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Main Event Entertainment – West Chester Location

Main Event Entertainment – West Chester Location

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While staying at the hotel for our house remodel, we ran into a lot of Main Event Entertainment staff. We struck up a conversation with Ryan from Texas who told us all about the new location here in West Chester and told us to stop in sometime soon. Today Andy and I had a date with Stella and the weather was yucky so we decided to try out the new Main Event Entertainment since it’s right down the street from us. We are so glad we listened to Ryan and gave it a try. Stella had a blast…and we did too!

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We started with the Gravity Ropes Course. It was high above all of the video games. They secure you in a harness and then you are off to complete as many obstacles as you want. Stella and Andy were much braver than me. You basically walk across swaying bridges, tightropes, etc. from platform to platform high above everyone else. At one point, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it back down on my own…but I did!

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We played a few video games until our Laser Tag game was ready. It wasn’t very crowded on a Sunday morning so we were the only three in laser tag at the time. It was still a ton of fun. And Stella was playing us against each other secretly “teaming” with both me and Andy to get the other one. Did not realize she was that conniving!

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Then we played a few more games. There are TONS. Everything from air hockey to skee ball to motorcycle races to basketball pop shots, etc. After that we bowled. The bowling lanes are super cool. You can pick themes and have bumpers for only part of your group. We chose the theme where it takes your photo multiple times and then inserts your face into funny cartoon shots at the end of each bowler’s turn. They were very fun to watch pop up on the screen. Stella was cracking up. We had our own waitress while we bowled and enjoyed the wings and loaded tater tots we ordered.

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Overall, we had a blast during the three hours we were there. There are currently 26 locations. Each Main Event Entertainment has similar activities, but not all of the locations offer the same things. While we were at ours we enjoyed the Gravity Ropes Course, Laser Tag, Bowling and Video Games. We did not have time for Billiards or Shuffle Board. There is a bar and a snack area as well as full dining options. Space can be rented for birthday party packages and corporate events. Main Event Entertainment runs seasonal specials. Right now look for a Summer FUNpass promotion. Check out their website for full information on a location near you. We will definitely return to ours!

Anyone been to Main Event Entertainment?

What was your favorite activity?

{Full disclosure: We did stumble upon some free passes from Main Event Entertainment to try it out. However, the Main Event manager had no idea I was a blogger at the time and has no idea I am posting this. All opinions are my own and I would have posted about the new location with or without free games!}

Butler County Donut Trail

Butler County Donut Trail

Our local Visitors Bureau is up to no good. They are not helping with my sugar cravings! They are promoting a Donut Trail throughout our county as a fun tourism activity. You can find all of the information by going to the official Donut Trail website. The main things to understand are that there are

I Love to Eat – More Favorite Food Finds

I Love to Eat – More Favorite Food Finds

You might have seen my post a few months ago listing some current favorite restaurants. Well, since I’m always up for trying something new…here are a few more local places that are going to be added to our normal restaurant rotation. And just like last time, this is a quick overview. If you are curious

Snowman Snowball Shooter Craft

Snowman Snowball Shooter Craft

The Snowman Snowball Shooter is always a popular item at the school holiday parties. I made them a few years ago with Stella’s class and I’m going to make them again this week with Charlotte’s. The supplies are easy to find, the prep work is not too bad, and the kids love every minute of

Cinderella at Ensemble Theater

Cinderella at Ensemble Theater

Still looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift of an experience. Buy tickets to see Cinderella at the Ensemble Theatre downtown in Over the Rhine. You will not regret it. It’s become an annual tradition for us to see a show during Thanksgiving weekend. And it’s always one of our most memorable performances of the

Olde West Chester Christmas Walk

Olde West Chester Christmas Walk

The annual Olde West Chester Christmas Walk is always the second Saturday in November. Yes, it is early in the holiday season (always before Thanksgiving), but it is mainly outdoors and the weather is usually perfect for strolling up and down the street while getting into the holiday spirit. It usually starts around 2:00 and

Bluegrass for Babies Event

Bluegrass for Babies Event

 7th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FOR BABIES What is Bluegrass for Babies? The family-friendly concert benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which runs on Saturday, September 19th from 3-9 PM at Sawyer Point, features music from top bluegrass bands, plenty of family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions, and much more. The concert, an official

Old West Festival

It’s that time of year again! As school begins and summer slows down, it’s time to mark your calendars with all of the upcoming fun fall festivities. At the top of our list is the Old West Festival. It’s become a family tradition for us. The kids still love going and can’t wait for it

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Yesterday, my kids had a one-hour early release. We had a little extra time after school before swim team practice. And everyone was hyped-up about the idea of summer starting. So I made them have a snack at the table and each kid create a list of things they wanted to do over the summer.

Beach Mountain Snow Tubing

Beach Mountain Snow Tubing

Back in November we tried out Beach Mountain the weekend it opened. We went on a Friday night and it wasn’t crowded at all. I don’t think enough people knew about it yet. It worked out to our advantage. The kids had a lot of fun. There was a small play area especially for those