Batting cages for adults are one thing, but finding the right fit for little league ballplayers requires a little extra footwork. Location and cost should be kept in mind, but of utmost importance is the fun factor and making sure there is enough time to bat the ball over and over again. The best batting cages for kids in Minnesota, however, will have both parents and kids coming back to train for those Twins tryouts.
Batting Cages of Minnesota
7104 Ohms Lane
Edina, MN 55439
Price: $125 per half hour per flex room/$65 per half hour otherwise/$50 per hour for pitching tunnels/$30 per half hour/$50 per half hour ProBatter simulators/$25 for 15 minutes
These batting cages accommodate any skill set from novice to professional with a number of cages, tunnels and simulators. Batting Cages of Minnesota also includes a 1,900-square-foot banquet room and a 6,000-square-foot mezzanine level for events, birthday parties and corporate meetings. Equipment needs are also easily met at its high-end pro shop. For children specifically however, Batting Cages of Minnesota offers Junior MNStarz Mizuno Summer Camp for ages 8 to 12. Lessons and clinics are also available.
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Grand Slam Party Headquarters
12425 River Ridge Blvd.
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
(Also located in Coon Rapids)
Price: $1.70 per token
Grand Slam Party Headquarters offers so much more than just batting cages. Here kids may spend hours whacking balls in the batting cages or take a break and play like crazy at myriad other options. Grand Slam Party Headquarters also provides Krazy Kars, laser tag, mini-golf and an X-treme trampoline and a snack bar. Snag a deluxe drop-in package for the ultimate batting experience any time.
Summerland Family Fun Park
Highway 23 East
St. Cloud, MN
Price: $1 for 16 pitches/$6 for 15 minutes time on any cage/$10 for a half-hour time on any cage/$18 for one hour of time on any cage
Summerland Family Fun Park in Saint Cloud offers batting cages in addition to tons of other fun activities including mini golf and waterslides. The batting cages specifically feature two slow and fast-pitch baseball cages and two slow and fast-pitch softball batting cages. Baseball and softball teams may call and reserve time for the team to receive special pricing and earlier times.
Triple Play Sports
5832 Industrial Lane Southeast
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Price: $2 per token/$10 for six tokens/18 balls per token
Triple Play Sports in Prior Lake provides tons of fun activities for families including laser tag, mini golf and inflatable bouncers in addition to the batting cages. The batting cages consist of three token-operated Iron Mikes that can be set for 40, 50 or 60 miles per hour with one available also for underhand softball batting. Lessons and training are also available as well as memberships for teams and families, or individuals. A seating area for visitors who would like to relax and wait but are not participating in the activities features a big screen television, games and a concession area.
9230 Xylon Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Price: $1 for 12 pitches
Families looking for batting cages with everything softball and baseball related will want to check out Extra Innings in Brooklyn Park. This facility provides tunnels, clinics, baseball and softball lessons, leagues and batting cages. Stop by the Pro Shop for purchasing bats, batting gloves and footwear as well as any other softball or baseball equipment for a fun day out. There are three token-operated softball and baseball batting cages that run on five speeds under 12-foot-high ceilings. The batting cages at Extra Innings are open on a walk-in basis year round.
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