Though some of Virginia Wine Tours’ staffers swear by Argentinean Malbecs and others favor New Zealand Rieslings, one thing’s certain: they’re all passionate about Northern Virginian wines. These aficionados conduct tours through a sweeping array of vineyards across the region, including the intimate Bluemont Vineyard in Loudon County, the sprawling Gray Ghost Vineyard in Rappahannock County, and the mountainside Naked Mountain Winery in Fauquier County. During these full- and half-day trips, they enlighten groups with local area viniculture facts and anecdotes, as well as encourage them to mix and mingle amongst their fellow wine enthusiasts. Virginia Wine Tours provides tour groups with transportation to and from wineries, sparing customers the inconvenience of having to worry about parking their cars or mastering the art of vehicle levitation.
nRange's training facility houses an indoor shooting range with multiple firing lanes.
Rental firearms range in caliber from .22 to .45. nRange also carries ammo for all of its rental models.
nRange's state- and NRA-certified instructors teach a variety of classes at their indoor range. nRange's facility also encompasses a pro shop, designed with an Old West aesthetic that includes touches such as a vintage US Marshals deputy's badge and display cases framed by weathered wood.
Jambalaya Sports & Entertainment takes workouts out of the box with sports leagues and social events. Participants play a variety of sports including basketball, dodgeball, tennis, and bowling at the facility's indoor courts. Three times a year, the complex also hosts basketball tournaments to raise funds for its Midnight Basketball program for high-risk youth.
Laser Adventure’s indoor laser-tag facility hosts epic 20-minute rounds of shootouts in the style of paintball but without the messy splatter or irritating welts. Participants are outfitted with realistically sized laser guns, instead of those comically oversized laser guns used in English period dramas, and blast-receptive headgear that helps avoid frustrating “I hit you, nuh uh” shooting quarrels of childhood make-believe wars. If future zero gravity excites you more than light-based weaponry, try an intense, 10-minute match of Aeroball, which combines volleyball and basketball with trampoline leaps that let you achieve Mario Brothers air times. Rock climbing is also available for those who prefer the traditional pastimes pioneered by our cave-dwelling forefathers. Since Laser Adventure offers convenient weekend hours, arriving early will ensure a full day of laser battling. The laser lair is open by reservation only Monday–Wednesday, but hours may change in the summer.
Boasting muddy obstacles and live gladiators who attempt to slow down competitors with impromptu jousts, the Tough Dash isn’t your average weekend 5K race. As participants trek through mud pits and strength-testing obstacles, microchips track their time, adding a fun competitive edge to the event. The runners aren't the only ones who get to join in the fun, however; spectators are encouraged to soak runners and unfortunate pedestrians who accidentally took a wrong turn with water balloons and water guns. A post-race celebration regales runners with food, beverages, and prizes for the top male and female times and the best costume. Proceeds from this event benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.
Decaying skeletons and demonic nannies lurk in the corners of Graves Manor's ghastly family room, dining room, and parlor. Elsewhere, screams echo throughout the Madison Square Mortuary, a space haunted by equally unsettling sights, including a crazed clown, fanged creatures, and stacks of unfinished paperwork. Nashville Nightmare has been named a 2013 Must Haunt by Haunted Attractions Magazine and lauded by Nashville's About.com chapter as one of the city's best haunted houses for its mixture of bloodcurdlingly detailed scenes, animations, special effects, and a dedicated troupe of intense actors.