The treats at Control Tower Ice Cream are so tasty that they regularly cause pilots to land their planes near the shop. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Albany International Airport’s north runway is paved a few 100 yards from the creamery’s door. Regardless, from March to September, the staff serves nearly 20 specialty sundaes and more than 40 flavors of ice cream that woo adults and kids alike. More savory foods, such as hot dogs, burgers, and paninis, complement the desserts. After eating, guests can watch the planes land and take off or visit Control Tower’s go-kart track, miniature-golf course, or batting cages.
Pirate's Hide-Out features tons of mini golf amusement right in the middle of Waterford.
Don't worry about packing a snack. This course has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this course.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Putt-putting through a pirate ship might normally result in the putter walking the plank. Not so at FunPlex Fun Park, where on the 18-hole mini-golf course, players navigate ocean-themed greens populated by alligators, a lighthouse, and one grounded speedboat. Thirteen attractions, including a bounce house and bumper boats, promise diversion for kids of almost any age. Go-karts spin around an eighth-mile track at up to 20 miles per hour, and kids aged 3–10 zip around at 6 miles per hour on the mini go-kart track. In Captain Hook's House of Fun, kids clamber inside the tunnels of a multilevel play structure, descending tube slides and diving into a pit filled with plastic balls, more fun than the ones at school that are filled with homework.
Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.
A family-friendly venture is right around the corner at Ballston Lake's Players Park, where all ages and experience levels can compete for a hole-in-one.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this course is sure to dish out something delicious.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this course just as much as their parents do.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
This miniature golf place offers everything you could want. That's why you should head to Players Park in Ballston Lake.
Bring your A game to Clifton Park's Players Park-Eagle Crest — this may be mini golf, but that doesn't mean it's any less competitive.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.