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When autumn falls, Killbuck Trails transforms into a weekend haven for crisp thrills and nostalgic family fun. The one-mile hayride rambles over dirt trails as parents recount the autumnal activities of their childhood, recreated in amusements such as the mini maze, face-in-the-hole, and the rotary-dial-telephone station. Groupon customers can head to the vast pumpkin patch and pick out two 10-pound spheres to take home, or hunt for the elusive giant pumpkin for an additional $0.50 per pound. A $20 credit grants access to rides and activities including bounce houses, apple launching, sledgehammer-fueled pumpkin destruction, and quietly listening to the Smashing Pumpkins on headphones.

3181 North 200 East
Anderson,
IN
US

White River Zip Lines believes that the best view is a bird's-eye view. So its team of adventurers send people sailing over woods and farmland on ziplines that crisscross over Sugar Fork Creek. The arena contains a total of seven zip lines and three sky bridges to help people traverse the whole canopy on a course that reaches 75 feet high and stretches more than a mile. Three of the park's ziplines will be dual racing lines so friends can go head-to-head and finally settle who screams the loudest.

5211 S New Columbus Rd.
Anderson,
IN
US

The entry door slams shut, and you immediately plunge into a world of terror and macabre. Skeletons hang from a dungeon's walls, maniacal clowns run through a fun house, and a blood-spattered bathroom horrifyingly runs out of soap. This is Dimensions of Darkness, a haunted walk-through that takes brave souls across a maze of terrifying rooms with even more terrifying inhabitants. The fright fest has caught the attention of USA Today and the Toledo Free Press, which noted that "each room, hallway and prop is so well-crafted that if you’re not being stalked by one of the resident ghouls, your focus is on how real everything feels."

Thoroughly immersed in their roles, live actors pop out at guests, thus filling every room with an orchestra of screams. Meanwhile, fog creeps over the floors and creepy sounds build tension between every scare. But despite this terror, visitors are never trapped. Security officers, each thoroughly vaccinated against zombies, stand ready to lead guests to the nearest exit should they wish to depart early.

2523 Parkway Plaza
Maumee,
OH
US

With an impressive list of alumni that includes actresses Katie Holmes and Adrianne Palicki, SB Entertainment Group lays the groundwork for aspiring singers, actors, and models to hone their talents, make industry connections, and ensnare casting agents' attention. Whether refining established skills or making first-time forays into the entertainment world, clients of all ages can benefit from ongoing workshops tailored to teach the art of auditioning, the fundamentals of improvisation, the nuanced swagger of the runway, or the dulcet tones of professional bird calling. Graduates of SB's workshops and training programs have gone on to grace the small screen in television shows, such as Scrubs, CSI, and Smallville, and national magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, GQ, and Seventeen.:m]]

5700 Monroe Street
Sylvania,
OH
US

Mudderland transmutes one of the Midwest's largest motocross tracks into a swampy test of endurance, challenging thrill-seekers across 3.5 miles of military-style obstacles. Unfurled across the site of a WWII munitions factory, the one-day, full-body assault sends participants running, climbing, and crawling through a lineup of natural barriers, including a 19-foot concrete wall that sprouted from a radioactive apple seed during the 1940s. As limbs splash through ponds, slither through tunnels, and flail wildly while soaring down monstrous slip and slides, spectators bask in the muddy melee from elevated bleachers and VIP viewing decks. Afterward, fresh water bursts from the course's showers to blast away dirt and reveal each participant's new layer of confidence.

7264 S First Rd.
Kingsbury,
IN
US

The Haunted Trail of Horror channels bone-chilling monsters, specters, and spirits confirmed by expert mediums into acres of spine-tingling woodlands. Located next to a cemetery, the trail plays out 18 different scenes that feature such haunts as headless zombies, evil clowns, and the vengeful ghosts of the ants that were slain in your childhood sandbox. Hazy fog and eerie webs drape the wooded path as visitors sneak past iconic movie haunts and cursed headstones. Upon approaching the haunted oaks, the Tunnel of Doom flashes black lights and strobe lights to warn guests of the ensuing spirits. The haunted experience is not intended for children, pregnant women, those with breathing problems, or those with evil-beagle familiars.

5126 Route 67
Kenton,
OH
US