When i first went to area 51 i was not sure what i was getting into. I went and registered and had a problem john helped me out and was nice about it. The course is really sweet, dude ranch is my favorite. I am really looking forward to when the castle gets done. The place has a lot area to play on. The games are just the right length and it is well worth the money to go play there. I have played for a while and have been to a few other courses and this is by far my favorite place. I live down near flint and every year me and friend come up and play with my unlce. We all love it and have a good time. If your in the area and you wanna play, this is the place to go.
Ok i walked up to this place (after i drove there obviosly lol) and it honestly looked like some guy setting things up in his back yard... it was run out of a pole barn type thing and i didnt really think it would be that great... holy freakin man-bear-pig was i wrong... it was the sweetest day of scenario i have ever been a part of ( i went there for one of the huge events) and the best part is they let people do 1 on 1s on the speedball feild and play games on it during break and stuff... i love this feild and the people running it jhon is a very good tech and he gets a long line of people waiting to pay over with in like 5 mins... there you can truly tell they want you to have fun... they dont just say ok everyone to the dude ranch and we all go they ask us what we wanna play and the try to keep us going so we can get the most playing time in possible
ill give them a 9 just because i hate there crappy little pole barn... not! lol just kidding these foolz get a 10/10!!!!!!
Best friggin place to go, simple as that. Very large woods ball area, speedball. Forts and odd ball things to hide behind everywhere. And the staff is awsome. Getting gun fixed is free cept for the part. And a small store inside in case you need something to get you throught the day. Kick ass, area.
a private one in boyne city dont remember the name
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This is the greatest place to play its huge plus it has speedball and everthing u could ever want they have a tank too. the people are all awesome john rocks all the staff rock they even come out and play with u they treat you awesome it isnt expensive and the castle that they are building is gonna be huge john even took me and my friends on a tour aroud the whole feild the castle itself will take up a whole acre its massive they only have the front gate done but it looks sweet cant wait to go agian see you there
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Period of Field Use:
June 23rd, 2006
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
TCP extreme paintball park
Directions to the Field:
On 131n just South of Mancelona. Easy to miss if you don't watch for the signs.
Area 51 is an awesome field for Milsim/Scenario players. They have 56 Acres of very well developed play area with varying terrain. Areas of Area 51 vary from sandbag and trench desert conbat areas, to 2 and 3 story fortresses for attack and defend games. Other areas are dense jackpine, and my personal favorite, the Village. Also, coming next year they will have completed the biggest paintball castle in the state, dwarfing the Hell survivors Castle. This building's allready massive, and it's only 1/4 of the way done. John and the boys at 51 allways treat people with the utmost respect, and can fix anything from a 'tippy to a 'timmy on site in their pro shop. They also have a really nice airball field for u paint fiending speedball nuts out there too. I've been playing there regularly for 4 years now and have never had a problem with any of their staff whatsoever, and they have plenty of refs on the field at all times keeping the game fair and fun for all of us. If you're ever in the N Michigan area, I highlysuggest you stop in to Area 51 and play for the day, open sat and sun, from 11 till dark.
The field has very good safety rules, and is by far the best field that i have ever went to. The people that work that are the coolest. It 25 to get in with all day air. They have a pro shop right on the field, they order pizza or what ever kind of food you want. There open every weekend in the summer and fall. The only bad thing about this field is that its not open on week days. They have a speed ball and 40 acres of woods ball fields.
Last edited on Sunday, April 6th, 2008 at 7:45 pm PST
Bunkers and Banners
Area 51 paintball rocks!
Ultimate airball field is nice and they always have 4500k fills! The paint is cheap at 45 a case and it is the RPS stuff. They have done a great job building thier field, and the list of games goes on and on. I like the atmosphere there because they treat you with respect even if you are new to the field. This is a great place for a new player to start. The speedball field is a great place to tear it up and we did!
If you are going to play some paint it should be at this field!
Action Sports Paintball - Cheboygan - field no longer inservice
TC Paintball - never been there, but the store is pretty nice
I played here once when I brought a few friends out to play. This is a great field. You don't spend a lot of money and you have a lot of fun. The woods field is pretty big. It is all scotch pine, I think. There is a village, a large fort, and many other areas to this field. The games are never the same on any given day. The variety is good. There is also a speedball field there made of large spools.
When we got to the field we were a little early. One of the refs took the three of us on a tour of the field. That was pretty cool of him. He told us how they ran things and what to expect that day. I definately didn't feel neglected. I plan on going there more often when I get back home.
Go check out their website. They have an aerial photo of the place so you can see where everything sits in relation to each other.
The proshop at the field is decent. It is nowhere near as large as other I have been to, but it is well-stocked.
Overall I really like this field. Everybody is nice and the game move along pretty fast. If you haven't been here yet you really need to!
Field is great, I love it. The people that are up there are great. The prices are good. There is a large variety of scenarios that you can play. They have quite a large amount of the field done. Awesome bunkers, forts, tree bunkers, etc. The field is awesome. I have nothing bad to say about the field, the staging area is nice, strict enforcement on goggles on/off areas, and barrel plugs. Speedball field is great. Large field. Several Acres.
Overall, great field. One of the best I have ever been to.
The Arena lone wolf and a lot of speed ball feilds
Great feild. the paint is Not expensive and it is not expensive to go and Register for the day and the co2 fills are a good price also. The red wings come here once a year to play on a random day if you go Maby they will be there.