Without dedicated bonding time, family members grow resentful of one another’s bad habits, such as cheating at Monopoly and warming socks in the toaster. Preserve familial unity with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get an adventure pack at Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse in Shelby Township (a $20 value). This adventure pack includes the following:
- A wristband for six activities
- Twelve tokens to use at the arcade<p>
Joe Dumars’ Fieldhouse’s 30,000-square-foot Bayou Adventure Entertainment Center houses eight adventure-based activities ranging from laser tag to Cajun cliff climbing. Mini golf whisks club-toting compatriots across 9 challenging indoor greens, navigating through ponds and waterfalls, Louisiana-native vegetation, and Zydeco-playing crocodiles. Conquer the two-level high-ropes course while secure in a safety harness, traversing up to eight elevated challenges, or slide through the 33-foot inflatable-shark slide. The included bounty of 12 tokens can be used inside the facility’s arcade toward over 60 new games, ranging from classics such as skee-ball and air hockey to modern racing simulators.
Activities are available at varying times. Call ahead to check availability.
Joe Dumars Fieldhouse
Founded in 1994 as a community-based recreation center, Joe Dumars Fieldhouse is a 100,000-square-foot facility that houses sports leagues and camps in addition to an arcade-equipped entertainment center and an indoor/outdoor restaurant. Dumars' value of sportsmanship lives on through league play and pickup games on one of nine basketball courts and in two full-sized hockey arenas. Camps and clinics provide activity-based instruction to little ones, and the entertainment center's mini-golf and mini-bowling areas host small-scale enjoyment without enforcing miniature-shoe rentals. After rigorous activity, guests can head to Joe's Southern Grill, an arena-themed eatery with tables made from the Pistons' NBA-championship basketball court and a kitchen supervised by head chef Bill Laimbeer.