Helmed by lifelong Cortland residents Stephen and Patricia Jordan, Shipwreck Golf Amusement Center regales fun-seeking guests of all abilities with three engaging attractions. The 18-hole, indoor black light mini-golf course takes putt-putters on a pilgrimage through a 450-foot labyrinth of smooth faux-greens framed by phosphorescent murals depicting underwater ruins and neon incarnations of each golfer’s embarrassing yearbook photos. Playful music is complemented by emerald corridors that snake through a pirate-themed pastiche of misting waterfalls, wooden ships, and lush palm trees. The scampering feet of kids age 2–10 can bounce, bound, and barrel roll across the cushy floor of the bounce houses that populate Shipwreck’s play area, which also includes a dress-up area, two play houses, and a play office where kids can jubilantly file tax forms.
Ithaca Paintball's two fields challenge gamers of all ilk to remain paint-free while chasing friends and opponents through and around a variety of obstacles. Two friends or abstract artists can gear up and traipse through the wooded field, using nature's leafy pillars for cover before ducking behind bunkers or climbing through wooden structures placed throughout the adventurous timberland. Aesthetics-minded competitors can turn friends into sprinting Jackson Pollock paintings by dashing after them in the smaller, seven-person speedball field packed with close-range bunkers and designed for harried action. Ithaca Paintball is open year-round, allowing players the chance to pound the sounds of summer out in the key of paintball explosions or leave the snows of winter covered in a kaleidoscope of color.
The corn maze's 3.5 miles of twisting pathways trace a pictorial pattern as they encircle wandering patrons, who usually take 45 minutes to two hours to re-emerge. Customers equipped with a flashlight can up the ante by navigating the agrarian labyrinth in the dark on Friday and Saturday nights or by evading its extraterrestrial caretakers when they descend to prune the walls. T-Burg Mini Golf challenges pintsize putters with an artfully landscaped 18-hole course and a corn maze with 3.5 miles of paths. Entrants of any age can nudge golf balls through sculpted green slopes and around mini hazards while sharpening their botanical know-how with views of more than 2,000 native plants. Like a downed gladiator who suddenly remembers the blowgun in his pocket, the course's 19th Plinko hole can remix player rankings moments before the game's conclusion.
The Kitchen Theatre Company is a professional theater celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season in a brand new theater in Ithaca’s vibrant West End, just three blocks from The Commons. We offer a wonderful mix of plays and musicals that start important conversations.
Ithaca Rod Company's fishing experts provide myriad ways to enjoy the great outdoors. They equip fly fishers with what they need to successfully angle, including custom-built rods or other gear. They teach customers the basics of fly-fishing on guided fishing trips on scenic local waterways. Or they introduce them to the natural splendor of Ithaca through hikes and camping trips.
Rhythm. Melody. Harmony. These are some of the things that turn mere sounds into music. At Music&Motion, instructors introduce these concepts to little ones aged 5 and younger. They play original music and help kids and parents build musical bonds through activities such as playing instruments, singing, and dancing.