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I took my son for a fun day, and we had a great time. The mini golf course was nice and very... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
amoo8280
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Chicago, Illinois
It was uhm....pretty ok.

I hadn't been to Zao in YEARS!! No really...a LONG time. The last time I was there the arcade was... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
MelindaMC74
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Lake Station, United States
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

When I was a kid, this was definitely the place to go! My husband and I visited when we came home from Boston and were thoroughly let down. The course was not maintained and was very boring. So sad to see this slip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank annareynolds
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I took my son for a fun day, and we had a great time. The mini golf course was nice and very large, and we had fun speeding around the Go Kart track. Kids too small to drive themselves are allowed to ride with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here during a short road trip with our younger kids. What a disappointment. The games where very over priced. Most games were .75-$1 per play but didn't give out many tickets (less than 10)The prizes the kids could get were very over priced...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sigma723
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Took my 10 and 6 year old, played arcades and golf. We love this place.love the food. Golfing is so fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lizmoses
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We attended and volunteered for the LIVIN’ IT UP FEST yesterday for Porter Co. Special Olympics at ZAO ISLAND. This beautiful, clean, well-managed venue ALWAYS donates the use of their facility to this annual fundraiser. Besides this hugely attended day, ZAO accommodates families of all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank matildamay16
Reviewed 8 July 2018

I took my 3 grandchildren to have fun here. $14 for a 10 year old and a 4 year old to play Lasar Tag for 7 minutes. Really? Then $7 EACH to jump in a bouncy house/inflatable slide. Really? No GoKart fun because I needed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Missy C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t been here in at least a decade. What a great place! I met up with friends to listen to the live band but there are many family friendly areas to Zao. I will definitely be returning to try out the go karts and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paula B
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I hadn't been to Zao in YEARS!! No really...a LONG time. The last time I was there the arcade was one small square of a room. Going back, this time as a parent, it has built up drastically...of course with that goes the high prices....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MelindaMC74
Reviewed 24 February 2018

My nieces and nephews spent the day playing laser tag, miniature golf, and hitting balls at the different batting cages. The toddlers bounced around in the bounce houses. We ate pizza and chicken wings in the dining area. The adults enjoyed the batting cages and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maria M
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We have 2 Grandsons that are at a great age for Zoa Island. The Go-Karts are the favorite stop here, but mini-golf is a close 2nd. They offer pizza & snacks, plus drinks. It is always entertaining to watch the grown men get in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mark K
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spankyray
5 August 2017|
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Yes all throughout the park you can use a debit/credit cards.
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7 June 2017|
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I believe they open in the morning
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