Mini golf’s popularity has naturally led to a host of miniaturized copycats, including toeball and nano-marbles, which is played inside a particle accelerator. Engage in the most timeless shrunken sport with today's Groupon: for $16, you get 10 rounds of miniature golf at Adventure Landing in Tonawanda (a $37 value).
Adventure Landing's three miniaturized golf courses challenge regular-size golfers of all skill levels with twisting greens and scattered obstacles. Each 18-hole course—hemmed in by trees and shrubbery— meanders through miniature waterfalls and tunnels as golfers guide balls using miniature clubs and take down scores and autographs from insects using miniature pencils. The 10 rounds can be redeemed en masse with a large group of golf buddies or spread out on 10 separate sessions for solo mastery. Though not covered by today's Groupon, various other activities are on hand at the facility to entertain any underused senses, such as an arcade, batting cages, and a snack bar.
A trio of 18-hole miniature-golf courses, more than 60 interactive arcade and ticket-rewarding games, and a teddy-bear factory beckon kids to all of the varied activities at Adventure Landing. Siblings can wager their Monopoly winnings on hitting below par at their choice of lushly landscaped mini-golf greens studded with tunnels and waterfalls, or challenge parents in the arcade. Before fielding slow, medium, and fast baseballs or softballs at Adventure Landing’s seven batting cages, guests can fuel their bat-swinging biceps at the themed snack bar. Creativity also comes into play at the teddy-bear factory, where visitors can make plush friends according to their personal specifications.