The Haunted House of Rochester is a macabre domicile sure to scare visitors down to the tips of their belly buttons. Perambulate through 5,000 square feet of mad clowns, bloodthirsty butchers, and anthropomorphized slices of pie. Guests are admitted two or three at a time to the indoor and outdoor tour of terror. Test the strength of your best friendship, romantic relationship, or passenger/bus driver bond as you wander the perilous path, or simply find an excuse to remove an overly binding pair of dungarees, as the house is known to scare the pants off of most legs. Younger children, pregnant women, and individuals with heart conditions may want to avoid the horrific homestead. During your visit, you can also peruse a selection of pumpkins, Halloween goodies, and concessions available for purchase (cost not included in today's Groupon).
Tour, shop, play and stay in one of America's top travel destinations, while enjoying exclusive discounts from the area's the top attractions. The 2011 Finger Lakes Destination & Wine Card includes dozens of wineries, cheeseries, resorts, attractions, hotels and restaurants all throughout the picturesque Finger Lakes.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Riverton Golf Club challenges golfers with nine holes on more than 3,400 yards of meticulously maintained bent grass along the Genesee River. Club-wielding cohorts propel polyurethane orbs toward two par 5, five par 4, and two par 3 holes from four different tees, dodging bunkers, sand traps, and astral projections of Arnold Palmer. After each hole, they’ll pilot a motorized rental cart to the next green, steering around four glittering, man-made lakes. After the game, golfers can recharge their backswings at JTB's Pizza 'n Grill, silencing stomach sirens with a dozen wings; a 16-inch, one-topping pizza; and a plea to please be quiet hissed through barbecue-sauce-smeared teeth.
Three-man comedy trio Search Engine Improv serves up comedic improvisation with five original shows that craft compelling, innovative theater from audience suggestions and technological prompts. The Lazy Susan show weaves fast-paced scenes in which the three principals play nine—and sometimes more–characters between themselves, the exponential increase bringing the show to hilariously dizzying heights of confusion. GoogleProv projects the famous search engine above the stage, where its results and prompts inspire the next scene. Paul and Vinny Automotive mixes live sitcom and improv as two fictional friends chronicle their boyhood dreams of turning into real cars. Audience members join the scenes in Improv Tap-Out, while Monsssstrocity twists a serpentine tale from a single, audience-derived word, nearly always "belly button."
Knowledgeable tour guides helm the Sam Patch and the Mary Jemison cruise vessels, glissading guests over the rippling waterways of the historic Erie Canal and Genesee River while recounting the aquatic route's rich history. The Sam Patch, a replica of a 19th-century packet boat, floats down the canal for just over a mile, allowing guests to ogle the New York Canal Corporation maintenance center, panoramas of lush wildlife, and packs of majestic life rafts migrating south for the winter. To ensure a memorable canal experience, the craft will ferry visitors to Lock 32, in which three million gallons of water will raise the Sam Patch 25 feet in the world's slowest game of airplane. After admiring this impressive piece of canal technology, guests are whished back to port. An urban vista awaits those who choose to board the Mary Jemison, a wooden vessel built over 75 years ago. From within the enclosed cabin or from its open upper deck, seafaring riders take in views of Mount Hope Cemetery as well as the crossings of the Canal and the Genesee River. As the boat heads northward, guests are treated to spectacular views of the Rochester skyline, replete with the modern, crescent-shaped Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge.