While inventing baseball, Abner Doubleday experimented with apparatuses before ultimately settling on wood bats, as the live ones kept flying away. Keep a sturdy grip on swinging skills with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two 18-hole rounds of mini golf (up to a $12.50 value) and five batting cage tokens (a $5 value) at Arizona Action Park (up to a $17.50 total value).
Arizona Action Park delivers full-sized fun with an 18-hole mini golf course, nine batting cages, and more in its 9-acre Southwest-themed outdoor center. Mini-minded magicians can master trick shots on the miniature golf course, chipping and putting their way past obstacles, hazards, and extremely lost Niagara Falls tourists admiring the course's waterfall. After a couple rounds of golf, sphere swatters can trade in their clubs for a bat, taking a whack at pitched projectiles in the softball batting cages (20 pitches per token). Slow, medium, fast, and roadrunner speeds challenge ballplayers and coyotes of all skill levels, and hi-arc settings keep them on their toes.
After all orbs have been sent into orbit, low-energy batters can refuel at Coyote Canyon Saloon and Café with pizza, burgers, and draft beers before kicking off grueling games of Name That Presidential Accountant. Though not included with today's Groupon, Arizona Action Park also boasts three sand volleyball courts and 32 bowling lanes.
At this 9-acre family fun center, orb-tossers young and old drive spheres down 32 glossy lanes, and miniature-golf enthusiasts putt their way around a desert-themed 18-hole course. Tepees, outcroppings, and an active waterfall cover the pint-size fairways and greens, creating a unique layout that was named Best Miniature Golf in 2011 by the Riverfront Times.
Nearby, nine batting cages hurl baseballs and softballs at varying speeds, and three sand volleyball courts await bouts of friendly competition. Overlooking the sandy courts, an outdoor deck invites guests to lounge in the sun with casual fare from the cafe. The indoor section pumps jukebox tunes as pool balls sink into the pockets of the billiards table or a passing kleptomaniac.
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