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 to Adventure Park USA in New Market. Choose between the following options:
- For $57, you get a 2012 annual pass (a $115 value). The annual pass grants its holder access to all rides and attractions. Outdoor rides and attractions are available starting in spring.
- For $25, you get an amusement-park package (a $51 total value). The package includes:
- One fun-pass card (a $1 value)
- 565 credits for attractions and games (a $50 value)
At Adventure Park USA, daily visitors and annual-pass holders amble, shriek, and laugh through sprawling 17.5 acres replete with Old West–themed rides and attractions. Passholders can enjoy the ropes course and climbing wall on weekends in the fall and winter, and access to all rides from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Thrill seekers can hunt down cyborg bandits during a round of West World laser tag (60 credits), and tiny sportsmen can duke it out over Desert Oasis miniature golf (55 credits). Become entranced in the multicolored lights of the Stampede arcade’s more than 80 games (most games range from $0.35–$1.25), or traverse an indoor rock wall (45 credits). As wee ones take a spin on kiddie rides such as the miniature teacups (20 credits), the steel Wildcat roller coaster (50 credits) whips passengers around in an intertwining figure-eight design, rattling bones and eliciting screams of joy akin to Steven Tyler on Christmas morning.
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.