Since the popularization of the laser handshake, the laser hug, and laser diplomacy, laser warfare has ended and glow-in-the-dark space terrain has been recognized as an independent state. Eradicate holdout antinationalists with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an indoor-activity outing with two three-game passes for laser tag or 3-D mini golf at The Spaceport in Mandeville (a $30 value).
Decked in sci-fi finery, The Spaceport invites adventurers to wage intergalactic war in an iridescent laser-tag arena and explore the alien terrain of an eye-popping mini-golf course. After donning an adjustable battle vest and arming a beam-firing phaser, laser-tag players take to the multilevel arena to live out video-game-hero dreams, work out tensions with roommates, and finally experience fantasies of starting a ragtag militia of space marines with Mark from accounting. Black-lit barriers and ramps crisscross the fog-filled terrain, as robotic sentries and intelligent bases fire back during multiple game modes, including an every-man-for-himself battle and a modified version of tag.
Less combative competitors can settle scores as they putt around an alien planet, encountering strange creatures, robots, and space tourists sporting gaudy "I (Heart) The Horsehead Nebula" T-shirts. Players guide their golf balls across the exotic landscape and through an active robot assembly area, before encountering a downed spaceship on the final hole. A well-executed shot elicits a celebratory firing of the craft’s engines, allowing putters to experience the same triumphant emotions Neil Armstrong felt when he first stepped on the set of the 1969 film The Moon Landing.
At The Spaceport, visitors live out futuristic fantasies via mini golf, laser tag, and arcade games. Players putt through the black-lit mini-golf course, passing by a crashed UFO and a robot factory in an alternate reality filled with space tourists. Alternatively, they can race around the multilevel laser-tag arena, playing in groups or going solo in individual scenarios where it’s every man for himself. Since costumes are welcome, Star Wars character sightings at the arcade aren't unusual as guests man the controls of a nitro-powered motorcycle or a jet-powered speedboat. However, booking a party package can ensure a visit from Darth Vader during laser tag and cake time—though it is important to note that galactic law forbids him from slicing the cake with a light saber.
3547 Hwy. 190
Mandeville, Louisiana 70471