Go-karts hug the twists and turns of a 1/4-mile track. Six batting cages hurl baseballs and softballs at speeds between 50 mph and 80 mph. An 18-hole miniature golf course coaxes putted balls down greens ranging from 75- to 185-feet in length. Elsewhere, water balloons fired from a launcher soak opponents stationed at battle zones. For 20 years, Papio Fun Park has enraptured families with abundant outdoor and indoor activities and games.
The indoor facility hosts trampoline-hopping players at Spaceball or Jumpshot, while an arcade brims with quarter-operated air hockey, pool tables, and laundry machines disguised as video games.
Controlling your hands when putting a golf ball can be a challenge in and of itself. Try to sink a testy putt after scaling a 24-foot wall, and that challenge takes it to another level. Boulder Creek Amusement Park offers the opportunity to try each. The outdoor fun center boasts an 18-hole mini golf course lined by waterfalls, streams, and greenery. On the same grounds, guests grasp holds as they ascend the climbing wall. For additional tests of hand-eye coordination, an 8-stall batting cage challenges batters with both baseball and slow- and fast-pitch softball deliveries.
Strike Zone's expert staff and instructors bolster ballplayers' confidence and batting averages with clinics that hone in on the fundamentals of America's pastime. A wide variety of clinics strengthen pitch records, agility, and overall skills with specially tailored drills, and a workout room allows athletes to bulk up with weight machines and free weights. With leagues for all ages, players can always find a fair match against equally skilled friends or the ghosts of legendary stadium organists, and a host of batting cages helps batters hone their home-run-hitting prowess. The on-site pro shop outfits Strike Zone members with all the necessary gear for all-star glory, such as cleats, bats, and a Harry Caray impersonator to narrate important life decisions.