Things To Do In Villa Park

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

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

50% Off 10 Class CrossFit Punch Card or 1 month unlimited

Lake Villa

$120 $60

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45% Off

Villa Park

$135 $74

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Up to 75% Off Private Dance Lessons

Ballroom City

$99 $25

An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

Up to 50% Off at Western Acres Golf Course

Lombard

$56 $28

Unfurled across 3,051 yards, this par 35 nine-hole course incorporates linear bluegrass fairways, three ponds, and numerous sand traps

Up to 76% Off Strength and Conditioning Classes

Lombard

$100 $29

Former marine, MMA fighter, and American Ninja Warrior finalist trains students in classic techniques for getting stronger, built bodies

Up to 66% Off Golf-Simulation Session for 2 or 4

Lombard

$40 $19

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

Up to 64% Off Classes at Champions Boxing Gym

Lombard

$80 $29

Instructors help students hone strength, speed, and discipline through a range of boxing and martial arts classes

Up to 52% Off Roller Skating

Lombard

$24 $12

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Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$5 for a Film Premiere

AMC Yorktown

$10 $5

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Discover the true story of a young Indian Muslim women who fought the Nazi regime in Paris, as narrated by Helen Mirren

50% Off Sports and Hot Dog Package at The Hub at Berens Park

Elmhurst

$27 $13.50

Hot dogs replenish guests after a game of 18-hole mini-golf and a stint hitting softballs or baseballs at speeds ranging from 40–80 mph

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$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

49% Off Golf Lesson

Addison

$75 $38

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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

53% Off Music Lessons

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

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74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 77% Off Hot-Yoga Classes at 26hot

Glen Ellyn

$196 $45

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More than 30 weekly Bikram yoga classes are taught by certified instructors in a humidified, 105-degree room

50% Off

Glen Ellyn

$80 $40

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59% Off at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

Up to 76% Off Lessons at Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

Instructors teach various step patterns, techniques, and styles with private and group instruction and fun dance socials

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating in Bensenville

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Ice arena hosting Chicago Steel’s home games sprawls across three indoor ice-skating rinks, two of which are regulation-size

Up to 81% Off Cross-Train or Group Exercise Classes

Itasca

$125 $39

Instructors motivate groups through swift, plyometrics-based Cross-Train, Pilates-yoga fusion, cycling, and other exercise classes

Up to 51% Off Group Round of Golf in Wood Dale

Salt creek Golf Club

$90 $45

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Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes 

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

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Personal trainers lead ever-changing lineup of indoor and outdoor calisthenic, aerobic, and teamwork-based exercises

51% Off Boot Camp at Goality Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Workouts challenge the body with various workouts that include cardio and strength training in small groups

Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

51% Off Video Gaming at Game Pazzo

Downers Grove

$46 $23

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Video gaming enclave pairs consoles such as Wii, Xbox with Kinect, and PS3 with leather seats, pizza and wings, and 70 HD screens

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Downers Grove

$150 $49

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

Up to 75% Off Classes at CrossFit Paradox

Downers Grove

$200 $59

Classes fuse elements of strength training, cardio, gymnastics, and plyometrics to create a new, functional workout each day

Up to 78% Off Membership at Total Energy Fitness Bootcamp

Downers Grove

$147 $44

Fitness seekers enjoy inventive bootcamp classes that boost energy, torch calories, and make working out fun and surprising

Up to 61% Off Yoga

Downers Grove

$130 $54

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Experienced instructors lead power Vinyasa classes performed in 90-degree studio, helping yogis hone strength and flexibility

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Downers Grove

$20 $10

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Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

Up to 56% Off at Oak Hill Yoga

Downers Grove

$90 $45

30-year certified instructor leads 60-minute, intimately sized yoga classes within expansive studio

51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

Westmont

$99 $49

Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

70% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Westmont

$96 $29

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Groups of up to six hit pins on one of 32 lanes, moonwalking in rental shoes around alley built in 1957

47% Off

Westmont

$15 $8

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Up to 72% Off Aerial and Ground Fitness Classes

Westmont

$30 $10

Unique and personal women's fitness classes incorporate aerial exercise, dance, yoga, or burlesque to improve wellness and confidence

52% Off Kid's Outing at Westmont Yard

Westmont

$25 $12

Children aged 2–6 learn soccer skills, then bound through a playroom with inflatable slides, an obstacle course, and a five-story tower

Up to 82% Off at CrossFit Iron Flag

Westmont

$250 $45

Instructors lead patrons of all abilities in high-intensity workouts that change every day of the week

Up to 75% Off Training Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

Up to 83% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Wheaton

$165 $29

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Instructors focus on functional-movement exercises with a lifting regimen designed around barbells, kettlebells, and found objects

Up to 72% Off at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton

Wheaton

$69.99 $20

Each weekday, fun, friendly trainers lead a different 45-minute workout that’s adaptable to students at any fitness level

$6 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

$10.50 $6

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

85% Off at Max Fitness

Hinsdale

$252.50 $39

Expert coach leads students of all fitness levels through intense group training classes

Up to 53% Off at Pilates by T

Hinsdale

$105 $49

Certified Power Pilates instructor guides clients through Reformer-based workouts that sculpt lean muscles through resistance work

67% Off Demi-Bar Pilates Pilates & Yoga Classes

Hinsdale

$179 $59

Instructors help students tone and develop their lower bodies in demi-bar Pilates classes; yoga and other fitness classes are also available

50% Off Water Park Admission

The Oasis Water Park

$18 $9

Public water park's three zones—'Cuda Cove, Mango Bay, and Otter Island—host watery fun with slides, sprayers, leisure pool, and lap pool

Half Off Guided Fishing Trip

Itasca

$400 $199

Groups ride a 22-ft. fishing boat out to prime bass-fishing spots, learning casting and luring techniques from semi-pro fisherman John Angel

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

71% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

Bloomingdale

$135 $39

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

50% Off Driving-Range Balls in Lisle

Riedy's Tee Time Golf Range

$18 $9

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50 mats give players ample space to practice all aspects of their golf game, with lights keeping balls launching well past sunset

Up to 63% Off Svaroopa Yoga

Lisle

$115 $45

Practice Svaroopa yoga, a style that uses supportive poses to release tense muscles and encourage mental and physical wellness

55% Off One Month Boxing and a Nutrition Consultation

Lisle

$100 $45

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Up to 58% Off Pilates Classes or Bridal Boot Camp

Lisle

$72 $32

Tone your body for a walk down the aisle with intense, Pilates-inspired classes, or strengthen and lengthen muscles with Pilates techniques

Up to 56% Off Bowling at Lisle Lanes

Lisle

$56.25 $25

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Bowling alley opens its doors every day of the week as competitors battle on 32 lanes, hang out in the game room, and browse the pro shop

Up to 76% Off Personal Training Sessions

Lisle

$94 $25

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A personal trainer motivates clients through results-driven workouts

Up to 60% Off Personal Training

Lisle

$75 $35

Work one-on-one with a certified personal trainer to burn fat, build muscle, and increase flexibility

Up to 70% Off Scuba-Diving Classes

Elk Grove Village

$500 $249

PADI instructors let students try out equipment or lead classroom, pool, and open-water instruction for open-water certification

56% Off Bowling Package for Two

Elk Grove Village

$27 $12

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Forty lanes with automatic scoring set stage for two games of bowling by pairs clad in provided shoes

Up to 61% Off CrossFit Classes or Personal Training

Carol Stream

$100 $39

US Navy SEAL and Marine veterans lead clients through CrossFit functional-fitness classes for all ages

54% Off CrossFit Fundamentals Classes

Carol Stream

$150 $69

Thrice-weekly Fundamentals classes initiate students to CrossFit's functional-movement exercises as well as helpful nutritional plans

Up to 83% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Carol Stream

$160 $29

Boot-camp classes employ a variety of equipment and exercises to provide full-body workouts

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

Up to 46% Off at Bliss Creek Golf Club

Sugar Grove

$70 $38

Tree-lined fairways and greens surrounded by water and bunkers test the skills of golfers on 5,436 yd., par 69 course

Up to 52% Off Trail Riding at Chain O' Lakes State Park

Chain O' Lakes State Park

$20 $10

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Explore rolling hills and meadows on scenic trail rides through a state park; kids 6 and younger enjoy pony rides under staff supervision

41% Off a Stunt-Airplane or Warplane Ride

Sugar Grove

$440 $259

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A seasoned flight instructor leads a 40-minute joy ride aboard an Extra 300L aerobatic plane or a T-6 Texan warplane

52% Off Introductory Firearm-Safety Class

River Grove Moose Lodge

$60 $29

Instructors inform students of all ages on how firearms and ammunition work along with safety protocol for gun ranges and in the home

Chicago Wolves — 37% Off Hockey Game

Allstate Arena

$21.75 $15

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The playoff-bound Wolves seek to close out the regular season with a home victory against the Milwaukee Admirals

Up to 77% Off Membership at Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle

$122 $59

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

Up to 59% Off Pasta-Making Class 

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$60 $29

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Chef explains how to prepare fresh handmade pasta from scratch such as fettuccine, linguine, and gnocchi for a sauce-drenched pasta feast

Up to 71% Off at Elite Fitness Training

Roselle

$100 $29

Weight training, boot camps, and circuit training are specialties for the staff at this center, which welcomes any and all fitness goals

Up to 59% Off at Strike Ten Lanes & Lounge

Roselle

$22 $9

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Two-story, contemporary bowling alley with couches and tables behind each lane, projection screens above pins, and an onsite eatery and bar

45% Off

Brookfield

$100 $55

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72% Off Personal Training

Countryside

$165 $46

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Marengo Ridge Golf Club, which began as a modest nine-hole course, endured a 25-year gap before taking full advantage of the surrounding landscape's diverse terrain and expanding into a sprawling 18-hole course. Course architect William James Spear broke ground on the front nine in 1963, designating a large, renovated cow barn as the first clubhouse and cleaving nine holes through densely wooded hills. This layout proved sufficient until a late ‘80s spike in the local caddy population—and business boom—made the addition of a back nine desirable. Construction began in 1988 and, two years later, a new nine-hole track opened for play, presenting golfers with a profound shift in scenery, as this layout was built on an expanse of open farmland. The old clubhouse lasted for three more years, but the awkward location and argyle-wearing cattle called for the construction of a new clubhouse to match the new 18-hole golf club.

Today, golfers enjoy the diverse layout of the 18-hole course from the first hole, the longest par 4 on the course, to the last, a par 5 severe dogleg right. Water enters play on nine holes, including on the first six, creating the potential for an extending water break for thirsty golf carts.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,654 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.5 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
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1600 16th Street
Oak Brook,
IL
US

The Great American Cooking Expo presents "It's Just a Taste: Food and Wine Festival" brings together celebrity chefs, culinary trendsetters, and food and wine connoisseurs for two days of eating, drinking, and education. The event fills Arlington Park Racecourse’s 50,000 square feet with delicious aromas generated by more than 100 exhibitors, who alternate between demonstrating advanced techniques and providing tasty morsels and wine samples for the crowds. While professionals show off the methods that produce exceptional flavors, more than 25 premium beverage manufacturers offer up the perfect wines to pair. They provide more than 125 wines to sample, along with ample spirits and cordials.

The event’s organizers hope to provide more than fleeting culinary satisfaction. They also organize stations to help generate menu ideas, teach specific recipes, or inspire visitors to find the perfect gift for a culinary-inclined friend, whether it’s a set of new pots or a kidnapped celebrity chef.

100 Drury Lane
Villa Park,
IL
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Started business in 1981. Putting smiles on faces and providing laughter ever since.

0S480 Il Route 83
Oakbrook Terrace,
IL
US

For 38 years, Underseas Scuba Center has helped scuba divers of all experience levels hone their skills. Newbies earn PADI Open Water Diver certifications, while more experienced divers train in digital underwater photography (a specialty of Underseas), night diving, and rescue diving. For an extra dose of adventure, divers can explore tropical waters in areas such as Cozumel and the Grand Cayman Islands on the dive center’s organized trips. Before solo ventures at sea or in human-sized fish tanks, they can also shop for underwater gear by Aqualung, Light Motion, Scubapro and other top brands.

611 N Addison Rd
Villa Park,
IL
US

Dave Link boasts an extensive background in the sculpture and design industry—he's sculpted toys for Mattel and Hasbro, and worked with gaming-industry giants such as Sega and IGT. Mike Skodacek has spent more than 10 years designing and founding haunted houses, when not acting as a ghoul in full makeup or custom-building his own demolition-derby cars. These two artists have combined their visions into the 45,000-square-foot multilevel Asylum Xperiment Haunted House, blending Dave's affinity for intricate, movie-quality sets and Mike's unique brand of psychological horror that plays on real fears and phobias that could actually happen.

Their indoor haunted attraction spans 40 rooms and three haunts brimming with 40 animatronic monstrosities, realistic props, and film-style sets—where more than 100 actors present gory and spooky vignettes. Many of these sets pay tribute to classic Hollywood horror films, forming a show that culminates in a surprise ending and features a montage of the monsters trying on clothes.

In The House, adventurers navigate rooms and a graveyard crawling with zombies and ghouls. In Blackout, they feel their way through the black halls of a winding maze, body hairs standing up as they wonder whose hot breath just kissed their necks. The Armageddon attraction throws visitors into a post-apocalyptic cityscape replete with streets on fire, ruined buildings, and zombies disobeying traffic signals.

1033 N Villa Ave
Villa Park,
IL
US

Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. Students dance with a partner, or the instructor, who provides a greater understanding of the dance style of their choosing with either method. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in a cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close; rumba moves and swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to one’s repertoire. Arthur Murray Dance Centers provide a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.

1915 S Meyers Rd
Oakbrook Terrace,
IL
US