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World-Class Entertainment for Carlisle, York, Hershey, and the Rest of Central PA

Wondering, “How can I find fun things to do near me in Lancaster, PA?” You’ve come to the right place! The ultimate destination for fun awaits at Carlisle Sports Emporium – Pennsylvania’s year-round interactive entertainment complex. Our 60,000 square-foot facility is perfect for all ages and every occasion – with indoor and outdoor go-kart tracks, two themed mini-golf courses, a 7,500 square-foot two-tier laser-tag arena, batting cages, Hologate virtual reality, and the largest arcade in the area! With our vast range of activities, visiting our sports emporium is one of the most entertaining things to do in South Central PA or surrounding areas.

Two-Story LASERTRON Laser Tag

Step into the interactive 7,500 square-foot battlefield of heart-pounding fun that is LASERTRON Laser Tag. Move from level to level as you dodge glowing pillars, dash through swirling fog, and take in the futuristic lighting.

Battle through opponent territory to attack enemy bases. This 3D gaming experience is both a physical and mental challenge for anyone above the age of seven – making it the perfect activity for teambuilding or group outings. If you’re looking for fun things to do in South Central PA as a group, then you’ll be stoked to play together in our laser tag arena. 

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Year-Round Indoor and Outdoor Go-Karts

Next time you’re wondering, “What are some things to do near me in Lancaster, PA?”, try out our go-kart tracks! Race! Race! Race! Try our new F-22 go-karts on our novel outdoor Grand Prix track – complete with impressive LED under-glow lights. Feel the speed of our new Screaming Eagle go-karts on our indoor FasTrack. Then, buckle up and get your motor running on our newly-reopened outdoor Clover Leaf track! Will you emerge victorious or hang your head in shame? Either way, it’s bound to be one heck of a ride. If you’ve been thinking, “What are some exciting things to do near me in Lancaster, PA?” then our race tracks are a great option.

For younger drivers just getting familiar with the joys of go-karting, Carlisle Sports Emporium offers Rookie Karts. These rides run on the indoor track and are specially modified for smaller children. With them, drivers both young and old are guaranteed to love racing for the checkered flag. Don’t forget, our family-friendly Clover Leaf track is available soon – so bring the whole family over and race today!

Hologate Virtual Reality

Experience virtual reality like never before! Step into our four-player HOLOGATE virtual reality and immerse yourself. Maneuver your hovercraft on the frozen lake, collect golden coins from the penguins, and steer clear of the crazy yeti. Defend yourself and your team from the waves of menacing alien mech-spiders, robots, and drones while preparing yourselves for the giant sumo-bot and might dragon-boss. Our HOLOGATE virtual reality arena is the answer if you’ve been wondering, “What are some thrilling things to do near me in Lancaster, PA?” This immersive gaming experience drops you and your teammates into environments to test your skills as you compete in player versus player or player versus enemy scenarios. This advanced technology tracks your head, eye, hand, and body movements, along with controller inputs through expansive worlds that make you feel like you’re really in the universe displayed in your virtual reality headset.

100+ Games at the Arcade

We have two words to describe the Carlisle Sports Emporium arcade – utterly fantastic! Worried about running out of things to do in Lancaster, PA? Our 20,000 square-foot arcade is the largest in the area, with an exciting blend of over 100 electronic amusement games for all interests and skill levels. Race your opponent on the Mario Kart Grand Prix, but don’t slip on a banana. Try your luck on our brand-new MARVEL Avengers coin pusher game. Test your “spidey” abilities on our BRAND NEW KING KONG virtual reality. We’ve also gone green, with all our games running on a reloadable play-card system!

Try your hand at more than 100 games in a massive 20,000-square-foot arcade that provides hours of entertainment for kids and adults of all ages here in Carlisle, PA.

We’re always adding in the latest games and trying something new, so visit today to see the new and best games in the area.

Mini Golf

Submerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and fun of our beautifully landscaped mini golf courses – two of the largest and most challenging in Central Pennsylvania. When you see our golf courses, you’ll free yourself from thinking, “Where can I find enjoyable things to do near me in Lancaster, PA?” With pristine ponds, flowing fountains, and cascading waterfalls, our unique venues are a treat for the eyes. Visit us this spring and summer for the best miniature golf courses around. Enjoy our all-new clubs and golf balls on our brand-new greens. 

Batting Cages

Swing in for our brand-new, state-of-the-art batting cages! Whether you’re looking to practice as a team or for individual training, we’re the place to go for baseball enthusiasts looking for things to do in Lancaster, PA or surrounding areas! Our batting cages offer variable heights and speeds, with a wide variety of options to take your batting practice to a whole new level! Choose from 40 to 70 MPH baseball, 40 to 60 MPH fastpitch, or slow pitch softball. The choice is yours.

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