Rainier Lanes Inc
Black Light Mini Golf
Here's the thing: I don't actually recommend that you go to Aberdeen. But if you should find yourself there one Saturday night, as I did earlier this year, it's hard to beat the sheer surrealness of the black light mini-golf mini-course located inside the Rainier Lanes bowling alley. Rainier Lanes is pretty beaten-down and sad, although it does have the tiniest corner bar I've ever seen in my life, but the mini-golf course has a scrappy, homemade charm: the ball cups are green plastic plant pots from the hardware store, and the hand-painted, jungle-themed murals are enthusiastically, if sometimes sloppily, done. The back wall features an astonishing Mayan pyramid/jungle mural. It's about $2 to play the 9-hole half-course, but it's worth the price of admission just to check out the murals as an attraction.
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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