Lisa's expert framers have been showcasing all manner of memorabilia in creative custom cages for nearly 30 years, and they have the experience to face any framing challenge with a variety of artistic outlines and long-lasting techniques. Immortalize important decisions by framing your humanities degree or showcase your sentimental mementos—such as actual hard copies of your sentiments—in a shadowbox frame. Because every matte-worthy Matisse or frameable Fig Newton is put under glass on-site, you can relax with the knowledge that your keepsakes are kept safe under the watchful gaze of the framers.
Military tactics and stealthy instincts are key to conquering the five battlegrounds at Black Ops Paintball. At the regulation-sized PSP speedball field, players invade and defend as they maneuver through an open battlefield populated by inflatable bunkers and lighted for nighttime play. Ambush opportunities abound in the P.O.W. camp woodsball field, a theater inspired by jungle-style prisoner-of-war camps where combatants crouch behind sandbags, hide in foxholes, and snipe from a 25-foot guard tower. Black Ops Paintball's pro shop outfits its fighters in equipment from Tippmann, Empire, Planet Eclipse, and other top brands. Off the field, guests can load up on snacks from the onsite convenience store or enjoy a picnic outside with access to a grill, picnic tables, monkey bars, and a sandbox. Gamers also have the opportunity to rent the party room which is filled with pool tables, arcade games, and flat screen TVs.
More than 8,000 square feet of space comprise RedPoint, a climbing gym set in a renovated warehouse. Nearly every inch has been set aside for towering climbing walls and exercise equipment to help climbers shore up their skills.
Within these confines, a team of instructors is on hand to teach the skills needed to conquer the facility’s tricky bouldering routes. They can also teach the fundamentals of belaying, which will help you to scale any of the more than 30 onsite climbing stations for top roping, lead climbing, or washing windows on the state capitol building. Back at ground level, you can tone your physique on pull-up bars, rowing machines, and Olympic weights as well as in CrossFit classes, which work on building core strength and overall fitness. The facility also hosts various kid-focused activities such as lock-ins, birthday parties, and corporate retreats for mountain goats.
The expert referees and staff at Black River Paintball have hosted games of speedball, woods play, and simulated urban warfare for more than 22 years. Outdoor fields at two locations—each spanning at least 85 acres of wooded terrain—comprise bunkers, particleboard barriers, and thick patches of undergrowth that serve as ideal spots for players to hunker down after assaults or botched Braveheart monologues. Onsite rental shops arm participants with all necessary equipment including markers, goggles, and paintballs. In addition to walk-on rounds, the facility accommodates players during annual tournaments and scenario games, including themed survival quests based on properties such as G.I. Joe, World of Warcraft, and Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Kids have free reign over Busy Bodies Exploratory’s indoor playground. Inside the carpeted expanse, children can clamber around a school-bus-shaped play structure, lay out a toy meal on a child-sized dining room set, and solve rainbow-colored puzzles to impress the parents of other little ones, in addition to participating in arts and crafts and painting. While the playground's myriad stations are often the site of supervised, unstructured play, the center also hosts preschool from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. During class, students learn about a variety of topics, from science and math to arts and crafts, music, and reading.