Amusement Parks in Marion

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As the summer sun dips lazily into the horizon, the air fills with an orchestra of buzzing go-karts and humming ziplines punctuated by floods of laughter. The revelry lasts into the night only to start anew the next morning, a cycle that will continue until Labor Day’s arrival sends Kentucky Shores Family Fun Center’s attractions into hibernation. Guests of all ages romp around the park’s verdant grounds, orchestrating aquatic collisions in the bumper boats or hopping aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a trip back in time without the hassle of having to arm-wrestle your past self. The 36-hole mini golf course adds a touch of the majestic to putting outings thanks to its two waterfalls and stainless steel sculptures forged by renowned artist George Bandarra. Indoors, an arcade beckons guests to video games and rounds of skeeball, and a snack bar staves off hunger pangs with frozen treats and gooey pizzas.

6215 US Highway 641 N
Gilbertsville,
KY
US

Whether sinking a putt or demolishing a high score, Walther's Golf & Fun surrounds visitors with the trappings of the tropics. On the dual miniature golf courses, one indoor and one outdoor, waterfalls and banana trees give the feel of golfing through a vibrant jungle. The laser-tag course is similarly themed, with tangles of neon lights washing over palm trees and weathered ruins. Jungle-print carpet coats the floor of the fully stocked arcade, and golfers practicing on the driving range wait impatiently for one droopy toucan to collect and return their golf balls.

2301 North 1st Avenue
Evansville,
IN
US

It's easy to get lost in Two Bit Bandit Family Fun Center's massive arcade, and even easier to spend the entire day aiming for the high score on everything from air hockey to Jurassic Park pinball. But do yourself a favor and save a few hours to explore the non-virtual fun zones, which include eight batting cages and four one-on-one basketball courts. The family fun center is a popular place to celebrate a birthday or office MVP award, as two-hour celebrations include a thematically decorated party room.

1650 Morgan Center Dr
Evansville,
IN
US

2 Story 7800 SqFt lazer tag arena with upto 30 people playing at a time. Indoor blackilight mini-golf, arcade with redemption and fresh made pizza and soda. Great family fun for kids and Adults. Riverfront Times 2010 winner Best Place for a Grown-up Birthday Party. Winner 2010 Best of Business for Amusement Concession.

50 Tucker Dr
Caseyville,
IL
US

Gateway Fun Park delights visitors year-round with a range of entertainment attractions for all ages—from group outings and birthday parties to packs of friends wiling away the afternoon. Mini golfers aim for the green amid two 18-hole courses' babbling brooks, stone partitions, and miniature buildings. Drivers safely let loose their suppressed road rage by bouncing into each other in bumper cars. A full-scale go-cart track gives lead feet of any age a taste of the open road, and the kiddie track lets kids ages 4–9 finally take the wheel their parents normally refuse to let them eat.

8 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville,
IL
US

Cool water gurgles, sprays, and rushes at Splash City Waterpark. Here, water slides and swimming pools abound. Dash through the playground as a massive bucket tilts and drenches you in chilled water, or float down the crystal creek on a relaxing ride. Surf or bodyboard on the FlowRider, or scramble up the AquaClimb climbing wall. When your fingers turn into prunes, dry off at the sand castle cove or recline on a beach chair and let the vitamin D soak in.

10 Gateway Dr.
Collinsville,
IL
US