Jeep Cherokees trundle over boulders, crevasses, and grassy expanses at Rausch Creek Off Road Park, a sprawling 3,000-acre retreat devoted to off-roading. Divided into northeast, south, east, and west quadrants, the park offers something for every level of driver, with 30 miles of easy, intermediate, and difficult trails traversable by 4x4 and navigated by optional tour guides. Engines rev year-round under the shade of tree-lined stretches or across a 150-foot-wide glacial deposit littered with huge boulders begging to be climbed or lifted onto one’s shoulders in an effort to impress a hard-to-please parent. Under the auspices of park officers Bruce Shallis and Lynn Ehrenfeld, Rausch Creek undergoes constant improvements, from its newly constructed event pavilion, to its local race series, which features both manmade and natural obstacles.
Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum is a time capsule from the '50s and '60s, filled with classic and muscle cars and collectible Americana and memorabilia. More than just a display, the museum takes you back in time to the middle of the century. Start at the Atlantic Gas Station mural on the first floor, play pinball, wander around the bandstand and drive-in theater on the second floor, and order up a make-believe black cow at the soda fountain.
Strike Zone Alleys hosts leagues, tournaments, parties, and open-bowling sessions, allowing visitors to knock down bowling pins for hours on end. Strike Zone's team accommodates those lengthy contests by staying open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. On select days, the 20-lane facility also turns up the music and turns on its black lights for glow bowling.
Teams clad in protective goggles scatter into a mountain field thick with laurel, rhododendron, and brier as they seek cover, their markers locked and loaded. Hearing paintballs whiz through the brush, a player dives into prone position. Adjusting her goggles after colliding with the ground, the combatant freezes, notices the silhouette of a whitetail deer crouched in the brush just yards away, and lets down her guard long enough to appreciate the moment before taking new aim.
At Pocono Mountain Paintball, players step onto 12 fields—including three scenario fields—ranging from untouched natural terrain to 1,700 feet of trenches and sandbag bunkers. To maximize players' game time, Pocono's staff maintains a reservation system that limits the fields to 100 players per day. Further touches include camouflage overall rentals, an online FAQ with participant advice, and changing rooms with hot showers so players can spruce up before meeting Mom for a post-game debriefing. Pocono's crew also coordinates rafting, biking, and kayaking packages through partner company Whitewater Rafting Adventures.
Inside Cinema Center, moviegoers are enveloped in a state-of-the art film-viewing environment to enjoy the latest Hollywood flicks. Bring a friend or frenemy to catch a new release, such as The Dilemma, a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, or The Green Hornet, a quirky take on the superhero genre starring Seth Rogen. Indulge eardrums with the mellifluous luxury of digital surround sound while Cinema Center theaters’ stadium seating ensures clear sightlines and good angles for not throwing popcorn.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Be sure to bring lots of energy and your socks. Parents [are] welcome in inflatables to assist little ones.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Safe, Clean Inflatable Fun.
Recommended Age Group: Kids
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
Birthday parties are over the top. Guests won't want to leave and the birthday parents will be overjoyed with the outstanding service of our Pro Party Bouncer. Just show up with your birthday cake and we do the rest. Truly an enjoyable experience. Open Bounce Customers ... relax while their children run around, bounce, and burn off all their energy while they sit and relax in our parent's lounge with free WIFI and a 55" flat screen TV. Enjoy a freshly made cup of coffee, drinks, and snacks.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
As as a mom of three, I built this place to reflect my high standards of what I want for my kids. With an MBA and undergrad in business management, I know what makes customers tick and also how to train an excellent staff. The facility is consistently kept clean, safe and ready for kids of all kinds to have a great time. This is somewhere where I want to take my kids on a regular basis, and I do.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Yes. My three kids (ages 6, 2 and 10 months) all LOVE it. The 2 and under kids can play in their own inflatable boucney, just for them. The staff restrict the bigger kids from entering and the other inflatables are perfect for me and my kids. With help, my 10-month-old can even enjoy the rest of the complex. We had our 2 year old's birthday here and it was a blast.