With a steady hand and careful coordination, you can stop your DVR at the exact moment Global Guts returns from commercial, or take out an opponent with a well-placed paint pellet. Achieve the latter with today's Groupon: for $24, you get all-day admission to open-play games ($18 value), gun and face mask rental ($15 value), and two 140-round tubes of paintballs ($24 value) at CPX Sports. General admission includes all-day CO2 and air fills, generously donated by the half-inflated Garfield parade balloon out in back, and all-day play with friends and strangers on several different fields throughout the day. CPX is currently open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until your paint-splattered heart can take no more and your jeans look like valuable contemporary art. The field will be open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for general play after Labor Day. This Groupon is not valid for private games.
If you've always wished the work of John Woo was more like that of Jackson Pollock and vice versa, you've found your new home at CPX Sports. Clutch your Tippmann custom 98 semi-automatic marker with anti-chop technology like it's the only one that's ever loved you, because it is and it's getting you out of the junkyards of the Wastelands unscathed. Duck behind giant stone Olmec heads in The Jungle of Doom, and hold down Fort Courage as you move between CPX's diverse and plentiful fields. Crawl on your belly over rocks and dash between bunkers with the whiz of small, paint-filled capsules humming past your ears, then open fire—tucking, rolling, and shouting in slow-motion. Leave your enemies, best friends, or best frenemy coworkers decimated in a splatter of color when war games meet high-velocity paint tag at CPX.
Be sure to dress appropriately. The paint washes out of clothing, but you're going to get really dirty, no matter how gifted a sharpshooter you may be. Don't embarrass yourself by coming underdressed; bundle up in something to match your chic Proto Goggle system. Though you cannot bring your own paint, your two tubes of colorful ammo are professional-grade premium Marballizer paintballs—for the ultimate performance, and artful splatter patterns.
Must be at least 10 years old to play. Those younger than 18 must have a signed waiver. Customers cannot bring their own paint.
Watch CPX Sports on Travel Channel's Extreme Playtime to get the lay of the land.
- ... definitely one of the best courses I have ever been to. Contains forts, towns, junkyard, woods, and speedball courses. – William M., Insider Pages
- This paintball and bike park is a ride to find but once you do.. it is worth it...It is not an ordinary paintball place and offers areas to congregate too. It is fun and exhausting and they let you go to different playing fields. – sharon g., Insider Pages
A hailstorm of paint projectiles rains down upon CPX Sports' more than one dozen fields, each of which poses different challenges and requires specialized tactics. The crown jewel of the park is the Town of Bedlam, a massive maze of small-town 1950s buildings that jut out between streets dotted by paint-splattered cars and streetlights. There, snipers poke their heads out of the central city hall's tower as the opposing team hides out or checks for abandoned shampoo samples inside the post office. The Jungle of Doom drops teams into a heavily wooded field to vie for control of a central temple, and chromatic combatants weave between desiccated cars in the Wastelands, attempting to collect the most gas cans. A full pro shop outfits players with markers, protective gear, and Sesame Street coloring books for target practice.
In the newly-built indoor paintball facility, meanwhile, combatants can compete on an over 35,000 square-foot field no matter how bad the weather outside is. The location also features private rooms for birthday parties, or corporate outings for effective team-building exercises that don’t involve gluing the marketing staff to people in sales.
2903 Schweitzer Rd.
Joliet, Illinois 60436Get Directions