Miniature golf, or mini golf, is an enjoyable activity that makes everyone happy. There are plenty of family-oriented mini-golf options in Lancaster County, with ice cream and snacks available afterward.
Leisure Bowling and Golfing Center
A slice of Americana and a trip down memory lane for grandparents wanting to share their halcyon days with the grandkids. Putt through a larger-than-life gorilla, a wild stallion, a dinosaur or an elephant at the Safari Miniature Golf course that opened in 1959. For a more challenging mini golf experience with a little less kitsch, try the real-grass putting course. They also have a bowling alley.
3440 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Overlook Falls Mini Golf
Boasting native plant species, natural boulders and three water features, the 18-hole course is well-maintained by the same groundskeepers who care for the municipally-owned regulation course next door. Fun glow-ball events are held at nighttime.
2099 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf and Maze
A rewarding way to end the day after spending a day of outlet shopping on busy Route 30 that locals call “the strip.” These two courses have a “National Treasure” type of theme with a colonial Lancaster story line, beckoning mini golfers to follow Professor Hacker on his expedition in search of gold and artifacts. If you feel like you’ve played a similarly designed course in other tourist cities such as Myrtle Beach, it’s because you probably have. The chain has seven locations.
2521 Lincoln Hwy E, Ronks, PA 17572,
Village Greens Miniature Golf
A spectacularly landscaped mini golf course, which rivals public gardens and arboretums. Its two courses sit on 13 acres of scenic countryside. On a warm summer evening, be prepared to wait your turn to tee off at each hole at this popular outdoor destination.
1444 Village Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579
Waters Edge Mini Golf
— Jed Kensinger