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.
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 plush upholstered armchairs for mid-game lounging and a solid wood bar for post-game swallowing, Far West Billiards offers a casual respite from uncomfortable gaming halls. Saddle up to one of six well-maintained Brunswick Gold Crown IV Tables, or hang back and bank on a burger with a choice of toppings, including chipotle sauce, bacon, and avocado. While mourning the loss of long-forgotten geometry lessons, sip on some wine, draft and bottled beers, or a classic cocktail made with real fruit and premium liquors. A solid game of pocket-plumping can be had at $7 per hour on Mondays through Saturdays from 3 p.m.–6 p.m., and all day on Sunday; evening pool sharks can attack for $10 per hour.
Celebrating their 65th season, the well-received Spokane Children's Theatre transports audiences of all ages to new heights of delight through the transformative power of live theater. Their rendering of Hansel & Gretel by I.E. Clark, which plays the spacious Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, is set to display fantastical features including a singing cuckoo clock, a story-telling robin and crumb-hating wicked witch. Their new adaptation of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, which plays at the Masonic Center, was penned by local author Ken Pickering with songs scored by John Dawson. Shows shun the stuffy silence of library puppet shows in favor of lively audience participation, encouraging enthusiastic attendees to vocally scale the fourth wall and aid the occasionally confused characters.
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.
Oceanic blue and turquoise walls and vintage surfboards evoke a beachy feel inside Montego Bay Tanning Co. The airy salon houses private rooms with Wolff, SunStar, StarPower, and Ultra Bronze beds that work to tan clients without the fuss of spending all day outside under the sweltering sun. Montego Bay also houses a standup booth and even a leg tanner. For folks that prefer a UV-free glow, spray tans offer a natural look without any streaks or crop circles left on the body.