Things To Do In Defiance

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Putt-Putt Fun Center

Noble

$20 $12

One round of mini golf, go-kart ride, and batting-cage rounds; birthday party packages for up to 10, including mini golf for each kid

Up to 40% Off at Gravity Powered Sports

Gravity Powered Sports

Jackson

$295 $199

Instructors guide skydivers as they dive out of planes, whether solo or in tandem, and land safely on the ground

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Paintball Plex

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Waco Air Museum – Half Off Visit

Waco Air Museum

WACO Air Museum

$12 $6

Air museum honors iconic Troy-based aircraft company with continually upgraded collection & displays inside several historic buildings

Up to 48% Off at National Military History Center

National Military History Center

Auburn

$20 $11

Learn about American military history with artifacts, 60-plus military vehicles, stories, and exhibits about Pearl Harbor, WWII, and more

Up to 60% Off at Paintball Plex

Paintball Plex

Fort Wayne

$70 $29

An expansive paintball facility hosts colorful clashes on indoor and outdoor fields with air bunkers and WWII-inspired obstacles

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Established: 2000
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Go-karts
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

At Putt-Putt Fun Center, there's no shortage of fun activities—all of which are family-friendly. Mini golf gives groups the chance to hone their whacks on an 18-hole course, and the go-kart track offers cars designed for kids, grown-ups, or both parent and child. The batting cages are another way to take on some friendly competition, as participants practice their swings in hopes of sending a ball soaring across the cage or back into the tube it came out of to teach it a lesson. Those activities can also be rolled into a birthday party package, which may include access to a private party room and pizza.

8830 N State Route 66
Defiance,
OH
US

Stretched across 77 acres, the Waco airfield launched in 1997 on the wings of the Waco Historical Society, a nonprofit organization on a mission to tote the Golden Age of Flight safely into the future. Today, continual upgrades and improvements, plus countless hours from volunteers, have packed the site with more information than ever before. Vintage Waco aircraft, displays, and the history of the Waco company pilot museum visitors through time inside the museum hangar, which joins forces with other buildings—such as a 150-year-old barn¬—to bridge the past and the present. An onsite gift shop stocked with mementos helps soup up memorabilia collections, and, instead of trying to squeeze information from the museum's tightlipped biplanes, visitors can attend the historical society's lectures and workshops throughout the year for extra doses of education.

1865 South County Rd 25A
Troy,
OH
US

Working from an outpost a quarter-mile from Captain’s Cabin, the attendants at SUP 101 Lakes equip people with paddleboards and kayaks and send them off to the lakes in and around Steuben County—but not before making sure they're ready. In fact, after patrons select an epoxy or soft paddleboard to rent or buy, the company's experts can provide them with a complimentary lesson if they desire, a practice that allows paddlers to begin enjoying the sport.

Crooked Lake (2nd Basin 1/4 mile from Captain's Cabin) 3260 W Shadyside Rd.
Angola,
IN
US

Veteran golf instructor Jennifer Lymangood, Zollner's director of golf, enlightens plaid-clad neophytes seeking to grasp the sport's fundamentals while teaching secret techniques to accomplished putters. Lymangood played on two Division III championship golf teams, spent three years coaching the Trine University women's team, and never blinks, because bunkers see it as a sign of weakness. Against the lush backdrop of the 18-hole Zollner course, learn how to streamline ragged form while curbing your ball's pathological urge to bury its face in sand. Use refurbished swings to quickly clip grass and send balls sailing to spots you pointed out with a giant foam finger.

300 Park Avenue
Angola,
IN
US

Gravity Powered Sports owner Tod Molter has jumped out of an airplane more than 3,700 times, plummeting through the skies as the force of gravity pulled him back toward earth under a vibrant parachute. Each jump, the experience is as thrilling as it was the first time as freefall speeds hit up to 120 mph, and Tod hopes to share that thrill with patrons of Gravity Powered Sports. Serving customers from across the northeast Indiana, southern Michigan, and western Ohio areas, he teaches a variety of freefall skills ranging from basic jumps to barrel rolls. In addition to running classes for the community, Gravity Powered Sports provides one-time free training and tandem freefalls to veterans to give them the chance to fly.

5220 US 20
Angola,
IN
US

Cricket's Tavern is known just as much for its food as for its friendly confines and ample selection of brews. The menu is chock-full of soups, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, and noodles served in heaping helpings. Warm up from the inside with hearty spoonfuls of new england clam chowder ($2.25 for a cup, $4.25 for a bowl) with a side of garlic texas toast ($0.75), which contains more oil derricks than other toasts. Or, dunk mozzarella stix ($3.95) and cheddar pints ($3.45) in a cup of spicy cheese ($1.25) to put enough cheese in your tummy for it to declare itself related to a cow. Seafood options include crab cakes ($7.25), two-piece beer-battered cod ($8.95), shrimp gumbo ($8.95), and barbecue beer-battered shrimp ($8.75). The jukebox is free every Wednesday night, and there's Karaoke on Tuesday nights.

120 W 7th St
Auburn,
IN
US