Jeff and Deb Bitton began blazing the trails of Idaho in 1969, leading horseback expeditions into the mountains and hills of the American frontier. Thirty years later, the couple fulfilled their own manifest destiny by expanding their operation to Arizona, where they help equestrians trot along the public lands of Cave Creek Regional Park and Estrella Mountain Regional Park, the headquarters of Corral West Adventures. There, groups of riders mount up with Jeff and Deb to explore the rolling hills and mountains as the region’s first settlers did—taking cell-phone photos from their saddles. By settling in Estrella Park, Corral West has been able to extend its services beyond trail rides, hosting yearly festivals, teaching rodeo techniques, and hosting romantic wagon rides ending with campfires that blaze against the beautiful matte-painting backdrop of the Estrella Mountains.
The NASCAR Racing Experience's team of driving instructors specializes in NASCAR-themed Cinderella stories: at whichever world-famous speedway they're visiting, they give civilians the chance to drive real NASCAR race cars that have actually been raced by NASCAR superstars for a few hours. That means getting behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been driven by Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR favorites and putting the pedal to the medal. Unlike other racing experiences, there?s no lead car to follow here, you're driving by yourself and yes, passing is allowed! The instructors still offer guidance though, coaching those driving solo over a two-way car radio, and speed-chauffeuring racing enthusiasts around the track on ride-alongs.
Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.
Jubeelieve Indoor Playland was created just for the really young set, after the owners found few indoor play options suitable for a two-year-old. Nearly every item in this 2,000-square-foot space was designed for kids whose height could be described as knee-high or three pineapples tall. The slides and climbers are slung low, while scattered around the joint, kids play with toys made to help develop motor skills. Kids climb on the jungle gym and wave at admirers as they cruise around atop rideable toys. Parents stay in their socked feet to join in the fun or relax on comfortable seating to log onto the free wireless internet.
Challenger Space Center is on a mission: to excite and educate its visitors about science and the vast wonders of outer space. That excitement starts as soon as guests walk onto the entrance's elevated gantry bridge to see a four-story, space-themed mural painted by Robert McCall. Then it's on to the museum, where the center's affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution enables it to offer top-notch exhibits, which range from a model of an Iridium satellite to three separate meteorite exhibits. Regular Family Star Nights encourage families to bond over stargazing presentations, a simulated shuttle launch, and other activities.
To immerse themselves in the space experience, groups can also sign up for two-hour simulated space missions that unfold in three spaces: a mission control room designed after the Johnson Space Center; the Spacecraft, which simulates a room onboard the International Space Station; and the Earth Space Transit Module, which helps crew members dock there.
Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.
Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.