FUNWORKS! is a family entertainment center located in Modesto, CA. It has been in continuous service in Modesto since 1960. Originallyu sitated near the corner of Floyd and McHenry, Putt-Putt Golf, as we had known until 1995, ran one of the first miniature golf courses in the Central Valley of California. In 1968, Putt-Putt Golf moved out of Floyd Avenue to Old Oakdale Lane. Putt-Putt opened the first batting cages, the bumper cars and the trampoline thing in the area.
In 1989, next to the Putt-Putt Golf on Floyd Road, the first FUNWORKS! opened in the Copper Pointe Plaza astrip centre. FUNWORKS! was a 5,000 square foot game room based on a modern type of coin-operated gaming called the Redemption Games. FUNWORKS! was the first company to run ticketing, immersive gaming in Stanislaus County. In reality, the idea was so fresh and unknown to the Modesto Police, that shortly after opening the Modesto Police Department, the Vice Squad arrested FUNWORKS! for operating gambling equipment. The police found that FUNWORKS! only operated and still operates coin-operated games of skill and amusement that are family-centered.
In 1990, FUNWORKS! opened its offices in Turlock, CA, at the intersection of Geer and Monte Vista. The construction of FUNWORKS! on the Coffee Road in Modesto began in December 1994. In July 1995, the new 18-acre FUNWORKS! opened with a wide range of attractions, including: California’s first triple-level go-cart course, 54 holes in Putt-Putt Golf, Bumper Boats with squirters, nine-station batting cage, Pizza Company, Freddy’s Tree House, The Game Room, The Reward Counter, and Laser Tag. In 1998, FUNWORKS! Turlock moved to West Main Street next to the theater.
Since 1995, FUNWORKS Modesto has replaced its Laser Tag Arena with FUNWORKS! Teddy Bear Factory, Bump-N-Tag Bumper Car and FUN WORK Group Conference Room. We also added “The Rock” Climbing Wall, the Enclosed Zone Store, Highway 66 Bowling, the Full-Service Pizza Parlour, Freddy’s Farm and Modesto’s Corn Maze, and in 2010 their FUNWORKS! RC Raceway.