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Apocalypse Games has carved its 37-acre site into four different fields to test the marksmanship and dodgemanship of paintballers in a variety of game types. On the speedball field, teams of three to five paint pugilists take to the air-ball fields for quick five-minute bouts of target practice. The large woods field offers plenty of bunkers for repelling flag capture attempts. In the swamp, however, paint-privates will search in vain for any underbrush to save them from oncoming paint orbs and paint-bear attacks. Perched on top of Bunker Hill, a large castle provides ample fortifications for the defending team to protect itself against the advancing enemy, who have 20 minutes to take the fortress. A ref is always around to make sure players aren't lying about their multicolored badges of courage or mother's maiden names. Call ahead to check availability.

302 W Gilmore St
Angola,
IN
US

Lazer X FW is a haven of laser-guided fun and arcade amusement. A labyrinthine arena holds up to 40 laser taggers as battle rages over four tiers. Ultraviolet and strobe lights illuminate the billows of fog that obscure skeletons and aliens. Their newest game, Lazermaze, tests the agility of its participants through a room fraught with security beams and cowlick-fixing moms. The cavernous facility also contains an arcade stocked with Dance Dance Revolution and other joystick-based amusements.

244 Fernhill Ave
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

Back Nine Family Fun Center condenses fun into the small, dimpled orbs of golf balls. At its driving range, clubs propel these balls as players hone each aspect of their swing. A nearby mini-golf course offers opportunities for good-natured family competition and successful confrontations with a windmill, and a pro shop stocks used clubs.

9116 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

At Action Park Paintball, paintballers of all skill levels square off in bouts of simulated warfare on 23 acres of outdoor fields. Tire towers, inflatable obstacles, and Mother Nature's secret hide-and-seek spots provide cover for players engaging in shootouts, all of which are moderated by on-field refs. Action Park's 8,000-square-foot indoor arena ensures play can continue even in inclement weather. The facility also hosts regular tournaments and has a winter league for paintball teams. Open-play hours take place on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

11951 Harrison Rd
Mishawaka,
IN
US

Chippewa Bowl has plenty of space where bowlers can let their inner competitor roam free?70 lanes worth of space, to be exact. While pins clatter in the bowling area, players can refuel at the Laneside Grill or grab a drink at one of two sports bars, both of which host karaoke on Friday and Sunday evenings. Guests can also try their luck at an arcade game that spits out tickets, which they can swap for prizes or attempt to swap for admittance to a Bon Jovi concert.

225 W Chippewa Ave.
South Bend,
IN
US

  • Size: a 44-acre estate comprised of six separate attractions that completely transform each year while visitors aren't looking
  • Intensity Level: like a classic horror movie, it's all light on the gore, but the settings, actors, and special effects pack plenty of scares on their own. Recommended for guests of high-school age and up
  • Undead Inhabitants: vampires drift throughout the rooms after dark; monsters make a rotating floor and elevator drop even more disorienting in the main house; killers out of classic horror films indicate wrong turns in a maze
  • Real Monsters: Tony Moran?A.K.A. Michael Myers from the original Halloween movie?will be looming suddenly in the foreground on September 19 and 20 as one of many special attractions the house has scheduled
  • Fun and Games: at the midway, groups can catch their breath, grab snacks, and even operate the house's controls and watch the frightened visitors on a hidden camera
  • Scream for a Good Cause: over the last 18 years, the haunted house has donated more than $1.3 million and 25 valuable but cursed amulets to more than 65 area charities and nonprofit groups

855 Mayflower Rd
Niles,
MI
US