Attractions Continued from page 82 around the world. Witness the unusual and the amazing, and rest assured you?ll have a conversation starter for the rest of your vacation. Museums ?arghhh? great, especially when they ?arghhh? all about pirates. Ocean City?s newest museum addition is The Pirates Plunder Museum and Gift Shop featuring real pirate era treasure and artifacts for sale. Get some more laughs at Flashback Old Time Photos, which has three locations in Ocean City?two on the Boardwalk and one in the OC Square Shopping Center. Nothing can be as entertaining as watching your family members dress up as saloon girls, pirates, gangsters and cowboys, and then having the photos to prove it. The hallmark of Ocean City attractions is family fun. Most of these activities are geared towards kids of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, but also the young at heart. Get creative at Bead Creation Station in West Ocean City. Bring out everyone?s artistic side for an afternoon and create your own one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Go-karting is one activity that unites both kids and adults. Kids love getting behind the wheel of something motorized, and the challenge of a race is felt by young and old. Baja Amusements in West Ocean City has eight different go-kart tracks, ranging from a Rookie Track for ages 4 to 7, to the Road Racer Track, Ocean City?s fast half-mile track, featuring single- and twin-engine karts for maximum speed. Baja also features an 18-hole mini golf course, bumper boats, two climbing walls and kiddie rides the whole family can enjoy. Grand Prix Amusements also boasts eight go-kart tracks, including the favorite Grand Prix Track, featuring half a mile of banked curves and racing action. Reach ultimate speeds on the new Bullit Racing Go Karts. The seven acres of the amusement park are filled with loads of other attractions, including land and water rides, bumper boats, batting cages and more. A taste of the Old West is never too far away in Ocean City, due to the popular western theme park at Frontier Town. Explore the replica western town circa 1880 and meet some colorful characters like cowboys, Indians and can-can girls. Then head over to the adjacent water park to float along the Lazy River, slide down a 84 VisitorsGuideNetwork.com variety of water slides or play 18 holes of mini-golf. Ocean City has many unique and challenging mini-golf courses, including Lost Treasure Golf, which promises a golf adventure to every visitor. Aim for a hole-in-one through caves, waterfalls and bridges. Old Pro Golf is one of Ocean City?s oldest minigolf courses, in operation for more than 40 years. Today, Old Pro has seven courses across Ocean City, including Ocean City?s only indoor course. Old Mill Mini Golf (next to the Old Mill Crab House) is new this year and promises an extra challenge to the mini-golf guru. All of the courses have different and elaborate themes, including Renaissance Castle, Prehistoric Dinosaurs, Undersea Adventure, Temple of Dragons and more. The Viking Golf Theme Park also offers an adventurous mini-golf experience, but with a totally unique theme?mythological Scandinavia. As you golf, you can learn about Viking history, solve a riddle and imagine the Vikings? battle with a two-headed dragon. Also onsite is the Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, which features 2,800-squarefeet of water fun for the whole family, including six water slides, three pools and interactive water props. For some more intense fun, head to the recently renovated OC Paintball and Sports Center. Ages 10 and up are welcome to play day or night on 11-acres of lighted fields. The pro shop offers rentals, sales and a certified gun tech onsite at all times. Looking for a great way to get to all these places? Rent a bike to traverse the boardwalk at Bike World. Or see the sights and beat the traffic with a 1 or 2 passenger scooter rental from Ocean City Scooter Rentals. Experience Ocean City as a real road warrior and rent a motorcycle from Harley Davidson of Ocean City, complete with suggested rides and maps. Reach new heights, and enjoy the view with a scenic flight over Assateague or Ocean City courtesy of Cloud Dancer. Beyond the Boardwalk and immediate Ocean City area, there are several attractions worth a short drive. If you make a trip to Salisbury, don?t miss the Ward Museum of

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