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Frankie’s Fun Park!


Holy cow, Frankie’s Fun Park in Raleigh is busy. I went on a Saturday night, and it wasn’t obnoxiously busy, but it was clearly a hopping place to be.

There were families, couples on dates, and just groups of friends and everyone was having FUN! I was there to play mini-golf, but first I had to check out all the other activities.

Most of the attractions are outdoors, but there’s a huge indoor arcade with all kinds of games that spit out tickets redeemable for prizes. And there’s a nice little restaurant in there also.


It was fun to stroll around outside and watch everyone enjoying themselves.

There’s a simple harnessed ropes course called the Sky Trail which has several levels. It’s nothing too fancy, but it makes a great introduction to the sport.


I was cracking up at how soaked people were getting on the bumper boats, because they each have hydraulic-powered water cannons!


There are three different GoKart tracks: beginner, intermediate, and seriously crazy. (Not really, but kinda.)

This is the Rookie Track where beginning drivers start out. Everyone is safely secured in 5-point harnesses, and speeds are fun but reasonable.


For intermediate drivers, there’s the Road Course Track with faster speeds and scarier turns. I have to admit this one looked really fun!


And then there was the Shamrock Slick Track for the daredevils. The cars have racing slicks on them, and they’re flying over a track that has been slathered with an anti-friction formula.

It was super cool to see them spin out on the corners and stuff. It looked like a blast!


Time for mini-golf! Three courses to choose from.


Would you believe I got four hole-in-one’s and still lost?

I’m not bitter at all.


I had a great time. Maybe next time I’ll ride the GoKarts. ;)



About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. Oh, what fun! I love places like this. My boys are all finally old enough to go and enjoy these sorts of places.

  2. kelly willis says:

    wow looks like fun

  3. GoKarts are so fun…looks like a cool place.

  4. Lisa F. says:

    Looks like fun. I remember doing Go Karts on a vacation when I was little and I have this vision of my day riding in one with a smile on his face. :)

  5. Tiffany Kinney says:

    I wish i had something like that in my area!

  6. That place looks like so much fun.

  7. I wish that was in Houston – -My kids would LOVE it.

  8. Frankies looks like a lot of fun! My husband and daughter love these amusement parks but I just eat cotton candy and wait while they ride rides. LOL