Laser tag originated in the 1980s and was inspired by the “Star Wars” movies. Since then, this activity has become popular with kids of all ages for birthday parties, team building activities, corporate retreats and other special events. Usually, this is a team activity, but laser tag can also be an individual sport. Some arenas are indoors and others are outdoors, so laser tag can be played year-round. Get out and enjoy a game of laser tag at these spots around town.
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Fun Zone At Free State Sports Arena
5811 Allender Road
White Marsh, MD 21162
(410) 335-6400
www.funzoneatfreestate.com

Located north of Baltimore City in White Marsh, Fun Zone has many activities for the whole family, including laser tag. It is open every day, but Fridays and weekends are reserved for parties and special events. If your child is really into the sport, seven to 13 year olds can join a league that plays at the Fun Zone regularly. Fun Zone offers Extreme Laser Tag with lightweight guns and a 360-degree headband that gives you more accurate aiming ability.

Laser Bounce USA
1643 Crofton Center
Crofton, MD 21114
(410) 721-1100
www.laserbounceusa.com

Along with rock climbing, a ball pit, a trampoline and awesome food, Laser Bounce has both regular and glow-in-the-dark laser tag. If you want to add a character to your event, a host of super heroes, Dora the Explorer and Michael Jackson can give your child’s party some extra pizzazz. Parents can bring a cake for their child’s birthday, but any other food must be purchased through the Laser Bounce caterer. This spot encourages kids to dress like super heroes since they will feel the part at this great venue for laser tag.

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Shadowland Laser Adventures
9179 Red Branch Road
Coumbia, MD 21045
(410) 740-9100
www.shadowlandadventures.com

Shadowland Laser Adventures is in Columbia, Howard County, just west of Baltimore City. The high tech, lightweight backpacks and other gear will allow you to move effortlessly as you stalk your prey. Corporate training and team building events are quite popular at Shadowland Laser Adventures, with several locations around the region. Bring your staff here and they will remember this event for years to come. Youth groups, athletic teams and religious organizations will all make the most of their time by getting to know each other on another level through laser tag events.

Related: A Guide To Laser Tag In Baltimore

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Tag Party
(410) 750-2367
www.tagparty.net

For people who do not want to leave their homes, or want to have their event at a park or specific location, there is Tag Party. With Tag Party, the laser tag comes to you. Tag Party offers laser tag or the option of water tag for cooling off during a hot summer day. A laser tag party is perfect for athletic groups, companies, child or adult parties. Join in the unique good times and team building experiences brought to you by Tag Party and its staff of professionals. Refreshments are offered to keep everyone hydrated, especially on hot summer days. Safer than paintball, laser tag is an entertaining way to spend two hours.

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Rolling Laser Tag of Maryland
(443) 492-8679
www.rollinglasertagmd.com

Another mobile laser tag company, Rolling Laser Tag comes to you. The service area includes Baltimore City, Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, Harford and Carroll Counties. It uses Ikon-X® Laser Tag System, which has the look of air-soft or paintball equipment without the pain of being hit by something. The laser is simply a light that touches you without any real physical contact. Game coaches offer assistance and keep everyone playing by the rules. The fun begins after a quick explanation of how the game is played and instructions on the equipment.

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