Getting your family together for a game of laser tag is an easier way to keep track of the kids than ear tagging, which requires tranquilizer guns. Gather your herd sans violence with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of laser tag or black-light mini golf at Laser Assault in Provo.
Laser Assault's two-level facility lets vicarious stormtroopers strap on a laser-sensor suit, don a double-agent alias, and stalk friends and family for 30 to 60 minutes of futuristic combat ($8 to $13 per person). The first floor floods its bewildering maze with fog and black lights and litters its space with barrels—giving you plenty of places to hide and get shot at without the hassle of running out of gas in a bad part of town. On the second floor, work your way room by room through a house infested with enemy commandos lurking in the haze of the smoke machines. Besides being an exciting yet safe form of exercise, laser tag gives all ages a way to nonviolently resolve real-life conflicts, be they a sibling quarrel or a marriage-ending argument over whether Superman could outrun the Flash.
If you'd rather avoid the harsh glare of laser combat but still bask in the glow of black lights, knock a luminescent ball through nine holes of Shankz black light miniature golf ($7 for adults or $4 for ages 12 and younger), which peppers its psychedelic obstacle course with Day-Glo creatures and feral Pac-Mans.
When a great white shark approaches with opened jaws, the last thing you want to do is swing a golf club. But when that same scenario presents itself at Laser Assault, swinging a golf club is exactly what you should do—the path through those jaws leads to one of nine holes on the black-light mini-golf course. Other menacing creatures such as snakes and T-rexes guard the remaining eight holes, which wind their way through murals of aquatic critters and verdant jungle brush.
More creepy neon wall paintings illumine Laser Assault's two-level laser tag arena, whose labyrinthine corridors twist and turn past clusters of barrels and through clouds of fog—a one-minute video grants a vivid tour. Outside the arena, only an air hockey table glows inside the arcade, a non black-light space with classic games such as Hoop Fever—the more exciting sequel to Hoop Indifference.
Central Business District
264 N 100 W
Provo, Utah 84601Get Directions