A family outing fosters lifelong memories while giving houses the chance to molt in private. Leave your domicile to its own devices with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a mini-golf and arcade package for four at Ben and Ari’s and Marco’s Pizza in Fishers (up to a $40.74 value). The package includes:
- Four rounds of mini golf or four games of mini pin bowling (up to a $20 value)
- 15 arcade tokens (a $3.75 value)
- One large two-topping pizza at Marco’s (a $13.49 value)
- One pitcher of soda (a $3.50 value)<p>
Families flee boredom at Ben and Ari’s, descending on a slew of arcade games, competing on two mini golf courses, hurling grippable orbs down mini pin bowling lanes, and indulging in fresh-baked pizza. Palm a miniature bowling ball to punish diminutive pins in four games of mini pin bowling, a variety of tenpins that generously gives bowlers two balls per frame. Groups of four can pick up putters to tackle the varied trajectories of 18 holes of outdoor miniature golf or split the passes across multiple games to tour two custom-designed on-site courses, an easier and a more challenging course.
Both courses mimic the terrain but eschew the giant windmills of their larger long-game counterparts, challenging players with dips, bends, ponds, and wandering streams that swallow wayward golf balls. Fairways wind around the centerpiece of a working waterfall, which spills down from a large rock formation. The arcade awaits token-toting gamers with 45 nonviolent video games, including virtual game shows, skee-ball, simulated road races, jet-ski joy rides, and high-stakes tax filing. Many of the arcade’s games require only one token, and the others take no more than four per play.
Hungry visitors can take respite in Marco’s cozy indoor seating or the outdoor picnic area in warmer months, slaking thirst with a pitcher of soda and filling bellies with a large, fresh-baked pie from Marco’s Pizza. The pizza rolls to tables constructed from house-made dough, flanked by two delectable toppings such as spicy italian sausage and fresh tomatoes and slathered in a three-cheese blend that rivals the works of George Gershwin for its masterful synergy of disparate elements.
Ben and Ari’s also hosts special free events in warmer months, such as outdoor festivals and fundraisers. Players can seek solace from winter winds with arcade games and dining during their first visit and postpone mini golf tournaments until spring weather returns to ensure tongues won’t stick to their clubs.
Though Ben and Ari’s sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Ben and Ari's
Ben and Ari's accommodates competitors of all levels with a full arcade and pizza kitchen flanked by two 18-hole miniature-golf courses. Both courses mimic the terrain of their larger long-game counterparts, but eschew the giant windmills in favor of dips, bends, and wandering streams that swallow wayward golf balls. The fairways also wind around the centerpiece with bands which trickles in the background during summer festivals and fundraisers.