Rock Climbing in Park Ridge, IL


Intro to Climbing Class, Day Passes for Two, or Family Pass at Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym

Bloomington

Climbers of all experience levels learn to scale the rocks in this 20,000-square-foot climbing gym

$30 $15

Climbing, Kayaking, Ziplining, or Outdoor-Adventure Combo for Two from Vertical Adventure Guides (50% Off)

Vertical Adventure Guides

Multiple Locations

Experienced guides lead participants on outdoor adventures, from top-rope rock climbing to kayaking to ziplining up to 20 ft. off the ground

$150 $75

$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

$159 for a Tandem Jump from Skydive Midwest (Up to $229 Value)

Skydive Midwest

Sturtevant

Experienced instructors hold 30-minute training sessions before strapped-together pairs jump from planes and drift slowly back toward land

$229 $159

$165 for a Tandem Jump from Skydive Windy City ($219 Value)

Skydive Windy City

Michigan City

Strapped to a USPA certified instructor, skydivers leap over a mile above Lake Michigan’s south shore for views of the Chicago Skyline.

$219 $165

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

Full-Day SUP or Kayak Rental at Mill Race Cyclery (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Mill Race Cyclery

Geneva

Renters can choose to cruise the Fox River atop a stable standup paddleboard or sitting on a single-person or tandem kayak

$50 $30

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

Architecture and History Kayak Tour or Shady Chicago Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Wateriders (Up to 42% Off)

Wateriders Kayak Tours

Riverwalk

Guides spin true tales of Windy City history and architecture; the gritty underbelly takes center stage in the Ghosts and Gangsters tour

$130 $78

Two-Hour Kayaking for One or Two from Lake Katherine Nature Ctr/Botanic Garden (Up to 31% Off)

Lake Katherine Nature Ctr/Botanic Garden

Little Palestine

Guests rent kayaks for paddling past beavers, herons, and turtles of Lake Katherine, with walks through scenic botanical gardens afterwards

$16 $12

Superspeedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

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

$50 $39

Tandem Skydiving Jump for One at Skydive the Rock (Up to 38% Off)

Skydive the Rock

Skydive the Rock

After a quick orientation on the ground, jumpers take to the skies for a skydive that includes more than a full minute of free-falling

$239 $149

One Tandem Skydiving Jump from Skydiving Chicago-Milwaukee (50% Off)

Skydiving Chicago-Milwaukee

Online Deal

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

Superspeedway Driving Experience at The Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

The Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting firsthand racing experiences

$50 $39

$149 for a Tandem Hang Gliding Experience from Hang Gliding Chicago-Milwaukee (52% Off)

Hang Gliding Chicago-Milwaukee

Online Deal

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

$309.99 $149

$149 for a One-Hour Tandem Paragliding Experience from Chicago Paragliding ($300 Value)

Chicago Paragliding

Cullom

With the assistance of an experienced instructor, paragliders acquaint themselves with Illinois skies as they soar above the countryside

$300 $149

3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Lasalle Speedway

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

Three-Hour Hang-Gliding Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School (Up to 55% Off)

Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School

Scooter Tow Hang Gliding School

Students ease into flight as instructors tow them and the glider along, teaching them the basics of taking off, steering, and landing

$135 $75

Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

$75 $30

Up to 67% Off Race Fee at Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Naperville Center For Commerce & Industry

From the merchant: Boys and girls ages 7 - 18 will be racing in gravity powered race cars.

$30 $10

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Tickets

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Teen

Adella McLean

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$77.18 $77.18

Bowling, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Rosemont (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings - Rosemont IL

Far North Side

20 bowling lanes and 5 billiards tables; retro decor updated with colored lights and more than 50 high-def TVs and projectors

$40 $24.99

Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Optional Cart Rental for Two or Four at Willow Hill Golf Course (Up to 49% Off)

Willow Hill Golf Course

Golf Course

Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

$88 $45

9-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Hot Dogs at Mission Hills Country Club (Up to 38% Off)

Mission Hills Country Club(New Owners)

Northfield

Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

$52 $32

Roller Skating and Skate Rental for Two or Four or Family Outing Package at Orbit Skate Center (Up to 50% Off)

Orbit Skate Center

Palatine

Chicagoland’s largest skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs; family package includes pizza and soda

$68 $34

Low-Impact Open-Play Indoor Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 73% Off)

CPX Sports

CPX

Combatants wage a paintball war on themed indoor fields with new low-impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

$95 $29

Kane County Cougars Baseball Game and Hot Dogs for Two (August 26–September 4)

Kane County Cougars

Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

The Class A minor-league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks host opponents all summer long at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

$37 $10

The Birthday Run 5K Race Entry for One or Two on Saturday, September 3 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

The Birthday Run

Downtown

Celebrate your birthday by walking or running a 5K course peppered with party stations and followed by a massive after-party

$40 $24

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  • First Ascent Climbing
    Chicago's flat terrain may be ideal for runners, but it can leave rock climbers in the lurch. Enter First Ascent Climbing, an indoor climbing gym with two locations in the Windy City. Though the two spaces—decked in bold, geometric patterns and a vibrant array of grips and footholds—have distinctly different offerings, they share the common goal of providing climbers a reprieve from their prairie-land surroundings. The larger of the two, the Avondale location, boasts a full climbing wall with sustained overhangs, roofs, slabs, and cracks up to 60 feet tall. Here, a team of experienced climbers teaches guests to belay with a top rope and read routes while building footwork skills and balance. Meanwhile, the Uptown location, with its cavelike confines, focuses solely on bouldering, a more powerful style of climbing on shorter structures. Bouldering classes offered here arm students with the skills to navigate caves and overhangs. Both spaces provide unique—nay, seemingly impossible—challenges for even the most experienced climbers or bored geckos with grips on the ceiling. To keep climbers in top physical form, both locations also offer yoga and fitness classes.
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