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Challenge Family Fun Center

366 Middletown Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-6322
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Designed by a landscape architect, our 22-hole MINIATURE GOLF COURSE offers challenging holes, water features, and lots of beautiful flowers. We know... more » Owner description: Designed by a landscape architect, our 22-hole MINIATURE GOLF COURSE offers challenging holes, water features, and lots of beautiful flowers. We know you'll enjoy your game. Inside, we offer BATTING CAGES with various speeds and slow-pitch softball. Try DUCK-PIN BOWLING, a miniaturized version that plays just like regular bowling. Kids and adults both love it! Have a great time in our Fun ARCADE with lots of redemption games and old-fashioned Skeeball. Trade in your tickets for great prizes at our large redemption center. Hungry? Enjoy our homemade pizza...just a slice or the whole pie. Also, burgers & Dogs, and in the summer sandwiches and salads. Hershey's premium ICE CREAM is at the top of everyone's list! « less
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is wonderful. It's family owned so it's not pouring money into some corporate entity like a Chuckie's and they felt seperated from that agenda. The golf course was amazing and peaceful/fragrant in full bloom. The staff and the owner (who I had the pleasure of meeting) were all wonderful and helpful. The staff seemed very committed to the... More

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to let us know you had such a positive experience on your visit to Challenge. We take a lot of pride in the golf course. Our daughter does a fantastic job planting the flowers every year and our landscaper maintains it beautifully. We're fortunate to have most of the staff return every year... More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Hershey Park looked too crowded, so we decided to wing it and find alternative entertainment. We stopped by here for about 45 minutes, played some arcade games, and used the indoor batting cages. I have no idea why this place has been rated so highly. I thought it was dark run down, and limited in its offerings. Nothing at all... More

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us. We are small compared to some, but still think we have enough to do to fill an afternoon or evening. The property has some history so we have done our best to take some of the quirks and turn them into something that many of our customers have described as charming.... More

Aberdeen, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Liked the duck pin bowling, and winning tickets for the "slot" machine. Were there after labor Day, so hours had been shortened. We were there in early afternoon, not crowded at all. At entrance to Indian Echo Caverns. the attendant was a happy person, and engaging to talk to. ice cream available, lots of other games. had a coupon....look for... More

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Donna V, Manager at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good time here. We're especially happy to get your comment on the employee you conversed with. We do think we have a great group of people working here and it's always nice when customers let us know as well. More

Benezette, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We played mini-golf and duck pin bowling. I thought the prices were ok. We will probably go back another time. We ran out of time to play air hockey and do other stuff that looked fun.

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us, but sorry you didn't have time to do everything. Hopefully we will see you again! More

Pittsburgh, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Used the batting cages, go karts, arcade, and laser tag. While everything was fine relative to cleanliness, operation, and management, I thought it was a little expensive compared to pricing for similar activities in the western PA area. The only item that I thought was a good deal was the laser tag, which is played in a open field. Players... More

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

We think you have us confused with another FEC as your description doesn't exactly fit us. Also, we aren't in western PA...we are in southcentral PA. Stop in to see us if you are in this area! More

Middletown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a great place to have fun. Beautifully landscaped and challenging mini golf course. We live close by and purchase a family discount card which is a great value. Inside batting cages, mini bowling and arcade games are fun for all. Inside concession stand with Hershey's ice cream, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Located at the entrance of Indian Echo Caverns.

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

We love our locals! We think we offer a good value for everyone who visits. But those of you who visit us over and over (and over) again are the backbone of our business so we try to go the extra mile for you. Glad to have you in our "Family". More

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I have to say, I was totally impressed with the new landscaping and smart placement of lights. I took the kids in the evening, we were one of the last groups to play and we didn't have any problem with mosquitos. We really enjoyed our game and appreciated the improvements. Will definitely return.

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

We're glad to hear the new lights are working. As the landscaping keeps maturing, the lighting needs change. Dani, our "flower girl" had so much on her plate this past Spring that we thought the plantings wouldn't be quite up to snuff. But she didn't disappoint us.........as usual, she outdid herself. Thanks so much for your review. More

Fredonia, New York
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

A nice break from a day of chocolate. Played 21 holes of mini golf and the kids loved it. Great for the family

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

We're glad you and your family had a good time here at Challenge. Thank you for making us part of your vacation in Hershey, and a special thanks for taking the time to review us. We hope to see you back again some time! More

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The kids love the skee ball, air hockey, batting cages and duck bowling. Not to mention, all the tickets they win to cash in for cheap little prizes. It's definately an inexpensive way to spend the evening with your kids and they'll love it. They have miniature golf out front and ice cream and pizza inside as well. Located in... More

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

The kids really do get excited when all those tickets spill out of a game! It's a big reason we haven't converting to storing points on plastic cards. We appreciate you taking the time to review us! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Loved the miniature golf with the extra holes. Very nicely landscaped, the attendant was even pulling weeds while we were playing. Arcade was great also and the staff was very helpful.

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Donna V, Owner at Challenge Family Fun Center, responded to this review

The landscaping was was really pretty in July, but it's gorgeous now! We hope you'll stop back to see it. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. More

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