Things To Do In Springfield

2014 Haunted America Conference – Up to 51% Off Tickets

Lincoln Theater

$50 $25

Watch experts such as Troy Taylor, April Slaughter, and Rick Redfern talk on subjects such as ghost hunting and cryptozoology

25% Off Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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

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 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

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 55% Off at Lockhaven Golf Club

Godfrey

$220 $99

Course weaves through heavily wooded bluffs that incorporate dense tree lines, fast greens, and challenging hole layouts

Up to 45% Off a Walking Tour from Alton Hauntings

First Unitarian Church

$50 $29

Tours created by the authority of Alton's ghostly history take visitors to the most haunted locations within the city

Up to 54% Off Confluence Tower Admission

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

$18 $9

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Parallel towers loom above the fork of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, where Lewis and Clark commenced their historic voyage

Up to 58% Off Pizza Tasting at Edwardsville's Pizza Prowl

Woodland School

$40 $20

Friends and families sample cheesy slices from up to 10 different pizzeria's from around the neighborhood

Up to 67% Martial Arts Studio Membership

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 73% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

Glen Carbon

$75 $20

Hot yoga performed in 95-degree room promotes flexibility, weight loss, and detoxification

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

No Excuses

$125 $35

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

54% Off Children's Fitness Classes

Ballwin

$85 $39

Kids ages 4 months to 12 years can stay fit and active with a variety of classes, including karate, dance, and gymnastics

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

Certified CrossFit coaches lead intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 11,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 81% Off Classes at J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

Trainers use a variety of ever-changing exercises using various equipment and functional movements to prep for all physical activities

51% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Collinsville

$335 $165

Instructors instill strength, agility, and balance, as well as confidence and discipline, during martial-arts and fitness classes

50% Off Unlimited Classes

Collinsville

$50 $25

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 CrossFit Classes

Collinsville

$90 $18

Expert instructors create new workouts every day to form well-rounded athletes and keep fitness regimes interesting

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Collinsville

$26.90 $13

Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

Wristbands grant unlimited access to fun park rides, including bumper cars, go-karts, and mini golf for two hours

Up to 57% Off at Gateway National Golf Links

Madison

$161 $77

The St. Louis city skyline fills the horizon of this all bent grass course that features intersecting ponds and rolling terrain

Up to 53% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes with Yearly Membership Fee

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

The Family Arena

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 80% Off Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

48% Off an Introductory Flight Lesson

Portage Des Sioux

$99 $50.99

After 30 minutes of prep, students and a certified instructor take a 30-minute flight over the holiday lights of St. Louis

Up to 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

Up to 51% Off Pizza and Bowling at St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$46 $23

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

Up to 67% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Saint Charles

$68 $29

Preschoolers aged 3–5 work out & learn to dance with hip-hop moves; kids 6 & up develop focus & discipline during ballet, tap & jazz classes

Up to 51% Off Lessons at The Falls Golf Club

O'Fallon

$90 $45

PGA professional works on developing reliable swings during private lessons and junior clinics

Up to 78% Off Kids Dance Classes

O Fallon

$120 $29

Instructors teach the fundamentals of styles such as ballet, pointe, hip-hop, tap, and jazz dance

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

Overland

$30 $15

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

Half Off Racing Experiences

Gateway Motorsports Park

$129 $64

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

Up to 40% Off Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$199 $119

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

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

Boston – Up to 39% Off Concert

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

$24 $18

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Legendary rock outfit serenades with "More Than A Feeling," "Amanda," and other hits and deep cuts; supporting act The Doobie Brothers

$5 for One Boot-Camp Class

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Instructors conduct simple, beginner-friendly circuit exercises that focus on upper-body, core, or lower-body development

50% Off Services

Maryland Heights

$70 $35

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

Up to 59% Off Yoga Classes

Richmond Heights

$120 $49

Experienced yoga instructors guide yogis of all skill levels through classes that range from gentle Hatha yoga to high-energy Vinyasa flow

Lavell Crawford – Up to 33% Off Standup

Chaifetz Arena

$59.80 $40

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Five popular comics, including Breaking Bad's Lavell Crawford, stir up pre-Mother's Day laughs

Up to 52% Off from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Union Station

$34 $17

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Tours roll by Lafayette Square, Union Station, Peabody Opera, City Gardens, the Arch, the City Museum, and other city landmarks

Up to 57% Off Kids' Dance Camp

St. Louis

$175 $79

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

Up to 55% Off Kids' Themed Birthday Party

Maplewood

$299 $139

With the package, partiers can receive invitations, decorations, setup, cleanup, a host, games and activities, and a take-home craft

53% Off Round of Golf with Balls and Drinks

Saint Louis

$43 $20

Nine-hole par 3 course facilitates short-game practice with no holes longer than 160 yards

61% Off Boot Camp from NowFitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Certified trainers lead groups through energetic and creative combinations of cardio and strength-training routines in local parks

Up to 54% Off St. Louis Storytelling Show with Drinks

Morgan Street Brewery

$60 $30

Storyteller and tour guide regales audiences with tales of St. Louis while joined by a folk guitarist; includes drinks and a food discount

Up to 67% Off at PHG CrossFit

Shrewsbury

$179 $59

Instructors lead students of all abilities in ever-changing workouts that work to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance

Up to 50% Off Bowling with Shoe Rentals

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Up to 85% Off Metabolic Strength Training

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

69% Off Personal Fitness Program

St. Louis

$275 $85

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Up to 57% Off at CrossFit South City

St. Louis

$150 $65

Instructors motivate students to tone and slim bodies in high-energy workouts of the day; fundamentals course recommended for beginners

Up to 54% Off Indoor Boot Camp

Saint Louis

$60 $29

Indoor, one-hour wintertime boot camp sessions get groups moving with the guidance of an experienced trainer tailored to all fitness levels

Up to 65% Off Pilates Classes

Ladue

$150 $71

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Instructors guide up to eight students through core-strengthening stretches and resistance work aboard the Reformer machine

Up to Half Off Visit to Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$20 $10

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

Up to 86% Off CrossFit Classes at Heavy Metal CrossFit

Kings Oak

$275 $39

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CrossFit classes combine an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional movements to keep clients in shape

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes

Tower Grove

$100 $29

Expert instructors lead students in jujitsu and Fight Fit conditioning classes

Up to 55% Off at Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$37 $18

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Steer bumper cars, navigate a black-lit 3-D maze, and re-energize with pizza; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

Up to 76% Off Yoga Fusion Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

64% Off Yoga Classes

Tower Grove South

$70 $25

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World Aquarium – Up to 70% Off a Tour

Midtown

$130 $49

Aquarium docents introduce visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

Up to 78% Off Fitness Classes or Gym Membership

Central West End

$80 $19

Center located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus features highly trained, certified fitness pros and top-notch equipment

Up to 55% Boot Camp at HD Fitness

Downtown St. Louis

$100 $50

Resistance and cardiovascular exercises keep participants active throughout the entire workout, raising heart-rates and helping shed pounds

Up to 52% Off Children's Dance Classes

Overland

$90 $45

Experienced instructors give kids a well-rounded dance education with a focus on theory and technique

Up to 73% Off Group Fitness or Dance Classes

Central West End

$65 $19

Spacious dance studio holds variety of classes atop its 1,200 sq. ft. sprung hardwood dance floor

51% Off Boxing Classes

Clayton

$80 $39

Trainers lead more than 10 boxing classes that help athletes get in shape and improve skills such as speed, agility, and coordination

Up to 53% Off Retro Arcade Gameplay

Mehlville

$33.96 $17

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter II, Galaga, and Frogger

50% Off

Brentwood

$48 $24

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Up to 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

Up to 71% Off Dance Classes

Tower Grove South

$48 $20

Modern dance lessons stress the idea of expression through movement; tunes from Broadway musicals soundtrack jazz dance classes

Up to 57% Off Zumba or Dance Packages

The Gate

$60 $30

Afro-Caribbean and Latin beats motivate moves in one-hour Zumba classes; dance classes include salsa and bachata

Up to 50% Off One-Man Comedy

The Pageant

$60 $30

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Up to Half Off Reptile and Exotic-Pet Show

Moolah Shrine Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 81% Off Bikram Yoga St. Louis

Clayton

$127.50 $29

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Beginners are welcome at this friendly yoga studio, which turns the heat up to increase circulation and loosen the muscles

Up to 66% Off Saint Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

Washington Ave.

$44 $18

St. Patty's Day bar crawl includes three drink tickets, no cover, drink specials, and a medallion; portion of proceeds go to local charity

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes in University City

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

Up to 91% Off Yoga or Martial Arts Classes

Maplewood

$200 $20

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Choose from yoga, tai chi, self-defense, and integrative martial arts sessions, which cover dozens of techniques from around the world

Up to Half Off Golf for Two

O'Fallon

$64 $32

18-hole, par 57 executive course beckons players with 3,210 yards of zoysia grass lit for golfing at night

56% Off Martial Arts

O'Fallon

$50 $22

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

Up to 77% Off Yoga or Pilates Sessions

O'Fallon

$150 $39

During yoga classes, students hold a series of flowing poses that enhance flexibility; Pilates classes build core strength

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Less than 90 minutes from St. Louis, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum houses the world’s largest collection of original Lincoln artifacts, complete with the Gettysburg Address. A life-size replica of Lincoln’s log cabin set back in a forest of artificial trees stands 40 feet tall just like the President’s iconic top hat. The museum also houses a re-creation of the Presidential Box at Ford’s Theatre, where the president was assassinated, and the state-of-the-art Union Theater, which projects films such as Lincoln’s Eyes, a broad overview of Lincoln’s personal and political life with a special focus on slavery. In the Ghosts of the Library exhibit, transparent phantoms of Lincoln and his contemporaries drift around powered by Holavision technology. Youngsters, supervised by parents, can try on period dress, pose for photos with life-size cutouts of young Abe, or reenact historic scenes in the Lincoln Home dollhouse located in Mrs. Lincoln’s attic, the hands-on learning center. Before heading home, patrons can browse the museum store—more than 3,500 square feet of artifact replicas and Lincoln-themed merchandise.

112 N 6th St
Springfield,
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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

The golf carts at The Woodlands Golf Club take players on a grassy roller-coaster ride over frequent changes in elevation and down fairways brimming with challenging lies at every turn. Play intertwines perilously with a winding creek at many points, with a scant three holes, like a cautious wicked witch, managing to avoid water altogether. All 18 holes launch players down zoysia grass fairways from one of four tees, challenging each club in the bag en route to greens that hold approaches and roll true. On the last hole, the newly refurbished clubhouse provides a scenic backdrop for the homestretch.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,418 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.6 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 123 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

23745 North Centennial Road
Jerseyville,
IL
US

Mixing the outdoor ruggedness of paintball with the pain-free shooting of laser tag, Mission Ready Outdoor Laser Tag drops combatants of all ages into a fun-filled, bruise-free arena. Hay bales and obstacles dot the outdoor course, offering shooters a decent vantage point from which to unload volleys of laser beams in efforts to win the field. The coursemasters can accommodate large parties for special occasions or bring all of the required gear inside for private indoor sessions that forge friendships easier than legislation mandating daily compliments.

4549 Titchenal Road
Brighton,
IL
US

Good Times, Tasty Food, Cold Drinks, Great Memories at your Family Fun Bowling Center

We have a variety of events and activities for everyone. Outdoor tent parties, live music, bowling leagues and tournaments, fundraisers, classic car shows, and great food

4 Erwin Plegge Blvd
Bethalto,
IL
US