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By: Jennifer Agress

Ready for an adventure? Take a break from the beach and hit one of Greater Miami’s heart-pounding action parks.

These entertainment centers and attractions offer more than just standard trampolines and laser tag. Spread all over Greater Miami & Miami Beach, they have a variety of unforgettable experiences, such as virtual reality escape rooms, extreme rock climbing, ninja training and parkour.

Here’s a look at some of the most exciting and action-packed entertainment centers that Miami has to offer. Take advantage of them next time you visit. Then, go home and brag about all the fun adventures you had on your trip.

Planet Air Sports, Doral

Extreme sports fans will love Planet Air Sports. With a trampoline park, bowling alley, ski slope, a ninja warrior course, a trapeze, batting cages and more, you can’t help but have fun at this family entertainment center in Doral.

Trampoline Park

Get ready to jump - and jump high. Don’t miss the 46,000-square-foot indoor trampoline park, which has three basketball hoops of different heights and a dodgeball trampoline

Ski Slope

We know it’s Miami, but you may just forget where you are with this huge indoor ski slope. Suitable for all skill levels, this ski and snowboard simulator will make you feel like you’re skiing down a hill in Vermont, minus the cold and unpredictable terrain.

Ninja Course

Have you seen American Ninja Warrior? Now, you can try it for yourself. This challenging Ninja Course will have you flexing a range of key fitness skills as you jump between platforms and swinging stages, as well as balance and strength obstacles.

Planet Air Sports also has a strength-building ropes course, a new eight-lane bowling alley, a zip line, monkey rings, bumper cars, a toddlers’ playground, climbing walls, virtual reality games and more.

Dezerland Park, North Miami

Dezerland Park, South Florida’s largest indoor attraction, offers 250,000 square feet of family entertainment for all ages, from go-kart racing and virtual reality games to zip lining, rock climbing, parkour, arcades and more. Don’t miss the 10,000-square-foot trampoline park (even the walls are trampolines) or the 380-foot ninja course with an unstable balance beam, monkey bar slider, three-way incline, tilting bars, swinging bars, a 14-foot tidal wave and more.

The youngest members of your party don’t have to miss out on all the adventure. There is a mini ninja course with an up-and-over wall, an incline ramp, a balance beam, a rope swing, a foam pit and a two-story play area for kids (ages 2-6) with a ball pit, gymnastics, toys and more.

The Edge Rock Gym, Miami

Ready for a real endurance challenge? The Edge Rock Gym is a premier full-service rock climbing center with indoor rock climbing and rock climbing classes and even a yoga facility. With more than 14,000 square feet of climbing, the gym has roofs and overhangs to challenge experienced climbers and USA Climbing-Certified route setters to create routes for beginners as well.

FunDimension, Miami

After you wander through Wynwood Walls and take in the art and culture of Wynwood, head to FunDimension, Wynwood’s first and only family entertainment center. Divide into teams and compete in its 3,500-square-foot, high-tech laser tag arena with music, fog, LED lighting, special effects, and, of course, laser guns. Players rush from level to level, hiding behind pillars and sneaking through “foreign lands” to attack enemy bases. Beyond that, you can send your car into an exhilarating tailspin at Spin Zone bumper cars, transport to another world through an immersive 3D cinema experience in an XD capsule theatre, play virtual reality or arcade games, or send your kids to play in a multi-level, indoor playground with a play wall, slides, tunnels and an obstacle course.

K1 Speed, Medley

K1 Speed Miami allows the whole family to experience the thrill of indoor go-kart racing. Enjoy a competitive race against your friends as you hit speeds of 45+ mph in a safe, controlled environment. Since the facility is enclosed and indoors, drivers can race its slick tracks all year long, without worrying about weather.

Sky Zone, Doral

Sky Zone is the world's first indoor trampoline park, and it has exciting, family-friendly activities for everyone. Enjoy the Freestyle Jump area, dive into Foam Zone, head to SkySlam to dunk like a professional, play Ultimate Dodgeball or experience SkyJoust. There are more trampoline activities here than you can get through in one day, and you’ll definitely want to try them all.

Skatebird Miami, El Portal

SkateBird Miami is a skateboarding and lifestyle park that brings together the best of entertainment in Miami. Along with its world-class skateboarding and skate lesson programming for all ages taught bySkateboard Supercross (SBSX Academy), this new venue has a food hall, shopping, art by renowned artists, one-of-a-kind events and more. The name is a combination of the park’s purpose and inspiration: a desire to fly. The neighborhood where it is located, El Portal, is known as a sanctuary for peacocks and other birds.

Miami Watersports Complex Aktion Park, Hialeah

Miami Watersports Complex is one of the largest cable wakeboard parks in the United States. Adventurers of all ages can go wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakeskating, kneeboarding, boating, play on an aquaparkor and take cable lessons. If you love being out on the water, this place is for you.

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures, Miami

At Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures, choose from one of two “Miami Vice”-style sightseeing catamaran tours that let you explore Greater Miami from its greatest natural asset: the water. On the Thriller Miami Speedboat, you’ll sail through Biscayne Bay and past South Beach, Fisher Island, the Miami Gold Coast and the Downtown Miami skyline. Hop on the Thriller Miami Hurricane Jetboat and you’ll get to see the beautiful mansions of Star Island, Hibiscus Island, Fisher Island and Miami Beach. All tours last 45 minutes and run all year long.

Travel Trackers Inc. Everglades Experience, Everglades Area

If you don’t see the Everglades when you’re in Miami, are you even in Miami? This four-hour Travel Trackers Everglades Experience includes a one-hour tour of Miami, two hours in Everglades National Park, and a 30-minute airboat ride. Keep your eyes open for alligators.

Oleta River State Park

Just 30 minutes north of Downtown Miami, Oleta River State Park is 1,000 acres in size, making it Florida’s largest urban park. Avid bikers will love its 10 miles of challenging, intermediate mountain bike trails. Perfect for beginners, it also has four miles of novice trails, three miles of paved trails and the Oleta River Outdoor Center, a concessionaire where guests can rent bikes and kayaks.

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