WE MANUFACTURE FUN!
THE MILL is the most unique and entertaining indoor fun center you’ve ever experienced, because we’ve combined FIVE popular attractions inside one giant, climate-controlled, spotlessly-clean, lovingly preserved old factory. Laser Tag. Bubble Soccer, Miniature Golf. Aeroball. Arcade Games. And we’re also home to The MILL GRILL, the first-in-the-USA indoor food truck serving your favorite snacks, fast food and beverages.
And since FUN is our one and only product, we’ve made sure THE MILL is fun for ALL ages and ALL abilities. Our attractions are user-friendly in every way–whether you’ve never played laser tag or are a phaser ace…whether you’re the Rory McElroy of Mini-Golf or a casual player looking for some relaxing fun…from 5 year-olds to grandparents, male or female, THE MILL is for EVERYone who’s looking for some laugh-inducing, memorable, affordable FUN with friends and family.
THE MILL is an awesome destination for birthday parties, where our trained Mill Foremen will oversee and assist during your entire celebration. And group events, sports team celebrations, field trips, team builders and more are a natural for THE MILL, too, because we offer something for everyone, and serve great, fresh food prepared without frying and using the best ingredients at the MILL GRILL
Take A Look!
HERE’S WHAT’S WAITING FOR YOU AT THE MILL.
Play in our you’ve-gotta-see-it-to-believe-it, ultra-immersive laser tag arena. Laugh and bounce your way through a bubble soccer game. Tee off on our kitschy-cool, retro-industrial-themed miniature golf course. Get some air in our twin Aeroball trampoline basketball courts. Enjoy some great grub from our unique INDOOR food truck. Blow a few quarters in brand-new arcade games. And meet our “foremen” and “production managers”–the dedicated team trained to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your time at THE MILL.
“PLAY” LASER TAG?
OR IMMERSE YOURSELF IN IT?
We call the new laser tag attraction at THE MILL “ultra-immersive” because it’s just that: You won’t just be playing a game. You’ll be IN the game.
Think TRON meets post-apocalyptic steel mill meets the coolest light, fog and special effects show ever. Imagine two levels for endless creative game strategies and tactics, a cutting-edge and user-friendly HELIOS phaser/vest system, and one of the largest and most unique arenas you’ve ever seen. Back it up with pulse-pounding music mixing with the soundtrack of players laughing, shouting and sometimes both while enjoying a huge variety of game formats suitable for the newest, youngest rookie to the most grizzled laser tag veteran. And our MILL “foremen” will be there with you as game masters to show you how to use it all and keep the fun safe.
There’s laser tag. And then there’s ULTRA-IMMERSIVE laser tag—MILL style!
Our ultra-immersive arena has been designed with fun and safety in mind and is suitable for players as young as 5 years old. But please note that the darkness, special effects lighting, fog and music may be frightening to very young children, and we therefore suggest that they be accompanied by an adult while playing.
Our indoor bubble soccer field is the only one of its kind in the east, and is the perfect venue to try out one of the fastest-growing active sports in the world. You’ll need to be in good physical shape and please keep in mind that this game is a LOT more fun when it’s either 2 against 2 or 3 against 3…so bring your friends and family to play!
Adult-size bubbles are 1.5 meters (about 4′) in diameter and weigh about 21 lbs. Players typically need to be between 62″ and 74″ tall and 225 lbs or less to play while wearing the adult-size bubbles. Kid-size bubbles are 1.2 meters (about 3′) in diameter and weigh about 16 lbs., and players that are typically between 56″ and 62″ tall can safely fit inside with 8″-12″ head clearance. Depending on their height, kids as young as 8 can play but we always defer to parents for the decision to participate or not.
Bubble Soccer is bouncing, bumping, laughing, physical FUN. Every game takes place under the watchful supervision of a trained MILL foreman, of course, and includes an orientation to review safety and game rules.
SO WE DIDN’T.
America’s leading builder of indoor miniature golf courses was a little skeptical when we described our unusual requirements for our retro-industrial-themed course. Instead of windmills, traffic lights and artificial fountains, we required miniature replicas of Martin Tower, a factory smokestack, an aircraft carrier and more iconic images of the Valley’s great industrial heritage.
The rest is history–literally industrial history, expressed in 10 challenging and fun holes featuring instantly-recognizable, lighthearted obstacles and traditional mini-golf holes, all under very cool special-effects lighting. It’s a one-of-a-kind course that’ll put smiles on the faces of everyone from toddlers to great-grandparents.
Almost like volleyball, not quite like basketball and not a mere trampoline. Aeroball is the best of all of them! Players score points by throwing the ball into the opponent’s net, while trying to block oncoming shots! The ball is made of soft vinyl so this is high-flying, exhilarating FUN. Best of all, THE MILL has TWO Aeroball units—one for kids and smaller adults, and one for adults.
What’s a factory without a food truck?
The answer is a factory full of hungry and cranky people. We can’t have that at THE MILL, can we? Which is why THE MILL GRILL is a custom-built INDOOR food truck, and the first in the country to boot. Visit our Food & Beverage page to learn more. And come hungry.
OUR BUILDING HAS MADE HISTORY. LET’S MAKE SOME MORE.
According to local historians, the building that houses THE MILL was constructed about ten years before World War II and originally housed a bustling textile mill. And not to get all school-marmish on you, but textiles–along with steel, trucks and other essentials to the standard of living that made America the envy of the world–are a HUGE part of the Lehigh Valley’s industrial history. In fact, in the early 1930s there were over 140 textile mills in the Valley, dyeing, cutting, spinning, sewing and selling everything from your dad’s starched button-down shirts to the yarn your grandma used to crochet your prized (if now somewhat worn and funky) afghan.
We’ve tried our best to preserve the coolest architectural features of the original building. When you visit, you’ll see the original arched trusses supporting the roof and deck, the base of a smokestack now supporting–what else?–a cell tower, red brick exterior factory walls and more, all dating back to a time in our history that introduced fedoras, the merciful end of Prohibition and, thanks to a hit movie called The Wizard of Oz, terrifying flying monkeys.
The way we figure it, nobody’s ever looked at one of the Valley’s soulless, megamonolithic widget warehouses and thought, “Now THERE’s something you don’t see every day.” Mainly because, lately, we DO see them every day.
If we’re going to manufacture FUN, we should do our best to honor the legacy of our amazing building’s industrial history, and do right by the neighborhood surrounding us. So yeah, THE MILL is loaded with the latest technology, from a cutting-edge laser tag experience to a food truck with zero-emissions ovens so sophisticated that it practically bakes a perfect pizza by itself. But throughout all 12,000 square feet of climate-controlled, year-around fun beats the heart of a sturdy building almost a century old that’s made American history.
Hours of Operation
FRIDAY: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
SATURDAY: Noon – 10:00pm
SUNDAY: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
GROUP EVENTS AND CORPORATE EVENTS AVAILABLE DURING REGULAR AND OFF HOURS. PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
All telephone messages received by 5pm are returned same day. Messages received after 5pm will be returned by noon on the following day.
The Mill is located at the corner of 9th and Linden Streets in Bethlehem Township, off Freemansburg Avenue. We are at intersection of 9th and Linden Streets in Bethlehem Township, 2 blocks off Freemansburg Avenue. Free parking in any of our three surrounding lots.
Please note all participants and spectators are required to complete and sign our mandatory waiver. You can view and print the waiver here: