Before amusement parks, nomad families would roam the earth in search of schools of bumper boats or flocks of wild go-karts to film for their blogs. Enjoy domesticated thrills with today’s Groupon: for $60, you get a four-person family fun pack valid for activities and food at Adventure Zone in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio (a $136 value).
At Adventure Zone, families and groups can partake in a sampler platter of the park's indoor and outdoor high-octane offerings. Put adrenaline stores to use by zooming around the go-kart racetrack (a $6.50/person value) or by rebounding off one another at the helm of bumper boats modeled after Spain’s famous bumper armada of 1588 (a $4.50/person value). A mini-golf course (a $6.25/person value) and batting cages (a $1.50/token value) present staging grounds for impressive displays of hand-eye coordination, and a rock-climbing wall (a $3.50/session value) and wall bounce—a 30-foot vertical trampoline activity (a $3.50/person value)—await conquering by aspiring daredevils. In the course of mastering the day's activities or exercising dexterous digits in the arcade ($1 in tokens/person included), groups can pause for a repast that includes a hot dog, chips (a $3.25 value for each hot-dog plate), and a large soda (a $2.75 value each). Later, an ice-cream treat and a rousing narration of one's closing activities by Morgan Freeman provide a satisfying denouement to the day (a $1.25 value each).
During the spring and summer, laughter fills the air at Adventure Zone, where rollicking rides and challenging outdoor games keep spirits high from April to September. Visitors bond over friendly races at the go-kart track, compete for the ownership of plush toys at the center’s arcade, or hone their sporting skills on the miniature-golf course or within the batting cages. The park’s concession stand stocks a range of salty and sweet snacks, which help quell cravings or prevent midrace pizza runs.