Things To Do In Ottumwa

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

25% Off Race-Day Package

Newton

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

Half Off Racing Experiences

Iowa Speedway

$129 $64

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

Up to 54% Off Hot Yoga and Indoor Cycling at Pro-Fit Gym

Coralville

$64 $32

Get in shape with yoga classes in heated rooms or indoor cycling sessions

Up to 51% Off at Washington Golf and Country Club

Washington

$55 $27

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

53% Off Fitness Classes

Sweat, A Body Transformation

$75 $35

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

50% Off

Longfellow

$120 $60

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

Up to 64% Off Boot Camp or Women's Fitness Classes at Fit2Live

Iowa City

$165 $59

Choose an all-female class for beginners or a boot camp composed of fat-burning workouts

62% Off Introductory Fencing Class for Two

Iowa City

$50 $19

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

Up to 51% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Indianola

$40 $20

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Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

Up to 54% Off Private Horseback Riding

Sumner

$50 $25

Students can ride Trixie, Chicken, or Zoey during horseback-riding lessons

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill

$20 $11

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Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course's putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

Up to 48% Off Golf at Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

$48 $27

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

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 45% Off Science Center of Iowa for 2 or 4

Downtown Des Moines

$22 $12

Interactive exhibits include rocket building, space exploration, with recent additions of the Eureka! Lab and renovated Small Discoveries

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

East Village

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Half Off Roller-Skating at Skate South

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

Pairs and foursomes glide around in traditional quad skates or inline skates; Skate West has a glossy wood floor

40% Off Gymnastics

Des Moines

$100 $60

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

Half Off Yoga and Dance Classes

Drake Park

$60 $30

Certified instructors lead yoga and meditation classes for all skill levels, as well as bellydancing and barre work

53% Off 5K Sleepy Hollow Mud and Beer Run Entries

Des Moines

$190 $89

Races benefiting different charities route runners through muddy obstacles or beer-themed challenges

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Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

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

Up to 36% Off Intro to Flight Lessons

Marshalltown Municipal Airport

$69 $44

Take to the skies in a four-place, low-wing Piper airplane during lesson with a professional instructor

50% Off Classes at TGR Fitness

Ankeny

$60 $30

Fitness center hosts an array of introductory and advanced classes in pole fitness, TRX, Piloxing, and more

Up to 53% Off Yoga or Barre Classes

Ankeny

$75 $35

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

88% Off Fitness World West Membership

Multiple Locations

$248 $29

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

Up to 87% Off Photography Classes

West Des Moines

$247 $49

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

50% Off Fitness Classes at Cycle Down Dawg

West Des Moines

$120 $60

Cycling classes feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visuals; TRX classes build strength; yoga improves flexibility and posture

48% Off 3D Golf Simulator

Shellsburg

$25 $13

Groups can improve their game off the course on 3D simulator while sipping domestic beer

Up to 54% Off a Batting-Cage Membership or Day Pass

Cedar Rapids

$150 $69

Baseball players can improve their power and accuracy with practice in batting cages at a premier scouting and development facility

65% Off Fitness Classes

Hiawatha

$240 $84

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

Half Off Circuit Training

Cedar Rapids

$300 $150

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

81%Off Ballroom Dance-Lesson Package

Cedar Rapids

$360 $69

Students learn styles such as swing, salsa, tango, and samba in private and group lessons; show off their skills at social lessons

50% Off a Family Science-Center Visit

Cedar Rapids

$16 $8

STEM-based center provides hands-on activities for kids of all ages, including DNA and optical-illusion exhibits and a prehistoric tunnel

Up to 57% Off at CrossFit The Challenge

Cedar Rapids

$125 $54

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

84% Off Personal-Training Package

Cedar Rapids

$236.50 $39

Fitness coaches use weight-loss expertise to reduce the intimidation factor, taking clients through an assessment, discussing health & goals

Up to 63% Off Adult Martial-Arts Packages

Cedar Rapids

$300 $119

Students 18 and older build self-confidence and fitness in martial-arts lessons; tai chi, wing chun, wushu, and other styles

Up to 77% Off Metabolic Training at Twork It Out Fitness

Clive

$210 $49

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

Up to 58% Off Kids’ Play at Pump It Up in Urbandale

Urbandale

$120 $50

Air-filled obstacle courses, plush slides, and inflatable bouncers

Up to 80% Off Golf and Camping Outing

Orion

$494 $99

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

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons at Louw Stables

Van Meter

$140 $69

Students aged 7 through adult learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals on and off this stable's well-tempered steeds

John Wayne Birthplace – 50% Off a Visit

Winterset

$14 $7

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

93% Off Boot Camp Package at Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

$443 $29

Program blends kickboxing, strength training, and meal planning

52% Off Wine Tasting at Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

$33 $16

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach's wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

50% Off from SKAL - Wine & Beer Tastings

Factory Stores of America Outlet

$50 $25

Enjoy live music while sampling beers and wines

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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

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.

1518 Washington St
Pella,
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

Built in 1909 as a Mission-style mansion now listed in the National Historic Register, the August Bergman Inn houses five private guest rooms, each with its own unique, antique charm. A wood-burning fireplace and mosaic-tile floor decorate the Bergman suite, whose king-size mahogany sleigh bed often flies out the window, pulled by reindeer auditioning for Santa's new reality show. In the Ryan suite, guests can share a double whirlpool bathtub set in imported Italian tile behind glass french doors, or brighten their quarters without relinquishing privacy by cracking blinds that draw from the bottom up. A vintage cast-iron soaking tub, updated with a modern showerhead, anchors the Captain suite, whose brass-trimmed iron furnishings glint amid the flicker of a gas fireplace. All three rooms feature modern amenities such as cable TV and digital gravity.

629 1st Ave E
Newton,
IA
US

Heralded by the Iowa Golf Association as the best nine-hole course in the state, the course at Cardinal Hills Golf & Swim guides players over more than 60 feet of elevation changes in hot pursuit of small, quick greens. The course first opened in 1916 and bears reminders of its almost century-old history with ancient trees that frame many of the holes and elderly squirrels that still refer to theirs as the "Greatest Generation." A large creek meanders along the western edge of the grounds, flowing through the fairway of the third hole and forcing players to carry their tee shot over it on the par 3 second hole.

Course at a Glance:

  • 9-hole, par 35 course
  • Total length of 3,167 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 35.2 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees

601 W 12th St
Newton,
IA
US