Cardinal Hills Golf Course caters to players of all ages and skill levels with three sets of tee boxes and a traditional layout strewn with manageable challenges. On the front nine, two ponds loom menacingly on holes 5 and 6, forcing wise club selection to avoid its murky depths or wise snorkel selection to search for ancient cartwrecks. Elsewhere on the course, eight bunkers impose their powers of intimidation and dense forests line the fairways, extending their boughs into many a flight path.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,338 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.2 from the back tees * Course slope of 125 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole.
Hot off the best turnaround season in recent memory, the Cardinals are poised to make another run at the NCAA Tournament. The team is ripe with returning stars, including three-point wizard Randy Davis and 2009–10 Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Jauwan Scaife, as well as talented newcomers. Together, they're poised to pick apart opponents such as Indiana State, Kent State, and Western Michigan inside the booming confines at Worthen Arena.
Escapades Family Fun Center offers a haven for familial delight where adults can kick back and release children ages 1–15 into the safe plastic jungles of kid-dom. A massive three-story play maze invites young mouse-interpreters to scurry through a series of twists and turns before exiting via slide. A sea of colorful orbs awaits in the ball pit, allowing future Olympians to perfect the plastic backstroke or float lazily as they sip invisible piña coladas. Toddlers will find miniaturized versions of both the maze and ball pit, designed for smaller-size thrill-seekers. While offspring frolic, adults can decompress in the Quiet Room and take advantage of free WiFi.
Golf is a constantly evolving sport, and Cattails Golf Club has brought together two distinct eras and styles of the game to showcase on its front and back nines. The William Diddel-designed front nine was established in 1924, and the club remained a nine-hole course for the next 82 years, a time that saw the invention of titanium drivers and the banning of performance-enhancing mashie niblicks. In 2006 Ron Kern designed the back nine, departing from the links-style layout of the front nine in order to incorporate the dense woods and multiple creek crossings natural to the site. Bluegrass covers the tee boxes and fairways on the front nine, and bentgrass blankets the front nine’s greens as well as the back nine from tee to green.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,641 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.5 from the back tees * Course slope of 132 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
White River Paintball boasts 12 different paintball fields that sprawl out across more than 100 acres of playing area. One paintball battle site is the 15,000-square-foot indoor arena that's populated with air-filled obstacles, such as tanks, humvees, and oil drums.
The outdoor arenas include the Airstrip, which contains a real Sikorsky helicopter that flew in Vietnam, and the urban-style Back Alley, with seven buildings to duck behind and cars littering the ground. The Jungle provides a more organic setting with its natural bunkers, towering trees, and uneven terrain. It's perfect for old-school games or testing out a homemade bush costume.
Both the arena and the 11 outdoor fields are open year-round, even in the winter.
When nightfall sends its foggy darkness creeping across Markleville, that's when the screams begin. These hair-raising howls have reverberated through the woods of the Trails of Terror for more than a decade?only sometimes, it's hard to tell whether they come from a human or from some bloodthirsty creature.
Those brave enough to explore the trail tiptoe through six acres of woods, where demons lurk in the shadows, searching for victims or the quarter they just dropped. The detailed scenes scattered across the property immerse thrill-seekers further in a real-life nightmare complete with pneumatic and animated props, which are supplied by some of the country's top prop creators. And unless they grab an unlimited-entry ticket, visitors won't know what to expect as the trail is completely changed every year.