In addition to providing recreational enjoyment, riding in go-karts and playing miniature golf are excellent ways to prepare children for a future filled with high-speed car chases and malevolent windmills. Ready youngsters for the reality of adulthood with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a three-attraction pass valid on mini golf and go-karts at Cool Crest in Independence (up to a $15.99 value).
Cool Crest's maze of recreation, which includes four 18-hole mini-golf courses and a go-kart track, has circumvented boredom for more than half a century. Picturesque gardens and gurgling waterfalls flood peripheral vision as patrons smack spheres across a quartet of greens to nestle in each hole like a sleepy Arnold Palmer. Unique hazards trip up sure-swinging athletes on their journeys to a bonus 19th hole, the mastery of which scores a free game. Patrons age 10 and older can whip past competitors while tearing around the open-air track in speedy go-karts. Sunny skies and exemptions from thermodynamic laws ensure fierce competition atop the concrete speedway, where licensed patrons 18 and older may tote along smaller copilots in two-person cars.
Though Cool Crest sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
For more than 50 years, Cool Crest's owners have enchanted visitors with the fun park's abundance of family-friendly attractions. Flanked by emerald gardens, four 18-hole miniature golf courses lead participants to a bonus 19th hole, which rewards successful shots with a free game. Helpful staff enables drivers to hug the racetrack's corners while strapped into an open-wheel go-kart or, when in season, smack homers from batting cages hurling slow, medium, or fast pitches. Inside, a climbing playland and 7,000-square-foot arcade entertain guests throughout the year. To encourage kids to work as hard as they play, Cool Crest's staff rewards students brandishing recent report cards with up to 20 tokens, depending on their number of A's, B's, or the results from their PhD peer review. In between exhaustive sessions of play, a snack bar staff reenergizes guests with a slice or treat at Frankie's Pizzeria.
10735 E US Hwy. 40
Independence, Missouri 64055Get Directions