Activities in Taylorville

$150 for $200 Worth 3 months of Martial Arts — Smith Institute of Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

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$200 $150

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes for One or Two at Body Fit Kickboxing (85% Off)

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

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

$65 $10

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Two-Week CrossFit Prep Course or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Riverbend CrossFit (Up to 69% Off)

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

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

$120 $39

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Maze Admission for Four, Six, or Eight at The Great Godfrey Maze (50% Off)

The Great Godfrey Maze

Godfrey

Harry Potter–themed maze includes a zip line, cow train, and hay wagon

$44 $22

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Rolling Hills Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Godfrey

Open fairways, large greens, and relatively short length make this course playable for golfers of all skill levels

$70 $35

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Admission for 2, 4, or 12 at Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower (Up to 54% Off)

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

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

$18 $10

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Admission for Two or Four to Apocalypse Haunted Attraction (Up to 50% Off). 10 Dates Available.

Apocalypse Haunted Attraction

Alton

A terrifying attractions full of actors preying on visitors’ darkest fears, from zombies to nefarious hospitals to deranged clowns

$30 $15

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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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$20 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Hot Yoga Edwardsville ($75 Value)

Hot Yoga Edwardsville

Glen Carbon

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

$75 $20

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J5 CrossFit (Up to 81% Off)

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

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

$150 $29

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$119 for Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform ($335 Value)

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

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

$335 $119

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Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

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

$20 $10

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$35 for One-Month Hip-Hop Program for Kids Aged 5–11 or 12–18 at Studio L Dance Center LLC ($75 Value)

Studio L Dance Center LLC

O'Fallon

In group settings, kids aged 5–18 can learn the basics of hip-hop dancing

$75 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp (79% Off)

Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp

O'Fallon

Morning boot-camp workouts held indoors in a newly remodeled dance studio

$197 $41

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Five Personal Training Sessions at Craig Grimm Fitness (65% Off)

Craig Grimm Fitness

Florissant

Certified personal trainer specializes in developing weight-loss and goal-orientated training programs

$125 $44

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 76% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

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

$125 $35

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Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four People at St. Clair Bowl and Bel-Air Bowl (54% Off)

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes, colorful arcades, and cafés stocked with American fare.

$21.80 $10

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

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

$169 $119

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One Round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putting Edge (Up to 54% Off)

Putting Edge

Putting Edge St. Louis

Golf balls tumble down turf in 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark course themed around various settings such as medieval times and rain forest

$19.50 $9

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One Month of Classes for One or Two Children with Yearly Membership Fees at Kids World Gymnastics (Up to 53% Off)

Kids World Gymnastics

Hazelwood

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

$116 $55

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$21 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Sogo Ryu World Arts/ Capoeira of St.louis

Sogo Ryu World Arts

Hazelwood

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$60 $21

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit North County (65% Off)

Crossfit North County

Hazelwood

Level-one CrossFit trainers teach students the principles of the constantly varied, functional movements

$120 $42

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Three or Six Groupons, Each Valid for a Two-Hour Skateboarding Session at Plan Nine (Up to 60% Off)

Plan Nine

Hazelwood

Ramps, half-pipes, rails, and a foam pit are but a few of the features at the large, warehouse-style indoor skate park

$12 $6

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Discovery Adventure or Insanity Tour for Two, Adoption Package, or Membership at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

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

$130 $39

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6 or 12 Small Group Personal Training Sessions for One or Two at The Lab Gym (Up to 72% Off)

The Lab Gym

The Lab Gym

Engage muscles and burn calories along with classmates during intense small group personal training sessions

$175 $49

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Mike Epps & DeRay Davis: After Dark Tour at Chaifetz Arena on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Mike Epps & DeRay Davis: After Dark Tour

Chaifetz Arena

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup alongside Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition winner

$70.95 $40

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Scottrade Center on Friday, January 2, 2015, at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Scottrade Center

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

$54.85 $33

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Nightmare On Washington Street Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four on October 31 from My Drink On (Up to 65% Off)

My Drink On

The Over/Under Bar and Grill

Drink vouchers and specials fuel spooky fun during Halloween-themed pub crawl with $1,000 grand-prize costume contest

$56.36 $25

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Admission for Four or Membership for Up to Four at The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum

Downtown St. Louis

This lovingly restored building, once home to Roswell and Eugene Field, houses period furnishings, antique toys, and historical exhibits

$20 $11

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$23 for Four Open Bounce Passes at BounceU ($39.80 Value)

BounceU - St. Louis

Multiple Locations

Inflatable playground offers kids a safe and secure place to play and bounce

$39.80 $23

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Standup and Drinks for Two, Four, or Eight at Funny Bone Westport Plaza Through December 31 (Up to 66% Off)

St. Louis Funny Bone

Funny Bone Westport Plaza

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Standups entertain up to 300 attendees at comedy club that hosts nationally touring acts

$33 $16

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Nine-Hole Round for Two or Four with Range Balls and Soft Drinks at Family Golf & Learning Center (53% Off)

Family Golf Center

Saint Louis

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

$43 $20

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2-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Two or Four at Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson (Up to 52% Off)

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

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

$30 $15

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One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (65% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

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

$275 $95

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One-Hour of Bowling with Pizza for Up to Four or Eight at Show Me Lanes (Up to 50% Value)

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

$30 $15

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International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 51% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

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

$35 $17

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60-Minute Trolley Tour for Two, Four, or Six from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company (Up to 52% Off)

St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Multiple Locations

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

$34 $17

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Six Strength-Training Classes or One Month of Strength-Training Classes at Faster Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Faster Fitness

Brentwood

Both options include a nutritional consultation

$120 $29

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$85 for $275 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Sports Medicine and Training Center

Sports Medicine & Training Center

St. Louis

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$275 $85

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2 Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions from Hilltop Fitness Studio, LLC (50% Off)

Hilltop Fitness Studio

St. Louis

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$500 $250

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

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

$99 $29

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (50% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

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

$16 $8

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Bushido World Karate (Up to 54% Off)

Bushido World Karate

Mehlville

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

$75 $35

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Ten Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at West-East Natural Healing (Up to 56% Off)

West-East Natural Healing

Warson Woods

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

$120 $55

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Fun-Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

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

$64.49 $32

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at YogaSource ($135 Value)

YogaSource

Richmond Heights

Eleven different yoga classes accommodate students of varying levels and help them develop strength, flexibility, and endurance

$135 $49

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10 or 20 Yoga Fusion or Get Fit Fusion Classes at Get Fit St. Louis LLC (Up to 76% Off)

Get Fit St. Louis LLC

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $29

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5 or 10 Pilates Equipment Classes at The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis (Up to 65% Off)

The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis

Ladue

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

$150 $65

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Five Yoga Classes from Mind & Body Kula (64% Off)

Mind & Body Kula

Tower Grove South

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$70 $25

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Three or Six 30-Minute Private Karate or Self-Defense Lessons at Tracy's Karate Studio (50% Off)

Tracy's Karate Studio

Saint Louis

Private lessons heed each student’s goals and personal learning style as they impart self-defense skills and confidence

$80 $40

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10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes or One-Month Gym Membership at BJC WellAware Center (Up to 78% Off)

BJC WellAware Center

Central West End

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

$80 $19

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$39 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing Classes at Sweat ($80 Value)

Sweat

Clayton

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

$80 $39

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Indoor Climbing Class for Two, or a Private Birthday Party at Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (Up to 47% Off)

Upper Limits Rock Gym

Multiple Locations

Newbie climbers scurry up 35-foot indoor rock arches & top-out boulder & parties entertain up to 25 kids with climbing & soft drinks

$60 $32

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Two, Four or Six Personal-Training Sessions at St. Louis Fitness and Wellness Group (Up to 79% Off)

St. Louis Fitness and Wellness Group

The Boxing Gym

Trainer works one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals through tailored exercises

$110 $29

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Six Group Fitness or Group Dance Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Lessons at Central Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Central Studio

DeBaliviere Place

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

$80 $31

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Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions for One or Two People at Titanium Fitness LLC (Up to 89% Off)

Titanium Fitness LLC

St. Louis

Personal-training sessions customize workouts to help meet each individual's fitness and nutrition goals

$140 $29

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$24 for $48 Groupon — Mayer-Torno School of Irish Dance

Mayer-torno School Of Irish Dance

Brentwood

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$48 $24

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Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

$24 $10

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Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

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

$10 $5

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Personal-Training Sessions with Optional Nutrition Plan at Complete Supplements- St Louis (Up to 74% Off)

Complete Supplements- St Louis

Saint Louis

Knowledgeable trainers develop custom fitness and nutrition plans for clients to motivate them toward weight-loss and healthier lifestyles

$100 $30

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Food and Drinks for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar

St. Louis

As players bang away on the lounge’s dual baby grands, guests cheer or sit back with refreshing cocktails and tasty eats

$58 $29

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10 or 20 Drop-In Group Personal-Training Sessions at Complete Fitness Results (Up to 87% Off)

Complete Fitness Results

Brentwood

Group personal-training sessions improve fitness and dietary habits

$270 $39

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$45 for Four Weeks of Boot Camp at WayneFit ($99 Value)

WayneFit

St. Louis

Trainer Mike Wayne uses a lifetime of knowledge to get participants fit in boot camp classes that meet three times a week for a month

$99 $45

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$38 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Master Kim's Kum Sung Martial Arts Glendale Mo

Master Kim's Kumsung Martial Arts

St. Louis

Korean-style martial arts teaches self-defense, confidence, discipline, and focus to toddlers, kids, teens, and adults

$150 $38

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Start Right LLC (65% Off)

Start Right, Llc

Redeem from Home

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$250 $88

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On-Ramp or CrossFit Classes or Five Personal Training Sessions at Steel Plate Crossfit (Up to 73% Off)

Steel Plate Crossfit

St. Louis

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

$110 $30

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Bowling, Billiards, Food, and Drinks at Saratoga Lanes and Moolah Lanes (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saratoga Lanes (Moolah Lanes)

Multiple Locations

Bowling balls spin down eight lanes at old-school alleys, where billiards balls collide and glasses clink in the lounges

$30 $15

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$129 for a Tandem Paragliding Experience with Video at On The Marc Paragliding ($200 Value)

On The Marc Paragliding

Multiple Locations

After an introductory lesson covering basics and safety, students take to the sky with a certified instructor, and the experience is videoed

$200 $129

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Indoor Rock Climbing at Climb So iLL (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Climb So iLL

Near Lafayette Square

Equipped with harnesses and shoes, climbers scale walls up to 55 ft. tall with 40 rope routes and varied bouldering terrain

$56 $29

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One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (87% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

$79 $10

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CrossFit Foundations Class Package for Beginners or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Agon (51% Off)

CrossFit Agon

Lemay

Level 1 CrossFit trainer helps students of all ages and ability levels by adjusting each exercise to suit individual needs

$75 $37

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Barre Classes at B Three Fitness Studio (65% Off)

B3 Fitness Studio

St. Louis

One month of unlimited barre and fitness classes at B Three Fitness Studio.

$143 $50

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One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Stretch-Therapy Sessions at Achieve Wellness (Up to 53% Off)

Achieve Wellness

Mehlville

A personal trainer guides patients' muscles into controlled stretches designed to relieve aches and pains

$34 $17

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at Laclede's Landing Wax Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum

Downtown St. Louis

10,000 sq. ft. museum houses more than 200 wax likenesses of celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures

$20 $10

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Four or Six Weeks of Boot Camp at Build A Body (Up to 75% Off)

Build A Body

Saint Louis

Fitness expert leads small groups through vigorous, full-body exercise routines to help them burn calories and build muscle

$60 $15

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10 Drop-In Boot-Camp Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at STL Torched Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

STL Torched Fitness

Webster Groves

Studio's owner uses his 13 years of experience in the fitness industry to lead clients through boot-camp-style workouts

$150 $39

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20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from CrossFit Unearth (65% Off)

Crossfit Unearth

St. Louis

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$140 $49

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Peabody Opera House on Friday, November 28 (Up to 40% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

Peabody Opera House

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for an autumn concert

$47.20 $28.50

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16 Live Insanity Boot-Camp Classes or Month of Smart Group Training Boot Camp at SwaggHer Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

SwaggHER Fitness

Belleville

Experienced instructors lead popular, high-intensity Insanity classes or help clients achieve goals through a resistance-training program

$160 $60

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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,
IL
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It's unlikely that any historic kingdom had batting cages and water slides, but to be fair, Knight's Action Park is a lot more fun than an actual castle. On one side of the park, guests can don swimsuits and hop aboard bumper boats, slip down slides, or set out in paddle boats. Seven mini slides teach smaller children the fun of water-park attractions, while statues of giant sea creatures teach them that life is terrifying. Across the way, a 50-tee driving range lets golfers hone their swing, and an 18-hole mini-golf course caters to putters of all ages. The park's assortment of land-based amusements also includes a Ferris wheel, an arcade, and go-karts.

1700 Recreation Dr.
Springfield,
IL
US

Buried in the woods, 15 single- and two-story log cabins line a path leading to a secluded frontier fortress. Masked combatants armed with Tippmann 98 paintball guns ponder the path's obstacles before slinking forward to meet their opponents. Along Bing Field Paintball & Airsoft Park's three wooded fields strewn across 35 acres, players sneak into sniping positions in the Frontier Field's two-story log cabins, the Vietnam Field's two-story guard tower, or our the newly designed World War II field that features several new two and three story buildings. Four speedball fields??air ball, barrel, concrete, and spool??accommodate paintball players on the other side of the wooded park. Paintball and airsoft packages grant visitors up to seven hours of play, which they can break up with refueling sessions spent scarfing down refreshments while gossiping about opponents' love lives at an onsite concessions stand.

3231 Edwardsville Rd.
Edwardsville,
Illinois
US

Upon departing from the landing craft, one player ducks behind an upturned boat and takes aim at opposing paintballers as they fend off attacks from the upper level of a concrete bunker. This scene may conjure echoes of historic battles, particularly D-Day, as Wildcat Paintball has modeled one of its outdoor fields on the historic battle of Normandy. Elsewhere, players can snake through the thick, jungle-like brush of the Vietnam field, dive into the castle field's manmade trenches, or sneak into the Old West town of Wildwood. A tournament field littered with barrels and wooden barriers or three speedball fields replete with tractor tires and frequently mowed lawns accommodate marksmen who prefer more traditional paintball settings.

390 3rd Street
Staunton,
IL
US

As they enter the training circuit at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. Thirty seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

10 Edwardsville Prof Park
Edwardsville,
IL
US

Since Paragliding Unlimited launched its first client in 2003, owner Jiri Sindler and his team have maintained a sterling safety record for their motorized version of airborne sailing. The crew teaches power paragliding, in which a motorized fan and a tank of recycled political bluster give lift to the featherweight craft. Once it has ascended more than 10 feet, its large wing catches the wind and buoys you into the sky. Drivers sit upright in "trikes," their legs extended in front of them as they work the two brakes and the throttle.

The school both belongs to and is recommended by the U.S. Powered Paragliding Association. Instructors will jump tandem with beginning students and immerse experienced pilots in six-day intensives, keeping fliers of all levels safe by capping classes at four students (they prefer a ratio of 1:1 or 2:1). At the accompanying shop, gliders browse clothing, new Nirvana equipment, and used gear. Flights lift off from Gateway Airpark in Pierron, Illinois, which the team selected for the staff's friendliness to paragliders and their ability to twist their bodies into the shapes of passing clouds for realistic trainings on the ground.

110 Main Street
Highland,
IL
US