PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - The largest indoor archery course in the world just opened its doors and the company is located right here in the valley.
The Archery Connection is a family company that has been in business since the 70's and now they have expanded their expertise and opened in a new facility.
Archery Connection owner, Steve Smith said, "I was looking around one day and realized I had more folks in my backyard that I'm teaching how to shoot than you can find in most sporting goods stores. That's where it derived from and over the years we kept growing it. So here we are in the Columbus/Phenix City area."
Archery Connection had a soft opening three weeks ago, a ribbon cutting Monday and the official grand opening will take place this weekend.
"Whether it's the indoor 3-D, the video archery or the 35/20 yard, indoor is all free to the public for those three days for the grand opening. We really want people to come and take a look at it and enjoy all the facility we have," explained Janice Smith, the wife of Steve and co-owner of the company.
And Steve Smith says the 30,000 square foot facility is certainly one of a kind, "The other professionals in this business are all saying they've never seen anything of this magnitude set up in archery anywhere in the country."
The Archery Connection grand opening is May 20th through the 22nd, and it is open to the entire public. The business also plans to host archery tournaments for all ages and all skill levels.
The business is located ay 3022 Lakewood Drive in Phenix City, Alabama.