St. Lucifer's Asylum for the Mentally Insane was once a bustling, state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital that housed 12,000 patients and a staff of 700. Whether it was the frequent electroshock therapy sessions or the mysterious events that took place in the five miles of tunnels that ran beneath the facility, something quickly made things take a turn for the macabre. Stories made their way to the surrounding town about patients dying by the dozen, children waking up to find the mark of St. Lucifer on their skin, and retired nurses inflicting grotesque self-harm in department stores that have rules against that sort of thing. In 1974, the state closed the facility, but the horrors within didn't stop?especially in 13 Feet Under, the underground lab where the asylum's head physician conducted human experiments. The asylum's closing left patients trapped in the chamber, where they turned into mysterious creatures without faces or zombies forced to dine on the flesh of humans.
Throughout the Halloween season, St. Lucifer's Haunted Asylum and 13 Feet Under opens once more to let courageous visitors in to see the horrific scenes that were left behind. Participants walk carefully around darkened corners and through mysterious doorways, never sure of what they might encounter next. Those with a more proactive streak can fight off the undead themselves in Zombie Killers Black Ops Paintball, where they man one of eight turret-style paintball stations and put their target skills to the test.
At Horse Senses, the sharp song of hooves against the ground mingles in the air with equestrian pointers from experienced trainers. During sessions, riders of all experience levels learn about the tack and its parts, and then bond with their horses through grooming, handling, and mutual love for salt. After gleaning basics of pacing in the indoor arena, which shelters riders from the elements, duos head to an outdoor training area or explore the sun-dappled sprawl of the facility's many wooded trails in warmer weather. While meandering the 32 acres of Copperbeech Farm, where Horse Senses is located, pupils build rapport with 1 of 15 well-mannered horses.
Since 1928, the Flint Institute of the Arts (FIA) has chronicled the cultural history of the city and today continues to influence its rebirth. In that time, the museum has been designated as a National Treasure by the President's Committee on the Arts in 2002 and received the Governor's Award for Arts and Cultural Organization in 2007. As a world-class cultural institution, the FIA draws over 120,000 visitors a year to an array of exhibitions, film screening, lectures, educational outreach programs, and family events that enlighten art lovers and celebrate Flint's diversity. Within the FIA's 150,000 square feet of space, stunning gallleries of over 8,000 objects, including sculptures, paintings, and artifacts, tell the story of Flint's past and future. Its libraries and art school prepare the next generation of artists. The FIA also features a video gallery, a cafe and gift shop, a great hall for large events, and a theater for films and lectures.
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The boundaries of children's imaginations expand like a sun on the horizon at the Flint Children's Museum, a creative learning space with more than 40 exhibits. The show-stopping stations are designed to engage tykes of every learning type, whether they figure out their world by experimenting, watching, hearing, or even climbing. At the Discovery Zone, kids explore environments such as the rainforest or outer space by scampering about kid-sized replicas. They get a lesson in cause and effect at the "How Things Work" section by building bridges, and try their green thumbs at urban horticulture in the Sproutside outdoor learning area. While older kids cavort about, their toddling counterparts, ages three and under, can head to the cozy Tot Spot to play with age-appropriate toys.
The 18-hole, par-71 Springfield Oaks course, with the spatial sprawl of its front nine and the tree-packed tightness of its back nine, offers an ideal habitat in which to improve your swing or battle your broker in an all-or-nothing, x-treme golfing throwdown. The Jerry Matthews–designed Red Oaks, recently re-opened, features a fun and challenging 9-hole course on well-groomed greens. Purchase two Groupons and combine them to play 18 holes of golf at Red Oaks, doubling your chances of hacking away at the course's 31 par.