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. Playfully prepare for the future with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of mini golf, driving-range, go-karts, and batting-cage sessions at Hacker's Golf and Games in Niles, Michigan.
The friendly staff at Hacker's Golf and Games occupies thrill-seeking sportsters by unfurling an 18-hole miniature golf course, a paved go-kart track, and other entertainment options. Smack 40 dimpled spheres into orbit from the natural-grass driving range ($5), or scale back club velocity while navigating around the mini golf course's lazy river (up to $6). Satisfy the need for speed and stylishly windswept hair during five-minute races around the go-kart boulevard ($6.50), or fine-tune your swing in the batting-cage areas that feature two slow-pitch softball stations and five baseball stations ($10 for 180 pitches).
Although not included with today's Groupon, Hacker's Golf and Games also stocks more than 40 arcade games that reward skilled thumbers with prize-redeeming tickets. After settling neighborly feuds over property lines through air-hockey matches, players can refuel diminishing reserves at the snack bar by loading up with refreshing drinks, hotdogs, and candy.