If you don’t like fun places that have inflatables, miniature golf, batting cages, go carts, laser tag, open air arcades and a bar for adults, that’s fine. Zao Island has real live alligators! And they let you feed them with a pole! No joke! See their website for specials and money saving coupons.
Zao Island (1050 Horse Prairie Av., Valparaiso | 219.462.1194) is a family fun center that has activities for everyone in your family. Baby Scout might have a hard time finding something to do but even Lulu can find entertainment at Zao Island. I must say that the alligators were our favorite part! Check out the video below and you’ll see what I mean!
The miniature golf course is pretty amazing too. It’s a beautiful course and so many families were enjoying themselves. Zao Island really does feel like you are in a beachy area. It reminds me of the boardwalk arcades near my old house in California. The attractions range in price from 75 cents (15 pitches at the batting cages) to $6 (laser tag & miniature golf). This was an ideal evening outing for our family — we could stay for as much time as we wanted, or as little time as our sleepy girls allowed.
My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indy with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!