Where there’s “Thunder,” there’s “Lightning.” These two Madison–based jet boats, the only rides of their kind in the Midwest, cruise the mighty Ohio River daily (except Tuesdays) at the hands of Coast Guard–licensed captains. Choose from 15 minutes of skidding, spinning, and fishtailing; a two-hour scenic cruise; or a roundtrip jaunt to a waterfront bar-and-grill for dinner. $34 to $59. Rockin’ Thunder, Madison, 812-701-1155
This article appeared in the August 2015 issue.