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$99 for 9 OnRamp CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Sixth City ($200 Value)

CrossFit Sixth City

Cleveland

$200 $99

The CSC On-Ramp program teaches you CrossFit movements, which combine a variety of intense strength- and conditioning-based activities

Single or Family Tennis Club Memberships at Hyde Park Tennis Club (50% Off)

Hyde Park Tennis Club

Hyde Park

$350 $175

Club membership grants you access to six Har-Tru clay courts without you having to reserve court time

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Southside

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$16 for Two Laser-Tag Games and One Laser-Maze Round for Two at Laser Web Dayton ($34 Value)

Laser Web Dayton

Centerville

$34 $16

Laser beams target opponents in the laser tag arena, and darting players in the laser maze

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

$60 $29

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

Mini Golf and Bumper Cars for Two or Four at Sluggers & Putters (Up to 50% Off)

Sluggers & Putters

Canal Fulton

$22 $12

Play on the old-fashioned 18-hole mini-golf course before crashing into friends in bumper cars

Gala of the Royal Horses at Covelli Centre on September 21 at 5 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Covelli Centre

$45.25 $17

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

Eight-Hour Fishing Charter for One or Two from Sara-J Sportfishing Charters (Up to 52% Off)

Sara-J Sportfishing Charters

Multiple Locations

$300 $149.99

Sail across Lake Erie on 34 ft. catamaran boat in search of perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass

$10 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($50 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

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

Admission for Two or Four to the Maze of Insanity at Horror Acres Haunted House (45% Off)

Horror Acres Haunted House

Green

$20 $11

Brave souls wind their way through stalks of corn, encountering unspeakable horrors as they frantically search for the exit

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Two-Part Pottery Class for One or Two at Wheel Works Art Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Wheel Works Art Studio

Chagrin Falls

$120 $55

Internationally-renowned potter teaches students to shape clay on the wheel and how to use pottery tools

3 or 5 Film-Screening Passes or All-Access VIP Pass to the Ohio Independent Film Festival November 6–9 (50% Off)

Ohio Independent Film Festival

Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore

$30 $15

The four-day festival screens films from emerging filmmakers, showing poignant movies that may not otherwise be screened locally

$21 for Six 50-Minute TRX or Spinning Classes at Gunz Fitness ($60 Value)

Gunz Fitness

Liberty

$60 $21

Spinning and TRX classes, which increase cardiovascular fitness and strength training by using your own body weight as resistance

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Sessions at Dynamic Performance (Up to 69% Off)

Dynamic Performance

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

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

Two Weeks of Martial Arts Classes or a One-Month Lesson Package at Impact Family Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Impact Family Martial Arts

Downtown Newark

$75 $24

Instructors guide students of all ages and fitness levels through self-defense curriculum adopting moves from karate, jiujitsu and krav maga

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club ($129 Value)

Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club

Mentor

$129 $39

Boot camp workouts, Zumba, suspension training, and other fitness classes at a massive facility with a country-club vibe

Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One or Two with Hand Wraps at Title Boxing Club (Up to 69% Off)

Title Boxing Club-Highland Heights

Multiple Locations

$40 $15

Boxing workouts hinge on three-minute rounds with a punching bag, whereas kickboxing classes cover moves such as roundhouses and jabs

$39 for a Martial-Arts Program at Five Seasons Family Sports Club ($80 Value)

Young's Martial Arts

Sugarcreek

$80 $39

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Area's top martial arts program focuses on Tang Soo Do; instructed by 6th degree master black belt

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

$58 $29

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

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

Explosion Fitness Solutions

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

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

10 or 20 Yoga and Fitness Classes at PAI Yoga & Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

PAI Yoga & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$125 $55

Students flow through rigorous poses with yoga, sweat calories in spin, build strength in TRX suspension classes or lean muscle in barre

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

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

$32 $23

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

$19 for 12 Martial Arts, Self Defense, and Kimoodo Healing Arts Classes Plus a Uniform ($350 Value)

The Oriental Martial Arts College

Multiple Locations

$350 $19

Students learn the basics of martial arts while developing self-defense and health and fitness skills, plus confidence, focus, and respect

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at La Ru Lanes (Up to 52% Off)

La Ru Lanes

Highland Heights

$20 $11

Bowlers slip into rental shoes before taking to the lanes for two full games, where automatic scorers make for fun, smooth games

Two Chocolate Dips or One Regular and One Mini Chocolate-Dipped Wine Bottle at Bliss in a Bottle (Up to 50% Off)

Bliss in a Bottle

Polaris

$34 $17

Staff dip two wrapped bottles into decadent chocolate or dole out a regular and mini chocolate-dipped bottle

One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Bodies (Up to 65% Off)

Fit Bodies

Reynoldsburg

$75 $35

Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and conditioning classes at a facility run by a trainer who went through her own weight-loss experience

Four-Week Summer Gymnastics Class or Birthday Party for Up to 20 at Capitol City Gymnastics (Up to 64% Off)

Capitol City Gymnastics

South Columbus

$64 $23

Kids build upon the gymnastics skills they learned the previous class in a four-week course; a birthday party reserves the entire facility

$25 for Two Discount Golf Cards from My Loop Network Golf Card ($50 Value)

My Loop Network Golf Card

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Discount golf cards help golfers save on greens fees during the 2014 golf season

One Month of Unlimited Cardio-Fit Kickboxing Classes or Five Classes at Asian Sun Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to $70 Off)

Asian Sun Martial Arts and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Cardio Fit Kickboxing tones physiques with mix of martial arts-inspire moves that torch calories, build strength, and boost self-confidence

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

Kodiak Jiu Jitsu

Delaware

$59 $24

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four, or Weekly Tee-Time Through October at Skyland Golf Course (Up to $501 Off)

Skyland Golf Course

Hinckley

$70 $35

Streamlined 6,115-yard course presents an approachable, par-72 layout with water features and bunkers to challenge experienced players

$12 for Movie Tickets and a Medium Popcorn for Two at Grandview Theatre ($22 Value)

Grandview Theatre

Grandview Heights

$22 $12

At 88-year-old theater, movie goers enjoy selections from local eateries, such as Cowtown Pizza and Patisserie Lallier, while watching films

$49 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Barre Fitness Classes at Pure Barre ($115 Value). Two Options Available.

Pure Barre

Multiple Locations

$115 $49

Experienced instructors lead full-body workouts filled with ballet-inspired stretches and muscle-sculpting movements

10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or 30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Krysia Energy Yoga (Up to 73% Off)

Krysia Energy Yoga

Westlake

$120 $35

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Certified instructors lead classes such as power yoga, deep stretching, and a basics class taught by candlelight in a private studio

Bowling Outing for Two or Up to Six with Shoe Rental at Buckeye Lanes (Up to 62% Off)

Buckeye Lanes

North Olmsted

$29.40 $15

Bumpers & lightweight balls equip pintsize bowlers at alley with late-night Rockin’ Bowl & eight billiard tables

Ten Classes or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Yoga Loft Dayton (Up to 58% Off)

The Yoga Loft Dayton

Fairborn

$85 $49

A team of six teachers lead 12 differnt kinds of yoga series, from heated power yoga to meditative yin yoga

Two Groupons, Each Good for One Inflatable Open-Play Pass for One or Two Kids at Run Jump-n-Play (Up to 53% Off)

Run Jump-n-Play

Deerfield

$10 $5.50

Kids can climb and bounce on extraterrestrial obstacle courses, kraken-wrapped pirate ships, and ball-equipped stadiums

Music and Movement Course for One or Two at The Learning Groove, presented by Beyond Words (Up to 55% Off)

Beyond Words: Music & Dance Center

North Royalton

$120 $59

Kids ages 1-5 play with parents during enriching classes that develop musical skills and artistic expression

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

$36 $19

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

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

Watkins Quarter Horses

Canfield

$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

$114 $59

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

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

Cloverleaf Lanes

Independence

$27 $10

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

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

$89 $35

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

10 Yoga or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Improvement Warrior Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Improvement Warrior Fitness

Hilliard

$115 $39

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Gain awareness of your body with a string of stretching poses that strengthen the body and calm the mind

9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Rustic Hills Country Club (Up to 58% Off)

Rustic Hills Country Club

Montville

$42 $19

Nine-hole, par 32 course features four par 3s and a pond that nearly surrounds the picturesque seventh green

Haunted-House Adventure for Two or Four to The Barber Haunt (50% Off)

The Barber Haunt

Barberton

$30 $15

Guests to this century-old pig barn face ghoulish specters and crazed clowns

African Safari Wildlife Park Visit for One or Four (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

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

Four-Mile River Kayaking Trip for One, Two, or Four from Carried Away Recreation (50% Off)

Carried Away Recreation

Riverside Park

$30 $15

Kayaking trips include a kayak rental, paddle, life jacket, and shuttle service

Golf Outing, Including Cart Rental and Grill Voucher for Two or Four at EagleSticks Golf Club (Up to 62% Off)

EagleSticks Golf Club

Zanesville

$130 $59

Diverse trees and waterfalls are strewn across bentgrass fairways and greens on 6,508-yard course built on dramatically undulating farmland

Four or Eight 30- or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons, or Guitar Restringing at Sound City Music (Up to 56% Off)

Sound City Music

Troy

$176 $79

Students improve their musical skills under the tutelage of experienced instructors; guitar restringing gets instruments back in top shape

10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at BodybyJuana (Up to 82% Off)

BodybyJuana

Polaris

$150 $45

Up to 30 participants, with at least one trainer per 10 students, work through boot-camp classes six days a week

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

WHYM Dance

Solon

$30 $15

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

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

$140 $29

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

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

TPA Paintball

Alliance

$150 $30

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

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

$84 $25

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Walking Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Cleveland Ghost Tours (Up to 62% Off)

Cleveland Ghost Tours

Willoughby Hills

$70 $29

Take a guided stroll by moonlight through Cleveland’s cemeteries and past sites such as the armory and the Federal Reserve Bank

5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Pure Barre Beachwood (Up to 66% Off)

Pure Barre

Multiple Locations

$105 $39

With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

$20 for Two Season Passes to The Maize at Little Darby Creek ($40 Value)

The Maize at Little Darby Creek

The Maize at Little Darby Creek

$40 $20

Seven weekends of unlimited access to a 9-acre corn maze, dodgeball, miniature train, outdoor laser tag, and other family activities

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Our Gym powered by S.M. Smith Martial Arts (70% Off)

Our Gym Llc

Wadsworth

$90 $27

From the merchant: We offer all levels of group fitness classes and use a variety of training methods.

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

Avon Dance And Martial Arts

Avon

$66 $29

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

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

$31.50 $12

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

Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$39.99 $20

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

$27 for Entry to the Zombie Frenzy 5K on October 25 ($50 Value)

Centurion Events

Ashland County Fairgrounds

$50 $27

Outrun hordes of zombies intent on stealing your race "life" flags, and switch roles to act as a chaser zombie during the 5K race

Four or Six Corn-Maze Trips and Hayrides at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm

Oregon

$12 $6

5-acre corn maze peppered with fall facts; tractor hayrides travel through cornfields and pumpkin patches

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

$20 $10

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

15 Classes from Fit for Hope (65% Off)

Fit For Hope

Rocky River

$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

$500 $255

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

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or Online Elemental Cleanse from Elemental Om (Up to 68% Off)

Elemental Om

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Wide variety of yoga disciplines, such as Hatha, Restorative, Kundalini & Yin; online Elemental Cleanse includes yoga & meditation videos

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

$120 $19

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

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

Cleveland Fitness Revolution

Multiple Locations

$159 $32

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

5, 10, or 25 Beginner-Level Boxing Classes at The Punch House (Up to 87% Off)

The Punch House

Norwood

$150 $25

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

One, Three, or Five 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons from Elite Stables (65% Off)

Elite Stables

Novelty

$80 $35

An experienced instructor supervises and coaches up to four students of any riding level during each one-hour indoor lesson

$44 for $125 Worth of CrossFit — A-County Crossfit

A-county Crossfit

Geneva

$125 $44

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5 or 10 AntiGravity Yoga Classes at Synergy Sports Massage (Up to Half Off)

Synergy Sports Massage

Berea

$95 $50

Instructors lead groups through challenging yoga poses on suspended silk hammocks, increasing agility and aligning the vertebrae

18 Holes of Foot-Golf for Two or Four with Optional Cart Rental at Whiteford Valley Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Whiteford Valley Golf Club

Whiteford

$42 $21

Foot-golf—a soccer and golf hybrid—challenges players to kick a soccer ball through 18 holes with the goal of sinking it into 21-inch holes

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion at Frank Sarris Public Library or On-Location Birthday Magic Show (Up to 50% Off)

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike will be amazed by sleight-of-hand and illusions at the library or their own home

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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 22 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 eight years ago 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.

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 décor 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
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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
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While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.

Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.

4637 W Bancroft St
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
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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
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