While Daniel Boone busied himself gallivanting about the wilderness in search of the perfect hat, his brother led a much more peaceful life. Squire Boone surrounded himself with caverns filled with waterfalls and stalagmites and a tranquil pioneer village. Now named for him, Squire Boon Caverns and Village not only accommodates tours deep within its caves, but high above its forested floor through Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Course.
Designed for ages seven and older, each 90- to 120-minute treetop trip begins on the ground for a brief training session and equipment fitting. Once snugly secured in full body harnesses and adequately disguised as squirrels, participants embark on journeys that climb up to five stories above terra firma. Tours traverse a swinging suspension bridge and glide on six ziplines over the caverns and village, as well as acres of neighboring forests and ravines.
Players who knew Old Capital Golf Club back when it was founded in 1946 wouldn't recognize much about the course today. The name back then was Corydon Country Club, the course consisted of just nine holes, and it had no "greens" at all, at least in the modern sense. Each putting surface was made of sand, which meant players had to smooth over their ball marks, putting lines, and secret treasure Xs before heading to the next tee.
In spite of this early inconvenience, players kept returning to the course, enjoying its hilly terrain and the added challenge of Little Indian Creek. And the course has modernized over the years—a second nine holes were added in 1995, and the club also boasts a recently added three-hole par 3 course where youngsters and shorter-hitting beginners can find their fairway legs.
Course at a Glance:
Golf Shores Fun Center's mini metropolis of family fun welcomes guests of all ages with two mini-golf courses, an arcade, and ample space for groups of frolicking tykes. Sapphire waters trickle down stone walls and spring from rocky outcrops alongside the outdoor mini-golf course, where subtly sloping greens can complicate even the shortest of gimmies. At Golf Shores' indoor course, players traverse a darkened wonderland illuminated by black lights and neon décor, where both jungle- and underwater-themed decorations convince phosphorescent golf balls that they are amphibious.
Alongside the putters' park, joystick jockeys can warp into the Center's video arcade and take aim at pixilated game in Extreme Hunting or contemplate the nutritional value of blue ghosts while playing Ms. Pac-Man. The Center also encompasses a cozy coffee shop with free wireless Internet.