Today’s teens have grown up in a world full of constant excitement; visually stunning video games, augmented and virtual reality, and multi-million dollar family fun centers are now the norm. Luckily, Cincinnati has stepped it up with a number of truly unique unique, adrenaline-packed activities for teens. Whether you’re looking for an indoor activity on a rainy day or a water activity for a perfect summer afternoon, Cincinnati has an activity worth talking about. So, enough talking, here’s a few of our favorite activities for teens in Cincinnati:
1. Wake boarding at Wake Nation
Wake Nation uses an overhead cable system to let you wakeboard around a 10-acre lake with actually needing a boat. Never wakeboarded before? Wake Nation offers private cable lessons for first time riders.
Located in Fairfield, Wake Nation hosts riders ages 3 and up. Reservations are highly encouraged. Open from May through November, and don’t forget to check the weather!
In the spirit of combining two sports to create an entirely new sport, the folks over at Fowling Warehouse have combined football and bowling to create fowling. The first Fowling Warehouse opened in Hamtramck, MI (outside Detroit) in 2014, and now Cincinnati boasts the first venue of its kind outside of Michigan.
Located in Pleasant Ridge, the Fowling Warehouse is a 47,000 indoor facility with 30 fowling lanes. All ages are welcome until 8PM, at which time it becomes 21+. Players must be at least 10 to participate.
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3. Archery dodgeball at Archery Arena
Continuing on the theme of combining two sports to create a new now, Archery Arena is one of the first dedicated venues in the country to host an activity they call Archery Dodgeball. Exactly as it sounds, Archery Dodgeball combines the rules of dodgeball with specially engineered foam-tipped arrows. A typical session lasts 1 hour, starting with an introduction to how to shoot a bow and arrow and continuing through a mix of game modes to keep the excitement high.
Located in West Chester, the indoor venue hosts individual play open to ages 10+, or private events can be booked for groups. Reservations are highly recommended. Archery Arena also offers nerf battles for the younger kids
Image courtesy of Archery Arena website.
Go Karting might not sound super unique, but Full Throttle has stepped it up a notch, featuring go karts that reach up to 40mph.
Located in Springdale, Full Throttle has two indoor tracks. No reservations are required to drop in for 8 minute race sessions. Looking for two activities in one? Full Throttle also offers axe throwing for ages 14 and older.
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5. Indoor rock climbing at Mosaic Climbing
Just opened in 2019, Cincinnati now boasts an over 20,000 square foot indoor rock climbing gym. From bouldering walls to advanced climbs over 50 feet, there’s a challenge for climbers of all skill levels .
Located in Loveland, day passes are available for drop ins for only $17 plus rentals