Activities in Ottumwa

Two, Four, or Six Tickets to a Weekend Race at Eddyville Raceway Park (67% Off)

Eddyville Raceway Park

Harrison

Satisfy your need for speed by watching cars race down a 1/8-mile drag strip

$24 $8

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$49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

Bos Landen Golf Club

Pella

18-hole, par-72 course designed by architect Dick Phelps winds through190 acres of dense forest; name means “Land of the Woods” in Dutch

$130 $49

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Iowa Speedway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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Haunted History Tour for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at The Hunter Mansion (Up to 56% Off)

The Hunter Mansion

Newton

Visitors explore the hauntings of the handsome mansion, full of early 20th-century details and once owned by a Maytag family member

$45 $22

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5 or 10 BeMoved Dance-Fitness Classes from Rachel Klapper Movement Arts (Up to 68% Off)

Rachel Klapper Movement Arts

Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness

BeMoved Dance Fitness classes incorporate a wide variety of dance and musical styles, such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin, and disco

$75 $26

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One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga, CrossFit, and Cycling Classes for One or Two at Pro-Fit Gym (70% Off)

Pro-Fit Gym

Coralville

Unlimited memberships open doors to facility fully stocked with weights and machines, as well as high-energy classes including hot yoga

$160 $48

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9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Washington Golf and Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Washington Golf and Country Club

Washington

Golfers loop 9-hole course once or twice, testing their swinging skills amid open fairways and water hazards on five holes

$55 $27

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$35 for 30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Sweat, A Body Transformation ($75 Value)

Sweat, A Body Transformation

Sweat, A Body Transformation

Certified trainers motivate students through boot camp–style classes that mix kettlebells with battle ropes, tires, and more

$75 $35

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$60 for $120 Groupon — Iowa City Fitness

Iowa City Fitness

Longfellow

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

$120 $60

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3-Month Membership or Membership with 12 Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at 319 Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

319 Fitness

Longfellow

Trainers combine the unlimited use of their equipment and facilities with one-on-one lessons that guide members toward goals

$140 $69

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$19 for a Two-Hour Introductory Fencing Class for Two at Iowa City Fencing Center ($50 Value)

Iowa City Fencing Center

Iowa City

Learn the basics of foil fencing alongside a partner before applying new skills during a practice bout

$50 $19

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$22 for an Uncork an Adventure in Wine: Wine 101 Class for Two at Two Saints Winery ($40 Value)

Two Saints Winery

St. Charles

Taste housemade varietals and learn about glassware, food pairing, and tactics for storing wine before heading home with souvenir glasses

$40 $22

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Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Summerset Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Summerset Winery

Indianola

Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $11

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Annelise Winery

Indianola

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $18

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $19

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18-Hole Green Fees for Two or Four at Terrace Hills Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

$48 $27

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Nickelback at Wells Fargo Arena on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Nickelback

Wells Fargo Arena

Live_logo

Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album No Fixed Address

$48 $33

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Iowa Wild Hockey Game at Wells Fargo Arena on December 12 or 14 (Up to 55% Off). Three Seating Options.

Iowa Wild

Wells Fargo Arena

Live_logo

The Wild square off against the San Antonio Rampage and the Adirondack Flames in back-to-back home games

$17.50 $9

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Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Brenton Skating Plaza (Up to 53% Off)

Brenton Skating Plaza

East Village

Skaters glide across the ice amid panoramic downtown views

$20.50 $11

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Visit for Two or Four Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Blank Park Zoo (Up to 39% Off)

Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines

More than 1,000 exotic animals ranging from Siberian tigers to cockroaches

$22 $14

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

CrossFit classes use functional body weight exercises combined with tools such as kettlebells for a high-intensity, varied workout

$130 $39

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45-Day Membership for One or Two or Personal-Training Package for One at Snap Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

Certified professionals lead assessments before helming one-on-one personal-training sessions within facilities boasting premium equipment

$60 $13

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$60 for $100 Worth of Gymnastics — Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Des Moines

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

$100 $60

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Open Skating with Ice-Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at The Ice Ridge (Up to 51% Off)

The Ice Ridge

Southridge Mall

Skaters strap on rental blades before cruising atop the sleek synthetic-ice surface at this year-round, indoor rink

$17 $9

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Two Hours of Bowling and Pitchers of Beer or Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Bowlerama Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Bowlerama Lanes

Des Moines

Recently revamped bowling center features new lanes, automatic scoring system, full-service pro shop, and concessions with snacks and beer

$24 $16

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery (Up to 45% Off)

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Tama

Tasting packages include one glass of wine and a souvenir glass for each taster, and a take-home bottle of wine per pair

$31 $18

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$127 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners ($270 Value)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$270 $127

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$26 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

$248 $26

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Five Drop-In or One Month of Unlimited Yoga or Barre Classes at The Yoga Experience (Up to 53% Off)

The Yoga Experience

Ankeny

Calm your mind and boost your flexibility in a beginners' or Hot Power yoga class or sculpt muscles in barre classes

$75 $35

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$30 for $50 Worth of Gymnastics — Koach All Stars Cheer Teams and Tumbling

Koach All Stars Cheer Teams And Tumbling

Ankeny

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

$50 $30

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Standup for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through March 28 (Up to 69% Off)

Des Moines Funny Bone

Des Moines Funny Bone

Upcoming acts include an impressionist/hypnotist and nationally touring comics

$40 $15

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Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Glowgolf

Des Moines

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$18 $10

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Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 90% Off)

J. Johnson Photo

West Des Moines

Photo seminars teach how to use the different settings on your camera, or learn to process, retouch, and store digital images

$247 $40

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One Month of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform for One or Two at Evans ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Evans ATA Black Belt Academy

Cedar Rapids

Learn discipline, self-confidence, and martial-arts techniques in taekwondo classes for all skill levels

$117.26 $29

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3D Golf Simulator Sessions or 18 Holes of Golf at Wildcat Golf Course (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Wildcat Golf Course

Shellsburg

Golfers can improve their game off the course on 3D simulator while sipping domestic beer, or head out on the real course for 18 holes

$25 $13

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3 Months of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes from 2BFit (65% Off)

2bfit

Hiawatha

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

$240 $84

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$150 for $300 Worth of Circuit Training at INTENSITY Fitness Club

INTENSITY Fitness Club

Cedar Rapids

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

$300 $150

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$69 for Private or Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Taylor

Seasoned dance instructors teach individuals or couples the basics of ballroom dance in a private or group setting

$360 $69

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Six-Week Self-Defense Camp for One or Two People at Revolution Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Revolution Martial Arts

Cedar Rapids

Six-week camps teach practical self-defense skills effective for real-life situations

$199 $72

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CrossFit Foundation and Regular Classes at CrossFit The Challenge (Up to 70% Off). Two Options Available.

CrossFit The Challenge

Cedar Rapids

Students study foundation of CrossFit's high-intensity strength and agility training, powering through lifts, sprints, pushups, and pull-ups

$125 $37

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Conceal-and-Carry Course for One or Two or an Online Course at Active Defense Awareness Training (Up to 71% Off)

Active Defense Awareness Training-ADAT

Best Western Hotel

NRA-certified teachers, many of whom have military and law-enforcement backgrounds; concealed-carry courses supplement permit applications

$150 $55

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Six or 12 Weeks of Metabolic Training and Nutritional Coaching at Twork It Out Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Twork It Out Fitness

Clive

35-minute workouts held four days a week work to chisel the core, build muscles, boost metabolism, and improve heart health

$210 $49

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Annual Family Pool Pass at Urbandale Parks and Recreation (Up to 48% Off)

Urbandale Parks and Recreation

Urbandale

Kids and adults enjoy a full year of splashing and swimming inside Urbandale’s indoor pool

$250 $129

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Five Fitness Classes at Break Through Performance Center (70% Off)

Break Through Performance Center

Urbandale

Learn hard-style kettlebell movements such as the goblet squat, swing, and Turkish Get Up during a kettlebell 101 class

$100 $30

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5 or 10 Open-Jump Sessions or Two Jump N Jam Tween-Night Visits at Pump It Up (Up to 47% Value)

Pump It Up

Urbandale

Air-filled obstacle courses, plush slides, and inflatable bouncers; Jump N Jam drop-off nights for kids ages 8–14

$5.66 $3

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Studio B (Up to 71% Off)

Studio B

Grimes

Yoga classes designed for all levels of yogis improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and build lean muscle

$110 $38

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One or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons at Ventures Riding Center (Up to 53% Off)

Ventures Riding Center

Crystal Creek Equine Center

Instructors work with equestrians of all ages and skill levels during horseback-riding lessons

$50 $25

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Camping and Unlimited Golf for Two People for Two or Three Days at Hillcrest Event Center (65% Off)

Hillcrest Golf & Camping Resort

Orion

9-hole golf course, Olympic-sized outdoor pool, hiking trails, and volleyball courts supply daytime fun before guests retire to tents or RVs

$275 $95

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Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids or Family-and-Friends Party for 20 at KidZone Chef Parties (Up to 50% Off)

KidZone Chef Parties

Marion

Kids and adults alike celebrate birthdays or just have fun at parties where they make their own pizza, play games, and take home goodies

$150 $75

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$139 for a Four-Week Semi-Private Training Package with Two Sessions Per Week at Elite Edge Gym ($399 Value)

Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

Program blends cardiovascular exercises and strength training in a motivating small-group setting

$399 $139

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at John Wayne Birthplace (50% Off)

John Wayne Birthplace

Winterset

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

$14 $7

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Snus Hill Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Snus Hill Winery

Madrid

Award-winning red, whites, rosés, and dessert wines from American and French–style grapes

$26 $15

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$75 for a Foundations Class and One Month of Unlimited Classes at Max Oxygen Crossfit ($150 Value)

Max Oxygen Crossfit

Ames

Classes focus on functional movements to build strength, speed, and agility via barbells, an indoor turf field, and rowing machines

$150 $75

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18 Holes with Cart and Basket of Range Balls for Two or Four at Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Facility that hosts the Iowa Masters tournament offers challenging yet accessible course

$93.50 $47

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Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.

209 Cornerstone Dr
Oskaloosa,
IA
US

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Established: 1997

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Large greens and driving range

Pro Tip: Take advantage of the driving range to warm-up before your round of golf.

Q&A with Teryl Ver Ploeg, Board President

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

Our course has concrete cart paths, which means that rainy days won't prevent golfers from playing.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

Golfers will find the course to be a good test of skill as they enjoy playing across our spacious greens.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

During the week, it's generally easy to get on the course right away. However, the club does hold activities, so golfers are encouraged to call the pro shop before they arrive.

9364 Diamond Trail Ln.
Lynnville,
IA
US

Race cars have been zipping down Eddyville Raceway Park's 1/8-mile drag strip ever since it opened in 1965, though you might have missed most of them if you blinked. Today, the IHRA-sanctioned track hosts 50 races per season, including weekend showdowns on Friday and Saturday nights. Oil-chugging crowds descend on the park for specialty events such as The Night of Fire, an annual showcase of funny cars, jet cars, and other vehicles that can reach speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The 60-acre park is also home to a campground, a playground for kids, and a stable where motorbikes can sleep for the night.

3260 Merino Ave.
Oskaloosa,
IA
US

The race's runners squirm and snort at the starting line. Ham Bone, Miss Piggy, and Pork Chop may just be piglets, but in the course of one fall season at Dan-D Farms, they'll transform into world-class swine sprinters. Approximately every two hours, they'll storm down a 100-yard improvised raceway, complete with a water obstacle. That's right––a water obstacle. "Our pigs," farm owner Debra Kearney confirms, "can swim."

These riotous races are just one part of the lineup of events that overtakes Dan-D Farms each fall. Guests flock to this family-friendly affair to scramble over hay bales, feed wooly sheep, or test their sense of direction in one of two hay mazes. Each year for their maze, Debra and her family––including dad, Dan––devise a new design, but try to stick to things that are Iowa related. Past mazes have included the image of iconic Iowans such as native son John Wayne, and the ISU Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes mascots, as well as a reproduction of the American Gothic painting by Anamosa, Iowa–native Grant Wood. Each June, they begin marking the design into the 20-acre field, painting and flagging rows like boxes on grid paper, and then cut out the tunnels before the corn grows knee-high or develops the ability to cry. While this intricate, artistic design requires huge amounts of time and labor, less energy is spent carving out the separate haunted corn maze, where the fear-factor relies on simple twists and turns, instead of fancy effects or animatronics. "It's really not too hard," Debra says, "to scare people in a dark, dusty corn field."

2044 Iowa 14
Knoxville,
Iowa
US

Originally sculpted into the Knoxville hillside in 1922 using teams of horses, slip scrapers, and dynamite, Pine Knolls Country Club's semiprivate course gently rises and falls across nine holes of rolling parkland terrain. The course still retains the same basic design of the prototype, featuring relatively open fairways and two ponds that come into play on four holes, placing a premium on confident strokes or 9-irons that double as snorkels. The country club also invites midsummer revelry with a swimming pool, a stately clubhouse with a full-service bar, and speedo-clad golf carts.

1202 S Attica Rd
Knoxville,
IA
US

For three days each year, the Grinnell Games takes over the central Iowa college town with a gauntlet of fun-focused, family-friendly sporting events and games. Many of the town's 15 miles of bicycle trails and more than 70 acres of public parks become the stage for races, bike races, and sports such as basketball and dodgeball. 5K runs, for instance, follow a gently looping path through this natural setting and historical downtown, while a 10K run at sunset circles around the lake at Rock Creek State Park. The difficult Warrior Run event challenges runners with mud pits and towering obstacles, but rewards them with a live music and beer party. Meanwhile, a scavenger hunt sends participants off on a wild chase throughout the town, where challenges range from solving puzzles and finding landmarks to memorizing the first three paragraphs of the 1976 zoning codes.

5627 Rock Creek E St
Kellogg,
IA
US