Things To Do In Waukesha

Two-Hour Gun-Range Package for One, Two, or Four at Fletcher Arms (Up to 55% Off)

Fletcher Arms

Waukesha

$38.50 $19

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

Paintball Packages with Gear and Paintballs for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Brew City Paintball (Up to 65% Off)

Brew City Paintball and Entertainment

Lillie Industrial Park

$62.95 $25

In a 44,000 sq. ft. indoor facility, two sprawling fields host alternating beginner and advanced games while instructors supervise

Laser-Tag Package for Two or Four at Lasertag Adventure (40% Off)

Lasertag Adventure

Waukesha

$53.50 $32

Three hours of laser tag in a multi-level, jungle-themed laser-tag arena, trampoline dodgeball; and one one-topping pizza

One Month of Martial Arts Classes or Kids Martial Arts Party Package at JK Lee Black Belt Academy (Up to 80% Off)

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

Golf-Performance Evaluation with Options for Three or Five Training Sessions at NX Factor (Up to 57% Off)

NX Factor

Pewaukee

$125 $55

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

$79 for a Three-Month Gym-Membership Package at Curves ($246 Value)

Curves

Multiple Locations

$246 $79

Experienced trainers watch over gym-goers using hydraulic resistance machines designed exclusively for female fitness needs

5 or 12 Groupons, Each Good for a PiYo Class at Infinite Balance & Wellness (Up to 51% Off)

Infinite Balance & Wellness

Located inside Dance Tracks LLC

$14 $7

PiYo promotes a mind, body, and spirit connection, increasing a students' core strength and flexibility and building long lean muscles

$10 for $20 Worth of Bike, Boat, Kayak, and Canoe Rentals from High Roller Fun 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

Tactical Laser Tag on Action Movie-Style Sets for One, Two, or Four at iCOMBAT Waukesha (Up to 47% Off)

iCOMBAT Waukesha

Waukesha

$30 $16

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

$49 for Four Weeks of Art Classes at Otto's Fine Art Academy ($100 Value)

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

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In 1928 the famous stage-acting couple Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt declared that from then on they would only appear onstage together. They also refused to act during the summer so they could spend the season at Ten Chimneys—their 60-acre estate retreat in the rolling hills of Kettle Moraine. Alfred had begun the construction himself in 1914, designing the first part of the three-story main house. In 1922 he and Lynn, newly married, began making additions: they converted the house's chicken coop into a private five-room country cottage and built a Swedish-style log cabin for use as a performance studio. Here, they lived and entertained a revolving cast of actors, writers, and artists until their retirement in 1960.

Today, trained docents lead small groups on tours through the cottage, the studio, and the main house's 18 rooms. Some of these confines bear unique titles such as the Flirtation Room, whereas others are named for past guests Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier, and Noël Coward. Guides divulge the history behind many of the eclectic artifacts found there, such as Staffordshire figurines, pre-Civil War oil lamps, and Delft china, and reveal details about more personal pieces such as handmade gifts from Helen Hayes and Noël Coward, photographs with Charlie Chaplin, and murals painted by set designer Claggett Wilson. Outside, they lead visitors past a creamery and greenhouse, and point out a copper mermaid—designed and crafted by Cecil Beaton—that sits atop the estate's pool house to scare away sailors.

Throughout the year, Ten Chimneys hosts special theater-centric events. Play readings held in partnership with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater showcase the theater's interns as they read works connected to the Lunts or guests at their estate. During Music in the Drawing Room, cabaret artists from around the country gather around Noël Coward's historic piano to perform for small crowds and confuse unprepared time travelers. The estate also invites well-known local or national theater practitioners for a guest-speaker series inspired by the theater-minded talks that took place at the Lunts’ dining table.

S43 W31575 Depot Road
Genesee Depot,
WI
US

Broadlands Golf Club's 18-hole course spans 6,884 yards of open terrain organized in a majestic, links-style layout. Glassy waters, mounded terrain, and tall native grasses flank fairways and greens throughout the course, letting golfers experience the charms of golf's old Scotch-Irish courses without having to swap their golf ball out for a potato. Throughout the course, dimpled orbs speed across bentgrass fairways and greens, which provide a smooth and fast surface for flush drives and testy breaking putts. The course punishes slow starters and jet-lagged drivers with the par 5 second hole, a relatively straight, 534-yard tract that demands precision to avoid a green heavily fortified by six sand traps. To prepare golfers for their rounds, Broadlands offers lessons, an onsite driving range, and a satellite tour of their course.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,884 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.1 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Download scorecard

18 Augusta Way
North Prairie,
WI
US

Walking a mile in someone else's shoes can be very educational, especially if the shoes belong to Mandy Carlisle, a professional dancer. As a competitive American Rhythm Style ballroom dancer, Mandy has toured the country and racked up awards—she's been ranked among the top 13 dancers in the United States, placed second in the United States Professional Rising Star Rhythm Championship, and conducted an undefeated run as the Fred Astaire National Rising Star Rhythm Champion. In her spare time, she has earned teaching certifications in more than 13 styles of dance (among them, classic ballet, hip-hop, and jazz) and opened her own studio, Aspire Dance.

Mandy and her staff of 12 instructors hone the skills of young dancers, providing a reception area for parents to wait and witness progress. For adults, the teachers conduct fitness-focused classes. Latin-inspired Zumba classes boost cardiovascular endurance, whereas yoga sessions cultivate flexibility and balance so that you can finally touch your toes while standing on stilts.

2327 Silvernail Rd
Waukesha,
WI
US

In 1947, on New York City's Park Avenue, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio—cofounded by the eponymous toe tapper himself—opened its doors to the public. More than six decades later, now boasting schools across North America, the dancing institution still adheres to the legendary Mr. Astaire's curriculum and instruction techniques.

Specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances, the schools' current consortium of professional instructors shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through dance lessons that span from classic ballroom and foxtrot romps to the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. In addition to classes, the studio hosts social practice parties where up to 40 students hone newly acquired rug-cutting capabilities. As foot-charming music blares from the speakers, instructors work to cultivate a lively social setting where each guest can dance, mingle, and surgically correct their second left foot without fear of embarrassment.

300 E Summit Ave
Wales,
WI
US

Throughout the summer, the paved paths of Frame Park welcome outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interests, including riders seated on High Roller Fun Rentals's unique bikes and pedal carts. Two-, three-, and four-wheel vehicles transport groups down the 1.7-mile river walk?a path flanked by playground equipment, picnic areas, gardens, and volleyball courts.

For those looking to make a splash, High Roller Fun Rentals also maintains a floating fleet of creature boats, canoes, and kayaks. These inventive vessels allow groups of two, three, or four to navigate the Fox River with ease. And for added convenience, the rental center hands out maps to encourage exploration.

1128 E Baxter St
Waukesha,
WI
US

Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.

2450 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha,
WI
US