By Tristan Robinson, Interning Correspondent
My Axes Place is an amazing axe throwing venue in Apopka where your daily troubles and responsibilities are left behind for a fun, exciting experience of throwing axes and making memories.
Located at 50 East 5th Street, My Axes Place is a new, unique experience right around the corner.
Stepping into the door, I was immediately drawn into the Axe-loving world that owner Joe Lampp has created. With cool wooden designs decorating the walls and a variety of different axes to use, you can explore this unique business and learn more about the axe throwing culture and the great people that are a part of it.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Need a new date night activity or a venue for your teenagers upcoming birthday? Look no further than My Axes Place.
“[It has a] cool atmosphere and so much fun for the entire family! Joe and his staff are helpful and attentive," said Alexia Emerson. "They will have you hitting the bullseye in no time! I'm looking forward to bringing my team here for some fun!”
Founded In North America, axe throwing is a sport that has exploded over the last couple of years, popping up throughout the country. Led by Axe throwing enthusiasts like Lampp, these venues have become increasingly popular and it is easy to see why. With leagues and competitions, axe throwing has become a hobby anyone can enjoy casually or competitively.
Lampp was introduced to axe throwing only a couple of years ago. After falling in love with the sport, he decided to set out and build a unique space for people to have fun and be able to experience the phenomenon that it has become.
“My son and I were driving to Orlando and he said 'dad let's go axe throwing'... so we went and the guy taught me how to do it and he's like you're kinda good at it, come back. So I kept going back. I would go to Orlando three or four times a week and would throw axes. I joined leagues and really enjoyed it so I thought why not bring this great activity to Apopka and I built my own place.”
Wanting to bring this sport and culture to his hometown of Apopka, Lampp set out to build My Axes Place, creating the amazing venue it is today. A fifth-generation Apopkian, Lampp emphasized how there was only ever one place he considered building his business and that was his hometown of Apopka.
All are welcome at My Axes Place. From a father and son activity to a fun date night, My Axes Place welcomes all ages and walks of life, offering lessons on how to get that perfect bullseye or providing a space for anyone in the community to have fun and try a new experience.
“The youngest person I have taught is four years old, the oldest is 92," said Lampp. "There is no demographic, I don't care if you are blind, crippled, or crazy. If you can't walk, I will carry you in and I can teach you how to throw an axe."
A member of The World Axe Throwing League, My Axes Place hosts World Axe Throwing League tournaments right here in Apopka. These tournaments give those interested a chance to test out their skills and compete in axe throwing. With other weekly events such as ladies night on Wednesdays, there is always something going on.
Lampp says they will be getting their beer and wine license in the next couple of weeks and will have different beverages to drink as you enjoy the axe throwing fun. Until then, My Axes Place has a bring your own beer policy. Feel free to grab a drink next door from Three Odd Guys Brewing and bring it back to enjoy.
You only need to look at the numerous five-star reviews left by happy customers to see how special and fun this business is.
“First time throwing axes, it was incredibly fun," writes Caleb Soileau. "Personal lessons and care from the manager and staff were included with the hour of throwing. Everyone was very nice and encouraging the entire time. Definitely an amazing experience worth doing again!”
“I heard about how much fun this place was," said Tim Reed. "Tim and Joe made sure it lived up to our expectations. Right next to Three Odd Guys Brewery. Tim and Joe showed us the art of axe throwing and played a game with us. It was like a game of Cricket on steroids. We had so much fun, I will definitely make it a place to visit when I go out to have fun.”
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