corrals five different haunted attractions onto one patch of terrifying farmland. The experience begins in the Haunted Barn, which echoes with strange noises and screams even as visitors pass through to buy their tickets. An enormous skull sits atop the barn, belching clouds of fog and staring balefully at passersby with glowing green eyes. But the skull's frightful gaze is nothing compared to the horrors that await guests beyond the haunted barn. In Crazy Clowns 3D, for example, visitors don a pair of 3D glasses and delved into a psychedelic trip through ultra-bright, horrifyingly realistic imagery. Bloody Mary's Revenge, meanwhile, features Hollywood-quality special effects; in fact, it's a replica of the Halloween attraction created for Universal Studios Orlando. In addition to gore and scares, Bloody Mary's Revenge features actor-operated, hybrid multi-motion animatronics, which, in layman's terms, translates to "people inside scary robots that come after you".
While special effects terrify and astound, they're hardly the only impressive scare on the Ranch. The classic Haunted Hayride, for instance, takes visitors through the Forest of Fear, where ghouls lurk in the fog beneath the limbs of 30-foot tall animated creatures who summon pyrotechnic fire. If visitors survive the other attractions, then all that stands between them and the exit is the Funny Fun House. This classic circus attraction has reflection-mutating mirrors, a spinning black hole tunnel, and an upside down room. Once guests have righted themselves, the attraction deposits them at the Halloween gift shop, where they'll have the opportunity to take revenge on the spooks by buying a few and forcing them to sing show tunes on the ride home.
Farnam Museum wasn't always a museum. Originally, it was a manor built by Everett Farnam in 1834. He and his wife raised five children on the premises, and plenty of flora, too?one pine tree planted in the 1800s still shades the property today. Over the years, the Western Reserve-style manor has weathered plenty of ups and downs. At its peak, it housed a lively Danish restaurant; at its nadir, it fell into such deep disrepair that snakes took up residence in its rooms.
Today, it's open to the public as a museum, thanks to the preservation efforts of the Farnam Foundation. Modern visitors learn about watershed moments in American history, like the War of 1812 and the Civil War, all through the lens of Farnam's life. They also mingle at the manor's seasonal events, like the haunted tours of the grounds held around Halloween.
Rated one of the top haunted houses in Ohio by Funtober and BloodyDisgusting, The Fear Experience will leave anyone quaking in its gruesome halls. The experience is split across four haunted houses, each filled with Hollywood-quality sets and trained actors whose only goal in life is to frighten you. Wander through the Zombie Uprising where zombies appear around every corner, then creep over to the abandoned mental facility where criminally insane patients have just disposed of their doctors and await fresh victims?you. If that's not enough,
the Centralia County Fair and Circus are give your feet reason to bolt with the promise of evil clowns, chainsaws, and a freak show. But The Fear Experience has one more trick: the Buried Alive coffin ride immerses groups in a motion simulator with sounds, scents, and special effects
designed to make you feel like you're stuck six feet under.
Though it's probably an awful place to live,
makes an excellent place to visit to slake the thirst for holiday scares. The little town of terror boasts five different haunted attractions, four of them fully enclosed, themed haunted-house experiences. Human evils run rampant within the walls of Cellblock 13??a prison and asylum now run by its inmates??and The Butcher Barn, where more than a few cannibals are penned up. Psych Manor still echoes with the horror of its now-deceased residents, who roam the hallways as terrifying specters. Wicked Clowns in 4-D brings those brave enough to enter face to face with psychedelic, psychotic clowns who can presumably also time travel.
The final attraction isn't bound within the dark, cramped hallways of a haunted house. Zombie Hunt 3-D requires participants to arm themselves with paintball guns, then head into the field and forest to hunt down the undead before they themselves become the prey.
Despite its name, Chris The Mad Greek's Cantina & Grill showcases more than just the flavors of Greek culinary culture. The menu features a range of hearty Greek and American dishes for breakfast and lunch. Stuffed Greek omelets and lamb and chicken gyros provide a taste of international spice, while half-pound burgers, Southern-style fried fish, and biscuits and gravy are packed with more familiar flavors. Mediterranean pastas, such as spaghetti marinara and chicken alfredo, are also available.
**How did Vintage House Café begin?**
_As a family venture. We started as a restaurant, then added a patio, tearoom, and gift shop. Not only do we offer a large selection of loose-leaf tea, but my son is a glass artist and we sell his blown glass art work._
**Aside from owner, what role do you play in the restaurant?**
_I always enjoyed baking, so I create all the desserts._
**Tell us a little about the head chef.**
_Chef Grant Urmston is a native Clevelander, whose passion for culinary arts began at a young age. His passion grew over the years, and he further developed his skills at the renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. With career stops that included New York, Boston, and Las Vegas, Grant has brought a more traditional Italian and Mediterranean flair to the menu, all while trying to focus more on fresh and local products._
**What inspires you to take such a hands-on role in the restaurant?**
_I love being here and our customers make me smile._