Busts of Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, and Jack Buck line the Legends Walkway outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. But the museum spotlights more than just baseball history. Its inductees hail from the high school, collegiate, and professional ranks, including players and coaches from the Rams, Chiefs, Royals, and Blues. Highlights of the many exhibits and articles of sports memorabilia include the Budweiser NASCAR car, the wing dedicated to the Missouri Valley Conference, and the pole that Paul Bunyan used to vault over the St. Louis Arch.
Balance beams, trampolines, and uneven bars fill the space at Dynamics Gymnastics. That equipment, along with trained experts, provides the means for students to learn the art of gymnastics and cheerleading. Adults get their turn at the gym?s south location, which holds yoga, Zumba, and boot-camp classes. In addition to classes, the gym hosts birthday parties and watches kids during Parents Night Out events.
MoMak's, voted 19th best burger in Texas in 2009 by Texas Monthly magazine, quells carnivorous cravings with its bucket of mini burgers and other selections from its extensive menu. The Mo mushroom swiss burger nestles under a blanket of ranch, melty swiss cheese, and sautéed mushrooms ($6.99), and Mo's ground turkey burger, dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and creamy cranberry mayo dressing, delivers a taste of Thanksgiving in burger format ($6.49). Pay homage to the eponymous earl with the philly steak sub ($8.99), or buffalo chicken kaiser sandwich ($7.99), or douse hunger fires with bucketfuls of fries and onion rings ($3.99–$8.99).
Deer Lake Golf Course emerges out of verdant greenery and idyllic meadows to test golfers of all skill levels with its challenging topography. Players whack their way through more than 6,800 yards of lush fairways, overcoming an arsenal of obstacles that include sand traps, long shots, water hazards, and Pete Sampras's tennis racket. Before hitting the links, hone putting and driving skills at the nearby practice facilities, or receive direct guidance that can improve an amateur swing from a course professional. The clubhouse's grill appeases competitive appetites with drinks and sandwiches, fuel for participating in Deer Lake's schedule of golf tournaments.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Performance Designs
Pro Tip: Being dependent on the weather sometimes we have to be flexible with the schedule.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Solo Static-Line Jump (IAD)
Recommended Age Group: Adults
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
There is a four hour ground school training session followed by the solo jump on the same day. The training is a mix of in classroom power point and hands on learning. In the training, we explain everything the jumpers need to know in order to do a solo skydive. For the hands on learning, we have a training harness for jumpers to practice on. We basically go through the whole skydive on the ground before the actual jump.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
There is the excitement and thrill of skydiving. It's also a very interesting group of friends.
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
There is a restaurant on premise open on Saturdays. First time jumpers and others observers that come out to watch always enjoy watching our regular jumpers float down. It's very pretty to see canopies in the air floating to the ground.