Babe Ruth was nicknamed "The Colossus of Trout" because his skills on the field derived from summers spent fishing the old-fashioned way––with a baseball bat and shallow water. Earn an epithet of your own with today's Groupon: for $10, you get 20 batting cage tokens at Funworks (a $20 value) on Coffee Road.
Funworks dazzles visitors with 18 acres of entertaining attractions, including its batting cages. Softball cages for limited-arc, medium-fast, and fast-pitch trajectories hurl orbs at velocities up to 65 miles per hour while hardball machines pepper strike zones with pitches between 45–80 miles per hour, roughly 1/3 the speed of taste.
Each token gets batters 20 pitches and Funworks requires its aspiring major leaguers to wear helmets inside cages in order to safeguard crania and deflect flying sunflower seeds. After crushing a suitable number of dingers, guests can wander amongst Funworks' cornucopia of attractions, including its go-cart track, bumper boats, computer-controlled climbing wall, and miniature golf; additional fees apply when partaking of these entertaining spectacles.
The sprawling 8-acre family-friendly amusement park dubbed Funworks initially began as a miniature-golf course, Putt-Putt Golf, before expanding to include a coin-operated-game room in 1989, which first bore the Funworks moniker. Today, its current incarnation helmed by Freddy Foreman, the facility's foreman of fun, showcases multiple family-friendly attractions at two locations. The grounds house remote-controlled racing tracks, batting cages, and an expansive mini-golf course that weaves across 54 holes. Additionally, patrons will discover other curios of entertainment such as a teddy-bear factory where children can customize stuffed animals to fulfill carpool-lane requirements.