Family Getaways: Teen Fun and Activities

Traveling to Fort Wayne, Indiana with older kids and teenagers? Check out these fun activities for older kids to enjoy during your stay.

High Energy Fun

Ultrazone

1104 West Coliseum Blvd
(260) 471-6719
Sunday – Monday, 12–8pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 12–10pm
Friday – Saturday 12pm–1am
ultrazoneftw.com
Party reservations available

Ultrazone is the place to play laser tag for all ages. Check the website often for summer hours and weekly specials.  Coupon

Lazer X

244 Fernhill Avenue
(260) 484-1350
Monday – Thursday, 11am–10pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am–12am
Saturday, 10am–12am
Sunday, 1pm–9pm
lazerxfw.com
Party reservations available

Laser tag and arcade games. Nine thousand square feet of play area on FOUR different levels. The arena is lit with ultraviolet light, flashing strobe lights, and other decorative lights.  

Combat Ops Arena

244 Fernhill Avenue
(260) 999-4940
Monday: Closed to Public (Private Events Only)
Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm–10pm (Private Events: 12–4pm)
Friday: 4pm–12am (Private Events: 12–4pm)
Saturday: 11am–11pm
Sunday: 12pm–7pm
combatopsarena.com

Mission-based laser tag containing dangerously high levels of fun and excitement. Before or after your mission, try the state-of-the-art redemption arcade. Great for families, birthdays, groups or corporate events. Located just south of Spiece Fieldhouse.

Vortex

1130 North Coliseum Blvd
(260) 203-2103
Sunday – Thursday, 11am–10pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am–11pm
vortexcarting.com
Party reservations available

Forget the old go-karts of the past, Vortex’s top-of-the-line kart racing will put you in the driver seat of the most realistic racing experience short of the Indy 500. The karts, a SODI “RTX,” has superior handling and acceleration topping out at 48 MPH, with disc braking system and LED brake lights, pedal and steering wheel adjustments, zero emissions, plus a timing system to record accurate lap times and customize the racing experience to you.

After racing, gear up for laser tag. A 4,000 square feet of laser tag battlefield with customizable weapon settings, interacting wall targets and special energy power-ups is awaiting you. Follow the story line for an afternoon full of intergalactic fun.

Not done yet? Over 30 arcade games await visitors in Vortex, stocked with classics like air hockey and ski ball, as well as new favorites.

Fast Track

605 West Coliseum Blvd
(260) 483-9968
Tuesday – Thursday, 2–10pm
Friday 2pm–12am
Saturday 12pm–12am
Sunday 12pm–10pm
fasttrackracingfortwayne.com
Party reservations available

A completely indoor go-kart racing track is fun for all ages. Choose between regular, double seated, and pro-karts depending on your age and experience.

Putt-Putt Fun Center

4530 Speedway Drive
(260) 483-7618
Golf and Arcade: Monday – Saturday, 9am–1am;
Sunday 12pm–10pm
Go-Karts: Monday – Saturday, 10am–12am;
Sunday 12pm–10pm
puttputtfw.com

Practice your putting skills at Putt-Putt mini-golf center. After hitting the green, explore the game in the arcade, grab some snacks, or drive the outdoor go-karts.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

401 Fernhill Avenue
(260) 483-5867
Monday – Thursday, 12–8pm
Friday 12pm–11pm
Saturday 10am–11pm
Sunday 12pm–7pm
skyzone.com/fortwayne
Party reservations available

A lot more than just trampolines, Sky Zone offers a way to have fun and get fit. Sky Zone offers fitness classes, open jumps, SkySlam court and sometimes Ultimate Dodgeball! For the fitness, fun and thrill seekers, Sky Zone is the place to jump around. Special programs are always going on at Skyzone, dodgeball, volleyball and “Homeschool Hop,” a time reserved for homeschool kids to meet other homeschool kids, is available throughout the month. Check the website for current programing.

SportONE/Parkview Icehouse

3869 Ice Way
(260) 387-6614
icesports.com/fortwayne

Take a skate around the rink Fridays 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturday or Sundays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Room to Escape

3734 Allen Avenue
(800) 454-3927
roomtoescape.com

Solve puzzles indoors….and outdoors! Room to Escape offers players the ability to escape the Lab Disaster, Nightmare at the Museum, the Dining Room Caper, and coming soon outdoor puzzles around the city of Fort Wayne.

Certain restrictions apply, be sure to check the website before reserving tickets.

Entertainment Centers

Crazy Pinz Entertainment Center

1414 Northland Blvd
(260) 490-2695
Monday – Wednesday, 10am–11pm
Thursday 10am–12am
Friday and Saturday, 10am–1am
Sunday 12pm–10pm
crazypinz.com
Party reservations available

A total entertainment center that offer 20 lanes of bowling, a 4,300 square foot laser tag facility, spin zone bumper cars, indoor mini golf, an adult lounge, and a full service restaurant, Coconutz. Plus, Ballocity, a three-story “waterpark” of foam balls.

Pirates Cove is the themed laser tag arena that is two-stories complete with a pirate ship and sound effects. Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-close; Saturday 10 am – close; Sunday 12 pm - close.  Coupon

Georgetown Entertainment Center

5770 E State Blvd
(260) 749-9610

Georgetown Entertainment Center is home to bowling, rock wall, a 4D interactive theatre, bumper cars, arcade, and much more!

Outdoor Activities

Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot

1004 Cass Street
(260) 420-3962

Fort Wayne Bike Hub

838 S. Harrison Street
(260) 206-6906

Monday – Friday, 7am–6pm
Saturday 8am–2pm
fwoutfitters.com

For a great day of fitness and outdoor recreation, visit the Fort Wayne Outfitters. Rent bikes, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards at the shop on Cass Street. Or ride around downtown by stopping by the downtown Harrison Street Bike Hub.

Notice: Valid ID/Credit Card is required to rent, so bring along the whole family for a day of fun.

Pedal and Paddle

Check out our itineraries for Trail and Paddle Trips

Sweet Treats

The Stand
5200 Bluffton Road
(260) 7474-7300

Everyone screams for...frozen yogurt! The perfect treat all summer, stop by the stand for Coney dog creations and delicious frozen yogurt.

Zesto
Multiple locations
zesto-ice-cream.com

A Fort Wayne area favorite for 50 years, cool down with a sundae from Zesto. The perfect treat after a long day in the sun.

Shopping

VisitFortWayne.com/Shopping

Whether it's date night, Christmas shopping, or girls’ night out, if you like to shop, Fort Wayne has the place for you. Glenbrook Square is the indoor shopping haven, with over 100 stores to choose from; Jefferson Pointe is the place to go for outdoor shopping; and boutiques like The Find, Lace and Arrow, Emily’s Haute Cottage can provide a unique gift for your closet.

Minor League Sports

VisitFortWayne.com/Sports

Take in a game, whether that is baseball, hockey or basketball, Fort Wayne’s minor league teams will you give a fun night out. Worried about price? Don’t be. Tincaps baseball has tickets for as low as $5, Komets hockey games have tickets for as low as $11 (for ages 12-18), and Mad Ants basketball has tickets for around $11 as well.

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