Alligators. Alligators?

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.

Alligators!