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"Ups and Downs" Exhibit

Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky


Mar 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free

"Ups and Downs" is an exhibition to connect carousels and family recreation from the early 1900s to present. Featuring antique merry-go-round animals, this display examines how carving factories would create the different animals like several menagerie elk, created by various carousel manufacturers. A jumping giraffe will take the stage during the exhibit, as will a wolf, lion, and tiger.

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Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria

Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton


Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Jun 20, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

7 & 8 pm


Walk with your guide, Victoria, through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and ghosts in the area. Call ahead for reservations.

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Fall Yoga with Mary Leahy

Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton


Sep 1, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014

Mon 9:45-10:45 am, Wed 10-11 am

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Fall Harvest Activities

Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights


Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm

Daily activities include: the Great Corn Maze Adventure - over a mile of trails and 260,000 corn stalks to challenge you, a pumpkin patch - walk through the patch and select the pumpkins of your choice, and pick your own. Additional weekend activities include: hayrides through the orchard, face painting, balloon making, and more.

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October 2014

Halloween Classic

Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk


Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Eight days of racing, camping, lottery prizes, bonus races, contests, drawings, and more. You can race or watch and have the time of your life!

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Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland aves., Fremont

419.332.2081 ext. 217

Oct 21, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 28, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014; Nov 4, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014; Nov 11, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014; Nov 18, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014; Nov 25, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014; Dec 2, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014; Dec 9, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014; Dec 16, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014; Dec 23, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014; Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm

$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (age 6-12)

Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison continues to reveal tantalizing details about the war and the men who fought and died. This exhibit focuses on additional information learned through archaeological evidence discovered since the 1965 publication of "Rebels on Lake Erie," the seminal history of the prison written by Charles E. Frohman. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display.

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Boeckling's Banquet

Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky


Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Fri 5:30 pm, Sat 12:30 pm


Enjoy fine dining in the unique setting of the G.A. Boeckling's Eerie Estate haunted house. Gather with other spirits in the main dining room of the Estate and encounter creepy characters and fine food that's to die for! Does not include park admission. Reservations are required; seating is limited.

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Cedar Point's HalloWeekends

Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky


Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

Fri 6 pm-12 am, Sat 11-12 am, Sun 11 am-8 pm

Coaster thrills combine with spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones. It's a family-friendly daytime event (there's even a parade!), but beware of ghouls and terror emerging at night. Special hours October 12, 11 am-10 pm. Please note the Cedar Point is closed during the week.

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Halloween Party Cruise to Kelleys Island

Goodtime I Lake Erie Island Cruises, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky


Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

8 pm


Put on your best costume and partake in this Halloween party on the lake! 21 and older only. Space is limited; call to make your reservation.

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Lake Eerie Fearfest

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky


Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014

Fri-Sat 7:30-11:30 pm, Sun 7:30-9:30 pm

$15/person (Ghostly Manor only), $25/person (all five haunted houses), $25/person (Fast Pass Ghostly Manor), $35/person (Fast Pass all five haunted houses)

Five of the most entertaining Haunted Houses on Lake Eerie! Recognized by The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” series. Rated one of FORBES Top Ten Great Haunted Attractions for 2013.

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