Activities in Pella

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

$70 $35

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on course open since 1920

Two, Four, or Six Tickets to a Weekend Race at Eddyville Raceway Park (50% Off)

Eddyville Raceway Park

Harrison

$24 $12

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

Haunted History Tour for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at The Hunter Mansion (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Mansion

Newton

$45 $25

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

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Corn Maze at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Pumpkinville Corn Maze

Mitchellville

$12 $7

Stretching up to 20 acres, the fourth-generation corn and soybean farm's maze often keeps adventurers exploring for an hour or longer

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

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

Pumpkin-Patch Activities for Two with Optional Jason Brown Concert on September 27 at The Pumpkin Ranch (47% Off)

The Pumpkin Ranch

The Pumpkin Ranch

$17 $9

Jason Brown sings country; ranch activities include a nine-acre corn maze, jump pillow, zip lines, 30-foot slides, horses, and photography

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

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

$26 $13

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

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Indianola

$34 $20

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

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

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

$32 $19

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

Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Game On, LLC

Centerville

$10 $5

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

Mini Golf, Go Karts, Trampolines and More for Four or Eight at Zip Zone (Up to 51% Off)

Zip Zone

Linden Heights

$56 $28

Groups of up to four or eight enjoy access to mini golf, trampolines, go karts, and many other family friendly activities

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

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

$22 $14

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

East Village

$50 $25

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

$99 $39

Fast-paced, high-intensity cardio in a class that incorporates boot-camp and circuit-style training for stability, endurance & strength

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

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

$60 $12

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

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

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

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

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

The Ice Ridge

Southridge Mall

$17 $9

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

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

$24 $16

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

$29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

$248 $29

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

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

Koach All Stars Cheer Teams And Tumbling

Ankeny

$50 $30

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

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

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

$19 for Admission for Four to Howell's Pumpkin Patch ($32 Value)

Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Cumming

$32 $19

After a tractor ride, families can pick their favorite jack-o-lanter-to-be at a pumpkin patch with a corn maze, barnyard, and go-carts

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

Glowgolf

Des Moines

$18 $10

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

Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 87% Off)

J. Johnson Photo

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

$18 for One Hour of Open-Jump Time for Two with Reusable SkySocks at Sky Zone Des Moines ($30 Value)

Sky Zone Des Moines

Grimes

$30 $18

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Open-jump time in a room of wall-to-wall trampolines

Bloody Mary Haunt Crawl with Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa (Up to 53% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$75 $35

Visitors tour a funeral home turned B&B in search of spooky sights and food, drinks, and gifts; psychic readings; karaoke; wagon rides

$199 for a Four-Week Semi-Private Training Package with Two Sessions Per Week at Elite Edge Gym ($399 Value)

Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

$399 $199

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

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

John Wayne Birthplace

Winterset

$14 $7

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

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

$93.50 $47

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

Overnight Family Camp or Mom/Youth Camp at Camp Hantesa (Up to 61% Off). Ten Options Available.

Camp Hantesa

Worth

$64 $30

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone, IA, for an overnight stay with family chock full of activities

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

$56 $30

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga, CrossFit, and Cycling Classes for One or Two at Pro-Fit Gym (63% Off)

Pro-Fit Gym

Coralville

$160 $59

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

Household Membership or History Lover Membership at the Wisconsin Historical Society and Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Wisconsin Historical Society

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Membership includes discounted or free admission to the Society's historic sites, from Black Point Estate to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle

5 or 10 BeMoved Dance-Fitness Classes from Rachel Klapper Movement Arts (Up to 65% Off)

Rachel Klapper Movement Arts

Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness

$75 $29

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

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Kosama ($199 Value)

Kosama

Kosama - Coralville

$199 $49

Burn fat and build lean muscle using muscle-confusion based sessions that include kickboxing, kettlebells, cardio, and suspension training

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

$55 $27

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

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

Sweat, A Body Transformation

Sweat, A Body Transformation

$75 $35

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

$60 for $120 Groupon — Iowa City Fitness

Iowa City Fitness

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

Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Workouts for One or Two at Title Boxing Club (Up to 91% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Sycamore Mall

$189 $19

Members burn calories and tone bodies while learning the proper techniques

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

319 Fitness

Longfellow

$140 $69

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

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

Iowa City Fencing Center

Iowa City

$50 $19

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

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

2bfit

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

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

INTENSITY Fitness Club

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

$48 for Private or Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Taylor

$360 $48

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

Six-Week Self-Defense Camp for One or Two People at Revolution Martial Arts (Up to 58% Off)

Revolution Martial Arts

Cedar Rapids

$199 $89

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

CrossFit Foundation and Regular Classes at CrossFit The Challenge (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

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

$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at Title Boxing Club ($40 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Cedar Rapids

$40 $19

Members burn calories and tone bodies while landing a flurry of jabs, right hooks, and roundhouse kicks during each one-hour class

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 62% Off)

Paintball International

KW Paintball

$48 $19

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

5 or 10 Private or Group Basketball Lessons at Astronaut Basketball Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Astronaut Basketball Academy

Gates Park

$350 $99

Young players of all skill levels learn basketball fundamentals or finesse their technique during private or group classes

18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Wapsipinicon Country Club (50% Off)

Wapsipinicon Country Club

Fairview

$40 $20

Groups play nine-hole course twice, a scenic design situated on densely wooded land along the Wapsipinicon River

Camping and Unlimited Golf for Two People for Two or Three Days at Hillcrest Event Center (50% Off)

Hillcrest Golf & Camping Resort

Orion

$275 $137

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

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

$150 $75

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

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The Waverley Palace Theatre (50% Off)

The Waverly Palace Theatre

Waverly

$27 $13.50

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Eagle Grove Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Eagle Grove Golf Course

Eagle Grove

$52 $29

Long straightaways dominate a nine-hole, par 35 layout that winds across 2,959 yards of rolling fairways

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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.

819 Broadway 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

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

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