

$50 $30

Ride up to some of Chicago's most iconic landmarks as the sun sets and the skyline begins to glow

Up to 50% Off an Inside Chicago Grand Tour

The Loop

$45 $25

A bus ferries visitors to the North and South Sides, showing them major parks, the Museum Campus, and the sights along Lake Shore Drive

Create Your Own Kimchi Flavor with an Herbal Alchemist

Pilsen

$30 $30

Andrea Mattson treats you to several varieties of kimchi before you make your own with local ingredients

Select Local Merchants

Producing wines, full-bodied beers, and a grape-based spirit, the Round Barn is as well-rounded as the Amish barn that anchors the winery. The striking structure wasn’t always the southwest Michigan property’s main landmark, however. Biology teacher–turned-winemaker Rick Moersch had been cultivating the land for five award-winning years when he came across the 1911 structure in Rochester, Indiana. Timber by timber, he and his crew dismantled the barn and moved it to Baroda by truck after realizing it wouldn’t fit in a plane’s overhead bin.

The round barn was a natural fit for the round copper-pot still where Moersch was beginning to distill European-style brandies from his grapes. After his sons Matthew and Christian returned from college, they helped further expand the winery’s scope. They launched a grape-based luxury vodka, DiVine, in 2006, and entered the beer brewing business the following year.

Today, Round Barn Winery, Brewery & Distillery produces red, white, dessert and sparkling wines, eight different brews, and traditional grape-based vodka, rum, and bourbon bearing the DiVine logo. The Moersch family invites visitors to tour the facilities and sample the potent potions at their two tasting rooms, with wine tastings taking place in the Round Barn and beer tastings in the post-and-beam barn.


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10983 Hills Rd
Baroda,
MI
US

It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes in one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon.

$49 for a Golf-Instruction Program with Four Lessons ($99 Value)

Expert instructors Jim Garrett and Tim Holt—a PGA professional—impart the fundamentals of driving and putting during a four-week program. The first three lessons last 1.5 hours, and the final lasts 2.5 hours. Though students may bring their own clubs, all necessary equipment will be provided. Choose from eight different sessions on the program schedule, one of which is ladies only; the first program begins on May 7.

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Instead of easing into a well-earned retirement after years in the restaurant business, Mike and Linda Rogers decided to embark on a new challenge: building a golf course. In 1989, they opened Juday Creek Golf Course, whose bent-grass fairways strike enough of a balance between challenging and accessible to have won the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association’s 2009 award for Indiana Golf Course of the Year.

Now managed by the couple’s daughter Michelle Wittig, the course’s emerald expanses continue to compel swingers of all stripes to lace up their cleated shoes and argyle garter belts. A journey across the course’s thirteen holes brings one face-to-face with manifold water hazards, many of which stand directly in the path to the putting green. There are 56 sand traps that raise the stakes of each game even higher, making for tough shots and partners who would rather build sandcastles instead of continuing on. Before or after games, golfers can take lessons and receive personal feedback from a pair of skilled instructors, one of whom is a PGA professional.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,940 yards
  • Course rating of 73.3
  • Slope rating of 134
  • Four tee options
  • See the scorecard and layout:

14770 Lindy Dr
Granger,
IN
US

Kids can’t be expected to care about their health when video games, cartoons, and outdoor adventures are vying for their attention. That’s why the adult leaders of the Memorial Health Foundation devised a plan to get kids excited about health: HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum. Born of the founders’ desire to foster a healthier current and future community, the museum appeals to youngsters through educational forms of entertainment. Its exhibits incorporate amplified versions of many of kids’ favorite pastimes, including a life-sized rendition of Operation and numerous computer games. A rock-climbing wall and tree house with a slide encourage kids to learn through movement, which is exactly how adults learn how to escape charging bulls. Youngsters can explore the space with their families or partake in programs such as children's camps.

111 W Jefferson Blvd
South Bend,
IN
US

Chippewa Bowl has plenty of space where bowlers can let their inner competitor roam free—70 lanes worth of space, to be exact. While pins clatter in the bowling area, players can refuel at the Laneside Grill or grab a drink at one of two sports bars, both of which host karaoke on Friday and Sunday evenings. Guests can also try their luck at an arcade game that spits out tickets, which they can swap for prizes or attempt to swap for admittance to a Bon Jovi concert.

225 W Chippewa Ave
South Bend,
IN
US

Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

2039 E Ireland Rd
South Bend,
IN
US

On the River Fest blankets the St. Joseph riverfront in 1,500 tons of sand for an annual summer extravaganza of live music and authentic Caribbean cuisine that benefits the Center for the Homeless. In the early afternoon, Family Day beckons kids to construct sand castles; become the canvas for a face painting or the inspiration for a caricature drawing; and romp around inflatable moonwalks. Settle intra-family dishwashing disputes with a round of cornhole toss or volleyball, which offer open play until 3 p.m.

318 East Colfax Avenue
South Bend,
IN
US