Scurry County Museum offers a window into the county's past that's equally useful for locals and tourists. The permanent exhibit showcases a timeline of the county's development, highlighting everything from buffalo hunting to the oil boom. Rotating exhibits explore historical realities such as homemaking in the frontier days. Visitors can shop for unique gifts in the museum store, stocked with books, mugs, T-shirts, and other specialty items.
Prime Time Family Entertainment Center brings a chic, modern touch to the traditional bowling alley. Angular leather couches and sleek lighting set the scene for competition on the facility's smooth bowling lanes, which feature large screens that hover above and broadcast sports and entertainment for players. The lights drop and the pins become glowing targets during glow bowl, and a pool table invites bowlers to take a break with a game of nine-ball or stripes and solids between rounds. Prime Time is BYOB.
A day’s worth of revelry awaits patrons at the Putt-Putt Fun Center, with attractions designed to amuse fun-seekers of all ages. Settle family feuds on the 18-hole Putt-Putt golf course, which includes both mini scoring pencils and mini mulligans––if no one sees. After a rousing round of mini golf, bat-wielders can bludgeon sports spheres to their hearts' content in the Putt-Putt BatZone, where one token produces 20 pitches and 200 home runs earns "Eternal Glory" emblazoned across the onesie of the slugger's choice. Skee-ball all-stars can rack up a small fortune in winnings redeemable for prizes in the air-conditioned arcade.
Though Sol Events is headquartered on Costa del Sol Farm, the company's team of equestrians organizes and executes horse shows throughout the country so that stallions and their riders can sufficiently show off their jumping and dressage skills. Led by Ana Schravesande and daughter Adri Doyal, whose family history with horses goes back several generations, the steed savants at Sol Events also lead riding classes in which students bear down on grooming, riding, showing, and jumping to compete in trials or centaur-costume contests, if desired.
Three years after founding Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in 1997, Louise Hopkins Underwood’s operation finally found a permanent home in the city's vacated Fire Department Administration Building. These days, her vision for a thriving contemporary-arts community has grown into a four-block campus with nine buildings spread across 64,000 square feet. The LHUCA team repurposed those structures—warehouses and former municipal buildings among them—into arts spaces that include an exhibition hall and four galleries whose nearly 5,000 square feet display local, national, and international artists. The renovated Icehouse accommodates rehearsals and performances of dance, music, and performance art, and the 159-seat Firehouse Theatre's 5.1-surround-sound mix brings films to life more effectively than hiring Dr. Frankenstein as a projectionist. Along with showcasing the work of prominent figures, the center's teachers nurture up-and-coming artists with classes in disciplines such as oil painting, bagpiping, and creative writing.