Opened in January of 1959 by Hazel Verdes, Verdes Tropicana Bowl features 32 lanes, a snack bar, and a lounge with billiard tables and a fully stocked bar. The alley offers open bowling until midnight or later, hosts parties, and oversees bowling leagues and tournaments. In addition to offering shoe and equipment rental, the pro shop supplies bowlers with gear of their own, so they can personalize bowling balls with tick marks indicating the number of pins they have knocked asunder.
Mounts Botanical Garden’s visitors wander through 14 acres of effulgent gardens blossoming with tropical and subtropical plants from around the world. Exotic trees, tropical fruits, palms, and native Floridian species teasingly tickle the backs of guests’ necks as they meander down the garden's outdoor paths. Good for two adults and two children under the age of 18, Garden Steward memberships confer benefits that include free admission to the gardens, the spring and fall plant sales, and the October 16 fall family festival. Members also receive two free tickets to the connoisseurs garden tour and free reciprocal admission to more than 180 gardens nationwide. Additional perks, such as a 10% discount at the garden shop and special recognition in the member magazine, make members feel as special as a queen beekeeper.
The Olympic-size skating rink and gym at Palm Beach Ice Works encompass both a high-tech training facility and an ample arena for patrons to glide unencumbered. The spacious 58,000-square-foot facility caters to a trio of skaters: figure, ice hockey, and henchmen who are learning how to get around a supervillain's arctic lair. On and off the ice, athletes undergo conditioning and choreography with dedicated coaches, while amateur skaters can gain total control of the rink during designated hours, feeling the rush as their rented blades slice through the glossy surface with ease.
As head instructor of Flip Flop Farm, Stephanie Fountain has trained riders in the disciplines of English and Western riding since 2007. Striving to help riders of every age and experience level improve their equitation technique, she aims to create a relaxed and safe atmosphere. In addition, riders are matched with an ideal hoofed companion, whether it’s for a pleasure ride or an extremely easy paper-rock-scissor match that will boost the rider’s confidence.
Staff Size: 25?50 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Aquarium, Hurricane Simulator, Planetarium
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Q&A with the Director Of Marketing
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Daily touch tanks at 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. with sea stars, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, hermit crabs, lobsters, and more. On the last Friday of every month, the science center stays open late for Nights at the Museum. Another one of our many popular attractions is the Outdoor Science Trail.
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During Nights at the Museum, activities include animal encounters, touch tank experience, giveaways, costume contests, experiments and demonstrations. Guests also have the opportunity to view the night sky in the observatory. Come dressed to match the monthly themes for a special prize.
There's a slide for every mood at Rapids Water Park. Easygoing folks can drift down the Lazy River, while competitive friends can zoom through the Rapid Racer's six lanes head-first. As for thrill-seekers, they can plummet down a seven-story drop on the Pirates Plunge.
But these are only three of the attractions you'll find on the park's 30 acres, which host slides and pools as well as snack bars and private cabanas. Though classic, colorful flumes abound, there are also more modern thrill rides, including Big Thunder's gigantic, raft-ready funnel and FlowRider's simulated wave for bodyboarding. Each of these zones is overseen by Red Cross?certified lifeguards, and families can use the park's life vests free of charge to stay afloat or make it look like they have huge shoulder muscles under their shirt. Little ones even have two play areas to choose from: the Splish Splash Lagoon and the new Bare Footin' Bay.