Against the backdrop of towering trees, a massive stone turtle perches atop a 12-foot waterfall that flows into a sky-blue wading pool. Behold Tortuga, Turtle Splash Water Park?s mascot and one of many whimsical, interactive structures that dot Turtle Splash Water Park?s five acres. In addition to getting soaked under Tortuga?s waterfall domain, visitors can clamor across the park?s interactive water playground and soar down three types of water slides, including a 35-foot twisting tube slide. Turtle Splash Water Park also fosters a sense of community through water-powered revelry, including swimming lessons and special events.
Beneath the night sky's smattering of stars, Cascade Drive-In projects double features of the latest first-run films. Customers tune car radios to 88.5 FM or attach celebrity impersonators to their car windows to hear audio synchronized to the narratives unfurling onscreen. Throughout the evening, moviegoers can chow down on Cascade Drive-In's concessions or dump their own charcoal into the theater's onsite grill to simmer feasts for friends gathered in the picnic area.
Xtreme Trampolines safely sends guests of all ages ricocheting off the floors, up the walls, and into the lower stratosphere on an expanse of springy flooring. The 45,000-square-foot indoor facility houses five giant checkerboards composed of commercial-grade trampolines ready for full-body bouncing. Angled trampolines against the walls give bouncers the opportunity to spring from fun new angles and keep anyone from crashing into something other than the arena's soft foam pit. On the dodge-ball court, players use the trampolines to add a new dimension to ball evasion, performing high-flying ducks and dodges to avoid opponents' throws. Though Xtreme Trampolines offers a unique activity, injuries are infrequent and usually minor, occurring at a much lower rate than they do during common team sports such as baseball, soccer, or rattlesnake toss.
From dual locations in West Dundee and St. Charles, Wild Fun Center delights fun-seekers of all ages with sports attractions and simulated rides. The West Dundee location houses a number of batting cages that bolster swing skills, and an enchanted-forest-themed mini-golf course is populated by colorful trees, twisting greens, faux rock formations, and wild packs of sports commentators. At the St. Charles center, batting cages host swings alongside an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini-golf course. A whirling hurricane simulator transports guests into the clutches of a tropical storm, blowing hair and superhero capes skyward with intense wind forces.
Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.
With today's first option, two club-wielders can loop the 6,200-yard links of Phillips Park Golf Course, an 18-hole grassy monolith first braved in the mid-1920s. Bisect wide-open fairways with a well-struck drive on the club's front nine, a links-style layout advantageous for long hitters who can evade strategically placed sand-traps and roaming fairway trolls. The hilly back-nine places a higher premium on orb-mashing precision with tighter, tree-lined fairways and picturesque water hazards. Phillips Park employees will help ward off putt-defying hunger pangs with a complimentary hot dog and chips (a $6.50 value), and both divoteers will be granted a small bucket of range balls (an $8 value) to warm up before the round or use as eyeball facsimiles to terrorize gullible children at the next local carnival.