Activities in Ohio


"Orchids After Dark" at Cleveland Botanical Garden on Wednesday Nights from 5-9 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Tickets to Cleveland Botanical Garden’s “Orchids After Dark” event, running Wednesday evenings until 9 p.m.

$22 $11

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One Summer Membership with Four Adult Group Tennis Lessons at Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club (Up to 51%Off)

Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club

Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club

Instructors teach tennis fundamentals in four classes; summer membership included

$80 $39

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Sandusky Speedway

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

$99 $49

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Ballet Excel Ohio presents "Snow White" at Akron Civic Theatre on March 14 or 15 (Up to 51% Off)

Akron Civic Theatre 2012

Akron Civic Theatre

Snow White and the seven dwarves must overcome the vanity-fueled plots of the Evil Queen in this adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ tale

$22.65 $11

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$11 for a Dayton Demonz Hockey Game for Two at Hara Arena ($21 Value). 28 Games Available.

Dayton Demonz

Hara Arena

The Demonz look to defend last year’s championship run, an impressive feat that came in the club’s second year of existence

$21 $11

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Six or Eight 60-Minute Tai Chi Classes at Crooked River T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center (Up to 56% Off)

Crooked River T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center

Parma

Tai chi classes help adult students relax, gain flexibility, learn meditation, improve balance, and may even lower blood pressure

$60 $29

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Four-Week Youth Football-Skills Clinic for One or Two at The Pro Football Hall of Fame (Up to 51% Off)

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame - Football Clinics

Football skills clinic teaches kids the core offensive and defensive tenets of the game, as well as important elements of its history

$80 $40

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Eos Whole Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Eos Whole Fitness

The Calvin Center for the Arts

Chair yoga helps those who can’t get on and off the mat easily; Zumba torches calories or keeps kids active; hot yoga releases toxins

$35 $17

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Half-Day or Full-Day BYOB Fishing Charter for Up to Six at Fishin' Boat Charter (Up to 49% Off)

Fishin' Boat Charter

Lorain

Captain walt morris hooks his guests up with all the gear and bait, and takes them to the most plentiful fishing locations on the lake

$795 $405

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$15 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Take-Home Hand Wraps at Title Boxing Club ($57 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Students tone arms, legs, and core with fast-paced boxing or kickboxing classes that can burn up to 1,000 calories per class

$57 $15

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5 or 10 Group Training Sessions from Jason Reid at Springfield Health & Fitness Center (Up to 80% Off)

Jason Reid at Springfield Health & Fitness Center

Springfield Health and Fitness Center

Trainer Jason Reid pushes clients toward their fitness goals in a supportive group environment

$300 $85

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Weigh-In, Consultation, and Custom Meal Plan with Optional 30-Day Gym Access at MVP Dance Fit (Up to 58% Off)

MVP Dance Fit

Kettering

Slim down with help from a diet adviser and access to a women-only cardio fitness facility

$45 $19

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Six or Nine K.I.S.S. Swim Program lessons, taught by an K.I.S.S. Swim Infant Aquatics instructor (50% Off)

K.I.S.S. Swim Program

Brooklyn Rec Center

Private lessons for infants, toddlers, kids, or adults focus on survival and safety swimming utilizing the swim-float-swim technique

$110 $55

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four, or Eight Weeks of Lessons at C.E. Orr Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

C.E. Orr Ice Arena

Euclid

High school regulation-sized rink hosts open skating sessions throughout the week as well as lessons for inexperienced skaters

$15 $7.50

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15-Minute or 30-Minute Hands-On Helicopter Tour at Higher Ground Helicopters (Up to 43% Off)

Higher Ground Helicopters

Middletown

Students have the opportunity to take control of the flight during 15- or 30-minute tours that include a video to take home

$175 $99

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Self-Guided Museum Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (Up to 63% Off)

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society

Mansfield

Explore the 19th-century building where “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed at your own pace

$18 $10

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$89 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Longaberger Golf Course ($158 Value)

Longaberger Golf Course

Hanover

Arthur Hills-designed course that incorporates the area’s natural landscape to showcase the region’s beauty

$158 $89

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Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Mentor Ice Arena (Up to 50% Off)

Mentor Ice Arena

Mentor Ice Arena

Couples and families glide across the ice on rented skates during open admission at this massive complex with two regulation-size rinks

$18 $10

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One or Two Private Dance Lessons, One Group Class, and One Practice Party at Alpha Dance Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Alpha Dance Studio

Alpha Dance Studio

Private lessons are tailored to individual needs while partners rotate around in group classes; a practice party lets you show off new moves

$122 $59

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Deer Pass Golf Course in Seville (Up to 50% Off)

Deer Pass Golf Club

Seville

18-hole, par 71 course snakes across 6,012 yd. of rolling hills & memorable holes, including 155 yd. par 3 with island green

$58 $29

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Two or Four Admissions with Skate Rentals and Tokens at Skate America (Up to 65% Off)

Skate America - Fairfield OH

Fairfield

Pairs of two receive admission and skate rentals, while groups of four also get a large pizza

$23 $11

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Ferrari or Lamborghini Driving Experience from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Gallardo, or Ferrari F430 from behind the wheel

$549 $99

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One Hour on the Indoor Driving Range for One or Two at Paul Tessler's Golf Learning Center (50% Off)

Paul Tessler's Golf Learning Center

Braceville

Practice your swing rain or shine on the indoor range complete with a video-screen golf-swing analyzer

$20 $10

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 51% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

AMF Sportsman Lanes

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$28.38 $17

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45-Minute Jetpack or Flyboard Experience at Jet Pack Water Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Jet Pack Water Adventures

Multiple Locations

Pressurized jetpacks or flybaords propel customers along the water and high into the air

$299 $149

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Admission for Two, Four, or a Family of Four to Armstrong Air & Space Museum (Up to 58% Off)

Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Wapakoneta

Learn more about the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, along with the stories of other famed Ohio space explorers

$16 $8

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$20 toward an 8 Week Self Defense Course ($45 Value)

The Kokoro Samurai

Huber Heights

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $20

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Wine-Education Experience with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Good Vibes Winery (Up to 49% Off)

Good Vibes Winery

Westerville

Seated at the tasting bar or bistro tables, connoisseurs learn about wines while enjoying plates of cheese

$23 $12

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One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit 101 at CrossFit Future (Up to 61% Off)

CrossFit Future

East Columbus

Trainers discuss goals with clients and introduce adult students to CrossFit in beginner-friendly sessions

$100 $39

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Beginner's Candy-Making Class for One or Two at Cake Decor LLC (Up to 54%Off)

Cake Decor LLC

South Columbus

Up to eight students use provided molds, melting chocolate, and filling to make candy that they get to take home

$25 $12

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Forest Glen Estates

Yoga sessions enhance muscle tone and flexibility

$60 $30

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$20 for 30 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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$24 for $59 Worth of Martial Arts — Kodiak Jiu Jitsu GF Team

Kodiak Jiu Jitsu

Delaware

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$59 $24

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes with Gloves Included at Karam's Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Karam's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in 45-minute kickboxing classes at highly-ranked school

$171.50 $49

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$15 for a 90-Minute Cooking Class for Kids or Teens at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna ($30 Value)

Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna

Gahanna

During 90-minute classes, instructors teach kids or teens recipes and basic techniques, and open their minds to new foods

$30 $15

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30-Day Unlimited Training Experience for One or Two Women at Bad Girl Boot Camp (Up to 84% Off)

Bad Girl Boot Camp

Westlake

Women workout with kettlebells and TRX equipment during semi-private and group training sessions that span 30 days

$479 $78

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$16 for a Karts-Plus Pass and Unlimited Activities for One Person at Swings-N-Things Family Fun Park ($30.99 Value)

Swings-N-Things Family Fun Park

Swings-N-Things Family Fun Park

Park-goers enjoy unlimited loops around the go-kart track, as well as voyages on bumper boats, putts on the mini-golf course, and more

$30.99 $16

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Three Months of Unlimited Classes at TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc. (83% Off)

TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc.

TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc.

Students embark on a journey that fosters self-discipline and respect

$410 $70

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$39 for Two Nights of Tent Camping for up to Four at Clay's Park Resort ($92.20 Value)

Clay's Park Resort

North Lawrence

When you camp, you get access to an adventure water park, mini golf, volleyball courts, a heated indoor pool, hot tub, and live music

$92.20 $39

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$75 for Basketball, Volleyball, or Wrestling Camp for Kids in Grades 3-8 at Courts 4 Sports ($150 Value)

Courts 4 Sports

Courts 4 Sports

Kids pick up skills in basketball, volleyball, or wrestling during fun and instructive four-day summer camps

$150 $75

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One- or Two-Month Unlimited Fitness Membership, or 10 Classes at Studio 82 (Up to 67% Off)

Studio 82

North Royalton

Certified instructors lead cardio and strength-training classes on the hardwood floor of a private studio

$60 $20

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Home-Defense Course for Handgun Owners or Self-Defense Seminar at Inspired Shot (Up to 51% Off)

Inspired Shot

Inspired Shot

NRA–developed course teaches handgun owners how to protect their homes; seminar goes over safe strategies for avoiding dangerous situations

$100 $49

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$25 for $45 Worth of Horseback Riding — Watkins Quarter Horses

Watkins Quarter Horses

Canfield

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $25

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All-Day Paintball Outing for 2, 4, or 12 at Synergy Paintball in Grafton (Up to 55% Off)

Synergy Paintball

Synergy Paintball Challenge

35 acres dotted with multiple paintball fields offer themed play and capture the flag games in simulated jungle and fort fields

$114 $59

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Wine Tasting and Small Plate for Two at Secret Cellar (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Secret Cellar

Secret Cellar

Sample eight wines along with a small plate of gourmet snacks

$36.50 $19

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Bowling for Two or Six at Cloverleaf Lanes (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Cloverleaf Lanes

Independence

Pairs enjoy three games of bowling, while groups of six bowl for two hours with the option for food

$27 $10

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10 Martial-Arts Classes at U.S. Shuai Chiao Kung Fu Academy (Up to 63% Off)

U.S. Shuai Chiao Kung Fu Academy

Multiple Locations

Kung fu or shuai chiao classes for adults and students as young as 4 teach self-defense and discipline

$89 $35

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Four-Week Adult or Junior Golf Program at Greg Jones Golf Academy (Up to 45% Off)

The Greg Jones Golf Academy

Sharon

Adult and junior golf programs at The Golf Improvement Center with professional instructor whose experience spans more than two decades

$200 $110

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Painting Class for 1, 2, 4, 10, or 20 at Bar Art Class (Up to 75% Off)

Bar Art Party

Magic City Plaza

Full evening of art begins with a step-by-step painting session in the bar

$70 $25

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African Safari Wildlife Park Visit for One or Four (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

African Safari Wildlife Park

Port Clinton

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

$84.95 $50

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Pat Benatar & Neil Gieraldo on April 28 at 8 p.m. (Up to 37% Off)

Pat Benatar

Secrest Auditorium

Live_logo

Grammy-winning rock legends unleash hits such as “Love Is a Battlefield”

$45.93 $29

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$99 for Three Horseback-Riding Lessons at Tiara ($225 Value)

Tiara Arabians

Troy

Faculty that’s been training for 25 years teaches students English, Western, Hunter, and Halter styles of riding, plus grooming

$225 $99

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10 or 20 Youth or Adult Fitness Classes at Team 2 Sweat by The Pack LLC (Up to 80% Off)

Team 2 Sweat by The Pack LLC

Trotwood

Instructors harness 16 exercise stations and cardio, boxing, and self-defense workouts to help students aged 10 and older get in shape

$120 $25

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Three Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Focus Fitness by Miranda (65% Off)

Focus Fitness By Miranda

Centerville

From the merchant: Resolutions are promises you make that usually aren’t kept. We offer accountability & attention you need to get results

$350 $122

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Three or Five Latin or Ballroom Dance Classes at WHYM Dance (50% Off)

WHYM Dance

Solon

Group Latin and ballroom dance classes give students a way to pursue a healthier lifestyle while also meeting new friends

$30 $15

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers (Up to 80% Off)

Jeff Ellis' International Karate Centers

Multiple Locations

Instructors guide students of all age levels through colored belt ranks, each rank defined by new techniques and martial challenges

$140 $29

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All-Day Paintball Admission for 6, 12, or 20 People with Gear Rental at TPA Paintball (Up to 84% Off)

TPA Paintball

Alliance

Friends try to splat each other with paintballs and achieve objectives during organized, refereed games

$150 $30

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit-Natics by Angie (Up to 83% Off)

Fit-Natics

Fit-Natics by Angie

Exercisers sweat to a selection of Zumba classes that blend Latin rhythms with cardio exercise or find their groove in dance or yoga classes

$150 $29

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$39 for One Month of Kids' Karate Classes at Willoughby Martial Arts Academy ($79 Value)

Willoughby Martial Arts Academy

Willoughby

Kids as young as 4 learn how to kick and strike during karate classes that encourage them while building skills and self-esteeem

$79 $39

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Rock-Climbing Package for Family of Six or Package for Two with Intro Lesson at Kendall Cliffs (Up to 76% Off)

Kendall Cliffs

Boston

Climbers practice skills learned during intro classes in 7,000-sq.-ft. indoor enclave designed by Nicros with varying difficulty

$376 $90

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Sessions at Dynamic Performance (Up to 81% Off)

Dynamic Performance

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead boot camps through an ever-changing cycle of exercises

$120 $24

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Atomic Speedway

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes, at Advanced Performance Crossfit (Up to 84% Off)

Advanced Performance Fitness & CrossFit

Advanced Performance Fitness

CrossFit program builds stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

$150 $29

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Dance and Martial Arts Classes at Avon Dance and Martial Arts (Up to 61% Off)

Avon Dance And Martial Arts

Avon

Instructors lead students through dance or martial arts classes for all skill levels

$66 $29

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Three Games of Bowling for Two or Six with Shoe Rentals and Option for Soda at Yorktown Lanes (Up to 75% Off)

Yorktown Lanes

Parma Heights

Expansive facility with 40 lanes, automated scoring, and a full-service bar

$31.50 $12

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Three, Six, or Nine Classes at Hot Yoga With Joe (Up to 67% Off)

Hot Yoga With Joe

Perrysburg

Owned by instructor with more than 10 years of yoga experience, studio bolsters stamina and strength amid 95- to 100-degree temperatures.

$45 $18

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$214 for $475 Groupon — Strike Zone Sports Training

Strike Zone Sports Training, Llc

Northwood

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$475 $214

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Admission Pass for Two or Four or 12-Month Individual or Single-Household Membership to Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (70% Off)

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

A trio of museums offers a miniature collection of homes, people, and artwork; a research library; and more than 4,000 artifacts

$20 $6

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Two Yoga Classes from Budding Yoga

Budding Yoga

Budding Yoga

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$34 $10

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$255 for Ultimate Flight Package with Flying Lessons and Logbook at Champion City Aviation ($500 Value)

Champion City Aviation

Multiple Locations

Put ground-school education into action during 2.5 hours of flight time while taking off, flying, and landing the plane beside an instructor

$500 $255

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$255 for Ultimate Flight Package with Flying Lessons and Logbook at Champion City Aviation ($500 Value)

Champion City Aviation

Multiple Locations

Put ground-school education into action during 2.5 hours of flight time while taking off, flying, and landing the plane beside an instructor

$500 $255

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All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$120 $19

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8 or 12 Group Training Boot-Camp Classes at Cleveland Fitness Revolution (Up to 80% Off)

Cleveland Fitness Revolution

Cleveland Fitness Boot Camp

Certified personal trainers whip clients of all fitness levels into shape with intense interval training and circuit strength training

$159 $32

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Eastwood Mothers Day Expo at Eastwood Expo Center on May 1–3 (Up to 40% Off)

Eastwood Mothers Day Expo

Eastwood Expo Center

Crafters, wineries, face painters, home-repair contractors, glass artists, and potters occupy booths to celebrate local moms

$10 $6

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5 or 25 Beginner-Level Boxing Classes at The Punch House (Up to 87% Off)

The Punch House

Multiple Locations

Nationally certified and ranked coaches who have trained NFL players and UFC pros lead muscle-toning boxing workouts

$500 $65

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Two Go-Kart Races or Go-Kart Driving School with Rental Gear at Whiteland Raceway Park (Up to 50% Off)

Whiteland Raceway Park

Whiteland

Birel N 35-X karts whip riders around the track; the driving school offers basic training and track time

$24 $13

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Property Location When you stay at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort in Columbus, you'll be near the airport and within the vicinity of World Harvest Church and Columbus Museum of Art. This family-friendly resort is within the vicinity of Columbus Motor Speedway and Motts Military Museum. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 343 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have handheld showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a water park (surcharge), a lazy river, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands. Dining Satisfy your appetite at the resort's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Columbus? This resort has 10000 square feet (929 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
4560 Hilton Corporate Dr.
Columbus,
OH
US
The orchid has long been associated with opulence and sensuality, and now you can experience these flowers' alluring mystique after dark, cocktail in hand. Every Wednesday evening throughout Orchid Mania Garden, guests can stay among the thousands of blooming orchids until 9 pm. Enjoy a featured cocktail available for purchase from the Garden Cafe as the spectacular orchid show takes on a whole new life. To most, the garden featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is purely make-believe. But not to people who've smelled the chocolate-scented varietals blooming among hidden trails and a climbable tree house at the Hershey Children's Garden. This sweet-smelling garden is just one of the Cleveland Botanical Garden's 20 gardens, which encompass everything from 3,500 herb plants to lotuses and water lilies floating atop a 74-foot-long reflecting pool. Vibrant hydrangeas complement sculptures in an art garden, while the Guren Art Gallery's ever-changing exhibits spotlight new work inspired by botany and the power of pruning shears. Shaded boardwalks and winding trails connect all these visual splendors, eventually leading visitors to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Divided into a Madagascar desert and a Costa Rican rainforest, the glasshouse showcases 50 types of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, plus 350 exotic plants, including a colossal strangler fig. Experts shine a light on such specimens during botanical lectures, which are one of many educational programs the garden offers, ranging from gardening symposiums to kids' science classes.
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland,
OH
US
Scallywag Tag's arena dazzles eyes with a black-lit, neon-tinged pirate ship and 18th-century Caribbean village, which provides a labyrinth of fluorescent walls for marauding swashbucklers. After being split into two competing crews, participants receive a vest, a phaser, and instructions to tally as many points as possible by tagging opponents, swarming the enemy's home base, or holding a referee hostage until he or she doctors the score. The score itself is broadcast on wide-screen LCD scoreboards, but those who are too busy taking out the adversary to look at them can take heart knowing that at the end of the game, the referees announce the winning team. Outside the fast-paced laser-tag arena, Scallywag Tag encourages visitors to recharge with a drink or a slice of pizza from the snack bar. The arcade sections also distract patrons by featuring perennial classics such as air hockey as well as new favorites, including Time Crisis 3 and Find That W2 Form. The West-side location additionally lures younger passersby with a pirate-themed jump house and a 35-foot-long slide in the family entertainment center. The West-side’s black-light miniature golf tests hand-eye coordination skills, leading guests through a gauntlet of 18 holes that similarly embrace the pirate theme.
5055 Glencrossing Way
Cincinnati,
OH
US
Hershey Theatre The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
2 Hippo Way
Toledo,
OH
US
Amid the uncertainty and complex nature of the aviation industry in the early 2000s, Denise and Mike decided to buck opposition and follow their dreams. The husband-and-wife team kept their dream relatively simple: move to northeast Ohio, secure season tickets for the Indians and Browns, and open up the world of flight to others. They soon took Mike's 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and Denise's time as a commercial pilot and turned it into American Winds Flight Academy. Today, their flight academy preps prospective pilots with FAA-approved ground courses and hands-on instruction in their fleet of Piper and Cessna airplanes and accommodating pterodactyls. The duo's 15-plus flight-training courses and fast-track program include everything from advanced flight-simulator instruction to commercial-pilot certification. Dedicated to assisting veterans on their path to become commercial pilots, American Winds Flight Academy is one of 12 FAA-licensed (Part 141) flight schools in the state of Ohio.
1600 Triplett Blvd
Akron,
OH
US
On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1. As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane. The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.
1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton,
OH
US
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