10 Insider Tips for Fun Things to Do with Kids in Traverse City – mynorth.com

Pirate bay

710 US 31 N., Traverse City | 231.938.9599

Take the children with you because they feel like going, but don’t forget to have fun yourself. With two 18-hole miniature golf courses (named best in Michigan by AAA), go-karts, a zip line, high ropes course, and a full arcade, the whole family will smile. (Also located in Petoskey and Houghton Lake.)

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Lucky Jacks

1705 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City | 231.946.2610

Lucky Jack’s is a great rainy day destination and Northern Michigan’s largest indoor family fun spot. Choose between laser tag, 8 pool tables, 33 bowling lanes, bumper cars or the 12,000 square meter amusement arcade. Classic pub grub and pizza when you’re ready to recharge.

State Theater Children’s Matinee

233 E. Front St., Traverse City | 231.947.4800

Aside from a day at a public beach, there’s no better way to keep the kids entertained than a Saturday morning matinee at the historic State Theater. A show at 10 a.m. will set you back just 25 cents per person – the same price the theater charged when it opened as The Lyric in 1916 (25 cents would be $ 5.20 in today’s dollars, fyi.). Check out the film schedule online.

Handz On Art

144 Hall St., Traverse City | 231.941.5071

A pottery studio of their own that is the perfect place for the little artist in the family – not to mention the opportunity to bring home a souvenir of the trip north for grandma and grandpa.

Incredible Mo’s

1355 Silver Lake Crossing Blvd., Grawn | 231.944.1355

Laser tag, bowling – fun for the whole family. After playing, fill them with pasta and pizza in the adjoining sauce restaurant.

Favorite botanical

144 Hall Street, Suite 102 (The MRKT Warehouse), Traverse City | 231.421.8440

Build your own terrarium! No appointment is required and the staff will answer any questions you have. Choose your pot from the store’s selection or bring your own. There are lots of fun things like mini dinosaurs, stones and of course cool plants.

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