Things To Do In Topeka

One-Hour Batting-Cage or Pitching-Tunnel Visit at Topeka Sports Factory (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Topeka Sports Factory

Topeka

Baseballers and softballers alike can hone batting and pitching skills inside this 20,000 sq. ft. training complex

$25 $12

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

Online Deal

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $20

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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Up to Eight at ATA Martial Arts (Up to 93% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Southwest Topeka

Classes for both youngsters and adults, ranging from bully prevention to adult tae kwon do

$149 $20

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Midwest Martial Arts (55% Off)

Midwest Martial Arts

Topeka

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

$512 $230

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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6 or 10 Runner-Focused Early Riser Fitness Classes at Fitness In Training (Up to 50% Off)

Fitness In Training

West Southwest 2

Body-weight exercises lengthen and build muscles pivotal for running long distances

$60 $30

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18 Holes of Golf or One Month of Fitness Classes for One or Two at GreatLife Golf & Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

GreatLife Golf & Fitness

Shawnee Country Club

Club grants access to a beautiful 18-hole golf course along with a complete fitness center

$44 $21

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Topeka

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

$50 $25

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10 Beginner's CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Topeka (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Topeka

Topeka

Instructors create a supportive environment for constantly changing CrossFit workouts that incorporate functional exercises

$125 $34

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Brown's Tae Kwon Do (Up to 57% Off)

Brown's Tae Kwon Do

Hillcrest Community Center

In indoor and outdoor classes, students learn new techniques as they advance through the rainbow of belt levels

$80 $39

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Topeka RoadRunners Hockey Game at Landon Arena on September 12 or 13 or October 3, 4, 11, or 12 (49% Off). Three Seating Options.

Topeka RoadRunners

Landon Arena

Twelve of last year's RoadRunners players return in hopes of making another deep playoff run

$25.50 $13

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Nestled upon a patch of land that's passed through the hands of five generations, The Lessman Farm owes much to its current paterfamilias, Ronald Lessman, who began drawing in sightseers and visitors with his catfish pond, self-built house, and otherworldly sculpture gardens. Guests walk the shores or ply the waves of the 30-acre catfish lake, casting for regularly stocked populations of bass, perch, and crappie as they take in the majestic scenery of the rustic prairie. But what draws the most attention from visitors is Truckhenge, an arrangement of half-buried torpedo trucks, mysteriously lifting their engines skywards in what appears to be an industrial-age interpretation of Stonehenge. The Lessmans' outdoor installation is folk art on a monumental scale, proudly flaunting its offbeat flavor and inspiring visitors to express themselves without hesitation or apology or to bury themselves waist-deep in the ground at a 45-degree angle. A healthy respect for individualism and the avant-garde prevails throughout the property, with other attractions drawing attention from tourists, such as the enormous quonset hut farmhouse handmade from recycled materials or the huge beer-bottle glass wall mosaic.

4124 NE Brier Rd
Topeka,
KS
US

At any of the 15 Great Life Golf and Fitness locations, guests are encouraged to invent their own triathlon of gusto, switching from swimming in the pool to getting a total body workout to playing a round of golf. Great Life has facilities scattered throughout Kansas and Missouri, including golf courses such as the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks and the links at The Oaks, which were designed by Tom Bendelow and opened in the 1920s. Golfers looking for quick rounds can drop by the nine-hole courses at Maple Creek, Abilene, and CedarBrook. Gyms such as the 14,000-square-foot fitness center at Berkshire allow members or guests to pump iron or run on treadmills when they aren’t helping their golf balls safely reach the greens by paying golf carts to drink all of the water hazards dry. Although amenities vary at each club, all of Great Life Golf and Fitness’s venues boast a pro shop, and the courses at Berkshire and Prairie View maintain driving ranges where golfers can make golf balls practice flying without their parachutes.

6506 Cherokee Lane
Ozawkie,
KS
US

After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile.

But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.

7530 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka,
Kansas
US

Kicking. Punching. Developing valuable social skills. One of these may seem out of place, but rest assured that it's not. At least it's not at Brown's Tae Kwon Do, where students learn how to defend themselves even as they build self-confidence and make new friends. Students of all ages and skill levels participate in indoor and outdoor classes every day, learning new techniques as they advance through the rainbow of belt levels. Of course, fitness-minded students can always throw up their dukes in cardio kickboxing or fitness boxing classes that build strength and endurance.

2 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka,
KS
US

Nail tech Melody Williams beautifies nails with expertly administered manicures and pedicures. With an arsenal of brand-name products such as Tammy Taylor and OPI, she shapes nails, applies polishes, and exfoliates hands and feet before pampering treatment areas with massages. Along with Melody and her fellow nail pros, Salon Renew rounds out its team with stylists that administer haircuts, highlights, and coloring using top products from haircare manufacturers such as Redken and White Sands instead of smashed markers.

1301 SW Gage Blvd
Topeka,
KS
US

The Topeka Symphony Orchestra heralds its 66th year of performances, as well as the final season for conductor and music director Dr. John Strickler, with its upcoming 2011–2012 season. On opening night, "Czech Mates" tasks the professional soundsmiths with transmuting the pages of Dvorak's Symphony no. 6 and Tchaikovsky's violin concerto into an aural spectacle. Ivan Zenaty, an experienced maestro who currently resides in Dresden, leads the concerto's melodic charge and waves his baton with fingers nimble enough to play cat's cradle one-handed. "The 5th!" unfurls an ear-tickling soundscape that includes Beethoven's Symphony no. 5, as well as Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and Rainbow Body by Theofanidis. White Concert Hall sports more than 1,000 seats, allowing patrons ample room to indulge in the orchestra's acoustic delights or privately conduct their own shadow-puppet rendition of Amadeus.

2100 SE 29th St
Topeka,
KS
US