Amusement Parks in Kalamazoo

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An indoor family-entertainment center, The Lost City invites fun seekers young and old to enjoy a wide range of gaming venues, including a sprawling laser-tag arena, an indoor mini-golf course, an arcade, and a Highway 66 mini-bowling alley. Lasers fly through fog and atmospheric lighting within a multilevel laser-tag arena that spans 5,000 square feet. Participants wear vests and wield phasers as they rack up scores that are then recorded on their individual scorecards. The Lost City?s nine-hole mini-golf course has a Gobi Desert theme, complete with palm trees, pyramids, and camels. To continue a competitive night with friends, head to the 10-pin bowling lanes, which switch between classic woodgrain and a black-lit road theme, or guests can challenge their hand-eye coordination at an arcade with air hockey and redemption games.

12330 James St
Holland,
MI
US

The 39 holes at Loeschner's Village Green Family-Style Miniature Golf lead putt-putters through a wide-open course framed by charming white picket fences, winding through a scenic setting trees and shrubs. In addition to upkeeping the course, the staff encourages guests to keep the competition going by instigating a soft-drink-chugging contest or enjoying offerings such as ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, and hot dogs at the snack bar.

4521 Chicago Dr SW
Grandville,
MI
US

  • Size: a decaying 44-acre estate comprised of six separate attractions that change a little bit 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 20 and 21 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

From its beginnings as a plain dirt track in 1950, the Berlin Raceway has transformed in the intervening decades into one of the country’s most challenging and esteemed short tracks. A 7/16-mile paved oval, with 13-degree banking in the turns and 9-degree banking on the straightaways, the track regularly hosts races for various types of autos, ranging from four-cylinder vehicles to super and outlaw late models to Big Wheels with rocket engines attached. Drivers follow in the tire marks of renowned racers, including Tim Steele and Jack Sprague, some of who are chronicled in the track’s hall of fame.

2060 Berlin Fair Dr
Marne,
MI
US

According to an interview with mLive, Placid Wake Park's owner Scott Ferwerda can easily pinpoint the crown jewel of his wakeboarding park: a Sesitec System 2.0 cable that spans a 700-foot manmade lake.

"When you hit a rail and fall," Scott explains, the boat "has to come back and get you." Not so with cables. "With this, the operator sees you fall, stops the cable immediately, you swim 5 feet over to get a rope, and 10 seconds later, you are back up hitting the same things you just tried."

Riddled with optional obstacles, such as a pyramid playfully named the Ninja Turtle and a hydraulic rail on which to hide from creepy dragonflies, the cable lake is only one of Placid's two aquatic bodies. The boating lake branches out into three prongs, where wakeboarders, surfers, and waterskiers have the option to conquer currents the old-fashioned way—pulled by a boat and whistling the song from Steamboat Willie.

The park welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities, offering rental equipment and lessons with pro wakeboarders to individuals as well as families. On the shore, spectators can lounge on at picnic tables shaded by umbrellas or snag a front seat to the action atop an observation deck, and landlubbers can stay active by digging for seashells at the sand volleyball court.

11252 84th Ave
Allendale,
MI
US

The revs of go-kart engines, the delighted shrieks of putt-putters, and the cracks of batting-cage chops have banded together in joyous harmony for more than 20 years at AJ's Family Fun Center. Each of the three locations caters to the entire family with a wide range of exciting attractions. Though activities differ slightly at each outpost, thrill seekers of all ages can participate in age-appropriate activities, such as Sprint Karts for ages 16 and up, mini golf for adults and kids, and arcade games for those old enough to have received the value of a token lecture from a wise elder.

4400 Ball Park Dr NE
Comstock Park,
MI
US