Activities in Waterloo

5 or 10 Private or Group Basketball Lessons at Astronaut Basketball Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Astronaut Basketball Academy

Gates Park

Young players of all skill levels learn basketball fundamentals or finesse their technique during private or group classes

$350 $99

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The Waverley Palace Theatre (50% Off)

The Waverly Palace Theatre

Waverly

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

$27 $13.50

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery (Up to 45% Off)

John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Tama

Tasting packages include one glass of wine and a souvenir glass for each taster, and a take-home bottle of wine per pair

$31 $18

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$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners ($270 Value)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$270 $139

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3 Months of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes from 2BFit (65% Off)

2bfit

Hiawatha

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

$240 $84

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$150 for $300 Worth of Circuit Training at INTENSITY Fitness Club

INTENSITY Fitness Club

Cedar Rapids

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

$300 $150

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$48 for Private or Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Taylor

Seasoned dance instructors teach individuals or couples the basics of ballroom dance in a private or group setting

$360 $48

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Six-Week Self-Defense Camp for One or Two People at Revolution Martial Arts (Up to 58% Off)

Revolution Martial Arts

Cedar Rapids

Six-week camps teach practical self-defense skills effective for real-life situations

$199 $89

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CrossFit Foundation and Regular Classes at CrossFit The Challenge (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

CrossFit The Challenge

Cedar Rapids

Students study foundation of CrossFit's high-intensity strength and agility training, powering through lifts, sprints, pushups, and pull-ups

$125 $54

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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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Conceal-and-Carry Course for One or Two or an Online Course at Active Defense Awareness Training (Up to 71% Off)

Active Defense Awareness Training-ADAT

Best Western Hotel

NRA-certified teachers, many of whom have military and law-enforcement backgrounds; concealed-carry courses supplement permit applications

$150 $55

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Camping and Unlimited Golf for Two People for Two or Three Days at Hillcrest Event Center (50% Off)

Hillcrest Golf & Camping Resort

Orion

9-hole golf course, Olympic-sized outdoor pool, hiking trails, and volleyball courts supply daytime fun before guests retire to tents or RVs

$275 $137

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Birthday Party for Up to 10 or 20 Kids or Family-and-Friends Party for 20 at KidZone Chef Parties (Up to 50% Off)

KidZone Chef Parties

Marion

Kids and adults alike celebrate birthdays or just have fun at parties where they make their own pizza, play games, and take home goodies

$150 $75

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Haunted History Tour for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at The Hunter Mansion (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Mansion

Newton

Visitors explore the hauntings of the handsome mansion, full of early 20th-century details and once owned by a Maytag family member

$45 $25

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Household Membership or History Lover Membership at the Wisconsin Historical Society and Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Wisconsin Historical Society

Multiple Locations

Membership includes discounted or free admission to the Society's historic sites, from Black Point Estate to Old World Wisconsin in Eagle

$60 $29

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5 or 10 BeMoved Dance-Fitness Classes from Rachel Klapper Movement Arts (Up to 65% Off)

Rachel Klapper Movement Arts

Downward Dog Yoga & Fitness

BeMoved Dance Fitness classes incorporate a wide variety of dance and musical styles, such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin, and disco

$75 $29

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Kosama ($199 Value)

Kosama

Kosama - Coralville

Burn fat and build lean muscle using muscle-confusion based sessions that include kickboxing, kettlebells, cardio, and suspension training

$199 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga, CrossFit, and Cycling Classes for One or Two at Pro-Fit Gym (63% Off)

Pro-Fit Gym

Coralville

Unlimited memberships open doors to facility fully stocked with weights and machines, as well as high-energy classes including hot yoga

$160 $59

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9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Washington Golf and Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Washington Golf and Country Club

Washington

Golfers loop 9-hole course once or twice, testing their swinging skills amid open fairways and water hazards on five holes

$55 $27

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$32 for 30 Days of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Sweat, A Body Transformation ($75 Value)

Sweat, A Body Transformation

Sweat, A Body Transformation

Certified trainers motivate students through boot camp–style classes that mix kettlebells with battle ropes, tires, and more

$75 $32

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$60 for $120 Groupon — Iowa City Fitness

Iowa City Fitness

Longfellow

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

$120 $60

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3-Month Membership or Membership with 12 Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at 319 Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

319 Fitness

Longfellow

Trainers combine the unlimited use of their equipment and facilities with one-on-one lessons that guide members toward goals

$140 $69

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$19 for a Two-Hour Introductory Fencing Class for Two at Iowa City Fencing Center ($50 Value)

Iowa City Fencing Center

Iowa City

Learn the basics of foil fencing alongside a partner before applying new skills during a practice bout

$50 $19

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$75 for a Foundations Class and One Month of Unlimited Classes at Max Oxygen Crossfit ($150 Value)

Max Oxygen Crossfit

Ames

Classes focus on functional movements to build strength, speed, and agility via barbells, an indoor turf field, and rowing machines

$150 $75

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18 Holes with Cart and Basket of Range Balls for Two or Four at Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Facility that hosts the Iowa Masters tournament offers challenging yet accessible course

$93.50 $47

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$29 for a $50 Wine-Tasting Card at Della Viti ($50 Value)

Della Viti

Downtown Ames

The wine bar’s self-serve stations dispense patrons’ choice of 48 different wines from all over the world

$50 $29

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$49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

Bos Landen Golf Club

Pella

18-hole, par-72 course designed by architect Dick Phelps winds through190 acres of dense forest; name means “Land of the Woods” in Dutch

$130 $49

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18-Hole Green Fees for Two or Four at Terrace Hills Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

$48 $27

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$29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

$248 $29

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45-Day Membership for One or Two or Personal-Training Package for One at Snap Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

Certified professionals lead assessments before helming one-on-one personal-training sessions within facilities boasting premium equipment

$60 $15

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$30 for $50 Worth of Gymnastics — Koach All Stars Cheer Teams and Tumbling

Koach All Stars Cheer Teams And Tumbling

Ankeny

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

$50 $30

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Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

$56 $32

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Two, Four, or Six Tickets to a Weekend Race at Eddyville Raceway Park (50% Off)

Eddyville Raceway Park

Harrison

Satisfy your need for speed by watching cars race down a 1/8-mile drag strip

$24 $12

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One Private Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (50% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

$24 $12

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Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine, and Food Expo Presented by Hy-Vee at Iowa Events Center on November 7–8 (Up to 50% Off)

Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine, and Food Expo

Hy-Vee Hall

Live_logo

Culinary experts teach food pairings and cooking techniques during expo that features more than 100 vendors and gourmet samples

$74 $37

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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Season Pass or 10-Punch Skate Card at Brenton Skating Plaza (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Brenton Skating Plaza

East Village

Skaters glide across the ice amid panoramic downtown views

$102.50 $50

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Visit for Two or Four Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Blank Park Zoo (Up to 39% Off)

Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines

More than 1,000 exotic animals ranging from Siberian tigers to cockroaches

$22 $14

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

Spirit Expeditions

East Village

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

$50 $25

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$60 for $100 Worth of Gymnastics — Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Des Moines

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

$100 $60

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Open Skating with Ice-Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at The Ice Ridge (Up to 51% Off)

The Ice Ridge

Southridge Mall

Skaters strap on rental blades before cruising atop the sleek synthetic-ice surface at this year-round, indoor rink

$17 $9

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Two Hours of Bowling and Pitchers of Beer or Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Bowlerama Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Bowlerama Lanes

Des Moines

Recently revamped bowling center features new lanes, automatic scoring system, full-service pro shop, and concessions with snacks and beer

$24 $16

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Four-Week Nutrition Class with a One- or Three-Month Membership at Goals In Motion Fitness Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Goals In Motion Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Participants learn to adopt a healthier lifestyle in a four-week nutrition class and enjoy full access to the fitness studio

$178 $75

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Studio B (Up to 58% Off)

Studio B

Grimes

Yoga classes designed for all levels of yogis improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and build lean muscle

$110 $55

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Annual Family Pool Pass at Urbandale Parks and Recreation (Up to 48% Off)

Urbandale Parks and Recreation

Urbandale

Kids and adults enjoy a full year of splashing and swimming inside Urbandale’s indoor pool

$250 $129

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Five Fitness Classes at Break Through Performance Center (70% Off)

Break Through Performance Center

Urbandale

Learn hard-style kettlebell movements such as the goblet squat, swing, and Turkish Get Up during a kettlebell 101 class

$100 $30

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Eagle Grove Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Eagle Grove Golf Course

Eagle Grove

Long straightaways dominate a nine-hole, par 35 layout that winds across 2,959 yards of rolling fairways

$52 $29

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Six or 12 Weeks of Metabolic Training and Nutritional Coaching at Twork It Out Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Twork It Out Fitness

Clive

35-minute workouts held four days a week work to chisel the core, build muscles, boost metabolism, and improve heart health

$210 $49

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Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Glowgolf

Des Moines

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

$18 $10

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Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 87% Off)

J. Johnson Photo

West Des Moines

Photo seminars teach how to use the different settings on your camera, or learn to process, retouch, and store digital images

$247 $49

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Three Games of Bowling for Four or Six People at Midway Lanes (Up to 57% Off)

Midway Lanes

Mineral Point

Groups strap on rental shoes and send bowling balls down slick alleys during open play at lively center with full bar and music

$39 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two with a Bottle of Wine and Optional Vineyard Tour at Weggy Winery in Muscoda (Up to 50% Off)

Weggy Winery

Richland Center

Award-winning winery produces over 35 wines and offers one-hour narrated vineyard tours, wine tastings, and hillside views from the patio

$25 $12.50

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$199 for a Four-Week Semi-Private Training Package with Two Sessions Per Week at Elite Edge Gym ($399 Value)

Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

Program blends cardiovascular exercises and strength training in a motivating small-group setting

$399 $199

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six at John Wayne Birthplace (50% Off)

John Wayne Birthplace

Winterset

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

$14 $7

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For more than 10 years, The Heart of Darkness has elicited scares from nearly 10,000 visitors every Halloween season with one of the largest haunts in Iowa. People from across the country and ghosts studying abroad brave nine separately themed areas on the terror-infested grounds, from a haunted playground to a maniacal-clown asylum. Each section crawls with grotesque creatures. A living scarecrow swipes at guests with a rusted sickle, causing them to flee right into the padded cell of Crispy, a demented arsonist whose victims gave him a taste of his own medicine by scorching his skin.

So committed to their duty to terrify, owners Kevin and Dolly Schults are affectionately known as The Halloween Family, as detailed on a 2009 episode of ABC's Wife Swap. Outside their spooky corridors, the Schults reward survivors with concession stands, a live DJ, and a photo booth that snapped the pictures Crispy uses for his online-dating profile.

5111 Osage Road
Waterloo,
IA
US

Phelps Youth Pavilion houses more than 40 interactive children’s art exhibits to entertain miniature artists. Pintsize painters can head to the artists' studio to create virtual masterpieces or journey to the past with Professor Paintspotz's Amazing Art-o-Matic Time Traveling Mega-Machine. Bookworms can settle down with an intriguing paperback at the book nook and reading corner, and babies and toddlers can congregate at Caribbean Kinder Island to explore the playhouse, sculpt at the sand activity table, and mastermind plans to overthrow parental overlords. Phelps Youth Pavilion also boasts a virtual tractor drive, digital finger painting, and a mini museum where guests can showcase their artwork. With today’s deal, Groupon holders also get 20% off at the gift store, where they can pick up jewelry, pottery, and kids' toys.

225 Commercial St
Waterloo,
IA
US

During galaxy bowling, Cadillac Lanes turns futuristic with the help of a space-age-evoking light and sound show. Even under the glow of traditional lighting, the alley brims with modern technology, such as automatic scoring and retractable bumpers. A trove of lightweight to heavy bowling balls allows players of all muscle masses to scatter pins without straining their muscles. In between 10-frame games, patrons can maneuver joysticks in the arcade or refuel at the snack bar. The venue also welcomes birthday celebrations with party packages complete with decorations that create a joyful atmosphere, rather than celebrating with impromptu bowling-ball confetti.:m]]

650 Laporte Rd
Waterloo,
IA
US

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Boston Brass enthralls audiences with stylized performances of eclectic musical arrangements. Like sailors to the Sirens, assorted audiences are drawn to the group's diverse horn-blowing backgrounds, including classical compositions and contemporary jazz numbers. No strangers to the limelight, Boston Brass has performed in 49 states and 21 countries, been featured on The CBS Early Show, NPR's Performance Today, and The Great American Brass Band Festival, and recorded several albums.

8201 Dakota St
Cedar Falls,
IA
US

Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.

Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.

4807 University Ave
Cedar Falls,
IA
US

Inside the historic, renovated Waverly Palace Theatre, first-run releases splash across three screens as guests gobble snacks from the concession stand. Seats equipped with lumbar support prop up weary backs as the sounds of screeching tires, exploding fortresses, and wisecracking babies escape from the speakers of a Dolby Surround Sound EX system. As guests exit, they can take in the brick exterior of the theater, which maintains its classic, glowing marquee and art-deco façade.

90 E Bremer Ave
Waverly,
IA
US