Synergy Woods aims to be a way of giving back to the community by offering a safe place to have fun and expend pent-up energy. On a given day, visitors can enjoy a thrilling ride on a ropes course, which is complete with a 600-foot zipline, 50-foot quick jump, and over 15 unique elements—all utilizing safe equipment and staff with extensive training. Lively groups can also be found swarming the grounds amid the whispery noise of paintballs cruising through the fresh air. It's here where teams engage in fun competition, regardless of age, size, or skill level. When the park isn't busy entertaining armies of thrill-seekers, they also play host to United States military reserves tactical training, an exercise that fills the park with humvees and transport vehicles before they begin mock Medevac evacuations. To further build on its reputation, Synergy Woods hosts organizations such as the United Way, American Cancer Society, and St. Judes Children's Research while longtime supporting Local AR.
An old-fashioned pair of comedy and tragedy masks greet drivers pulling up to the marquee of Aut-O-Rama Drive-In. The vintage aesthetic is fitting for an establishment that’s been in business since 1965 and is now in its third generation of being operated by the Sherman family. Although the cinematic lot prides itself on being the first in the area to offer AM-radio sound, today, Dolby FM stereo bathes cars in field-filling acoustics as audiences take in a library of contemporary flicks. From the start of April to the end of September, first-run and well-worn films alike await vehicular cinephiles, who can munch on burgers, subs, and pizza, along with desserts such as ice cream and funnel cake.
At Synergy Woods, visitors can take their fun in two forms: vertical and horizontal. The former refers to the epicenter and highest point of the property, the Summit. Towering 50 feet in the air, this ropes course might be best described as an upright obstacle course, complete with three stories' worth of planks, bridges, and beams to traverse. A 600-foot zipline tethers the Summit to Synergy Woods' horizontal elements—five paintball fields. Spread across 35 acres, the fields host marker-wielding marauders as they storm wooden structures, crawl across grassy clearings, and tiptoe through wooded areas filled with manmade obstacles, including fences and enemy fighters holding very still.
Emerald corridors spiral across a landscape of vibrant flowers, trees, and rocky outcrops to comprise Mulligans Family Fun Center’s 18-hole miniature golf course. A gushing waterfall broadcasts tranquil vibes throughout the circuit, as pale-red bricks keep balls from straying off-path or absconding to audition for position in a juggling act. Mulligans' pavilion adds to the vacation atmosphere, allowing guests to arrange romantic post-golf picnics with snacks and refreshments available at the clubhouse. The center also includes a basketball court, where guests can practice free throws or javelin-tossing putters at the backboard.
Maybe it's the click-clack staccato of buttons being mashed; maybe it's the 80s soundtrack playing through the speakers. Whatever the case, John Salter's Full Blast certainly hits all the notes of a classic arcade. Inside this North Ridgeville hangout, visitors collect high scores on more than 40 classic arcade games and a handful of pinball machines. Best of all: the games are set to free-play, meaning guests can play all day without lugging around a wheelbarrow full of quarters.
Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in bowling for more than a century, whether the occasion is a night out with friends or an afternoon with the kids. Patrons can enjoy a game of traditional bowling fun while sampling snack bar treats, or they can discover the excitement and interactive entertainment of Brunswick Cosmic Bowling – a full-sensory sports experience featuring black-lit lanes, dance-worthy music, and whirling neon lights.