Things To Do In Roanoke

49% Off Fitness Classes

Hollins

$49 $25

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Up to 90% Off Lesson Package at American Dance Centers

Deyerle

$305 $29

Seasoned instructors lead private and group lessons on latin, ballroom, and swing dance before students mingle and practice at a party

Up to 61% Off Dance Classes at Shining Star Family Center

Hollins

$25 $12

Six full-time instructors teach ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance classes inside a family-friendly studio with hardwood floors

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

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

Opera Roanoke's "Julius Caesar" – Up to 42% Off

Jefferson Center

$44 $26

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Handel's sweeping opera weaves a tale of power, lust, and political betrayal brought to life by the renowned performers of Opera Roanoke

51% Off Healthy-Lifestyle Seminars

Rainbow Forest Baptist Church - Student Center

$99 $49

With combination of food education and supplements, clients learn eating habits that focus on healthy living rather than simple weight loss

Up to 53% Off Black-Light Mini Golf at Glow-A-Rama

Buchanan

$16 $8

18-hole mini-golf course with dinosaur- and medieval-themed holes come to life under fluorescent black lights

Up to 54% Off Golf Lessons

Amsterdam

$45 $22

PGA professional sheds light on proper golf swing form during one-hour lessons at picturesque Roanoke Valley course

Up to 54% Off at Hanging Rock Golf Club

Salem

$69 $32

18-hole course stretches across foothills overlooking the scenic Roanoke Valley, challenging golfers with dramatic elevation changes

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Eastern

$50 $25

Instructors teach horse- handing and riding basics in all-weather facility with 200-foot indoor arena and outdoor ring

Up to 58% Off Classes at Inner Joy Yoga

Inner Joy Yoga

$78 $35

Session options include Svaroopa or Kripalu yoga

50% Off Visit to Historic Smithfield Plantation

Blacksburg

$16 $8

Visitors travel back to the 18th century as they traverse the plantation house, garden, and grounds led by a costumed interpreter

Up to 54% Off Indoor Climbing in Christiansburg

Christiansburg

$24 $12

Indoor climbing lets guests strap on shoes and harnesses to tackle walls riddled with holds

Half Off Personal Training Session

Christiansburg

$60 $30

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Up to 50% Off Horseback Trail Ride

Radford

$60 $30

Rescued horses make for trusty mounts on one-hour rides across scenic hills and wooded trails

40% Off Membership to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

$50 $30

Members can explore their genealogy with the museum's expansive collection of historical files, and receive 10% off gift-shop purchases

National D-Day Memorial – Up to Half Off Tour

Bedford

$20 $10

88-acre memorial with gardens, reflecting pool, and statues honors soldiers and commemorates pivotal WWII battle.

70% Off Semiprivate or Private Fitness Training

Forest

$280 $84

ACE-, CPR-, and AED-certified trainer works with exercisers one on one or in small groups, creating individualized fitness plans

25% Off Fan Sponsorship Race-Day Package

Ridgeway

$2,000 $1,499

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

Up to 54% Off Snow-Sports Packages

Lynchburg

$30 $15

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Synthetic snow mimics behavior of its real-world counterpart for year-round tubing, skiing, and snowboarding

Half Off Equestrian Lease with 10 Horse Rides

Blanch

$250 $125

One-month lease of horse or miniature horse includes up to 10 rides and tack

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf and Cart Rental

Yanceyville

$64 $32

Gene Hamm–designed course lined with mature pine trees features bent-grass greens and bermuda-grass fairways

50% Off Toward A Horseback Riding Lesson

Pelham

$40 $20

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45% Off Services

Boonville

$65 $36

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

Up to 57% Off a 5K Mud Run

Rocky Mount

$80 $35

Runners plunge through mud and surmount obstacles to win a donation for their youth group; racers try to avoid obstructive gladiators

40% Off Martial Arts

Rocky Mount

$95 $57

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Up to 50% Off at Carolina Ziplines Canopy Tour

Near Hanging Rock State Park

$90 $45

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Experienced guides send whole families zipping at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour through lush forest canopy on an ecofriendly excursion

Up to Half Off at Plantation Golf Club

Reidsville

$54 $27

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18-hole course opened in 1986 stretches for 6,194 yards from the back tees

54% Off Children's Dance Classes

Rolesville

$85 $39

Expert instructors lead young dancers through a variety of styles including combo classes that combine ballet, jazz, and tap

44% Off Services

Wytheville

$25 $14

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Adventures on the Gorge – Up to 50% Off Rafting

Fayetteville

$199 $99

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Spring snowmelt and rain turns the Lower New River into a obstacle course of rapids, holes, and current

Up to 59% Off Rafting and Camping Adventure

New Haven

$184 $89

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Two separate trips down Lower New River Gorge take rafters across Class III–V rapids and near views of ghost towns and scenic terrain

40% Off Camping and Rafting Trip

Oak Hill

$140 $84

Paddlers raft the Lower New River’s frothy whitewater by day, and camp out at night

50% Off a Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip

New Haven

$500 $250

A 4- to 5-hour trip for up to three anglers lets them reel in smallmouth bass and walleye from a motorized fishing cataraft

47% Off Tour and Tasting at Watts Roost Vineyard

Central

$38 $20

Award-winning vineyard hosts tours and tastings, and duos go home with souvenir wine glasses and two bottles of wine

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

Up to 53% Off Flight Simulation

Kernersville

$20 $10

On four flight simulators, groups pilot civilian aircraft or fighter planes and participate in optional dogfights

Up to 73% Off at Hot Yoga Therapy LLC

Kernersville

$135 $42

Fresh air circulates every three minutes in a heated studio as students flow through a series of 24 Bikram poses

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Abbotts Creek

$120 $60

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

45% Off Dance Lessons

Kernersville

$40 $22

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

50% Carriage Ride for Two

At Old 4th St. Filling Station Restaurant

$30 $15

Driver ferries up to eight passengers settled inside a covered carriage through the city center, relaying historical anecdotes

Up to 51% Off a Membership at The Rush Fitness

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

Membership includes access to indoor pool and rows of cardio equipment, as well as group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and spinning

Up to 50% Off Segway Tours

Winston Salem

$49 $29

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Segway i2s transport up to five tourists as they take in information on the history and culture of Winston-Salem

65% Off Personal Training

Winston Salem

$300 $105

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Up to 59% Off at Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts

Yoga Gallery

$78 $39

Passionate instructors dissolve physical and mental stress with array of yoga styles that cater to beginners and experts of any age

51% Off Quick & Easy Cooking Class

Winston-Salem

$25 $13

The Quick & Easy series teaches budding home chefs how to cook dishes such as Spanish-style paella, Cajun seafood gumbo, calzones, and more

Up to 80% Off at Smiley-Fitness by Design 

Buena Vista

$62.50 $19

Group fitness classes or three weeks of gym access with personalized exercise and nutrition plans, training sessions, and body analysis

Up to 56% Off Fitness Classes

Winston-Salem

$100 $44

Intoxicating Latin beats underscore upbeat Zumba classes; power and hatha yoga sessions incorporate breathing and bodywork

51% Off Piano Classes at Keyboard Kidz

Clemmons

$120 $59

Combining traditional music concepts with technology, instructors help kids master the piano

54% Off Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four

Winston Salem

$46 $21

Players traverse this 18-hole, par 60 course in a cart, honing their game on the short layout with a slope of 180 from the back tees

86% Off at Crossfit Winston Salem

Winston-Salem

$412.50 $59

Certified trainers personalize challenging workouts to target 10 elements of fitness

Up to 75% Off Explore Archery Camp

Wake Forest University

$300 $89

Five-hour archery camp is open to archers of all skill levels, from novices to experts, and includes an optional tournament

"Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries" – Up to 41% Off

Greensboro

$22.16 $13

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With its mystery-solving dog in tow, the Mystery Inc. gang confronts a theater-haunting ghost amid original song-and-dance numbers

Up to 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Party

Multiple Locations

$169.99 $52

Learn the basics of or celebrate a birthday with martial arts including Taekwondo and Hapkido

Up to 54% Off Discover Scuba Class

Greensboro

$120 $55

Course introduces beginners to scuba safety and equipment during classroom session and pool dive overseen by certified instructor

55% Off Personal Fitness Program

Greensboro

$80 $36

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

45% Off Piano Tuning

Greensboro

$100 $55

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 Yoga Classes

Greensboro

$100 $39

Yoga taught in the Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Yin Yoga styles; classes range from meditative to more physically demanding

51% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Greensboro

$80 $39

Tae kwon do package for adults and kids includes one month of classes and a uniform

Up to 69% Off Personal Training Sessions

Greensboro

$200 $65

Certified personal trainer Quinzel caters sessions to the individual needs and goals of each client

53% Off Bowling for Four at Triad Lanes

West Wendover Ave.

$40 $19

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Groups of up to four lace up provided shoes and hurl bowling balls down well-oiled lanes

Up to 62% Off Archery Lessons

Greensboro

$50 $20

Take aim with provided bows at on-site archery range with instructor

Up to 51% Off Winter Boot Camp

Greensboro

$139 $69

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Start down the path to good health with fitness assessment and nutrition plan before jumping into strength-training and cardio workouts

Up to 53% Off CrossFit Training

Hewitt Area

$35 $17

Personal training or kids crossfit help participants get into shape with a variety of workouts, including gymnastic-style exercises

Up to 48% Off Play at Jump-N-Fun

Multiple Locations

$21 $11

Kids get exercise and let out energy in a colorful space filled with bounce houses, slides, and other diversions

Up to 61% Off at Primal Fitness

Greensboro

$120 $55

Expert trainers work with exercisers to help them achieve their personal fitness goals

Up to 74% Off Stroller Fit Classes

Greensboro

$130 $39

Stroller Fit classes combine cardio and circuit training and allow parents to work out with their kids in tow

Up to 65% Off Sessions at Ripped with Ri Personal Trainer LLC

Greensboro

$165 $65

Certified personal trainer designs individualized programs for exercisers of all fitness levels, including nutritional guidelines

Up to 56% Off Core Fitness Classes

Downtown

$25 $12

60-minute ab fitness classes to strengthen and tone the core

Up to 63% Off Personal Training Sessions at G2Fitness

G2Fitness

$60 $25

Hour-long personal training sessions focus on weight training, building flexibility, and maintaining proper nutrition

Up to 60% Off Tennis Lessons in Greensboro

Greensboro

$60 $24

Adults and children learn tennis basics such as serving, scoring, and charging the net during once-weekly lessons

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes for Kids or Adults

Greensboro

$50 $25

Adults jump into boot camp or fusion classes that build cardio and muscle strength, and kids classes include yoga and Taekwondo

Up to 90% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Guilford Middle School

$195 $19

Boot camps for women are fueled by nutritional counseling, strength training, and cardio

Up to 53% Off Gym Membership or Group Training Classes

Greensboro

$30 $14

Members can take advantage of machines, cardio equipment, & free weights; organized group training keeps participants focused & challenged

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes in Greensboro

Greensboro

$70 $19

25-year fitness veteran leads team of certified personal trainers, yoga instructors, and spinning instructors

53% Off Five Mat Classes

Greensboro

$75 $35

Students tone cores and limbs in classical mat classes

51% Off Scrabble Competition

The Empire Room

$35 $17

Scrabble competition with food and door prizes raises money for Reading Connections’ adult literacy programs

50% Off Family Wellness Festival

Proehlific Park

$10 $5

Foundation founded by 17-year NFL veteran Ricky Proehl hosts family wellness festival in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day

49% Off Kids' Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

$125 $65

Children ages 4 to 13 spend one week learning cheerleading, karate, or ballet, or dancing with their dolls

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While stationed on Long Island to conduct secret war research for the U.S. government during World War II, O. Winston Link started snapping photographs of the Long Island Railroad tracks behind his lab. Eager to capture large-scale railroad pictures at night, he built his own customized flash equipment. After the war, Link harnessed that creative curiosity by spending five years photographing the Norfolk and Western Railway, the last large steam-powered American railroad. From his 20 trips to the railway's tracks in four states, Link collected 2,400 pictures.

His work didn't garner attention until the 1980s, when he published his first collection of railroad photos in the lauded book Steam, Steel & Stars. The West Virginia Historical Society continues to preserve his legacy with the O. Winston Link Museum, which showcases Link's Norfolk and Western project while filling in its historical context. Throughout seven galleries, patrons hear the sounds of bustling locomotive engines, adjust the lighting of an interactive diorama's photograph, and ogle Link's original photographic equipment, including flashbulbs, power boxes, and super power boxes. The museum underscores its edifying galleries with a plentitude of tours, workshops, and ongoing photography programs.

101 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke,
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Perched on the banks of Smith Mountain Lake, Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rental launches and lends a variety of lake skimmers to pleasure-seeking pontooners. Peruse and patrol the waters for the elusive Bigfin from atop a four-stroke pontoon boat, whose flat deck area gives a surface for chips and dip and heated canasta competitions. Hedonists, meanwhile, can crank hydroplaning into high gear with a runabout ski-boat rental that—when brought up to speed—can quickly dry hair still soaked with Gatorade from last night's solitaire victory. Bridgewater gives pilots a free safety and instructional orientation before launching them onto the lake, and allows boaters to upgrade one-hour rentals to two hours, or even full days, for an extra fee.

16410 Booker T Washington Hwy
Moneta,
VA
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Green Ridge Recreation Center sprawls out over 76,000 square feet, giving muscle-molders, swimmers, and other athletes plenty of room to work up a sweat. The wellness center boasts a 1/8-mile walking track so security guards can practice wandering in circles. Strength-training equipment, free weights, and more than 60 cardiovascular exercise machines build muscle and raise pulses. While they run, exercisers can absorb the view of the surrounding hills or else turn to the personal television screens attached to many of the treadmills and ellipticals in case there are any good shows about hills on. Players pick and roll across two high-school-regulation-sized basketball courts in the air-conditioned gymnasium, which also hosts pickup and free-play volleyball sessions.

7415 Wood Haven Rd
Roanoke,
VA
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With three locations in the Valley area, Roanoke/Botetourt Athletic Clubs offer extensive facilities, a focus on member convenience, and a variety of group-exercise classes a week. (Class descriptions and schedules here.) Membership to any of the clubs allows you to use all three facilities. The family membership includes the buyer, his or her spouse, and any children younger than 21 who live at home. Both membership options offer unlimited workouts at any of the locations, allowing patrons to keep their muscles nervous and on edge by constantly varying the time, frequency, and location of exercise. Fitness seekers at the Roanoke Athletic Club and Botetourt Athletic Club can make use of cardio theaters, gymnasiums, steam rooms, professional-grade racquetball courts, and the track. Indoor and outdoor pools allow aquaphiles to immerse themselves in the object of their love year-round, and pool-goers at the Botetourt location can combine the joy of swimming with low-friction delight in the form of a 23-foot water slide. Complimentary child-care is also available at the Roanoke and Botetourt locations. Members with little time can participate in lightning workout rounds at the smaller, more centrally located Zoom express fitness center in downtown Roanoke (however, your Groupon cannot be initially redeemed at this location).

105 Summerfield Ct
Roanoke,
VA
US

great instructors, beautiful studio -- everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced yogis, come take a class!

112 Kirk Ave SW
Roanoke,
VA
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Aquatic Adventures’ staff of lifelong instructors and competitive swimmers transforms young fins into formidable flippers over the course of a month. Group lessons are divided into six class levels. Green guppies can wet their feet in the Seal program, which acquaints them with basic swimming skills in the shallower depths, and Walrus-level classes build on the basics to foster independence in swimmers who are comfortable putting their faces in the water, floating, and socializing with trout. Freestyle, backstrokes, and breath control constitute the Ice Fish curriculum, before the Macaroni Penguin program prepares youngsters for endurance swimming with longer distance practice and deep-water-diving skills. Children already privy to the secrets of the deep can enroll in advanced Polar Bear clinics that aim to further refine their skills through a focus on competitive swimming strokes and salmon hunting.

2005 Electric Rd
Roanoke,
VA
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