Before laser tag, most high-tech entertainment consisted of playing chess against a computer and chucking a victorious computer into a bog. Play nice with technology with this Groupon.
$19 for $40 Worth of Family Fun Center Activities
Parents and children can putt their way through the video game-themed glow golf course ($4.99 adults; $4.49 kids) and shoot soft foam balls at one another in the Bazooka Ball arena ($7.49 per person). Other activities include lazer tag ($5.99 per person), paintless paintball ($8.49 per person), and non-ticket games in the arcade.
The Family Fun Center XL
On a sweltering day with the air abuzz with mosquitos, Eddie Reznicek stood on a miniature golf course marveling at how many people were outside putting. Determined to create a more comfortable mini golfing space, he opened The Family Fun Center XL in Omaha in 1982, where guests could play indoor golf and nearly 100 video games in the arcade. These days, a new facility shelters a black-lit 18-hole course themed around video-game heroes, heroines, and the windmills who loved them, and the arcade enthralls gamers with classics such as air hockey, skeeball, and four-player Mario Kart on 27-inch flat-screen TVs.
At the Lazer Maze, participants channel their inner spy while swiftly snaking through alarm-system lasers. This spy theme also is evident in the three-level laser-tag arena, where players dodge enemy fire amid flashing lights to soundtracks from James Bond movies. Elsewhere, a 2,500-square-foot arena littered with bunkers, crumbling brick walls, and sniper towers accommodates 7-minute paintball games or bazooka-ball battles.