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Rules and FAQs

General Rules:


- Closed toe shoes must be worn by all participants.

- All participants must sign a liability waiver.

- Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (3:1 ratio)

- All participants must be 18+ for times starting after 9:00pm.

- Bring your own food, but no outside drinks allowed.

- Those violating the safety rules or deemed to be intoxicated will not be allowed to participate.

  • How hard is it to throw an axe?
    Good question! Our throwing coaches will teach you the proper methods and you will be hitting bulls-eyes in no time! It's actually very easy once you learn the proper technique.
  • Is axe throwing safe... really?
    Don't let the liability waiver scare you... our lawyers make us do that! Of course there is an inherent risk when axes are flying but we can assure you that we have gone to great lengths to make sure that this is a safe activity for everyone. We have aligned our facility with the World Axe Throwing League and in doing so, our facility stands up to the highest levels of safety requirements. Our coaches will ensure that all participants are taught the safest way to throw an axe and following our rules will guide everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience. And yes, we do think that people can enjoy adult beverages and remain safe while participating in axe throwing. We promote the safe consumption of alcohol and all of our staff are BASSET trained to ensure the safe enjoyment of alcohol. Participants will be asked to refrain from throwing axes if we feel an unsafe level of consumption has been reached.
  • Where are you located?
    We have two locations to serve you better! The OG location, opened in 2019 (East Alton) located in the amazing, newly renovated Eastgate Plaza in East Alton, IL on Route 3. We are right next to the food court. Riverbend Axe Throwing - East Alton: 205 Eastgate Plaza East Alton, IL 62024 Our newest location, opened in 2022 in Jerseyville IL - located or Highway 16 across from Farm and Home Supply. Riverbend Axe Throwing - Jerseyville: 806 Tri Point Lane Jerseyville, IL 62052
  • What are your hours?
    Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm-11:59pm Saturday: 12:00pm-11:59pm Sunday: 2:00pm-8:00pm Monday-Wednesday: By reservation only - Please contact us to schedule your event/party.
  • What should I wear?
    We require closed-toe shoes... otherwise we recommend wearing comfortable clothes, because it's easier to be awesome when you're comfortable!
  • Are there age restrictions?
    Yes, we recommend all particpants be somewhere between 10 and 110 years of age. However, we desire to be a family-friendly place, so If you think your 8 year-old is mature enough to throw an axe, we'll let them try! For those bringing children, parental discretion should be exercised and parental supervision is required. All particpants under 18 will require an adult present. For groups with multiple children 13 and under, we recommend one adult to every 3 children.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks?
    Food = Yes Drinks = No You are welcome to bring food in, have it delivered, or we can even help you with a catered event. We have several AWESOME restaurants in the plaza that would love to satisfy your hunger, we have quick order menus on hand at all times. We sell a great selection of canned and bottled beer, wine, spritzers, malted beverages, sport drinks, and fountain soda (Coca-Cola products). Absolutely no outside beverages will be allowed inside... we are happy to provide ice water free-of-charge, but no outside beverages will be permitted.
  • How much does it cost?
    Check out our "Pricing" page for more info but our standard reservation rate is $35/preson for 90 minutes. We also offer a $25/person walk-in rate for 60 minutes... but space is limited, we highly recommend making a reservation. Please contact us for best pricing for your party or event.
  • Do you have leagues?
    We do! Please see our "Leagues" page for more information or to fill out the interest form. We are affiliated with the WATL (World Axe Throwing League) as seen on ESPN. Our league participants will have the opportunity to compete against other "axe-perts" all over the world!
  • Can I book a large group outing?
    YES! We specialize in group events. We are available 7 days a week to host your party. Please contact us to coordinate an unforgettable experience!
  • Can I bring my own axe(s)?
    We do allow participants to bring their own axes as long as they conform to the World Axe Throwing League's standard Hatchet specifications. All hatchets must be in good condition and will be inspected by our staff before throwing. We supply two different hatchets available for anyone to throw, you are welcome and encourages to use ours unless you prefer to throw your own. Additionally we also sell a few styles of axes for those interested in owning their own throwing axe.

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