Things To Do In Pontiac

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 53% Off Kayak Rentals and Lesson from Kayak Morris

William G. Stratton State Park

$80 $39

On-land lesson covers safety and essential strokes before students pilot craft on 1 of 3 nearby beginner waterways for the rest of the day

Up to 59% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Bourbonnais

$45 $22

Instructors impart fundamental riding skills to students five and up

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 80% Off Class Package at TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$81.85 $19

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four

Minooka

$80 $40

Students learn horsemanship skills during classes available at both a heated indoor arena and a lighted outdoor arena

Up to 42% Off Skydiving

Paxton

$220 $129

Qualified instructor guides skydivers through every step of process and stays strapped to their backs during jump and freefall

51% Off Metabolic VO2 Testing

Shorewood

$85 $42

VO2 measures heart-rate patterns which can be used to design cardio workouts that burn the most fat

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Up to 66% Off Taekwondo Classes

Peoria

$140 $49

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

$9 for Beatles Tribute Concert

Mojoes

$17.30 $9

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Managed by the Fab Four’s original promoter, this acclaimed tribute band covers The Beatles’ career trajectory in a detailed performance

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Autobahn Country Club

$239 $99

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

Half Off Racing Experiences

Chicagoland Speedway

$129 $64

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

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Joliet

$150 $39

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

Up to 51% Off at Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

$12 $6

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

54% Off Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

Up to 78% Off Personal Training for One or Two

Joliet

$296 $65

Personal trainer works with small groups of people at a time, adding motivation and encouragement to rigorous, personally tailored workouts

Up to 66% Off Paintball at CPX Sports

Joliet

$95 $33.99

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Combatants wage a paintball war; passes include free admission on a return visit within two weeks

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp Classes at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Yorkville

$74.99 $20

Work out as a team during functional and intense boot camp classes

85% Off Putting Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf

Golf 4 Groups

$270 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience and a SAM PuttLab system to help clients improve putting skills

Up to 71% Off at Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

$36 $15

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Visitors conquer arcade games, storm the laser-tag arena, and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

47% Off Skateboarding

New Lenox

$15 $8

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

45% off Services

New Lenox

$210 $116

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

Up to 71% Off Classes at CrossFit New Lenox

New Lenox

$120 $39

High-intensity workouts take place six days a week and incorporate moves such as squats, dead lifts, and pull-ups

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

New Lenox

$40 $10

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

55% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes

New Lenox

$85 $38

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

Up to 80% Off Classes at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

Up to 79% Off Gym Membership

Plainfield

$185 $39

Personal trainers lead new members through workouts to prepare them for solo sessions inside a fully equipped gym

45% Off Five 30-minute Golf Lessons

Crystal Lawns

$275 $151

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 Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

Martial arts classes burn calories and teach self-defense skills while boosting confidence and self-esteem

Up to 51% Off Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town

Oswego

$45 $22

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

Up to 71% Off Martial Arts Classes

Oswego

$119 $39

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

50% Off Winery Tour and Tasting

Oswego

$28 $14

Extensive tour of the winemaking facilities ends with a tasting of five wines, such as white cin, chambourcin, or chardonel.

Up to 86% Off at Fit by Tif

Oswego

$180 $25

Instructors lead fitness classes, including boot camps and pregnancy fitness classes, for patrons of all abilities

Up to 57% Off All-Day Paintball Outing

Lockport

$110 $55

Players load up on equipment and grab 500 paintballs before taking to one of four fields for an all-day game of paintball

Up to 63% Off CrossFit

Frankfort

$48 $20

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

KidsWork Children's Museum – Up to 47% Off Visit

Frankfort

$24 $14

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Programs such as music classes and story time as well as exhibits including a floor piano and instruments made from recycled materials

58% Off Five Group Horse-Riding Lessons

Mokena

$165 $69

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English and Western riding lessons held in a lighted outdoor or heated indoor arena with supportive, encouraging instructors

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Mokena

$100 $15

Yoga, spinning, Butts & Guts, conditioning, and indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes offered six days per week

73% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Mokena

$130 $35

5,000 sq. ft. space hosts boot-camp workouts that burn calories with high-intensity exercises led by certified instructors

61% Off 10 Yoga and Pilates Classes

Mokena

$100 $39

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

71% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

Mokena

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

Half Off Private Pilot Course

Romeoville

$299 $149

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

Up to 48% Off at USA Skate Center

Romeoville

$23 $12

Family-friendly rink rents out skates and rollerblades to groups of up to 10

Up to 57% Off Flight Simulator

Lewis University Airport

$45 $22

Redbird TD2 simulator recreates realistic flying conditions, and an FAA-certified instructor imparts aviation wisdom

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

Woodbine Golf Course - Up to 59% Off

Homer Glen

$122 $55

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Course designed by PGA pro Gordon Cunningham challenges golfers with bentgrass fairways, greens, and tees

Up to 60% Off Indoor-Play Sessions

Aurora

$20 $8

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

Up to 86% Off at Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

55% Off Services

Aurora

$270 $121

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

81% Off Yoga Classes

Aurora

$150 $28.75

Students follow 26 postures of the Bikram yoga sequence inside a studio that's heated to encourage deeper streching and detoxification

44% Off Martial Arts

Aurora

$90 $50

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

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 51% Off Roller-Skating Outing in Aurora

Aurora

$24 $12

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Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

Up to 71% Off Classes at My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

Up to 51% Off Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

75% Off at Brown's DragonFire Martial Arts

Downtown Aurora

$120 $30

Isshin-ryu karate classes focus on physical and mental strength

Up to 66% Off at Rabito Golf Academy at Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

$175 $59

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

Up to 71% Off Round of Golf and Pitching Wedge

Bolingbrook Golf Club

$305 $89

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Designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest, course challenges players with seven lakes and a true island green; includes pitching wedge

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

Up to 58% Off Ice Skating

Bolingbrook

$36 $15

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Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

68% Off Yoga Classes

Bolingbrook

$120 $39

Passionate instructor guides students of all experience levels through basic yoga, Vinyasa Flow & meditation classes

Up to 64% Off at Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Bolingbrook Sports Dome

$130 $65

During private or group lessons golfers learn the basics of the game and polish existing skills with the guidance of a PGA professional

Up to 53% Off Big East Women's B-Ball Championship

Allstate Arena

$19.26 $9

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The last two teams standing compete for a Big East conference title and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament

Up to 69% Off Classes at Simply Yoga

Lemont

$120 $39

Vinyasa-style yoga classes for all levels in a studio heated to 80–85 degrees for a detoxifying effect

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Classes

Richton Park

$129 $59

Instructors teach taekwondo, hapkido, and jiu-jitsu during classes geared toward specific age groups, from three-year-olds to adults

Half Off Private Guitar Lessons from Eric Mantel 

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

Shop, Sip & Tip Business Expo – Up to 55% Off

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center

$20 $9

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Ladies night bustles with business vendors, shopping, cash bars, raffles, live music, and DJ sets

Up to 56% Off at VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

$30 $15

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

Up to 60% Off at Tinley Park Roller Rink 

Tinley Park

$21 $10

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

83% Off Golf VIP Pass at Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 67% Off 30-Minute Guitar Lessons

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

Up to 56% Off Kids' Dress-Up Party

Orland Hills

$300 $149

At party place with loads of costumes, kids age 4-10 play dress-up as they celebrate

Up to 53% Off Intro Sessions at HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

$100 $49

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

Select Local Merchants

Chris and Pam Schmick had spent six months cleaning out the scrap metal from their abandoned silos and just finished drilling thousands of holes in its walls. With little time to spare, they prepared for their climbing gym's grand opening on September 2, 1995—a date on which they had already agreed to hold a regional JCCA competition. The effort they've expended in the nearly 20 intervening years shows: today, climbers scramble on top ropes, lead ropes, and more than 20,000 square feet of lava-free climbing surface.

Instructors prepare visitors to surmount the gym's features in a range of classes, such as Rock Gym 101, which is an introduction to top-rope climbing that covers climbing safety, basic technique, and equipment. Once climbers are equipped with gear from the pro-shop, staff shows them around a multi-level bouldering cave, a main climbing area with 30-foot walls shaped by arêtes, cracks, and waves, and the building's five original silos. Elsewhere inside the gym, six auto-belays safely cradle visitors who wish to climb without taking a class.

1304 W Washington St
Bloomington,
IL
US

Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.

1804 South Hershey Road
Bloomington,
IL
US

Dirt Runner races don't just challenge athletes—they push them to their limits. Set on rough terrain with a more than 1,200-foot change in elevation, the roughly 5K course is rife with agility and strength-testing obstacles. Those range from complex military-style structures to towering fences that require scaling. After completing the course, participants unwind at post-race festivities with food and music.

2725 E 2625th Rd.
Marseilles,
Illinois
US

A public course complete with tree-lined fairways and pristine greens, Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course challenges paired players with a set of 18 holes as well-rounded as the dimpled spheres that speckle its ridges. Captain your cart over an expansive range of well-manicured landscapes dotted with majestic woodlands and enough sand and water hazards to evoke a horror-movie set at an island resort. This par 72 course strikes an exceptionally balanced level of difficulty, appealing to seasoned swingers as well as active younger players with freshly acquired driver's licenses.

12927 Il Highway 26
Princeton,
IL
US

Chicago Premier Boat Rental & Leasing's team helps their customers experience the joys of water sports without having to purchase their own vessel. With hourly rentals and leasing options, the team of boating enthusiasts hands groups the controls of 21-foot Regal 2100 LSRs, which boast 250-horsepower gas engines, open bows, and satellite radios tuned to the area's best carp DJs.

As the vessels speed along the Des Plaines River, water-sport equipment such as skis and tubes lets trailing passengers skim across the water's surface. Captains can navigate past the McKinley Woods County Forest Preserve or venture toward Lake Michigan. Additionally, Chicago Premier Boat Rental & Leasing's fleet of Cessna planes can help a new pilot sail through the sky with the ease of the fish who invented the jetpack.

24045 West Front Street
Channahon,
IL
US

Perky’s Pizza rustles up a variety of traditional and imaginative pizzas for famished families. With the family combo meal, banqueting broods choose one large signature pizza from Perky's Pizza's doughy roster, relieving a meat-masticating hankering with the double-cheeseburger deluxe, loaded with crispy bacon, hearty beef, and zesty barbecue sauce, or floating away on the Maui Wowie, which features chicken and sweet pineapple basking in a beach of red sauce. Choosy chowhounds point their noses toward the also-included one-topping pizza, selecting a meat, vegetable, or fat-free mineral to add sustenance. Six breadsticks take a dip in garlic or cinnamon before joining the culinary crew, and a troop of 12 chicken wings marches into position while chanting fight songs before being defeated by mercenary molars. Like bookends, a family-sized garden salad and dessert support the meal on either end.

70 Ken Hayes Dr
Bourbonnais,
IL
US