The ping of golf clubs and baseball bats rings out across the grounds and rises above the thrumming engines and squealing tires of go-karts at Golfland USA. Part training ground, part recreational respite, Golfland invites golfers to hone their game at a driving range or enjoy more laid-back par-hunting at a mini-golf course. Guests can also perfect a different kind of swing at the batting cages, which sling baseballs at three different speeds and offer two slow-pitch softball machines. The fun center also encompasses a quarter-mile go-kart track where drivers speed down straightaways and drift around tight turns. In addition, Golfland also offers a weekend bouncy house, a giant slide, and bungee trampolines for guests to enjoy.
Outside Owensboro, Kentucky sits 48 acres of pasture. This is where Ramey Riding Stables gives guests the incomparable experience of horseback riding. The experts offer riding lessons and guided trail rides, as well as birthday parties for young horse lovers and centaurs seeking to return to their roots. There's also an equestrian school where horse owners can learn proper riding techniques during an overnight camp.
Held in Rivermont Park in downtown Owensboro, the Legendary Live Music Fest will showcase a symphonic assemblage of seven country stars in an all-day, outdoor extravaganza. Appease insurgent eardrums with a live set from household names such as Montgomery Gentry, LoCash Cowboys, and Jason Michael Carroll, or scope out lesser-known talents including Owensboro's own Jaclyn Graves. The open air of Owensboro will also be bathed in the dulcet croonings of Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, and Brett Eldredge, ensuring that the show features the seven-act minimum anatomically proven to literally melt faces.
Boasting 24 fully equipped lanes, Bowlodrome celebrates its 60th year of uniting friends, families, and amiable strangers in a shared passion for hurling dense plastic orbs into precisely configured wooden obelisks. With two hours of alley time (up to a $20/hour value), up to four sphere-slingers have ample opportunity to rehearse artful approaches, hone fluid follow-throughs, and master delivering the ball down the lane in fewer than six bounces. Because nimble footwork accounts for 87% of proper pin-pummeling technique, Bowlodrome outfits patrons in chic shoes (a $2.50 value/pair) expertly cobbled by retired professional bowlers.
Ranked second on the Kentucky edition of Golf Digest's Best in State list, the golf course at The Falls Resort & Golf Club makes use of the 2,500-acre resort's size with a verdant layout of varied terrain and historic flavor. Architect Jody Kinney encapsulates the bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens with rough of pure Kentucky bluegrass, yielding a layout that incorporates elements of wooded parkland, open links-style design, and galleries of chirpy avian. The course ranges from 4,200 yards from the front tees up to 6,900 from the back, and players of all skills must negotiate with the land's lakes and rivers. Between shots, idle players can wonder at the simple beauty of flowers populating the landscaped areas between holes or prepare their putters for a jousting duel in case of a tie.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole course * 6,900 yards from back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * Designed by Jody Kinney
There's plenty to choose from on El Tucan's menu, but guests might do well to begin with one of the restaurant's favorites. The chile verde layers green tomatillo sauce over pork strips and rice, and the chuletas tops a grilled pork chop with spices, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. The r?est of the menu features traditional Mexican favorites, from quesadillas and fajitas to burritos and chimichangas. Other entrees include the pollo special, a grilled chicken breast surrounded by six grilled shrimp, avocado slices, pico de gallo, and sour cream, as well as a 12-ounce steak ranchero with spicy sauce and a knife to cut it with, because fingers aren't that sharp.