Activities in Rantoul

Up to 61% Off Circus

Loomis Bros. Circus

Multiple Locations

$22.09 $12

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Traveling circus delights audiences with clowns and acrobats, as well as trained tigers and elephants

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

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

25% Off Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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Up to 67% Martial Arts Studio Membership

Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA

Shelbyville

$100 $39

Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and the pillars of discipline, respect, and physical strength during one or three months of classes

Up to 72% Off Four at Monster Mini Golf

Monster Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes set amid luminous murals, giant monsters, and animated props; party with golf and games

Up to 62% Off at Wheels of Wonder

Wheels of Wonder

Multiple Locations

$69.99 $34

Families spin around the rink in quad skates and play redemption games in the arcade; birthday parties entertain up to nine kids

Up to 56% Off Community Festival in Lafayette

Dancing and Cruising in the Streets

Lafayette

$20 $10

Downtown street festival hosts three stages with live music, dancing, DJs, a classic-car parade, and a kids' corner

Up to 50% Off Video-Gaming Passes or Party

Ebash Video Game Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Numerous PC and gaming consoles set up in a family-friendly environment that encourages socializing

Up to 50% Off ATV Tours

Wilstem Ranch

Paoli

$118 $59

Explore winding trails through the ranch's wooded hills and rolling pastures on a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle

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

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 67% Off Group Fitness Classes and Personal Training

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

$190 $79

Instructors help students build tighter, healthier physiques through personal training and group fitness classes

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four

Ashley Woods Equestrian Center

Minooka

$80 $40

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

Up to 66% Off Taekwondo Classes

Soo Kim Martial Arts

Peoria

$140 $49

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

Up to 50% Off at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

$30 $17

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Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

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

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Up to 56% Off Jet Ski or Pontoon Boat Rental

Starved Rock Adventures

Ottawa

$180 $79

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24 ft., pet-friendly pontoons with training, safety equipment, gas grill, and private-beach access included; jet skis zip across the water

Up to 65% Off Chicago Spartan Sprint or Spartan Super

Spartan Races

Marseilles

$110 $39

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to muddy landscapes

Up to 30% Off a Training Day Mud Run at Dirt Runner

Dirt Runner

Marseilles

$25 $18

Runners train for larger events by scrabbling through 4 miles of mud pools, tunnels, and ravines, working to beat their time or friends

Up to 64% Off Horsemanship and Riding Lessons

Hannaberry Farm

Crete

$125 $49

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

Up to 56% Off Playtime at FunFlatables

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

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

Xtreme Xperience

Putnam Park Raceway

$239 $99

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

Up to 63% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Rua

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

KidsWork Children's Museum

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

53% Off Yoga Classes at Essence of Life

Essence of Life

Shorewood

$75 $35

Regular and hot yoga classes encourage students of all abilities to develop strength, flexibility, and overall well-being

Up to 60% Off 10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

$120 $48

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

47% Off Skateboarding

Drop In Skatepark

New Lenox

$15 $8

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75% Off Personal Fitness Program

Pulse Training Systems

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

University Of Ground Fighting

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

42% Off a Two-Day Celebrity Youth Sports Camp

Dwyane Wade & Brandon Marshall Sports Academy

Lincoln-Way Central High School

$300 $175

Sports camps include appearances by NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall, and WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne

Up to 49% Off Scott Stapp Rock Concert

Mojoes

Mojoes

$29.50 $15

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Powerhouse vocalist from the late '90s and beyond unleashes his primal voice in a set of new solo hits and Creed classics

Up to 60% Off Super-Speedway Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

$129 $64

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

Up to 74% Off Paintball Packages

CPX Sports

Joliet

$95 $25

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Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new Low Impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

Up to 78% Off Boxing Training Sessions

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

$180 $49

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

Up to 51% Off at Joliet Area Historical Museum

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

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

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

53% Off Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

Up to 51% Off Exotic-Car Driving Adventure

Adventure Supercars

Autobahn Country Club

$99 $49

Customers experience driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, BMW, or McLaren themselves around a track

Chicagoland Speedway—45% Off Races and Concert

2014 July NASCAR Nationwide Series and ARCA Racing with Collective Soul & Switchfoot Concert

Chicagoland Speedway

$55 $30

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Friday concert features Switchfoot and Collective Soul; Saturday racing starts at 1:30 p.m. and finishes with the featured race at 7:30 p.m.

50% Off Waterpark Visit in Joliet

Splash Station Waterpark

Joliet

$13 $6.50

In railroad-themed waterpark, patrons shuttle down five twisting slides, a lazy river, and zero-depth pool

Up to 53% Off at Lakewood Bowl

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

$69.49 $34

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

$204 $49

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

61% Off 10 Yoga and Pilates Classes

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

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

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

$99 $29

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

70% Off Unlimited Yoga Classes

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

$84 $25

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Half Off Private Guitar Lessons from Eric Mantel 

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

Up to 71% Off at Family Fun Zone

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

Up to 54% Perch-Fishing Trip

Captain Hook's Charter Fishing

St. Joseph

$90 $45

Perch jerkers join a 60-foot boat to catch perch averaging 6–10 inches; makes a great Father's Day gift for fishers

Up to 54% Off Laser Tag at Zig-E's Funland

Zig-E's Funland

St. John

$30 $15

On an outdoor laser tag field with shelters and barrels for cover, up to 36 players simultaneously battle for 30 minutes

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes

Midwest Training and Ice Center

Crown Point

$95 $35

Learn rug-cutting moves in classes dedicated to dance styles such as hip-hop, jazz, and ballet

Up to 52% Off Classes at Origins Dance Academy

Origins Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Kids aged 3–18 learn dance fundamentals during jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, acrobatic, and turns & leaps classes

Up to 50% Off a Trail Ride from A Ranch 394

A Ranch 394

Bloom

$40 $22

Drops of sunlight dance across tree-lined trails during one-hour trail rides in groups of up to 12 riders

Up to 57% Off at Skating at Glenwood Roller Rink 

Glenwood Roller Rink

Glenwood

$21 $9.50

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six People

Stardust Bowl II and Stardust Bowl III

Multiple Locations

$61 $27

Groups of up to six people can bowl an unlimited number of games over the course of two hours

Up to 62% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Level 10 Nutrition & Fitness

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Up to 64% Off at Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

Up to 75% Off Golf Lessons

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Up to 52% Off a Country-Concert Parking Lot Pregame Party

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

$26 $13

Before concerts by country stars, pregamers enjoy live music, life-size beer pong, barbecue sandwiches, and draft beer or mixed drinks

Up to 56% Off at VH Personal Training

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 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

Woodbine Golf Course - Up to 59% Off

Woodbine Golf Course

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 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

55% Off Personal Training

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

$600 $270

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86% Off at Push Hard Fitness

Push Hard Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Boot camp classes can be paired with a nutritional workshop or personal training for added health benefits

Up to 32% Off Round of Golf for Two or Four at The Trophy Club

The Trophy Club

Lebanon

$107 $75

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Prairie Creek winds through 247-acre course, which features links-style rolling terrain & fairly open fairways framed by native grasses

Up to 53% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four

Ulen Country Club

Center

$158 $79

Golfers roll through a par 70 course designed by William Diddle with lake, creek, and 80 bunkers

75% Off at World Champion Taekwondo

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

Up to 58% Off Pilates at RebL Fit

RebL Fit

Wheatland

$72 $35

Students challenge themselves with reformer Pilates bootcamp, or build impeccable posture and physique with chair and flexibility classes

75% Off at David's Personal Training

David's Personal Training

Wheatland

$180 $45

Personal trainer develops individualized exercise programs and dietary suggestions for clients to help them achieve their fitness goals

Up to 79% Off Gym Membership

MPG Fitness LLC

Plainfield

$185 $39

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

Up to 60% Off Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

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

83% Off a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

50% Off at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$56 $28

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

Up to 45% Off a Boys' Basketball Camp

Five-Star Basketball

Lewis University

$99 $59

Elite basketball camp with notable alumni like Kevin Durant teaches boys aged 10–18 technical skills and includes athletic conditioning

Half Off Private Pilot Course

Chicagoland Aviation

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

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

Chicago Premier Flight Training

Lewis University Airport

$45 $22

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

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Illinois Skydiving Center trains aspiring daredevils through a trio of tandem, static-line, and accelerated-free-fall classes. AFF classes teach solo skills under the direction of instructors and coaches who jump with you, teaching stability and proper deployment skills. Static-line progression jumps prepare sky mavens for the pressures of a solo career with an ascending series of jumps that impart the art of free fall. During tandem jumps, students are strapped to a certified instructor who pulls the cord and directs the movements of parachute as guests take in breathtaking views of the landscape, local tributaries, and central-state volcanoes before feet land safely on the ground.

1962 County Road 2500 N
Thomasboro,
IL
US

As the prop engine murmurs and the plane reaches its cruising altitude, there's a moment when one of two things happens. Either your stomach drops, even before the rest of your body does, or a calming sensation takes over and a moment of zen occurs. Regardless of how you react to the anticipation of jumping out of the plane, the actual experience of flying is worth the uncertainty. As soon as you emerge from the aircraft, you'll enter an exhilarating free fall before deploying a parachute and gliding safely back to land, finally proving to your middle school sweetheart that you are, in fact, not a bird.

The certified instructors at Illinois Skydiving Center can fly with beginners during tandem jumps or train students to skydive on their own through programs that teach safety, jumping techniques, and parachute deployment. Flights can also be recorded so that students return home with a DVD copy of their flights.

1650 W Ottawa St.
Paxton,
IL
US

The "Amara" in Amara Yoga & Arts is a shortened version of "Amaranth," which alludes to a mythological flower that never dies. Studio co-owners Theresa Brandabur and Kathryn Fitzgerald believe that yoga brings people a step closer to that immortal flower, healing their bodies and restoring peace to their minds.

Their students tend to agree. Natural light filters in through the tall windows of the Urbana studio, illuminating these students as they work through challenging Vinyasa poses and gentler Hatha movements. Amara Yoga & Arts also offers a revolving calendar of yoga classes, including restorative, gentle, Hot and Power Flow, as well as Ashtanga.

300 S Broadway Ave
Urbana,
IL
US

Twin Bridges Golf Club's 250-acre Robert Lohmann–designed course regales sphere slingers with picturesque views of the neighboring White Lick Creek and the emerald foliage of nearby copses. Holes on the front nine showcase large greens and fescue-lined bent-grass fairways, and the back nine rolls over hills with greens closely patrolled by sand traps, waterways, and burrowing Pacmen. This oasis of recreation remains open to the general public and features year-round play.

1001 Cartersburg Rd
Danville,
IN
US

Looking for a fresh turn in their respective careers, Joe and Dawn Taylor planted the first grapes at Sleepy Creek Vineyards in 2002. In 2007 they opened the winery, where they sell their wines and swap stories with visitors. Amid 10 acres of expansive grapevines, a timber-frame barn houses the winery and tasting room. While sipping Sleepy Creek's varietals, guests can browse the gift shop, peruse the upstairs art gallery, and sample local cheeses from Ludwig Farmstead Creamery and Ropp Jersey Cheese. Above the winery, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations allow visitors to relax amid the countryside and eavesdrop on rumors spreading through the grapevines outside.

8254 E 1425 North Rd
Fairmount,
IL
US

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