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Area 51 Paintball

For The Love Of The Game

Where humans play the game, but the experience is out of this world. Paintball center serving Mancelona, Michigan and surrounding areas. Area 51 Paintball is Northern Michigan's premier outdoor paintball center.

Call Us Now (231) 577-6252

The best Paintball Center serving Antrim county and the rest of northwestern lower Michigan.

Are you looking for a paintball center in northwestern lower Michigan? Then look no further than Area 51 Paintball. We are an outdoor paintball center located just south of Mancelona, Michigan. Our paintball center features a natural wooded battleground with many of man-made fixtures as well.

We have been hosting paintball events for over 25 years, and have been offering the highest quality paintball equipment, services, and events at an affordable price. We have a variety of events and activities for all ages and all skill levels, as well as team, private, and corporate paintball events.

Area 51 Paintball in Mancelona, Michigan is the best paintball center for paintball equipment and supplies. We are a full service paintball shop that also sells a full line of paintball supplies. We have everything you need to play paintball. Our field is well maintained and the most unique in the region. We have paintball guns and paintball equipment to outfit yourself and your friends. We have paintball tournaments, paintball rentals and paintball accessories.

Call Us Now (231) 577-6252
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This is our general admission gameplay time. You don't need to call ahead to book a time with us when there is walk-on time available.

Walk On Times

Paintball is great for team building because it allows the players to work together as a cohesive unit to achieve a goal.

Corporate Events

Birthday Parties and special events are our specialties! Area 51 Paintball can help you plan a birthday or party event.

Paintball Parties

We can help troubleshoot and repair your broken paintball markers and equipment to help you.

Paintball Equipment Repair

Ready to upgrade your gear? We have a full selection of top models for you to choose from.

Paintball Equipment Sales
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Why Choose Area 51 Paintball?

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Area 51 Paintball is focused on our players satisfaction which means that our staff will work tirelessly to ensure you are satisfied with your paintball experience. We are one of the few paintball centers in northern Michigan that truly cares about your needs and will go above and beyond to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should choose us for your next paintball experience:

  • Our friendly staff is knowledgeable and willing to help you through the game.
  • We offer a variety of paintball packages, which includes everything you need to play.
  • We take pride in providing a fun, safe and enjoyable paintball experience for our guests.
  • Paintball is a great activity for all ages.
  • Area 51 Paintball is a great activity for groups of all sizes.
  • We offer birthday parties, corporate events, and more!
  • Bathrooms on site!

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A Quality Experience Is Our #1 Priorty At Area 51 Paintball

Area 51 Paintball wants you to have the best experience possible. That is why we take pride in our commitment to your safety. Our team of trained professionals will make sure your paintball experience is a positive one. Our paintball markers and safety equipment are routinely inspected and maintained. In addition to quality paintball experiences, we are one of the most affordable paintball experiences in northwest Michigan. Our rates are competitive and your satisfaction is guaranteed! Give us a call today!

Are You Ready To Say It With Paintball?

Give us a call today to learn about our special events, walk-ons, or our group event packages.

Call Us Now (231) 577-6252

What Are Customers Are Saying

Amy Bolin

Amazing day at Area 51! This place is top-notch. The staff is friendly, funny, and safety conscious. The course is set up in different sections so you are playing on different fields for each game. Plenty of shade and water for each intermission. The rental equipment seems well cared for and everything was clean, streamlined and we'll organized. For the price of a movie and consessions you can play for hours on end. Our new summer favorite.

Collin Herold

I don't really know anything about paintball, I've played a few times. And I've never been here. But they fly a Valken flag, that's reason enough for 5 stars

Cindy Johnston

This is a paintball field thats motto is FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME! and they mean it. I love it there.

The Best Paintball Northwestern Lower Michigan!

Paintball isn't just a game: it's a full-blown obsession. Playing paintball is one of the most fun and exciting ways to spend time with friends and family, and it can be a great way to stay in shape. We are the best paintball center in the area and offer more than just an opportunity to play the game—we also offer fun and exciting activities for people of all ages, including kids.

Area 51 Rules of Engagement & Safety Requirements

Safety Requirements

  • Keep calm and play paintball. Make sure you are keeping it at a pg rating.
  • Barrel covers on at all times
  • Masks on at all times
  • No cracks in paintball masks allowed
  • 285 Feet per second limit
  • Shoot only in designated game zones
  • Fingers on triggers only in active games
  • Avoid hazards
  • Keep your feet on the ground
  • Report any and all hazards to Area 51 staff
  • Use safe and inspected equipment only
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • Leave wildlife at peace
  • Report any and all problems to Area 51 Paintball staff

Rules Of Engagement

  • Follow All Safety Requirements
  • All Area 51 Paintball staff decisions are final
  • Stay in bounds during active games
  • Shoot only in active game zones
  • Aiming is required before shooting
  • Eliminations only if paint breaks
  • Gun hits do not count
  • Cease fire on eliminated players
  • If hit, leave game zone quickly
  • If unsure, ask for a paint check
  • Honesty is the best policy
  • Keep bunkers where they are
  • Shoot designated targets only
  • Report any and all issues to Area 51 Staff

Things To Consider

  • Bring coolers of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bring food and necessary disposable utensils such as plates, forks, and spoons
  • We can help arrange Pizza Delivery for your party
  • Bring table clothes, decorations, tents, umbrellas, outdoor chairs, and any other creative things they can think of to enhance their paintball party guests’ experience
  • Request to play some private games together
  • Bring bug spray for those couple times of year when the mosquitoes are having a reunion at the field
  • We love pets but must ask that you leave yours at home

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