The Hinkle Family Fun Center opened in April 1994 and is owned by Gene E. Hinkle, his wife Betty, and their sons Doug and Bryan. The Fun Center is open 363 days a year (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). The Hinkles rely on onsite management, with Jerry Gibson being their General Manager since 1996 and Colleen J. Wyatt their Marketing Director and Asst. GM since 2000. Holly L. Huddle, Comptroller, has been with the Hinkles since 1982 and oversees all their properties and investments.
The Hinkle Family Fun Center includes two large buildings and a paintball facility. The main 14,500 square foot building includes a Game Room with over 90 redemption, merchandizing, video and quick coin games, a fully stocked prize redemption center, a snack bar, party tables, Lazer Frenzy, plus outdoor attractions including two 18-Hole Miniature Golf Courses, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats and a Rock Climbing Wall. On the other side of the parking lot is a 20,000 square foot two-story building hosting a 5,000 square foot Lazer Tag arena and a Nickel City Game Room with over 100 redemption, merchandizing, video and quick coin games, plus its own fully stocked prize redemption center and several free play games. In addition, this building hosts Battletech Firestorm Virtual Reality Pods, Bumper Cars, Light Space, a snack bar and party tables. A third smaller building offers Hinkle Family Fun Center's Paintball, which was added in the spring of 2003.
Hinkle Family Fun Center is built on the foundation of belief's that a successful business is only possible through the support of the local community. Hinkle is a proud supporter of long standing Albuquerque organizations such as Albuquerque Public Schools Join a School, Albuquerque Character Counts, Albuquerque Police Department Party Patrol and various other non profits and community minded organizations.