Located near Hoosier National Park, Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging teems with the area's wildlife, including ospreys, loons, herons, and the elusive bald eagle. Climb aboard the marina's new 60-foot Patoka Voyager for a two-hour tour of the picturesque lake and relax as a guide takes you along the scenic shoreline, detailing Patoka Lake's history and singing children’s lullabies. There's a cash bar available, as well as indoor or outdoor seating. Though not included in today's Groupon, the Patoka Grill stands there ready to fuel up tour-goers before or after the trip. Those who prefer the thrill of catching their own dinner can cast their lines in the lake for bass, bluegill, catfish, and walleye.
With federally licensed flight instructors, quality ground facilities, and well-maintained aircraft, Tri-State's flight school provides a stable base for serious students or an enabling experience for those simply following mankind's innate urge to fly. Amateur aviators spend the first half of the lesson on the ground learning the principles of flight, including basic aerodynamics and how the craft works. Before takeoff students assist in the preflight inspection, then help check the weight and balance to ensure the plane is in shape to fly and has finished its vegetables. During flight, students will be allowed to briefly take the controls and pilot the plane, and then review their voyage in a postflight debrief.
RNR Custom Wheels and Tires shields cars from the harshness of asphalt with a wide selection of wheels and tires, fastened to the chassis by a skilled staff trained to service high-end custom wheels as well as standard passenger tires. A variety of brand-name choices, such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, and Lexani, lets customers boost their rides' performance, replace unsafe parts, or see how Radio Flyer wagons handle with increased traction.
Though equipped with an automated wash tunnel, All American Car Wash begins all of its treatments with a hand pre-wash. Only after technicians have loosened dirt from the paint and whispered soft nothings into the side-view mirrors can cars, trucks, and SUVs roll inside. At the end of the tunnel, the All American team dresses tires and swings open the doors to swiftly clean the interior.
Steve Jones Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep's team of ASE-certified technicians replenish oil, review vehicular conditions, and rotate tires in 30-minute consultations. During the service, mechanics drain off dirty, aged oil before funneling up to five new quarts into parched-lipped autos. Next, a 40-point inspection assesses car safety by checking that lights are properly glowing, brakes are properly braking, and side-view mirrors are properly reflecting objects to appear ghostlier than they actually are. Steve Jones' technicians top off the treatment with a quick tire rotation to ensure each wheel has an evenly worn shoe to boldly face the roads ahead. While rides undergo fine-tuning, customers lounge in the shop's comfy waiting area, replete with cable TV and WiFi, freshly brewed coffee, and popcorn popped daily.
For two decades, First Avenue Car Wash had helped to rid Evansville vehicles of the dust and detritus that result from a life on the open road, winning the Platinum Award for Best Car Wash from the Evansville Courier & Press Reader's Choice Awards for nine years in a row and a two-time winner of Evansville's Best Car Wash in Evansville Living Magazine. Open Monday–Saturday from the early hour of 7 a.m. and remaining open to catch commuters until 6 p.m., First Avenue performs full-service washing, professional detailing services, and other dirt-banishing and rust-inhibiting services. Delivering fast, friendly service, this community-oriented car wash also offers a comfortable lounge to enjoy while you wait.