In 1982, a man named George Carter III started designing an arena-based, scored version of a game involving guns that emit infrared beams to "hit" members of other teams. The first laser tag arena was opened by Carter in Dallas on March 28, 1984. Laser tag at one point here in Ventura County consisted of just one venue - Lazerstar in Camarillo, which closed in March 2012. But in recent years has been on an upswing.
What I like about laser tag is that it is fun for all ages, gets you on your feet and is strategic. And it doesn't hurt when you're shot!
Here are some laser tag options in and around Ventura County:
LazerTag Extreme in the Wood Ranch Shopping Center in Simi Valley opened in July 2013. The facility is over 5,000 sq ft, with a multi-level arena, arcade and more.
Laser Tag Westlake is located at The Stadium in Westlake Village, a 3,000 sq ft arena that opened in the summer of 2015.
Blast City Laser Tag in Oak Park opened in October 2016, a two-story laser tag arena for kids 5 and up.
There's also an inflatable laser tag arena at Golf N' Stuff Ventura of all places.
Not far away is the 2,400 sq ft LA Underground Laser-Tag arena at Glowzone in Woodland Hills.