Monday, August 25, 2008

Family Fun Center now open in Crown Point

I've been noticing people playing mini-golf on Merrillville Road, over by Burrell Color (near Jewel's rear entrance). I didn't know if it was open to the public yet or if people were just trying it out or whatnot (in retrospect that's kind of silly of me). But anyways, I saw in the Post Tribune today that it is now open, apparently it opened in mid-July. From the Post Tribune:

"The New Orleans Mardi Gras-themed fun center includes two 18-hole miniature golf courses, built around a pond; batting and soccer cages; go-karts; an indoor arcade; and party rooms... ."

"Features to be added to the mini-golf course soon include bayou-type sounds and a smoke machine on the boat.

'All the bells and whistles aren't attached yet,' Cecilia Ernst said.

Arcade games include 'Deal or No Deal,' 'Smokin' Token' and classic games such as Skee Ball and basketball.

The center also boasts 15 double-seat go-karts.

The facility currently has a staff of 46 teenagers and four managers for the remainder of the summer.

There will be more opportunities for fun, even when cold weather takes over. A 40-foot-wide, 240-foot-long, 55-foot tall, air-supported structure called The Dome will provide local sport teams with a venue for year-round training... ."

"The Crown Point Family Fun Center, 1301 Merrillville Road, is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on attractions, call 663-3663 or visit"

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