For one brisk October weekend, spooky entertainment will descend upon the spacious grounds surrounding The Fontanel Mansion. The attractions include a family-friendly, two-mile hayride through the moonlit woods as
a costumed guide recounts bone-chilling tales about the days of dial-up internet connections. The ride even includes a stop at the mansion's doors, giving the children a trick-or-treating opportunity before the cart weaves its way back into the woods.
For a more frightening brush with the macabre, Hauntanel will host a haunted walking tour for its older guests. This tour meanders through the woods and includes stops at a gruesome fun house, a clown tent, and a graveyard. Blazing strobe lights, creeping fog, startling noises, and gory scenes aren't the only surprises awaiting groups. Performers dressed as monsters and specters also lurk in the shadows, searching for the perfect opportunity to terrify the thrill-seeking visitors.
Eliciting shrieks and providing good scares isn't the only goal of Hauntanel at The Fontanel Mansion, though. At the end of the weekend, the team will donate a portion of the proceeds to support the efforts of the Monroe Harding Children's Home.
Though the staff at Honeysuckle Hill Farm cultivates livestock and crops of seasonal produce, its other chief resource is outdoor adventure. Through their seasonal tours, farm staffers teach adults and children about farm operations, the basics of agriculture, and which fabrics scarecrows find itchy. They also give visitors a chance to work their way through labyrinthine corn mazes. At birthday parties, younger visitors can pet the resident animals, pan for gemstones at an artificial stream, and race each other in pedal-powered carts. Away from the fields, Association for Challenge Course Technology–certified guides and their guests soar down a one-mile zipline course designed and built to ACCT standards. The guides lead tours through the course’s three elevated towers, three canopy-level bridges stretched across Battle Creek, and eight ziplines, which they maintain daily to chase away loitering vigilantes. Along the way, guides showcase their knowledge of the creek’s history while pointing out local flora and fauna.
An indoor rock-climbing gym, The Ascent resides inside a cavernous, warehouse-like building where the angled walls are studded with handgrips and gravity challenges participants on every ascent. The facility's top-rope walls stretch as high as 32 feet, and angled walls bevel off into challenging overhangs where chalky-handed patrons cling tightly during ropeless bouldering runs. When opening the gym, owner Jeff Hess—familiar with the passion of bouldering enthusiasts—made sure to leave room for a 2,500-square-foot bouldering area, now located in the center of the large open space.
Jeff's efforts to foster community through climbing have lead to some unique fusions at The Ascent. The new auto-belay system enables climbers to climb without need for a partner. Additionally, a partnership with neighboring Crossfit Murfreesboro now affords The Ascent's members a bonus benefit, access to Crossfit’s cardio and weight-training facilities.
ZIPStream Fall Creek Falls provides visitors with a chance to see the Tennessee landscape from an entirely new perspective: by swinging, jumping, and climbing through the treetops. Aerial adventure courses are specially designed around the existing natural terrain, and visitors can even learn more about the native flora and fauna as they make their way through it. Each course ranges in difficulty and intensity, ensuring that both children and adults can traverse wobbly suspended bridges, edge along high wires, crawl through tunnels, scramble across natural cliff lines, and use ziplines to soar above gullies, valleys, and inter-dimensional rifts.
Staff members are on-hand for each semi-guided outing, providing advice and guidance whenever it's necessary. Additionally, each participant is outfitted with a state-of-the-art belay system before ascending into the treetops, which keeps guests securely fastened to overhead safety wires as they navigate each obstacle.
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Set up along verdant forests, mountains, and valleys, Kentucky Action Park's outdoor attractions bring elements of the old-timey Wild West to the modern-day sense of adventure. The winding turns of an alpine slide send sleds on exhilarating quarter-mile trips down the mountain, and putters propel colorful orbs across 18 western-themed mini-golf holes. Chair lifts and a 24-foot rock wall tower overhead, the top of which grant scenic views typically seen only by birds and children holding many balloons. Elsewhere, horses trot out of the Jesse James Riding Stables, which has been in operation for more than 30 years. At Outlaw Cave, guided tours travel below ground to view stalactites and rock formations sculpted by the patience of water over the past millennia.