Things To Do In Altoona


MB2 Raceway : Junior or Adult Go-Kart Races, VIP Track Pass with Race Discounts, or Birthday Party Package at MB2 Raceway (Up to 50% Off)

Junior or Adult Go-Kart Races, VIP Track Pass with Race Discounts, or Birthday Party Package at MB2 Raceway (Up to 50% Off)

MB2 Raceway

Des Moines

High-performance electric European go-karts speed around quarter-mile indoor track at speeds of up to 45 mph

$100 $50

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Iowa Chocolate Festival: Iowa Chocolate Festival Admission for Two or a Family of Four on May 21 or 22 (Up to 38% Off)

Iowa Chocolate Festival Admission for Two or a Family of Four on May 21 or 22 (Up to 38% Off)

Iowa Chocolate Festival

Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center

Local chocolate shops come together for a weekend of sweets, treats, contests, and games

$16 $10

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

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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Cedar Pointe Golf Course: Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 62% Off)

Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 62% Off)

Cedar Pointe Golf Course

Boone

Scenic par 72 course begins with open, forgiving front 9, easing golfers into back 9 that features water hazards on nearly every hole

$144 $55

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Des Moines Funny Bone: Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through June 25 (Up to 69% Off)

Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through June 25 (Up to 69% Off)

Des Moines Funny Bone

West Des Moines

Upcoming acts include comics seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, Conan and Comedy Central

$40 $15

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Blank Park Zoo: After-Hours Zoo Brew with Live Music for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Blank Park Zoo (Up to 57% Off)

After-Hours Zoo Brew with Live Music for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Blank Park Zoo (Up to 57% Off)

Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines

Visitors over 21 enjoy access to the zoo during weekly Zoo Brew evenings that combine drinks with live music

$26 $15

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Warrior Run Golf Course: Five- or Ten-Session Punch Card for Large or Medium Bucket of Balls at Warrior Run Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

Five- or Ten-Session Punch Card for Large or Medium Bucket of Balls at Warrior Run Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

Warrior Run Golf Course

Norwalk

Our new range features top quality range balls where we have areas to improve long game, short game and putting

$50 $25

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Peace Tree Brewing Company: Beer Tasting for Two or Four or Growler Gift Set at Peace Tree Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Beer Tasting for Two or Four or Growler Gift Set at Peace Tree Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Peace Tree Brewing Company

Knoxville

An Iowa brewery pours an impressive lineup of regular and special-release beers, all made in house using fresh, quality ingredients

$48 $32

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Bowlerama Lanes: Summer Bowling Pass for One or Four People at Bowlerama Lanes (99% Off)

Summer Bowling Pass for One or Four People at Bowlerama Lanes (99% Off)

Bowlerama Lanes

South Park

Gather with friends at this lively bowling alley, which offers open bowling time seven days per week

$2,457 $35

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Legal Concealed Carry, LLC: Iowa Concealed Carry License Online Training Course for One or Two from Legal Concealed Carry, LLC (Up to 88% Off)

Iowa Concealed Carry License Online Training Course for One or Two from Legal Concealed Carry, LLC (Up to 88% Off)

Legal Concealed Carry, LLC

 

Iowa residents are tested on the content of this online class; upon passing the test they can apply for a concealed-carry permit

$150 $20

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Jester Park Equestrian Center: Riding Lesson, Campout, or Trail Ride at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Riding Lesson, Campout, or Trail Ride at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 50% Off). Five 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 or overnight campout

$70 $35

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Wizard World Comic Con: Wizard World Comic Con on May 13 or 15

Wizard World Comic Con on May 13 or 15

Wizard World Comic Con

Iowa Events Center

Stars of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Once Upon a Time convene during an annual celebration of all things comic book and science fiction

$41.97 $20.98

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Kil'n Time Studio: Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (50% Off)

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (50% Off)

Kil'n Time Studio

Waukee

Instructors teach students to throw clay on a pottery wheel during two-hour sessions with two pounds of clay

$60 $30

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Skate West: Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four or Month of Unlimited Skating for One at Skate West (Up to 82% Off)

Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four or Month of Unlimited Skating for One at Skate West (Up to 82% Off)

Skate West

West Des Moines

The family-owned roller rink has been welcoming skaters since 1972 and features a DJ and on-site arcade

$212 $39

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Kil'n Time Studio: BYOB Glass Fusion Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (Up to 53% Off)

BYOB Glass Fusion Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Kil'n Time Studio

Waukee

Instructors teach students how to work with glass during fun, BYOB classes

$80 $39

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Insane Inflatable 5K: One Registration to Insane Inflatable 5K on June 11 in Cedar Rapids or July 16 in Davenport

One Registration to Insane Inflatable 5K on June 11 in Cedar Rapids or July 16 in Davenport

Insane Inflatable 5K

Multiple Locations

Fun run dotted with giant inflatables including bounce houses and slides ends with party and raises funds for American Cancer Society

$72.78 $54

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Iowa Renaissance Festival: Single-Day Tickets for Two to the Iowa Renaissance Festival with Optional Mug and Turkey Leg (Up to 50% Off).

Single-Day Tickets for Two to the Iowa Renaissance Festival with Optional Mug and Turkey Leg (Up to 50% Off).

Iowa Renaissance Festival

Amana

Travel to the medieval times at the Iowa Renaissance Festival, featuring a cast of kooky characters, jousting, comedy, and kingly eats

$12 $7

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Whatta' Dish: $14 for Five Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta' Dish ($30 Value)

$14 for Five Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta' Dish ($30 Value)

Whatta' Dish

West Des Moines

Studio-fee sessions allow guests to embellish a wide variety of bisque pieces

$30 $14

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Oskaloosa Golf Course: Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

Round of golf on verdant, 18-hole, par 72 course built in 1920

$70 $32

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The Carry Academy: $25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

$25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

The Carry Academy

 

Class with a firearms-safety training video led by NRA-certified instructor; after completion, pupils can apply for concealed-carry permits

$49.99 $25

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Gladiator Assault Challenge: $59 for Entry to Gladiator Obstacle-Course Race at Seven Oaks Recreation on May 14 or 15 ($120 Value)

$59 for Entry to Gladiator Obstacle-Course Race at Seven Oaks Recreation on May 14 or 15 ($120 Value)

Gladiator Assault Challenge

Seven Oaks Recreation

Waist-high waters, rope swings, cargo nets, and mud pits challenge racers across a 7-mile course that culminates in an after-party

$120 $59

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Perry Golf & Country Club: Weekday or Weekend Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Perry Golf & Country Club (Up to 69% Off)

Weekday or Weekend Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Perry Golf & Country Club (Up to 69% Off)

Perry Golf & Country Club

Union

Golf club open for nearly a century boasts 9-hole layout spread across 40 acres of scenic land

$80 $29

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Timbavati Wildlife Park: Admission for Two or Four to Timbavati Wildlife Park (Up to 31% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to Timbavati Wildlife Park (Up to 31% Off)

Timbavati Wildlife Park

Wisconsin Dells

Wildlife park features more than 70 different species, a petting zoo, a train that brings visitors into natural habitats, rides, and more

$39.90 $29

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Penoach Vineyard & Winery: $18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

$18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach’s wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

$37 $18

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Felton Training Group: $29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

$29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

Felton Training Group

 

Online course completed at your convenience. Upon completion you receive a certificate you may use to apply for a permit valid in 29 states

$60 $29.99

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Dream Drive Exotics: Autocross Driving Experience in an Exotic Car from Dream Drive Exotics (Up to 50% Off)

Autocross Driving Experience in an Exotic Car from Dream Drive Exotics (Up to 50% Off)

Dream Drive Exotics

Iowa Speedway

Climb into the driver’s seat of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Mercedes-Benz sports car and wind your way around a course, testing your skills

$199 $99

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A&s Archery: Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

A&s Archery

Grimes

From the merchant: Six hours of range time in our indoor archery range

$60 $34

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Grape Escape Winery: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$36 $18

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Drake University : Summer Volleyball Camps at Drake University (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Summer Volleyball Camps at Drake University (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Drake University

Knapp Center

Experienced coaches lead camps that develop fundamental skills; high school camps incorporate advanced elements

$210 $119

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Paint Nite: $25 for Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite ($45 Value)

$25 for Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite ($45 Value)

Paint Nite

Des Moines

Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.

$45 $25

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve their piano or keyboard playing

$316 $10

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Two Saints Winery: Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Two Saints Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Two Saints Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Two Saints Winery

St. Charles

Taste housemade Iowan varietals chosen from an extensive list; includes souvenir glasses and a bottle of wine

$29 $16

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Rusty Wallace Racing Experience: Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 56% Off)

Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 56% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Iowa Speedway

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

$50 $39

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Dynamic E-Course: $29 for a Learn-to-Draw Online Course from Dynamic E-Course ($1,170 Value)

$29 for a Learn-to-Draw Online Course from Dynamic E-Course ($1,170 Value)

Dynamic E-Course

 

Get comfortable drawing human figures, buildings, cars, faces, and other models by the end of the course while earning a certificate

$1,170 $29

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Project Appleseed: Admission for a Child or Adult to a Project Appleseed Event (Up to 33% Off)

Admission for a Child or Adult to a Project Appleseed Event (Up to 33% Off)

Project Appleseed

 

Participants will learn gun safety and shooting marksmanship from a certified rifle training program. Appropriate for all skill levels.

$20 $14

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e-Careers: $25 for an Online Sewing Course from e-Careers ($504 Value)

$25 for an Online Sewing Course from e-Careers ($504 Value)

e-Careers

 

Learn how to mend and customize clothes and create textile products for profit with this easy-to-use online course

$504 $25

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Bartender & Barista: Online Bartending, Catering, and Other Food Service Training Courses from Bartender & Barista (Up to 96% Off)

Online Bartending, Catering, and Other Food Service Training Courses from Bartender & Barista (Up to 96% Off)

Bartender & Barista

 

Begin training for a career in catering, bartending, food service, or hotel management in a program designed for aspiring professionals

$199 $9

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Louw Stables: $69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults  ($140 Value)

$69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults ($140 Value)

Louw Stables

Van Meter

In group lessons for ages 7–adult, students learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals

$140 $69

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

Rockstar Academy

 

Guitar lessons for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced student from an experienced teacher

$237 $10

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Blue Mountain Training Solutions: Online Garden and Landscape Certification Course from Blue Mountain Training Solutions (91% Off)

Online Garden and Landscape Certification Course from Blue Mountain Training Solutions (91% Off)

Blue Mountain Training Solutions

 

This online curriculum covers all the topics necessary for certification in garden design

$330 $29

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La Vida Loca Winery: Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $18

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A.D.A.T.: Basic or Advanced Online Concealed Carry Course from  A.D.A.T. (Up to 63% Off)

Basic or Advanced Online Concealed Carry Course from A.D.A.T. (Up to 63% Off)

A.D.A.T.

 

Online video courses qualify IA, OR, ID, WY, and VA state residents to apply for their state permit for Concealed Carry

$90 $35

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SkillSuccess: $9 Online Music Courses from SkillSuccess (95% Off). Five Options Available.

$9 Online Music Courses from SkillSuccess (95% Off). Five Options Available.

SkillSuccess

 

Students learn the skills to play musical instruments through video lectures; no prior experience necessary

$199 $9

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Armed Guardian: Multistate CCW Handgun Permit Certification for One or Two at Armed Guardian (Up to 82% Off)

Multistate CCW Handgun Permit Certification for One or Two at Armed Guardian (Up to 82% Off)

Armed Guardian

Multiple Locations

Licensed instructor with former law-enforcement experience helps students achieve their multistate CCW certification

$150 $29

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Mixology Training: $29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

In online course, master brewer Bob Sylvester delves deep into the beer-brewing process, from sanitation and hop variety to equipment setup

$595 $29

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CraftBeerAtHome.com: $25 for Lifetime Membership to Craft Beer Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

$25 for Lifetime Membership to Craft Beer Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

CraftBeerAtHome.com

 

The lifetime access course details the differences between various beers and walks students through step-by-step instruction for brewing

$199 $25

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Annelise Winery: Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Lincoln

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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Avenue of the Saints: Flashback to the 80's Tribute Festival on Saturday, June 11, at Noon

Flashback to the 80's Tribute Festival on Saturday, June 11, at Noon

Avenue of the Saints

Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater

Six ’80s tribute bands play outdoors amidst pyrotechnics for extra spectacle

$35 $25

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Cirque Italia: Cirque Italia for One Child or Adult (May 13 - May 15)

Cirque Italia for One Child or Adult (May 13 - May 15)

Cirque Italia

Southridge Mall

Capering clowns, mesmerizing balancing acts, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$58 $49

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  • Toad Valley Golf Course
    After selling his farm-equipment business in 1972, Dale W. Brady sought the counsel of his three sons to determine what should be done with the 200-acre plot of land originally used for testing out his new products. The three resolved to turn their land into a golf course. After a test green survived the winter and they earned the blessing of the region’s lawn-mower king, son Tom devised a layout from an aerial drawing and the team set to work, sculpting the rugged earth and opening the course in August 1973. A family-run enterprise ever since, the course bobs and weaves over 6,224 yards of rolling terrain that feature sparse tree lines, water hazards in play on five holes, and scenic views of the verdant landscape. Since its relatively humble beginnings, Toad Valley Golf Course has grown to include a full-length driving range and the Field of Greens Mini Links, an 18-hole miniature-golf course that challenges players with realistic putting surfaces, including bunkers, water hazards, and contoured greens. The range’s grass tees offer practice on an organic surface similar to course conditions, and the putting surfaces emulate the tricky slopes of real greens and even include rough, sand traps, and water features that add to the scenery and allow putters to bob for wayward golf balls. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 71 course Length of 6,224 yards from the farthest tees Course rating of 69.1 from the farthest tees Slope rating of 114 from the farthest tees Four tee options Link to scorecard
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    237 Northeast 80th Street
    Pleasant Hill, IA US
  • Terrace Hills Golf Course
    Since 1964, Terrace Hills Golf Course has invited golfers of all abilities to send balls soaring between the trees lining each of its 18 fairways. Though relatively short at 6,421 yards from the back tees, plenty of hazards lurk throughout the terrain, ready to spoil any oncomer's overconfidence. Water confronts play on eight of the holes, including holes 3, 4, 12, and 13, where a stream snakes its way through the course and enervates golfers by forcing them to play "Marco Polo" with lost balls. Terrace Hills promises golfers a free round on their next visit if their rounds take longer than 4.5 hours when they have tee times on weekdays before 2 p.m. and weekends or holidays. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 71 course Total length of 6,421 yards from the back tees Course rating of 68.8 from the back tees Course slope of 116 from the back tees Three sets of tees per hole
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    8700 NE 46th Ave.
    Altoona, IA US
  • Triumph Martial Arts
    Matt White cinches his uniform with a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, heads down to one of Triumph Martial Arts' three locations, and dishes up a fist-full of knowledge earned over 25 years of mat-slapping training. Recognized by the American Tae Kwon Do Association as the Regional Instructor of the Year in 2008 and 2011, Mr. White takes pride in combative victory and from passing those skills on. In keeping with the Association's instructional format, Mr. White and his battery of four instructors teach the martial art and philosophy of tae kwon do to kids and adults. Tiny Tigers sessions reach out to students as young as 4 years old, teaching them important values such as helping around the house, excelling at schoolwork, and how to survive a wildebeest stampede. Students as old as 55 have started with no experience, going on to successfully earn their black belts.
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    5650 Metro East Drive
    Pleasant Hill, IA US
  • Prairie Meadows
    Guests say this hotel is perfect for the whole family when you're in Altoona. Let Prairie Meadows take care of everyone. Work hard at the on-site business center, so you have more time to spend relaxing and enjoying your time. With the free wifi, you can manage your travel plans with a click of a button. Need to cool off? Get your feet wet in the swimming pool. Cheese, pasta, pizza.. It's all here at Prairie Meadows and served directly to your room. As an added bonus, this hotel's rooms make you feel right at home with your own kitchenette. This hotel's hotel restaurant serves up sweet and savory dishes. Mix and mingle your way through the hotel bar during your stay. Let the hotel know your travel plans and the staff will provide you with speedy airport transportation. Prairie Meadows is located near a range of parking facilities, making parking during your stay quick and easy.
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    1 Prairie Meadows Drive
    Altoona, IA US
  • Pumpkinville Corn Maze
    Sack races, hayrides, campfires, and other autumn activities surround Pumpkinville Corn Maze, but those roaming the stalks might not be aware of them. Stretching up to 20 acres, the fourth-generation corn and soybean farm's maze often keeps adventurers twisting and turning for an hour, sometimes longer early in the season. Besides navigating to the maze's end, each trek doubles as a scavenger hunt with at least 20 challenges, such as getting a scarecrow to swear off scaring crows. Especially intrepid visitors can even enter the maze until 8 p.m., where only flashlights and the glowing moon guide them through the hushed labyrinth. Meanwhile, guests 10 and under can traverse the mini-maze in about 15 minutes for one dollar.
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    618 Center Ave S
    Mitchellville, IA US
  • Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Des Moines
    Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.
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    1003 8th St. SW
    Altoona, IA US

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