Golf is a constantly evolving sport, and Cattails Golf Club has brought together two distinct eras and styles of the game to showcase on its front and back nines. The William Diddel-designed front nine was established in 1924, and the club remained a nine-hole course for the next 82 years, a time that saw the invention of titanium drivers and the banning of performance-enhancing mashie niblicks. In 2006 Ron Kern designed the back nine, departing from the links-style layout of the front nine in order to incorporate the dense woods and multiple creek crossings natural to the site. Bluegrass covers the tee boxes and fairways on the front nine, and bentgrass blankets the front nine’s greens as well as the back nine from tee to green.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,641 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.5 from the back tees * Course slope of 132 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
White River Paintball boasts 12 different paintball fields that sprawl out across more than 100 acres of playing area. One paintball battle site is the 15,000-square-foot indoor arena that's populated with air-filled obstacles, such as tanks, humvees, and oil drums.
The outdoor arenas include the Airstrip, which contains a real Sikorsky helicopter that flew in Vietnam, and the urban-style Back Alley, with seven buildings to duck behind and cars littering the ground. The Jungle provides a more organic setting with its natural bunkers, towering trees, and uneven terrain. It's perfect for old-school games or testing out a homemade bush costume.
Both the arena and the 11 outdoor fields are open year-round, even in the winter.
When nightfall sends its foggy darkness creeping across Markleville, that's when the screams begin. These hair-raising howls have reverberated through the woods of the Trails of Terror for more than a decade?only sometimes, it's hard to tell whether they come from a human or from some bloodthirsty creature.
Those brave enough to explore the trail tiptoe through six acres of woods, where demons lurk in the shadows, searching for victims or the quarter they just dropped. The detailed scenes scattered across the property immerse thrill-seekers further in a real-life nightmare complete with pneumatic and animated props, which are supplied by some of the country's top prop creators. And unless they grab an unlimited-entry ticket, visitors won't know what to expect as the trail is completely changed every year.
When autumn falls, Killbuck Trails transforms into a weekend haven for crisp thrills and nostalgic family fun. The one-mile hayride rambles over dirt trails as parents recount the autumnal activities of their childhood, recreated in amusements such as the mini maze, face-in-the-hole, and the rotary-dial-telephone station. Groupon customers can head to the vast pumpkin patch and pick out two 10-pound spheres to take home, or hunt for the elusive giant pumpkin for an additional $0.50 per pound. A $20 credit grants access to rides and activities including bounce houses, apple launching, sledgehammer-fueled pumpkin destruction, and quietly listening to the Smashing Pumpkins on headphones.
Indy Scream Park is like a theme park, in that one ticket grants access to six scream-inducing attractions. At this park, though, patrons don't scream because they're delighted by roller coasters. They scream with fear. It might be because they've ventured into Brickmore Asylum, a mental facility with an unusually high patient death rate and a slew of illegal torture devices. Or perhaps they're in the most surreal attraction, "Nachtmar," a dreamscape of monsters scarier than the average nightmare of showing up to 11th grade English with no pants on.
White River Zip Lines believes that the best view is a bird's-eye view. So its team of adventurers send people sailing over woods and farmland on ziplines that crisscross over Sugar Fork Creek. The arena contains a total of seven zip lines and three sky bridges to help people traverse the whole canopy on a course that reaches 75 feet high and stretches more than a mile. Three of the park's ziplines will be dual racing lines so friends can go head-to-head and finally settle who screams the loudest.