Inside the water vessel of choice, you'll paddle down the beautiful, clean Blue River and take in an eyeful of wooded hills, limestone bluffs, and friendly forest critters for approximately two to four hours of natural wonderment. The river is a Class 1 stream, so it provides wetventures for beginners, families, and groups. Cave County Canoes is equipped and experienced in providing unparalleled water excursions. Channel your inner water-Lance Armstrong as you fearlessly paddle past a bevy of possible animals including otters, blue herons, and hellbenders, the continent's largest salamander, in your boat built for one or two.
Discovered in 1883, Marengo Cave, a U.S. National Natural Landmark, is located roughly an hour from Louisville and is open 363 days a year. Showcasing eye-catching speleothems (cave deposits), visitors can browse a wide variety of soda straws, stalactites, flowstones, and draperies. The combo tour melds together a 70-minute Dripstone Trail Tour that’s one mile in length, as well as a 40-minute Crystal Palace Tour that guides groups past eye-catching flowstone deposits. Embark on an exciting mini-journey into the earth’s depths without ending up at its core.
Before becoming one of Indiana's regional yoga champions and the third-ranked woman at the national yoga competition in New York, yogi and studio owner Ayanna Brown was out of shape and suffered from chronic asthma. One would never guess this after watching her elegantly execute Bikram Choudhury's 26 postures, but she didn't begin practicing yoga until a broken leg left her looking for a rehabilitation regimen that involved no pogo sticks. Though the extreme heat took its toll on her body and lungs during the first class, she kept at it, and has practiced six days a week ever since. Today, asthma free and leg in tact, she shares her passion for the heated yoga style with students of all experience and fitness levels in her own Southern Indiana studio.
Composed of seven par 3s and two par 4s each no longer than 265 yards, the nine holes of Cherry Valley Golf Course present both the beginning and seasoned golfer with low-stress opportunities for improvement. Players zip around the 1,584-yard stretch aboard 2006-model Club Car Precedent golf carts—a far cry from the options available when the course was built in 1932 and players had to rely on zeppelins for transport. Gerald Mason has served as the head professional since he bought the course in 2001, helping players overcome game hurdles through one-on-one lessons.
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Sportsdrome Speedway provides a four-act theatrical event of motorized drama. Transmission junkies will be able to revel in the spectacular sights and octane-based smells of multiple races, as each night features the Dromer Oval, the Dromer Figure 8, the Oval Xtreme, and the Xtreme Winged Figure 8 series. Suspend all cognitive thought as cars inevitably plow into each other during the speedway's figure-8 racing on its X-shaped track. Afterward, fans can try to get their favorite driver to autograph a racing hat or original copy of the Magna Carta.
PsychoMania Theater of Terror invites supplicants to the abandoned Translux theater to witness the unrest of the spirits disturbed by its construction atop the remains of a cemetery. Guests convene in a lobby that bears the tattered remnants of a classic movie house before entering the theater to view a chronicling of the building’s darkened past, including the horrifying opening weekend of Gigli. A journey through 12,000 square feet of the macabre commences, stocked with multitudinous horrors and hosted by the undead who reside there. For an additional $5, those battling a fear of enclosed spaces may face their fears head on with a one-way trip to the cemetery via the Buried Alive casket ride, where they can experience a thrill spookier than hiding in Stephen King's crawlspace.
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