Mini Golf Courses, Go Karts, Ziplines & Outdoor Thrills Near Grand Rapids

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Mini Golf, Go Karts & Outdoor Attractions

Warm weather fun in West Michigan is here!

Looking for a memorable family experience? Head out to an outdoor amusement center or your favorite mini golf spot for some go-karts, zip lines or epic rounds of putt-putt.

Use this list of our favorite outdoor play centers, parks, trails, and nature centers to help you find your next family fun.

West Side Christian School

Small class sizes, outdoor education opportunities, busing for all K-8 students, on-site childcare, and so much more! We partner with families to provide whole-child Christian education that integrates God’s Word and creation into learning. Schedule your tour today at wscsgr.org.

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Best Outdoor Family Attractions in Grand Rapids

Drumroll, please! Grand Rapids area families voted the following as the best outdoor attractions for 2021!

Best Outdoor Family Attraction (Paid Admission)

1 2Winner: Deer Tracks Junction

Deer Tracks Junction Adventure Park in Cedar Springs

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Top Outdoor Family Attraction (Paid)

About Deer Tracks Junction Adventure Park

DTJ Adventure Park has hours of fun for all! Tons of animals with up close encounters, huge one-of-a-kind play areas, and homemade ice cream! New fun for 2021! Feed the animals or just enjoy time to love on 'em. Adventures vary by season; check our website for current schedule.

T E S T I M O N I A L

Best animal place I have ever been to. Animals are well taken care of. Extremely friendly and caring staff. The place is very clean and safe. This will always be a go to place for me every year.
Don Scott

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo in New Era

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Top Outdoor Family Attraction (Paid)

About Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo

A full day of fun awaits at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo! Unique animals, attractions, and activities for all ages!

Favorite Outdoor Family Attraction (Paid Admission)

1. Deer Tracks Junction
2. Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
3. John Ball Zoo
4. Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
5. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
6. Blandford Nature Center
6. Michigan’s Adventure (Muskegon)
8. Millennium Park (Walker) – Kent County
9. Nelis’ Dutch Village (Holland)
10. Craig’s Cruisers (Wyoming)

Mini Golf – Where You Can Play in West MI

Putt putt golf is for all ages and all experience levels. Bring your kids, or bring your silly friends and get ready to venture over yards and yards of bright green turf as you laugh your way to the 18th hole.

(Want a related challenge? Try disc golf at one of these local courses.)

AJ’s Family Fun Center
4400 Ball Park Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 785-0077

Have fun on their outdoor 18-hole mini-golf course, followed by batting cages, and bumper boats. They also have an indoor arcade and a snack bar with items like ice cream, hamburgers, and soft pretzels. Located next to Fifth Third Ball Park.
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AJs Family Fun Centers: Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Batting Cages & More
Alpine Avenue Golf Center
4855 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-1250

This outdoor, 19-hole mini-golf course is laid back and open daily during spring, summer, and fall. They also have a golf driving range.
Bat’n’Club Family Fun Center
1076 W Sherman, Muskegon, MI 49442


Play a round on one of the two outdoor  18-hole mini-golf courses or swing it out in their batting cages.
C’s Extreme Ice Cream & Mini Golf
8990 Water S, Montague, MI 49437


Get some ice cream and then play putt putt on their outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf course.
Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center (Grand Rapids)
5730 Clyde Park Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49509

616-530-2900

This indoor-outdoor family fun amusement destination is open year-round. Outdoor attractions include bumper boats, go-karts, zipline, and mini-golf. Their minigolf course offers 18 holes of fun. This is a seasonal and weather permitting attraction. Keep track of your score on your smartphone with their digital scorecard!
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Families will love playing mini golf at Craig’s Cruisers in Grand Rapids, MI
Craig’s Cruisers (Holland)
651 Chicago Dr, Holland, MI 49423

This outdoor mini golf course has 18 holes and is open weather-permitting. $8 per round. Digital scorecard.
Craig’s Cruisers (Muskegon)
1551 E Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49456

Outdoor, 18-hole mini golf course open weather-permitting. $8 per round. No age or height restrictions.
Dairy Ranch
1717 142nd Ave, Dorr, MI 49323

The Dairy Ranch ice cream shop also has an old-school outdoor mini golf course out back.
Double Dip Depot
328 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Lots of updates were made to their outdoor, 19-hole mini-golf course in 2021!
They are also a full-service ice cream shop and occasionally host car cruises featuring old cars.
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Double Dip Depot Mini Golf
The Fun Park
68099 County Road 388, South Haven, MI 49090

Bumper Boats, Go Karts and and outdoor mini golf course.
Great Lakes Glow Golf
3494 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf! They feature 18 holes of miniature golf played under black light utilizing ultraviolet visual artistry. They also have a small arcade of approximately 25 games, concession-style food and drink options, and novelties for redemption and purchase.
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Lakeside Entertainment
09921 Blue Star Memorial Hwy, South Haven, MI 49090

Outdoor, 18-hole mini golf course. The course has four ponds with fountains, streams and waterfalls. The destination also has a restaurant and bowling alley.
Loeschner’s Village Green Miniature Golf
4521 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, MI 49418

Two old-school mini golf courses. They are both outdoors. The 19-hole and 20-hole putt putt courses have unique obstacles.
Loeschner's Village Green Miniature Golf
Loeschner’s Village Green Miniature Golf
The Lost City
12330 James St, Holland, MI 49424

This is a unique indoor nine-hole mini golf course.

Take a ride through the Gobi desert on this putt putt course!
Dodge crocodiles on the Nile, try to make your way through the cursed pyramid, and avoid the palm trees; it’s all part of the fun at The Lost City! The last hole features a plinko game, and if you can get your ball into the middle hole, you win a free game!
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Indoor Mini Golf Course in Holland, MI
Pirate’s Landing Mini Golf @ Captain Sundae
365 Douglas Ave, Holland, MI 49424

This outdoor, 18-hole course is adjacent to an awesome ice cream shop.

Special mini golf pricing for kids under 12, Seniors, and walk alongs. Ages 3 and under play FREE with a paying adult.
Pirates Landing Mini Golf
Kids of any age love to play mini golf at Captain Sundae in Holland, MI
Putter’s Creek
40 Whitehall Rd, North Muskegon, MI 49445

An outdoor, 18-hole course that goes up hills and under waterfalls.
Once a month, with LED balls and glow-in-the-dark clubs, they also play GLOW GOLF.
They also have go karts. Each race is approximately 15-20 laps. *Double karts are for one person over 54” and one child. Kids ride free.
Ice cream and lawn games are available, too.
Putters Creek Mini Golf and Go Karts
Putter’s Creek Mini Golf and Go Karts
Rollaway Fun Center
805 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331

Outdoor, 18-hole course
Sundae Sundae Golf Golf
631 E Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI 49424
Two outdoor, 18-hole mini golf courses

Go Karts & Outdoor Amusement Centers 

Outdoor play centers are great places to bring the family and enjoy some fun together.

In the small town where I grew up, there was only one place to go, but in West Michigan there are many different options. Whether you like mini golf, go-karts, roller coasters, ziplines, or even high ropes courses, West Michigan has it all. Enjoy a day out with your family at any of these nearby outdoor play centers.

Below are local favorites for outdoor fun.

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AJ’s Family Fun Center
4400 Ball Park Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321


Have fun on their outdoor 18-hole mini-golf course, followed by batting cages, and bumper boats. They also have an indoor arcade and a snack bar with items like ice cream, hamburgers, and soft pretzels. Located next to Fifth Third Ball Park.
Allegan Event
Riverfront Boardwalk, Allegan, MI 49010

Two 600-foot long zip lines take you over the river and back on the riverfront zip line. Follow that up with a go on QUICKjump, the outdoor freefall simulation.

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Soar through the sky on the Sky High Adventure at the Allegan Event in Allegan, MI
Cannonsburg Zipline
6800 Cannonsburg Rd. Belmont, MI 49317

The 5-station zipline tour takes about 1.5 hours. Ziplines range from 300 – 600 feet and riders can go up to 40 mph. Reservations required.
Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Center (Grand Rapids)
5730 Clyde Park Ave SW Wyoming, MI 49509


This indoor-outdoor family fun amusement destination is open year-round. Outdoor attractions include bumper boats, go-karts, zipline, and mini-golf.

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Craig’s Cruisers (Holland)
651 Chicago Dr, Holland, MI 49423


They have an outdoor, 18-hole minigolf course, alomg with outdoor go-karts, batting cages, eurobungy, and swan boats for loads of outdoor family fun.
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Adults and kid will both love the zipline at Craig’s Cruisers
Craig’s Cruisers (Muskegon)
1551 E Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49456

Bumper boats, outdoor go-karts, batting cages, and an outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf course make this an outside activity center favorite.
Craig’s Cruisers (Silver Lake)
8343 W. Hazel Road, Silver Lake, MI 49436


A Zip Line, Swan Boats, Bumper boats, outdoor go-karts, and an outdoor mini-golf course are in the fun line up here.
Silver Lake Craigs Cruisers
Race around the track on outdoor go-karts at Craig’s Cruisers in Silver Lake, MI
The Fun Park
68099 County Road 388, South Haven, MI 49090


Outdoor putt putt course, go-karts, and bumper boats.
John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 


Go to the zoo to see 1300+ animals including tigers, lions, and red pandas. While you’re there, soar over the zoo on the outdoor zip line or ropes course.

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Zipline through the trees at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI
Lakeside Entertainment
09921 Blue Star Memorial Hwy, South Haven, MI 49090


Outdoor, 18-hole mini golf course, and indoor bowling alley.
Michigan’s Adventure Amusement & Water Park
4750 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445


Rollercoasters, kiddie rides, petting zoo, lazy river, wave pool, waterslides, and more make this a popular Michigan family attraction.

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Michigan's Adventure roller coaster
Enjoy roller coasters and more at Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon, MI
Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445


Zipline, summer luge, archery, trail quest (think outdoor escape room) dog-friendly fun and more.

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Putter’s Creek
40 Whitehall Rd, North Muskegon, MI 49445


Mini golf, go karts, and canoeing on the Muskegon River.
Rollaway Fun Center
805 E Main St, Lowell, MI 49331


Outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf course. (Indoor roller skating, bowling and laser tag.)
Nelis’ Dutch Village
12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424


Visit the barn animals, kiddie rides, old-fashioned games – even a mini zipline. Special festivals and events throughout the open season.

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Ride the Ferris wheel and more at Nelis’ Dutch Village in Holland, MI
Tree Runner Adventure Park
2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Ropes course and zipline through the wooded challenges. Kid and adult courses.

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TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park
Kids of all ages can zipline at TreeRunner Adventure Park in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Nature Centers, Gardens & Hikes  

There are trails, and then there are Pure Michigan trails. Our area parks & rec departments take their jobs seriously, offering beautifully groomed trails (or more wild trails, if that’s your style) all over West Michigan.

From local parks with paved trails perfect for strollers, to dune climbs and forest hikes out to Lake Michigan, there are enough outdoor hikes to keep you busy year-round.

Find the complete list of Grand Rapids trails here.

You can also try a new playground from the mega playgrounds list, hit the beach, or find an area splash pad.

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Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

264 acres of nature! Visitors can hike 7 miles of trails, take classes, and participate in the outdoors year-round. Summer camps, festivals and more.

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Blandford Nature Center Trails
Hike one of many trails at Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, MI, all year long
Calvin University Eco Preserve
3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Flat nature trails wind through the woods and past water features. The interpretive center offers hands-on learning throughout the year and summer camps.

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DeGraaf Nature Center
600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423


Hike the short trails through woods, meadow, and past ponds. Live birds of prey programs, summer camps and other programming.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49525


Outdoor features: Miles of walking paths past sculptures, Japanese Garden, Children’s Garden, Farm Garden, Special Exhibits, Concerts, Summer Camps, Classes.

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The Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI

Want More Outdoor Adventure?

Try a local playground, park or trail. Water enthusiasts will naturally want to find a beach on Lake Michigan or maybe a local splash pad or pool.

Or, read on for more things to explore in greater Grand Rapids.

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