Since its opening in 1988, Ellen's Amusement Center has provided visitors with a full range of family fun, including mini golf, go-karts, and paintball. The 18-hole miniature golf course is littered with such whimsical obstructions as a diminutive oil rig, a mini rollercoaster, and the obligatory windmill. Racers negotiate hairpin curves on the tire-lined go-kart track. A crossfire of chromatic projectiles enlivens four paintball fields, where players dive behind bunkers on the speedball courses or camouflage themselves as commando squirrels on the woods field. The facility also boasts batting cages equipped for hardball and softball as well as a redemption arcade filled with two stories' worth of video games.
Center Line Sport Horses is owned by Colette Sossaman, specializing in the art of Dressage. Colette excels in the training of non-traditional breeds used for competition dressage. In fact, Colette has won multi-National Championships and Reserve National Championships on three different breeds in four levels of Dressage.
The City of Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department is community centered. Every year, they organize the Cedar Hill 5K Green Run, which benefits the preservation of natural and open spaces.
This year, the fun run traces a course through town that ends at the Village Green, where post-race entertainment gets going and awards are handed out. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center for educational programming, which provides classes for kids where they learn about ecology through the lens of the canyon's eco-system and through the special learnin' goggles some children choose to wear.
Now in its 31st year of facsimile fiefdom, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival transports fair-goers to 16th-century England with the reimagining of a 35-acre village jam-packed with spectacular performers, delicious eats, and old-fashioned shoppes. Merry men and maidens of all ages will carouse through an immersive schedule of more than 200 daily performances, highlighted by the Royal Falconer's presentation of his birds, three combat jousts daily, sword fights, jugglers, and knife-throwers taking aim at sass-mouthed jesters. Making the rounds among the crowds are 150 in-character volunteers dressed as resplendent royalty, ethereal faeries, and one fully conjoined Queen Anne Boleyn.
Screams Halloween Theme Park' macabre workforce of professional ghoulish actors populates five eerie attractions and activities designed to cull shrieks from frightened visitors. Anxious explorers tread lightly among Peril Point's island of three-dimensional apparitions and the Castle of Darkness, the scariest of all royal haunts, which incurs skyrocketing bills for scepter bedazzling and red-carpet steaming. Circumspect eyes stay peeled during spine-tingling treks through the straight-jacketed Arcane Asylum or while viewing the menacing circus performers in Unkel Koy's Klown Maze and the undead specters roaming the Ghoulish Graveyard. Tense nerves take a rest with more lighthearted activities including face painting, classic-horror-movie screenings, and Scary-oke singing that disguises terrified shrieks as showcases of falsetto vocal range.
In 1956, the owners of Cedar Hill Roller Rink stuck a sky-blue sign on the edge of Main Street. With only the word "Skating" displayed in retro block lettering, the sign called out to travelers, urging them to stop inside for classic four-wheeled entertainment. Today, the rink's hardwood surface provides smooth gliding after five decades upkeep, upbeat music, and upstanding gentlemen who know how to ask a gal to dance despite having untimely sweaty palms.