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Hinkle Family Fun Center

12931 Indian School Road NE

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.


Rebecca Lemmon

Monday, June 4, 2018
Hinkle Family Fun Center is a great option for a moderately priced date night. There are two mini golf courses, a rock climbing wall, go-karts, bumper boats, Lazer tag, and a decent arcade. It's pricey, if you want to do it all, but it will also be a longer visit. A round of mini golf and some arcade time was super reasonable and took about 2 hours.

Elizabeth Simms

Saturday, June 30, 2018
I liked it. We had fun. Good for kids. Wish more games in the game room and cost was a little better. At Chuck E Cheese every game is one point. Here some are like 28, 40 all over amounts ect.

Sarah Schindler

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Miniature golf here is loads of fun. There's a couple different courses to choose from. Facility could use some updating on the main building but otherwise there's quite a bit to do here: paint ball, arcade, golf, bumper boats, race track and food. Looks like a little fun for everyone here.

Zairah Maldonado

Sunday, March 25, 2018
We took our son to a birthday party for one of his classmates and he loved it. I was noticing that you get more tickets in the party area than the main building though. All the machines we tried in both buildings were working perfectly unlike other similar places we've been to. We bought my son a card for $25 and thought we would have to be refilling it at least once more but were surprised to see that even my husband and i got to play a bit and the card lasted us almost 3 hrs. I also love that they are open until 11pm. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to take their kids somewhere fun and have some fun themselves also.

Emma Ramsey

Saturday, May 19, 2018
I've been here for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and just for some family fun and it has lived up to my expectations every time! There are two parts to this fun center, Nickel City and the main building. The main building offers games, food, squirting boats, race cars, rock wall, put put, and bungee jumping. My personal favorite however is Nickel city which features games, food, and bumper cars downstairs while the upstairs is consumed by a laser tag arena and a virtual reality battle bots arena. You could easily spend a day here. My only suggestion is to get there early and stay till late because it gets crowded quickly. The only times there are no real lines are before 11:00 and after 3:30. (For summers)

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