Go-karts and mini golf go together as well as clown faces and flying pies or a spoonful of lard and a sleeping mouth. Explore great pairings with today's Groupon: for $22, you get four go-kart rides and four mini-golf games at Playland Fun Center in Grand Blanc (up to a $48 value).
Playland Fun Center's intricate racetrack and challenging mini-golf course thrill groups of speed seekers and competitive putters. Guests strap into speedy karts, preparing for a turbulent race against childhood rivals, strangers, and historically accurate re-enactments of Speed Racer's third episode as they drift through the myriad turns of a fast-paced track. Tire-lined roads and cars equipped with bumpers help to prevent injury, and track rules designed with safety in mind ensure everyone leaves the track with wind-blown hair and all their limbs attached. After a nail-biting finish, friends can reignite old fairway battles in miniature by crossing clubs on a mini-golf course replete with obstacles and monster statues.
Though not included in this Groupon, guests nosh on pizza and drinks in Playland's dining room after a hunger-inducing bout of racing and putting. Players earn prizes and pride in the arcade, where they can pilot spaceships in virtual shoot-em-ups and attain high scores in Freudian 8-bit arcade games such as Pac-Man, which fixate on eating and dying.
Playland Fun Center
Since 1969, families have been heading to Playland Fun Center for a day of entertainment. Nowadays, families play both old-school arcade games, such as pinball and Pac-Man, and newer options, such as shooting games. Those who want to soak up the warm sunshine venture outdoors to the mini golf course or zip around the racetrack in go-karts. The onsite Bonkers Pizzeria keeps hangry temper tantrums at bay with pizzas, salads, wraps, and sandwiches.
Playland Fun Center stays open in the warmer months. When the temperature starts to fall, an eerie chill settles over the fun park and families become as hard to find as an Easter egg in a Silly Putty factory.
5290 S Dort Hwy.
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48507