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Unusual & Exciting Adventures for Adults Sick of Visiting the Zoo

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By True Crime WriterPublished 2 months ago 4 min read
Unusual & Exciting Adventures for Adults Sick of Visiting the Zoo
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Are you searching for something to do that doesn’t involve monkeys and giraffes, laser tag, or mini golf? Kids love visiting zoos, aquariums, fun centers, and the like, but underwhelmed adults may yearn for more excitement, for a change of pace for once. The world has unlimited activities and attractions suited to every personality. The following atypical adventures are sure to cure your need for excitement.

Ride With a Cop

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What happens when a police officer signs on for duty? The Ride With a Cop program puts you in the middle of the action, riding alongside an officer as he responds to actual calls.

As you ride with an officer, you can learn more about police work, ask questions, and understand better how law enforcement works from an insider's perspective.

Not every police station offers a Ride With A Cop program. Check with the station of interest to inquire about the availability of the program.

Visit an Escape Room

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If you love adventure, head to an escape room where you are locked inside a themed room with a group of other people. As a group, you must find the clues and solve puzzles to earn your right to freedom. The exciting experience transports you to different worlds, introduces you to new perspectives, and challenges communication, critical thinking, and camaraderie.

Oh, and there’s a time limit during every game.

Extreme Dining

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The restaurant industry, facing a serious decline in profits, has begun a trend to create new, worthwhile dining experiences for customers. The trend has led to many off-the-wall and unusual dining options, including what has become known as extreme dining.

Always offering a memorable dining experience, extreme dining involves unconventional settings that may be adventurous, risky, and exciting.

  • Ithaa operates from under the sea on Rangali Island in the Maldives. The underwater dining adventure sits five meters under the ocean, giving diners exquisite views of sea life. Choose from a menu of impressive South Asian fusion dishes, including lobster carpaccio and black Angus beef tenderloin.
  • Blackout restaurants serve guests a three-course meal inside a darkened room while blindfolded. Said to allow you to fully experience the taste of food and explore your tastebuds, blackout restaurants exist in Las Vegas, Paris, and many other locations across the world.
  • Called “one of the most unusual restaurants in the world” by Forbes Magazine, Dinner in the Sky is a Belgian restaurant concept that allows diners to enjoy their meal in the sky using a special crane that hoists them, their table, and wait staff 150 feet into the air.

Haunted Cemeteries

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Can a cemetery be haunted by ghosts and spirits of people who have gone on to the afterlife? There is one way to find out, and that is to explore the cemetery yourself. Haunted cemetery tours offer a haunting and chilling adventure sure to send shivers through your bones.

Visit a Ghost Town

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Ghost towns serve as grim reminders of times past. Once promising opportunities for residents, ghost towns were abandoned after failed endeavors. Visiting a ghost town provides a chance to explore a long-forgotten town frozen in time, giving valuable insight into its history, culture, and legacy.

Popular ghost towns include:

  • Jerome, AZ: Considered the largest ghost town in America, Jerome Pripyat, Ukraine: Home of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, Pripyat remains an unsafe town to live in nearly 40 years later. Today, remnants of Soviet life remain scattered along deserted streets.
  • Calico, California: Located in the Mojave Desert area in Southern California, Calico, founded in 1881, once was an Old West mining town and a major producer of silver. When silver prices fell to unprofitable rates, the townspeople fled.
  • Deerfield Ghost Town: Colorado has over 1,500 ghost towns, including Deerfield, located about 70 miles northwest of Denver. Oliver T. Jackson from Boulder founded Deerfield as a settlement for the African American community. Only around 12 people lived in Deerfield by the time the Great Depression rolled around. Today, the old gas station and a few homes remain.
  • Hashima Island, Japan: Once a thriving coal mining community filled with thousands of residents, Hashima Island is now a ghost town abandoned by residents in the 1970s. Hashima Island could not sustain itself after the transition from coal to petroleum as its primary energy source after World War II. Residents quickly left the island. The deserted island now serves as a popular tourist attraction, complete with eerie, historic buildings and a rich history to tell.

Which adventure are you most excited to try?

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