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Parks & Passes

Where the FUN Never Stops!

Kids bowling in Action City

Action City Fun Center & Trampoline Park

Family arcade and attractions filled with fun for everyone.

Chaos Water Park

Relax, splash and have fun at Chaos Water Park!

Kids going down the slides at the indoor aquatic playground in Chaos Water Park
Kids eating a gorilla pizza in Action City

Birthday Parties

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Group Events

Perfect for large groups, family reunions and more

Guests playing mini golf at Action City

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Blogs

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It's Time to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

March 14, 20242 min read

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! Maybe you've celebrated this holiday in the past by making shamrock crafts, looking for leprechauns, or wearing green to avoid being pinched. When I was a kid, troublesome leprechauns would sneak into our house and cause mischief by flipping furniture upside down, leaving gold coins in our shoes, and turning the milk green! But have you ever wondered why we celebrate this day or where these traditions come from?

The Origins of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, has become a widely popular and well-known holiday in America. Its origins, however, are deeply rooted in Irish history and culture.

The holiday is a celebration of Saint Patrick, who is said to have introduced the religion of Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century. That's over 1,500 years ago! Today, however, the holiday is less connected to religion—St. Patrick's day has evolved over the years to become a general celebration of Irish culture through parades, food, dancing, and a whole lot of green!

Man wearing shamrock glasses for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day in America

So, how did this celebration of Irish culture make its way all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas? In the 18th and 19th centuries, many Irish citizens immigrated to America, bringing their traditions and customs with them. It was these immigrants who organized the first St. Patrick's Day parades as a way to connect with their heritage and culture.

Black and white photo of a parade

St. Patrick's Day Symbols and Customs

One of the most common symbols of St. Patrick's Day is the color green. Green is a part of the Irish flag, and it's also the color of shamrocks, another common symbol of St. Patrick's Day, which grow all over Ireland's lush landscapes. Leprechauns are also a common theme amongst St. Patrick's Day celebrations. These little creatures come from Irish folklore, in which they are believed to hoard pots of gold at the ends of rainbows, only giving up their stash to anyone who's quick-witted and fast enough to catch them!

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How you can celebrate this year

If you're looking for a way to celebrate this weekend, come grab some breakfast at City Eats, located in Action City, where we will be serving green pancakes with sprinkles! For lunch or dinner, try the reuben sandwich, our St. Patty's Day special this year, for only $10.99!

St. Patricks DayGreen PancakesReuben Sandwich
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Riley Lennon

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It's Time to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

March 14, 20242 min read

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner! Maybe you've celebrated this holiday in the past by making shamrock crafts, looking for leprechauns, or wearing green to avoid being pinched. When I was a kid, troublesome leprechauns would sneak into our house and cause mischief by flipping furniture upside down, leaving gold coins in our shoes, and turning the milk green! But have you ever wondered why we celebrate this day or where these traditions come from?

The Origins of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, has become a widely popular and well-known holiday in America. Its origins, however, are deeply rooted in Irish history and culture.

The holiday is a celebration of Saint Patrick, who is said to have introduced the religion of Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century. That's over 1,500 years ago! Today, however, the holiday is less connected to religion—St. Patrick's day has evolved over the years to become a general celebration of Irish culture through parades, food, dancing, and a whole lot of green!

Man wearing shamrock glasses for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day in America

So, how did this celebration of Irish culture make its way all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas? In the 18th and 19th centuries, many Irish citizens immigrated to America, bringing their traditions and customs with them. It was these immigrants who organized the first St. Patrick's Day parades as a way to connect with their heritage and culture.

Black and white photo of a parade

St. Patrick's Day Symbols and Customs

One of the most common symbols of St. Patrick's Day is the color green. Green is a part of the Irish flag, and it's also the color of shamrocks, another common symbol of St. Patrick's Day, which grow all over Ireland's lush landscapes. Leprechauns are also a common theme amongst St. Patrick's Day celebrations. These little creatures come from Irish folklore, in which they are believed to hoard pots of gold at the ends of rainbows, only giving up their stash to anyone who's quick-witted and fast enough to catch them!

Clovers

How you can celebrate this year

If you're looking for a way to celebrate this weekend, come grab some breakfast at City Eats, located in Action City, where we will be serving green pancakes with sprinkles! For lunch or dinner, try the reuben sandwich, our St. Patty's Day special this year, for only $10.99!

St. Patricks DayGreen PancakesReuben Sandwich
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Riley Lennon

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Kids eating a gorilla pizza in Action City

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Hear from Our Guests

We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with our guests and hearing about their experiences.

Don't just take our word for it. Hear what our guests are saying about the Metropolis Resort.

Thomas R.

★★★★★

"If you have little ones with lots of energy to burn, this is THE place to be! My grandkids are both 8 and 6 (and the newborn). They love this place! There's so much for the kids to do. You got the trampoline park, indoor go karts, Ninja Warrior obstacle course, arcade and video games, food, and ice cream! Enough to keep the kids busy for hours of fun! The place is always very clean. The staff do an outstanding job keeping rowdy kids in check to ensure everyone has a safe and fun experience. I highly recommend Action City for all young and old kids!"

Miriam S.

★★★★★

Great for kids! This water park is a popular spot for birthdays and family days for good reason. Lots of activity is packed into the space. If you find a well-placed deck chair, you can see almost the entire pool area from your seat and still keep an eye on your more independent swimmers. Life guards are everywhere and are attentive.

Miriam S.

★★★★★

Great for kids! This water park is a popular spot for birthdays and family days for good reason. Lots of activity is packed into the space. If you find a well-placed deck chair, you can see almost the entire pool area from your seat and still keep an eye on your more independent swimmers. Life guards are everywhere and are attentive.