Under the helm of the eponymous Captain himself, Captain Mike Fink's Marina?s friendly crew of youthful staff??well-versed in the art of boating??helps guests sprout their sea legs with a well-maintained fleet of rental boats and jet skis. Nestled alongside the fish-filled waters of Lake of the Ozarks, the marina serves as a jumping-off point from which nascent captains can pilot their buoyant steeds out onto the serene lake to partake in sun-bathed revelries or practice their sea-monster-lassoing skills. As longtime locals, Captain Mike and his team happily dole out thoughtful recommendations regarding area attractions and restaurants to inquisitive guests, pointing out all manner of hidden gems and waterfront restaurants.
The artificial-pond curators at Washington Park Ice Arena cultivate winter sports with a smooth, indoor ice rink designed for blade-footed glides. Public-skate sessions pop up day and night, and private rentals make for memorable birthday parties or helping pet rocks make the curling team. Ravenous ice dancers can gently stride over to an attached food dispensary to replenish on a sampling of food available for purchase. In addition to daily public-skating sessions, the arena and its helpful staff offer lessons for youth ice trotters, speed skaters, and pubescent snowmen learning to shave with skate blades. The oft-zambonied arena also plays home to a yearly smattering of University of Missouri hockey games, entertaining recitals, and seasonal festivals.
Practice, practice, practice. That's what it takes for golfers to shave strokes off of their scores or for a caddie to learn a player's theme song. Thankfully, Eagle Flight Driving Range lets visitors swing on end and hone specific parts of their game, whether they need to practice with a driver or an iron. The range encompasses 12 fixed AstroTurf tees, as well as a grass hitting area, which simulates real game conditions.
Since launching off from the shores of Fort Myers Beach in 1982, Paradise Parasail’s signature smiley-face parachutes have become an iconic image in the sky, now flying high above the waters of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Lake of the Ozarks. USCG-licensed captains navigate each of the company's boats as riders trail behind at heights of up to 500 feet. With feet flopping in the wind, thrill-seekers are free to wave to their friends, family, and nearby migratory birds. Parasailers can also pose for photos and videos captured by the company's onboard photographers.
Beneath the looming curve of a balloon rippling from the heat of a 12-million BTU propane burner, FAA-certified Lighter Than Air pilot and mechanic Layne Wolters takes hot air balloons soaring into the Missouri skies with the skills only years of experience can build. Possessing more than three decades of involvement with the larger-than-life balloons, Wolters mans daily flights at Hard Times Ballooning, ascending at sunrise and 2 1/2 hours before sunset for the best views of superheroes flying to and from home in their street clothes.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite topping at Jefferson City's Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant.
Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant.
Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant will be able to accommodate your large party.
Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant keeps your ears entertained with live music or a DJ.
Music lovers will appreciate Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant's freshly mixed tunes spun by live DJs.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
Patrons pack the pizzeria on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
You can also serve food from Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant at your next party — the pizzeria offers catering.
For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your grub to go.
Both street parking and lot parking are available near Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant.
For those who travel by bike, Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant offers bike racks for diners.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Prison Brews Brewery and Restaurant.