Things To Do in Texas

Up to $47.96 Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

San Antonio

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

Curren$y – Up to 55% Off Hip-Hop Concert

Cedars

$109.18 $49

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Rapper who has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, and Whiz Khalifa showcases flowing rhymes

50% Off Chris Mitchell Jazz Concert

The Westin Austin At The Domain

$50 $25

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Accomplished saxophonist, who is a Grammy Recording Academy Member, spreads smooth tunes across the confines of a concert hall

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Emily Bear – Up to 50% Off Piano Concert

Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

$25 $12.50

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Original works and classics from young jazz pianist and composer who has performed at Carnegie Hall and on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

Up to 65% Off Kids’ Ballet Classes

Southeast Arlington

$70 $29

Experienced instructor guides kids and teens through the various positions and graceful spins of ballet during one-hour classes

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Saratoga Lanes

$44 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Wonder What Will Come Next in an Eclectic BYOB Variety Show

Plano

$10 $10

Russ Sharek and his Circus Freaks host an eclectic evening of performance with acts ranging from singer-songwriters to burlesque dancers

Up to 64% Off Unlimited Group Training Sessions

Lubbock

$179 $69

Unlimited access to group training sessions and training, including TRABOKI sessions that fuse personal training, boot camp, and kickboxing

60% Off Robotics Camp at Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$399.95 $159

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

HP Byron Nelson Championship—53% Off PGA Event

Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas

$212 $99

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The world’s top golfers flock to the TPC Four Seasons to compete for a $6.9-million purse

Up to 45% Off Entry in UV Splash Color Dash 5K

Medi Park

$45 $29

Runners are splashed with UV-colored water throughout a 5K course lit with black lights, making their clothing glow

Ripley's Believe It or Not! — Up to 47% Off Visit

Grand Prairie

$18.99 $10

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Take in 11 galleries of unusual and bizarre artifacts from across the world

Up to 42% Off Water-Sports Package for 2 or 4

SPI Water Sports

$233 $139

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Revelers tour the waters surrounding South Padre Island during one-hour Wave Runner tours and explore subsea-scapes during snorkel tours

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Spark Fitness Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$112 $37

Trainers guide students through exercises designed to burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour classes that meet three times weekly

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 60% Off Wine Class from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history of wines such as chardonnay, malbec, and cabernet sauvignon

Up to 57% Off Piloxing Classes at V-Fit Studio

McAllen

$50 $25

Piloxing classes fuse boxing, Pilates, and dance into one fat-burning, high-energy workout

50% Off a Horsemanship Clinic

Addicks - Park Ten

$60 $30

A clinic taught by trainer Charlie Andrews teaches auditors and participants—with and without their own horses—basic horsemanship skills

Up to 50% Off Admission to Tower of the Americas

Downtown

$21.90 $11

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750-foot tower grants guests 360-degree views of the city below; visits include access to an educational history exhibit and a 4-D ride

Practice the Circus Arts with Professional Performers

Dallas

$30 $30

Russ Sharek and the Circus Freaks teach students basic conditioning, improvisation, slapstick, and juggling

Up to 55% Off Entry to Austin Fashion Week

Austin Music Hall

$20 $10

In this celebration of everything fashion and fun, check out what local and menswear designers are bringing to the marketplace next season

Up to 72% Off at Pilates or Personal Training

Mistletoe Heights

$110 $45

Instructors lead Pilates classes on mats for all skill levels, or guide students on muscle-strengthening equipment

42% Off Gymnastics

El Paso

$26 $15

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49% Off at Bikram Yoga North Texas

Multiple Locations

$49 $25

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Shed sweat and build muscle with 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises amid 105-degree heat; great gift for holidays

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Central City

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

60% Off Boot Camp at Peak Body

Plano

$349 $139

The client with the best body transformation wins $500 and a one-month membership

Jump N Jungle – 50% Off Inflatable Play

Lubbock

$10 $5

Sock-clad youngsters leap atop open-air cushions, hop around in bounce houses, and glide down inflatable slides at indoor location

Up to 55% Off Mixed-Martial-Arts Classes

Garvon-Jupiter Industrial Park

$99 $49

Learn mixed-martial-arts grappling techniques and strategy while boosting strength

Up to 53% Off Orchestra Concerts

Irving Arts Center

$18 $9

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Five Sunday afternoons at the symphony include great music inspired by Shakespeare, a Mozart opera gala, and a celebration of Latino music.

Up to 45% Off Color Dash 5K Entry

Thompson Park

$45 $29

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of cornstarch that coat participants in colors; proceeds go to charity

Grand Prairie AirHogs—48% Off Baseball Game

QuikTrip Park

$58 $30

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The AirHogs enter the 2014 season as defending South Division champions, hosting rivals in a stadium with a swimming pool and a playground

Up to 67% Off at CrossFit Brownsville

Brownsville

$135 $49

Coaches ease participants into the CrossFit system of high-intensity functional movements with the three-day beginner's Fundamentals course

52% Off Bowling at Armadilla Lanes

Multiple Locations

$42 $20

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Bowling facilities with optional bumpers and special music nights with DJs

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – Half Off

McKinney

$80 $40

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Historic natural science museum with 289 acres of preserved habitats, native plants and animals, and educational exhibits

Up to 56% Off Roller Skating

McAllen

$6.75 $3

Family-run roller-skating rink and fun center offers open skating sessions and private events, including parties and field trips

K Camp – $40 for Rap Concert for Two

The Ballroom at Warehouse Live

$65.70 $40

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Atlanta rapper/singer behind the hit "Money Baby" delivers slick rhymes and catchy hooks; comedian King Keraun hosts

Up to 64% Off at Kiddie Park

San Antonio

$56 $28

Nostalgic park opened in 1925 delights visitors with ferris wheel, classic snacks, and carousel that was hand carved in 1918

Repticon – 50% Off

Knights of Columbus Center

$30 $15

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

Up to 52% Off Kids' Summer Dance Classes

NW Austin

$115 $55

Sign your child up for summer dance classes

Up to 53% Off Standup-Paddleboarding Package

Lake Worth | Marina Park

$50 $25

Paddleboarders meet up with professional instructor to learn stance, stroke, and maneuvering

Up to 67% Off Unlimited Dance Classes

Central Plaza

$59.50 $29

Certified AA instructor teaches latin-dance classes such as salsa, merengue, and cha-cha at this newly opened dance-fitness studio

Comedy & Magic For All Ages – Up to 50% Off

Arlington Improv

$12 $6

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Magic mixes with standup as an ever-changing cast interacts with the audience

Up to 53% Off at Funtrackers

Flour Bluff

$30 $15

Appetizers fuel fun-seekers as they putt across a mini-golf course, race through go-kart tracks, or square off in bumper boats

$5 for Kids' Outing to Indoor Safari Park

Plano

$9.99 $5

Tropical murals adorn walls and giggling children scramble up safe jungle gyms, ride mechanical animals, and hop aboard colorful trains

55% Off Music Lessons

Lubbock

$100 $45

Instructors with decades of music experience teach students to play guitar, voice, keyboard, banjo, bass, and other instruments

Up to 85% Off Archery Outings

East Park Village

$160 $29

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Arrows fly down a 20-yard archery range located inside a pro shop staffed by NAA-certified instructors

70% Off Jay Johnson’s Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Elite athletes lead fitness obstacle courses and games during high-intensity boot-camp workouts favored by professional cheerleaders

55% Off Personal Training

Amarillo

$490 $220

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

50% Off at H.O.T. Fitness Group Training

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

H.O.T. fitness classes focus on strength training, plyometrics, and cardio led by a certified personal trainer in a fast-paced environment

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp or Personal-Training Sessions

Brownsville

$150 $49

Burn calories and tone physiques through high-energy boot camps or personal-training sessions designed around individual goals

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

61% Off Month of Unlimited Boot Camp

Centre Place

$99 $39

Kick an exercise regimen into gear with boot-camp classes that focus on boosting strength, flexibility, endurance, and nutrition

52% Off Kids' Technology Classes

Multiple Locations

$288 $139

Kids get an introduction to advanced technology in fun classes that teach them the fundamentals of programming, robotics, and engineering

50% Off Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Team Tiger Martial Arts

McAllen

$40 $20

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Instructors lead exercisers through punches and kicks to the beat of energizing dance tunes in high-impact cardio-kickboxing classes

Hank Williams, Jr. – Up to 44% Off Country Concert

Sam Houston Race Park

$90 $50

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Legendary outlaw country artist and five-time Entertainer of the Year-winner blends southern rock and twang during a rowdy live show

79% Off Boot Camp at The Spartan Pit

Northwest Side

$185 $39

Challenging boot-camp, CrossFit, martial arts, and Insanity workouts with access to a support group, nutritional guidance & progress tracker

The Dinner Detective – Up to 42% Off

Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown

$169.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

50% Off Cooking Class

Cardinal Hills Estates

$158 $79

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Chef Myrna Kallergis teaches ins and outs of home cooking at hands-on classes

Up to 79% Off Fitness Sessions at Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$228 $49

The tailored fitness program designs 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training, complete with automated guides

Up to 76% Off at Rock That Body Fitness

Vista Real West

$113 $35

R.I.P.P.E.D. classes, Ab Blast classes, and Insanity classes provide intense conditioning

Up to 67% Off Dueling-Piano Show and Pizza

Arlington

$22 $9

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Pianists battle each other during lively interactive shows guided by the audience, banging out song requests and sing-alongs

Up to 60% Off Scuba-Diving Classes or Apparel

South Side

$25 $10

Students 10 and older learn to dive in heated indoor pool under the guidance of SSI dive professionals.

61% Off Summer Camp at University of Gymnastics

Plano

$165 $65

Kids aged 3–10 meet for five hours Monday–Friday for stimulating activities, from gymnastics and agility work to arts and crafts

Up to 72% Off Classes at MaxOut Crossfit

Lubbock

$80 $25

Certified instructors focus on functional movements as they help students tone up with barbells, jump ropes, kettlebells, and medicine balls

Up to 68% Off Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$120 $42

Train the body to work more efficiently and healthily with regimens designed to increase functional strength, movement, and power

Up to 88% Off Six-Week Gut Buster Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$149 $19

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Six-week program of structured cardio resistance-training workouts increases metabolism and muscle mass and burns fat

Up to 56% Off Belay Class with All-Day Climbing

Amarillo

$40 $19

Aspiring climbers learn basic belaying techniques with provided gear before practicing skills with facility day pass

Up to 49% Off Shooting-Range Outings

Multiple Locations

$98.48 $50

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Patrons try out rented rifles, revolvers, and semi-automatics; firearm rentals come with lane rentals, ammo, and targets

Up to $9 Off at Skate World

Multiple Locations

$17 $11

Skaters zip round rinks with music, arcade games, and snack bars

67% Off Four-Week Boot Camp at Transformation Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$179 $59

Clients get in shape with cardio, strength, and core exercises as trainers provide positive, non-military-style encouragement

Up to 51% Off at The Golf Club at McKinney

The Golf Club at McKinney

$180 $89

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Rolling pastureland sets the scene for course with dense clusters of forests, intersecting streams, and fast, hard-to-read greens

Up to 34% Off "Willy Wonka" Musical

UpStage Theatre

$13.70 $9

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A staged rendition of Roald Dahl's classic story enthralls audiences with songs from the 1971 film adaptation and eccentric characters

51% Off Fine Dining Cuisine at Oak Valley Vineyards Restaurant

San Antonio

$40 $20

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Entrees such as local Bandera quail stuffed with sausage & apricots, mesquite smoked peppercorn-crusted rib eye, and bacon-wrapped chicken

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Reverchon Rec Center

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 50% Off Flying-Trapeze Lesson at Trapeze Austin

Soccer Zone/Indoor

$90 $45

Experienced instructors guide students through ground lesson & harnessed flying, with opportunity for midair catch in two-hour class

Up to 75% Off Personal Training Sessions

River Park

$520 $130

Trainer takes a physical therapy-based approach to helping folks get fit and overcome or avoid injury

Up to 56% Off Historical Walking Tour

Camino Real Hotel

$25 $12

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Author and radio host Ken Hudnall leads patrons through El Paso's famed and eerie past, stopping at such sites as Plaza and Hilton Hotels

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Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. Noteworthy works from the more than 64,000 pieces include Pablo Picasso's colorful cubist Two Women in Front of a Window, Edgar Degas's achingly expressionistic Woman Drying Herself, and an untitled sketch by Jackson Pollock that shows his wild, abstract genius evolving toward his celebrated drip paintings. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.

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1001 Bissonnet St
Houston,
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Albert Friedrich poured the first foamer at The Buckhorn Saloon in 1881. Early in his bartending days, Friedrich began accepting horns and antlers in exchange for whiskey and beer, leading to a unique collection now exhibited in The Buckhorn Museum. The historic tavern claims that Teddy Roosevelt once recruited Rough Riders from among its patrons, and it is also rumored as the place where Pancho Villa plotted the Mexican Revolution. An original handcrafted marble-and-cherry-wood back bar and other historic furnishings still reside in the saloon, where guests now swig locally brewed beers and challenge each other to taser duels. Visitors come face to face with the taxidermal heads and other artifacts from more than 520 species, including a 1,056-pound black marlin and a prehistoric irish-elk skull and antlers. The museum also lays claims to a preserved whitetail deer and the rattlesnake rattle artwork of Friedrich’s wife, which guests can show to their own pet snakes as a cautionary example of what happens to misbehaving reptiles.

Adjacent to The Buckhorn Museum, The Texas Ranger Museum houses Texas Ranger paraphernalia such as sawed-off shotguns, badges, and photographs. At Ranger Town, young whippersnappers delight in glimpses of life during turn-of-the-century San Antonio, as depicted by a re-created jail, smith, and telegraph office, as well as the Bonnie and Clyde exhibit, where a '34 Ford V8 Deluxe sits anxiously awaiting its next adventure. On their way out, visitors can drop in at a museum gift shop that traces its own origins to 1920, when it was a curios store.

318 E Houston St
San Antonio,
TX
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Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill: A User's Guide

Steak and Seafood | Chicago-Style Chophouse Atmosphere | Freshly Baked Popover Starters
Sample Menu
  • Entree (meat): filet mignon with roquefort-bacon-walnut butter and port demi-glace
  • Entree (seafood): miso-glazed salmon with ginger-sake butter
  • Side: mac and cheese with smoked gouda, ham, and white-truffle oil
  • Sunday brunch: crab-cake benedict and a bloody mary
While You're Waiting
  • Try not to fill up on the popovers. These flaky, fresh-from-the-oven treats begin every meal, and they're known to be quite addictive.
  • Nurse one of the house-specialty cocktails: a Grey Goose martini. The vodka is served at a chilly 28 degrees thanks to the restaurant’s frozen-tap system.
Inside Tips
  • At Kenny's, the owners pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere, where their only policy is "to have no policy." If you want to make substitutions, the chef can do that. If you want to split a check, the server can do that, too.
  • Reservations are recommended.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Select a predinner drink from the dizzying selection of draft beers at Flying Saucer (14999 Montfort Drive).
After: Head down the street to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (4980 Beltline Road) for a night of dancing to the ivory-tickling tunes of A-list pianists.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Kenny’s Burger Joint (1377 Legacy Drive, Suite 120, Frisco, TX), where the owners of Kenny's Wood Fired Grill shift the spotlight to handcrafted burgers.

5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas,
TX
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The percussive sounds of water drums and rattling gourds echo across limestone bluffs and the grassy banks of a meandering creek. A cedar-post fence creaks in the breeze. An elegant Victorian farmhouse towers over livestock corrals. Pioneer Farms' themed history sites sprawl across 90 wooded acres, immersing visitors of all ages in exhibits and living demonstrations of Texas history. The grounds also serve as a haven for historic 1800s buildings, many of which were transplanted from their original plots throughout the state and reconstructed with rubber cement.

Offering a snapshot of central Texas's Native American population, an authentic Tonkawa encampment dating back to 1841 welcomes guests to visit tepees and dance to tribal music under a centuries-old oak tree. An 1873 Texian farm, which includes a log-and-board cabin on its original site, provides livestock care and tractor-throwing demonstrations, and the restored rural village of Sprinkle Corner introduces visitors to carpenters, blacksmiths, a general store, and a 19th-century stagecoach house from which more than 12 horse-drawn wagons convey passengers across the farm throughout the day. Wild animals raise their heads above lush grasses near Walnut Creek, and the Scarborough Barn allows children to meet their favorite farm animals. Visitors can further connect to history and nature through the farm's many programs and classes, including workshops focused on traditional blacksmithing, cooking in the buildings' original kitchens, and basic photo red-eye correction using squid ink.

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive
Austin,
TX
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After becoming an all-American at the University of Houston, qualifying for the U.S. Open twice, and making the cut at The Masters during his professional career, seasoned golf instructor Jim McLean has added one more accomplishment to his resumé: Jim McLean Golf Schools was touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf magazine.

Following Jim's innovative philosophy of biomechanics, a team of instructors—with levels ranging from certified, master, and lead master—teach the components of a successful golf swing, focusing on each player's physical capabilities and limitations and developing a tailored lesson plan. In order to become a Jim McLean golf instructor, pupils must pass a rigorous certification process that includes one to three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet. During private lessons and clinics, golf gurus use 3-D graphical imaging and data analysis to provide instant feedback.

At Jim McLean Golf Schools, players hone their games with indoor and outdoor practice facilities that include a 50,000-square-foot short-game range, a lit driving range, and a practice bunker. The complex is also home to the Legends Scoring Nine course, which, along with the practice facilities, has been a training ground and putter-jousting arena for rising PGA star Jason Day, who placed 3rd at the 2013 Masters.

8940 Creek Run Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
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In 1931, aviation legends such as Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart traversed the hallowed halls of Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport. Today, the same site harbors Aviator Sports and Events Center, which accommodates recreation in all of its forms, equipped with 20,000 square foot indoor field house, which includes newly resurfaced hardwood courts and new turf field, two outdoor synthetic-turf fields, and an outdoor space for events that can seat up to 4,000 people—the same number of people it takes to crack open a life-size Big Bird piñata. Twin NHL-regulation rinks host open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside the center is a brand new CrossFit gym, which offers workout classes Monday through Saturday. Only youngsters enjoy summer or after-school camps, but adults and kids alike can take advantage of a roster of sports and leagues, including flag football and rock climbing, ideal for those looking to shorten morning commutes by cutting through the quarry.

4100 E Paisano Dr
El Paso,
TX
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