Iris equips its students with the power to read quickly and effectively, reducing molasses-slow reading habits to rubble and replacing them with a laserlike ability to consume and comprehend literature. With a five-hour class, students will learn drills to drum up the speed of their reading, creative note-taking tips, and how to better retain knowledge gathered during reading. Different mediums of information conveyance will also be covered, such as technical materials, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Past students have reported reading up to five times faster as a result of Iris's instruction, leaving more time for hobbies such as carpet weaving or ship-in-a-bottle smashing.
As one of the only mini-golf courses in Jackson County, Parnell Creek RV Park invites putter-wielding patrons to traverse 18 holes of slick, tricky, obstacle-laden greens. Expertly guided dimpled orbs weave in and out of the course’s various impeding miscreants, which include train tracks, a wishing well, stoplights, and nearsighted Easter egg hunters. The course is well maintained and suited for birdie-gatherers of all ages, abilities, and 40-yard-dash times. Free rounds will be granted to the lowest scorer of the foursome and any sage green-readers who convert a hole in one on the harrowing 18th hole.
Heritage Golf continues the tradition of the Scots with a par 71 scenic course nestled between stately mountains in Blount County. Invite a friend or friend-sized golf club on an 18-hole excursion aboard a friendly golf cart to tackle the course's flat terrain and 113-slope rating. Open fairways offer views of the North Alabama countryside while multiple natural creeks interact with play and occasionally produce mermen willing to caddie in return for a single lock of human hair. Golfers of any skill level can find a challenge putting on bentgrass greens and driving over Bermuda fairways before retiring to the full-service grill, where hot and cold comestibles are available for purchase. Denim is asked to remain on the ranch, but collared shirts are welcome, provided pants accompany them.
The animal lovers behind Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain founded the preserve and environmental education center to both rescue predatory animals that had been discarded when they were no longer wanted, as well as to educate the public about these creatures. As a last-stop preserve, the nonprofit exotic animal park keeps all the animals it takes in for the rest of the animals' lives. The education center also focuses on teaching the public about its more than 175 animals, particularly its apex predators?big cats, bears, and wolves.
Visitors here can learn about the animals' habitats and behaviors on their own during a self-guided walkabout. These take about an hour and lead tennis-shoe-clad visitors through the slightly wild trails at Untamed Mountain. Guests can also opt for a guided tour, and all guests will have a chance to interact with the animals at the children's animal contact yard. This features everything from goats and pigs to birds of prey and reptiles.
Once inside the carnivore preserve, guests can safely get close to (but not touch) the tigers, lions, bears, leopards, wolves, and other predators. Because it is a working preserve, visitors can view the keepers feeding and interacting with the animals.
Cuisine Type: Alabama farmed wines: European or sweet
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Wine
Alcohol: Wine Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes