A non-profit exhibition hall dedicated to preserving the honor and memory of America's fighting forces, the Armed Forces Military Museum depicts the nation's most visceral conflicts with vivid audio-visual flair. Visitors can wind their way through the 35,000-square-foot space to absorb more than a dozen artifact-packed permanent exhibits, including replicas of iconic wartime scenarios. Revisit the beginning of modern combat with a stroll through a World War I trench, gain new understanding about life in the Axis in the midst of a German village outpost, or reenact Alan Alda's trademark video poker tactics in the replica of Rose's Bar, a Korean War–era haunt that was immortalized on MAS*H. Cyber combatants can also rattle digital sabers with a ride in the museum's Virtual Voyager motion simulator, which can immerse the senses in 10 different scenarios. The M8 ride also offers the only armored vehicle ride in the Tampa Bay Area during the three-lap course. Rides can hold three riders per trip (including driver) and appointments must be made on the following days: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Since its humble beginnings as a small Boston storefront in 1928, the Woodcraft name has grown to encompass more than 70 metropolitan locations across the United States, making a nationwide splash in the world of woodworking supplies. In its transformation into a bustling franchise, Woodcraft has retained its signature, down-to-earth homeyness in each of its shops, where locals search out brand-name hand tools, hardware, and wood to build tree forts or rapidly enhance custom toothpick collections. Woodcraft’s 90-day satisfaction guarantee ensures that customers can bid adieu to any item that fails to meet their handyman standards. The network of shops also shares its woodworking wisdom during its classes, and hosts poker games that yield Woodcraft gift-card prizes.
A private, women-only gym, American Woman Fitness Center encompasses workout warriors with strength and conditioning equipment. There’s also fun fitness technology such as the Jump-Q, a semicircle of steps where members can compete against their own time or each other. For boxing and kickboxing, there’s the score-keeping 3 Kick that lights up areas to be kicked and punched. Rounding out the trio of workout toys is Heavy Ball, which challenges exercisers to maneuver and move medicine balls into a series of lit-up slots while being timed. American Woman Fitness also takes surveys from their members to customize fitness classes to their desires.
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