Things To Do in Tennessee

10 CrossFit Classes or a Month of Beginners CrossFit Classes at Cutting Edge Fitness Inc. (Up to 73% Off)

Cutting Edge Fitness Inc.

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

Certified trainers lead small groups of all fitness levels through intense but scalable CrossFit classes to tone and strengthen muscles

$200 $55

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Valentine's Day Sushi-Making Class for Two at Sushi Academy in Tennessee (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Academy

Guest House Inn / Eco Lodge Dining Room

Skilled chefs demystify the art of making sushi during a two-hour class that yields inside-out and traditional rolls

$100 $52

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$17 for 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Cruise for 2 on the Tennessee River from Chattanooga Riverboat ($33.90 Value)

Chattanooga River Boat Company

Downtown Chattanooga

Three-story riverboat ferries guests down Tennessee River on leisurely cruise with scenic views

$33.90 $17

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Two Weeks or One Month of Kickboxing or Boxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (Up to 70% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Clarksville

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

$58 $19

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$25 for $45 Worth of Activities and Concessions at GO USA Fun Park in Murfreesboro

GO USA Fun Park

Murfreesboro

Family-fun park thrills kin with 18-hole mini golf course lit for nighttime putting, go-kart track & arcade packed with redemption games

$45 $25

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Winery Experience with Tasting and Tour for Two or Four at Crown Winery in Humboldt (Up to 55% Off)

Crown Winery

Humboldt

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

$105 $49

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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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The Great Love Debate at Franklin Theatre on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Franklin Theatre

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs love experts with 200 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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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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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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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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1 Bag of Apples and 2 Slushies or 2 Bags of Apples and 4 Medium Slushies at Apple Valley Orchards (Up to 35% Off)

Apple Valley Orchards

Cleveland

Put together five-pound bags of the apples of your choice and sip on slushies as you walk around the orchard taking in the views

$10 $7

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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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One or Two Private and Group Dance Lessons at Ultimate Ballroom (Up to 64% Off)

Ultimate Ballroom

Cordova - Trinity Place

Experienced instructors lead private and group dance lessons in styles including foxtrot, tango, and salsa

$55 $24

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Four Weeks of Fitness Classes at Jackie Taul Fitness (89% Off)

Jackie Taul Fitness

Brentwood

From the merchant: Making you stronger, healthier, happier, smarter, more energized, and better looking are my goals.

$315 $35

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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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Six-Mile Canoe Trip for Two from Canoe the Caney (42% Off)

Canoe the Caney

Silver Point

A six-mile course down the Caney Fork River allows paddlers to catch glimpses of deer, turkey, and herons flitting along the riverbanks

$60.31 $35

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BYOB Cheese-Making Workshops at Standing Stone Farm (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Standing Stone Farm

Gallatin

Learn to make mozzarella, ricotta, and butter using Old-World techniques at a rustic and tranquil dairy-goat farm

$130 $65

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Wine or Beer Tasting or Tastings of Blue Ridge with Food for Two or Four at Blue Ridge Cellars (Up to 45% Off)

Blue Ridge Cellars

Blue Ridge

Samples of five local wines or beers; nighttime tasting experience showcases Blue Ridge wine, cheese, and more

$40 $24

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Tennessee Handgun-Carry Permit Class for One or Two at Westwood Firearm Training (Up to 53% Off)

Westwood Firearm Training

Mohawk

Completion of this eight-hour firearms course qualifies students to apply for a Tennessee handgun-carry permit

$80 $39

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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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$159 for an All-Day Two-Seater Polaris Ranger ATV Rental from Durhamtown Tellico ($259 Value)

Durhamtown Tellico

Murphy

Take out a side-by-side Polaris Ranger ATV for a full day of off-road adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains

$259 $159

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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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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

12

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

$129 $64

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Three Karate Lessons with Uniform for One or Two Children at David Deaton Karate (Up to 54% Off)

David Deaton Karate

Mount Juliet

Introductory karate classes for ages four and up help children become more fit, focused and self-disciplined under award-winning instructors

$39.95 $20

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One Month of CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit South Chattanooga (Up to 51% Off)

CrossFit South Chattanooga

East Ridge

Instructors lead high-intensity, ever-changing fitness regimens, which can be customized for fit-seekers of all ages and fitness levels

$115 $57

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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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Tandem Skydiving for One or Two from Tennessee Skydiving, LLC (Up to 45% 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 $142

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Advanced Soap-Making Workshop for One or Two at Lady-K Farm in Cedar Hill (Up to 60% Off)

Lady-K Farm

Cedar Hill

Students transform fresh goat’s milk into scented bars of soap during basic and advanced classes at functional dairy farm

$125 $59

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Beginner Pistol Crash Course for One, Two, or Four at Guns & Leather Shooting Academy (Up to 47% Off)

Guns & Leather Shooting Academy

Multiple Locations

Three-hour sessions introduce students to basic handgun knowledge, marksmanship skills, and safety considerations

$69 $39

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Gun-Range Membership for an Individual or Household at Shooter's Depot of North Georgia (44% 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 $92

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One or Four Lift Tickets at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (Up to 56% Off)

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Mars Hill

Skiers glide down 15 runs across 72 acres of ski terrain at a resort with three lifts and two lodges

$40 $19

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Two-Hour Climb, Zip, Swing Treetop Trek at Adventureworks (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Adventureworks

Sevierville

Take on Swiss Family Robinson-style adventure across a full acre of tree-top ropes courses

$35 $16

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$45 for an Aerial Trekking Treetop Adventure Course for Two at Adventureworks ($90 Value)

Adventureworks

Kingston Springs

Multitiered two-hour Aerial Trekking course promises adventure with leveled challenges and narrow walks

$90 $45

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Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Short Mountain Distillery (Up to 52% Off)

Short Mountain Distillery

Woodbury

Distillery crafts authentic Tennessee moonshine with local ingredients; tour includes T-shirt or hat and shot glass

$66 $33

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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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Tandem Paragliding Flight for One or Two From Flying Camp (Up to 32% Off)

Flying Camp

Dunlap

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

$189 $137

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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 59% 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 $49

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10, 20, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at A-Town (Up to 64% Off)

A-Town CrossFit

Arlington

Students perform a series of high-intensity movements, which help them tone their physiques, increase endurance, and build strength

$150 $59

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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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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at CrossKick , LLC (53% Off)

Crosskick , Llc

Atoka

From the merchant: Attend unlimited classes; select from 33 weekly classes including kickboxing, dance cardio, core, strength, and yoga

$40 $19

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BYOB Painting Night for 1, 2, 4, or 15 at QBHome Paint & Sip Studio (Up to 63% Off)

QB Home Paint & Sip Studio

Downtown Medical Center

Featured artists guide groups through the step-by-step re-creation of a painting while participants sip a favorite beverage

$45 $23

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Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 10 (Up to 55% Off)

Train

Bridgestone Arena

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Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$42.49 $19

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Thompson-Boling Arena

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

$49.25 $30

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Brewery Tour for One, Two, or Four from Van Man (Up to 55% Off)

Van Man-Brewery Tour

Terminal Brewhouse

Tour-goers visit Chattanooga breweries asking questions and seeing the beer-making process up close

$25 $15

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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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Three Games of Glow in the Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf in Murfreesboro (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Stones River Mall

Eighteen-hole mini-golf course studded with windmills and loop-the-loop ramps, with walls adorned in jungle and underwater murals

$42 $19

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Two Dance Classes from Fuzion Studio (65% Off)

Fuzion Studio

Jefferson City

From the merchant: Pick any two classes at this amazing rate and try us for a month! Fuzion offers Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, and Irish!

$60 $21

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10 Drop-In Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Hot Yoga Plus (Up to 70% Off)

Hot Yoga Plus

Multiple Locations

Various styles of yoga open to students of all levels

$180 $69

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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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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from Shackle Island Crossfit (70% Off)

Shackle Island Crossfit

Hendersonville

From the merchant: CF-L1 coaches lead functional fitness classes filled with bodyweight exercises, weightlifting & metabolic conditioning.

$180 $54

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Three Hours of In-Studio Recording from Mix Pro Studios (45% Off)

Mix Pro Studios

Blountville

From the merchant: Record, edit, mix, and master in a great studio, engineer included. Pro gear and fully loaded library of plug-ins!

$180 $99

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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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Winter Wonderland Tour for Two or Four at North Georgia Zoo (Up to 51% Off)

North Georgia Zoo

Cleveland

Guided tour provides guests with a chance to view exotic animals and take a wagon ride to feed and pet camels

$70 $35

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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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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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Two Sewing Classes for One or Two, or a Private Class for Six at Winnie's Custom Fashion Design (Up to 84% Off)

Winnie Custom Fashion Design

Multiple Locations

At a handmade-clothing boutique, attendees craft simple garments in two-hour classes with all materials included

$240 $39

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All-Day Arcade Pass for Two, Four, or Eight at Game Galaxy Arcade (Up to 56% Off)

Game Galaxy Arcade

Antioch

Challenge pals to matches of pinball and classic arcade video games, including Galaga, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter

$20 $10

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One or Two Nights of RV Camping with Campground Amenities at Mountain Glen (Up to 50% Off)

Mountain Glen RV Park & Campground

Pikeville

Expansive campground features RV amenities, free wifi, indoor showers & proximity to Fall Creek Falls State Park

$29 $16

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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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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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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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8 or 16 Boot Camp Classes at Fit and Fab Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Fit and Fab Fitness

Mount Juliet

Boot camp instructors push groups through an array of circuit and interval training exercisers

$99 $39

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Bead-Stringing Class for One, Two, or Four at Smoky Mountain Beads, Crystals & More (Up to 54% Off)

Smoky Mountain Beads, Crystals & More

Lenoir City

Beading students take their pick of wearable art projects, including earrings and bracelets in various styles

$140 $64

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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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$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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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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Four-Wheeler Tour for One or Two from Ramforce Services (Up to 59% Off)

Ramforce Services

Hot Springs

Ride through the Great Smoky Mountains on unpaved trails and roads

$120 $55

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MagiQuest Experience for One or Two With Mini Golf, Mirror-Maze, and Laser Vault at MagiQuest (Up to 50% Off)

MagiQuest

Pigeon Forge

A magic quest with dragons, princesses, and characters precedes a black-light pirate golf course, mirror maze, and laser course

$20 $12

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$149 for One Tandem Skydiving Jump for One at Skydiving Nashville ($299.99 Value)

Skydiving Nashville

Waverly

Participants experience the thrill of a free fall while strapped to an experienced instructor; makes a great holiday gift

$299.99 $149

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Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Eight at Tenn South Distillery (Up to 56% Off)

Tenn South Distillery

Lynnville

After a 30- to 45-minute tour of this small-batch distillery, each guest takes home a shot glass

$20 $10

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2.5-Hour Haunted Tour by Van for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (44% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

Murphy

A haunted van sweeps passengers away to various locations surrounding Cherokee County and Murphy, NC for ghost hunting and thrilling stories

$160 $90

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes at God's Warriors TKD (50% Off)

God's Warriors TKD

Dunlap

Instructors work with students individually during group Tae Kwon Do classes that are appropriate for all ages and experience levels

$40 $20

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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 Lane
Nashville,
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

In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts?a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches?was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.

Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.

1414 Jenkins 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 South Riverside Drive
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