Paintball in Atlanta is great fun for the older kids, perfect for birthday parties, and wonderful for family bonding. I mean, really, can you think of a better way to let out a little pent-up aggression? All in good fun of, course. And now with so may places offering low-impact options, even kiddos as young as 7-years-old can partake in the fun!
Here are the most popular paintball locations in Atlanta, as well as a few on the outskirts of the city.
Paintball Atlanta (Alpharetta)
5315 Shiloh Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005 | (770) 594-0912
Paintball Atlanta is one of the largest paintball locations in the city, and they have been around the longest. The Shiloh Rd location offers six different fields. Rentals include premium guns and masks, air tanks and ammo. Enjoy Open Play on Saturdays and Sundays. Click for Groupon discounts for Paintball Atlanta.
Dosser Works Paintball (Atlanta)
125 Milton Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 | (404) 858-4715
Dosser Works Paintball offers five fields, including a tournament-sized field that rests on the highest natural point in Atlanta, making for spectacular views. The play area at Dosser Works Paintball has expanded to include two new fields called “The Back Lands” with two airplanes, a derelict van, two mountains connected by a bridge, topped with flag towers. There is also a covered staging area for those who might wish to partake in the sport of spectating. Rentals and concessions (hot dogs, etc) available. Click for Groupon discounts for Dosser Works Paintball.
Wildfire Paintball (Conyers and Snellville)
3725 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30039 | (770) 982-8180
The Snellville location provides an indoor location; outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Conyers location. There are great weekday special deals at the Snellville indoor location. I also love that they offer low impact, SPLATMASTER, games for kids 7-12. Great introduction for the younger crowd. Click here for Groupon discounts for Wildfire Paintball.
Classic Paintball (Lithia Springs)
1320 Blairs Bridge Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122 | (770) 732-1110
Classic Paintball gives players five different fields, both for recreational and advanced players. Covered picnic areas also available. Prices vary based on whether or not you have your own equipment. Paintball ammo available for purchase. Open Play on weekends; weekday private rental also available. Click here for Groupon discounts for Classic Paintball.
Xtreme Paintball (Conyers)
2565 Old Covington Hwy SW, Conyers, GA 30012 | (770) 648-6210
Three acres of battlefields are all the rage at Xtreme Paintball. Built for beginners and advanced paintball warriors, there are leagues as well as rentals. Also here, Little League Paintball and low-impact markers for kids 7 and up. Open play on weekend; Private rental on weekdays. Click here for Groupon discounts for Xtreme Paintball.
Arkenstone Paintball & Airsoft (Acworth and Dallas)
3198 Cedarcrest Rd, Acworth, GA 30101 | (770) 974-2535
Owner Mike Lanier started the fun more than 20 years ago as an activity for his fire station buddies. Now Arkenstone is a destination for the weekend warrior. There are five different fields of play at Arkenstone Paintball – Dodge City, Warzone, Choas, Bunker Hill and Castle. Groups are mingled together, although they will split them up if the groups are too varied. Referees monitor play and help organize the games. My boys played capture the flag, single elimination, and storm the castle.
Additional Paintball Locations:
Carnage Paintball (Woodstock)
283 Hames Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188 | (770) 693-1831
Nitro Paintball (Canton) Low-impact available
204 Lower Bethany Rd, Canton, GA 30114 | (678) 793-8648
Hot Shots Paintball (McDonough)
100 Ronnie Stewart Dr, McDonough, GA 30253 | (404) 797-0850
Paintball Atlanta Know Before You Go: Tips for beginner or novice paintball players
Ask about gun velocity. The higher the velocity, the faster the paintballs, and the more they hurt. Make sure everyone’s velocity is at the same level – especially if people playing bring their own guns.
Fill the hopper half way or less. The tendency for new players is to shot, continuously. Paintball is more of a sniper game. If you just keep pulling the trigger, you’ll be out of paintballs (and probably the game) fast. Let new players get the feel for the game by only filling up their hopper half way. That is unless you have an unlimited budget for more paintballs.
Engage the Referees. We’ve been to a few different locations to play paintball. Atlanta has several different fields (listed above). At some places the refs were in place to keep things moving. At other places the refs played a more active role, planning out the specific game that would be played. The times we went we were with a group of boys, so it was easy to engage the refs to monitor to our level of play and keep things moving along. If you are going with younger or inexperienced players, ask beforehand how involved the refs will be in play.
Know the competition. Most fields will meld players (unless you buy out the entire field of play). That means you are playing against folks you don’t know and may not have the same view of the game. My 10 year old played with his older brothers and a group of older guys. Even after warning the other team, “hey the only guy left is 10 and he’s not a big paintball player,” they still went a little Rambo on him. This is where engaging the refs beforehand may help.
Split the Groups. If the paintball fight is too much (or not enough) for you, see if they can split the groups. If you are looking for the right paintball for kids, it helps to ask a few questions before you go. See if there is a better time for novice players, or make sure there are no serious paintball groups that will be there when you go.
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