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OhioFamilyPack.com: $27 for the Ohio Family Pack Columbus Discount Card from OhioFamilyPack.com ($49 value)

$27 for the Ohio Family Pack Columbus Discount Card from OhioFamilyPack.com ($49 value)

OhioFamilyPack.com

 

Enjoy discounts at locar laser tag parks, bowling alleys, skating rinks, paintball ranges, batting cages, and arcades

$49 $27

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Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness: $52 for a Month of Youth Self-Defense Classes at Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness ($188 Value)

$52 for a Month of Youth Self-Defense Classes at Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness ($188 Value)

Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness

Gahanna

Kids 5–12 learn self-defense essentials while developing a foundation of physical fitness, respect, and self-discipline

$188 $52

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Recreations Outlet: Six Playground Visits or a Two-Hour Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Recreations Outlet (Up to 54% Off)

Six Playground Visits or a Two-Hour Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Recreations Outlet (Up to 54% Off)

Recreations Outlet

Multiple Locations

Playground-equipment show room allows little ones to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

$48 $24.99

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Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark: Daily, Seasonal, or Annual Water-Park Pass for 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (Up to 94% Off)

Daily, Seasonal, or Annual Water-Park Pass for 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (Up to 94% Off)

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Columbus, OH

A 40-ft. tower with four dizzying slides, a 40-ft. play structure with a water cannon, and an adults-only hot tub inside an 84-degree park

$39.95 $21

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Magic Mountain Fun Centers: 6, 8, or 10 Attraction Passes at Magic Mountain Fun Centers (Up to 44% Off)

6, 8, or 10 Attraction Passes at Magic Mountain Fun Centers (Up to 44% Off)

Magic Mountain Fun Centers

Multiple Locations

Amusement parks with go-karts, laser tag, and mini golf entertain people of all ages, with pizza and drinks available for purchase

$45 $25

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Magic Mountain Fun Centers: $9 for Three Attraction Passes at Magic Mountain Fun Centers ($16.99 Value)

$9 for Three Attraction Passes at Magic Mountain Fun Centers ($16.99 Value)

Magic Mountain Fun Centers

Multiple Locations

Amusement parks with go-karts, laser tag, and mini golf entertain people of all ages, with pizza and drinks available for purchase

$16.99 $9

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Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society: General Admission or Civil War Day at Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (Up to 57% Off). 5 Options.

General Admission or Civil War Day at Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (Up to 57% Off). 5 Options.

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society

Mansfield

Explore the 19th-century building where “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed at your own pace; commemorate the Civil War

$18 $11

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CoCo Key Water Resort: Family Four-Pack of Day Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort (Up to 25% Off)

Family Four-Pack of Day Passes at CoCo Key Water Resort (Up to 25% Off)

CoCo Key Water Resort

Sharonville

Indoor water park maintained at 84 degrees with four 40-foot slides, an adventure river, water basketball and an arcade

$100 $75

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Valley Zipline Tours: Tree Top Zipline Tour for Two or Four at Valley Zipline Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Tree Top Zipline Tour for Two or Four at Valley Zipline Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Zipline Tours

Lancaster

A course speeds danglers through the air for more than 1 mi. along a series of ziplines, three of which stretch nearly 1,000 ft.

$160 $85

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Motts Military Museum: Admission for Two or Four at Motts Military Museum (48% Off)

Admission for Two or Four at Motts Military Museum (48% Off)

Motts Military Museum

Groveport

Museum showcases American military artifacts from the past two centuries of hard-fought battles through 9/11 and today’s current conflicts

$20 $11

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African Safari Wildlife Park: Admission for One, or an Annual Family Pass for Up to Four at African Safari Wildlife Park (Up to 59% Off)

Admission for One, or an Annual Family Pass for Up to Four at African Safari Wildlife Park (Up to 59% Off)

African Safari Wildlife Park

Port Clinton

Visitors in cars can offer food to freely roaming African species such as bison, elk, zebra, giraffes, and camels

$21.95 $9

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ZipZone Canopy Tours: Zipline Tour for Two, Four, or Six at ZipZone Canopy Tours (Up to 35% Off). Six Options Available.

Zipline Tour for Two, Four, or Six at ZipZone Canopy Tours (Up to 35% Off). Six Options Available.

ZipZone Canopy Tours

Columbus

Zip from tree to tree, gliding through the forested canopy and over ravines and streams during the guided tour

$90 $65

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The Unofficial LEGO Museum: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The Unofficial LEGO Museum (47% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to The Unofficial LEGO Museum (47% Off)

The Unofficial LEGO Museum

Bellaire

Pose with intricate LEGO sculptures of Darth Vader, Spiderman, and Bart Simpson

$16 $9.50

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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum: Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

South Columbus

Memorabilia and ephemera from the history of motorcycling, plus themed exhibits and programs

$20 $10

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Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark: Outing for One, Two, or Four at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark (Up to 63% Off)

Outing for One, Two, or Four at Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark (Up to 63% Off)

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

Sandusky, OH

Indoor, tropical-island themed waterpark with lazy rivers, vortex pools, a lagoon, a treehouse, and signature slides

$39.95 $19

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Markin Farms Zipline Adventures: Zipline Adventure with Photos at Markin Farms Zipline Adventures (Up to 36% Off). Two Options Available.

Zipline Adventure with Photos at Markin Farms Zipline Adventures (Up to 36% Off). Two Options Available.

Markin Farms Zipline Adventures

Liberty

Fast-paced zips weave through forests, over ponds, and past rivers, with a double-zip setup at the finish. Perfect gift for adrenaline fans!

$106 $71

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Buckeye Videogame Truck: 50% Off Video Game Party at Buckeye Video Game Truck

50% Off Video Game Party at Buckeye Video Game Truck

Buckeye Videogame Truck

Columbus

From the merchant: Climate controlled game theater to you. 7HD screens. Up to 28 players at once. Stadium Seating, WiiU, Xbox1,PS4,Live TV

$230 $115

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Stylie Studio: Four or Eight Weekly 30-Minute Guitar, Electric Bass, or Beginner Piano Lessons at Stylie Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Four or Eight Weekly 30-Minute Guitar, Electric Bass, or Beginner Piano Lessons at Stylie Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Stylie Studio

Worthington

Seasoned performer and composer Matt Steidle teaches students the ins and outs of guitar, electric bass, or piano at weekly lessons

$72 $35

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Adventures on the Gorge: Two Zipline Tours and Two-Night Cabin Stay at Adventures on the Gorge (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Two Zipline Tours and Two-Night Cabin Stay at Adventures on the Gorge (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Adventures on the Gorge

Lansing

Sail through the canopy on a zipline to view the forest from a new perspective, then settle down for two nights in a comfy cabin

$601 $299

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Ables Golf On Avery: $17 for Two Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf at Ables Golf on Avery ($32 Value)

$17 for Two Rounds of 18-Hole Mini Golf at Ables Golf on Avery ($32 Value)

Ables Golf On Avery

South Dublin

Play two rounds with up to four friends or family members on a colorful, family-friendly mini golf course dotted with trees and shrubs

$32 $17

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Park Lanes Bowling Center: Two Hours of Bowling for 2-to-4 People or Bowling Package for 6 at Park Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Two Hours of Bowling for 2-to-4 People or Bowling Package for 6 at Park Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Park Lanes Bowling Center

Heath

Two hours of bowling with shoe rental at 32-lane bowling center includes optional large pizza and pitcher of pop

$57 $31

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Powell Academy Of Music: A Private Music Lesson from Powell Academy of Music (44% Off)

A Private Music Lesson from Powell Academy of Music (44% Off)

Powell Academy Of Music

Liberty

From the merchant: 30-minute music lesson with our highly qualified staff

$27 $15

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The Schwartz School of Music: One or Three 60-Minute Harp Workshops at The Schwartz School of Music (48% Off)

One or Three 60-Minute Harp Workshops at The Schwartz School of Music (48% Off)

The Schwartz School of Music

Worthington

A talented harpist teaches students the basics of coaxing music from taut strings

$25 $13

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Four Seasons Golf Center: Two 18-Hole Rounds of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Four Seasons Golf Center (Up to 43% Off)

Two 18-Hole Rounds of Mini Golf for Two or Four at Four Seasons Golf Center (Up to 43% Off)

Four Seasons Golf Center

East Columbus

Players can split four or eight total rounds of mini golf on a course featuring rock formations and waterfalls

$15 $9

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The Kelton House Museum & Garden: Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Kelton House Museum & Garden (Up to 47% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Kelton House Museum & Garden (Up to 47% Off)

The Kelton House Museum & Garden

Downtown Columbus

Beautifully restored house and garden present a glimpse of Victorian life through the lens of a family that lived it

$12 $7.50

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BeatsBlueprint: $9 for Online 30-Day Beginner Music-Production Course from BeatsBlueprint ($199 Value)

$9 for Online 30-Day Beginner Music-Production Course from BeatsBlueprint ($199 Value)

BeatsBlueprint

 

Students follow along with 35 video lectures, learning everything from sound design to music theory, and create a song from start to finish

$199 $9

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The Schwartz School of Music: $12.50 for One 30-Minute Music Lesson at The Schwartz School of Music ($25 Value)

$12.50 for One 30-Minute Music Lesson at The Schwartz School of Music ($25 Value)

The Schwartz School of Music

Worthington

Students choose from a variety of musical instruments such as harp, guitar, and piano and learn the fundamentals during a 30-minute session

$25 $12.50

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Center Stage Ukulele Academy: $15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

$15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Ukulele Academy

 

Knowledgable ukulele expert teaches newbies the ropes with helpful, easy-to-follow instructional videos

$108 $15

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Center Stage Guitar Academy: Guitar-Lesson Package or One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Guitar-Lesson Package or One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

 

High-quality video guitar lessons shot from many angles teach everything from guitar basics to specific songs

$40 $9

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Rockstar Academy: $19 for a Six-Month Access to All-Instrument Online Course Rockstar Academy ($125 Value)

$19 for a Six-Month Access to All-Instrument Online Course Rockstar Academy ($125 Value)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve skills in guitar, piano, vocals, & drums

$125 $19

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $19

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve their piano or keyboard playing

$316 $10

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Rockstar Academy (96% Off).

Rockstar Academy

 

Guitar lessons for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced student from an experienced teacher

$237 $10

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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Rockstar Academy (81% Off)

One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Rockstar Academy (81% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced guitar teacher helps beginners learn how to grip, play, and eventually improvise on the ukulele during online lessons

$79 $15

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SkillSuccess: $19 for a Beginners' Online Learn Drums Today Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for a Beginners' Online Learn Drums Today Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

This online course teaches the basics of drumming, including the components of a drumkit, playing with hands and feet, and learning grooves

$199 $19

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Beginners' Guitar Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Beginners' Guitar Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches guitar-playing basics; students will leave knowing how to play a song

$199 $19

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SkillSuccess: $19 for Beginner-Ukulele Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for Beginner-Ukulele Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

The online course teaches ukulele basics, including how to care for it, strumming, and music theory

$199 $19

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Dangerous Guitar: Three or Six Months or One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar and Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 93% Off)

Three or Six Months or One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar and Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 93% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

 

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$67.28 $5

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Gravy For The Brain: $19 for an Online Drumming for Beginners Course from Gravy for the Brain ($219 Value)

$19 for an Online Drumming for Beginners Course from Gravy for the Brain ($219 Value)

Gravy For The Brain

 

Online course taught by an industry expert helps students learn the basics of drumming, eventually enabling them to play on a kit in a band

$219 $19

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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo: Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

Horse Cave

Zoo with a focus on Australian animals houses red kangaroos, dingoes, emus, and more; includes admission to cave with spectacular formations

$51.90 $32

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Wizard World Comic Con: Wizard World Comic Con on Friday, February 26, at 3 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con on Friday, February 26, at 3 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con

Cleveland Convention Center

Celebs such as Jason Mewes and Michael Rooker convene during an annual celebration of all things comic book and science fiction

$42.67 $22.50

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Travis Stewart Music: A Private Music Lesson from Travis Stewart Music (40% Off)

A Private Music Lesson from Travis Stewart Music (40% Off)

Travis Stewart Music

Columbus

From the merchant: Music Lessons - highly customizable - specializing in guitar, piano and digital, virtual composing through computers!

$40 $24

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Xtreme Bounce: Four-Hour Bounce-House Rental from Xtreme Bounce (45% Off)

Four-Hour Bounce-House Rental from Xtreme Bounce (45% Off)

Xtreme Bounce

Columbus

From the merchant: Rentals include delivery, setup, and pickup. One concession rental cotton candy, snow cone or popcorn with 50 servings.

$330 $182

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SkillSuccess: $19 for a Beginners' Online Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, or Harmonica Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for a Beginners' Online Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, or Harmonica Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

This online course uses video lectures to teach beginners how to play the instrument, and the ability to read music isn’t required

$199 $19

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SkillSuccess: $19 for a Beginners' Online Harmonica Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for a Beginners' Online Harmonica Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

This online course uses video lectures to teach beginners how to play the harmonica, including breathing, tones, chords, and chugging

$199 $19

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Erin's Music Studio: $15 for $30 Worth of  Children's Music Classes at Erin's Music Studio

$15 for $30 Worth of Children's Music Classes at Erin's Music Studio

Erin's Music Studio

East Columbus

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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Integrity Ju Jitsu: $84 for $168 Groupon — Integrity Martial Arts

$84 for $168 Groupon — Integrity Martial Arts

Integrity Ju Jitsu

Dublin

From the merchant: We provide high quality instruction while training the mind, body, and spirit in a family-oriented atmosphere.

$168 $84

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Four Seasons Golf Center: $111 for a Two-Hour Party for Up to 20 with Private Room and Mini Golf at Four Seasons Golf Center ($200 Value)

$111 for a Two-Hour Party for Up to 20 with Private Room and Mini Golf at Four Seasons Golf Center ($200 Value)

Four Seasons Golf Center

East Columbus

Parties of up to 20 enjoy an 18-hole round of mini golf before heading to a private party room for an hour of celebrating

$200 $111

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SkillSuccess: $19 for a Beginner Children's Piano Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for a Beginner Children's Piano Online Course from SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course uses video lectures to teach beginners how to locate notes, play with proper positioning, and effective practice techniques

$199 $19

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  • Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark
    Property Location When you stay at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort in Columbus, you'll be near the airport and within the vicinity of World Harvest Church and Columbus Museum of Art. This family-friendly resort is within the vicinity of Columbus Motor Speedway and Motts Military Museum. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 343 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have handheld showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a water park (surcharge), a lazy river, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands. Dining Satisfy your appetite at the resort's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Columbus? This resort has 10000 square feet (929 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
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    4560 Hilton Corporate Dr.
    Columbus, OH US
  • "A Christmas Story" House & Museum
    Since 1983, families have spent their holidays around the television, watching A Christmas Story and joining in the triumphs and failures of 9-year-old Ralphie as he struggles to secure a Red Ryder BB gun from Santa's bag. Although the cult-classic film showed Ralphie living in Indiana, the house in which the movie took place rests in Cleveland—and is now a museum. When MSNBC interviewed lifelong fan and A Christmas Story House & Museum owner Brian Jones, they profiled the story of how he found the house on eBay and jumped at the chance to own it. Today, he’s turned it into a year-round place of pilgrimage for fans and the site of an occasionally-held convention for Ralphies. Jones’s restoration has returned rooms to exactly how they were in the film, letting guests gaze at the tinsel-strewn tree with its star falling off and explore the bathroom where Ralphie’s mouth was washed out with soap—a time-tested method for cavity prevention. Visitors can even attempt to hide like little Randy in the cabinet under the sink. After seeing the backyard that still houses the original shed, where Ralphie defended his family against Black Bart, fans head across the street to the A Christmas Story House & Museum. Here, original props such as the toys from the Higbee’s department-store window, Randy’s snowsuit, and Miss Shields’s classroom chalkboard join other memorabilia and hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos. Before leaving, guests drop into the gift shop to pick up a leg lamp just like the one Ralphie's old man cherished so dearly.
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    3159 W 11th St.
    Cleveland, OH US
  • Wake Nation Cincinnati
    Mechanized towers stand along the shoreline of Wake Nation Cincinnati's 10-acre lake, steering riders across the water as they grip cables rather than lines attached to boats. Cruising clockwise from the cables, up to seven people at a time can wakeboard, water ski, kneeboard, or waterskate around the aquatic arena at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Wake Nation designed the main lake for everyone from beginners to elite-level riders, and peppered it with manmade obstacles and floating jumps, allowing boarders to zip along and pull off tricks that sometimes aren’t possible behind a boat. They also have a smaller practice lake for beginners and young riders from 5 years old and up. Experienced staff members observe boarders at all times, supplying safety tips, training, and navigational advice for circumventing Poseidon’s rose bushes. Visitors can bring their own equipment, or rent or buy necessary gear from Wake Nation’s pro shop. A cast of instructors lead lessons and observe riders during freestyle riding, fun summer camps, and special events such as birthday parties.
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    201 Joe Nuxhall Way
    Fairfield, OH US
  • Tamaron Country Club
    Since the first swing in 1972, Tamaron Country Club's course has been sending golfers down an idyllic path filled with rolling fairways, swaying trees, and impeccably maintained terrain. Greens superintendent Mike Kaminski obsesses over the upkeep of lush fairways and carpet-like greens, ensuring verdant beauty, true roll, and infinite sleeping spots for mid-round naps. On the front nine, golfers start their round with a shorter par 5, presenting a green that's reachable in two. The next par 5 on the side is hole seven, which presents the longest hole on the course, made longer by out-of-bounds areas on the left and trees on the right that force some players to hit an iron or an oversize gavel off the tee. Though the back nine is shorter than its predecessor, it makes up for its lack of length in deceptive lies and fewer birdie opportunities. Before signing scorecards and mailing them as postcards, players must first divide and conquer hole 18, a tricky par 4 that forces tee shots over or into a bowl-shaped depression that must be carried to reach the elevated green. Tamaron Country Club houses an indoor golf simulator, where golfers can play virtual renditions of 38 world-famous courses. The high-tech apparatus makes a round possible even in inclement weather and removes many of the hassles of real golf, such as lugging a bag or getting out of quicksand bunkers. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 70 course Total length of 6,060 yards from the back tees Course rating of 67.7 from the back tees Course slope of 109 from the back tees Four sets of tees per hole
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    2162 West Alexis Road
    Toledo, OH US
  • Springside Racquet & Fitness Club
    Long Island native Rocco Cona has had a tennis racket in his hand since the age of 11. His unyielding infatuation with the sport motivated him to go pro, win the Kidel Cup in 1983 as part of a doubles team, and found Springside Racquet & Fitness Club in 1988. Within the family-friendly facility, Cona leads a team of certified trainers and accomplished sports instructors as it whips athletes of all ages into shape with tennis, soccer, and swimming lessons. When the gang isn't busy perfecting backhand slices, bicycle kicks, and breaststrokes, it's hosting body-toning fitness and aerobics classes, such as kickboxing, spinning, and granite-statue-wrestling. They also offer custom personal-training sessions, in which they pump up heart rates with Cybex resistance equipment, Bodymaster free weights, and elliptical cross-trainers. Springside's facility houses a cushioned indoor track as well as tennis and parquet courts, an NBA-size basketball court, and soccer fields that are available for recreational use. The community center's staff includes trained professionals certified in CPR and well versed in tantrum mediation techniques for when they watch over youngsters in the playroom.
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    215 Springside Drive
    Akron, OH US
  • Carillon Historical Park
    On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1. As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane. The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.
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    1000 Carillon Blvd.
    Dayton, OH US

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