Though watching a movie in a cinema has its charms, watching the same movie against a backdrop of trees and mountains ignites all the senses. This is what Epic Events aims to do through its outdoor productions and inflatable movie screen rentals. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, the event company sets up sprawling screens in parks, on college campuses, and atop roofs. From there, moviegoers can take in classic and modern films as they stretch out beneath the stars and whisper their favorite lines to cinema-loving squirrels.
Kyle Brock doesn't just want to send you on an adventure; he wants to spoil you in the process. Owner of Wiley E. Waters, Brock has overseen whitewater trips across Idaho, Montana, and Washington for more than two decades. Safely guiding groups down the Spokane and Clark Fork Rivers, Brock and his gang of instructors steer rafts of aquatic adventurers aged 5 and older through rushing white rapids and across placid waters during half- and full-day trips. They also offer team-building trips, helping groups work together, develop communication skills, and avoid doing trust falls in a classroom.
At Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop—an NRA affiliate range—certified instructors teach firearm courses focused on safety and defense. In the introductory handgun safety and marksmanship course, instructors cover essential aspects of shooting such as stance, grip, and aim. Other options include women's self-defense and two levels of handgun education. After imparting these skills, the instructors turn their three eyes toward the range, where 22 individual shooting positions let guests practice with nearly all handgun calibers. Away from the practice area, the gun shop sells handguns, rifles, and accessories.
With six aquatic centers scattered across town, Spokane Parks and Recreation champions summertime fun with well-equipped hydro-havens. With an adult (18 years old or older) or youth (3–17 years old) pass, swimmers can take advantage of unlimited recreational pool access. Most of the aquatic centers boast zero-depth entry for toddlers to safely wet their feet, as well as waterslides, separate lap pools, and the entire cast from Law and Order: Pacific Ocean Unit as lifeguards. Accompanying the maritime merriment, each facility also includes a large deck for lounging outside of the pool as well as adjacent parks and shaded areas for hiding from falling sunbeams.
Virtual Golf Spokane is an indoor, climate-controlled golf facility that houses three separate stations equipped with TruGolf E6 Golf simulators and crisp, 10’ x 14’ screens. Each simulator displays HD recreations of more than 50 courses—including legendary loops such as Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Torrey Pines, and Bethpage Black—that challenge players with unique, everchanging conditions. To help players truly polish their game, the simulators also take precise measurements and report back the essential ball flight data such as distance, speed, and gopher envy.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.