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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
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A collection of adrenaline-pumping ziplines whoosh through the forest on Markin Farms Zipline Adventures? 80-acre farm. The multilevel platforms, built high in the trees, connect the course?s ziplines, which pass above bubbling creeks, over ponds, and through time. The scenic course includes challenge areas and ends with a double-zip setup, where two riders race to the finish directly above or below one another, overlooking the sparkling water. The farm also offers specialty zips that glide through the forest after twilight or just as the sun sets.

550 East T-30
West Liberty,
OH
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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
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The hale and hearty team of instructors at Eco Expedition Educators boast an array of titles and certifications, including wilderness EMT, combat veteran, firefighter, master scuba diver trainer, sail boat captain, and U.S. Coast Guard medic—and there are only four of them on staff.

When participants take classes at Eco Expedition Educators, they gain an in-depth understanding of how to get themselves out of Mother Nature's toughest scrapes. Each guided expedition introduces novices to sticky situations they might encounter when outdoors, then equips them with the knowledge needed to escape unscathed or at least survive long enough to whittle a cellphone out of tree bark.

405 Corry Street
Yellow Springs,
OH
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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
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The Westerville Community Center offers a plethora of options for the athletically-inclined, including a track, fitness room, gymnasium, and the Watering Hole, an indoor pool and waterpark complete with slides, shallow wading pools for kids, and lap lanes. Beyond that, at the climbing wall, you can ascend one of five routes to the top. Fiberglass-reinforced concrete climbs 30 feet upward, revealing crags and dips that mimic natural rock formations to give climbers the authentic experience of an outdoor climb without constantly being pecked at by eagles.

350 North Cleveland Avenue
Westerville,
OH
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