Things To Do In Machesney Park


aLaCart Art: Two-hour Social Painting Event for One, Two, or Four from aLaCart Art (Up to 54% Off)

Two-hour Social Painting Event for One, Two, or Four from aLaCart Art (Up to 54% Off)

aLaCart Art

Multiple Locations

Resident artist leads guests step by step painting the night’s featured piece in a lively entertaining setting

$45 $22

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Don Carter Lanes: $36 for Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six with Shoes, Pizza, and Drinks at Don Carter Lanes (Up to $75 Value)

$36 for Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six with Shoes, Pizza, and Drinks at Don Carter Lanes (Up to $75 Value)

Don Carter Lanes

Multiple Locations

Up to six bowlers knock down pins for two hours, eating pizza and sipping on drinks between frames at their choice of bowling center

$75 $36

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Dance Fx - Rockton: Four Dance Classes from Dance FX (74% Off)

Four Dance Classes from Dance FX (74% Off)

Dance Fx - Rockton

Rockton

From the merchant: Children ages 2–18 participate in a weekly class in a variety of dance styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop

$54 $14

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Wyld Side Paintball: Paintball with Equipment Rental for 2, 5, or 10 at Wyldside Paintball (76% Off)

Paintball with Equipment Rental for 2, 5, or 10 at Wyldside Paintball (76% Off)

Wyld Side Paintball

Rockford

Referees set up scenarios and games to play across outdoor fields filled with dense forests, manmade structures, and inflatable cover

$120 $29

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Minhas Craft Brewery: Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four in Monroe (50% Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four in Monroe (50% Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

$20 $10

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Minhas Micro Distillery: Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (50% Off)

Microdistillery Educational Tasting for Two or Four at Minhas Micro Distillery (50% Off)

Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

Visitors learn all about the operations of the microdistillery, after which they sample products and leave with a sampler glass

$20 $10

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Wolf Hollow Golf Course: Up to 50% Off Golfing at Wolf Hollow Golf Course

Up to 50% Off Golfing at Wolf Hollow Golf Course

Wolf Hollow Golf Course

Lena

From the merchant: Wolf Hollow will test your shot making skills with a fantastic risk-reward design that will often entice you.

$105 $55

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Northleaf Winery: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Chocolate or Cheese Platter at Northleaf Winery (Up to52% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Chocolate or Cheese Platter at Northleaf Winery (Up to52% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or cheese in the tasting room

$30 $15

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The Starline Gallery: Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays for Two or Four with Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres at The Starline Gallery (Up to 50% Off)

Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays for Two or Four with Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres at The Starline Gallery (Up to 50% Off)

The Starline Gallery

Harvard

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

$20 $11

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Sycamore Golf Club: 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sycamore Golf Club (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sycamore Golf Club (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

$176 $65

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Envy Dance Factory: One or Three Months of Children's Dance, Tumbling, or Cheer Classes at Envy Dance Factory (Up to 53% Off)

One or Three Months of Children's Dance, Tumbling, or Cheer Classes at Envy Dance Factory (Up to 53% Off)

Envy Dance Factory

Loves Park

Instructor helps kids develop ballet, jazz, or hip hop moves or work toward tumbling or cheerleading techniques

$56 $28

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Aerial Adventures: Zipline Tour or Full Adventure Package for Two or Four at Aerial Adventures (Up to 58% Off)

Zipline Tour or Full Adventure Package for Two or Four at Aerial Adventures (Up to 58% Off)

Aerial Adventures

Lake Geneva

Adventurers fly on ziplines, climb a tower to experience rappelling and a free-fall jump, and roll in a giant ball down a 300-foot runway

$100 $47

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Timber Pointe Golf Club: 18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rentals, Range Balls, and Food-and-Drink Vouchers (Up to 52% Off)

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rentals, Range Balls, and Food-and-Drink Vouchers (Up to 52% Off)

Timber Pointe Golf Club

Poplar Grove

18-hole course features five sets of tees, bentgrass greens, bluegrass fairways, and 50 uniquely shaped bunkers

$130 $65

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Dells Army Duck Tour: Amphibious Tour for Two or Four from Dells Army Duck Tour (Up to 38% Off)

Amphibious Tour for Two or Four from Dells Army Duck Tour (Up to 38% Off)

Dells Army Duck Tour

Wisconsin Dells

Amphibious, WWII-era vehicles take groups on one-hour trips through the natural landscapes and waterways of the Wisconsin Dells

$60 $39

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Belvidere Family YMCA: Three-Month Individual or Family Membership to Belvidere Family YMCA (Up to 67% Off)

Three-Month Individual or Family Membership to Belvidere Family YMCA (Up to 67% Off)

Belvidere Family YMCA

Belvidere

Community center helps improve individuals' well-being with fitness center and indoor pool and entertains families with free event nights

$180 $59

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Laugh Factory: Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Laugh Factory

Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows such as the Facebook-centric Social Takeover

$20 $12

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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden: Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids or Four Adults and Four Kids to Klehm Arboretum (Up to 52%Off)

Visit for Two Adults and Two Kids or Four Adults and Four Kids to Klehm Arboretum (Up to 52%Off)

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Rockford

Get access to the 155-acre living museum’s floral exhibits, forested paths, and children’s gardens, plus a gift-shop voucher

$23 $12

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Tall Ship Windy of Chicago: 75-Minute Sailing Tour for One Adult with Optional Beverage on Tall Ship Windy (38% Off)

75-Minute Sailing Tour for One Adult with Optional Beverage on Tall Ship Windy (38% Off)

Tall Ship Windy of Chicago

Navy Pier

A 148-foot-long, traditional four-masted schooner sails throughout Lake Michigan for about 75 minutes

$30 $20

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Xtreme Xperience: Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$259 $129

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The Dancing Horses Theatre: The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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Ronald Reagan Home: Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 60% Off)

Visit with Gift-Shop Credit for Two or Four at Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (Up to 60% Off)

Ronald Reagan Home

Dixon

Visitors explore the fully restored home of Ronald Reagan, where he lived from 1920–1923 before moving to Hollywood and then the White House

$20 $8

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Centennial Acres: One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Centennial Acres (Up to 52% Off)

One or Two 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Centennial Acres (Up to 52% Off)

Centennial Acres

Forreston

Instructors train students in Western and English riding styles at 19th-century farm

$30 $15

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Martina McBride And Loretta Lynn: Loretta Lynn and Martina McBride on Friday, September 11, at 8 p.m.

Loretta Lynn and Martina McBride on Friday, September 11, at 8 p.m.

Martina McBride And Loretta Lynn

BMO Harris Bank Center

Grammy winning country legends treat fans to smash hits such as “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Independence Day”

$70.05 $42

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Glo-Bowl Fun Center: Two Hours of Bowling with Pizza for Four or Eight at Glo-Bowl Fun Center (Up to 66% Off)

Two Hours of Bowling with Pizza for Four or Eight at Glo-Bowl Fun Center (Up to 66% Off)

Glo-Bowl Fun Center

Marengo

Bowlers receive two hours of play with rental shoes, large cheese pizzas, and soda

$79.85 $29

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K1 Speed: $48 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed ($91.96 Value)

$48 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed ($91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$91.96 $48

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Great Lakes Skydiving: $139 for a Tandem Skydive Jump from Great Lakes Skydiving ($229 Value)

$139 for a Tandem Skydive Jump from Great Lakes Skydiving ($229 Value)

Great Lakes Skydiving

Beloit

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

$229 $139

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NickelWorld: Six or Eight Arcade-Center Admissions to NickelWorld (Up to 50% Off)

Six or Eight Arcade-Center Admissions to NickelWorld (Up to 50% Off)

NickelWorld

Northwest

Customers can choose from more than 100 video games and redemption games, all of which are either free or cost just a nickel per play

$13.50 $7

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Xtreme Xperience: Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 54% Off)

Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 54% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$279 $129

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Richard Marx: Richard Marx (Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m.)

Richard Marx (Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m.)

Richard Marx

Egyptian Theatre

Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, record-setting singer-songwriter unfolds a setlist of hit singles including “Right Here Waiting”

$28 $16

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Chicago History Museum: Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 57% Off)

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $6

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Clock Shadow Creamery: Private Cheese-Appreciation Seminar and Tour for Two or Four at Clock Shadow Creamery (Up to 45% Off)

Private Cheese-Appreciation Seminar and Tour for Two or Four at Clock Shadow Creamery (Up to 45% Off)

Clock Shadow Creamery

Walker's Point

Learn the ins and outs of the cheese-making process from experts at an urban cheese factory, which turns out curds, cheddar, and chevre

$50 $30

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UniverSoul Circus: UniverSoul Circus on September 23–October 14

UniverSoul Circus on September 23–October 14

UniverSoul Circus

Washington Park

Worldly cast dazzles audiences with aerial performances, exotic animals, and hip-hop dance set to pulsating music ranging from soul to Latin

$32.14 $23.75

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Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery: Up to 42% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Up to 42% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery

Hanover

From the merchant: Located just 17 miles south of Galena, patrons experience 6 of our hand crafted wines paired with 3 types of cheeses.

$24 $14

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“Maybe Baby, It's You”: “Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You”

Fox Valley Rep Box Office at Pheasant Run Resort

Play examines the nature of romance in eleven funny, sweet vignettes

$37 $19

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Skydiving Great Lakes: One Tandem Skydiving Jump from Skydiving Great Lakes (50% Off)

One Tandem Skydiving Jump from Skydiving Great Lakes (50% Off)

Skydiving Great Lakes

Beloit

Guests experience 30- to 60-second freefall during tandem skydive followed by leisurely 6- to 9-minute parachute ride; makes a great gift

$299 $149

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Platinum Farm Inc: One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Platinum Farm Inc (Up to 55% Off)

One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Platinum Farm Inc (Up to 55% Off)

Platinum Farm Inc

Coral

Instructors teach riders of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to competitive riders, with an emphasis on good horsemanship

$70 $35

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Paintball International: All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball Tickets (Up to 84% Off)

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball Tickets (Up to 84% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $16

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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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Kickapoo Creek Winery: $42 for Wine Tasting and Tour for Two with Lunch and Two Bottles at Kickapoo Creek Winery ($67 Value)

$42 for Wine Tasting and Tour for Two with Lunch and Two Bottles at Kickapoo Creek Winery ($67 Value)

Kickapoo Creek Winery

Edwards

Fruit-forward wines using locally sourced grapes; lunches such as wild pacific salmon burgers, pastry-wrapped bratwurst, and turkey reubens

$67 $42

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Brick Fest Live: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

LEGO lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$28.50 $20

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Rocky Waters Winery: One Group Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (58% Off)

One Group Wine Tasting for Four or Eight at Rocky Waters Winery (58% Off)

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover

During group wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors’ questions

$24 $10

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Marengo Ridge Golf Club: 4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (67% Off)

4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (67% Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

$20 $7

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $19

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Mixology Training: $39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

Learn how to make wine from the comfort of your own home with this online wine-making course led by a master wine maker

$595 $39.99

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Trailside: Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Trailside Inn (50% Off)

Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Trailside Inn (50% Off)

Trailside

Lake Carroll

From the merchant: Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf set in a gentle slope with streams and waterfalls. Great fun for the whole family.

$20 $10

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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.: 48-Hour or All-Day Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

48-Hour or All-Day Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

Rockford

Guides narrate the sights of the Windy City as trolleys cruise to multiple stops downtown and in neighborhoods; “hop on hop off” access

$45 $32

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Gotham Dream Cars: High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Multiple Locations

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

$249 $125

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Chicago Paragliding: $165 for a One-Hour Tandem Paragliding Experience for One at Chicago Paragliding ($300 Value)

$165 for a One-Hour Tandem Paragliding Experience for One at Chicago Paragliding ($300 Value)

Chicago Paragliding

Cullom

Paragliders soar above the countryside and coast gently to the ground while strapped to an experienced instructor

$300 $165

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Universal Class: Online Wine Course or One Month or Year of Access to Online Courses from Universal Class (Up to 73% Off)

Online Wine Course or One Month or Year of Access to Online Courses from Universal Class (Up to 73% Off)

Universal Class

 

Opt for an online wine course that teaches wine basics or one month or one year of unlimited access to more than 500 online courses

$55 $15

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Select Local Merchants

  • Crazy Times
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Crazy Times, a local favorite. Crazy Times is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Crazy Times' full bar. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Crazy Times' seasonally available outdoor seating. Energize your evening with some dancing — the restaurant often hosts a DJ. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Crazy Times offers various parking options, including bike parking. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. Don't leave the dollar bills at home — you'll need cash at Crazy Times. Crazy Times has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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    1520 Glen Forest Dr
    Machesney Park, IL US
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Buffalo Wild Wings in Machesney Park on W Lane Rd is a well-known restaurant, featuring a laid-back atmosphere with appetizing wings and good chicken wings. It's a culinary destination for customers that want awesome food. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. It's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and if you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty broad selection behind the bar. One of the tastier franchises in the area, just remember that B-Dubs is the destination for wings, beer, and sports.
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    1513 W Lane Rd
    Machesney Park, IL US
  • CoCo Key Water Resort
    Contained entirely inside a 60,000-square-foot arena, CoCo Key Water Resort keeps its air temperature at a constant 84 degrees to complement its tropical-themed attractions. A trio of four-story waterslides dares bare feet forward, before the calm waters of the winding Coconut Grove Adventure River calmly buoy them. Parrot's Perch interactive play island and Coral Reef Cavern activity pool reel in splashers with an interactive hanging net and a tipping bucket, eschewing less popular activities, such as maritime trade negotiations. Guests can also pursue ample on-land activities in an indoor-outdoor spa or navigate 10,000 square feet of prize games at the Key Quest Arcade. In an effort to lessen energy consumption, visitors must bring their own towels.
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    Machesney Park, IL US
  • Anytime Fitness Rockford IL
    Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 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.
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    1003A West Lane Rd
    Machesney Park, IL US
  • Attitudes Bar and Grill
    Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Attitudes Bar and Grill caters to those craving an all-American meal. Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as Attitudes Bar and Grill is without low-fat fare. Your large group can all sit together at Attitudes Bar and Grill. null Attitudes Bar and Grill's diners can make use of nearby parking lots. Prices at Attitudes Bar and Grill are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. Attitudes Bar and Grill is cash only so be sure to swing by an ATM on your way. Attitudes Bar and Grill dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    10124 N 2nd St
    Machesney Park, IL US
  • Maple Park Pub and Grill
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Maple Park's Maple Park Pub and Grill, a local favorite. It's best to save your lighter eating habits for another day, though, as low-fat is not featured on the menu here. Maple Park Pub and Grill is a great location to host a group dinner. Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from Maple Park Pub and Grill. Ample parking is available in the area. Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Maple Park Pub and Grill. Keeping dinner under $20 is no small feat, but it is entirely possible at Maple Park Pub and Grill.
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    221 Main Street
    Maple Park, IL US

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