Things To Do In Springfield

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

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 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

50% Off Haunted Tours and Overnight Tours

Mineral Springs Haunted Tours

Alton

$70 $35

Guests use ghost-monitoring equipment to search for the spirits of folks who met their end in this historic spa and hotel

Up to 47% Off Round of Golf with Cart

The Woodlands Golf Club

The Woodlands Golf Club

$84 $45

Frequent changes in elevation make for undulating rides over zoysia grass & winding creek threatens to swallow errant golf balls.

Up to 45% Off a Walking Tour from Alton Hauntings

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

Gold's Gym – Up to 69% Off Membership

Gold's Gym

Multiple Locations

$159 $49

Guests pedal and punch in famous gym's group fitness classes; advanced cardio and strength-training equipment fortifies physiques

85% Off Kickboxing Classes

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

$65 $10

Kickboxing classes welcome students of all levels to shape up quickly with series of kicks, punches, and drill work.

Up to 69% Off at Riverbend CrossFit

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

$120 $39

Instructors create revolving daily workouts that enhance strength, power, and agility while using everything from barbells to push sleds

80% Off at Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Fast Fitness Boot Camp

Edwardsville

$147 $29

Personal trainer coaches boot-campers through custom workouts while providing exercise tips, nutrition advice, and motivation

85% Off June Fitness-Challenge Gym Workouts

Bring the Heat

Multiple Locations

$340 $50

After completing 20 workouts during June, exercisers are entered in a drawing to win a three-month gym membership

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 55% Off a Speed-Training or Soccer Program

Elite FT

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

Professional athletes and coaches teach running mechanics and balance in conditioning camps or train kids in intensive soccer camps

Up to 78% Off at Hot Yoga Edwardsville

HOT YOGA EDWARDSVILLE

Glen Carbon

$160 $39

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

Up to 65% Off Bowling Packages at Crest Bowl

Crest Bowl

Florissant

$64.52 $25

Bowlers lace up included shoes before toppling pins down 1 of 32 up-to-date lanes in an alley with a pizzeria and bar

Up to 50% American Food at Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant & Sports Bar

$20 $11

American food, including buffalo wings, burgers, and pizza, is served up in a casual restaurant and bar outfitted with arcade games

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

$125 $35

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

Up to 50% Off Gateway Fun Park

Gateway Fun Park

Collinsville

$50 $25

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

Up to 81% Off at J5 CrossFit

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

64% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

$335 $119

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

52% Off a Cahokia Mounds Tour 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

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 55% Off Distillery Tours at Mastermind Vodka

Mastermind Vodka

Granite City

$70 $35

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Groups tour the digs where distillers create small batches of American vodka from Midwestern grains

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

Kids World Gymnastics

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

Up to 53% Off Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

$55 $27

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Gotham Dream Cars

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

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

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

40% Off Admission to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

$10 $6

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The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Bowling at St. Charles Lanes

St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$48 $24

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

48% Off an Introductory Flight Lesson

St. Charles Flying Service

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

50% Off Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box

Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

Up to 67% Off Kids' Dance Classes

J5 Center of Contemporary Arts

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 61% Off Guitar Lessons

Dave's Guitar Instruction

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

Happy Together Tour – Up to 51% Off Concert with The Turtles

Happy Together Tour

Family Arena

$57 $28

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The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie lead an annual classic-rock revue with Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner and Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball 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

Up to 53% Off Tennis Lessons

St Clair Tennis

O Fallon

$100 $49

Tennis professionals help students fine-tune their skills on the court in 5- or 10-week clinics or private lessons

Up to 51% Off Lessons at The Falls Golf Club

The Falls Golf Club

O'Fallon

$90 $45

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

50% Off Video- and Arcade-Game Play

Game Haven STL

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

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Gateway Motorsports Park

$129 $64

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

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

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

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Gateway Motorsports Park

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

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

Xtreme Xperience

Gateway Motorsports Park

$239 $99

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

Up to 55% Off Bowling with Soda and Popcorn

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowl

Multiple Locations

$64.95 $29

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes for a pair of games complemented by popcorn and soda

62% Off Jewelry-Making Class

The Bead Place

Fairview Heights

$65 $25

Students create five pairs of earrings after learning how from experts during two-hour classes

63% Off Volleyball Team Registration with Stratman Sports

Stratman Sports

Maryland Heights

$270 $99

Volleyball teams play indoors, on sand, or on grass in a variety of league games and tournaments

Up to 70% Off Boot-Camp for Beginners

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

Up to 59% Off Yoga Classes

Breath of Life Health & Wellness Center

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

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Joe Buck's

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

World Aquarium – Up to 71% Off Camp or Tour

World Aquarium

Midtown

$75 $35

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

28% Off Preseason Football Game

St. Louis Rams Preseason Games

Edward Jones Dome

$54 $39

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St. Louis gears up for the 16-game regular season with two preseason games against 2013 playoff teams

Up to 50% Off Open Bounce, Party, or Camp

BounceU St. Louis

Multiple Locations

$59 $35

Air-filled slides, obstacle courses, and bouncy houses allow kids to expel energy and have fun in a safe, supervised environment

Up to 57% Off Water-Park Packages in Ferguson

Splash at Wabash

Ferguson

$21.50 $10

Water park with two slides, zero-entry pool, toddler area, and lazy river entertains patrons and refuels them with tasty concessions.

50% Off American Cuisine at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Benton Park

$50 $25

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Homey dishes such as wiener schnitzel and beef wellington served in a mansion rumored to be haunted; family-style chicken dinner on Sundays

53% Off Round of Golf with Balls and Drinks

Family Golf & Learning Center

Saint Louis

$43 $20

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

The Magic House – 40% Off Admission

The Magic House

Saint Louis

$50 $30

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Interactive exhibits invite little ones to service cars, climb beanstalks, and solve detective mysteries in a 1900s-era Victorian mansion

62% Off Classes at St. Louis Spinning

St. Louis Spinning

Brentwood

$50 $19

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Cycling-centric fitness studio with 40 bikes hosts heart- & leg-pumping stationary rides as well as core classes & yoga for adults

Up to 53% Off Bowling for Four

Crestwood Bowl

Crestwood Bowl

$40.35 $19

Bowling alley more than 50-years-old serves up pizza & soda as bowlers pummel pins for one hour

Up to 52% Off at Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

$30 $15

Visitors play the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers through a two-hour simulated space mission to the Moon, Mars, or a comet

50% Off Wine and Appetizers at The Vino Gallery

The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$20 $10

Snack on small plates or arrays of almonds or olives while sipping wine and beer by the glass

Up to 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

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

Up to 50% Off Bowling Package at Show Me Lanes

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

$30 $15

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Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

Up to 45% Off Draft Beer Tasting or Draft Beer and Appetizers

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.

Saint Louis

$34.50 $19

Rotating selection of 11 draft beers on tap; signature brews include ales, lagers, and seasonal draft beers

Up to 51% Off International Photography Hall of Fame

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

$35 $17

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

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

St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Union Station

$34 $17

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

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

Riordan Tours

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 50% Off Bowling with Shoe Rentals

Olivette Lanes

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Up to 60% Off Needlepoint Classes or Supplies

The Needlepoint Clubhouse

Saint Louis

$50 $20

Experienced instructors teach needlepoint students the ins and outs of creating beautiful, intricate designs and embellishments

Up to 85% Off Metabolic Strength Training

Faster Fitness

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

69% Off Personal Fitness Program

Sports Medicine & Training Center

St. Louis

$275 $85

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

45% Off Personal Training

Titanium Fitness Llc

St. Louis

$650 $358

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

Up to 86% Off CrossFit Classes

Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym

St. Louis

$275 $39

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

50% Off Boot Camp

Hilltop Fitness Studio

St. Louis

$500 $250

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

50% Off at Campbell House Museum

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$16 $8

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Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

Up to 66% Off Bowling at Tropicana Lanes

Tropicana Lanes

Richmond Heights

$74.55 $25

Soda fuels groups of six as they scatter pins inside an alley that has hosted the Professional Bowlers Tour

Up to 73% Off at Steel Plate Crossfit

Steel Plate Crossfit

Rock Hill

$110 $30

Trainers tailor exercise routines to client goals; CrossFit features functional exercises that beginners can learn in On-Ramp courses

Up to 57% Off Beginning Knitting Classes

Kirkwood Knittery

St. Louis

$45 $20

Students learn to work with knit and purl stitches during beginning knitting classes in two sessions over two weeks

Up to 56% Off Yoga

West-East Natural Healing

Warson Woods

$120 $55

Range of yoga disciplines including vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and kundalini help to relax minds and strengthen bodies

Up to 54% Off Tee Time Family Fun Center

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$64.49 $32

Four-hour passes grant unlimited rides on go-karts, bumper boats, and other rides; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

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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

On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.

Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.

602 W Glen Ave
Peoria,
IL
US

While bowlers have become accustomed to playing under fluorescent lighting and perching on vinyl seats, Jillian's updates the experience with a nightclub atmosphere and modern decor. Each lane in the black-light bowling lounge holds up to eight people in a luminous glow that’s harmless to the eyes of baby bats. Between bowling frames, three Brunswick Black Stallion billiard tables engage those with the urge for further friendly competition. Alternately, patrons can turn to the game room where they can get their adrenaline racing. Players sate between-set hunger pangs with the dining room's menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas.

5201 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria,
IL
US

The King of Rock and Roll never relinquishes his throne as four of the country’s top Elvis impersonators team together for Elvis Lives, a multimedia musical tribute to one of music’s premier icons. Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, which holds the copyright on blue suede shoes, Elvis Lives stars a quartet of bona fide dead ringers, all of whom are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and pay homage to four memorable eras of the pompadour-sporting legend’s career. Fans can swoon and shout as they catch a glimpse of tadpole Elvis and his centrifugal pelvis, movie-era Elvis, leather-jacket “comeback” Elvis, and shimmering, sequined-jumpsuit “Vegas” Elvis. The lavishly-produced show quantum leaps across a memorable career with classic songs sung spot-on, delighting fans and warming the heart of the real Elvis as he watches from the rafters.

201 Southwest Jefferson Avenue
Peoria,
IL
US