White River Canoe Company provides outdoor entertainment for river people in the form of canoes, kayaks, and river tubes. Unlike the baby-doll clients and child CEOs of imaginary boat companies, this water-tight canoe company's customers do not need inflatable limbs to enjoy a canoe or kayak trip on the serene White River. Today’s deal is good for the popular Rusty Oar adventure, a two- to three-hour excursion that launches off at the Rusty Oar drop-in. Starting at the company’s main River Road facility, paddlers will be transported via passenger van to the drop-in point (about a 10–15 minute trip), schooled in safe river navigation, and equipped with all the necessary paddling gear. Then, selecting either a kayak ($34 plus tax) or a canoe ($42 plus tax), boaters shove off melodramatically to paddle and float down the watery way that will return them once again to River Road, where parked cars and bejeweled trolls await their owners on gravelly lots.
The inner fire of a karate master. The quick-twitch reflexes of a professional basketball player. The stoic precision of a professional golfer. For most people, locating the sources of these feats of athletic prowess might require years of grueling searches or weeks of intense vision questing. Fortunately for residents of Central Indiana, the entrepreneurs behind Hamilton County Sports Complex had the presence of mind to gather all of these masters and more in a single easy-to-access location.
Within the gargantuan training halls of their self-professed "sports mall", independent tenent ranging from a Divine Therapeutic Massage and A Plus Gymnastics to Adamson's Karate Studio and Golf365 keep bodies active and healthy. Beef up your slugging potential in The Batter's Box's softball and baseball cages, or get hearts pumping with Kiwi Fitness's intense cardio workouts aided by kettlebells, step towers, and resistance bands.
The piercing timbre of a well-struck drive and the satisfying rattle of a putt that found its hole grace golfers? ears year-round at Golf 365, an indoor facility that fosters on-course excellence. PGA Tour credentialed instructor Sam Foley promotes straight-hitting swings in lessons that utilize the facility?s technological refinements, including V1 video swing analysis, golf simulator practice modes, and holographic Phil Mickelsons. The spacious center facilitates independent practice on its 2,000 square-foot putting green and within hitting bays with automated tee-up technology.
Chronic clubbers can enjoy an immersive golf experience with a round in a PGA Golf simulator, where vast screens conjure up the character of nearly 50 PGA Tour courses, letting players drive over the windswept mounds of the Old Course at St. Andrews or the seaside vistas at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. A twosome can play 18 holes in about two hours, leaving plenty of time to address other practice needs or start training their toddlers to read putts for them.
Science-fiction fans are eternally disappointed that society hasn't yet developed the technology that would allow them to strap on a jetpack and rocket to their destination. Though Indy Flight Academy & Watersports can't supply you with a futuristic vehicle for the daily commute, it does give extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to blast off with its Flyboard water-powered jet packs. They've taught 800 students to fly successfully, from ages seven to 65.
The Flyboard?a water board with a pair of boots attached to it?is attached to long hose, which is in turn hooked up to the water jet exhaust of a jet ski. When the jet ski's driver hits the gas, the Flyboard and rider shoot up into the air atop high-powered streams of water. Riders of all ages can then fly around above the water or mimic a dolphin diving in and out.
In the twisting hallways and shadowy rooms where workers once nailed together coffins, evil lurks. Every weekend in October, the 30,000 square feet of Fear Factory play host to a range of hair-raising, horrifying scenes?from groups of unhinged clowns to medical experiments gone terribly awry. The maze of horrors accosts all of the senses, with strobes and black lights that let evil beings hide in the shadows and loud music that masks the sound of ever-approaching footsteps. After exiting the maze, the frights continue with grisly arcade games and fright-night concerts. For those looking for a more PG scaring, Fear Factory hosts lights-on tours that tone down the creep-factor, much like a spider wearing a baseball cap that says "Nice Legs."
At Jump N Play Noblesville, parents who grow bored of the free WiFi aren't barred from entering the bounce house. The indoor playground welcomes jumpers of every age, including toddlers and their fee-paying chaperones, to leap and climb freely on a collection of inflatables. When they aren't honing their acrobatics, kids can try to win tickets from classic arcade games such as skee-ball or divvy up made-to-order pizzas. The staff also hosts parties, during which groups can rent out a private room or the entire venue.