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An all-day pass allows golfers to explore Otter Creek's three nine-hole courses, the North, East, and West; all characterized by narrow fairways, multiple bunkers on almost every hole, and plenty of roughage and foliage to challenge errant shots. The par 5 fifth on the North course, the longest hole at 584 yards, imposes complex obstacles such as a fairway that rises for 200 yards before a slight dogleg right and turkey bone left, leading to dueling bunkers guarding the green with Otter Creek to the right. After piloting the cart to the West course, golfers test their midrange game on the par 3 sixth hole, an uphill iron shot about 200 yards out that leads to an undulated green that moves left to right. Ottter Creek's 27 distinctly different holes allow golfers to practice a variety of shots during a full day of course play, providing enough time for snorkeling in the course's pond to retrieve a hearty supply of golf balls.
11522 E 50 N
Columbus,
IN
US
The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.
308 4th Street
Columbus,
IN
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Catering to the growing minds of toddlers as well as preteens, kidscommons features three floors of interactive exhibits that introduce basic scientific concepts and kindle creativity. The Gateway Bridge Laser Harp, for example, allows visitors to invent a catchy melody using an instrument made without traditional strings. Meanwhile, a human-sized robotic arm lets kids control a mechanical shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers while attempting to perform simple tasks. In addition to a 17-foot climbing wall, the museum hosts a small aquarium that mimics the micro-ecosystem of Indiana creeks and waterways, complete with fish, Hoosier mermaids, and other aquatic lifeforms.
309 Washington St.
Columbus,
IN
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Sprawling over 500 acres, eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat entertains guests with a swath of old-fashioned adventure in the middle of Indiana. Fourteen ziplines, two sky bridges, and a rappelling tower offer a bird's-eye view of the scenic forest year-round. As zipliners soar back and forth above land and lake, guides lead tours of ATV riders on off-road explorations below. The rhythmic cough of paintball guns echo through the trees as teams compete for dominance on one of 10 scenario fields, some of which feature crashed planes. After a day of fun, visitors retire to the climate controlled cabins or open campgrounds for a night spent in the embrace of Mother Nature.
2620 Valley Branch Rd.
Nashville,
IN
US
Beneath their joke-slinging exterior, comedians can be fiercely competitive. When vying for club bookings or working material at open mic night, their desire to be the best bubbles up and sharpens their wit. So when Indiana Comedy Festival puts a $5,000 prize on the line, it turns the competition into a war. Across three weeks and 14 cities, 20 comedians fling their best anecdotes and observations to make it to the finals and get within a mic-stand's reach of the purse. These are no amateurs, however; many of the contestants boast credits from such programs as Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and The Bob and Tom Show.
425 3rd Street
Columbus,
IN
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For wings with a ton of zest, Columbus' Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered. Put the diet on pause when you visit Buffalo Wild Wings — there are no low-fat menu items. Be sure to complete your meal at Buffalo Wild Wings with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Buffalo Wild Wings — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties. Get online gratis thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings' complimentary wifi. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Buffalo Wild Wings. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Buffalo Wild Wings is come-as-you-are. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Those driving to Buffalo Wild Wings can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Buffalo Wild Wings — most prices are under $15. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
2035 W Jonathan Moore Pike
Columbus,
IN
US
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