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Old 02-26-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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So my 14 year old had his heart set on laser tag for his birthday at the end of March. But the one we've been to has now closed. A quick Google shows that there's a "Family Fun" place with bad reviews way up north, an outdoor place (and with March weather, I don't want to bank on that) by Ft. Carson, and a "Shotz" place again with less than stellar reviews...I don't like the looks of any of that. I think that any of the three looks like a disappointment compared to the one that closed down.

Does anyone have any ideas for a teenager boy's birthday? He wants to do something with his friends but I'm really drawing a blank here... Is there a Glow Golf, or an arcade (besides the one in Manitou) or something that I'm just not seeing in my searches? Any little known local gems? Ideas?

*sigh* ...teenagers...

EDIT: I see Glowgolf in the mall there now...has anybody done that? Is it fun? Lame?
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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Does anyone have any ideas for a teenager boy's birthday? He wants to do something with his friends but I'm really drawing a blank here... Is there a Glow Golf, or an arcade (besides the one in Manitou) or something that I'm just not seeing in my searches? Any little known local gems? Ideas?

*sigh* ...teenagers...

EDIT: I see Glowgolf in the mall there now...has anybody done that? Is it fun? Lame?[/quote]
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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The Archery Hut | Where the Hunting and Target Stories Never End

^^This. I would've loved to do this....still would actually.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Thanks for the input, vfrpilot and GJJG2012...my youngest son would love that archery thing, gonna have to keep that in mind. My older son, probably not so much.

I'm giving Brunswick Zone XL another look. Some of the reviews are troubling. Especially the ones about incorrect credit card charges...guess maybe I'll just bring cash, if we do this...

They do seem to have a lot of the "teen fun" bases covered though. Bowling, laser tag, arcade, and even billiards for his dad and I to go play on, when we finally tire of embarrassing him in front of his friends...
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Pikes Peak Region
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^ I've been to Brunswick Zone XL a couple of times and had fun there. Even for an adult, it was a fun place for friends' birthdays. Staff was great and didn't have any complaints about the place. Decent food, as well but pretty much pub-style.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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what about Paintball. There are a few around here.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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I've done the GlowGolf - it is probably not as cool as Laser Tag would've been. It is basically two mini golf courses inside a big warehouse space in the dark with a lot of UV light glowing stuff. They don't make you do the courses in order and you can play as long as you like. They also have some other games that rotate through from time to time that can be cool - the last time I was there there was a game where you had to try to get through a laser beam maze without setting off the alarm by crossing a beam - that cost extra and I don't know if it is still there.

Is Itz too young for your son?

Paintball is awesome but I think it is expensive and the only ones I know of are outside and could be iffy in March.

Another option could be to go to the arcades in Manitou - it would be more informal - i.e. you'd have to do the organizing, but that place is fun for all ages.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:46 AM
 
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They are boys! There has to be something! We might not live there yet but here are a couple of ideas:

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park > ColoradoSprings This isn't open yet and I can't find a date anywhere. Maybe a drive by and there might be a sign out. When we went to the one near us I noticed a lot of groups of young teens having a blast. An hour is plenty of time by the way.

What about swimming? I see there are a bunch of YMCA facilities. Boys do tend to rough house quite a bit so enlist extra parents if your group is big.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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What about a climbing wall place?
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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So I think we're decided...we're gonna give Brunswick Zone XL a shot. I will let you guys know what I think and if we have any weird issues with charges or whatever...never know what to think with internet reviews sometimes.

It'z doesn't look quite as cool, and my son is turning 15 so I want something that is slightly adult-ish without crossing over into the realm of completely adult. If that makes sense? He's inviting a couple of girls (his girlfriend and the girl that I WISH was his girlfriend--LOL, I hope there is no drama!!) so at least a place like Brunswick will have a little more "something for everyone."

Manitou's arcade is awesome, and we adore it, but you are outdoors quite a bit going from one part to another, we prefer to do Manitou during more reliably warm seasons. Paintball is also outside...and Eric (my boy) says he had bruises last time, and doesn't want to invite the girls to do that...
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