Old World Gondoliers & Electric Boat Tours enchants passengers, sending them on scenic glides down the Indianapolis Canal. It also accommodates couples with romantic private jaunts where they can tie the knot, travel to or from their wedding, or chase down the white whale that swallowed their bridal party. Aboard Old World Gondoliers & Electric Boat Tours' newest addition to the fleet, an electric boat, guests may bring a picnic and drink vino as a guide narrates their journey through the city.
Old World Gondoliers & Electric Boat Tours runs seasonally from May 1 through October 1 by reservation.
Kaysan's 5th Down Bar and Grill is Fort Wayne's plasma-TV-laden home base for football games and casual American fare. Starters, such as potato skins ($6.99) or crispy cheese fries ($4.99), offer a main course warm-up that's easy to finish, unlike NFL players' usual pre-game attempt at forming a human parallelogram. For an inventive twist on a long-time favorite, order an entree such as the Korean-spiced Kaysan's famous oriental sesame wing dinner (half order for $7.49, full order for $12.29) or the 5th down grande burrito ($12.99). In addition to the white wines, red wines, and golden micro- and macro-brews on the wine and beer menu, Kaysan's specialty drink menu offers concoctions including the "Cocaine Lady," a mind-bending mix of vodka, Kahlúa, and Baileys.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Three hours for $10
Pro Tip: Weekends are the busiest time, but also the most fun with more gamers all playing together.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are the only facility of our kind that offers fun weekend overnight events for middle- and high-school video-game enthusiasts. We are also [an] eSports tournament facility.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Zack Johnson, started this business after holding lock-in events at his church while he was the youth director. He decided it would be easier to set up the equipment somewhere permanently and charge by the hour for use. All of the stores feature lock-ins every single Friday and Saturday night, and there are major events every holiday.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Parents are continuously thankful for creating such a family-friendly place to leave their kids, and the kids never want to leave.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
We love getting to know all of our gamers, both young and old. It is also great to watch situations like a college football lineman sit down next to a small, shy, high-school freshman and instantly they have a bond through the game they are playing together.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Many people ask why they would play at our facility when they own the games at home. We always explain that it is the social aspect that draws customers to us, not just the number of systems and games we offer. Instead of playing alone in your bedroom or basement with a headset, you can sit next to friends both old and new and give them a high five at the end of a game.
There are bears at Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe—two of them, to be precise. They hang around the flag pole each morning, loom during story time just before bed, pose for photos with children, and, almost always, dress in dapper neckties.
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, Jellystone’s resident ursine population, welcome families to campgrounds that lie under a canopy of trees near the shores of Lake Monroe. Rustically inclined campers can set up tents deep in the woods, and nearly 100 pull-through campsites offer electric, water, and sewer hookups. For camping with access to modern amenities, there are spacious cabins built to withstand the mightiest huffing and puffing from the mascots' cartoon enemies.
Pools, mini golf, and hiking trails fuel hours of family fun, which includes a snowball toss during Christmas in July and a pudding wrestling match during the Death by Chocolate weekend. [Located] [15 minutes south of Bloomington](http://lakemonroejellystone.com/local-area/), the campground can form a launch pad for excursions to golf courses, wineries, and other cultural attractions near Indiana University Bloomington.
As a professional dancer and choreographer, Carrie Rezabek Dorr knew the benefits of exercise. Combining her dance background with her training in Pilates, Dorr developed Pure Barre, a workout that tones the whole body by incorporating stretching and small isometric movements. Gentle on the joints, Pure Barre strengthens the body while targeting hard-to-tone areas such as the hips, inner thighs, and bellybutton.
Hot off the best turnaround season in recent memory, the Cardinals are poised to make another run at the NCAA Tournament. The team is ripe with returning stars, including three-point wizard Randy Davis and 2009–10 Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Jauwan Scaife, as well as talented newcomers. Together, they're poised to pick apart opponents such as Indiana State, Kent State, and Western Michigan inside the booming confines at Worthen Arena.