Things To Do In Urbana

Up to 55% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Danville

$35 $19

During tailor-made lessons, students learn proper grooming, tacking, and riding techniques

Half Off from Move fitness

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Roving fitness instructors hold Zumba and kickboxing classes in and around Indianapolis

25% Off Martial Arts

Decatur

$200 $150

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

Up to 67% Martial Arts Studio Membership

Shelbyville

$100 $39

Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and the pillars of discipline, respect, and physical strength during one or three months of classes

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

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

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 50% Off Video-Gaming Packages

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Numerous PC and video game consoles such as arcade style and Xbox set up in a family-friendly environment that encourages socializing

50% Off Ziplining or Trail Ride at Wilstem Ranch

Paoli

$276 $139

Guests traverse 4,000 ft. of ziplines as a pair of certified guides keeps fliers safe with a braking system, or take a 1.5-hour trail ride

Up to 51% Off Dance Classes

Crawfordsville

$70 $35

Expert instructors lead students through a variety of dance styles such as tango, samba, and bachatta

Up to 79% Off Spa Treatments

West Lafayette

$208 $49

Microdermabrasions clear away dead skin; skincare specialists pamper the face and body with anti-aging packages

Half Off a Tandem-Paragliding Flight

Multiple Locations

$300 $149

Learn the basics of paragliding before strapping into a glider with an instructor for an extended flight

Up to 47% Off Tandem Skydiving with Video

Deer Creek

$540 $299

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During tandem jumps, instructors fasten themselves to passengers and control the descent, and riders can help steer and land; includes video

Up to 72% Off Four at Monster Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes set amid luminous murals, giant monsters, and animated props; party with golf and games

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Lauramie

$45 $22

A 95-acre farm with indoor and outdoor riding arenas serves as a backdrop for lessons in Western- or English-style riding

Up to 67% Off Roller Skating Package at Wheels of Wonder

Multiple Locations

$38.50 $15

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Families spin around the rink in quad skates, play redemption games in the arcade, and sip on pop while nibbling pizza

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Bourbonnais

$45 $22

Instructors impart fundamental riding skills to students five and up

Up to 66% Off Taekwondo Classes

Peoria

$140 $49

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Up to 53% Off Kayak Rentals and Lesson from Kayak Morris

William G. Stratton State Park

$80 $39

On-land lesson covers safety and essential strokes before students pilot craft on 1 of 3 nearby beginner waterways for the rest of the day

Up to 59% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

Up to 80% Off Class Package at TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$81.85 $19

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four

Minooka

$80 $40

Students learn horsemanship skills during classes available at both a heated indoor arena and a lighted outdoor arena

Up to 64% Off Horsemanship and Riding Lessons

Crete

$125 $49

Introductory class covers grooming and horsemanship; riding lesson teaches English-style riding and dressage fundamentals

Up to 74% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Taekwondo–based martial-arts classes cater to students of all experience levels

60% Off Fitness Classes

Brownsburg

$50 $20

Certified instructors lead groups through body-sculpting schedule of cardio, yoga, Pilates & spinning workouts in massive studio

40% Off Music Lessons

Brownsburg

$90 $54

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51% Off Metabolic VO2 Testing

Shorewood

$85 $42

VO2 measures heart-rate patterns which can be used to design cardio workouts that burn the most fat

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

Up to 63% Off CrossFit

Frankfort

$48 $20

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

KidsWork Children's Museum – Up to 47% Off Visit

Frankfort

$24 $14

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Programs such as music classes and story time as well as exhibits including a floor piano and instruments made from recycled materials

Up to 80% Off Classes at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

Up to 60% Off 10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes

New Lenox

$120 $48

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

47% Off Skateboarding

New Lenox

$15 $8

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

45% off Services

New Lenox

$210 $116

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

Up to 71% Off Classes at CrossFit New Lenox

New Lenox

$120 $39

High-intensity workouts take place six days a week and incorporate moves such as squats, dead lifts, and pull-ups

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

New Lenox

$40 $10

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

55% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes

New Lenox

$85 $38

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

Led Zeppelin 2 – Up to 50% Off Tribute

Mojoes of Joliet

$20 $10

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Acclaimed tribute band channels Led Zeppelin with uncanny fidelity as they recreate famous gigs

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Autobahn Country Club

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

Half Off Racing Experiences

Chicagoland Speedway

$129 $64

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

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Joliet

$150 $39

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

Up to 51% Off at Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

$12 $6

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

54% Off Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

$90 $41

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

Up to 78% Off Personal Training for One or Two

Joliet

$296 $65

Personal trainer works with small groups of people at a time, adding motivation and encouragement to rigorous, personally tailored workouts

Up to 66% Off Paintball at CPX Sports

Joliet

$95 $33.99

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Combatants wage a paintball war; passes include free admission on a return visit within two weeks

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

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

52% Off One-Day Muhammad Ali Tour

Indianapolis

$225 $109

Groups embark on road trips to visit pivotal locations in Muhammad Ali's life; coach tickets are included

Up to 52% Off Skating Package or Party

Avon

$26 $13

Expansive kid-centric roller-skating rink features a game room with video games and an onsite café for snack breaks or birthday parties

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Classes

Richton Park

$129 $59

Instructors teach taekwondo, hapkido, and jiu-jitsu during classes geared toward specific age groups, from three-year-olds to adults

58% Off Five Group Horse-Riding Lessons

Mokena

$165 $69

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English and Western riding lessons held in a lighted outdoor or heated indoor arena with supportive, encouraging instructors

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Mokena

$100 $15

Yoga, spinning, Butts & Guts, conditioning, and indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes offered six days per week

61% Off 10 Yoga and Pilates Classes

Mokena

$100 $39

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

71% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

Mokena

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

76% Off at Heatwave Dance Fitness Club

Mokena

$120 $29

5,000 sq. ft. space hosts TRX, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga Fitness, and Zumba workouts led by certified instructors

Up to 78% Off at CrossFit Unbreakable

Plainfield

$150 $59

Trainers vary intensive workouts, which can incorporate weightlifting and gymnastics-influenced exercises, to help clients reach their goals

Up to 63% Off Self-Defense Seminars

Plainfield

$100 $40

Instructors teach students ages 13 and up methods of self-defense that can be applied in real-world situations

Up to 79% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$121 $25

Students ages 3 and older learn self-defense-oriented karate from instructors with up to a five-degree black belt

Half Off Private Guitar Lessons from Eric Mantel 

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

Shop, Sip & Tip Business Expo – Up to 55% Off

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center

$20 $9

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Ladies night bustles with business vendors, shopping, cash bars, raffles, live music, and DJ sets

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The "Amara" in Amara Yoga & Arts is a shortened version of "Amaranth," which alludes to a mythological flower that never dies. Studio co-owners Theresa Brandabur and Kathryn Fitzgerald believe that yoga brings people a step closer to that immortal flower, healing their bodies and restoring peace to their minds.

Their students tend to agree. Natural light filters in through the tall windows of the Urbana studio, illuminating these students as they work through challenging Vinyasa poses and gentler Hatha movements. Amara Yoga & Arts also offers a revolving calendar of yoga classes, including restorative, gentle, Hot and Power Flow, as well as Ashtanga.

300 S Broadway Ave
Urbana,
IL
US

Illinois Skydiving Center trains aspiring daredevils through a trio of tandem, static-line, and accelerated-free-fall classes. AFF classes teach solo skills under the direction of instructors and coaches who jump with you, teaching stability and proper deployment skills. Static-line progression jumps prepare sky mavens for the pressures of a solo career with an ascending series of jumps that impart the art of free fall. During tandem jumps, students are strapped to a certified instructor who pulls the cord and directs the movements of parachute as guests take in breathtaking views of the landscape, local tributaries, and central-state volcanoes before feet land safely on the ground.

1962 County Road 2500 N
Thomasboro,
IL
US

Twin Bridges Golf Club's 250-acre Robert Lohmann–designed course regales sphere slingers with picturesque views of the neighboring White Lick Creek and the emerald foliage of nearby copses. Holes on the front nine showcase large greens and fescue-lined bent-grass fairways, and the back nine rolls over hills with greens closely patrolled by sand traps, waterways, and burrowing Pacmen. This oasis of recreation remains open to the general public and features year-round play.

1001 Cartersburg Rd
Danville,
IN
US

Looking for a fresh turn in their respective careers, Joe and Dawn Taylor planted the first grapes at Sleepy Creek Vineyards in 2002. In 2007 they opened the winery, where they sell their wines and swap stories with visitors. Amid 10 acres of expansive grapevines, a timber-frame barn houses the winery and tasting room. While sipping Sleepy Creek's varietals, guests can browse the gift shop, peruse the upstairs art gallery, and sample local cheeses from Ludwig Farmstead Creamery and Ropp Jersey Cheese. Above the winery, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations allow visitors to relax amid the countryside and eavesdrop on rumors spreading through the grapevines outside.

8254 E 1425 North Rd
Fairmount,
IL
US

Chris and Pam Schmick had spent six months cleaning out the scrap metal from their abandoned silos and just finished drilling thousands of holes in its walls. With little time to spare, they prepared for their climbing gym's grand opening on September 2, 1995—a date on which they had already agreed to hold a regional JCCA competition. The effort they've expended in the nearly 20 intervening years shows: today, climbers scramble on top ropes, lead ropes, and more than 20,000 square feet of lava-free climbing surface.

Instructors prepare visitors to surmount the gym's features in a range of classes, such as Rock Gym 101, which is an introduction to top-rope climbing that covers climbing safety, basic technique, and equipment. Once climbers are equipped with gear from the pro-shop, staff shows them around a multi-level bouldering cave, a main climbing area with 30-foot walls shaped by arêtes, cracks, and waves, and the building's five original silos. Elsewhere inside the gym, six auto-belays safely cradle visitors who wish to climb without taking a class.

1304 W Washington St
Bloomington,
IL
US

Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.

1804 South Hershey Road
Bloomington,
IL
US