Are you looking for something different to do with your kids this summer, but still want them to be active? If so, laser tag is the perfect activity for you. Children and adults can play together, running through creatively decorated facilities that make you feel as if you’re in a completely different time. My husband and I took our niece and nephews to play laser tag, and I’m not sure who had more fun, us or them! Here are just a few local options that can provide a couple of hours, or a whole day of entertainment!

X-Site Amusement and Recreation Center (6155 E. 86th, Indianapolis)
With over 12,000 square feet of futuristic-themed laser tag space, X-Site offers an exciting experience with radio-based tag equipment utilizing real-time scoring. It serves food items such as salads, subs, and pizza from Marco’s Pizza, and has an arcade space, as well. Be sure to check their website for group and birthday party coupons, as well as for their daily specials, including details about a family night deal and unlimited laser tag.

Monday-Thursday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Fridays: Noon – Midnight
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – Midnight
Sundays: Noon- 8:00 p.m.

1 game = $7 per person
2 games = $13 per person
3 games = $18 per person

Ages 6 & up
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Laser Storm – Expo Bowling Center (5261 Elmwood Avenue, Indianapolis)

Located inside the Expo Bowing Center, children and adults play in a futuristic arena. Each game is approximately 15 minutes long, and players seek to deactivate opposing team members. Be sure to make reservations on Saturdays and Sundays, as they are now required. They offer several birthday party options, as well, including a laser tag and bowling package.

Monday – Thursday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

1 game = $6.99 per person
2 games = $12.99 per person
3 games = $17.99 per person
Ten game card = $55.00

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Indy’s Incredible Buffet and Fun Center (8707 Hardegan St, Indianapolis) (Closed in 2014)
Laser tag is just one of the many fun activities that is available at Indy’s Incredible Buffet and Fun Center. Other activities include mini-bowling, mini-golf, bumper cars, and go carts. They offer an extensive, kid-friendly buffet, as well, that serves pizza, hot dogs, tacos, nachos, salads, soups, desserts, and a variety of special dishes.

Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. (gameroom stays open until 9:00 p.m.)
Friday: 11 a.m. -9 p.m. (gameroom stays open until 10 p.m.)
Saturday: 8am-10:30 am breakfast buffet ; 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (gameroom stays open until 10 p.m.)

1 game = $5 per person

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Laser Flash (617 Third Avenue S.W., Carmel)
This 7,800 square foot facility can accommodate up to 42 players with up to 4 different teams. They utilize radio based gaming equipment, with real time scoring. Noble Roman’s Pizza is baked fresh onsite, and is equipped with 39 arcade games for additional entertainment. A party room and specials are offered, as well. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Hours (summer):
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-Midnight
Sunday: Noon-7:00 p.m.

1 game = $14 per person
2 games = $21 per person
3 games = $26 per person

Ages 7& up
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Dark Armies (2525 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis)
The historically paintball only site, and home of Necropolis Haunted House in October, Dark Armies now offers laser tag. Laser tag sessions are 90 minutes log, and are limited to 10 players per session. Reservations are highly recommended.

Monday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. or by reservation

Walk-ins = $35
Reserved in advance = $30
Prepaid 24 hours in advance = $25

Ages 10& up
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