Multiple outdoor ranges accommodate Patriot Outdoors' firearms classes, which are designed for all skill levels. They also sell bows, firearms, and gear and accessories. The facility's open skies and desert landscapes also serve as the backdrop for paintball fields, including two speedball fields and one 4-acre field with various obstacles. For something different, an indoor rock-climbing gym presents members with areas designated for top-rope climbing and bouldering. Different routes challenge beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers.
At Meslands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, they don't just bring back the bones to put on display?every summer, the public is invited to enroll in a field class and get their hands dusty. Even if time in the field isn't your style, the museum's wealth of bronze castings are finger-friendly, and visitors young and old can take a hands-on approach to more than 150 million years of natural history.
The Jack Nicklaus Design 9-hole golf course at 12 Shores ebbs and flows over a diverse landscape of rolling hills, lake-front vistas, and strategically placed hazards that challenge golfers of all skill levels. Nestled on the coast of the Ute reservoir, the course layout lends itself to plenty of water features, which can be enjoyed to the fullest before or after rounds. Visitors to 12 Shores can explore the lake on wave runners, sailboats, pontoons, or kayaks and canoes. Anglers enjoy dropping a line in the fish-laden waters, and at night, groups often build bonfires and roast marshmallows under the stars or the canopy of a clingy UFO.
Merchant Kitty puts self-expression at its clients? fingertips with classes and workshops in fabric stamping, decoupage, and paper art. After building a Mother?s Day basket or set of painted cards, take home a personalized gift or piece of custom home decor to bring your unique style into your daily life.
With four museums and six monuments, the nonprofit Museum of New Mexico Foundation keeps the state's artistic and cultural heritage alive with enthralling permanent collections, exhibits, and events. Art aficionados can marvel at more than 20,000 works by artists with strong ties to the state in the New Mexico Museum of Art, check out more than 1,300 artifacts in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and attempt to tape their “lost cat” flyers to more than 100,000 items culled from 100 countries at the Museum of International Folk Art. Meanwhile, the New Mexico History Museum’s 30,000-square-foot exhibition space covers topics ranging from the Santa Fe Trail to World War II through art, maps, and photographs.
After each museum visit, guests can stop by the Coronado State Monument, which marks the spot where Coronado and his crew entered the Rio Grande Valley in search of the Seven Cities of Gold and their lost car keys. The foundation's sextet of monuments also includes the stone ruins of a 500-year-old Indian village at Jemez and exhibits on frontier and military life at Fort Selden.
Like the kids and families who make their way through its 3.5 miles of husk-lined trails, the corn maze at P Bar Farms wears a different costume each Halloween. This year, it celebrates the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA Finals appearance with a winding logo-shaped maze that has 95 different decision points and innumerable twists and turns. After navigating the hand-cut labyrinth, a feat that generally takes most maze-goers about one hour, folks can make their way around the property and enjoy P Bar Farms’ many other fall-flavored activities. The Main Barn serves as the hub where visitors can recharge with concessions, relax at picnic tables, or challenge a rooster to a sing-off during free karaoke sessions. Outside, families can enjoy a hayride over to the farm's pumpkin patch or make their way to the barnyard to pet farm animals. The property's big red barn plays host to adrenaline-fueled laser-tag matches, and mini golf allows for more leisurely family fun.