Single-seat Formula K go-karts sidle beside two-seaters on Kristof Entertainment Center's family-friendly driving track. After letting the wind tussle hair, friends and families compete on the 18-hole scenic miniature-golf course replete with challenging holes and flanked by waterfalls, fountains, and castles. In batting cages, baseballs and softballs hurl toward bat-wielders, and players send bowling balls careening toward pins across lanes during regular or cosmic bowling. Sports skills are further tested at seven billiards tables that leave ample opportunity for sinking in eight-balls, and the arcade's classic redemption games such as skee-ball facilitate fun and prizes. After exhausting all one's rounds of play, Kristof's Bar reenergizes visitors with Pepsi products and snacks while broadcasting sports on its many televisions.
Beneath the night sky's smattering of stars, Cascade Drive-In projects double features of the latest first-run films. Customers tune car radios to 88.5 FM or attach celebrity impersonators to their car windows to hear audio synchronized to the narratives unfurling onscreen. Throughout the evening, moviegoers can chow down on Cascade Drive-in's concessions or dump their own charcoal into the theater's onsite grill to simmer feasts for friends gathered in the picnic area.
Mindful Yoga’s trio of passionate yoga instructors guides students toward mind and body wellness during informative workshops and classes available all week. The studio’s class schedule boasts classes for all skill levels, including a fundamentals class, where inexperienced yogis ease into basic postures and breathing techniques as patient teachers help students reach each pose with proper alignment, body awareness, and perfect mantra-humming pitch. Body benders who have gone steady with their sticky mat for at least six months happily join the more challenging Yoga 2 class featuring aerobic Vinyasa flows that link physical postures together with mindful breathing exercises, and longer-held poses that provide muscles with deep, healing stretches. Mindful Yoga's workshops help yogis address specific ailments or interests, such as the Yoga for Fibromyalgia course designed to relieve sufferers’ symptoms with low-impact exercises and gentle stretches, or mind-melting meditation sessions that can relieve stress and soothe fussy spirit bears.
The Largest Municipal Recreation Facility in America. Fitness Center, 2 Ice Rinks, Fieldhouse, Mini-Water Park, 10 Lane 50 meter pool, Group Fitness, Personal Training, Kids Sports, Adult Sports, Pre-School, Before and After School Care. The Largest Facility, the Greatest Value.
The Little Gym of Gurnee, a branch of the nationwide network of Little Gyms, fosters educational wonderment, physical development, and self-confidence in children aged four months to 12 years old through engaging, interactive classes. Trained instructors lead the classes and impart motor skills, language development, and leadership skills through karate and dance classes, as well as brain boost activities—all with the goal of encouraging age-appropriate development in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.
Over the past quarter century, Serpent Safari's indoor zoo has amassed a collection of rare reptiles that have appeared in publications such as National Geographic. Animals of impressive age, unusual coloring (such as an albino alligator), and Guinness World Record-holding weight have all called the Safari their home. Originally founded as a reptile adoption and education center, the Safari now runs guided tours and birthday parties that usher children through the world of scaly, cold-blooded creatures known as bankers into the diverse realm of reptiles. Following the tours, patrons can partake in photo opportunities with giant snakes, or take home a friend from the pet store.
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