Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Brands Used: Tyson, Blue Bunny, Coca Cola, Frito Lay, Nestl? ,
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Socks are required in bounce house area. Bounce house passes are good all day.
No time limit.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Five indoor bounce houses and obstacle courses
Coral Cove Family Fun Center was born out of a good deed. The Koopman family wanted to raise money for the St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry of South Beloit, so they acquired a few arcade games and invited the public in to play. The fundraiser was a success, so they decided to collect a few more games and continue putting on events. Then, they added bounce houses to the mix. They had such a good time entertaining other families that they decided to turn the endeavor into a business.
Today, they welcome families into a 12,000 square foot entertainment venue where tykes can run, jump, slide, and tumble through five bounce houses and obstacle courses. They still host an arcade, which features modern and classic games such as Fast and Furious Drift, Pac-Man, skee-ball, and air hockey, a much more demanding sport than air guitar.
Each facility in the family of Rockford-Area Bowling Centers enlivens the classic game of bowling with its own signature amenities. On Friday evenings, the staff at Don Carter Lanes temporarily extinguishes its warm, vintagey glow and replaces it with a dimly lit club atmosphere as DJs from 97 ZOK descend upon the alley, pumping out beats that mingle in the air along with a light and fog show. For supplementary entertainment, the Don Carter location also offers a gaming center, and the Park Lanes alley recharges guests with beer and deep-fried fuel at its onsite pub. The Cherry Bowl location keeps serious bowlers properly outfitted with a pro shop, saving them the hassle of paper-mâchéing their own heads to form makeshift bowling balls.
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
Be Active Outdoors organizes physical and recreational activities for adults and children of all fitness levels. Regular events challenge locals to break their sedentary habits with 10-mile bike rides, lessons on revitalizing waterways, and group adventure races. An annual river-basin tournament combines a focus on conservation with thrilling paddleboat and shoreline fishing. The Amped Up Adventure race complicates traditional adventure racing with urban elements including biking, running, paddling, and an obstacle course to get people moving in their home environments.
Schnitzel. Hefeweizen beer. Polka dancing. These are just a few of the facets of German culture that the German Society of Rockford has preserved and celebrated since 1964. At the group's annual German Society Oktoberfest gatherings, live bands perform and crowds take part in games such as the barmaid-stein race, which challenges men and women to carry dozens of sloshing beer steins without spilling a drop. The German Society of Rockford also organizes outreach programs, scholarships, and educational events.
The plane at Great Lakes Skydiving is something of a celebrity?in the '90s, 20th Century Fox used it to shoot the skydiving scenes in Point Break. This was no stroke of luck. The center's dives are truly cinematic, taking place at a breathtaking elevation of up to 14,000 feet. The spacious facility is also stocked with state-of-the-art equipment, and staffed by a team of certified instructors who helm tandem dives for newbies.