Longing for a realistic playland where airsoft players could get lost in their imagination and the game?s intricate military strategy, SS Airsoft owners Steve and Patti designed their own fully equipped, one-stop airsoft facility. Disabled army jeeps, stacks of old tires, and wooden crates populate the 24,000-square-foot indoor battlefield, giving players plenty of ground and obstacles to navigate. Also scattered throughout the arena is an army-green operations tent where players prep and plan, a briefing room, and an armory stocked with all the latest airsoft guns and equipment.
Completing the experience, staffers can alter the arena's environment, covering the field of play in various degrees of ominous fog and changing the lighting conditions, as well as rearranging the playing field's buildings and obstacles on a regular basis. Large groups can book the party room, which resembles an old bomb shelter and has prime views of the battlefield, and players can stock up at an onsite retail shop stocked with all the necessary guns, ammo, tactical gear, and motivation-providing drill sergeants.
The sound of fans cheering the Atlanta Braves or the neon lights beaming from the nearby laser-tag course signals to guests entering Stars and Strikes' 55,000-square-foot facility that they are far from their neighborhood's bowling alley. At state-of-the-art bowling lanes, guests enjoy food and bar service while watching sporting events on large TVs. An adjacent room crisscrossed with a thicket of neon-green lasers joins a bumper-car arena where players raucously prepare for their workday commute. Complimenting the myriad activities and arcade with more than 100 games is a restaurant and bar boasting gourmet pub fare such as blackened-tilapia salads, popcorn-shrimp wraps, and green-bean fritters.
The professional instructors of Flowered Rock Farm introduce visitors to equestrianism through Western-style riding lessons, trail rides, and themed camps. On a picturesque farm with six riding areas adjacent to the Chattahoochee National Forest, the team hosts riding lessons, where kids' learn while collecting achievement stickers that recognize mastery of more than 60 equine-related skills. Instructors also lead trail rides that wind through natural Georgia habitats, where riders can catch a glimpse of native fauna, including majestic geese, frolicking deer, and beavers hunched over scale models of their dream dams. An annual camp instills skills during a week of lessons and activities, such as the World of Horses interactive farm experience. A 12,000-square-foot barn hosts themed birthday parties, where tots play the part of cowpokes on the dusty trail, dress an enchanted pony in ribbons and a princess tiara, or join a band of knights to seek out the king's missing car keys.