Mini golf is great when the weather’s nice and the temperature is good, but what about other days? Monster Mini Golf in Danbury, CT has solved that problem with its indoor mini golf course. Monster Mini Golf's glow-in-the-dark decor will satisfy the Halloween lover in all of us. Monster Mini Golf isn't just an indoor mini golf course, it is also an arcade, and a birthday party place.
When you first walk in there are two rows of arcade games: classics like skeeball and air hockey, along with standard ticket-winning games. Once the tickets are collected, they can be redeemed for typical prizes.
There are two party rooms decorated as if it is an old, haunted living room with a giant, glowing fireplace with glowing, painted flames and a huge skull. There is even old furniture to solidify the old house look with some more typical Halloween decorations. Take a tour of the party rooms here: http://www.monsterminigolf.com/fran-ct-danbury/tour-rooms.html.
The largest part of the Monster Mini Golf is, of course, the mini golf course. The course is laid out like a maze with every foot used as part of the course. I thought there might not be room to get out of another person’s shot, but it was easy to stand on the orange dividers.
There are three electronic decorations that add to the decoration of the course, and for those with little ones, FYI (my daughter was scared of moving characters when she was two). The ogre in the back opens his eyes, rises a bit, does some talking, and then goes back to sleep. The witch in the middle stirs her pot. There is also tree that moves its branches and speaks.
Everything was glow-in-the-dark including the score pad, balls, putters, dividers, murals, and cool Halloween decorations. It was a lot of fun. The golf course was interesting and fit many levels. My five year old scored two holes-in-one but in a few places I took 6 strokes.
Monster Mini Golf is open Tuesday through Sunday (also open on Monday holidays). Weeknight hours are 2 – 9 pm (10 pm on Friday), Saturday from noon to 10 pm, and Sunday from noon to 8 pm. Adults play for $8 a game, kids play for $7 a game, and wee ones (probably under 30″ tall) play free.
I enjoyed seeing Danbury’s murals designed around some Connecticut laws and paid homage to Danbury’s Hat City and railroad history. The whole family had a good time. The kids enjoyed checking out all of the decorations and playing the game. Find more family activities and fun things to do in Connecticut at Macaroni Kid Southbury-Waterbury.