October 25th, 2018

Hidden Fun in Sandusky!

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Written by: rscott

Recently my boys and I snuck off for a couple of days to Sandusky. While there, we discovered a hidden gem in The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center offers a number of family-friendly attractions along with an award winning haunted house!
Families can enjoy a roller-skating rink, an XD 4D theatre, mini golf, an arcade bounce houses and so much more! We chose to spend an evening in the escape room.
We had never done an escape room but have heard from others just how much fun they are. So when we discovered that The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center offers one, we were very excited to give it a try. There are three rooms that one must conquer. Riddles and clues help guide you from one room to the next as you attempt to discover to find a missing deed. Thankfully, our kind-hearted guide, Natasha, was on hand to help us! She monitored our progress (or lack thereof) from outside the rooms via camera and if she sensed we were stuck, she would offer advice. She was definitely our saving grace! The escape room has become so popular that they center plans on offering a second escape room experience in 2019.
We witnessed many families enjoying the facility and all seemed to be having a great time! And, while most of the activities are for families, the center also offers an additional haunted experience every October. I hesitate to call this a haunted house as it is so much more than just a house. There are a variety of experiences and a trail that make up The Lake Erie Fearfest. It is in fact so popular that it has been featured on The Travel Channel! Every October, many make their way for this highly detailed (and scary) attraction. Lake Erie Fearfest combines the fear of water and the unknown to create a very unique haunted house experience. Attention to blood, gore and the like add to this highly tense journey. If you enjoy scary experiences, you should definitely add Lake Erie Fearfest to your bucket list! It is not recommended for those under 10 or for those that don’t appreciate being scared.
Families will also appreciate that the Center strives to make its attractions affordable. Individual attraction prices are available but those wanting to combine the fun will appreciate the special “Thrill-Pass prices. There is also special pricing specifically for the haunted experience.
We definitely look forward to going back and enjoying more time at the center!

If you go:
Visit for information and pricing
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
3319 Milan Road
Sandusky, OH 44870

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