What You'll Get
The family is the basic unit of society—yet, statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal the extra Arch Deluxe you've been saving for all these years. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a 30-minute batting cage session and an unlimited rides wristband for the indoor theme park at Zonkers (a $24.99 value).
Zonkers' indoor batting cages can be adjusted for any pitch speed or batter height, making them ideal for children and full-grown children alike. Thirty minutes is more than enough time to stretch out any rusty muscles plugged with strike-out juice, but not long enough that the pitcher risks tearing a rotator cuff or conveyor belt. After retiring the bat, head to the main floor and use the unlimited rides wristband toward happiness machines such as the python pit rollycoaster, Venetian carousel, the banana squadron airplane ride, and Charles the Mustache. The family-friendly entertainment center also offers a multi-level maze, arcade games, an indoor train, a life-sized replica of coach Mike Ditka arm-wrestling a shark, a dining area with kid-centric food items, and options for groups and parties.
Zonkers was named the Best Kansas City Kids' Party Place by Parents Connect. Seven Insider Pagers give Zonkers an average of 4.5 stars, and it has more than 300 Facebook fans. Some Yahoo Travelers are still reviewing it under its old name, Jeepers, and give it an average of four stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. No cash back. Batting cage reservation required, 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Not valid for parties. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Zonkers enchants youngsters and guardians alike with its gargantuan indoor amusement park and arcade. Rides abound, including the Python Pit roller coaster and the Banana Squadron—a fleet of small, controllable planes in the shape of bananas, just like Pan Am’s aircraft in the 1970s. The bustling activity center makes a fun destination for field trips and birthday parties.