Activities in Rockford

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Ingersoll Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Ingersoll Golf Course

Rockford

22-hole golf facility named after WWI pilot presents players with ample opportunity to hone their skills from tee to green

$78 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Elliot Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Elliot Golf Course

Rockford

18-hole public course challenges golfers of all stripes with 6,732 yards of tall trees, water hazards, and sand traps

$78 $34

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Four, Six, or Eight Visits to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford (Up to 50% Off)

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Northeast

12 acres of Japanese-inspired paths, streams, plants, and waterfalls encourage tranquility and reflection

$32 $16

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at BMO Harris Bank Center on December 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

BMO Harris Bank Center

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

$62.20 $37

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Science Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Discovery Center Museum (50% Off)

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Award-winning museum lets kids play with science with everything from air cannons and flight simulators to a planetarium

$16 $8

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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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$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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Paintball with Equipment Rental for 2, 5, or 10 at Wyldside Paintball (76% Off)

Wyldside Paintball

Wyld Side Paintball

Referees set up scenarios and games to play across outdoor fields filled with dense forests, manmade structures, and inflatable cover

$120 $29

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

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

$134.55 $18

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One or Three Months of Kid's Martial Arts or Little Kickers Classes at No Joke Martial Arts (Up to 83% Off)

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Loves Park

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

$239 $44

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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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12 or 24 MMA Classes or Women's Boot-Camp Classes with Private Session at Core Combat Sports (Up to 93% Off)

Core Combat Sports

Loves Park

MMA classes pull from jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, & boxing & boot camp helps women reach their fitness goals in a supportive group environment

$340 $23

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$20 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 $20

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp at AnvilWorks (Up to 60% Off)

AnvilWorks

Machesney Park

Instructors lead small groups through high-intensity fitness routines tailor-made to strengthen cores and boost endurance

$147 $59

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$41 for $75 Groupon — Get Sum Fitness

Get Sum Fitness

Roscoe

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

$75 $41

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Burgers and Beers at Beaver Creek Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Beaver Creek Golf Course

LeRoy

Relatively short-hole course designed to develop skills on with challenges like water on 5 holes, large greens, and simple hole designs

$61.50 $29

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Three-Month Individual or Family Membership to Belvidere Family YMCA (Up to 67% Off)

Belvidere Family YMCA

Belvidere

Community center helps improve individuals' well-being with fitness center and indoor pool and entertains families with free event nights

$180 $59

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Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 53% Off). 6 Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

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

$99 $49

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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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All-Day Access Package for Up to 8 or Party Package for Up to 15 at Coral Cove Family Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

South Beloit

Modern and classic arcade games stand alongside five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for ample family fun

$36 $14

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

Eclipse Martial Arts Llc

Janesville

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$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 68% 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 $175

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5 or 10 Pilates Classes at Touch of Pilates (Up to 65% Off)

Touch of Pilates

Janesville

Gain long, lean muscles in these classical Pilates group classes

$50 $19.99

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sycamore Golf Club (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

$176 $65

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6 or 12 Kids' Yoga Classes at Katerpillar Kids Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Katerpillar Kids Yoga

Sycamore

A yoga instructor encourages fitness and imagination in children aged 5–12, blending yoga with songs, games, and storytelling

$78 $19

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Museum Tour for Two Adults or Four Adults or Kids at Ellwood House Museum (50% Off)

Ellwood House Museum

DeKalb

Tours of the estate of Isaac Ellwood, one of the wealthiest men in Illinois in the late 1800s, feature a barbed-wire exhibit and a playhouse

$16 $8

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Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees (Up to 61% Off)

Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees

DeKalb

Nine-hole course challenges players while offering them picturesque views

$86 $40

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Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Women’s Kickboxing-and-Conditioning Classes at United Elite MMA (Up to 53% Off)

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

$55 $27

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One, Three, or Five 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at John White Stables (Up to 55% Off)

John White Stables

Woodstock

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

$175 $79

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One Month of Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes at Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Studio

Woodstock

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

$70 $35

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Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays for Two or Four with Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres at The Starline Gallery (Up to 50% Off)

The Starline Gallery

Harvard

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

$20 $11

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$40 for $67 Worth of Martial Arts — Hidden Path Arts

Hidden Path Arts

Marengo

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

$67 $40

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One or Three 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Platinum Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Platinum Farm

Marengo

Horseback-riding lessons can be targeted to riders of any age or ability, from novices brand new to the sport to veteran competitors

$70 $35

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$149 for Glider Flight at 3,000 Feet with One Hour of Ground Instruction at Sky Soaring Glider Club ($299 Value)

Sky Soaring Glider Club

Hampshire

Two-seat glider soars 3,000 feet above the Hampshire countryside while a commercial pilot mans the controls

$299 $149

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (Half Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

$30 $15

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One or Two Private Horseback Riding Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Hawks Landing (Up to 52% Off)

Hawks Landing

Hampshire

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

$60 $29

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Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (Half 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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Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 53% Off)

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

Dixon

Visitors explore the fully restored home of Ronald Reagan, where he lived from 1920–1923 before moving to Hollywood and then the White House

$20 $10

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One Month of Group CrossFit Classes or Five Personal-Training CrossFit Sessions at K-Star Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

$150 $39

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Kettlebell or Extreme Cage Fighter Workout Classes at MMA Underground (Up to 74% Off)

MMA Undrground

Lake in the Hills

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

$100 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Women's Boot-Camp Classes at FitChick Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

$149 $49

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5 or 10 Weeks of Unlimited Adult Krav Maga Classes at Focus Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Focus Martial Arts & Fitness

Lake in the Hills

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

$94 $34

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$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (Up to 73% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Beginners and advanced students alike can increase their fitness and abilities during classes focused on heavy-bag drills and conditioning

$59 $16

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One-Hour Just Try It Rock-Climbing Pass with Equipment for Two or Four at North Wall (Up to 56% Off)

North Wall

Crystal Lake

Try rock climbing and improve skills, strength, and coordination during one-hour visit

$34 $19

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One Month of Dance Classes (4 per child) for One or Two Children at Summers Academy of Dance (Up to 60% Off)

Summers Academy of Dance

Crystal Lake

Experienced, enthusiastic and well-trained instructors teach children dance steps in ballet, tap, and jazz

$80 $40

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10 CrossFit Classes at Stormfront Crossfit (65% Off)

Stormfront Crossfit

Crystal Lake

Can use toward six fundamental classes and four CrossFit classes.

$145 $51

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Two or Four Private Instrument or Voice Lessons at Piano Trends Music Company (Up to 61% Off)

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

$63 $29

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Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

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

$72 $35

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10 Open-Jump Sessions, Parent's Night Out, or Tween Night at Pump It Up of Crystal Lake (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls spacious party rooms and air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

$80 $40

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Roller-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 with Rental Skates and Snacks at Just for Fun Roller Rink (Up to 60% Off)

Just for Fun Roller Rink

Multiple Locations

Roller skates careen across hardwood floors while popular music plays; packages include popcorn and drinks

$24 $12

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Introductory Firearms Class for One or Two at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center (Up to 72% Off)

Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center

McHenry

Retired Marine, federal police officer, and Iraq veteran introduce students to firearms in the classroom and on the range

$125 $39

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Energy MMA and Fitness (54% Off)

Energy Mma And Fitness

Lakemoor

Expert coaches teach beginner-level classes as well as professional-level fighters in a fun, friendly environment

$85 $39

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One or Three 30-Minute Hunter-Jumper Riding Lessons at Cliffwood Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Cliffwood Farm

Richmond

Riding lessons teach burgeoning equestrians how to handle riding obstacle courses in the hunter and jumper styles

$40 $20

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One or Three Private 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Woodwind Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Woodwind Farm

Nunda

Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 30-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

$105 $49

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$149 for a Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight at Wisconsin Hang Gliding LLC ($259 Value)

Wisconsin Hang Gliding

Delavan Lake

A tandem hang-gliding flight with a certified instructor affords novices the chance to take the controls safely

$259 $149

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$149 for a Tandem Hang Gliding Experience from Great Lakes Hang Gliding ($309.99 Off)

Great Lakes Hang Gliding

Great Lakes Hang Gliding

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first flight strapped to a seasoned instructor

$309.99 $149

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

Wisconsin Historical Society

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

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

$349 $39

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Amusement-Park Visit for Two or Four, Valid Saturday or Sunday at Santa's Village Azoosment Park (49% Off)

Santa's Village Azoosment Park

East Dundee

Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with fall-themed decorations, caramel apples, and costume contests

$39.50 $20

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Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Eight with Drinks and Shoes at Liberty Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 59% Off)

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

$141.50 $59

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$25 for Five Zumba or Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness ($50 Value)

Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

$50 $25

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General Admission for 2, 4, or 10 or VIP Admission for 4 to Psychosis Haunted House (Up to 54% Off)

Psychosis Haunted House

Downtown Elgin

20,000 sq. ft. haunted house lauded by USA Today and Huffington Post; a portion of proceeds support local charities

$36 $18

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or VIP Fast Passes for Two to Evil Intentions Haunted House (Up to 54% Off)

Evil Intentions Haunted House

Elgin

20,000-square-foot multilevel haunted house remarked for its paranormal activity features room after room of terrifying attractions

$50 $25

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Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes at Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Southwest Elgin

Youth classes build life skills in kids aged 3–14; kickboxing and muay thai classes instill adults with discipline and fitness

$80 $30

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120 Minutes of Indoor Reball for One with Gear at Intra Sports Complex (47% Off)

Intra Sports Complex

Elgin

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

$36 $19

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12 Boot Camp Classes from The Athlete Farm (65% Off)

The Athlete Farm

Elgin

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

$150 $53

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Three-Hour Elgin Cemetery Ghost Hunt for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.

Elgin

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

$90 $45

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Cooking Demo Dinner for One or Two at TNT Smokehouse and Provisions (Up to 64% Off). Two Options Available.

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

Elgin

Chefs provide hands-on cooking demonstrations, educating guests on wine pairings or how to break down a whole chicken

$90 $34

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One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes with Enrollment Fee at Pro Boxing Fitness (73% Off)

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin

Boxing students learn punching and sparring techniques, proper stance, and basic self-defense skills in high-intensity classes

$99 $29

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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin's rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Southwest Elgin

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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Though Larsen's Landing Outfitters has always been family owned, the stretch of wilderness under its care has two additional overseers: a pair of eagles. The birds patrol 30 acres of sheltered trails, two open fields, and miles of marshes, watching visitors as they paddle rental canoes and kayaks down the pristine Kishwaukee River, which has been rated as one of the three cleanest rivers in the state. Visitors aren't alone, though. Beavers, turtles, otters, and sandhill cranes make their homes on the bank, sharing the shore with endangered black terns and mulberry wing butterflies. They move amidst towering trees, including the sycamores that gave the river its name, a Potawatomi word for river of the sycamore.

Like a grumpy scorpion, the river's flourishing ecosystem benefits from minimal and respectful human contact. Larsen's Landing Outfitters preserves this status while still permitting visitors to explore the environment. The staff plans canoe, kayak, and camping trips with package options, from tutorials on steering a boat to picnic buffets. Travelers can park their vessels at any point to indulge in a swim, go fishing, or relax on a sandbar?and at overnight sites, campfires and pig roasts imbue the air with nostalgic, smoky aromas.

1951 New Milford School Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

The Rockford Art Museum has more than a century of creativity hanging from the walls in its galleries. It acquired its first piece in 1913 and has since collected more than 1600 pieces from local and international artists. Glass sculptures, 20th century American photography, and impressionist paintings vie for attention alongside the dynamic images of the American southwest from the Taos Society of New Mexico. The collection houses the detailed work of regional artists trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Arts and the earthy, meaningful paintings of outsider art, such as Richard Burnside’s untitled painting of a cat made from paint and pinecone pieces.

Standing apart from the main collection, the museum’s RAM Art Annex houses educational programs and the museum store stocks an inventory of jewelry and glass pieces by local artists. The annual Greenwich Village Art Fair also shares art appreciation with the community. The fair gathers more than 100 artists in an atmosphere filled with live music.

711 N Main St Ste 3
Rockford,
IL
US

Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

7326 N Cherry Vale Mall Dr
Rockford,
IL
US

After traveling to Japan in 1966 and to the Portland Japanese Garden soon thereafter, John Anderson found himself inspired by the country's lush landscape and tranquil gardens. In 1978, after returning to his home in Rockford, he partnered with expert designer Hoichi Kurisu to begin constructing Anderson Japanese Gardens?12 acres of paths, plants, and streams, as soothing as those John visited in Japan.

The gardens still encourage a sense of calm and thoughtful reflection, as guided and self-guided tours stroll past undulating waterfalls, trickling across colorful flowers, beneath arched bridges, and over lily pads. Fruit blossoms on trees and bushes, sculptures stand very still, and koi fish flit about in a pond. On Thursdays, participants read from scripture, listen to music, and meditate during worship services, and a series of classes held onsite, such as origami and tai chi, impart Japanese traditions.

318 Spring Creek Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Established in 1968, Midway Village Museum embodies a sprawling, 137-acre time capsule. Within the museum’s 27 fully functioning, Victorian buildings, exhibits tell the story of Rockford since its incorporation in the early 19th century. Throughout the years, the town has made history as the progenitor of the sock monkey, the launching point for aviator Bert Hassell, and home of the Rockford Peaches—an all-female baseball team fictionalized in the film A League of Their Own, though the real squad neither played in the 1943 championship nor battled a CGI dragon. Other attractions amid the barns, blacksmiths, and general stores include a dollhouse museum and a meticulous archive of Rockford’s long, proud history in the furniture industry.

6799 Guilford Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

Each facility in the family of Rockford-Area Bowling Centers enlivens the classic game of bowling with its own signature amenities. On Friday evenings, the staff at Don Carter Lanes temporarily extinguishes its warm, vintagey glow and replaces it with a dimly lit club atmosphere as DJs from 97 ZOK descend upon the alley, pumping out beats that mingle in the air along with a light and fog show. For supplementary entertainment, the Don Carter location also offers a gaming center, and the Park Lanes alley recharges guests with beer and deep-fried fuel at its onsite pub. The Cherry Bowl location keeps serious bowlers properly outfitted with a pro shop, saving them the hassle of paper-mâchéing their own heads to form makeshift bowling balls.

7171 Cherryvale North Boulevard
Rockford,
IL
US