Countless trees fly by under your feet as you soar hundreds of feet above the ground. Suddenly, the forest floor below opens up into a gorge. At Red River Gorge Zipline, riders witness this incredible sight on regular canopy tours set amid the picturesque wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The system's ziplines span more than 4,000 feet above the forest canopy, with the longest reaching about 1,900 feet in length. At the end of the tour, dual racing ziplines send riders charging down from more than 200 feet above the ground, and reaching speeds exceeding 50 mph. All of Red River Gorge Zipline's guests are strapped into harnesses for the duration of their tours, while helmet cams document their adventure.
With hundreds of pairs of flip-flops and sandals from top brands such as Cobian, Reef, Sanuk, and OluKai, Flip Flop Shops adorns pavement pounders with stylish footgear of the utmost comfort. Let little piggies breathe in the open air with a pair of Reef sandals ($35) or Flojos ($25). Flip Flop Shops carries a wide range of sizes and a variety of designs and colors, accommodating men, women, girls, boys, and awkward teenage leprechauns with lumbering feet. For cooler days and bashful toes, customers can also browse a selection of closed-toe shoes, such as lightweight Sanuks ($52).
Even if you arrive at Bead It! without an artistic vision, you won’t leave empty-handed. Around the shop, which holds crafting treasures that range from seed beads to semiprecious stones, staff members are stationed to help you select materials and fine-tune jewelry designs. For more in-depth aid, head to one of the varied classes and learn how to stamp metal, sculpt tulip origami earrings from precious-metal clay, or wind decorative wire around a fused-glass pendant. Of course, customers are welcome to forgo any outside input and select their own jewelry components—pewter charms, gold or sterling-silver chains, and Swarovski pearls make it difficult to fail.
Gifts shouldn’t be ordinary because the people they are intended for aren’t! Venture out to downtown Castle Rock where you’ll find a little shoppe nestled in the rock’s shadow that brings extraordinary to life. Enchanted Gifts is where extraordinary gifts are found.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100–$200), personalized jerseys glisten (most for less than $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24" x 36" pieces are less than $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
You don't have to be a professional painter to make beautiful art. At Arts on Fire, customers purchase their pottery and transform it into a one-of-a-kind decoration or tool using the studio's colorful, non-toxic paint. Ceramic figures include piggy banks, fanciful creatures, doll-like figurines, and wall decorations such as mirrors and picture frames. They also offer the chance to create fused-glass mosaics and canvas paintings of yourself as a minotaur.