Terrapin Adventures never fails to live up to its name—even their swing set gets the stomach fluttering with excitement. To be fair, though, the swing in question is anything but the traditional apparatus you'd find at a city park. It seats three people and starts its trajectory 40 feet above the ground, generating 2Gs of force as it swishes riders back and forth over the landscape. The park's other attractions are equally exhilarating. On the high ropes course, visitors attached to sturdy safety harnesses cross 18 traverses situated between lofty platforms; some must be tackled via a rickety bridge, while others require leaps of faith. The 43-foot high climbing tower offers 10 routes up and down, including a head-first downward climb over the Rainbow Serpent. Otherwise, the 330-foot-long zipline sends visitors gliding through the treetops at speeds of up to 20 mph, fast enough to beat the USA track team's star squirrel.
Climb up the rigging of a pirate's ship, grapple your way up through a wall-sized game of Tetris, scale the face of Mount Rushmore—and then let gravity gently lower you to the ground. ClimbZone USA's more than 70 whimsical indoor climbs capture the imagination before the ascent even begins, but the big attraction isn't the colorful trees, blocks, and stone-faced presidents. An auto-belay system puts even the youngest climbers in charge of their own journeys upward, carefully lowering them back to earth when they've reached their level. Spirits climb nearly as high as the guests themselves, thanks to the birthday parties, snacks on hand, and endorphins generated from the healthy workout a climb provides.
Martial arts at Laurel's D and S Karate is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
While you're enjoying this studio, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this studio — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Sharpen your kickboxing and self-defense knowledge with a kickboxing class from D and S Karate.
If you're seeking a great full-body workout, sign up for a MMA class and get your fitness on.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're looking for a way to switch up your tired routine, Laurel's Universal Budo Karate Academy is the place for you.
Shred your fat and define your muscles with a robust program of cross fit exercises.
Take your body to its limits with their high-intensity MMA classes.
If you're trying to get to the next level of fitness but aren't quite sure how to get there, the gym also has personal trainers available to meet with you at any time.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Golf requires power, precision, and soft touch, and Laurel Golf Center helps players hone all three at one location. Covered hitting stalls facilitate year-round practice at the driving range, where golfers can take aim at six target greens or try to nestle their golf ball inside a passing cloud. Short game practice areas let golfers hone chips, pitches, and shots with awkward lies from a practice bunker. To perfect their feel around the greens, guests can roll through the 18-hole miniature golf course.
Martial arts at Laurel's United MMA Studio is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Push your body beyond its strength and endurance limits and try your hand at a MMA class.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Next time you're in Laurel, you'll want to make plans to stop at this premier mini golf course at United MMA Studio.