Rock Climbing in Vernon Hills, IL


"Learning The Ropes" or "Learning To Boulder" Classes for One or Two at First Ascent Climbing (Up to 49% Off)

First Ascent Climbing

Multiple Locations

Learn rope skills for climbing up to 6 stories tall, or learn technique for bouldering, a more powerful style of climbing on shorter walls.

$73 $39

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

$28 for $50 Worth of Kayak Rental — Leslie's Kayak & Paddleboard Rental

Leslie's Kayak & Paddleboard Rental

Twin Lakes

From the merchant: Four hours (half day) paddleboarding or kayaking with access to Lake Elizabeth and Lake Mary. Must reserve ahead.

$50 $28

$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

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

30-Minute Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Naperville Kayak (Up to 50% Off)

Naperville Kayak

Naperville Kayak

Float on the waters of downtown Naperville’s Paddleboat Quarry in a kayak

$20 $12

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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.

$69.80 $69.80

$149 for a 10-Round Play Card at Vernon Hills Golf Course ($220 Value)

Vernon Hills Golf Course

Vernon Hills

9-hole layout designed by Dick Nugent features narrow fairways and creek that crops up across seven holes

$220 $149

18-Hole Round for One with Cart at White Deer Run Golf Club (Up to 20% Off). Two Options Available.

White Deer Run Golf Club

Vernon Hills

Play an 18-hole, par 72 course set among 240 acres of rolling terrain and scenic lakes

$75 $65

Chicago Pet Show on Saturday, September 17–Sunday, September 18

Chicago Pet Show

Libertyville Sports and Fitness Complex

Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$14 $7

1K and 5K Registration to The Ultimate Wine Run (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

The Ultimate Wine Run

Lake County Fair

Racers don creative costumes to run or walk a picturesque course, then enjoy wine, music, and food during a post-race party

$70 $35

18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four at Deerpath Golf Course (Up to 60% Off)

Deerpath Golf Course

Onwentsia View

Golfers enjoy 18 holes on manicured greens, then hit up The Sandwedge Grill for a bite to eat

$136 $69

Two-Game Bowling Package with 20 Tokens for Two, Four, or Six at Kristof's Entertainment Center (Up to 49% Off)

Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

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

$41 $21

Chicago Football Classic: Central State University vs Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m.

Sherman Dodge of Skokie and BMO Harris Bank Present 19th Annual Chicago Football Classic: Clark Atlanta University vs. Central State University

Soldier Field

The Chicago Football Classic pits SIAC foes against each other as the Marauders take on the Panthers

$24.69 $12

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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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