At Funquest, families, couples, leagues, and revelers enjoying a night on the town entertain themselves with hours of bowling on 32 lanes. After hurling bowling balls at rows of awaiting pins, guests regale each other with their bowling exploits over beers at the 11th Frame Bar and Grill, or over burgers and pizza at the snack bar.
Thrill-seekers of all ages weave through Golf & Games Family Park?s 40-acre mini metropolis of indoor and outdoor attractions. Scampering legs can dart and dash through the neon-clad, 6,000-square-foot indoor laser-tag arena. A burbling waterfall streams through the park?s 54-hole mini-golf course, hemmed by lush landscaping and statues of various jungle-inhabiting creatures. Bumper boats bob in cerulean waters churned by colliding vessels as they circle a central, life-size elephant statue, and two go-kart courses cater to future and present-day adults. Guests can engage in more conventional contests such as volleyball, basketball, and horseshoes within the bucolic tree lines that frame the open picnic pavilions or hone various swing types at the park?s batting cages, 120-stall driving range, and spacious putting green.
Most of the modern world is mapped—GPS devices capably guide people through entire road trips and atlases describe more terrain than most people could cover in an entire lifetime. While it's difficult to reawaken humanity’s sense of surprise and discovery, The Mid-South Maze is up for the challenge. Every year, the maze’s manufacturers spend months carving up their cornfield into clever patterns that, when viewed from the sky, might appear as a famed sports logo or the face of a long-departed pharaoh. On the ground, however, that pattern vanishes, leaving wanderers to use their wits to navigate the arching corn passageways.
The Mid-South Maze entertains with more than just its winding labyrinth. On Friday and Saturday nights in October, actors clad as ghostly apparitions haunt the herbaceous hallways of a spooky tractor ride. A giant jumping pillow launches kids skyward and gently cushions their falls, and a corn cannon fires ears of corn at targets up to 100 yards away. Anyone who hits a target wins a prize from one of the maze's sponsors and the right to eat nothing but popcorn balls until Thanksgiving.
Dugout box seats put you close enough to the base-based action to smell the fresh grass and hear a position player wonder if he turned the oven off. Watch the game unfold from a perspective not normally glimpsed on television and appreciate the geometry and sports dynamics as they play out before you and a friend or family member. An affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds were the 2009 PCL champions and are within striking distance of first place in the PCL American North Division, so be prepared for finely tuned minor-league action. With its combination of traditional and contemporary architecture, AutoZone Park is frequently lauded for its charming atmosphere and impressive views from throughout the park, including one of the largest scoreboards in minor-league baseball.
Sky Zone fully embodies the concept of bouncing off the walls, as the facility is lined with gigantic trampolines on the floors and angled trampolines on adjacent walls. Ideal for people of all ages, shapes, and physical abilities, the trampolines unite to form one massive sea of bouncy terrain, upon which visitors can play or compete with hanging basketball hoops. Sky Zone is home to Ultimate Dodgeball, an interactive twist on the classic playground sport that has teams jumping and dodging at new heights. Additionally, the park is great for birthdays and special events. Serious Skyrobics classes allow guests to get into shape and have fun at the same time, unlike running from a stampede of buffalo.
It's impossible to discern India Fest's biggest draw?there are simply too many attractions to judge. At the bazaar, for example, Indian music, food, artwork, fashion, and literature create a colorful experience for even the most casual visitor. A talent show gives locals the chance to display their skills in Indian dance and music, and food demonstrations invite guests to learn how to prepare Indian recipes themselves. There's also a space for kids, where youngsters can listen to traditional Indian stories and get henna tattoos.