Mount Gilead

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Players skirmish all day on 12 fields dressed in full safety garb & break for provided lunch of hot dogs & chips

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Promotional value expires Apr 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Valid for open play on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. Subject to customer minimum on weeknights. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Paintball is like a production of Hamlet—it’s exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take paint-flecked arms against a sea of troubles with today’s Groupon to SplatterPark in Mount Gilead. Choose between the following options:

  • For $29, you get a mini rental pack for two (a $60 value). The pack includes:
  • Admission for two
  • Gun rental for two
  • Safety-equipment rental for two
  • 400 paintballs
  • Lunch for two
  • Two harnesses (additional $10 value)

  • For $55, you get a mini rental pack for four (a $120 value). The pack includes:
  • Admission for four
  • Gun rental for four
  • Safety-equipment rental for four
  • 800 paintballs
  • Lunch for four
  • Four harnesses (additional $20 value)

Digitized in the video game Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball, SplatterPark stands among the Midwest’s foremost fields for tie-dyed conflict. Safely deposited in the park’s drop zone, recruits receive their battlefield-equipment set, including semiautomatic rental guns with 200 paintballs each, protective masks and harnesses, and an inflatable decoy in the shape of a former vice president. SplatterPark’s mess tent provides combatants with a tactical lunch containing post-firefight sustenance in the form of hot dogs and chips. Skirmishes unfold across one of a dozen fields, including the forested Fort Buckeye, Snipers Hollow, and Hamburger Hole, where players must avoid open-field barrages and landmines shaped like cheeseburgers.

Young guns ages 10 and older can fire multicolored rounds during SplatterPark’s open-play sessions, which run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Private weekday sessions are available for groups of 20 or more or art-school classes seeking inspiration by taking their craft back to its natural, outdoorsy roots.


Your hands wrap around the grip of a Tippmann marker. Multicolored spheres fly past you, spattering the trees and cutting air inches from your mask. Through the foliage, you can see half a plane buried nose-first in a clearing, one of many obstacles concealing potential foes. At SplatterPark, this good-natured combat sprawls across the adrenaline-soaked turf of 12 outdoor fields and 40 wooded and open acres adjacent to a lake.

Warriors battle through capture-the-flag, base-defense, and other scenarios in themed arenas with adventurous names including Fort Buckeye, Snake Pit, and Dark Forest. Each field is suited to at least three types of play, but only the regular type of physics, and shouts of camaraderie echo off paint-flecked cover such as a broken-down school bus and a wooden-slat fort. SplatterPark also offers zombie-themed hayride shoots, in which a trailer is custom-fitted with 32 paintball guns, allowing participants to shoot live zombie targets. Prior to the hunt, visitors can test their skills on a target range.

The arena's surreal terrain was featured in the intense combat of Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball, a video game from Activision, but the real park caters to players of all abilities and ages. At an onsite café, hot dogs and energy drinks refuel warriors and allow them to tell if their nemeses are actually target dummies with no appetite.

Customer Reviews

It was great make sure you bring some extra cash for the other activities they have.
Ricee M. · December 8, 2016
A little pricy for the longevity provided, but worth the adventure! Priceless memories!
Velanna M. · December 2, 2016
Amazing and fun experience!
Melissa H. · November 30, 2016
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    Mount Gilead

    5560 County Rd. 109

    Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338

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