Things To Do In Ionia

60% Off Laser Tag and Roller Skating

Lowell

$40 $18

Housed in an old schoolhouse, this indoor roller rink and laser-tag arena entertains the young and young at heart

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

Half Off Ice-Skating Lessons

Cedar Rock Sports Plex

$50 $25

Four consecutive weeks of lessons help skaters aged three and up learn the basics with instruction and on-ice practice

64% Off Personal-Training Sessions at Studio30

Rockford

$140 $50

Sessions allow a more intimate setting for a better workout; small group training involves boot-camp-style classes six days a week

Up to 55% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

Lansing

$65 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Up to 67% Off Fitness Boot Camp

6th Street Bridge Park

$12 $6

Outdoor boot-camp sessions can be modified depending on participants' fitness level and incorporate weights and resistance exercises

50% Off Pedal-Pub Cruise for Eight People

Grand Rapids

$280 $140

Pedal pubs are equipped with stereos and an iPod hookup; Groupon is valid for eight people, but can seat 16

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

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

57% Off CrossFit

Grand Rapids

$150 $65

Members burn fat and build powerful muscle with high-intensity interval training methods built around functional movement

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 57% Off Private Introductory Music Lessons

Madison Area

$44 $19

One-on-one introductory lessons for guitar, bass, drums, or piano

Up to 75% Off Adults' or Kids' Karate Classes

Northview

$175 $49

Karate instructors help children and adults build self-esteem and discipline while learning self-defense techniques

88% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Grand Rapids

$300 $35

Get into shape with boot-camp classes, dance to cardio-inspiring beats during Zumba, tone with Pilates, or build muscles in Rock Hard 1,000

Up to 57% Off Lessons at Mercury Guitar Studio

East Hills

$80 $40

Instructor teaches aspiring musicians how to play the guitar or bass in their favorite style; lessons are catered to the student’s goals

Up to 88% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes

3150 Plainfield Avenue NRibeiro Jiu-Jitsu Grand Rapids

$100 $15

BJJ facility follows the Ribeiro lineage under the guidance of a head instructor who has shared the mat with black belts and world champs

Up to 70% Off Kids' Jiu Jitsu

Northview

$55 $19

Classes incorporate games while teaching kids the fundamentals of jiu jitsu, a Brazilian martial art focused on fitness and self-defense

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

60% Off Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Grand Rapids

$63 $25

Brazilian jiu-jitsu-based MMA, aikido, kendo sword-fighting or self-defense classes

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 58% Off Roller Skating at Kentwood Fun Spot

Kentwood

$20 $10

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Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

$15 for Classes

Colonial Village

$29 $15

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

50% Off Services

Old Everett

$150 $75

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

Up to 54% Off Round of Golf

DeWitt

$56 $28

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

Up to 80% Off Group Training Classes

Eastside

$120 $29

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Dedicated trainers aim to improve health & physiques with fitness programs in a 6000 sq. ft. newly remodeled facility with full amenities

Up to 74% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

Up to 55% Off Fitness Classes or Membership

Downtown Lansing

$40 $19

Certified instructors teach trendy classes such as BodyPump by Les Mills, Insanity, TRX suspension training, and Zumba

Up to 67% Off All-Ages Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$73 $29

Experienced and credentialed instructors lead students of all ages in tae kwon do classes

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 47% Off Shooting-Range Package

Dorr,MI

$71.99 $38

Only fully automated range in west Michigan offers shooting-range package with gear rental, targets, and ammunition

49% Off Personal Training

Wyoming

$99 $50

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

48% Off Spinning Classes

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Up to 59% Off Pilates

East Lansing

$60 $29

Skilled instructors can train bodies and minds to work in concert by guiding students through exercises that tone and shape muscles

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

Up to 45% Off Wine or Beer Tasting at Hudsonville Winery

Hudsonville

$42.50 $25

After each sampling five different beers or wines, guests take a bottle of wine or a growler of beer home to enjoy

Up to 62% Off 5K Mud Run

Holland

$79 $30

Mud run confronts entrants with 20–40 minutes of challenging terrain and various obstacles, ending in party and Facebook album

Up to 53% Off Comedy Show for Two at Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

$64 $30

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Drinks and appetizers sate audiences during standup-comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights

55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Holly

Groveland Township

$100 $45

One-hour English-style riding lessons available seven days a week

Up to 56% Off Birthday Package or Family Pass

Okemos

$450 $199

Birthday parties with coordinators, lifeguards, drinks, paper goods, invitations, and cupcakes; heated pools with a tropical setting

50% Off Indoor Driving Range in Okemos

Okemos Golf Dome

$20 $10

Golfers shake the rust out of tee swings and calibrate iron shots with large buckets of range balls

Up to 87% Off Membership at Elements

Elements Okemos

$273 $49

Women-only gym features fitness classes such as Zumba and boot camp

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

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Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

50% Off Services

Allendale Charter Township

$14 $7

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

Coopersville Farm Museum – Up to Half Off

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

Up to 65% Off Group Fitness Classes

Vernon

$55 $25

Instructors modify moves so that Cardio Core, Zumba, and strength-training classes challenge students of all skill levels

Up to 57% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Ovid

$50 $25

Horseback-riding lessons from an expert equestrian with a decorated career spanning four decades

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Battle Creek

$270 $99

Personal trainers push clients toward their fitness goals in one-hour one-on-one sessions held in a private training studio

49% Off

Mundy

$35 $18

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

Up to 46% Off Golf in Eaton Rapids

Eaton Rapids

$36 $20

Three waterfalls, a pond, and more than 100 kinds of trees populate 9-hole course that draws visits from deer, turkey, and other wildlife

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

51% Off Golf Lesson and Swing Analysis in Holland

Holland

$140 $69

Class A PGA-instructor Bruce Saip sharpens golfers’ swings in one-hour swing evaluation and half-hour private lesson

45% Off Bowling

Allegan

$33 $18

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

Up to 60% Off Individual Personal Training

Snap Fitness

$150 $69

Individual personal-training sessions with a focus on TRX suspension training and kettlebells

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Power House Gym

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

Up to 55% Off SUP Rentals at MACkite

Grand Haven

$55 $25

Paddleboarders gear up with personal flotation devices before heading onto placid lake waters for a unique view of Michigan's landscapes

66% Off at Fit For Life Bootcamp

Fit For Life

$65 $22

High-intensity boot-camp sessions open to all fitness levels; meal plan included with sign-up

Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, or Barre Classes

Mattawan

$56 $27.50

Tone your core during pilates, increase flexibility and strength during yoga, or work on butt-sculpting and lifting exercises with Barre

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes and Nutritional Consultation

Portage

$65 $25

Attentive instructors help clients tone physiques during yoga and Pilates classes; a dietitian analyzes health and sets goals

Up to 51% Off at Arbor Hills Golf Club

Spring Arbor

$70 $35

18-hole course designed by Arthur Hamm challenges golfers with difficult greens

Half Off at Country Town Golf

Springport

$32 $16

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

Half Off Wine Tasting 

Rives

$100 $50

After a winery tour, guests sample wines fermented from Michigan grapes paired with snacks alongside an airplane hangar and grass runway

Up to 50% Off Learn to Skate Class

Muskegon

$62 $31

Instructors get new students gliding on the right foot with five-week beginner ice skating programs

41% Off Dinner Cruise

Nelson

$116 $69

Coast Guard-approved boat carries twosomes out onto water for dinner cruise that features bourbon-glazed chicken and scenic coastline views

Up to 55% Off 5K Michigan Zombie Run

Birch Run

$65 $29

Runners scurry through mud pits and over obstacles as they either attempt to avoid zombies or devour humans

Half Off Memberships to Flint Institute of Arts

Flint

$50 $25

Families get unlimited access to the art museum; reciprocal membership grants folks access to more than 500 museums, including the DIA

Flint Children's Museum – Up to 53% Off

Flint

$12 $6

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Kids play and interact with 40 colorful exhibits, including a climbing wall, a bike-riding skeleton, and an outdoor community garden

72% Off One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes

Flint

$140 $39

Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and slow-flow yoga classes guide students of all experience levels through sequences of flowing poses

44% Off Services

Hartland

$50 $28

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

Select Local Merchants

First opened in 1927, Portland Country Club's 18-hole course sprawls across 100 acres of rolling countryside terrain stitched by mature trees. The winding 5,558-yard layout challenges duffers with imposing tree lines and sand traps kissed against fairways and greens. Portland Country Club regularly hosts the Michigan Players Junior Golf Tour as well as its annual Best Ball Tournament, which has been played for 54 consecutive years. The club still retains the grounds' original farmhouse, now expanded and renovated into a clubhouse to serve as a testament to its humble beginnings and a quick reference for any Herbert Hoover–related trivia.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Total length of 5,558 yards from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard

4901 Divine Hwy
Portland,
MI
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

701 S Greenville West Dr
Greenville,
MI
US

Tall pines and hardwoods stand watch around Candlestone Golf & Resort, their reflections dappling the surface of marshy ponds and water traps that resemble pools where woodland sprites might splash. The par-72, Jerry Matthews-designed course has a timeless quality, though in fact it was completely renovated in 2008, setting new electric golf carts buzzing past sand traps redesigned to meet USGA standards. The resort’s two dozen guest rooms were recently remodeled, too, with flat-screen TVs, new mattresses, and a fresh supply of hardworking counting-sheep filling each serene, wood-accented space. Overlooking the golf course, the Water Tower Grille serves wine, beer, dessert cocktails, and crowd-pleasing dinner fare such as chipotle-honey barbecue ribs, pecan-crusted walleye, and hand-tossed pizza on a spacious deck or beside a roaring fireplace. In 2009, The Grand Rapids Press praised the Grille’s “friendly service and good food,” such as the “tender and moist” pork chops.

8100 Storey Rd
Belding,
MI
US

Scant trees, rolling mounds, and small, deep bunkers. These are the marks of a serious, links-style layout, and Glenkerry Golf Course is as serious as they come. The course pays homage to the early days of golf with each of these traditional, Scottish-style characteristics, giving players 71 strokes to finish at par or better on the 18-hole loop. To accomplish such a feat requires control off the tee, limited mistakes on the greens, and the patience of a dreaming baby sloth. Those who manage to string together a round can be proud of their precision and prowess. And those who come up short can always haul their clubs to the on-site, all-grass driving range and practice putting green for solo practice, lessons, or group clinics.

1413 E Kent Rd
Greenville,
MI
US

Rick the Reptile Guy, the resident reptile connoisseur of Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, guides visitors through interactive reptile shows followed by tractor rides through the rest of the park’s sweeping expanse. During each private 45-minute reptile show, guests can pet and cavort with slithering wonders such as giant pythons, boa constrictors, and bodybuilding earthworms. Giant turtles and life forms of the crocodilian variety also preen for audiences. Outside the boundaries of the cold-blooded extravaganza, visitors can relax on a tractor ride through 80 acres of exotic creatures such as zebras, monkeys, and parrots that have retired from their careers as extremely blunt telemarketers. Groupon customers can bring additional guests to their private reptile show for an additional fee of $8 per person (the cost of park admission).

8313 Pratt Lake Avenue Southeast
Alto,
MI
US

Since opening in 1930, Kent County Conservation League has sheltered shooting fields and courses dispersed among more than 170 acres of wooded and open land. Sharpshooters of all experience levels can mill about a sporting clay course's 13 shooting stations as they shatter targets flung from abundant angles or nestle into a five-stand course's covered range before eliminating 25 clays. The League's rifle range distributes targets at intervals between 50 and 300 yards and their pistol range remains lit for nighttime sessions. As they draw back a tightly strung bow on the archery course, patrons can finally live out their childhood Robin Hood fantasies without donning green tights in an effort to frighten neighborhood kings.

Certified instructor Tim Wiley gives pupils the benefit of more than 15 years' skeet shooting experience during group or private lessons on five fields huddled behind Kent County Conservation League's clubhouse. Visitors can find additional instruction at defensive shooting sessions or a shooting program for youngsters that covers trap, sporting clays, and skeet. Delectable bites await famished gunslingers at Shooter's Grill, and a pro shop equips patrons with gun-toting apparel and silver bullets for clays that transform into werewolves. Kent County Conservation League hosts private and public events annually, and their grounds have welcomed major shooting outings such as the 2010 Michigan Sporting Clays Championship.

8461 Conservation St NE
Ada,
MI
US