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Controlling your hands when putting a golf ball can be a challenge in and of itself. Try to sink a testy putt after scaling a 24-foot wall, and that challenge takes it to another level. Boulder Creek Amusement Park offers the opportunity to try each. The outdoor fun center boasts an 18-hole mini golf course lined by waterfalls, streams, and greenery. On the same grounds, guests grasp holds as they ascend the climbing wall. For additional tests of hand-eye coordination, an 8-stall batting cage challenges batters with both baseball and slow- and fast-pitch softball deliveries.
14208 S Street
Omaha,
NE
US
At the Cox Classic, world-renowned club swingers battle for PGA Tour positioning on 200 acres of well-maintained fairways designed by golf course architect Jeffrey Brauer. Onlookers enjoy a panoramic view of players navigating through an 18-hole course featuring impeccable maintained greens and molds for creating sand trap castles. A one-day clubhouse ticket grants fans admission to the Champions Run clubhouse, access to the Champions Run golf shop, and an opportunity to witness skillfully executed golf cart wheelies.
13800 Eagle Run Drive
Omaha,
NE
US
Pulverizing opponents for the past 11 seasons, the Omaha Beef delight their devout fan base, known as the Meatheads, with hardnosed football matches and high-flying aerial attacks. Plunk down in a gridiron level seat ($139.10 per person; tax included) for the entire season of hard-hitting histrionics as the Beef look to terrorize their IFL opponents and capitalize on their 2009 division championship. The team's home at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, dubbed the Slaughter House, also plays host to the lovely ladies of the Omaha Beef prime dancers, as well as the rump roasters, a male dance team that brings elegance and grace to each porterhouse-themed pom-pom routine. Groupon purchasers also receive an Omaha Beef T-shirt (up to $26.75 value; tax included).
1351 South 20th Street
Omaha,
NE
US
Led by more than 1,000 wellness experts at locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Tennessee, the more than 30,000 members of Prairie Life Fitness have discovered why the company slogan is "Fitness for the Entire Family." The certified trainers and instructors cater to exercisers of various ages and abilities, all within an upscale, welcoming atmosphere. Kids take advantage of engaging childcare activities and youth programs, including swimming lessons, martial arts, and story time. Meanwhile, parents can workout on the latest equipment, including stationary cycles and Pilates machines. Guests can also relax with amenities such as massage therapy, tanning beds, and a whirlpool powered by wholesale bags of Pop Rocks.
330 W P St
Lincoln,
NE
US
The YMCA of Greater Omaha brings people together at 10 locations with character-building programs that strengthen participants' involvement in their community. Adults can get a head start on their New Year's fitness resolutions with body sculpting, Pilates, and other tummy-toning group fitness classes, while kids can expend some energy at a drop-in child-care center that is free while parents work out. YMCA members also enjoy reduced rates on swim lessons and youth sports, as well as free senior programs. All locations except the LaFern Williams Y offer indoor pools for aquatic antics that cannot be properly enjoyed in a bathtub's limited splashing-real estate.
7 S 4th St
Council Bluffs,
IA
US
The Omaha Rollergirls joust elbow-to-elbow with territorial rival Mid Iowa during a late-season, hard-hitting double-header. Founded in 2006 and owned by the skaters themselves, the club has surged to an impressive seventh-place ranking in the South Central region of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Instilling a sense of hometown pride by painting their stomachs with the mayor's name, fans of any age can cheer on the Rollers' two teams—the Midwest-focused AAA squad and the more experienced, travelling All-Stars—during a pair of bouts on May 19, both of which feature two 30-minute periods separated by a brief intermission. As Axl Rogue, Ima Firestarter, and the rest of the Rollergirls soar around the track collecting points, referees police the action, sending troublemakers to the penalty box for dangerous infractions such as tripping, blocking from behind, and littering the track with thousands of marbles.
1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs,
IA
US