Places to Play Miniature Golf

VL-Miniature Golf

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

(717) 392-2121

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

(717) 560-6354

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,

(717) 391-8234

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

(717) 687-6933

Waters Edge Mini Golf

Two water-filled courses with a walking path, a small lake and gazebo surrounded by farmland. Eat a Pennsylvania Dutch dinner, then play mini golf at this peaceful setting amid the clip-clops of horse-drawn buggies.

230 N Ronks Rd, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

(717) 768-4653

— Jed Kensinger