Things To Do In McHenry

Up to 51% Off Hunter-Jumper Riding Lessons

Richmond

$40 $20

Riding lessons teach burgeoning equestrians how to handle riding obstacle courses in the hunter and jumper styles

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nunda

$105 $49

Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 30-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

Up to 51% Off Roller Skating at Skate on Grand

Fox Lake

$43 $21

Splashes of color brighten the roller rink, arcade, and snack bar

Up to 56% Off Skate-Park Visits

Lake Bluff

$100 $49

Skaters test out new tricks and master old ones on ramps, bowls, and half-pipes

Up to 46% Off Sporting-Clay Outing for Two or Four

Richmond

$215 $118

Shooters take aim at clay pigeons and clay rabbits at 25 stations throughout three courses situated on 850 acres of wooded hunting terrain

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

55% Off Roller Skating

Crystal Lake

$22 $10

Skaters of all ages circle the gleaming 17,000 sq. ft. rink at family-centric fun center

Up to 61% Off Music Classes at Kindermusik By Lisa

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seasoned instructors lead parents and children up to 7 years of age through play activities incorporating music and movement

Up to 61% Off Instrument or Voice Lessons

Crystal Lake

$63 $29

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30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

Up to 65% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Superior Healthclub

Crystal Lake

$100 $40

Shed fat and build lean muscle in challenging indoor boot-camp classes

46% Off Bicycle Rental

Wauconda

$35 $19

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

50% Off Private Yoga, Holistic Life Coaching, or Energy Healing

Wauconda

$80 $40

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

$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts

Wauconda

$100 $50

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

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing or Nit-Chi Classes

Wauconda

$100 $39

Nit-chi classes are rooted in the signature Gangi kung fu method, which blends yoga-inspired conditioning with martial-arts combat

Up to 55% Off Horse Riding Lessons in Wauconda

Wauconda

$40 $19

Lessons with successful, lifelong equestrian start beginners out with riding basics; lessons also help experienced riders hone their skills

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

45% Off Boot Camp

Volo

$99 $54

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

56% Off Horseback Riding

Woodstock

$45 $20

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 Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes

Woodstock

$70 $35

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

Up to 50% Off Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays

Harvard

$20 $11

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

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at John White Stables

Woodstock

$175 $79

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Woodstock

$40 $19.99

Private riding lessons teach brushing, tacking, and riding instruction for all skill levels

Up to 51% Off at Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$22 $11

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Bowlers compete across three games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes at K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 70% Off at FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 63% Off Running Training Program

Sunset Park

$180 $72

Certified running coach develops personalized program with weekly tips, email and phone support, and Wednesday-night group runs at 6:30 p.m.

Up to 50% Off Fine Wine

Grayslake

$20 $11

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

Up to 59% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Wauconda

$90 $40

Netta Schleden channels her British Horse Society training to teach riders to safely pilot their steeds

Up to 61% Off Fitness or Karate Classes

Grayslake

$74.95 $29

With classes available for all fitness levels, the schedule includes six kinds of Zumba lessons, body pump, insanity, karate, and boot camp

50% Off Indoor Play-Place Visits

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $26

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

50% Off Indoor Paintless Paintball

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$130 $49

Beginner-friendly yoga classes or challenging classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Sculpt classes enable students to work at their own pace

50% Off

Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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

58% Off Pilates or Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

Up to 91% Off Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes 

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

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Personal trainers lead ever-changing lineup of indoor and outdoor calisthenic, aerobic, and teamwork-based exercises

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dance

Gilberts

$60 $27

Instructors teach beginners aged 5-19 traditional Irish step dance techniques and routines

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Port Barrington

$195 $95

Lessons focus on the basics or skills such as cantering and jumping with a patient approach and the incorporation of dressage principles

78% Off VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$90 $45

Riding lessons also incorporate grooming, handling, tacking, and communicating with the horse

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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

Up to 55% Off at Indoor Amusement Center in Wheeling

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

Santa's Village Azoosment Park – Up to 49% Off

East Dundee

$39.50 $20

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Nostalgia-filled theme park delights families with Santa-themed village, extensive zoo, and thrilling rides

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Paintball Explosion

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include admission to area field and all necessary equipment

Up to 59% Off Bowling with Drinks and Shoes

Carpentersville

$141.50 $59

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Half Off at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

$50 $25

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Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

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 50% Off Day Passes to Farmyard at Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 51% Off Lego Robotics Class at C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$60 $30

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Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Up to 80% Off at Toughman Bootcamp

Libertyville

$149 $35

Extreme-style military drills overseen by experienced staff; boxing classes cover proper form and technique for both speed and power punches

Up to 55% Off Arcade Games and Pizza

Libertyville

$22 $11

Arcade lounge lets gamers socialize as they battle against foes in classic and next-gen games on consoles from Nintendo to XBox 360

Up to 61% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Vernon Hills

$75 $29

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

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 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

51% Off Boot Camp at Goality Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Workouts challenge the body with various workouts that include cardio and strength training in small groups

65% Off Personal Training

Gurnee

$150 $53

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

52% Off Ice-Skating Classes

Gurnee

$125 $60

Kids, teens, and adults learn to ice-skate in age-appropriate classes held in seven- or eight-week sessions

50% Off

Gurnee

$199 $100

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

Up to 62% Off Boot Camps at Vigilant Elite Training

Gurnee

$75 $29

Certified trainer motivates clients through tailored fitness routines that incorporate kettle bells, tractor tires and body weight

Up to 50% Off Roller Skating

Palatine

$22 $11

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Skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

50% Off

Palatine

$50 $25

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

Up to 84% Off Classes at FLO CrossFit

Palatine

$150 $29

Martial arts training and CrossFit training using speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, and endurance challenges

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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

51% Off Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session

Buffalo Grove

$100 $50.99

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

81% Off Fitness Classes at The Sweatshop

Buffalo Grove

$200 $39

Trainer Matt Kuhlman oversees an enthusiastic fitness community where dancing, singing, and laughing regularly accompany group workouts

Up to 91% Off Fitness Classes at Sky Fitness

Buffalo Grove

$150 $59

61,000-sq.-ft. gym hosts kickboxing, cycling, mat Pilates, Zumba, and water-aerobics classes

81% Off Classes at My Kempo Boxing Gym

Buffalo Grove

$99 $19

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Classes, for children 8-13 and for adults 14+, immerse students in disciplines such as boxing and kickboxing

Up to 83% Off Boot Camp at Fitness Revolution

Buffalo Grove

$249 $49

Combined with an initial fitness assessment, boot-camp sessions target individuals' fitness needs and goals through circuit training

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New releases get an old-fashioned treatment at McHenry Outdoor Theater, a 1950s-style drive-in screening two back-to-back movies every night. With a special focus on family films, the starlit screen shines across comforts including a concession stand vending burgers, brats, pizza, and hot dogs, and a dog-friendly policy to ensure everyone has someone cuddly to grab during the scary parts. While the story unfolds on screen, the theater pumps the sound through complimentary radios, and approximately half the viewing spots are equipped with vintage speakers that complete the timeless slice of Americana. Besides new releases, which are regularly updated every two weeks, the theater might show anything from golden oldies to alternative comedies to classic blockbusters.

1510 North Chapel Hill Road
Mc Henry,
IL
US

As red inflatable obstacles shield snipers on the Speedball field, the Hyperball field's blue barrels protect players from enemy fire. Tipped-over speedboats litter the greenery of the Docks, and thickets of woods shelter the wooden walls of the Amazon and colorful fragments of children's play structures scattered throughout the Playground.

Each of the six fields hosts a variety of gaming scenarios, ranging from elimination and capture-the-flag rounds to attack-and-defend sessions or multiple flag-station contests. Laser-tag players itching to compete on terrain other than H2 Paintball's 10 acres can call upon its Mobile Command Option, wherein H2 personnel convert offices or empty basement shark tanks into miniature laser-tag arenas.

1911 W Fernview Ln
Holiday Hills,
IL
US

Booming top 40 hits echo throughout Just for Fun Roller Rink’s two vast arenas, amping up the entertainment as skaters glide and showcase moves in open-skate sessions and parties. The glittering of disco balls and the surreal glow of black lights transform the colored wheels of rental roller skates, speed skates, or roller blades into vibrant blurs as they spin across polished floors. While smooth movers hold hands and stack themselves into speedy human pyramids, video-game enthusiasts can get their fix at the arcade games along the side of the rink, and food enthusiasts can whet their palate with pizza, hot dogs, and snacks. Come Saturday night, the rink transforms into a live-music venue for local bands, and on holidays and special occasions such as New Year's Eve, Halloween, and Insomniac-Appreciation Day it puts on all-night celebrations.

914 Front St
McHenry,
IL
US

Krussell Stables takes its name from professional horse trainer Ray Krussell, a highly decorated teacher who has produced numerous Reserve World Champion and World Champion horses and riders. Ray’s teaching style promotes learning and responsibility and preaches safety as the top priority. As such, his private and semiprivate lessons for students of all ages and skill levels are held in the discipline of english saddle seat, a safe, traditional manner of riding. A 60’x192’ arena houses each session, which parents and guests of riders can observe from a viewing window in the customer center. The center also sports WiFi and DirectTV, and the arena ensures comfortable lessons throughout the year by staying heated in the winter.

7105 E Tryon Grove Rd
Richmond,
IL
US

"No boys allowed," proclaims The Underground's website. If that makes it sound more like a playhouse than a gym, that's not an accident. Inside, you won't find any rows of treadmills or the latest elliptical machines. Instead, lights fit for a dance club shine as catchy music plays through an advanced sound system. In this festive space, women of all fitness levels support each other as they throw themselves into a wide range of classes, from the Latin dance–inspired cardio workouts of Zumba to the intense cross-training regimen of P90X. In other parts of the studio, they sculpt muscles via Booty Barre classes, learn to swing from aerial equipment, and work their way up dance poles in hopes of finding the hunky fire fighters at the top.

3649 Municipal Dr
McHenry,
IL
US

Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.

2210 W Il Route 120
McHenry,
IL
US