For the past 150 years, college baseball players have been wowing fans with their athletic exploits. But not until 2009, when the nonprofit College Baseball Hall of Fame was founded, was there an entity to honor those achievements officially. Although its physical space hasn’t yet been built, the College Baseball Hall of Fame has already begun to celebrate the sport’s rich history. The institution expands awareness of college baseball through events such as a star-studded awards ceremony, in which they inaugurate the last season’s standouts into their elite ranks. As their fundraising goal nears completion, the Hall of Fame has planned its future museum, which will commemorate historical players and games and feature landmark memorabilia, such as the first baseball cap ever worn backwards.
The family-owned Jump N Jungle entertains kids at its 10,500-square-foot Jump N Jungle. Along with a selection of slides, the climate-controlled play area enthralls youngsters with climbing structures, an inflatable shaped like a playful tiger lying on its back, and a bounce castle where kids learn to leap and play the lute simultaneously. In the summer, Jump N Jungle also hosts Summer camps where attendees play games, enjoy bounce time, and work on crafts and coloring projects.
Pecos Flavors Winery opened fairly recently—in 2004, originally just as a Roswell-based tasting room—but it brims with New Mexico history. The facility's current tasting room, for instance, takes on the identity of a southern New Mexico ranch. Its bar is a century old, plucked from Hondo Valley. Nearby, a statue of Billy the Kid keeps watch, staring grudgingly at anyone who spills their glass.
Befitting its state pride, Pecos has an extensive selection of New Mexican wines. More than 80 different blends of regional wine populate the Pecos collection, including the winery's own varietals grown at a pair of Chaves County vineyards. Pecos offers a number of other New Mexico products, too, such as coffee, sauces, and chocolates, as well as beers gathered from in-state breweries.
Dave's Need 4 Speed revs entertainment engines with a trio of attractions that send adrenaline juices coursing through thrill seekers of all ages. Laser-tag combatants equipped with light-blasting carbines sprint, crawl, and conga dance through a pirate-ship-themed battleground where glowing barrels and wooden bridges conceal camouflaged warriors and deflect misfires back into the darkness. The illuminated fairways of a cosmic mini-golf course unfurl amid radiating urban backdrops, challenging putters to sink holes in one beneath the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and other American landmarks. Guests who share Dave's disdain for sluggish steering can hop into a go-kart and whip around one of the center's age-appropriate tracks, which foster high-speed excitement with a fresh slathering of melted butter prior to each race.
There are high-definition screens everywhere you look inside Nick's Sports Grill and Lounge. In addition to the 24 televisions that broadcast sporting events and knock-down-drag-out congressional hearings, a large projection screen hangs over a wooden bar where bartenders pour draft beers and more than a dozen wines. Behind the scenes, cooks whip up homemade chili and grill specialty burgers, such as the breakfast burger: a juicy patty capped in fried egg, bacon, and american cheese. For shareable meals, they also bake barbecue pizzas topped with chopped steaks and red onions.
United Cheer's coaches train aspiring cheerleaders aged 3 and older, teaching skills from basic forward rolls to more advanced back handsprings and standing tumbling. Along the way, they follow a "perfection before progression" approach, ensuring safety by requiring students to perfect basics before moving on to higher-level moves.