Patrons of all ages embark on hours of outdoor adventure on winding go-kart tracks and imaginative mini-golf courses at Fun Zone Amusement & Sports Park. Wristband-wearing folk hop behind the wheel of a go-kart and whip around three speed-inducing raceways. The short, oval-shaped Kiddy Karts track is designed for racers under 4 feet tall with at least three years of life experience, and licensed drivers can chauffeur younger passengers around full-size tracks, hugging sharp turns and kissing bugs that whiz by on the Road Course and Figure 8.
To tell the heroic tale of the Mighty Eighth Air Force requires more than a simple history book or channel can handle. At the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, displays of tangible, lovingly preserved relics preserve the harrowing and inspiring stories of the Eighth Air Force's greatest achievements, paying respect to those who risked, and often lost, their lives. The exhibits narrate how the Mighty Eighth earned its nickname as the all-time largest air armada for its role in World War II, and a combat gallery of scale models and authentic flying machines, including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that's now being painstakingly restored, allows visitors to nab up-close views of the planes that made it all happen. Other exhibits detail how the men and women of the Eighth helped repel the Nazi menace, while the memorial gardens and Chapel of the Fallen Eagles salute all of those in the armed forces from WWII through today.
Tended to by a caring staff, the fully matted, 12'x12' stalls at Cypress Grove Stables host clients' contented steeds and the stables' own herd of well-trained equines. Professional instructors lead private and group riding lessons for students of all ages and experience levels, exposing neophyte riders to saddle-top basics on the 97-acre facility and preparing more advanced rein-wranglers for AA-rated shows. After exercising their four legs during a lesson or onsite training session, all steeds return to the stables for a meal of premium feed and orchard alfalfa hay complimented by fresh H2O and on-demand appletinis with carrot garnish from an automatic watering system.