"You're up." At more than 200 AMF Bowling locations across the U.S., that message is passed between friends as they heft a ball, step to the line, and take aim. Now synonymous with bowling, AMF was founded in 1901 as American Machine and Foundry. It wasn't until 1946 that the company made a splash in bowling, when it introduced the automated pin spotter to the public.
Today, AMF's nationwide network of bowling centers is a source of year-round entertainment for people of all ages. Outfitted with a classic bowling alley design, the centers also feature the latest technologies, from high-tech scoring systems to the ability to share experiences on social media. Bowlers can also refuel on a menu of American foods when they get hungry or the little heart-shaped meter above their heads begins blinking.
Make the most of your weekend with the outdoor experience offered by Webster Rural Cemetery in Webster.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For some tranquil green space, head directly to the only park that matters in the area. Of course, it's Webster Rural Cemetery!
If you're up for an exhilarating work-out or maybe just a casual skate around rink with the kids, check out Webster Ice Arena in Webster.
Engage and tone every muscle in your body and kick your way to fitness victory.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
In 1872, Susan B. Anthony performed a courageous act. She voted, determined to prove that the 14th and 15th Amendments gave women the legal right to vote. The immediate result wasn't encouraging, though—a US marshal arrested her in her parlor, and then a federal judge fined her $100. But despite the resistance, Anthony's volition continued to inspire the suffrage movement, not to mention the abolitionist movement and the fight for equal educational opportunities for women.
More than a century later, the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House educates visitors on her life—from the many relationships that impacted her thinking, such as her friendship with slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass, to her acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing to pay the $100 fine for voting. The home, where Anthony lived from 1866 to 1906 in what were arguably her most politically active years, has undergone extensive restoration to look as it did when Anthony lived there. This ongoing effort has breathed new life into everything from the third-floor workspace, to the house’s foundation.
Designated a National Historic Landmark, the home welcomes guests for guided tours and also offers a range of programs, inspiring individuals to continue working for equal rights for all.
More than 350,000 people a year flock to the Rochester Museum and Science Center, where they learn about science, technology, and how the two forces have shaped the history and present of Rochester. Below, some fast facts about the family-friendly learning center:
Founded In: 1912
Size: 200 hands-on exhibits, a 1.2 million-item collection, with a planetarium and a 900-acre nature preserve
Eye Catcher: the stars. Visitors can see them all day long, projected across the four-story dome of the Strasenberg Planetarium.
Permanent Exhibit: Raceways, a lab where kids can learn about Newton's Laws of Motion by conducting hands-on experiments with balls and ramps, rather than by reading Newton's autobiography Bodies in Motion: Living and Loving in the Age of Reason.
Don't Miss: the simulator rides. Every month, the museum's simulators recreate a new experience—sometimes, it's a hurricane, other times a deep-sea dive.
At Clubhouse Fun Center, everything seems to be in motion. Go-karts zip and roar around an outdoor speedway, arcade games spit out streams of tickets, and dimpled balls roll over the greens of two 18-hole mini-golf courses. Visitors join in the commotion by hopping into single, double, or rookie go-karts to race each other or attempt to catch up with their own shadows on a track featuring a double-fly-over bridge. Nearby, the mini-golf courses lure putters with a sparkling cerulean waterfall, a giraffe stretching its neck high into the air, and the pink and purple towers of a lilliputian castle. Before hitting the arcade, guests can refuel with snacks or lunch at the Treehouse Cafe or the Sugar Shack, where they can plan out future birthday parties to take place in treasure-cove- or treehouse-themed rooms.