Phobia Haunted Trail
to Oct 26

Phobia Haunted Trail

WARNING - Scares ahead! 

October 18, 19, 25 & 26 (8 - 11 pm). Recommended age - 10+.  All guests under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

What scares you?  

As you stroll through the darkness with only a lantern, you will come face to face with your biggest fears.  You will twist and turn through our 3-acre wooded trail and a portion of our prairie.  Visitors watch your back, you’ll never know which way the terror will hit you.  You may find out you have more phobias than you originally thought...

To honor our intended thrill and fear factor, no more than 4 people will be permitted to enter the haunt experience at one time.  Unlike most ECO Center events, our haunt is not recommended for children under 9 years old or for the faint of heart. Enjoy our great outdoor space if you dare...

WARNING:  All patrons enter at their own risk. Owners & sponsors are not responsible or liable for any harm incurred on the premises and visitors will be asked to sign a general liability lien waiver before entering. This attraction contains high impact scares and strobe lights which may not be suitable for people with heart conditions or prone to seizures. Attraction may include the use of fog juice as well as spraying water. Sorry, NO pregnant women, infants, or children being carried will be allowed entry. Not recommended for children under 10.

 Please call in advance for group rates.

Feel free to stay and enjoy the movie and bon fire that is included with the general admission price.(WEATHER PERMITTING).

Cash or Checks only - sorry we do not accept credit cards at this time

NO REFUNDS. Please be aware, we DO NOT give refunds for unused tickets or patrons and/or children who are too scared to go through.

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ECO Center Fall Festival - Saturdays & Sundays
to Oct 13

ECO Center Fall Festival - Saturdays & Sundays

Join us for our 5th annual Fall Festival.  Bring the kids and enjoy a day outdoors!  Enjoy our outdoor activities and learning opportunities and take home a pumpkin, mum, or other seasonal decoration.  Food and drinks are available for purchase at the concession stand located inside the barn.  

The Fall Festival features two mini zip lines, a playground made with up-cycled materials, a petting zoo, chicken run, pumpkin patch, tile slide, butterfly garden, an interpretative trail and scavenger hunt, wooded fire pit, barrel train ride, straw fort, a giant corn box and many opportunities for outdoor learning. 

Saturdays (11:00 am - 5:00 pm) 

Sundays (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Admission Details
Guests 3-17: $9
Kids 2 and under: Free
Adults 18+: $6
Parking: No charge

Last admission at 4:15 pm.
Mini Zip Lines: Exclusively for guests under 5' in height.

 Animal Feed: $0.25 / handful

Payment Options: Cash or Check. Sorry we do not accept credit cards.

No Smoking, fire arms or pets permitted on grounds - Thank you for your cooperation!


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Rain Barrel Workshop - Learn, Make, & Take
2:00 PM14:00

Rain Barrel Workshop - Learn, Make, & Take

Make & Take a Rain Barrel – $68

The workshop cost includes necessary use of power tools, an Earth Minded rain barrel kit, a 55-gallon food grade plastic drum, and guided instruction on barrel construction. A portion of the time will be dedicated to installation tips, maintenance recommendations, water uses, and other important information about your rain barrel.  You will leave with a ready to install rain barrel and confidence to be a new and informed rain barrel owner!  Painting is a fun and exciting way to personalize your rain barrel. This class will offer painting tips, but does not allot enough time for painting to be completed during the workshop. There will be snacks and refreshments available.  This is an informative hands-on workshop that is very relaxed and casual.  

A no fee option to pay is through Paypal ( or send a check to ECO Center - 1757 County Rd 59, Caledonia, OH 43314.

Online registrations can be made by clicking the "add to cart" button below. A $2.00 online convenience fee is included in this option.  

Rain Barrel Workshop Make & Take
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5th Annual Community Earth Day
12:00 PM12:00

5th Annual Community Earth Day

    Co-Hosted by Marion County Recycling & Litter Prevention. Activities include: Mini Zip Lines, Fire Pit, Interpretive Trail, Kids Crafts, Petting Zoo, Outdoor Education Classes, Local Vendors & Businesses, Promotional Items, Earth Friendly Items, Environmental Education Activities and Booths, Rain Barrel Raffle, Giant Corn Box, and Barrel Train Ride. Food, refreshments and s'mores will be available for purchase. Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers; admission to the event is FREE! Purchase Rain Barrel Raffle Tickets prior to the event!

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Co-Hosts: Marion Recycling & Litter Prevention

Gold Sponsor: Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, Hessler's Screen Printing and More, & Anonymous Donor

Silver Sponsors: Dan Kelly Stump Grinding, Del-Co Water Company, & Morral Companies.

Rain Barrel Sponsors: Peacock Water, The Guild, Frank Hickman IFN Midwest, Mathews Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc., and All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility


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Murder Mystery Dinner
6:30 PM18:30

Murder Mystery Dinner

ECO Center presents our first annual murder mystery dinner. The theme is WILD WEST. Each guest will be assigned a character upon shortly after you purchase your ticket(s), along with pre-game information including costume recommendations.

Tickets are $50.00 per person and include appetizers, dinner, dessert, and 2 drink tickets. You must be 16 years old to attend and 21 years old to utilize the beverage tickets.

Tickets are available now and limited to 46 seats!


  • Send a check: ECO Center 1757 County Rd. 59, Caledonia, OH 43314

  • Online: Online Store

  •  Paypal: send payment to


Where: ECO Center - 1757 County Rd. 59, Caledonia, OH 43314

When: Sept. 29, 2018


  • Doors open: 6:30 PM

  • Appetizers served: 6:30 PM

  • Dinner will be served after the first act

*A vegan and gluten free option will be available by notifying us when your make your purchase.

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Learn & Treats Costume Party
12:00 PM12:00

Learn & Treats Costume Party

Trick or Trick with Educational Flare!

Visit several stations within the wooded trail to answer age appropriate science questions in exchange for yummy treats.  This activity will be included in the price of admission and will run from 12 pm - 2 pm..  

Wear your costumes for a discounted admission rate.


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2:00 PM14:00

Toxic Free Household Cleaners - DIY


Save hundreds of dollars a year and keep those toxic chemicals off your clothes, dishes, and skin.  Come learn just how easy it is with simple planning, good recipes, and a little time, to produce your own cleaning products.  This class with show you fail proof tips and proven recipes to phase out some or all of your current cleaning supplies and even routines.  Instructor, Emily, loves to share tips and a passion for "Do It Yourself" living. Throw out the chemicals, save the bottle, and get prepared for a cleaner, healthier and less expensive household.

Class includes:

  • 2-hour instruction

  • recipe/tip packet

  • 2 - 8-oz jars of your non-toxic cleaning agent of choice (dish washing detergent, laundry soap, hand soap, scrubbing agent etc)

  • refreshments

  • snacksou can purchase tickets online or by mailing a check made payable to ECO Center 1757 County Rd. 59, Caledonia, OH 43314.

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Soy Candle Making Class
2:00 PM14:00

Soy Candle Making Class

ECO Center's DIY Soy Candle Making Class: 

Experience a hands-on, behind the scenes look at how to make your very own soy wax candles.  Class participants will try their hand at every step of the scented candle-making process, guided by our experienced instructor Ashlee.  

This class is intented to teach you a new hobby, give you legs to start your own side business, or to provide an enjoyable afternoon out.  

The ticket price includes:

  • materials and supplies to produce two self-poured 8 oz candles with a fragrance of your choice

  • snacks

  • refreshments

You can reserve your seat online or by mailing a Check made payable to ECO Center 1757 CR 59, Caledonia OH 43314.  Remaining balance can be paid via check or cash on the day of the event.

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11:00 AM11:00

2016 Community Earth Day Celebration

Community Earth Day Event:

Location: ECO Center (1757 County Rd. 59, Caledonia, OH 43314)

Admission: Free

Activities: All ECO Center attractions, all-day hands-on learning lessons, rain barrel raffle, food from All Occasions Catering, local vendors, livestock, and s'mores!

Partners: Marion and Morrow County Recycling and Litter Prevention programs 

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 11 am-3 pm

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to Jun 21

ECO After School

Please join us to celebrate your child's 2014-2015 school year and kick off the summer. General admission is $6/guest (ages 3 years+). Come spend the day with us while you enjoy our outdoor activities (zip lines, playground, goat feeding, interpretive trail, s'mores, barrel train ride, giant corn box, and much more outdoor fun). Visit our Facebook Page or Home Page for a $3.00 off group coupon.

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