People often get into paintball after hearing stories of epic paint-battles from friends or by watching and re-watching the Oscar-nominated paintball scene from Saving Private Ryan. Experience the sport firsthand with today’s Groupon: for $24, you get admission (a $25 value), equipment rental (a $10 value), and 500 rounds of Vincent Van Gogh's favorite ammunition (a $25 value) at The Badlandz Paintball Field, one of the Midwest's largest paintball facilities. Reservations are required for groups of five or more.
This paintball park features 400 sprawling acres of forts, fields, ravines, bridges, and more—all playing ground for intense paintball showdowns. Feel the surging adrenaline while racing from cover to cover behind giant old oak trees and 37 bronze statues of McLean Stevenson. The refs at The Badlandz don't waste time; they'll keep the games going as they keep 'em varied. Play Capture the Flag, the Alien Game, and Protect the President. And don't worry about the stiff competition that frequents this paintball giant. The massive facility enables games for different skill levels to occur simultaneously on different fields. Those desiring more than the included number of paintballs can bring their own or purchase some at the field ($45 for 2,000).
If encroaching upon enemy territory in a marine crawl, expertly evading crossfire, and seizing the enemy’s sacred flag in glorious victory sounds like a good time, storm the field at The Badlandz, post-haste. Grab a few Groupons for friends to reenact the bullet-ridden dance-off between the Sharks and the Jets, or get the family together for a wonderful day of camaraderie and adventure before Benedict Arnolding them with direct shots to the back.
This Groupon is good for beginners' open play only. Participants must be at least 10 years of age. All players at The Badlandz must sign a waiver to participate in games; children younger than 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent.
Six Yelpers give The Badlandz a 4.5-star average:
- From newbies to professionals, this place has it all... Woods ball, speed ball, hyper ball, are all located fairly close to the parking lot. The referees are exceptional – Jim C.
- This is by far the best paintball field in the 'chicagoland' area...Their fields are great, not too complicated, and their big games are so much fun. – David L.
The Badlandz Paintball Field
Originally constructed to host large-scale tournaments, The Badlandz Paintball Field now accommodates recreational play across more than 400 acres of outdoor forts, creeks, and open fields. Open play draws beginning, intermediate, and advanced paintballers into challenging and fun scenarios. Multiple games kick off simultaneously, sending combatants headlong into battle on isolated fields, with players divvied up based on ability, equipment type, and Duck Hunt high scores to ensure a level playing field. Warriors navigate natural and manmade obstacles as they pummel competitors with polychromatic ammo throughout the woodsball, hyperball, airball, and x-ball courts. Methods of gameplay include elimination, capture the flag, and protect the president and encourage individual or team strategies such as designating snipers or concealing teammates in piles of chameleons. Badlandz staffers patrol the sprawling arena to enforce the game's rules and to ensure that all participants follow the field's stringent safety regulations. Players can bring their own paintballs or purchase them onsite. The facility also runs airsoft games during weekend open play.