The Cyclones spun into the American Basketball Association during the 2011–12 season and wasted no time claiming the league's South Central Division title. As one of the fastest-growing cities in Arkansas, Conway presented an ideal stage for the upstart team to plant its roots and even offered enough space to build the world's biggest trophy case someday. Settling in to their new home, the Cyclones have successfully lured talented players from a variety of regions to join the organization's mission, which goes beyond entertaining fans with high-flying hoops action. Cyclones players consistently give back to the community through back-to-school drives, youth programs, and other charitable efforts.
The Arkansas State Parks fete vibrant visitors and loping locals alike with a dizzying array of landscapes, natural and cultural resources, and myriad learning opportunities at parks scattered throughout the state. Familial units with children 18 and under can flex their pass muscles multiple times throughout the year at a wide range of museums, gleaning valuable state knowledge while conversing with park guides or well-read white-tailed deer.
Rave Motion Pictures screens the summer blockbusters in 20 auditoriums outfitted with stadium seating. The theaters' digital projectors allow projectionists to easily play such gripping tales as Scream 4, a documentary about Sidney Prescott's return to Woodsboro, where Ghostface threatens the townspeople's safety (movies playing subject to change). Stretch out while watching as rows are spaced 48 inches apart from one another, one for each of the states recognized by most public-school systems. Check showtimes online for all the movies screening throughout the summer.
When the Little Rock Zoo opened its gates in 1926, it contained fewer animals than many people's homes. At the time, its inhabitants were, in total, a circus-trained brown bear and an abandoned timber wolf. From its formative days, the Little Rock Zoo has expanded dramatically, now home to more than 700 animals from more than 200 unique species. Visitors can witness lions, tigers, and jaguars up close; interact with exotic birds; and carefully navigate spider monkeys' webs. In addition to conserving wildlife, the zoo also preserves a unique antique carousel, one of only four in the world to feature an undulating wooden track rather than conventional moving poles.
Specializing in birthday-party packages, Thrills on Wheels Skate Center & Arcade hosts a skating rink and an arcade in a 21,000-square-foot facility outfitted with vivid green accents and purple carpet. Slip into a pair of rental skates and settle in for an afternoon of leisurely skating with friends or a competitive disco-style skate-off with a longtime nemesis. In between high-stakes barrel rolls, skaters can give jealous hands a workout on classic arcade games (not included with this Groupon) or refuel with homemade pizza and bubbly soft drinks at the concession stand.
Adjoining Prevail Fitness's cardio cave is an onsite day spa, where licensed massage therapists and aestheticians revive bodies with spa services that improve both the appearance and the mood. A 60-minute massage calms muscles worked up from bench-pressing weights and folding towels into swans. An express facial then cleanses skin of the sweat accumulated during epic aerobics adventures.