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Best outdoor activities for indoors

Amy Orndorff  |  Updated 11/14/2012

You don't have to wait until June to indulge in your favorite outdoor activities. Just take them inside. From archery at Bull Run to rock climbing in Rockville, there are plenty of opportunities to bring the outdoors in. Sure, the experience might be a bit different, but the fun is the same year-round.

 

The Archery Program at Bull Run

Centreville, VA

Archer Ruth Rowe, who competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, leads a 90-minute introductory class at Bull Run's indoor range, which teaches adults and children how to shoot. You'll don safety gear that includes finger and arm protection. Wear a tight-fitting shirt -- baggy sweat shirts can interfere with your shot.

 

Massanutten WaterPark

Massanutten, VA

You can re-create a warm summer day -- and never worry about sunscreen -- at this indoor maze of slides, pools and hot tubs tucked in the scenic hills of Virginia. Be warned: this is a kids domain. There was plenty to do for kids at heart, including three scream-inducing tube slides, the longest being 440 feet. Climbing to the top with inner tube in hand can be exhausting, but the ride is worth it. First timers should head to Country Cooler, a traditional, well-lit slide. Its foil, the Melting Mogul, is pitch black and makes unexpected sharp turns and drops.

 

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