Location: 1050 Horse Prairie Ave., Valparaiso
The Zao Island fun center is billed as the best place to play in Porter County and there is much fun to be had at their Valparaiso location. Among its many attractions, Zao Island offers go-karts, laser maze, miniature golf, and a big game room.
It’s a great place to play for kids of all ages, says Ryan Wright, who owns the business with his dad. “That’s the fun part for my dad and me,” Wright says. “We’re passionate about the business. We’ve just got great customers and everyone’s been so responsive.”
Zao Island also hosts birthday parties, weddings and company outings. This summer, they’ll also host live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Location: 221 U.S. 41, Schererville
Location: 8176 Wicker Ave., St John