At Dallas Dodgeball Center, sphere-slingers of all ages and experience levels team up to conquer opponents during exhilarating coed games. Lasting about 10 minutes apiece, each game begins as players evenly divide between two teams. Once captains have selected sides, a coach steps in and signals the start of the game with a standard "on your mark, get set, go!" call or by making a similar declaration in whistled Morse code. As multicolored balls sail from side to side in a prismatic frenzy, players are expected to abide by an honor system in order to maintain the cordially competitive environment.
With paintball gear on, 10,000 sq. ft. can seem like a vast jungle. Specifically, one where the animals have figured out how to operate paintball markers. The outdoor paintball arena at Celebration Station hosts friendly competitions between players of all skill level, who fire salvos from behind obstacles. That competitive zone only makes up a small portion of the fun, however. Outside alone, visitors find a towering rock-climbing wall, batting cages, and a go-kart track that twists and turns across a quarter mile. Bumper boats collide nearby, while waterfalls cascade down the landscapes of an 18-hole mini-golf course.
Arcade tokens take over indoors, where 100 games present visitors with a challenging dilemma: should they master every one of the racing simulators, or take a break for a game of laser tag? Luckily, they can ponder their choices over a meat lovers pizza at the onsite restaurant.
As the name suggests, Premier Gun Show produces some of the most popular gun shows across the state of Texas. At the shows, which include The Original Fort Worth Gun Show, DFW Premier Gun Shows at Big Town, and others in Houston, Waco, and San Antonio, dealers showcase firearms, including collectables, used firearms, and new guns right from their manufacturers. But the ample space of the convention halls also fill with other collectables. Depending on the show, visitors might find Western-style clothing, militaria, camouflage, knives, and firearms accessories.
In the Box Athletics offers up an environment where competitive athletes and casual enthusiasts can pursue their individual goals. The schedule of strength and conditioning sessions includes high-intensity CrossFit workouts, which use exercises based on functional movements to build strength, stamina, speed, agility, and power. Coaches offer self-defense training, including classes that teach the grappling techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in particular, and the center employs a licensed massage therapist who can keep muscles in peak condition. In the Box Athletics also offers long-term fitness programs designed to promote health and wellbeing by helping clients make significant lifestyle modifications.
At Sip-n-Doodle, colors swirl, spread, and mix over canvases while lively conversations crackle. Artists walk students through step-by-step instructions, helping them fashion their own interpretation onto a painter?s canvas. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and a beverage of their choice, the better to sip as they daringly work outside the lines. The studio provides all the necessary painting supplies, cups, and bottle openers, as well as blow dryers should works not be completely dry by the end of the night.