Have you ever done something a little devious or even just daring and had someone tell you “Welcome to the dark side?” Well, the dark side just might be getting a bad rap when you consider all the family fun there is to be had at glow-in-the-dark Monster Mini Golf on U.S. Highway 36 in Avon, Indiana.
We headed to Monster Mini Golf last week as part of our spring break stay-cation. To be sure that we were well-fueled before hitting the (mini) links, the staff set my family up in the party room with a couple of yummy pizzas from local Randelli’s Gourmet Pizza. As a mother of three whose hosted a more than a few birthday parties at several locations, this was by far the best party room I’ve been in. It was spacious with comfortable table seating for 20 people. Plus, there was a couch which would be a nice place for grown-up guests to relax while the party rages on. The monster-y, but not creepy, decor would definitely be a hit with tweens and above, though my 8-year-old loved it as well.
After lunch, it was time to get our glow-in-the-dark golfing on. I am not a huge fan of mini golf — I don’t have the patience or the skill to get that darn little ball into the cup — but I honestly had fun at Monster Mini Golf. Four things made it a place I would definitely go again:
Parents should be forewarned that there are about a dozen arcade games available for playing, so either bring money for those or tell your kids ahead of time (as I did) that you’re there for the golf, not the games. The fee for Monster Mini Golf is $7.50 for “big monsters” and $6.50 for “little monsters,” as determined by height.
In addition to the location in Avon, folks near Lafayette, Indiana can check out the Monster Mini Golf located off County Road 350 South.
After our eyes adjusted to the light again, we went in search of somewhere to grab a snack. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, but the Urbanspoon app on my iPhone led us to Frost Bite, a mom-and-pop drive up ice cream joint. Less than a mile from Monster Mini Golf, Frost Bite was a great stop for my hungry monsters.
If you need any more convincing that a trip to Avon for some family fun is worth it, consider what might 8-year-old said on the way home:
“Mom, I could do this day again a ‘fousand’ times!”