Despite its name and its kangaroo mascot, Jumpy’s Fun Zone's wide range of attractions offers families more to do than just jump. In the 5,300-square-foot Laser Zone, players shuttle through an industrial warehouse, ducking behind barrels and clouds of fog. Beams of light continue to confound in Laser Frenzy, where kids try to navigate their way through the 18-foot course without breaking a beam. Elsewhere, the eponymous Jumpy Zone’s rainbow-colored inflatables allow kids aged 12 and younger to demonstrate how they’d moonwalk on the moon, as well as slide and climb in bouncy areas.
Revelers refuel with snacks such as pizza, hot dogs, and chips, and give their nimble fingers exercise in the arcade. Additionally, a toddler area gives tykes a safe place to practice walking or talking in pig latin.
In 1987, the Dayton Daily News briefly outlined the life of Charles L. Marshall, the then 86-year-old president and owner of Grismer Tire. Though the article appeared a quarter of a century ago, it still captured 55 years worth of history at Grismer, from its purchase during ?the dark days? of the Great Depression?thanks to Marshall?s winning personality and a banker?s $13,000 loan?to its transformation into one of the most successful auto centers in Ohio.
Today, at each of its 22 locations scattered across Southern Ohio, ASE-certified technicians continue to dispense the top-notch service that made the garage famous. They drain and replenish oil, align wheels, and fix busted transmissions and cooling systems. Equipped with nine brands of tires, including Michelin, Bridgestone, and BF Goodrich, the team outfits rides of all makes and models with brand-new rollers, allowing them to zip down highways or blend in at parades with ease.
At Tipp City Medical Massage, licensed massage therapist Kathy Siegfried sees massages as more than just relaxing luxuries that follow bench-pressing the chandelier. She takes a healing approach to massage, drawing mastery from nine modalities, each customizable to a range of conditions, such as chronic soreness, sports injury, and headaches. Biofreeze natural pain relieving gel augments massage strokes with cooling menthol and Bon Vital foot balm helps feet recover from blisters and abrasions.
Barefoot Canoe runs canoe trips and fishing expeditions down the Stillwater River to help customers reconnect with nature. Aquatic explorers will be transported to (and from) the river by Barefoot?s buses before embarking on their trips. Paddlers drift along serene currents and take in scenic views, including minor waterfalls and intriguing landmasses. The company provides paddles and life jackets to ensure a safe ride.
Amber facilitates loose muscles and relaxed minds at Massages by Amber. The massage therapist brings stressful and worried thoughts to a standstill with 60- and 90-minute relaxation massages, which simultaneously nurture the muscles and the mind. She also offers deep-tissue treatments, which are targeted massages that aim to relieve soreness, chronic pain, and tension.
The walls of LeDoux's Restaurant, which are honey-hued with well-loved patches of exposed brick, embody the warm, homey nature of Cajun cuisine. Steam infused with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, and andouille sausage spirals from cauldrons of jambalaya and gumbo. A fireplace pours forth its toasty affections in the bayou-inspired interior, where a fountain whispers softly alongside hanging plants that swing slowly over patrons like Tarzan during rush hour. At the full bar, mugs of Louisianan libations, such as Turbodog, Purple Haze, and Dixie ale, leave cool rings of condensation next to plates of fried frog legs and gator. Sated sighs drift from LeDoux's patio, where crackling torches cast orange accents on the liberal sprinkling of fleurs-de-lis that festoon the building and the staff's uniforms. On select nights, applause rolls over live musical acts and free-range shadow puppets.