With drive-thru car-wash technology that executes quick environmentally friendly washes, Boomerang Carwash transforms armies of unkempt automobiles into fleets of clean cars. Auto-tidying technicians greet each customer upon arrival with a sucker and a menu of three cleaning levels, and greet cars with their best honk impressions. The basic Boomer's Good car wash ($6) purges fenders and underbodies with biodegradable solutions, purified forms of detergents, and under 30 gallons of fresh water per car. Condition cars' hard outer shells with Boomer's Better wash ($9), boosting full-body shine with a Tri-Color foam and safeguarding paint with DuraShield protectant with Body Armor. Boomer's Best ($12) adds on a complete and long-lasting tire shine and wheel cleaner, keeping treads clean, polished, and free from profane haikus written in their dust.
Wide-open tracts of land roll past as a locomotive charges down the tracks. Passengers watch as the Boston Mountains' peaks and valleys rise and fall. A little red caboose brings up the rear. Aboard one of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad's trains, passengers take a trip back in time without the aid of a DeLorean. As the train winds across valleys, through tunnels, and over bridges, the friendly conductors spin tales of the area's history. In total, the trains take a 150 mile route from Monett, Missouri to Fort Smith, Arkansas.
A full-line Honda, Polaris, Suzuki, and Kawasaki dealer, Neosho Powersports' equips bikers and four-wheelers of every stripe with the gear necessary for successful two-wheeling. Mount a Gmax helmet ($49.99) on a helmet hanger ($19.95+) by the front door for handy head-gear access, or invest in the future of your limbs with Thor static knee guards ($49.95). Track and trail glove designs fuse with a pair of black, red, or blue Thor impact gloves ($39.95+) constructed with a light and flexible design for finger freedom and implementing tougher off-road features to keep knuckles scab-free when riders tear through cotton-candy forests. This Groupon may also be applied toward services such as a routine oil change and 13-point inspection ($99.99), essential for maintaining tip-top motor condition, or at least for keeping the oil pump from achieving zen-like oneness with itself.
Powersports of Joplin purveys ATVs, dirt bikes, scooters, accessories, and more to intrepid motorists and aspiring athletes alike. Dealing in recognizable name brands such as Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki, Powersports supplies both new and previously owned mountable funmobiles and everything needed to pilot them safely and effectively. Feminine riders may become enamored of the women’s rogue jacket by Icon, a sporty tear-resistant canvas creation with zippered sleeves and a removable waist section, perfect for changing up styles and acquiring irresistible half-torso tans ($250.85). F-16 gloves by Fly Racing protect prehensile throttle-grippers in a variety of colors, such as black, blue, red, and yellow ($18.95–19.95), and a youth sentinel roost guard by Thor offers young daredevils the protection they need and the Power-Ranger nostalgia they deserve ($74.95). Or, opt to translate dreams into tangible realities by applying this Groupon toward a 2011 Suzuki RM-Z250, a peppy motocross bike with 249 cc of mud-muddling engine ability ($7,299+).
Chopper Charter Branson's flights range from aerial photography to scenic tours and hands-on instruction and training. Each student learns on the Robinson R44 helicopter, touted as the most popular helicopter in the world. The FAA-certified air carrier meticulously maintains their choppers, taking all safety precautions and plopping them onto a treadmill for at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week.
Inspired by the same brainwaves as the Build-A-Bear Workshop, RIDEMAKERZ allows visitors construct a customized toy car from the axles up with dozens of options that add up to nearly 650 million unique combinations. Guests begin by choosing a body from a stock of Vipers, Corvettes, Mustangs, trucks, and hot rods that can then be accessorized with free stock parts or specialty chassis, tires, rims, and oil slicks. The hot-lava Chevy Camaro ($32) sports a metaphor for the rubber it plans to burn with orange flames on its sides, and the jewel-blue RZ Rascal body pairs its smooth curves with working headlights and taillights ($22). Sets of multicolored or racing slick tires maintain traction while pushed across carpets, hardwood floors, or up the sides of living-room furniture ($4 for two). Glistening hubcaps ($3–$4 for two), undercarriage-glow lighting ($10), and other car accessories offer further customization, while sound-effect chips ($3) relieve vocal cords strained by persistent engine imitations. Builders can also upgrade to a radio-controlled street chassis ($25) to assert hands-free control over the vehicle's movements.