Things To Do in Tennessee

"Girls Night: The Musical" at James K. Polk Theater on Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m. (Up to 36% Off) Two Seating Options Available.

"Girls Night: The Musical"

James K. Polk Theater

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Girls Night: The Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

$84 $55

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Night of the Living Dread Music Festival for Two or Four from Camp Reggae and The Dark Alley (Up to 54% Off)

Camp Reggae and The Dark Alley

6

Local reggae & rock acts performing include Natti Love Joys, House of the Rising Funk & Belfast 6 Pack; costume contest & haunted trail

$70 $35

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ELF The Musical at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on November 6 or 7 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

ELF The Musical.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

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A human raised among Santa’s elves ventures into New York City for the first time in a touring musical based on the 2003 Will Ferrell film

$54.60 $33

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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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One 2.5-Hour Paint and Sip Class for One or Two at The Thirsty Brush (Up to 46% Off)

The Thirsty Brush

Multiple Locations

Guests imbibe wine and beer as they unwind during painting classes held at local establishments; supplies included

$35 $20

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Winery Experience with Tasting and Tour for Two or Four at Crown Winery in Humboldt (Up to 58% Off)

Crown Winery

Humboldt

Hilltop winery & Tuscan-style villa courts visitors with wine tastings, vineyard tours & commemorative souvenirs.

$105 $46

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10 or 20 Group Exercise Classes at Synergy X Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

Synergy X Fitness

Johnson City

Dedicated instructors lead students through Les Mills Bodypump™, Les Mills Bodycombat™,I NSANITY®, P90X, and other classes

$75 $37

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One-Hour Guided Segway Tours for One, Two, or Four from Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals (Up to 50% Off)

Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

Franklin

Guided tours through the historical part of downtown, Civil War battlefields, and scenic trails

$60 $30

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Five Boot-Camp Classes at Custom Fitness (64% Off)

Custom Fitness

Hunters Hollow Neighborhoods Association

Commit to challenging workouts that fit all fitness levels

$33 $12

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Tennessee-Handgun-Permit Class with Optional Handgun Rental at Guns & Leather Shooting Academy (Up to 47% Off)

Guns & Leather Shooting Academy

Multiple Locations

Eight-hour class focuses on basic defense, safety, laws, and shooting concepts, preparing students to apply for a Tennessee carry permit

$112 $65

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One Month of Kids' or Adult Krav Maga Classes for One or Two at Tri-Cities Krav Maga (Up to 77% Off)

Tri-Cities Krav Maga

Kingsport

Certified instructors teach adults and kids moves for real-world self-defense originally designed by the Israeli Defense Forces.

$150 $39

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Two Private Pilates Classes with Optional Month of Group Classes at Pilates of Collierville (Up to 73% Off)

Pilates of Collierville

Collierville

Pilates exercises strengthen the core with the help of a mat or small equipment

$130 $39

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One Session on the Alpine Climbing Tower for One, Two, Four, or Six at Outdoor Adventure Rafting (Up to 58% Off)

Outdoor Adventure Rafting

Benton

Variety of upward routes on 50-foot climbing structure ensure no two climbs are same; features teeter-totter, cargo nets, and swinging areas

$31 $15

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$45 for One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes with a Uniform at O'Riley Karate Centers ($129 Value)

O'Riley Karate Centers

Multiple Locations

Internationally certified and licensed martial-arts instructor teaches karate to students of all ages and abilities

$129 $45

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18 Boot Camps, Eight Boot Camp and Four TRX Classes, or Eight TRX Classes at Fitness Inspiration! (Up to 86% Off)

Fitness Inspiration!

Walnut Grove - Shelby Farms PD

Specialty workouts help clients tone muscle, build endurance, and burn calories while preventing fitness plateaus for better results

$330 $49

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Painting and Cooking Class for One or Two at Dabble Studio (Up to 38% Off)

Dabble Studio

Brentwood

Hands on classes let guests of any skill level create a new dish, paint a canvas, and then enjoy a light, social meal or cocktails

$60 $39

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Stained-Glass Workshop for One or Two at Stained Glass Accessories (Up to 53% Off)

Stained Glass Accessories

Towne Village

Workshop provides an overview of creating stained-glass pieces; students take home one or two finished projects

$95 $49

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10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Organic Fitness Factory (Up to 84% Off)

Organic Fitness Factory

Gallatin

Instructors help you get fit with fun, supportive classes including glow-in-the-dark Zumba, Tae Bo, and Pound, which is set to rock music

$150 $29

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One or Three Group or Private Equestrian Vaulting Lessons at Winding Creek Stables (Up to 50% Off)

Winding Creek Stables

5

Introductory course helps riders make a smooth foray into equestrian vaulting, which blends horseback riding, dance, and gymnastics

$30 $15

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Adventure Package for Two or Family of Four or Six at Adventure Ranch (Up to 59% Off)

Adventure Ranch

Morristown

Situated on Great Smoky Farm, fall-themed activities include large corn maze, petting zoo, 250 ft. super slide, and a pumpkin patch

$21.90 $10

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at King's Creek Golf Club (Up to 53% Off)

King's Creek Golf Club

Spring Hill

Designed by Arnold Palmer, par 70 course seamlessly integrates three creeks, groves of trees, and bentgrass greens into 6,807-yard layout

$111.90 $59

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Two, Three, or Five 30-Minute Horseback-Riding or Driving Lessons at Mike Wahl Performance Horses (Up to 56% Off)

Mike Wahl Performance Horses

Greenback

Seasoned instructors who have trained national champions teach students to ride or drive horses

$80 $39

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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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Two-Hour Paintball Package for 2, 4, or 10 at Xtreme Paintball (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Paintball

Lebanon

Two outdoor fields set the stage for staff-monitored scenarios such as capture the flag and team elimination

$50 $30

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Two or Four One-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Rides at JuRo Stables (Up to 51% Off)

JuRo Stables

Mount Juliet

Guided trail rides amble through forest and fields to uncover natural wonders at a pace that caters to riders’ experience levels

$50 $25

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Trapeze Class for One, Two, or Four at CirqueFit Blue Ridge Trapeze (Up to 51% Off)

CirqueFit Blue Ridge Trapeze

Blue Ridge

Instructors that have worked with Ringling Bros. and other professional circuses teach beginners to soar through the air

$100 $55

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Three or Five 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Blue Point Stables (Up to 56% Off)

Blue Point Stables

Lenoir City

Instructors give positive reinforcement in a safe atmosphere to keep morale high as riders learn English- or Western-style riding

$135 $60

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Yoga or Zumba Classes or One-Month Membership at Olympus Athletic Club (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

Olympus Athletic Club

Multiple Locations

Get fit with a roster of yoga or Zumba classes or become a full-fledged gym member, complete with childcare and personal training

$100 $20

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Tandem Skydiving for One or Two from Tennessee Skydiving, LLC (Up to 42% Off)

Tennessee Skydiving, LLC.

Tullahoma

Strapped to professional skydivers, jumpers leap from planes and soar downward toward a landing area spanning more than 700 acres

$249 $149

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Lipstick and Barbells (Up to 83% Off)

Lipstick and Barbells

Springfield

Get in shape with boot-camp sessions that use a variety of cardio and strength-training exercises and are run by an experienced trainer

$100 $19

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$63 for $125 Groupon — The Academy

The Academy

Mansker Heights

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

$125 $63

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Gun-Range Membership for an Individual or Household at Shooter's Depot of North Georgia (40% Off)

Shooter's Depot of North Georgia

Ringgold

Memberships grant invitations to special events, unlimited shoot-out time, and discounts on ammo and accessories

$165 $99

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Zipline Tour for One, Two, or Up to Six at Wahoo Ziplines (Up to 49% Off)

Wahoo Zip Lines

10

Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

$89 $49

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One or Three Months of Classes, Camp, or Birthday Party at Spirit Gymnastics & Cheerleading (Up to 57% Off)

Spirit Gymnastics & Cheerleading

Bon Aqua

Lessons and camps move pupils along through steadily progressing cheer, gymnastics, and tumbling curricula; parties include goody bags

$58 $29

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Guided Off-Road Half-Day ATV Rentals for Two or Four from Four Wheelin' Expeditions (Up to 58% Off)

Four Wheelin' Expeditions Inc

Lynnville

Experienced ATV tour guides outfit guests with safety gear and ATVs, who then embark on a tour of Wooly's park

$540 $229

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Three-Hour Whitewater Rafting Adventure for One or Two from Whitewater Express (Up to 51% Off)

Whitewater Express

Copperhill

Rafts journey down the Ocoee River in Tennessee, encountering class IV rapids and native wildlife

$47.50 $24

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Tandem Paragliding Flight for One or Two From Flying Camp (Up to 46% Off)

Flying Camp

Dunlap

Gliders soar from the top to the bottom of Sequatchie Valley with an instructor while taking in beautiful views

$189 $108

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One-Year Membership and a Range Visit for One, Two, or Four People at Carter Shooting Supply (Up to 52% Off)

Carter Shooting Supply

Harrison

Members receive discounted admission to the range; indoor, climate-controlled facility with personal lockers

$30 $15

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Four or Eight One-Hour Equestrian Flat-Riding Lessons at Showcase Equestrian Center (Up to 61% Off)

Showcase Equestrian Center

Gray's Creek Association

Lifetime rider, teacher, and trainer leads lessons to teach proper flat-riding technique

$50 $19.75

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Month of 30-Minute Private Lessons at Music Instruction Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Music Instruction Studio

Multiple Locations

University-educated instructors equip musicians of all experience levels with pop, jazz, and classical training in various instruments

$120 $44

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Milky Way Farm Haunted Woods Ranger Rides for One, Two, or Four at Milky Way Farm (Up to 44% Off)

Milky Way Farm

Pulaski

Venture into spooky old barns and around an old grist mill in the darkness as undead beings stir around you

$20 $13

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$10 for a Drive-Thru Safari and Petting-Zoo Outing for Two at Circle G Ranch (Up to $18 Value)

Circle G Ranch

Strawberry Plains

Cars of visitors explore the 160-acre park with 700+ exotic animals such as zebras and emus before heading over to the petting zoo

$18 $10

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Six-Week Boot Camp for One or Two at Matt Eubanks' Training Camp (60% Off)

Matt Eubanks' Training Camp

Rossville

Boot-camp participants utilize cardio and strength training to build stamina and muscle tone

$175 $70

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One- or Two-Hour Romantic Horseback Trail Ride for Two with Dinner at Calico Junction Mule Ranch (Up to 55% Off)

Calico Junction Mule Ranch

Hohenwald

Duos ride equine companions across ranch that brims with waterfalls and more than 100 miles of trails before enjoying a romantic meal

$160 $75

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Tickets for Two Adults with Option for Tickets for Two Children to The Mid-South Maze (Up to 50% Off)

The Mid-South Maze

Memphis

Wander the wending passageways of a family-friendly corn maze that’s been carved to create an image from a bird’s-eye view

$24 $12

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$25 for Two Slash Passes on October 26 to Hauntanel at The Fontanel Mansion ($40 Value)

Hauntanel at The Fontanel Mansion

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

Family-friendly, two-mile hayride through the moonlit woods alongside a gruesome fun house, a clown tent, and a graveyard

$40 $25

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Four-Week Foundations Course with Optional Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Rhema (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Rhema

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Students in the Foundations course meet twice a week for four weeks, while learning how to safely push themselves in CrossFit workouts

$199 $55

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Interactive Raptor Experience for Two or Four at Wings to Soar (Up to 51% Off)

Wings to Soar

Trenton

Feed, touch, and photograph nine birds of prey, including hawks, owls, a falcon, and a bald eagle

$240 $120

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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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$59 for an Introductory Meeting and Four Piano and Voice Lessons from Davis Music Instruction ($120 Value)

Davis Music Instruction

Murfreesboro

Experienced musician Jenny Mills customizes lessons in songwriting, piano, and musical theory for students of all ages and abilities

$120 $59

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$21 for $45 Worth of Martial Arts — Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Johnson City

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

$45 $21

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Dairy-Farm Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Noble Springs Dairy (Up to 56% Off)

Noble Springs Dairy

2

Tours take guests throughout the goat dairy farm, spotlighting the milk parlor and cheese-making facility, as well as the farm animals

$24 $12

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One Month or Two Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Taekwondo Academy of Bartlett (Up to 74% Off)

Taekwondo Academy of Bartlett

Ellendale

Students build self-defense skills, strength, and discipline in tae kwon do classes

$174 $49

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20 Fitness Boot Camp Classes from FIT FORCE (45% Off)

Fit Force

Hendersonville

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

$600 $330

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$64 for $115 Worth of Music Lessons — The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

Collierville

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

$115 $64

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Corn Maze and Haunted House Admission for One or Two at North Georgia Corn Maze (42% Off)

North Georgia Corn Maze

Cleveland

Navigate the twisting trails of a seven-acre corn maze before venturing into a haunted house teeming with giant pythons and mad scientists

$24 $15

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Glass-Lattice Design Workshop for One, Two, or Four at Designs by Sylvanye Glass Studio (Up to 73% Off)

Designs by Sylvanye Glass Studio

Smyrna

Students cut strips of colored and patterned glass that go through two separate kiln firings before becoming original glass-lattice designs

$175 $55

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Nashville Food Tour by Van for One or Two from Nashville Food Adventures (Up to 35% Off)

Nashville Food Adventures

Multiple Locations

Foodies stop at 4–6 eateries on themed tours such as Barbecue Pit Stops, Wineries of Middle Tennessee, East Nashville Food Hop & Global Eats

$65 $45

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Three-Hour Painting Class for Two, Four, or Eight at Brush N’ Wine (Up to 59% Off)

Brush N’ Wine

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

Visual artist supplies a 16"x20" canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and an apron to all students before demonstrating a featured painting

$80 $39

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$20 for One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes with T-Shirt at National Martial Arts ($140 Value)

National Martial Arts

Oak Ridge

Instructors lead rigorous krav maga and MMA classes for adults as well as enthusiastic martial arts lessons for kids aged 3 and up

$140 $20

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Tandem Skydiving Jump for One or Two from Skydive Smoky Mountains (52% Off)

Skydive Smoky Mountains

Morristown

Adventurers safely strapped to experienced divers plummet from heights of up to 9,500 ft.; exhilarating free falls captured on video

$298 $143

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Four Horseback-Riding Lessons at Bella Vista Equestrian Center (65% Off)

Bella Vista Equestrian Center

Eagleville

One month of English or Western horseback-riding lessons with one ride per week, per person

$200 $70

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Admission for 4, Birthday Party for 10 Kids, or Parent's Night Out for Up to 2 Kids at Friendly Farm (Up to 64% Off)

Friendly Farm

4

Admission to farm and petting zoo; birthday adventure with nature walk and pony rides; Parent's Night Out entertains kids with activities

$40 $20

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Eight or Sixteen Women's Boot-Camp Classes at Niki G's Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Niki G's Fitness

Mount Juliet

Trainers encourage accountability while leading participants through ever-changing workouts that can be modified based on ability level

$140 $35

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One Pizza or $10 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Pizza and Sandwiches at Oskie's Sports Bar & Grill

Oskie's Sports Bar & Grill

Concord

Gourmet pizzas, loaded burgers, and Cuban sandwiches served amid live music

$15.99 $8

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart and Range Balls for Two or Four at Highland Rim Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Highland Rim Golf Course

Joelton

GPS-equipped golf carts whisk players across 18-hole layout replete with limestone bluffs, waterfalls, Scottish bunkers, and new greens

$192 $79

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Guided Horseback Trail Ride for Two or Private Introductory Lesson at Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club (Up to Half Off)

Hidden Hills Farm & Saddle Club

Ooltewah

Trainers lead horseback rides across 500 acres of trails & pastures or give private introductory English or Western lessons to novice riders

$80 $48

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to Titanic Pigeon Forge (Up to 38% Off)

Titanic Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge

Audio guides featuring stories from Titanic survivors lend context to Edwardian artifacts and interactive exhibits about the historical ship

$54 $33.50

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Three-Hour Fly-Fishing Lesson for One, Two, or Three at Bob White Springs (Up to 58% Off)

Bob White Springs

Only

Learn the basics of fly-fishing in three-hour lessons at springs with its own hatchery

$165 $79

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Eight-Hour Tennessee Handgun-Carry-Permit Course for One or Two at Direct Hit Shooting Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Direct Hit Shooting Academy

Loudon County (near Lenior City)

Meet the requirements to qualify for a Tennessee handgun-carry permit through classroom instruction and practice at an outdoor range

$90 $39

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Beginner Handgun Class or a Concealed-Carry Handgun Class at Zirkops Training (Up to 50% Off)

Zirkops Training

Harrison

All courses include firearm rental and eye and ear protection; experienced, licensed instructors oversee both classroom and range time

$50 $25

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Two Private Lessons for One or One Semi-Private Golf Lesson for Two at Vantage Point Golf Center (Up to 51% Off)

VJF Golf Lessons at Vantage Point Golf Center

Alliance of Cordova Neighborhoods

Lessons with veteran golf instructor who evaluates players' needs through various drills and teaching techniques that improve their skills.

$70 $35

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$20 for Three Intro Taekwondo Classes and Training Shirt at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts ($40 Value)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts

Hixson

Experienced Grandmaster instructor with 8th-degree black belt in taekwondo leads classes to help build confidence, discipline, and health

$40 $20

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Outing for Four or Six at India Fest on Saturday, November 1 (40% Off)

India Fest

Agricenter International

Visitors experience the flavors and sights of India through food, art, and music at the diverse community’s annual festival

$20 $12

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$13 for Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, Hay Bales, and Other Fall Items from Malinoski Farm ($25 Value)

Malinoski Farm

Ashland City Farmers Market

Malinoski Farm sets up at the Ashland City Farmers Market and sells pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, hay bales, and other fall-related items

$25 $13

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$35 for $69 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Inayan School of Eskrima

Inayan School Of Eskrima

Knoxville

Gain the proper mindset of the modern-day warrior while learning a practical and combat-effective martial art.

$69 $35

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$20 for a Survive Alive Zombie Paintball Experience at Insane Paintball ($25 Value)

Insane Paintball

Amnicola - East Chattanooga

Take aim and shoot glowing paintballs at live zombies during an interactive paintball hayride

$25 $20

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental at Paintball International (Up to 69% Off)

Paintball International

Red Leg Action Sports

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$60 $19

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4-Week Boot Camp from Transformazing Fitness (65% Off)

Transformazing Fitness

Murfreesboro

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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Becca Marino fought an eating disorder for 13 years before enlisting in a six-month recovery program. During this time, mentors surrounded and supported her. Thanks to their encouragement, she broke free of the eating disorder and nourished a desire to help others do the same. Marino marched off to earn a bachelor's in health, fitness, and recreational resources, specializing in exercise science. Then, she racked up personal training certifications to start her career in fitness. But even as she went to work in gyms, wellness centers, and other fitness facilities, she felt as if she couldn't help people the way she wanted to.

In 2009, she broke down the barriers that kept her from inspiring others and opened Fitness Inspiration!. She and her team promote mindsets and beliefs that facilitate external action. This positive approach to physical and mental transformation manifests itself in every workout, from personal and small-group training sessions to group classes and boot camps. Teachers also host wellness workshops and outreach events that nourish self-worth and awaken a desire for participants to treat their bodies like temples or shrines to JTT.

Becca's powerful positive methodologies won her a 2012 Natural Memphis award for Best Personal Trainer, and her Best Me! boot-camp program was awarded the title of Best Natural Body Care Program.

500 North Pine Lake Drive
Memphis,
TN
US

A log cabin sits huddled in the woods as breezes sway rolling grasses and flowerbeds across the 1,120 acres that surround it. A Federal-style mansion stands tall against the sky, its columns flanking a towering front door and presidential balcony. Carrying on a 200-year tradition, The Hermitage tells the story of the presidential family, its plantation's slave population, and the atmosphere of the time through 32 historic buildings and more than a dozen archaeological sites.

The mansion and visitor center boast 3,000 original objects and 800,000 archaeological artifacts on display, as well as 1,200 printed items, 3,000 photographs, and 800 manuscripts bearing the president's original handwriting and cappuccino stains. The mansion's Greek-revival woodwork and mantels frame original wallpaper, and glass cases hold Andrew Jackson's authentic glasses, slippers, top hats, swords, and canes. Inside the visitor center, the Jacksons' actual private carriage guards a hallway leading to collections of artifacts from the plantation's slave families and communities. Most items in the collections were purchased directly from the Jackson family, though many artifacts were uncovered in the late 1800s by the historic Ladies' Hermitage Association when they broke ground for a new Olympic-sized swimming pool.

On the outdoor grounds, trained guides usher visitors to the first Hermitage, a log cabin where the Jackson family lived while the mansion was being built, and Alfred's Cabin, the preserved 1840s quarters of the former groundskeeper. In the garden, winding trails take visitors past period plants and the Grecian-style tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The rest of The Hermitage's grounds contain a network of winding walking trails, as well as grassy areas and cabins where museum staffers host events, weddings, and birthday parties. Across the grounds, interpreters in authentic period dress direct visitors to the sites of historic events and often train grade-school students to do the same through the center's special school programs.

4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage,
TN
US

Ijams Nature Center is committed to outdoor conservation and recreation, supplying members with rugged nature trails, an eco-friendly learning center, and a wildlife sanctuary spread over 300 acres. The visitor's center reduces energy emissions through passive solar heating, and most of the building's surfaces were constructed using materials made from recycled newspaper, cardboard, and grocery bags. New and permanent exhibits fill this space, such as Ijams Family History—which showcases the traditional preserved birds that highlight their passion for ornithology. Inside the forest exhibit, correct answers to questions light up components inside a giant walk-through tree, and glass cases hold specimens such as a hummingbird nest and snakeskin.

Heading outside, guests enter the raptor enclosure—a sheltered structure and small amphitheater housing a red-tailed hawk and turkey vulture, who read excerpts from their favorite Looney Tunes fan fiction during educational demonstrations. From here, all-ages visitors explore a greenhouse and organic garden. Children can frolic in Jo's Grove—an interactive nature play area replete with hidden spaces and materials for building a nature fort. Hikers and mountain bikers can traverse ten miles of surface trails that wind through mature woodlands, as well as Mead's Quarry and Ross Marble Natural Area.

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville,
TN
US

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, a nature preserve and landscape park, began as a vision in the 1920?s by John and Margaret Chambliss. In the late 1970s, a group of forward thinkers hatched an ambitious plan to bring Chattanooga citizens closer to nature. With the help of the Junior League of Chattanooga, the group raised more than $500,000. In September 1979, The Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center was born. Since then, the center has had more than half a million visitors to explore its 317 acres containing a certified level IV arboretum, Civil War and Cherokee history, botanical gardens, and native plants, as well as raising awareness with educational programs for adults at schoolchildren. Their efforts have helped to conserve the approximately 45 native animal species inhabiting the Wildlife Wanderland, These animal species include a bald eagle, sandhill cranes, and endangered red wolves.

State-of-the-art when it was built, the environmentally engineered main building has remained largely unchanged over the past 33 years. Features such as solar-heating systems, southern-facing windows, and 99% natural R-38 insulation continue to model sustainable-building practices to park visitors and squirrels looking to passively heat their nests.

400 Garden Rd.
Chattanooga,
TN
US

As they enter the training circle 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. One minute 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.

585 S Riverside Dr
Clarksville,
TN
US

When patrons step into Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles Entertainment Depot, playful noises jostle their senses: the crash of bowling pins, the decisive zaps of laser-tag guns, the thunder of colliding bumper cars. The center shelters a spectrum of friendly competition under one roof, but at the heart are 32 bowling lanes. During open-bowling hours and late-night cosmic bowling, touchscreens tally strikes and automatic bumpers shift up and down to accommodate different players in case they decide to somersault down the lane.

Nearby, up to 16 laser-tag soldiers duck behind barrels and walls splattered with neon paint in the 2,500-square-foot Lazer Station. In the Spinzone, black lights and colorful spotlights swivel around a central traffic signal, which dictates the stops, starts, and illegal U-turns of bumper cars.

In the arcade, patrons battle for champion status and pick of pizza toppings at air-hockey tables, skee-ball machines, and racing video games. Professional competitors face off on flat-screen TVs at Tailgaters, an on-site eatery slinging burgers and pizza. Eight VIP bowling lanes, a designated party zone, and a stage for live entertainment and karaoke act as peaceful dignitaries in the 4,500-square-foot restaurant as well.

450 Butler Dr.
Murfreesboro,
TN
US