Things To Do in Ohio

$15 for Single-Day Admission for Two to the Great Big Home + Garden Show on Feb. 6–15 (Up to $30 Value)

Home Show

Cleveland's IX Center

Hundreds of exhibitors plus local and celebrity designers share tips for home design and renovation

$30 $15

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends” at U.S. Bank Arena on March 6–8 (Up to 41% Off)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends

U.S. Bank Arena

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Unicorns, wooly mammoths, and even a pegasus perform unbelievable feats alongside acrobats, cossack riders, clowns, and lion tamers

$32.47 $19

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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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"Camelot" at E.J. Thomas Hall at The University of Akron on February 10 or 11 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

"Camelot"

E.J. Thomas Hall - The University of Akron

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Lerner and Loewe’s Tony Award–winning musical from 1960 follows the romantic and political drama of King Arthur’s court

$54.70 $35.55

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Ice-Skating Package for Two, Four, or Six at MetroParks Ice Rink. (50% Off). Three Options Available.

MetroParks Ice Rink

Five Rivers MetroParks

70’ x 150’ outdoor ice rink under covered pavilion located along scenic Great Miami River in Downtown Dayton; food concession on-site

$14 $7

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Adult Prom for One, Two, or Four at KD Party Center (Up to 53% Off)

KD Party Center

Parma

Don your finest and relive your glory days at Adult Prom

$50 $25

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Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers Affiliate) NBA D-League Game at Canton Civic Center on January 30 (Up to 59% Off)

Canton Charge vs. Maine Red Claws

Canton Civic Center

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The Charge continue their season-long battle with the Red Claws as both teams clash for first place in the Atlantic Division

$21.75 $9

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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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Kids’ Farm-and-Horse Camp at Gallop Again (52% Off)

Gallop Again

Royal Oaks Stables

Stable that specializes in the rescue and rehab of neglected horses leads kids’ camp sessions with rides, crafts, and activities

$65 $31

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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

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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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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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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Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Blossom Music Center on July 15 at 7 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Train

Blossom Music Center

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Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$40 $15

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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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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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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

Multiple Locations

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

Alpha Dance Studio

Highland Heights

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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Glass-Fusing Session with a 6-Inch Trinket Dish for One or Two at Busy Beaver Arts & Crafts (Up to 53% Off)

Busy Beaver Arts & Crafts

Beavercreek

Artisans help students create a decorative trinket dish, which the staff fuses and fires in an onsite kiln

$52 $25

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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

Westfield

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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10 or 25 AMP Fitness Classes at Explosion Fitness Solutions (Up to 56% Off)

Explosion Fitness Solutions

Multiple Locations

Intense AMP classes combine interval training, functional movements, and cardio and core exercises to burn fat and trim inches

$90 $45

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$56 for $125 Worth of Boot Camp at AllHustle Fitness

AllHustle Fitness

Shannon Heights

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

$125 $56

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at Dipson Theatres (Up to 30% Off)

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

Everything from summer action flicks to independent dramas, arthouse films, and family features lights up a network of 29 screens

$32 $23

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$38 for $69 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Findlay Martial Arts Academy

Findlay Martial Arts Academy

Findlay

Kempo karate Incorporating the techniques of karate with the takedowns and joint locks of ju-jitsu

$69 $38

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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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$80 for $160 Worth of Services at Bob Yoder's Kung Fu Aademy

Bob Yoder's Kung Fu Academy

Hilltop

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

$160 $80

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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 Fitness and Kickboxing 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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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Bulldog Jakz (Up to 66% Off)

Bulldog Jakz

Brunswick

Functional-fitness CrossFit classes, whose workouts change daily, and Flex Band medicine-ball workouts, which focus on resistance training

$135 $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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Yoga, Barre, or Zumba Classes at Krysia Energy Yoga (Up to 73% Off). Seven Options Available.

Krysia Energy Yoga

Westlake

Certified instructors lead flow, power, Ashtanga, and other yoga classes, as well as barre and Zumba sessions at private studio

$120 $36

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$39 for 1of 3 Season Passes Available for Attractions at Swings-N-Things Family Fun Park ($78 Value)

Swings-N-Things Family Fun Park

Olmsted Falls

Depending on pass chosen at redemption; they grant unlimited paintball, batting-cage practice, or attractions during the respective seasons

$78 $39

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Three Months of Unlimited Classes at TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc. (81% Off)

TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc.

Fairborn

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

$410 $79

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Two Nights of Primitive, Tent, or RV Camping for Four at Clay's Park Resort (Up to 58% Off)

Clay's Park Resort

Lawrence

When you camp, you get access to 18 holes of mini golf, volleyball courts, a heated indoor pool, hot tub, and live music

$92.20 $39

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5 or 10 Mat or Ball Pilates Classes at Pendleton Pilates (Up to 51% Off)

Pendleton Pilates

Multiple Locations

Instructors at four locations lead 55-minute Pilates classes to strengthen cores

$65 $32.50

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$39 for One Month of Karate for Kids Classes with a Uniform at Karate for Kids ($79 Value)

Karate for Kids

Multiple Locations

Karate for Kids classes for ages 3 or older keep kids active and teach them about sportsmanship, confidence, and discipline

$79 $35

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9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Bowling Green Country Club (Up to 53% Off)

Bowling Green Country Club

Bowling Green

Nine-hole course wraps around 2,782 yd. of Ohio countryside for par 35 layout designed for players of all abilities

$36 $19

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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

Eaton

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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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Kent State University Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Kent State University Golf Course

Kent

KSU’s course is approachable for golfers of all levels with open fairways, forgiving lies, and slick greens

$62 $31

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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 or 20 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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5 or 12 Hip-Hop Hustle, TurboKick, or PiYo Classes at Blue Sky Exercise (Up to 64% Off)

Blue Sky Exercise

Power Shack

TurboKick, hip-hop hustle, and PiYo classes sculpt and tone arms, legs and torsos through up-tempo series of dance-inspired movements

$40 $15

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Family-Fun-Center Pass and Concessions for One or Two at Rinky Dink Family Fun Center (Up to 50% Off)

Rinky Dink Family Fun Center

Medina

Unlimited Blacklight Pirates Vs. Aliens game, Inflatable Bouncer Maze, and playground visits fueled by chips, sodas, and hot dogs

$22 $11

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

African Safari Wildlife Park

Danbury

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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Henry Cho Standup at Secrest Auditorium on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

Henry Cho

Secrest Auditorium

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Self-described “Asian with a Southern accent” shares stories about growing up in Knoxville with Comedy Central–polished panache

$29.80 $19

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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 83% 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 $22

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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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One, Three, or Five Horseback-Riding Lessons or Admission to Family Fun Day from Elite Stables (69% Off)

Elite Stables

Novelty

Instructor supervises and coaches up to four students of any riding level during each one-hour indoor lesson; fest includes pony rides

$80 $34

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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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4-Week Boot Camp from Steps To Life 1 Day Event- 30 Day Ab Challenge Kick Off Mar. 23rd- 10:00AM- 1:00 PM (70% Off)

Steps To Life

South Euclid

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

$84 $25

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Two Dance Lessons and Two Group Practice Parties for One or Two at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 88% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Willoughby

Instructors lead private, personalized lessons in students’ choice of dance and oversee lively group practice parties on Friday nights

$208 $26

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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

Wadsworth

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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Standup Show for Two with One Appetizer at Funny Bone Comedy Club Through March 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

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National comedy-club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

$39.99 $20

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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 (50% Off)

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Maysville

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

$20 $10

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15 Classes from Fit for Hope (65% Off)

Fit For Hope

Rocky River

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

$210 $74

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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

Multiple Locations

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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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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18 Holes of Golf, Range Balls, and Snacks for Two at Fowler's Mill Golf Course (43% Off)

Fowler's Mill Golf Course

Munson

Course dotted with lengthy par 5s features a winding stream and dogleg turns; adjacent eatery features bar snacks and drinks

$166 $119

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Old Blue Eyes casts his piercing gaze across the red-walled dining room as the opening strains of ?Strangers in the Night? drift into the ears of diners seated at tables dressed in white linens. The aura of a refined 1960s club permeates every nook and cranny of Trattoria Roma, thanks in part to the assortment of framed Sinatra records and photos displayed behind the bar and the ever-present Rat Pack tunes playing throughout the day. Since its opening 25 years ago, the eatery's owners have fostered a cozy-yet-refined atmosphere bolstered by authentic Roman cuisine forged from local ingredients. This tradition continued when veteran employee Shawn Mason took over the restaurant?s reigns from the original owners. Though he brought his own brand of hospitality to the mix, he made sure to uphold the kitchen?s tradition of high culinary standards. These standards have allowed the restaurant stay successful through the decades, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.

As Shawn cheerfully chats with regulars scattered throughout the dining room and at the bar, his partner, chef Matthew Prokopchak, can be found architecting Italian eats with his crew in the kitchen. Having grown up learning the conventions of Italian cooking from his mother and aunts, chef Matthew integrates some of his family?s recipes into the menu, imbuing his dishes with a sense of history and tradition. He assembles his arsenal of fresh produce ?from lush tomatoes to fragrant basil? from local farms. While the menu remains largely unchanged throughout the year, each night the friendly service staff sidles up to tables to detail the day's seasonal specials via verbal recitations or interpretive dances.

Amid the dining room?s ruby walls, a series of Orfeo Tamburi lithographs depicting post-WWII Rome??reportedly the only complete Tamburi collection in the United States??hang in elegant frames. The d?cor works in concert with the savory wafts of garlic emanating from the bustling kitchen to evoke a vintage Italian atmosphere.

1447 Grandview Ave
Columbus,
OH
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Though it isn?t a matchmaking service, Grovewood Tavern is responsible for more than 150 successful relationships in the past decade, all of which were realized over dinner. The brick-enclosed restaurant specializes in the delicious puppy love between food and drink, hosting meals that pair fine wines, beers, and spirits with bites from a globally conscious kitchen. The courses encourage guests to savor combinations in the moment, but also nod to the history inside the glassware. Trivia and origin stories accompany the drinks, detailing their flavors and the favorable reviews they've received. Some dinners benefit from presentation by expert hosts, including vineyard aficionados and people who know how the ghosts are added to each bottle of spirits.

Outside of these showcases, visitors can still enjoy selections from the tavern's regular menu. Duck-burger sliders and spice-rubbed ahi-tuna sandwiches dispel any worries about stereotypical pub fare, and the entrees' emphasis on local and organic ingredients adds a refreshing ease of conscience to each bite. Grovewood?s catalog of savory meats ranges from Japanese-style barbecued chicken to the bison pot roast, which, according to a 2007 feature in the Plain Dealer, "falls gloriously apart, upon gentle forkage." Chefs accommodate vegetarians and vegans as well. A wealth of meat- and gluten-free options speckles the menu's pages, and the pairing dinners list substitutions for nonveggie helpings, replacing tea-smoked duck breast with grilled tofu and skirt steak with vegan beef.

17105 Grovewood Ave
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