When Buddy and Miranda Grimes opened Hog Wild Family Fun Center on August 16, 2009, it initially hosted 32 arcade games and a cozy pizzeria. In less than a year, however, the center had already grown beyond its 4,000 square feet. Now housed in a 25,000-square-foot facility, Hog Wild hosts more than 100 arcade and redemption games, from skeeball to Terminator: Salvation, where players help Arnold Schwarzenegger search scripts for a new career-defining role. With enough tickets, avid players can even net prizes such as basketballs and giant stuffed Smurf dolls.
The arcade aside, Hog Wild also rolls out other fun-center staples, from five inflatables to a pirate-themed mini-golf course aglow in black lights. A massive laser-tag arena with laser maze and cozy bumper-car zone round out Hog Wild, where visitors can reenergize in between activities with snacks such as chicken fingers and frozen lemonade.
Surrounded by lush, green trees and grassy areas for lounging, Wild River Country overflows with 13 watery attractions such as the Cyclone, which sends groups of four tubing down a slippery slide for a big splash at the end. After getting the water and Poseidon's bickering out of their ears from the wave pool or the rip-roaring Accelerator, parents and kids can grab a bite to eat at the Cookhouse Grill and enjoy it at the picnic area. The Tad Pool lets the little ones splash and play, and the Lazy River lets tubers linger in the sun for a relaxed float while the Pipeline slings threesomes zooming bobsled-like down the slide in a raft. Family-oriented, and safe for all ages, the water park doesn't allow smoking or alcohol in the facility and offers clean restrooms and showers.
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Brands Used: Wild Republic, American Expedition, Aurora, Toysmith, Serrv
Pro Tip: Plan your visit around our live animal shows. You won't regret it. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
What special training do you or your staff have?
Many of our staff hold degrees in biology, conservation, or wildlife management. We also are members of the Zoological Association of America and the Feline Conservation Federation.
What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Our animal interaction.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Every admission includes our live animal shows, bottle feedings, Parakeet Paradise, and the Foot Safari.