Winter is coming quickly to Minnesota and Wisconsin, and soon it will be time to head inside to get out of the cold and snow. The change in weather doesn’t mean you have to spend the season hiding at home, however, as both states offer several interesting indoor entertainment venues to keep your spirits lifted.
Helium Trampoline and Indoor Adventure Park (Wisconsin)
The Helium Trampoline and Indoor Adventure Park in New Berlin won a place among the 50 Best Trampoline Parks in the World, by offering a wide variety of opportunities for families to jump and play together. The park includes more than 130 interconnected trampolines, as well as games like extreme dodgeball and slam dunk basketball for a more competitive experience. Helium Trampoline and Indoor Adventure Park offers much more than even that: it also has laser tag, a 30-foot rock wall, a Jump Tower, the Wipeout Adventure obstacle course, a laser maze, human hamster balls and a long list of other attractions to experience.
Ultrazone Laser Tag (Wisconsin)
Ultrazone Laser Tag in Madison specializes in providing hours of entertainment to large groups, but it’s also perfectly suited for an afternoon’s worth of fun for you and your family. Weekends are an especially ideal time to visit, thanks to Thursday Thunder, when games are half-priced for students; Friday and Saturday Frenzy, when you can enjoy unlimited play from 8 p.m. to midnight for just $25 a person; and Saturday Fun Zone, which kicks off the weekend proper with unlimited play from 9-11 a.m. for just $15 a person. If you’re having a team-building event, Ultrazone offers catering, three different game types and even a gold-medal ceremony for the day’s champion.
Adventure Zone (Minnesota)
Adventure Zone in Duluth contains a wide variety of amusements to make sure that nobody leaves unsatisfied. For a more laid-back experience, Adventure Zone offers a full arcade, nine holes of miniature golf and plenty to eat and drink at the AZ Cafe. For a more exhilarating outing, there are batting cages, rock-climbing walls, an expansive laser tag area and a Virtual Sports Challenge simulator. If you want to make a weekend of it to get a bit of both worlds, Adventure Zone offers Stay-N-Play packages in partnership with nearby hotels, including The Edgewater Resort & Waterpark.
Fun Timez! in Franklin features a pleasant mix of kid-friendly inflatable attractions and activities suited for children of all ages. Little ones can try the Catch-A-Wave and Fire Truck inflatable slides; a full arcade complete with pinball games and air hockey; and a rain forest-themed playhouse. For older kids and adults, there’s laser tag, rock climbing and an Adventure Jump rope course. For something to eat, Fun-Timez! offers pizza, chicken wings, subs, sandwiches and, of course, ice cream and other snacks.
Big Thrill Factory (Minnesota)
The Big Thrill Factory wows guests with a wide range of indoor activities, including everything from an arcade, go-karts, laser tag and bowling to a ropes course, bumper cars and a Zombie Blasters game. Perhaps the most intriguing part of Big Thrill Factory is its indoor range for axe throwing. Ranging from $4 to $5 for eight throws to $20 per hour per person, Big Thrill’s axe-throwing experts will guide you to ensure that you use safe techniques and come as close to a bullseye as possible.
Minnesota and Wisconsin both get a full brunt of winter weather, but both states are home to some truly enjoyable and unique indoor entertainment opportunities. You don’t have to wait for a wintry day to enjoy these delights, though — gather up your friends and experience the fun any time of year.
This article is presented by Zimbrick European in Madison, WI.