Things To Do In South Ridge

51% Off Four Weeks of Art Classes

Otto's Fine Art Academy

Waukesha

$100 $49

During weekly 1.5-hour art classes, instructors allow students to work at their own pace as they fine-tune drawing and painting techniques

Up to 47% Off Tactical Laser Tag

iCOMBAT Waukesha

Waukesha

$30 $16

Arm yourself with high-tech tactical laser tag guns and navigate the combat zone during realistic battle missions

50% Off Bike, Boat, and Pedal-Cart Rentals

High Roller Fun Rentals

High Roller Fun Rentals

$20 $10

Bicycles, kayaks, and creature boats for multiple riders add leisure and speed to rides through Frame Park or floats down the Fox River

Up to 55% Off Gun-Range Packages

Fletcher Arms

Waukesha

$38.50 $19

Indoor range with 75- and 16-foot lanes; extensive list of rental guns including pistols and rifles

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Classes or Birthday Party Package

JK Lee Black Belt Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

Kids and adults can enroll in martial arts classes, which include uniforms, or enroll together; birthday parties accommodate up to 20 kids

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Easy Peasy Ballroom

New Berlin

$75 $34

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

Up to 57% Off Golf-Performance Evaluation and Optional Training

NX Factor

Pewaukee

$125 $55

Seasoned instructor examines golfers' posture, mobility, strength, power, and swing; custom training helps students improve their game

Up to 50% Off at Sky Zone

Sky Zone

Waukesha

$26 $13

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide high-flying bounce sessions for all ages

46% Off Golf Practice

Tee It Up Driving Range

New Berlin

$24 $13

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

50% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Price Performance Horses, LLC

New Berlin

$100 $49.99

Lesson includes grooming and horsemanship training, and 30 minutes of English-style riding in an outdoor arena or a heated indoor facility

57% Off Paddleboard Lesson for Two at Koha Yoga

Koha Yoga

Pewaukee

$90 $39

Instructors lead up to four students onto the water in 90-minute lessons performed on 11-foot, 4-inch standup paddleboards

50% Off Pontoon-Boat Rental

Smokey's Bait Shop

Pewaukee

$150 $75

Spacious pontoon boats ferry up to 12 passengers comfortably across Pewaukee Lake

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

64% Off at Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym

Adventure Rock Indoor Climbing Gym

Brookfield

$125 $45

Package includes membership for six weeks, one On The Rocks introductory lesson, and gear rental

Half Off Unlimited Classes at Core Fitness

Core Fitness

Brookfield

$69.95 $34.99

Instructors lead students through classes such as Kettle Kraze, High Intensity Interval Training, Total Muscle Confusion, and Cardio Combat.

50% Off Inflatable Bounce Sessions

M&M Gymnastics & Dance

New Berlin

$50 $25

Kids take to the gymnasium to unleash pent-up energy during one-hour play sessions divided by age range

Up to 56% Off Dance Classes and Camps

Dance Defined Studio

New Berlin

$95 $45

Dancers as young as 3.5 years old learn to move with grace during dance lessons in styles from ballet to hip-hop

70% Off at CrossFit Vanquish

CrossFit Vanquish

Brookfield

$130 $39

Varied functional fitness exercises performed at a high intensity sculpt bodies

Up to 51% Off Kids' Indoor Playground in Sussex

Flabbergast

Sussex

$54.75 $27

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Brightly colored, 15,000 sq. ft. indoor play space with climbing structure, slides, and bounce houses and arcade with 50 redemption games

Up to 50% Off The Big Backyard

The Big Backyard

New Berlin

$9 $4.50

The play center has entertainment for kids of many ages with a wooden playground, an area for toddlers, riding toys, and other attractions

Up to 64% Off Kids' Karate Training

Karate America

Multiple Locations

$150 $59

Kids start on the path toward a black belt in karate; after-school program also includes school pickups and snacks

Up to 46% Off Helium Trampoline and Rock Climbing Park

Helium Trampoline Park

New Berlin

$24 $13

Massive facility housing 130 trampolines, a 30-foot rock climbing wall, and a massive foam pit that visitors of all ages can leap into

68% Off Unlimited Yoga Classes at YogAsylum

YogAsylum

Brookfield

$314 $99

Instructors draw from Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa styles to craft yoga classes for all skill levels in a spacious and eco-friendly studio

Up to 60% Off Lessons at Crusan Golf Academy

Crusan Golf Academy

Storm's Golf Range

$100 $45

PGA pro draws from more than 20 years of experience to build efficient swings by tailoring his teaching to pupils' individual abilities

Up to 61% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Social Style

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Ballroom dancing lessons in 12 available styles, including foxtrot, waltz, and salsa

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp at Fitness Revolution

Fitness Revolution

Sussex

$139 $49

High-energy interval training incorporates strength-building exercises and cardio for all fitness levels

Up to 53% Off Laser Tag at Kids in Motion

Kids in Motion

New Berlin

$20 $10

Kids aged 5 and older race around a 1,500 sq. ft. laser-tag arena that's specially designed to appeal to children

Up to 56% Off Golf in New Berlin

The Preserve at Deer Creek Golf

New Berlin

$56 $27

Carts ferry twosomes and foursomes over a nine-hole course with seven fairways split by streams

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

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

51% Off Scuba Course at Underwater Connection

Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

PADI-certified instructors oversee classes in pool, teaching basics of safety, equipment use, and diving technique

Up to 89% Off Private Dance Lessons at

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$268 $30

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

Up to 77% Off Boot-Camp Sessions

Lakeside Fitness Fit Body Boot Camp

Hartland

$169 $47

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

65% Off Martial Arts

Crossover Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Wauwatosa

$300 $105

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

Up to 94% Off Martial Arts Classes or Party

Family Tae Kwon Do Champions

Brookfield

$325 $20

Learn the basics of self-defense; birthday parties include 1.5 hours with an instructor and the chance for kids to punch through boards

70% Off Fitness Classes

Xcel Personal Training

Brookfield

$120 $36

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

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Lake Country Training

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

Up to 52% Off at Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm

Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm

Tichigan

$20 $11

Calfs, fawns, lemurs, goats, and kangaroo dwell among other wildlife species in a zoo dedicated to education, conservation, and preservation

Up to 75% Off Adult Self-Defense Seminar

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Milwaukee

Wauwatosa

$65 $19

Adults learn to defend themselves effectively against attackers using jiu-jitsu techniques

Up to 55% Off at West Town Archery

West Town Archery

Brookfield

$32 $16

Instructors teach archery basics on a recurve or Genesis compound bow before supervising shots for 1 hour on the 10- or 20-yard indoor range

81% Off Gym Package at Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Menomonee Falls

$152 $29

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

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

44 fitness and martial arts

Franklin

$94 $25

Trainers help groups surmount fitness roadblocks during cardio-strength and boot camp workouts; jiu jitsu classes promote safety

39% Off Wine-Tasting Events

GrapestoBottles

Peck Welcome Center

$49.52 $30

Guests can sample from a selection of more than 30 different wines sourced from all over the world.

Up to 72% Off at Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

$35.50 $12

Top standup comedians perform while audiences munch on loaded fries, beer-battered cheese curds, and nacho platters

Up to 51% Off a Yoga Fundamentals

Haleybird Studios

Mount Mary

$30 $15

Encouraging and comfortable studio hosts workshops that teach newcomers safe yoga practices or current students next-level poses

Up to 56% Off Ceramics Painting for 2, 4, or 6

Ceramics Plus

West Allis

$49 $24

Choose from more than 14,000 ceramic figures, paint your piece, and fire it during a two-hour class

Up to 60% Off Speedway Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

The Milwaukee Mile

$129 $64

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

Up to 81% Off Private Dance Lessons

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Menomonee Meadows

$200 $39

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

Up to 48% Off at Sole Serenity Yoga

Sole Serenity Yoga

Franklin

$85 $45

Students gain strength and flexibility and quiet their minds in a choice of more than 20 yoga classes each week

Up to 54% Off Petting-Farm Visit in Waterford

Green Meadows Petting Farm

Waterford

$27 $13

Fuzzy fleeces, soft feathers, and bristly hides rub against hands at a petting zoo where kids can also ride a pony and milk a cow

Kettle Moraine Golf Club – Up to 49% Off

Kettle Moraine Golf Club

Ottawa

$133 $69

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Drive range balls before cartpooling across 18 holes characterized by scenic wetlands, towering arbors, and multiple doglegs

50% Off Private Music Lessons

Sound Check Entertainment & Studios

West Allis

$100 $50

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Each week, expert instructors meet with adults and kids during lessons focused on voice, guitar, drums, or other instruments

Up to 56% Off Chalk-Painting Lesson

The Chalk Studio

West Allis

$79 $37

Learn how to give metal, plastic, or wooden furniture a shabby-chic look with chalk paint while mastering four different finishes

Up to 86% Off at Cho's Martial Arts

Cho's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$175 $29

High-intensity tae kwon do or kickboxing classes provide full-body workouts that build strength, coordination, and endurance

Up to 45% Off at Rosebud Theater

Rosebud Theater

Wauwatosa

$49.50 $27

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Duos feast on pizza and sip cocktails and microbrews while settling into cushy loveseats and enjoying Hollywood hits

$10 for Pub Food at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

$20 $10

Pan-seared catfish, fish tacos, and hand-formed burgers made with never-frozen beef

44% Off Movie Tickets and Drinks at Times Cinema

Times Cinema

Washington Heights

$44.50 $25

Digital projection and 3D screens show new releases in theater outfitted with comfortable seats, concessions, and cocktails

Up to 85% Off a Fitness Program or Training

Parker's Place Fitness

Oconomowoc

$865 $129

A four-week fitness program includes group fitness classes such as boot camp and Zumba; personal trainers customize workouts to each client

Up to 46% Off Mini-Golf

Logger's Park Sports Complex

Richfield

$27.45 $15

Pairs or groups of four putt their way through a meticulously-landscaped 18-hole mini-golf course, then enjoy pizza and soda

55% Off Zumba

East Troy Snap Fitness

East Troy

$110 $49

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

Up to 52% Off Golf or Batting Practice

Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center

Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center

$30 $14.50

Hone swings inside golf simulators that can be programmed with 23 different courses, or face off against pitches in the batting cages

Half Off High-Speed Ferrari or Lamborghini Drive

Gotham Dream Cars

Miller Park

$249 $125

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

Up to 54% Off Miller Park Spartan Sprint

Spartan Races

Story Hill

$150 $69

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

43% Off Shooting-Range Package

Brew City Shooter's Supply

Layton Park

$105.98 $60

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Owned and operated by military veterans with an eye toward safety; training facility with 14 pistol lanes and 2 rifle lanes

Up to 64% Off at Swimtastic Swim School

Swimtastic Swim School

Franklin

$247 $125

Kid-friendly pool delights young'uns with themed birthday parties and open-swim time

50% Off a Summer Sports Camp

PLAY Athletics Sports Camp

Milwaukee

$400 $199

Outdoor camp focuses on basketball and football and includes field trips to area colleges and sporting events

Up to 73% Off Kung Fu, Kenpo, and Tai Chi Classes

Rising Dragon Martial Arts

Milwaukee

$90 $29

Master Instructor Steve Jungmann teaches traditional Chinese martial arts forms alongside full-contact sparring

Up to 58% Off Golf Outing for Two or Four

Paganica Golf Club

Oconomowoc

$106 $50

Golf cart takes duffers gliding through narrow, tree-lined fairways of 6,576 yd. layout that puts water hazards in play on seven holes

Up to 52% Off at Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

50% Off Personalized Fitness Program

Military Fit By Vega Pt

Concordia

$198 $99

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

Up to 74% Off Yoga Classes in Oconomowoc 

Soleil Lune Yoga Center, LLC

Oconomowoc

$150 $39

Studio focuses teaching on Vinyasa-style and offers specialized classes such as teen yoga, deaf yoga, and power and gentle sessions

Up to 73% Off at JB's 41

JB's 41

Wilson Park

$40 $14

35 lanes with optional inflatable bumpers; Galactic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights

Up to 51% Off Indoor Playground at Family Tree Haus

Family Tree Haus

Franklin

$40 $20

5,000 square feet of open space where kids can slide, climb, and and play with toys

75% Off at Obese Changes

Obese Changes

Multiple Locations

$700 $175

Supportive trainer helps clients lose weight through customized nutrition and workout plans, supplemented with positive motivation

Up to 55% Off Airsoft with Rental Packages

Airsoft Jungle Club

Milwaukee

$30 $15

An indoor airsoft arena with wood buildings, hallways, and open spaces; referees monitor close-quarters battles

50% Off at Koz's Mini Bowl

Koz's Mini Bowl

Historic Mitchell Street

$26 $13

Bowl strikes at a scaled-down alley where everything is just a bit smaller, from the balls to the pins

50% Off at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

$16 $8

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Led by current owner Jim Haertel, tour groups drink pints before touring 150-year-old site of former Pabst brewery corporate headquarters

Up to 68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Impact Fitness Studio LLC

Oak Creek

$144 $49

Certified personal trainer tones muscle with resistance and cardio workouts tailored to each client

50% Off Distillery Tour

Great Lakes Distillery

Walker's Point

$14 $7

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A tour highlights the small-batch production of spirits such as gin, vodka, and whiskey and is followed by a tasting

Up to 64% Off Aerial Yoga

ZenZen Yoga Arts

Walker's Point

$35 $15

Guests hang suspended from silk hammocks during two-hour-long aerial-yoga inversion workshops

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Avid golfer Chris Verhoff spent many a winter counting down the days until the temperatures would rise and clear away the snow so he could hit the links. Impatient with the grueling winter months, Verhoff had an idea that grew into the Wisconsin Indoor Golf Center, a place that allows golfers to swing their clubs year-round, rain or shine. The 10,000-square-foot space features indoor driving ranges installed by Verhoff himself with his own two hands and one of his feet. Golf simulators transport people through 23 popular courses—including Doral and Pebble Beach—with high-tech software that factors in club speed, ball speed, ball spin, and wind speed to mimic a real game of golf.

1260 South West Avenue
Waukesha,
WI
US

Certified CrossFit instructor and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist Josh Maney aims to help clients take on new challenges in their workout regiment. As a former player on University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's national champion football team, he motivates exercisers through the CrossFit Consumed’s Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics-infused workouts included with gym memberships to help them reach their fitness peaks. The major lifts—dead lift, squat, clean, presses, C&J, and snatch—work a variety of muscle groups. Clients keep muscles guessing with a mishmash of gymnastics basics, including dips, rope climbs, splits, handstands, and sit-ups. All CrossFit coaches work closely with clients in order to perfect their form and push them toward reaching their highest potential.

1444 South West Avenue
Waukesha,
WI
US

In "From France to Spain," the Wisconsin Philharmonic ends a season that paid tribute to the great French composers with a border-breaching grand finale that links the Gallic tradition to Spain and the U.S. Joined by award-winning young Spanish soloist Jose Franch-Ballester, the orchestra leads with Debussy's Clarinet Rhapsody, followed by Copland's Clarinet Concerto, whose quintessentially American character shows up in the score's jazzy passages, which Copland composed in a star-spangled tuxedo. A suite of Spanish-flavored pieces from Basque composer Maurice Ravel concludes the evening, beginning with the notoriously difficult Alborada del Gracioso and culminating in the satisfying rhythmic thrum of Bolero.

218 North East Avenue
Waukesha,
WI
US

At Healing Forest Studio, founder and former university art professor Lori Slocomb blends multiple artistic styles into one unique, accessible curriculum. Having lived in both New York and L.A., Lori has experienced first-hand the artistic differences that separate the coasts. She aspires to bridge that gap by sharing both conceptual and technical schools of thought with her students, as she and her team of instructors join forces to offer professional, college-grade drawing and painting classes. Lori also takes pride in the open atmosphere and positive energy of her studio, which makes beginner-level and veteran artists alike feel welcome.

807 Clinton St
Waukesha,
WI
US

The supportive instructors at Otto's Fine Art Academy work closely with blossoming artists to build upon foundational drawing and painting skills and encourage creativity. In small classes for children, teens, and adults, the studio teaches students to work with materials ranging from basic pencils to more advanced watercolors, pastels, and oil paints. The instructors pride themselves on giving one-on-one attention, and allow students to work at their own pace as they strive toward their own goals, such as finishing a landscape painting or winning a game of tic-tac-toe. Week-long summer camps follow specific themes that can included outdoor art, impressionism, and Picasso-inspired monsters.

396 W Main St
Waukesha,
WI
US

Since 2000, historic downtown Waukesha's House of Guinness has maintained the convivial atmosphere of a pub located in the Irish countryside. Inside, bartenders serve microbrews and handcrafted beers alongside classic European imports such as Franziskaner, Guinness, and Strongbow. They also stock many Irish spirits, including a 12-year Tullamore Dew Black Bush and an 18-year Jameson that goes down smoother than a bowling ball in a bobsleigh track. Traditional bar food, including pizzas and pasties, accompany the pours, which guests can savor while watching the game or tapping their toes along to live Irish music.

354 W Main St
Waukesha,
WI
US