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What kid doesn't dream of owning his or her own playground? David Zorn grew up storming the fields of Paintball Park, falling in love with the game. In college his childhood pastime turned into a semiprofessional career that took him to cities such as Chicago and Miami, where he made his television debut on ESPN's airing of the Campaign Cup tournament. Shortly after college, David jumped at the chance to purchase his old stomping grounds, where, across 18 acres of pigment-spattered fields, shooters settle good-natured scores as a trained staff ensures safety.

Colorful projectiles tear a zipper-like sound through the air across Paintball Park?s seven paintball fields, which have varying themes. In Paintball Canyon, players hunker down alongside a gorge, stashing themselves inside log forts or under bridges. The simulated nuclear-waste site at Ground Zero provides hiding places in the form of stacks of barrels and pipes; Dodge City simulates an Old West town, complete with a saloon and animatronic tumbleweeds; and players can find tournament-style play among the inflated blue obstacles of the airball field. Between games, paintballers refuel at the snack shop or at the grill pits and picnic tables scattered in the courtyard. At annual events, the staff sets up a scenario that spans all seven fields for an all-day game, designed to re-create battles from history, video games, or the time Sun Tzu?s lunch was missing from the fridge.

9640 Davies Plantation Rd
Lakeland,
TN
US

Located on 20 tranquil acres, family-owned Fisherville Farms offers horseback-riding lessons for beginning and intermediate equestrians, ages six and up. Single, private horsecursions are about 60 minutes long and include a crash course in proper grooming and saddling techniques, in addition to riding instruction. Because Fisherville Farms' headed horsemen and women are schooled in both Western and English riding styles, students have the option of learning either as they walk, trot, and gallop over the facility's sprawling trails and rings. Originating in the traditions of Spanish conquistadors, Western riding involves a bigger saddle and one-handed rein technique, whereas English riding traditionally employs a smaller, flatter saddle, horseback tea brewing, and the donning of fashion-forward jodhpurs. As evidence of their commitment to equestrian safety, Fisherville Farms provides riders with helmets and, pending federal approval, full suits of medieval plate armor for biweekly jousting tournaments.

1825 Collierville Arlington N
Eads,
TN
US

What makes your business stand out?

The Zombie Paintball Hayride! While we certainly have the Haunted Woods to scare the heeby jeebies out of everyone, our most popular and newest attraction is the Zombie Paintball Hayride. Because the guns are fixed to the trailers we can entertain all ages. We recently had a 3-year-old help us test it out while riding in grandpa's lap. Patrons ride through the haunted woods of Burtons Sugar Farms and the old farm house from 1893.

What inspired you to start this business?

Are you kidding me? We shoot paintball guns at live zombies! That's why!

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Scaring people and helping families have a great night out. We don't do anything satanic and demonic. We are a family friendly environment and are always about having a good time.

Business Basics

Established: 2013

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 25–50

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Most popular offering: Zombie Paintball Hayride

Pro Tip: Arrive early. The lines get long as everyone loves shooting zombies!

2860 Aspen Glade Cove
Cordova,
TN
US

Golf Card International holders get discounts at thousands of courses throughout North America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1974 for course-hopping golf enthusiasts, Golf Card offers players discounted tee times and a plethora of other perks, ranging from 15 free rounds of golf at Warrior Golf-owned courses to a USGA handicap card and golf GPS smartphone app.

Golf Card includes access to thousands of courses nationwide, including more than 70 courses in California, more than 70 courses in Florida, more than 125 in Michigan, and more than a 100 in Illinois. Players can enjoy courses in Mexico, Canada, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas, and many other locales. Members also receive a free year's subscription to Golf Digest magazine, and more.

3049 Davies Plantation Rd
Lakeland,
TN
US

Vantage Point Golf Center's driving range features Tif 419 Bermuda grass tees—the same turf found on top-notch golf courses. At 200 yards wide and more than 300 yards in length, the range presents players with plenty of room to work on all sorts of shots, from gentle draws for the long par 5s, to boomeranging slices around a putt-putt course windmill. You can even play after dusk, when the range turns on its lights.

Once players have emptied their range ball buckets, they can head inside to the pro shop to stock up on men's and women's apparel, or grab a bite to eat from the cafe, replete with an outdoor patio and indoor seating by a fireplace and television.

9580 Macon Rd
Cordova,
TN
US

Equipment: Kettelbells, barbells, medicine balls, free weights, Rogue Fitness

Students should bring: Water bottle, towel

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2013

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

3570 Canada Rd. Suite 102
Lakeland,
TN
US