Activities in Platteville

Wine Tasting for Two with a Bottle of Wine and Optional Vineyard Tour at Weggy Winery in Muscoda (Up to 50% Off)

Weggy Winery

Richland Center

Award-winning winery produces over 35 wines and offers one-hour narrated vineyard tours, wine tastings, and hillside views from the patio

$25 $12.50

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Beginner Ski or Snowboard Package for One or Two at Sundown Mountain (Up to 50% Off)

Sundown Mountain

Dubuque

Learn to shred the slopes with a ski or snowboard rental, a beginner lift ticket, and a group lesson with a professional instructor

$60 $30

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Day or Night Lift Ticket with Gear Rental or a Season Pass at Chestnut Mountain Resort (Up to 50% Off)

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Galena

Ski or snowboard across 220 acres of snow on 19 trails, including novice and Black Diamond routes

$85 $49

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One Private Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

$24 $12

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Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (50% Off)

Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

Visitors learn all about the operations of the microdistillery, after which they sample products and leave with a sampler glass

$20 $10

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One or Two One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lessons at La Fleur Stables (Up to 50% Off)

La Fleur Stables

Middleton

Group lessons in English-style riding atop American saddlebred horses

$50 $25

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1 or 3 Riding-Lesson Packages, Each with a Helmet, Horse Treats & a Gift at Black Forest Stables(Up to 56% Off)

Black Forest Stables

Barneveld

The team prepares you well for your ride with protective gear and treat that help you bond with your steed

$82 $39

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10 or 20 Group Classes at Energy Center Fitness Club (Up to 61% Off)

Energy Center Fitness Club

Mount Horeb

Boot camp, Zumba, yoga, and cycling quicken pulses in group fitness classes

$75 $35

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10 CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at PFD Crossfit (Up to 83% Off)

Premier Fitness Development

Verona

Certified coaches teach small groups of students a CrossFit regimen that emphasizes well-roundedness in categories such as speed and balance

$119 $33

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One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Centennial Acres (Up to 52% Off)

Centennial Acres

Forreston

Instructors train students in Western and English riding styles at 19th-century farm

$30 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes or Five BarreAmped Classes at Dragonfly Hot Yoga | Barre (Up to 81% Off)

Dragonfly Hot Yoga | Barre

Multiple Locations

Ancient poses and exercises in heated room help limber muscles and oust toxins; BarreAmped classes incorporate Pilates and ballet exercises

$100 $44

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$38 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Perennial Yoga & Meditation ($85 Value)

Perennial Yoga & Meditation

Fitchburg

Adult classes include beginner yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, power flow, restorative yoga, and meditation

$85 $38

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with chocolate pairings or a cheese tray at Northleaf Winery (Up to54% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or cheese in the tasting room

$31.80 $15

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Six CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Pioneer (Up to 51% Off)

CrossFit Pioneer

CrossFit Pioneer

Coaches scale all functional, calorie-roasting cross-training routines to individual fitness abilities and goals

$50 $25

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Housemade Mustard or Guided Tour Including Personalized Mustard Case at National Mustard Museum (Up to 51% Off)

National Mustard Museum

Middleton

Browse the Great Wall of Mustard’s 5,600 jars, sample 500 flavors, and take home a case of mustard jars with your photo on them

$72 $35

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10 or 15 Workout Classes at Iron Grip Gym (50% Off)

Iron Grip Gym

Business Park

Instructors lead small groups through engaging workouts that incorporate suspension training, kettlebells, and training ropes

$100 $50

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One or Three Private 45-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Bellaire Farms (Up to 46% Off)

Bellaire Farms

Milton

Skilled instructors lead 45-minute lessons tailored to all experience levels in an outdoor or indoor arena with gentle, experienced horses

$30 $19

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1or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' or Adults' Martial Arts Classes at Kicks Unlimited Middleton (Up to 65% Off)

Kicks Unlimited Middleton

Middleton

Martial arts classes help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, and self-defense in a fun and creative way

$189 $75

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$90 for Two-Month Membership with Daily Nutrition Coaching at Monkey Bar Gymnasium ($365 Value)

Monkey Bar Gymnasium

Madison

Membership includes fitness test to measure performance before & after program; nutrition coaching helps to provide accountability & results

$365 $90

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60- or 90-Minute Segway Tour on a Weekday or Weekend from All American Segway (50% Off)

All American Segway Tours

Madison

On guided tours, Segways travel along wooded trails to Lake Manona or around the historic buildings of downtown Madison

$50 $25

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Ghost Walk for Two or Private Ghost Walk for Up to 32 People from Madison Ghost Walks (Up to 52% Off)

Madison Ghost Walks

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Expert guides lead meticulously researched, 120-minute tours around Capitol Square’s spookiest sites

$30 $19

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Five or Ten Drop-In Fitness Classes or Eight-Week Fitness Classes at R U FIT (Up to 65% Off)

R U FIT

Madison

Seasoned personal trainers customize encouraging, yet challenging workouts and meal plans to help fitness seekers achieve their health goals

$75 $31

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One or Five Days of Indoor Climbing or Group Climbing for 5 or 10 at Boulders Climbing Gym (Up to 58% Off)

Boulders Climbing Gym

Hawthorne

Wall-crawlers scramble over 8,000 sq. ft. of indoor climbing surfaces, enjoying low-altitude bouldering problems or on-rope climbing

$20 $9

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$169 for Three Months of Unlimited Shaolin Kempo Karate Lessons at Villari's Martial Arts Center ($342 Value)

Villari's Martial Arts Center

State Street

Instructors teach shaolin kempo karate, an accessible form of self-defense for kids and adults that uses hands, feet, grappling, and felling

$342 $169

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21 Days or 6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 85% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

FBBC Madison

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

$185 $39

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One Month of CrossFit Classes with Optional On-Ramp Class at CrossFit Connex (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Connex

Madison

Four-day On-Ramp program teaches you the basics of CrossFit, which combines a variety of intense strength- and endurance-based activities

$155 $39

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Four or Eight Ballroom Dance Classes for a Single or Couple at Dancesport of Madison (Up to 65% Off)

Dancesport of Madison

Madison

Students of all experience levels learn ballroom steps & spins in classes of 12–15 dancers

$110 $41

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Touch of Pilates (Up to 60% Off)

Touch Of Pilates

Fitchburg

Gain long, lean muscles in these classic Pilates Reformer group classes

$125 $59

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“White Jasmine Everyday Cooking” Taping with a Cookbook for 1 or 2 from White Jasmine (Up to 51% Off)

White Jasmine

Allen Kitchen and Bath

Attend a taping of the White Jasmine Everyday Cooking program before it airs on Madison TVW on Sunday morning

$55 $27

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One-Month Single or Joint Membership with Training at Snap Fitness-Madison (Up to 68% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

24/7 access to gym equipment with fitness classes and two personal-training sessions

$155 $49

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One Month of Group Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Soyokaze Dojo (Up to 78% Off)

Soyokaze Dojo

Madison

Instructors empower students by teaching them effective self-defense techniques derived from the ancient martial arts traditions of Japan

$115 $30

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10 or 20 60-Minute Yoga Classes at JOY in YOGA (Up to 56% Off)

JOY in YOGA

Monona

Studio’s instructors focus on happiness and well-being during yoga practice, which includes classes such as Mind & Body and Gentle Flow

$110 $49

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10 or 20 Cardio-Fitness Classes at Dance Life Studio and Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Dance Life Studio and Fitness

Madison

Dance-themed fitness classes, including Zumba, Bollywood, burlesque, and belly-dance; yoga and kickboxing available, too

$100 $24

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Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple at Fred Astaire Madison (Up to 59% Off)

Fred Astaire Madison

Madison

Experienced instructors lead dancers and optional partners through private, personalized lessons and practice parties

$134 $55

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Phitness Plus (Up to 63% Off)

Phitness Plus

Madison

Expert trainers lead students through boot-camp classes that are appropriate for all fitness levels

$100 $44.99

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Horseback-Riding Lesson for One or Two at Madison Horse Connection (Up to 54% Off)

Madison Horse Connection

Madison Horse Connection

Budding equestrians young and old learn basic horsemanship and a variety of steed-steering disciplines during indoor or outdoor lessons

$40 $19

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Roller Skating for 2 or Roller Skating for 4 with Popcorn and Soda at Fast Forward Skate Center (Up to 54% Off)

Fast Forward Skate Center

Madison

Skate to musical hits both new and old in an indoor roller skating rink with a game room and full service snack bar

$20 $10

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One Introductory Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or Five Classes at Inner Fire Yoga (Up to 50% Off)

Inner Fire Yoga

Multiple Locations

Practice heated yoga in a community led by expert instructors; gain strength and flexibility while losing toxins with a cardio yoga workout

$30 $19

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4 or 8 Weeks of Boot Camp with Fitness and Body-Composition Analysis at Madison Fitness Solutions (Up to 80% Off)

Madison Fitness Solutions

Shorewood Hills

Matt McKenzie brings the same bodyweight-resistance exercises he uses to train athletes and tone muscles to his boot-camp classes

$199 $39

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One or Two Months of Karate with Uniform and T-Shirt at Karate America DeForest (Up to 67% Off)

Karate America DeForest

De Forest

Classes teach karate skills to students ages 3 and up

$119 $39

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$30 for a 4-Course Wine Tasting and Food Pairing for Two at Von Klaus Winery Tasting Haus ($64 Value)

Von Klaus Winery (Tasting Haus)

Baraboo

All-natural sulfite-free fruit wines paired with Wisconsin cheese, chocolate-wine truffles, breads and oils, and jumbo shrimp

$64 $30

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$25 for $45 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Jessica Cole Training Stables

Jessica Cole Training Stables

Fairfield

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

$45 $25

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Coachman's Golf Resort (Up to 45% Off)

Coachman's Golf Resort

Edgerton

Oaks and willows surround 27-hole course with lengthy history that stretches back 50+ years

$92 $53

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$22 for $40 Worth of Horseback Riding — RC Equestrian

Rc Equestrian

Rutland

One-hour riding lesson in the Western dressage style for kids and adults

$40 $22

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$19 for $35 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Sunset Ridge Performance Horses

Sunset Ridge Performance Horses

Columbus

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

$35 $19

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Range Time for One or Two or Concealed-Carry Class for One at Deerfield Pistol & Archery Center (Up to 51% Off)

Deerfield Pistol & Archery Center

Deerfield

Range time includes a firearm, eye and ear protection, and an orientation for beginners

$46 $24

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Holiday Tour of Lincoln-Tallman House for 2, 4, or 6 at Rock County Historical Society (50% Off)

Rock County Historical Society

Janesville

Take a guided tour of a Italianate mansion where Abraham Lincoln once stayed; elaborate holiday decor brings cheer to the home

$16 $8

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10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Eclipse Martial Arts LLC (52% Off)

Eclipse Martial Arts Llc

Janesville

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

$50 $24

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Fearless MMA (Up to 77% Off)

Fearless MMA

Janesville

Martial-arts students build physical and mental strength, discipline, and self-defense skills in classes such as MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

$100 $39

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5 or 10 Small Group Training Sessions for Four at SOL Fitness and Personal Training (Up to 55% Off)

SOL Fitness and Personal Training

Janesville

Total body workouts include kickboxing, boot camp and tabata sessions; exercise with BOSU, battle ropes or kettle bells

$500 $250

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6 or 12 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 608 (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit 608

Janesville

CrossFit classes feature a new workout each day, blending aspects of running, weightlifting, and gymnastics

$120 $39

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Camping and Unlimited Golf for Four at Hillcrest Event Center (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Hillcrest Event Center

Orion

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

$788 $197

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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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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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Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 54% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

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

$279 $129

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One Tandem Skydiving Jump from Skydiving Great Lakes (50% Off)

Skydiving Great Lakes

Beloit

Strapped to an experienced instructor, guests experience a 30- to 60-second freefall followed by a leisurely 6- to 9-minute parachute ride

$299 $149

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$35 for Four Adults or Parents/Tots Group Swim Lessons at Catch the Wave Swim Club ($106.50 Value)

Catch the Wave Swim Club

South Beloit

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

$106.50 $35

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Plus Cart at Portage Country Club (Up to 56% Off). Weekday and Weekend Options.

Portage Country Club

Portage

Nestled along the waters of Swan Lake, 18-hole course presents an open layout

$108 $49

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Horseback-Riding Lessons at Badger Ridge Farm - Liberty Khazae (Up to 56% Off)

Badger Ridge Farm - Liberty Khazae

Poynette

Students gain horseback-riding and horsemanship skills during one-hour lessons

$45 $25

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Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Sinnissippi Park

11,000 sq. ft. exhibition space features tropical ferns and palm trees in a serene setting with sculptures, water features, and benches

$16 $8

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Snow Tubing and Ski Pass for Two or Four, or Season Pass at Gateway Parks at Alpine Hills (Up to 50% Off)

Alpine Hills Park

Rockford

Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy an all-day snow tubing and ski pass or a season pass

$30 $16

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One- or Two-Hour Wakeboarding Pass with Basic Rentals for Two at West Rock Wake Park (50% Off)

West Rock Wake Park

Rockford

Cable-controlled wakeboard experience allows guests to soar across the water sans boat

$40 $20

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$30 for $60 Worth of Services at Pape Conservatory of Music

Pape Conservatory of Music

Northeast

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

$60 $30

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$12 for Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids and One $5 Gift Voucher to Klehm Arboretum ($23 Value)

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Get access to the 155-acre living museum’s floral exhibits, forested paths, and children’s gardens, plus a gift-shop voucher

$23 $12

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Three or Six Weeks of Total Body Spring Kickoff Bootcamp at Maximum Performance Training (Up to 75% Off)

Maximum Performance Training

Multiple Locations

Three different boot-camp training sessions each week kickstart fitness with 21-day fat-loss meal plan and initial body fat analysis

$230 $59

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Six or Eight Arcade-Center Admissions to NickelWorld (Up to 50% Off)

NickelWorld

Northwest

Customers can choose from more than 100 video games and redemption games, all of which are either free or cost just a nickel per play

$13.50 $7

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Complimentary Glasses and Cheese Plate at Hailey's Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Hailey's Winery

Byron

Sample a variety of handcrafted red and white wines

$35 $18

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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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One or Three Months of Kid's Martial Arts or Little Kickers Classes at No Joke Martial Arts (Up to 79% Off)

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Loves Park

Martial arts classes enstill confidence, humility, self discipline, and patience in kids

$239 $55

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Four Adult or Children's Dance Classes, or One-Hour Wedding Choreography Session at Envy Dance Factory (50% Off)

Envy Dance Factory

Loves Park

Hip hop, ballet, and jazz are a few of the dance styles offered to kids and adults; instructor helps couples perfect moves for their wedding

$20 $10

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$26 for Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Six People at B & B Park Bowl ($58 Value)

B & B Park Bowl

Loves Park

Groups of up to six take to one of B & B's eight lanes, at a family-friendly bowling alley open since the 1950s

$58 $26

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Murder Mystery for Two or Four, or Dinner and Overnight Stay at Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa (Up to 49% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Multiple Locations

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

$170 $89

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at U.S. Cellular Center on April 1, 2015, at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

US Cellular Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$55.10 $33

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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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$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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CrossFit Foundation and Regular Classes at CrossFit The Challenge (Up to 57% 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 $54

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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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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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$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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The only sounds louder than balls smacking into pins at Midway Lanes are the groups of people cheering each other on. The bowling alley incites some friendly competition accented with high-energy tunes and a spinning disco ball. Beer pours freely from the bar, and chefs whip up daily specials that range from stuffed jalapeno burgers to pulled pork sandwiches. And on Sundays, the alley hosts Bingo and opens a bloody mary bar that provides guests with all the ingredients necessary to concoct their own mixed drink in a chilled glass.

1850 Midway Rd
Mineral Point,
WI
US

Decorative smokestacks stretch toward the sky as Victorian red and gold decor surrounds passengers nibbling brunch in a dining salon. This scene unfolds aboard the Spirit of Dubuque, an authentic-looking paddleboat that pays homage to the century-old steamboats of the Mississippi River. Dubuque River Rides' signature vessel, it has played host to thousands of cruises filled with entertainment, meals, and improvised renditions of "Old Man River" since being christened by Iowa governor Robert Ray in 1977. Elsewhere on the river, a more modern boat cuts across the water, casting a sleek outline against the sky. The 80-foot yacht, affectionately called Miss Dubuque, sets an intimate stage for events that range from weddings to Huckleberry Finn's notorious dinner parties.

Both boats call the northern expanse of the Mississippi River their home, sharing the area with wildlife such as turtles and bald eagles. The sightseeing vessels also pass by river barges and historic structures such as the Chicago Central Pacific Railroad Bridge, which was built after the president invented Lincoln Logs in 1868. After boats return to the docks, their passengers can head over to the floating barge that houses the Ice Harbor Restaurant.

400 E 3rd St.
Dubuque,
IA
US

Retrace and retread tractor history at this Dyersville museum, located 90 minutes from downtown Cedar Rapids. With thousands of toys and exhibits scattered throughout its two-floored exhibition space, the National Farm Toy Museum pays tribute to historic and contemporary crop contraptions. Fun-loving farm enthusiasts may peruse the museum's frenzy of farm implements, including trucks, pedal tractors, and life-size John Deer soil-sifters. Original artwork, dioramas, and two Doug Schlesier sculptures artfully express anecdotes of American agriculture, while miniature farm replicas and Ertl Company toys convey while miniature-sized farm replicas and Ertl Company toys convey to visitors the life-sized growth of American farming. The National Farm Toy Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

1110 16th Avenue Ct SE
Dyersville,
IA
US

True Lacrosse is a Nation-wide company committed to the expansion and progression of lacrosse. Our combined knowledge , experience, and passion allow us to offer the best service, products, and guidance necessary to further develop the fastest game on two feet.

11893 John F Kennedy Road
Dubuque,
IA
US

The Mississippi River meanders its way through the midwestern United States, fed by dozens of tributaries on its 2,500-mile sojourn from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium pays tribute to this mighty waterway with an array of immersive exhibits.

Six large aquariums house river creatures from all over the world?giant catfish, turtles, and sturgeons?as well as saltwater inhabitants such as sharks, rays, and the retired cast of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. A touch tank invites little ones to handle snails, freshwater mussels, and crawfish. The Woodward Wetland gives vistiors a boardwalked path through a natural river ecosystem. Equally sensory is the 3D or 4D theater, which screens popular kids' flicks and documentaries. Other interactive exhibits allow visitors to pilot a barge, learn about floods, and walk along a 92-foot map of the river.

Not all the museum's stars have fins, however. The National Rivers Hall of Fame honors the famous Americans who lived or worked along the Mississippi, such as Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain. The Fred W. Woodward Riverboat Museum similarly offers a closer look at the historic schooners that once traversed the waterway.

350 E 3rd St
Dubuque,
IA
US

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Chestnut Mountain seems made for skiing?technically it is. The minds behind this resort transformed 220 rolling acres of snow into 19 trails, which crisscross a combined 475-foot vertical drop. Because the routes range from novice to Black Diamond, skiers of all skill levels can participate.

Another thing that makes the resort accessible to everyone: The Village Ski Center, which equips visitors with all the gear they need to conquer the mountain and all the Three's Company trivia they need to pass by its ice trolls. Here, 50 guides and instructors train students in skiing and snowboarding. During this training they often make use of the resort's Farside Terrain Park, where more than 25 rails let boarders practice tricks.

The resort even encompasses a few things that have nothing to do with snow, including three onsite restaurants and a handful of summer activities, namely mini golf and scenic cruises of the Mississippi River.

8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd.
Galena,
IL
US