Boredom is like a poltergeist: you can't see it, but if left ignored, it will rummage through cupboards and break all of the fiestaware. Overcome the crushing grip of ennui with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a three-hour unlimited attraction pass (a $24.95 value) to Adventure Park USA in New Market, MD, about 40 miles west of Baltimore.
At Adventure Park USA, visitors amble, shriek, and laugh through a sprawling 17.5 acres replete with Old West–themed rides and attractions. Thrill-seekers of all ages can hunt down cyborg bandits during a round of laser tag, and little ones can slither, slide, and spring through the plush, four-level Prospector Playground. The steel Wildcat rollycoaster whips passengers around in an intertwining figure-eight design, rattling bones and eliciting screams of joy akin to Steven Tyler on Christmas morning.
Though Adventure Park USA offers a Saturday special, this Groupon is valid for the entire weekend and still offers the best deal available.
Adventure Park USA
At Adventure Park USA, visitors amble, shriek, and laugh through a sprawling 17.5 acres replete with Old West–themed rides and attractions such as the Wildcat roller coaster, which dips and curves around a track in order to elicit screams of joy. Outdoor diversions such as bumper boats and go-karts stoke competitive fires, and a collection of little tykes rides invite pintsize riders to spin in teacups or gallop on carousel horseback. Open year-round, a 22,000-square-foot indoor frontier playzone thumbs its nose at inclement weather with laser tag, an arcade, Spin Zone bumper cars, the Gold Rush playground, a ropes course, and a climbing wall. Owner Larry Stottlemeyer continues to expand this already extensive list of family-friendly diversions.