Jetpack America seems like a name from the height of retro-futurism, when flying cars and moon hotels were just around the corner. Now, science has delivered a jet pack?and this one runs on of water?empowering the wearer to soar over the calm waters of lakes and bays while diving and rocketing about at will.
The flight instructors here first help participants learn the ropes with a bit of classroom time and a safety video. After that, potential pilots don a model jetpack for some hands-on training on dry land. Then it's time to dive on in, with instructors staying nearby on boats to provide guidance throughout each 15- to 50-minute flight session. Afterward, they award every flyer with a pilot certificate and a quick bit of advice on how to adjust to living in the future.
At Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, luxury meets asphalt: the facility's resort-style clubhouse and amenities coexist with three racing tracks encompassing 4 miles of roadway. Visit the club for its restaurant and lounge, pool and spa, racquetball court, climbing wall, and workout facilities. The adjacent racetracks boast more than 20 unique configurations, which factor into the lessons at three resident driving schools.
The instructors at the resort’s Ron Fellows Performance Driving School train students from behind the wheel of current-model Corvettes. Students learn to navigate a purpose-built road course in a safe, controlled environment. The club’s Radical Division services the club's fleet of Radical racecars—six-speed and up to 500-horsepower machines that visitors can climb into for ride-along sessions with instructors or test on their own. During driving classes, students and their families gain access to parts of the club normally open to members only.
KISS concerts notoriously rock fans with more than just music: through the years, the band's shows have featured pyrotechnics, dazzling light displays, and levitating drum kits. Golf, on the other hand, has carved out its place as a quiet, relaxing getaway. At KISS by Monster Mini Golf, these two very different worlds clash in a custom-designed, glow-in-the-dark adventure. The indoor experience presents 18 holes of rock 'n roll miniature golf, complete with music from a live DJ and luminous shades of purples and blues that beam around players like lasers at a KISS concert. Away from the course, the KISS-centric fun continues with arcade games, a KISS museum, and spacious rock 'n roll-themed event rooms for hosting parties and unraveling Gene Simmons' tongue when he visits.
Much of Terry Cavaretta’s childhood was spent soaring through the air. At the age of 5, she was declared one of the world’s youngest flying trapeze artists, and at 13 she executed a triple summersault in midair. As part of the all-teenage flying-trapeze act, The Flying Cavarettas, she toured the world and set records for her daring antics. Today, 50 years and more than 20,000 triple flips later, Terry extends her legacy by leading her expert instructors, who introduce students to flying through the air faster than a baby cheetah fed with only multi-grain cheerios. From the elevated platform, they strap guests into harnesses before sending them through soaring over a safety net.
Impact Archery's pro shop and indoor range has given archers the tools and space they need to perfect their aim since 1959. Whether customers are beginners or experts, the shop stocks virtually everything they'll need for a successful session, including compound bows and gear for 3D archery, target archery and bowhunting. The range lets visitors practice hunting or target shooting with open times and lessons, in which experts teach students on recurve, compound, or long bows in one of the 20-yard climate-controlled lanes. Once you've perfected your technique, sign up for a competition or test your skills against the in-house team, the Shop Shooters.
Mommy & Me West brings together local moms so they can socialize while their little ones play and interact with their peers, learning to share and make friends. The club coordinates daily activities such as arts and crafts and music sessions, as well as play groups, parties, and Mom’s Night Out events. These entertaining and educational experiences contribute to Mommy & Me West’s goal of facilitating child development from birth to kindergarten and fostering relationships between the community's parents. As a nonprofit organization, the group is run by volunteers and membership fees go toward funding events.