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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Murder Mystery for Two or Four, or Dinner and Overnight Stay at Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa (Up to 49% Off)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Multiple Locations

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

$170 $89

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at U.S. Cellular Center on April 1, 2015, at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

US Cellular Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$55.10 $33

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3D Golf Simulator Sessions or 18 Holes of Golf at Wildcat Golf Course (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Wildcat Golf Course

Shellsburg

Golfers can improve their game off the course on 3D simulator while sipping domestic beer, or head out on the real course for 18 holes

$25 $13

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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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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes Plus Foundation Class for One or Two at CrossFit 2.2 (Up to 71% Off)

CrossFit 2.2

Hiawatha

Ever-changing daily workouts use functional movements to improve speed, strength, and coordination

$134 $49

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Ten or Twenty Martial Arts Classes at Revolution Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

Revolution Martial Arts

Cedar Rapids

Students learn focus & self-defense skills though a variety of martial arts styles including Tang Soo Do, Wing Chu, Tai Chi, and Jiu Jitsu

$100 $39

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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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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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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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$69 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 $69

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Month Membership and Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for One or Two at Aspen Athletic Clubs (Up to 90% Off)

Aspen Athletic Clubs

Cedar Rapids

Expansive gyms grant guests access to more than 70 group classes per week, personal training, unlimited tanning, and childcare services

$140 $19

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One Month of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform for One or Two at Evans ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Evans ATA Black Belt Academy

Cedar Rapids

Learn discipline, self-confidence, and martial-arts techniques in taekwondo classes for all skill levels

$117.26 $29

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Camping and Unlimited Golf for Four at Hillcrest Event Center (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Hillcrest Event Center

Orion

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

$788 $197

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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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One or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons at Ventures Riding Center (Up to 53% Off)

Ventures Riding Center

Crystal Creek Equine Center

Instructors work with equestrians of all ages and skill levels during horseback-riding lessons

$50 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Philia (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Philia

North Liberty

60-minute CrossFit classes help clients lose weight, build strength, and improve their general fitness with functional exercises

$165 $55

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Iowa Speedway

Burn rubber in on a track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a F2000-Style Formula car or Factory Five Shelby Cobra

$99 $49

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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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$35 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 $35

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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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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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Two Weeks or One Month of Boxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (Up to 66% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Sycamore Mall

Members burn calories and tone bodies while learning proper technique during each one-hour class

$40 $14

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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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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Snus Hill Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Snus Hill Winery

Madrid

Award-winning red, whites, rosés, and dessert wines from American and French–style grapes

$26 $15

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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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$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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$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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$29 for Three-Week Boot Camp with Meal Plan at Elite Edge Gym ($443 Value)

Elite Edge Gym

Multiple Locations

Program blends kickboxing, strength training, and meal planning

$443 $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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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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Beginner Ski or Snowboard Package for One or Two at Sundown Mountain (Up to 50% Off)

Sundown Mountain

Dubuque

Learn to shred the slopes with a ski or snowboard rental, a beginner lift ticket, and a group lesson with a professional instructor

$60 $30

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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 Energy Basketball Game @ Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, Dec 26, or Saturday, Dec 27; w/ Food Voucher (Up to 61% Off)

Iowa Energy

Wells Fargo Arena

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The Energy square off against division-rival Fort Wayne Mad Ants and league-leading Maine Red Claws on back-to-back nights; w/food voucher

$50 $25

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$39 for Five Classes at Power Life Yoga ($80 Value)

Power Life Yoga

Multiple Locations

Yoga instructors lead energizing classes to motivated music at each of the four locations

$80 $39

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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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Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Brenton Skating Plaza (Up to 53% Off)

Brenton Skating Plaza

East Village

Skaters glide across the ice amid panoramic downtown views

$20.50 $11

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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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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

CrossFit classes use functional body weight exercises combined with tools such as kettlebells for a high-intensity, varied workout

$130 $39

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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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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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Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Saylorville Reservoir

Instructors teach students riding and horsemanship techniques, or take pairs on a trail ride through the countryside

$35 $19

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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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Three Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Break Through Performance Center (50% Off)

Break Through Performance Center

Urbandale

No hype, no empty promises, or magic pill. Movement and diet assessment. Real one-on-one training, personalized for you.

$500 $250

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Standup for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through March 28 (Up to 69% Off)

Des Moines Funny Bone

Des Moines Funny Bone

Upcoming acts include an impressionist/hypnotist and nationally touring comics

$40 $15

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$20 for 18 Holes on the Blue and White Course, Plus Cart at Willow Creek Golf Course ($38 Value)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses, which can both be played to reach a total of 18 holes

$38 $20

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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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10-Session CrossFit Foundation Program With Option of One Month of Visits at Warrior CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Warrior CrossFit

Warrior CrossFit

Over 10 classes, students perform increasingly challenging functional workouts, from lifting kettlebells to climbing ropes

$89 $25

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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,
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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,
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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,
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Astronaut Basketball Academy gives young players the skills to make it look as though they're dribbling, shooting, and slam-dunking in zero gravity. Even though their shoes are technically on the ground, they fly across the court, developing high-level techniques from a young age through lessons, skill clinics, and camps. Boys and girls can play against their peers in friendly competitions and perform drills to commit the moves to muscle memory. Soon, they'll be hanging from the rim with no effort at all.

300 Jefferson St.
Waterloo,
IA
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As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintball International is a one-stop shop for weekend warriors seeking some chromatic outdoor combat. Partnering with fields across the country, the company helps players live out their battlefield fantasies, whether they're sneaking up on an enemy installation, executing tactic strategies, or painting Water Lilies on the chest of a charging opponent.

1734 W Airline Hwy.
Waterloo,
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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
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