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For a quarter of a century, Fun Makers' licensed, FAA-certified pilots have guided thousands of passengers skyward during hot-air-balloon tours of Ohio's lakes, valleys, forests, and rolling plains. Pilots update their training annually to stay informed on ballooning guidelines, and each sendoff begins with a passenger orientation that briefs guests on flight basics, personal safety, and how to deflect dive-bombing ostriches. After touching back down, passengers commemorate their voyage with a champagne toast and a first-flight certificate. In addition to hot-air-balloon rides, Fun Makers' staff travels to large and small events at colleges, festivals, and churches bearing a variety of portable entertainment including rock-climbing walls, bungee trampolines, and mechanical rodeo bulls.
3671 Tallmadge Road
Rootstown,
OH
US
For nigh a calendar year, Fortress of Fear quarantines a frightened public from a sinister pair of properties until the autumnal twilight, when its staff bravely shepherds precious, non-small-child souls into the terrible cargo these lands behold. Though VIP tickets let visitors avoid long waits with front-of-the-line privileges, guests will be unable to escape the notice of up to 40 ghoulish apparitions whispering along the narrow corridors of Fortress of Fear. Inside the fortress, the walls seemingly collapse, as ceiling and floor melt into a claustrophobe's waking nightmare where escape comes through desperate drags, frenzied crawls, and incessant pleas for a do-over. At Fearanoia, an acid pit lures curious cohorts to its ledges, prodding the less eager by way of chainsaw incentive. To escape this realm's clutches, the bold few must navigate a cage maze—a labyrinth solved only with one's wits or one's pocket-size Minotaur.
10268 Hewins Road
Garrettsville,
OH
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The aptly named Fitness Anytime offers a plethora of equipment 24 hours a day to accommodate all fitness styles and schedules. Classes are included with a membership and are conducted weekday evenings before the instructors set off for nocturnal ninja duties. Body Boot Camp combines cardio with calisthenics for a high-intensity workout that burns more than 650 calories in an hour, the equivalent of running five to seven miles or doing the running man to an entire MC Hammer album. The 15 Minute Abs for Beginners and Intermediates cuts to the core and transforms muffin tops into muscle in record-setting time. Achieve Gumby-esque flexibility, posture, and muscle tone with Pilates sessions, and banish boredom with a bevy of body-blasting routines in the Bands, Balls, and Weights class, for which mats and weights are provided.
320 E Main St
Ravenna,
OH
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Grab a seat at Dusty Armadillo if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as Dusty Armadillo serves anything but a low-fat menu. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Dusty Armadillo's full bar to top off your meal. Cheers to the weekend! Dusty Armadillo is serving up the fun! At Dusty Armadillo, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Dusty Armadillo's patio. Dusty Armadillo keeps your ears entertained with live music or a DJ. Sit back and enjoy the restaurant's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor. The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing. The dress code at Dusty Armadillo is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. You can also have Dusty Armadillo cater your next event. Dine at Dusty Armadillo and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot. If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Dusty Armadillo.
3147 State Route 44
Rootstown,
OH
US
At Big Dog Saloon, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Big Dog Saloon offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Have a large group? No problem. Head to Big Dog Saloon for easy seating. Big Dog Saloon is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. No need to gussy up for a trip to Big Dog Saloon, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. At Big Dog Saloon, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking. Travel by bike to Big Dog Saloon and store your bike at a nearby rack. The grub at Big Dog Saloon is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15.
432 W Highland Ave
Ravenna,
OH
US
For four generations, the same family has tilled the soil beneath the grape vines that thrive at Barrel Run Crossing Winery and Vineyard. Originally used to grow grain, hay, soybeans, and wheat, the land saw its first vines in 2006, and grapes have been planted each subsequent year. Now totaling 10 acres, up to eight grape varietals flourish on the land. The result of these planting efforts is a host of handcrafted wines and ciders, including 2012 Ohio Wine Competition award winners Tipsy Conductor and Engine Number 5. All of Barrel Run Crossing’s wines are available for sampling in the spacious tasting room and for purchase by the thimble, glass, or bottle.
3272 Industry Rd
Rootstown,
OH
US
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