Nightmares are bad enough; at least they go away upon waking. For Lenore, nightmares of torture and death are everlasting, and visitors at Sanctum of Horror bravely enter the depths of her hopelessly twisted mind. Her thoughts and memories are presented in a dark home with walls coated in peeling wallpaper and blood. The denizens of this space are not the usual happy family of four. Within the halls lurk evil dolls and menacing clowns waiting to evoke lucid dreams. Flesh-eating prisoners chomp on their latest victim while scanning the crowds for more, and hatchet-wielding madmen wait to terrorize anyone who crosses their paths or dares to insult their pets' sweaters.
As if running through over 3 miles of mud and obstacles wasn't enough, Run to Death elevates heartbeats and anxiety levels by releasing gruesome monsters onto its course. Participants run along collecting lifeline ribbons placed at various checkpoints along the course. Then they must protect these lifelines from the claws of desirous demons, monsters, and other creepily costumed volunteers—all while dragging themselves through pits of mud and tumbling over hurdles. The event recognizes "survivors" as those racers who finish with at least one lifeline intact, while those who finish without a lifeline will have run themselves to death but on the bright side, they'll be able to accurately describe the afterlife to whoever will listen.
Designed by Pete Dye, the golf course at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club boasts 6,653 yards of fairway portioned into 18 picturesque holes. Twosomes can rev up golf carts and dart down paths on a competitive quest to out-thwack opponents on the course and out-swim them in the water hazards. Scenic views of the valley and mountains surround the open landscape, which is accented with Scottish mounding and hazards such as the 11th hole's watery expanse and the 4th hole's sand bunkers.
SK8 ASYLUM's skate park provides grind- and ollie-worthy real estate for riders of all ages and skill levels. As an indoor wonderland, the park is tricked out with a 20-foot-wide mini-ramp, a spacious, coping-lined wooden bowl, a full-scale 12-foot vert ramp, and more street-course elements than most post-apocalyptic street courses. If you don't know the difference between spines, Euros, and banks, then either rent Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 while wearing a British boarding-school uniform for studious inspiration, or check out the wheel-watering snapshots of SK8 ASYLUM's skate park.
In a dorm room at Arizona State University in 2005, a group of entrepreneurial young aviation enthusiasts hatched the plan for what would grow into Classic Air Aviation. Now, from their new home nest at Falcon Field Airport, the team of licensed instructors elucidates the fundamentals of flying for aspiring aces. Passionate instructors educate aviators with a range of classes and certifications that range from ground school and private-pilot training to certified flight-instructor training and commercial pilot certificates. All programs follow FAA guidelines to ensure that students learn the basics behind the airplane’s various flight controls and instrumentation and watch a mandatory PSA warning against the hidden dangers of gravity.
Home Run Stadium has prevailed as one of the largest high-dome batting cages in Arizona for more than two decades, housing eight baseball and six softball cages. For a full hour, sluggers can face off against pitching machines that deliver high-speed cheddar spheres or slow, more subtly fragrant gouda gobs (35–85 mph). Nocturnal guests can wait out the unforgiving glare of the sun and use one of 10 lighted cages, and short shortstops can perfect their swing in the tee-ball area designated for little-league hopefuls. Swing for the scoreboards on Jupiter as fans watch while noshing on concessions from the adobe-colored benches outside of the cages.