Things To Do In Norwalk

61% Off One-Night Cabin Stay

Camp Sandusky

Sandusky

$75 $29

Campers savor the great outdoors and an included pancake breakfast from an Amish-built cabin for four

Up to 64% Off Safari-Park Visit for One or Four

African Safari Wildlife Park

Danbury

$21.95 $8

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Visitors in cars can offer food to freely roaming African species such as bison, elk, zebra, giraffes, and camels

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Sandusky Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 63% Off Water-Park Visits

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Perkins

$39.95 $19

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Three waterslides twist and turn in indoor water park, ferrying guests at up to 45 m.p.h.; lazy river drifts along for a relaxing ride

Up to 52% Off Entry to Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run

Lake Eerie Zombie Mud Run

Sandusky

$50 $25

Zombies provide an eerie obstacle for runners during a zombie-apocalypse themed 5K; zombie makeup is offered onsite

Up to 49% Off Go-Karts, Arcade, and Bowling

Adventure Bay

Put In Bay

$54 $30

Head to the arcade to play video and computer games, test your hand at skee ball, and enjoy competitive fun at the go-kart track

Up to 52% Off Water-Jetpack Flight

Jet Pack Water Adventures Inc.

Multiple Locations

$260 $129

Certified instructors remotely control throttle as pressurized jets propel customers along the water and up to 30 feet into the air

Up to 59% Off Golf Range Balls

Mudbrook Golf Center

Huron

$40 $19

Indoor and outdoor driving ranges host players rain or shine

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Armed with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest, Eagle Creek Golf Club challenges long and short gamers over its par 71 course's cushy fairways, bent-grass greens, tricky bunkers, and waterways. Test your clubbing prowess or settle driveway border disputes on any of four sets of tees, including five par 3s and four par, from the first hole's 502-yard straightaway par 5 to the final hole's narrow, tree-lined fairway and bunker-surrounded green.

2406 New State Rd
Norwalk,
OH
US

For the fourth race on its 2012 tour, the American Drag Racing League returns to Gateway Motorsports Park's 1/8-mile drag strip for the first time since 2010. Piloting dragsters separated into seven all-professional racing classes, from Top Sportsman to Pro Extreme, drivers rocket down the track so quickly that they finish each race younger than when they began. The SuperCar Showdown—a new feature on the 2012 circuit—pits the latest consumer automobiles against one another in no-holds-barred drag race free from the usual handicaps, performance restrictions, and rules against fiddling with rival drivers' preset radio stations. After reopening under the helm of former Indy driver Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park has stepped up its devotion to motorsports of all kinds, looking beyond the drag strip to fill its amphitheater-style seats with fans of everything from hot rods to world-class stock cars.

1300 Highway 18
Norwalk,
OH
US

Fast1Charters' 35-foot, high-speed cigarette boat, helmed by Captain Greg, whisks passengers on an exhilarating and breathtaking jaunt over Lake Erie's tranquil waters. During your cruise west from Edgewater to Rocky River, you'll enjoy the rush of 70 mph speeds while the sun bobs atop the water like a perfectly safe yet radioactive buoy. On the way back, you'll get dramatic views of Cleveland's lit-up skyline pitched against the water. As you watch the sun melt into the ripply waters, pair your eye feast with an occasional cooling freshwater spritz. Fast1Charters' sunset cruise is BYOB, so bring along a couple of beers and toast your pals as you snuggle into the wind's exhilarating embrace. Daytime seafarers may enjoy the afternoon cruise, departing Saturdays from Kelleys Island or Catawba at 1 p.m.

2188 North Buck Road
Lakeside Marblehead,
OH
US

Gravity loses its grip at Jet Pack Water Adventures. With two locations, near Hocking HIlls, and Sandusky on Lake Erie, certified instructors strap customers into a water jetpack's five-point quick-release harness, which uses twin streams of low-pressured water to elevate adventurers up to 30 feet in the air. Attached to a nearby boat, the system's 200-horsepower engine pumps water through a 30-foot hose and churns through a staggering 1,000 gallons per minute. This allows jetpack pilots to run along the water, speed through smooth turns, and dive below the surface. Back on the shore, instructors can remotely control the jetpack's throttle, which allows beginner pilots to stay focused on games of extreme Marco Polo.

1615 First St.
Sandusky,
Ohio
US

After spotting vacationers parasail over Florida's beaches, the founder of Put in Bay Parasail decided to create a way for North Coasters to get the same thrill above Lake Erie's waters. Since then, thousands of parasailers have taken flight and sailed up to 300 feet over the water, enjoying beach views and attempting to touch the sun while USCG-licensed captains safely steer. Setting forth from South Bass Island, Captain Jason Hall outfits guests with life vests and valuable knowledge nuggets, gleaned during more than two decades of water adventuring. Alternatively, high-quality paddleboards send aqua explorers on adventures closer to Erie's water. Staff point boarders in the direction of great spots for sunbathing, bobbing, or surfing based on their skill level and fluency at communing with lake trout.

341 Bayview Avenue
Put In Bay,
OH
US

Adrenaline Sports Management corrals runners in an array of races to benefit several area charities, such as Back on My Feet and Fathers Helping Fathers. Each course winds its way through historic neighborhoods, lush lakefront paths, or energizing vistas, and most reward the top overall male and female finishers as well as the top-three runners in each category with medals or celebratory eye patches. Costume contests ramp up competition in the Halloween and Santa Hustles, with top prizes going to best individual costume, best group costume, or most-authentic centaur lookalike. At the many after-parties, finish-liners can revel in après-race accolades from family, friends, and shoulder-perched cherubs.

1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky,
OH
US