National Tiger Sanctuary was established in 2000 to create a safe haven for animals and to teach visitors about the environment. The educational facilities explore the conditions that are affecting the planet?s ecosystems, and a group of resident tigers and lions demonstrate the potential beauty of the earth. The Sanctuary houses both big cats, including a mountain lion and a black Asian leopard, and domestic cats and dogs, which often come through homelessness or abandonment. While living at the sanctuary, tigers eat only food approved for human consumption, each portion weighed to the health needs of each animal. Staff members get to know every cat in their care to discover their particular likes and dislikes, and to learn about their personalities. To reduce stress, humans never go into the animal area and never lock the cats in at night.
Year-round, the Ozark Yacht Club provides visitors with a gateway to the 40,000-acre Lake of the Ozarks, a place to store and rent boats in premium wet slips or on-land, and prime spots for hanging out?like the lakeside caf? and sandy swimming beach, to name just two. Mariners with their own watercraft can launch boats up to 60 feet long, while boatless sailors can browse through the extensive fleet of sailboats and powerboats available for rental, sale, and privateering excursions. There's also a clubhouse with a large room that can accommodate up to 150 guests during private events and celebrations.
Equipped with likenesses of military-issue firearms, masked marksmen maneuver throughout a 16,000-square-foot warehouse, pelting each other with plastic BBs as they strafe down halls and overtake rooms. This is the home base of So Go Airsoft, where team members welcome combatants of all skill levels into 20- to 25-minute games that range from classics, such as Capture the Flag, to scenario matches, such as VIP Escort, Hostage Rescue, and Car-Key Find. The facility also organizes at least one scenario event each month, which is designed for beginners, but challenging enough for experienced players as well, plus a twice-monthly airsoft pistol and shotgun night. So Go Airsoft also engages large groups by opening its spacious arena to private parties.