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The play-calling chefs at Sports Page by Adrenaline devise a full-court press against hunger with a menu of American classics. The Gladiator Supreme pizza proves its might with pepperoni, sausage, beef, canadian bacon, mushrooms, green peppers, and olives. The ham-and-cheese calzone folds swiss, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses with ham slices to create a handheld treat perfect for enjoying at a table or tossing like a frisbee into one lucky stranger’s mouth. Chefs also grill up juicy burgers, including the colossal Metropolitan burger with its two half-pound beef patties stuffed with cheese and then topped with more cheese.

900 North Splitrock Boulevard
Brandon,
SD
US

Sioux Falls Flight School’s FAA-certified instructors oversee aspiring pilots as they learn to navigate celestial spheres. During lessons, they teach students how to take the reins of a Cessna Skyhawk, using the Garmin G1000 cockpit as a guide through the sky. The flight time they offer can be used toward earning a commercial or private piloting license, or simply allows pupils to bear down on the basics of flying, a practice that has confounded ostriches for centuries.

701 West National Guard Drive
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Brandon Golf Course incorporates the naturally curved path of the Big Sioux River along tree-lined fairways and tight, water-laden lies. Players must factor the river and three large lakes into their shot selections on 11 of 18 holes as they drive, chip, and golf-cart joust their way through the course.

Elevated by a ridge above the surrounding terrain, the clubhouse and its sprawling back patio offer sweeping glimpses of the course as it rolls out toward the horizon, a perfect spot to enjoy to pre-round breakfast, post-round drinks, or mid-round arguments about the earth?s flatness at the Fairway View Lounge.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,332 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 110 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

2100 Aspen Blvd.
Brandon,
South Dakota
US

Rocky Run Golf Course takes its name from Rocky Run Creek, the intersecting waterway that enters play on 14 of 18 holes?and more than once on several of the tracks. Golfers become well acquainted with the creek's trickery by time they reach the signature 16th hole, but even then they may fall prey to its deceptive path. The creek intersects play four times on the long par 5?once just below the tee box, twice in the fairway, and once just before the elevated green?making the safest play to skip across a series of lily pads. Golf balls won't be free of the drink until finding the hole on the 18th, allowing golfers to enjoy their own drink at Norby's Bar and Grille and finally coming to grips with flashbacks triggered by running bathwater.

Course at a Glance

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,424 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.8 from the back tees
  • Slope rating of 122 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole
  • See the scorecard
PO Box 187
Dell Rapids,
SD
US

Armed with state-of-the-art lasers, players dodge enemy beams in a 5,000-square-foot arena awash in neon and black lights. During open-play sessions held Friday–Sunday, up to 20 participants weave their way through the obstacle-laden space on a variety of missions. The lasers also function outside, enabling Galaxy Gaming to frequently host outdoor missions in yards with enough obstacles.

Competition continues in the gaming lounge, where more than 200 computer and console games run on more than 60 PC, PlayStation3, and Xbox 360 stations. Gamers can play friends or other patrons with all-day passes or during Friday and Saturday all-night sessions, which last from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. or whenever Mario throws out his back. Galaxy Gaming's resident techies also rid computers of viruses, build custom PCs, and create personalized gaming rigs.

5023 S Louise Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

301 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US