Located on a 100-acre island with surrounding forest in the Catawba River, Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour boasts ziplines up to 900 feet long cut a narrow path through the canopy, ferrying riders from treetop to treetop on tours that last up to 3.5 hours. Day and nighttime tours start atop a 70-foot tower that overlooks the 100-year-old oaks and dense foliage. Tours then descend on a series of up to nine separate ziplines, each connected to the other by nature trails suspension bridges.
Zuma Fun Center arouses revelry among guests of all ages with the indoor and outdoor attractions of its multitiered facility. Eighteen holes dot the rolling turf of a landscaped miniature golf course, go-karts hasten across the wide curves of a racing track, and bumper boats collide in a sizeable pool. To encourage hand-eye coordination and sharper Fred McGriff impersonations, batting cages sling softballs and baseballs at varying speeds, and the flashing neon lights of interactive and competitive arcade games entice gamers and confuse misplaced cavemen. The center accommodates smaller lads and lasses with miniature go-karts, along with plane, train, and dinosaur rides. Additionally, Zuma hosts group events, including school trips and birthday parties.
Space Kidets’ indoor facility fuses a bounce-house playground with a video-game arcade for a combination that pleases every kid who walks through the door. Inside the main room, numerous inflated houses, slides, bouncing pads, and obstacle courses host jump sessions free of bumps, scrapes, and dive-bombing pigeons. A short walk leads customers to the video arcade, where racing machines and carnival-style games sate kids’ thirst for electronic entertainment. Select attractions are token-free, including five video games, skee-ball, and more. Additionally, the center’s six-hole mini-golf, air-hockey, and basketball areas welcome those who have a craving for physical fun without the bounce.
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas. The facility includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. The Planet is home to a fitness center with aerobic & dance room, cardiovascular theater, free weights and resistance equipment. Ray's Splash Planet also contains party rooms available for re
Flashes of color appear between the mammoth limbs of giraffes and elephants. Shouts ring across emerald inclines and descents. Thriving with the constant, bustling life of a jungle, Adventure Landing fuels good-natured competition with a range of attractions. Putters work their way among the statues of jungle fauna that litter three distinct miniature-golf courses, sending colorful spheres careening through tunnels, sailing over bridges, and bouncing off impressed physicists. Electronic burbling drifts onto the courses from the arcade's 29 games, which stand alongside redemption machines promising lollipops, frisbees, dartboards, and stuffed animals. From there, guests chatter as they wander to seven batting cages, where baseballs and softballs sail toward the eager aluminum of bats at three different speeds to simulate the three pitchers in the major leagues. Between games, players feast on soft pretzels and a chorus of slurped Icees at the snack stand.
Whether golf finds you unsteady in your ill-fitting plus fours, or you're a seasoned veteran capable of nonchalant holes-in-zero, Ratcliffe's courses provide ability-appropriate challenges. The Charles T. Myers course is especially ideal for the inexperienced, but capable of providing challenges if you go in a mixed-level group. Sunset Hills offers a similarly nuanced but non-intimidating experience. Renaissance Park makes an especially verdant selection, featuring a professionally designed landscape stuffed to the brim with flora, expansive bentgrass greens, and rich clusters of foliage. With a rental cart shuttling you from hole to hole, you'll keep your legs fresh enough to compete in a youth soccer game after playing 18 holes.