Things To Do in Wisconsin

Up to 57% Off Segway Tour

Multiple Locations

$70 $30

On guided tours, Segways travel along the Pheasant Branch Creek Trail and around the Capitol building

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

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

Up to 81% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Appleton

$360 $69

An individual or couple learn a ballroom-style dance during four one-on-one lessons and then practice in a group and party setting

Up to 51% Off Warrant, Quiet Riot, and Lita Ford

Waukesha

$80 $39

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Glam rock and ‘80s metal rise again as Warrant, Quiet Riot, Lita Ford, Firehouse, and Eric Martin take the stage at the Waukesha fairgrounds

Up to 59% Off Overnight Summer Camp in Wautoma

Wautoma

$600 $249

Seven days of swimming, boating, team sports, and arts and crafts in pine-shaded camp beside calm lake

Up to 55% Off Wine and Spirit Tasting

Eau Claire

$36 $18

After sampling small-batch wines and spirits, guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the winery and distillery's Tasting Lounge

Up to 55% Off Small Group Training Sessions

Janesville

$500 $250

Total body workouts include kickboxing, boot camp and tabata sessions; exercise with BOSU, battle ropes or kettle bells

Up to 47% Off Barbershop Choir

Nathan Hale Auditorium

$15 $8

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A nationally recognized barbershop choir displays its well-known flair for the theatrical during America-themed spring show

50% Off

La Crosse

$400 $200

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25% Off Race-Day Package

Road America

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship package that includes complimentary all-access passes

Up to 51% Off a Yoga Fundamentals

Mount Mary

$30 $15

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

Up to 52% Off Golf Lessons at Better Putting by JR Shears

THE GOLF CLUB AT CAMELOT

$125 $60

Instruction focuses on five key components of a proper golf swing, including steady head, weight on forward foot, and flat wrist

55% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

New Berlin

$75 $34

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Up to 73% Off Classes at Sixel's USA Martial Arts

Sugar Camp

$100 $29

MMA, jiu jitsu, or kickboxing classes for adults and children

55% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

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35% Off from Great Lakes Skydiving

Beloit

$229 $149

Glide down to earth from up to 14,000 feet in the air while attached to the certified instructor for the entire jump

51% Off Scuba Course at Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

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

43% Off Fitness Training

Menomonee Falls

$30 $17

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

Franklin

$94 $25

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

Up to 52% Off Golf Outing

Oak Creek

$54 $27

Golfers steady swings at 250 yd. driving range before cartpooling and clubbing across player-friendly nine-hole, par 31 course

Up to 73% Off Bowling

West Bend

$55 $15

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Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

Up to 50% Off at Broadlands Golf Club

North Prairie

$136 $68

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Links-style course encompasses 6,884 yards of bentgrass fairways and greens, wide-open terrain, occasional water hazards, and 4 sets of tees

Up to 66% Off Outdoor Sports-Complex Membership

Ashland County

$300 $149

Home to one of the largest disc-golf complexes, they also welcome barefoot running, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and stargazing

Up to 76% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Adventure 212 Fitness

Stevens Point

$100 $29

Boot-camp classes blend cardio drills and full-body muscle conditioning in a fitness facility with a spa and bistro

Up to Half Off Round of Golf in Neenah

Neenah

$52 $26

Small, fast, elevated greens combine with water hazards and dense tree lines to challenge golfers as they traverse 2,934-yard course

Up to 66% Off Yoga Classes

Fitchburg

$130 $49

Yoga focuses on health and healing with movement

Forage for Wild Edibles with a Foodie Farmer

Manchester

$50 $50

Farmer April Morris teaches you to find morels, garlic mustard, and raspberry shoots in the wild—and how to use them in the kitchen

Up to 67% Off Paintball from Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

Up to 54% Off at Manhattan Lanes

De Pere

$41 $20

Bowling facility hosts groups on 16 glossy lanes as on-site kitchen serves up refreshments including pizza and pop

Up to 56% Off Golf at Missing Links

Missing Links

$450 $199

Designed with the help of Jack Nicklaus, 9-hole, par-3 course features grassy mounds, ponds, and a green shaped like the state of Wisconsin

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

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

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

Up to 56% Off Kids' Dance Classes

Mount Pleasant

$55 $25

Young dancers learn the basics of jazz, ballet, and other styles over the course of one month

Up to 51% Off Kayak, Canoe, or Paddleboard Rental

Multiple Locations

$26 $13

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Paddlers glide through Lake Delton, Dell Creek, or Mirror Lake State Park, passing sandstone bluffs and towering white pines

50% Off Workout Classes

Business Park

$100 $50

Instructors lead small groups through engaging workouts that incorporate suspension training, kettlebells, and training ropes

Up to 58% Off at CrossFit Fox Cities

Menasha

$105 $49

Instructors guide students through high-intensity workouts for each client's fitness level; workouts combine strength and cardio training

Up to 51% Off Round of Golf with Cart

Horicon

$70 $35

Navigate water hazards on 13 of the 18 holes of this picturesque course along the shore of the Rock River

Kettle Moraine Golf Club – Up to 49% Off

Ottawa

$133 $69

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

51% Off Kayaking Trip from River Guide Kayaks

River Falls

$120 $59

8.2-mile kayak trip explores spring-fed Class I rapids that flow along a shoreline that’s home to wildflowers and great blue herons

40% Off Guided Jig Fishing Trip

Multiple Locations

$300 $180

Three anglers go out on six-hour jig fishing trips with an experienced guide; all supplies necessary for catching lake trout included

52% Off from Great Lakes Hang Gliding

Great Lakes Hang Gliding

$309.99 $149

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first jump strapped to a seasoned instructor

Half Off Group Workout Classes at German Fit

Glendale

$90 $45

Students aged 10 and older train like an athlete under the tutelage of former professional soccer player Andreas Davi

44% Off Sports-Equipment Repair

Hudson

$45 $25

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84% Off Kickboxing Classes

Stoughton

$314 $49

Students burn calories, boost their strength, and learn hard-hitting kickboxing techniques with a month of fitness kickboxing classes

Up to 47% Off Golf at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club

Koshkonong Mounds CC

$92 $55

Opened in 1870 as a club for huntsmen, the converted golf facility undulates across rolling pastureland with mature tree-lined fairways

53% Off a Wine Tasting for Two

Baraboo

$64 $30

All-natural sulfite-free fruit wines paired with Wisconsin cheese, chocolate-wine truffles, breads and oils, and jumbo shrimp

50% Golf at The Bog

The Bog

$60 $30

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Arnold Palmer–designed course snakes across 7,221 yd. of rolling fairways cleaved through wetlands, myriad bunkers, and mounded rough

50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of FootGolf

Cedarburg

$14 $7

FootGolf combines soccer and golf; players kick off from a tee and try to get the soccer ball in the hole with the least amount of kicks

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons at My Fantasy Farm

Pulaski

$70 $35

Expert trainer at a full-service boarding, training, and lesson facility in a serene setting teaches students of all levels horseback riding

Up to 51% Off Riding & Groundwork Lessons

Waupun

$75 $37

Experienced, enthusiastic instructor trains students and horses to work as a team

Up to 57% Off Horseback-Riding or Polo Lessons

Hillside Farm

$350 $149

English-riding specialists teach riders dressage or hunter and jumper, and polo lessons cover riding form and strategy

45% Off Personal Training

Port Washington

$110 $61

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Up to 57% Off Wine Tastings in Muscoda

Orion

$22 $11

Award-winning winery produces 30 wines and offers wine tastings and hillside views from the patio

Half Off Tour at Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

$20 $10

Follow a distillery guide behind the scenes, sample handcrafted spirits, and head out with a 750mL bottle of vodka and branded sampler glass

Up to 54% Off 9-Hole Rounds at Argue-Ment Golf Course

New Glarus

$26 $13

Small bentgrass greens create challenging putts on links-style nine-hole course that features water hazards on three holes

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp at Fitness Revolution

Sussex

$139 $49

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

35% Off a Tandem Skydive

East Troy

$229 $149

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Skydivers free fall from up to 13,500 feet above the ground during tandem skydive. Makes for a great, high-adventure holiday gift.

Up to 57% Off at Apocalypse Paintball

Dekorra

$89 $44.50

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50 acres of outdoor terrain are shaped into 15 fields including a WWII-themed area, two speedball fields, and a 40,000-square-foot castle

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Trinity

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Milwaukee as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

Up to 54%% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson

Madison Horse Connection

$40 $19

Budding equestrians young and old learn basic horsemanship and a variety of steed-steering disciplines during indoor or outdoor lessons

Up to 55% Off Green Bay Packer Segway Tour from Segway the Fox

Downtown Green Bay

$118 $69

Guests explore the Packer Heritage Trail, dedicated to the history of the Green Bay Packers and the team's connection to the city

52% Off Family-Fun Outing

Bristol

$83.75 $40

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Families of four compete in laser-tag arena, slam multicolored bumper cars, play 150+ arcade games, and navigate a laser-maze

Up to Half Off at Appleton Family Ice Center

Appleton

$17 $9

Skaters glide across new ice and slake thirst with sodas; birthday parties include decorations and hot dogs or pizza for up to 10 guests

Up to 86% Off at CrossFit Consumed

Waukesha

$130 $18

Intensive, ever-changing CrossFit workouts combine weightlifting and gymnastics moves

45% Off Wine Tasting at Vines & Rushes Winery

Ripon

$20 $11

Customers sample Wisconsin-grown wines in the rustic tasting room, or out on the patio with its sweeping views of the vineyard

Up to 73% Off at CrossFit 608

Janesville

$120 $39

CrossFit classes feature a new workout each day, blending aspects of running, weightlifting, and gymnastics

50% Off Private Music Lessons

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 54% Off at Family Fun Park

Campbell

$24.99 $12

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Laser tag, rock wall, mini bowling, ropes course, bumper cars, human hamster ball and bounce house

Up to 55% Off Bowling at Maple Lanes

South Business Drive

$28 $14

Two hours of bowling on one or two lanes at an alley that also features sand volleyball courts and a golf simulator

65% Off Martial Arts

Wauwatosa

$300 $105

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64% Off Youth Ice-Skating Lessons

Fond Du Lac

$70 $24.99

Ice-skating lessons teach kids everything from basic control and ice skills to advanced jumps and combinations

Up to 58% Off Classes at Dance Defined Studio

New Berlin

$152 $69

Women, men, and kids aged 3 or older learn some moves in hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, or pointe classes

Up to 89% Off Private Dance Lessons at

Multiple Locations

$268 $30

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

67% Off Kids' Swim Lessons

South Beloit

$106.50 $35

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

Up to 81% Off at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$134 $25

Dance professionals pass on their know-how in private lessons that may incorporate elements of swing, salsa, tango, and waltz styles

Up to 86% Off at 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 64% Off at Swimtastic Swim School

Franklin

$247 $125

Kid-friendly pool delights young'uns with themed birthday parties and open-swim time; aqua Pilates classes help parents get in shape

Up to 68% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Oak Creek

$144 $49

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

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The perception of pole dancing is changing. When Maureen Metzger and her business partner DJ Hamilton started Blush Pole Fitness & Dance six years ago, Maureen says, "people thought [the instructors] were strippers." Since then, she's seen attitudes adjust as pole dancing went from taboo to a possible Olympic sport. Maureen equates pole dancing with aerial arts, on par with performances seen in shows such as Cirque du Soleil. She leads a series of classes and workshops that focus on upper-body and core strength or hone in sensual spins and dances. "You can be sexy and sensual," Maureen says, "and it doesn’t have to be tasteless . . . I watch Dancing with the Stars, and I think that is way more sexual than anything we do."

Occasionally, she still has to spend some time fighting inaccurate stereotypes, including an episode in early 2012 that involved inviting Jim Stingl of the Journal Sentinel to studio for a fact-finding mission. But mostly, Maureen and DJ concern themselves with empowering women to be "strong physically and emotionally." There comes a time, she says, when "you stop feeling sexy, you age, you gain weight, you get so busy with other parts of your life. . . I think we lose [that] and [pole dancing] reminds us to be women." She credits pole dancing as a vital ally in boosting her self-esteem during a double mastectomy in her battle against breast cancer.

And though Maureen is the first to tout the power of pole dancing, she is also one of the first to undercut some of its weightier connotations, much like a doctor who uses a stethoscope that squeaks. "[We're] totally willing to laugh at ourselves," she says. "Nobody is taking this too seriously." The lighter mood, in particular, helps welcome shy students, who Maureen and DJ witness transform into "strong, confident, sexy, and feminine [women]."

7701 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis,
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The instructors at Kaivalya Yoga believe that, like yoga practitioners themselves, the rules of yoga should be highly flexible. They pioneer fresh approaches to Vinyasa techniques inside their University Square studio with the aim of inducing kaivalya—a state of freeing personal enlightenment. Heated and nonheated classes cover fluid posture transitions that synchronize breath with stretching rather than having students take one long breathing break halfway through class. Each session aims to eradicate the body's toxins and boost mental clarity, whether students are attending a free beginners workshop or hefting small weights during Power Sculpt.

Many of the teaching staff joined the yoga movement to combat physical ailments, such as slipped disks or chronic migraines, and now they deepen their practice through Kaivalya's inventive curriculum. They inject posing sequences with pieces of individual flair—Hally Marlino's classes embrace freestyle Vinyasa set to music, and director of teacher training Alex Pfeiffer leads groups through spiritually focused, dance-like routines. Certified massage therapists are also on hand to work muscles into an even noodlier state with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports modalities.

Kaivalya Yoga's central location is no accident. Owners Dave and Tim met at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1998 and maintain ties with the school as an employee and a graduate student, respectively. They've engineered their venue and schedule to suit the student population: classes provide a meditative escape close to home, scheduling never interferes with Wisconsin Badgers games, and the boutique carries chic headbands, T-shirts, and hoodies from their exclusive Mad Yogi clothing line, ideal for moving from dorm to dining hall to yoga studio in comfort.

773 University Ave
Madison,
WI
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Heritage Hill State Historical Park is a living-history museum, dedicated to the preservation of buildings and artifacts of Northeast Wisconsin and its citizens. The 50-acre park houses carefully reproduced greenery and actual log cabins and buildings from the 1800s, such as a U.S. military fort hospital and a fur trader’s cabin, where mammals of all shapes and sizes would trade their dusty old pelts for feature-loaded furs. Heritage Hill State Historical Park also proudly displays a collection of more than 11,000 artifacts, including original artwork, books, clothing, and furnishings. To truly bring Wisconsin history to life, volunteers representing a way of life interact with park attendants, showing curious customers the various trades and methods of early Wisconsin living.

2640 S Webster Ave
Green Bay,
WI
US

At CrossFit Kenosha, workouts transform exercisers of all levels into fit and confident champions. Encouraging coaches rally groups during functional fitness drills that build speed, power, and stamina with tools such as jump ropes, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings. A team-like bond forms as exercisers cheers one another through challenging routines that can be scaled to different levels of strength and endurance.

Weightlifting moves and body-weight exercises cultivate lean muscle mass, which helps the body to burn calories as efficiently as possible. Filled with cardiovascular challenges such as sprinting and rowing, the workouts can also shrink waistlines and bolster heart health. Like a snowman's fingerprints, no two workouts are alike, which helps to keep exercisers engaged and motivated.

7600 75th Street
Kenosha,
WI
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts 2,398 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

7115 Durand Ave
Mount Pleasant,
WI
US

The servicemen of Pearl Harbor's naval base were taking some much-needed R&R between early-morning repairs inside Hangar 37 when suddenly they heard a buzzing overhead. With the humming of their own planes and battleships periodically filling the air, this rapidly approaching sound wasn't foreign to their ears, but this instance proved to be drastically different. Thunderous explosions soon overtook Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona struggled to stay afloat as the Imperial Japanese Navy delivered a surprise military strike, which resulted in one of the most devastating attacks on American soil. With a mission to preserve the history of this tragic event, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor opened that very same hangar to the public, hundreds of feet from where ships burned and men courageously fought more than 70 years ago.

Hangar 37's 42,000-square-foot space currently houses many of the museum's artifacts, which include a World War II–era B-25B bomber, Japanese Zero, and naval planes such as the SBD Dauntless. Also open to the public, Hangar 79 displays the actual bullet holes that pierced its windows during the attack, while an authentic WWII maintenance shop contains an exhibit that explains how planes ran on Lucky Strike cigarette materials. Visitors can experience the museum's ever-evolving collection of exhibits––which has included segments dedicated to the Korean War's MiG Alley and the Flying Tigers––through guided tours in both hangars and submerse themselves in the virtual world of the museum's combat flight simulator.

N922 Tower View Drive
Greenville,
WI
US

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