Malibu Jack’s is a great place in Lexington for family fun!  They also have a Louisville location and one in Ashland as well.  They have indoor go karts, indoor mini-golf, bowling, laser tag, bounce beach play area just for the littles , motion 4D theatre, arcade games and a basketball shootout area.

Malibu Jack’s has three Kentucky locations, one in Lexington, Louisville, and Ashland.  The Lexington location is just off Nicholasville Road.  Parking is always easy and the facility is all on one level.

When you walk in you’re right in in front of so much of the fun! Go karts, mini-golf, the indoor coaster, motion ride, arcade games and more!

Head just to the right and you’ll see their customer service desk where you can get a special card that you’ll use at all the attractions.  Cards can be reloaded at the desk or at kiosks throughout the building.  You can purchase a certain number of rides or you can load a set amount of money on your card.  The workers at each station will deduct a set amount from your card with each game you play.  The arcade game fees are listed on the game where you swipe you card.

My boys love going and laser tag and go karts are their favorites.  It’s fun for adults to join in as well – that’s what makes this a great place for families.  You can play along with your kids and have some fun being a kid again (it’s not as easy for me to get through the Kids Place tunnels or bounce on a trampoline for too long now that I’m over 40!)

There can be crowds at times but early mornings or mid afternoon it’s usually less busy.  They sometimes have snow days specials and will sometimes open on holidays and schools out days.  Check their Facebook page for updates or call.

They offer parties and specials for groups.  You can also have a school fundraiser at Malibu Jack’s where your school gets a portion of the sales during the time your school event is scheduled.

Hollywood Speedway Go Karts

Hollywood Speedway malibu Jacks

Go Karts are electric so they aren’t too noisy and actually are pretty smooth.  The track isn’t too long but it has some good turns and a stretch where you can use your ‘turbo boost’ and go fast.  My kids love to see who can ‘win’ and it’s fun to try to pass a friend.  The rides last a few minutes and there are track crew there to help you if you get stuck somehow.  My kids like to drive solo but if you ride together they only charge you for one ride.  (Not per rider).  Great way to save some money and still have fun.

Malibu Golf Mini-Golf

The mini golf course is great because unlike outdoor courses it’s always clear of leaves and sticks that can get in the way.  There are simple holes as well as some with humps, obstacles and even a waterfall to go through.  I always love playing putt putt so this is a fun way to do it no matter the weather.  Once you scan your card at the front desk you can pick up a ball, putter, and score card.

Virtual Reality

Enter another world and fight off waves of robots in this team based VR experience! Up to four players battle AI Robots and compete for the high score! It’s so fun to watch people play because they get so into it and since you can’t see what they see they look pretty crazy as they use their VR weapon to fight off the robots!


There are lots of arcade games to play as well.  They have skee ball lanes, pop a shots (bigger and smaller ones), some easy little kid games, air hockey, as well as some shooting games with guns, riding games with motorcycles to sit on or racing games, and more.  Games are priced as you see on the card scanner . You can earn ‘credits’ from playing games (like tickets from other arcades you may know).  Those are loaded back onto the card you scanned when you paid to play.  You can take your card to the ticket counter and spend it on prizes.

Laser Tag

Enjoy one of the coolest indoor attractions for all ages!  If you want to play you need to check in at the desk and you’ll scan your card and get a card indicating you’ve paid for your round.  You’ll wait until the tag area opens up – only one group (up to 25 players) goes in to play at a time.  As you enter you are separated into two or three teams depending on how many players there are.  You’ll watch a brief video telling you how the laser tag game works and some rules to follow to keep everyone safe.  Then you’ll suit up!  Everyone gets a code name (be sure to remember yours because you will get to see your score and rank after you exit).  You’ll get a vest and gun and they are divided by color based on your team.  The goal is to tag your opponents but you can also get points by shooting the main target for the opponent which is inside the laser tag area.  Once everyone is ready you’re set free – there are numerous hiding spots, multiple levels to explore and it’s lots of fun!  Each game lasts for maybe 10 minutes and it’s fun to see your score when you exit.  It’s fun to try it and kids love the competition!

X Rider 4D Motion Theater

The X Rider is a small ‘ride’ that seats around 8 – 10 people.  There are a couple of rows and riders will wear a seat belt and special 3D glasses.  The group can pick from 7 different movies. The experience is about 5 minutes long with effects like wind, bubbles and snow.  It was fun to watch my son participate – you can see in if they sit near the entrance but there is also a video screen where you can see everyone as they experience the fun.

Bounce Beach

Relax while the kids run free in the Bounce Beach play area. This area does require a ticket purchase for each child. Great for kids 10 and under. Seating available for parents. Participants must wear socks.


Malibu Jack’s features 16 lanes of full scale bowling conveniently located by our restaurants. Relax and have fun with your family, corporate group, etc! Up to 6 players per lane. Bowling shoes available for rent.

Basketball Shootout

They have a basketball contest area as well.  Kids can use their card to purchase a game.  They get a timed period to shoot a series of basketballs.  If they make a certain amount they can earn fun prizes.

Birthday Parties and Events

Whether it’s a birthday party for your little at Bounce Beach or all the fun with a teen, a sports team celebration, or adults night out there are great party and group event options! Find special seating and spaces designed just for groups. Learn more HERE.

Hours (Summer 2023)

MON to THU – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

FRI to SAT – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.  

SUN – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

*They will occasionally have extended hours for holidays and during school breaks.

Malibu Prices 2023

Prices vary for each attraction and arcade game (Prices above are from April 2023)

It can be a bit pricey if you participate in all the things they offer but they do offer discounts if you purchase a reloadable card with certain amounts.  The cards don’t expire so you can save the chips on your card for a visit at a later time.   Watch for specials on Facebook as well – sometimes they have early bird rates, all-access passes and specials.

There are height restrictions for various attractions so check the surfboards at customer service to see what your kids can participate in before purchasing passes.

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