WORTH THE DRIVE: New out-of-this-world attraction in Columbus to debut this weekend

As technology rapidly evolves, so do the entertainment possibilities.

Otherworld is a new attraction in Columbus that promises to take visitors into interactive alternate dimensions beyond their wildest dreams. On Friday, May 24, Otherworld is opening its doors to the public for the very first time. General admission tickets can be purchased ahead of your visit at www.showclix.com. General admission tickets are $22, children 3 to 12 years are $18, seniors and military tickets are $20 and children under 3 are free. You can also purchase tickets at the door.

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Anyone that purchased Otherworld presale tickets will get expedited entry when visiting, according to organizers. Presale tickets can be used on any date, not just opening weekend.

The 32,000-square-foot space is a “mixed-reality playground” that’s been under construction since June 2018, with designs planned back in 2017.

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“Upon arrival at the desolate research facility, you’re left on your own,” according to an Otherworld promotional video. “Exploring restricted laboratories leads you to discover a gateway to bio-luminescent dreamscapes featuring alien flora, primordial creatures and expanses of abstract light and geometry.”

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"Mysteries unfold as you explore over 50 scenes filled with large-scale interactive art, mixed reality playgrounds, puzzles and secret passageways," according to Otherworld's website. "It's an all new kind of art and storytelling experience where visitors are encouraged to freely explore and interact with a surreal world of science fiction and fantasy."

Otherworld is located at 5918 Chantry Drive in Columbus.

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