Fun for everyone: Hampton Roads attractions

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Whether you're after a few minutes on a carousel, a couple hours with a bowling ball or all day at a theme park, Hampton Roads has an attraction for you. Here are some of them.

American Rover. Sightseeing and party cruises on a tall ship. Waterside in Norfolk. 627-7245.

AMF Hidenwood Lanes bowling. 40 lanes. 12407 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 595-2221.

AMF Williamsburg Lanes bowling. 40 lanes. 5544 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg. 565-3311.

AMF York Lanes bowling. 40 lanes. 4200 Grafton Route 17, York County. 890-0495.

Break Away Billiards. Family-oriented with restaurant, full bar. 10820 Warwick Blvd., Warwick Center, Newport News. 596-3760.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg. European-themed adventure park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions in nine re-created European hamlets, along with a children's area. Single-day tickets: $56.95 adults, $49.95 ages 3-9. Multi-day and season passes available. Virginia Resident Fun Card available. Route 60, east of Williamsburg. 800-343-7946.

Century Lanes Bowling Center. 32 lanes. 1519 E. Pembroke Ave., Hampton. 722-2551.

Classic Lanes Bowling Center. 32 lanes. 630 79th St., Newport News. 245-2818.

Corner Pocket. Family-oriented billiards and entertainment center with outdoor dining, café and full bar. Call for times and age requirements. 4805 Courthouse St., Williamsburg. 220-0808.

Cyberwocky gaming center. Electronic PC and console play for individuals and groups; memberships available. 711-F Brick Kiln Blvd., Newport News. 283-6001.

Go-Karts Plus. Go-carts and miniature golf. 6910 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. 564-7600.

Hampton Carousel. Renovated 1920 carousel. $1.50 per ride. Hours vary, so call ahead. Next to the Virginia Air & Space Center on Settlers Landing Road. Dial 311 (in Hampton), or 727-8311.

Hampton Roads Iceplex. 401 Village Ave., York County. Hockey, figure skating and open skate. 877-7539.

Mike's Surf Shop. Indoor park for skateboards and roller blades. Hours vary, so call ahead. Ages: 8 and up. Under 18 must have parental waiver. Helmet, elbow pads and knee pads required, and available to rent. 2170 C Coliseum Drive, Hampton. 826-7873.

Mini-Golf America. 18-hole course. Open April through October. Hours vary, so call ahead. 1901 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. 229-7200.

Miss Hampton II. Narrated harbor cruises. Includes views of Norfolk Naval Base and Fort Wool. Call ahead for cruise times and reservations. Pier at Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruises, 710 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton.

722-9102 or 888-757-BOAT (2628).

Motor World. Go-cart tracks, bumper boats, kiddie bumper boats, kiddie rides, two 18-hole miniature golf courses. 700 S. Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach. Open 10 a.m. to dark seven days

a week. 422-6419.

Obelisk Billiards & Restaurant. Family-oriented billiards and restaurant, with full bar. 14346 Warwick Blvd., Suite 348, Denbigh Village Shopping Centre, Newport News. 874-8588.

Ocean Breeze Waterpark. 16 water slides, wave pool and children's area. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. 849 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. 422-4444. Group sales 425-1241.

Paramount King's Dominion. Theme park with more than

200 rides, shows and attractions. General admission tickets: $51.95, ages 3-61 and 48 inches and taller; $29.95 ages 3-61 and under 48 inches tall and ages 62 and up. Web and advance-purchase discounts. Doswell, I-95 exit 98,

20 miles north of Richmond. 804-876-5000.

Peninsula Family Skating Center. Roller skating. 307 Main St., Newport News. 599-4769.

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf. Two 18-hole miniature golf courses. 2001 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg. 259-4600.

Playa Round Golf and Games. Three 18-hole miniature golf courses, video and redemption games. 10814 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 591-2800.

Plaza Roller Rink. 1924 E. Pembroke Ave., Hampton. 723-7993.

Power Alley Batting Range. Baseball, slowpitch and fastpitch. 2 Boykin Lane, Newport News. 872- 7711.

Sparetimes Family Fun Center. 32 lanes, sports bar, pool tables and game room. 1 Family Fun Place, Hampton. 838-2121

Spirit of Norfolk. Sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises. Waterside in Norfolk. 625-3866.

Top Gun Sports indoor batting cages. Baseball, softball and fastpitch. 3413 Old Armistead Ave., Hampton. 325-8503.

Village Lanes. 30 lanes. Route 14, Gloucester. 804-693-3720.

Virginia Beach Rock Gym.

Rock-climbing wall, rappel tower, boulders for all skill levels. Classes and rental equipment available. Single-day admission $10. Signed permissions required. 5049 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach.


Water Country USA. Water theme park with climate-controlled pools and children's areas. Single-day tickets: $39.95 ages 10 and up, $32.95 ages 3-9; children 2 and under free. Multi-day passes and season passports available. Route 199 West, off Interstate 64, York County. 800-343-7946.

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