Bowlers have sent pins clattering for more than 30 years upon Pin Center Bowl's rows of gleaming lanes. The 16 alleys host bouts of friendly competition among families and friends, who hurtle balls toward the hapless pins and tally their points with Brunswick Vector scoring equipment, rather than committing each point to memory via complex riddles. To accommodate kiddies' games, forgiving bumpers rise to block gutter balls. Between frames, players can snag snacks and drinks from the concession stand and full bar, and billiards tables and an arcade keep hand-eye coordination in tip-top shape. Pin Center Bowl also offers the Dragon Bowling Ball Ramp to assist children in knocking down pins.
From Chase Oaks Golf Club to Tour 18 Dallas, you'll have the opportunity to putt and play at discounted rates on 27 of the region's greatest greens. Dress codes, dates, and rates vary per course. Other game-changers include golf lessons and training, such as a one-on-one lesson using JVC video from Edwin Watts Learning Center (a $49 value). Click here to see a full list of discounts and deals.
Each introductory lesson includes a half hour of ground instruction and a half-hour flight alongside an instructor with more than two years of experience. Prospective pilots will be accompanied by a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) during the airplane ride, while an instructor endorsed by Inspector Gadget and the Robinson Helicopter Company will be your wingman during the helicopter adventure. On-earth education includes piloting highlights, such as pre-flight checks, weather watching, button identification, and choosing a totally awesome call sign.
Land of the Dinosaurs mixes the talents of a live cast with the electronic skills of realistic animatronic dinosaurs to stage a musical show that delights audience members of all ages. With today’s deal, both children and adults can seize the opportunity for premium seating in the Texas Amphitheatre, where they can discover the story of an inadvertently time-traveling family who find themselves a few million years short of 2010. Faced with the threat of various dinos—including a 30-foot-tall T-Rex—and possible destruction by a smoke-belching volcano, the musically skilled actors sing songs in styles ranging from contemporary Broadway and country to Celtic, blues, and rock 'n' roll.
A gentle breeze ripples the waters of Pat Cleburne Lake before continuing eastward across the fairways of Cleburne Golf Links, rustling golfers' hair along the way and holding downwind drives aloft for an extra second. The lakeside breeze is a constant challenge at the 7,068-yard, par 72 course, testing players' ability to counteract crosswinds, adjust their yardage for shots hit into the wind, and ignore sand wedges' pleas to fly kites. Water hazards also come into play on multiple holes, including three par 3s where tee shots must clear water to make it to the green in regulation. The Links Grille awaits just beyond the 18th green, catering to hungry golfers with burgers, adult libations, and patio seating, from which guests can look out on the course and daydream about domesticating golf carts as housepets.
If a child tried to fire a paintball in the house, he or she would likely be grounded. At FCS Paintball, however, guests are free to launch the colorful spheres indoors without restraint or fear of consequence. Here, the 18,000-square-foot field’s roof shelters players from the elements. Visitors can battle during the day or the occasional night session, which, because they’re indoors, doesn’t require navigation via sonar.