Things to do in Athens with kids

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Nelsonville
The Forest features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season.
Nelsonville
The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment for the education and entertainment of the general public.
Gloucester
Over 25 miles for nature loving families to spend the day in, with stunning scenic hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, a 500ft. sandy beach, fishing areas, a public shelter plus campground.
Logan
Wildlife, waterfalls, caves, nature, and ghosts! Picturesque wilderness for the nature loving family to explore on foot or by bike.
Parkersburg
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. While visiting our park you should allow at least thr...
Parkersburg
Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and gas spring. This exciting history is portrayed at ...
Parkersburg
We offer the cheapest, cleanest inflatables for all of your event needs! We do all day rentals, and this includes setup and delivery.
Jackson
Visit the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum located in Casey Jones Village and relive the life, and legend. Climb aboard the 130 ton replica of engine #382 and ring the bell just like Casey did. Take a tour of the original 1890's home of Casey Jon...
The Wilds
(39 Miles)
Cumberland
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat, a...
Ripley
Starlight Family Fun Center is an indoor rink and open year round. Open for skating sessions and available for birthday parties.
Chillicothe
Arcade racing, skee ball and inflatable bounce house and assault course fun, plus Triple Crown Sports soccer skills training, family restaurant and more besides!
Newark
One of the premier public gardens in North America, The Dawes Arboretum has over 1,700 acres of plant collections, gardens and natural areas. Founded in 1929, Dawes is a travel destination for Licking County, central Ohio and beyond!
Nashport
Features here include a 1,360-foot swimming beach and separate wading pool, plus disc golf and archery range.
Winchester
A living history museum set in the 1880s, where you will find costumed characters going about their daily lives for the time, from fruit canning in the kitchens to ploughing the fields with horses. Plenty of animals to see plus adventure playground e...
Newark
Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have ...
Columbus
Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.
Columbus
Yee haw! 60,000 sq ft of wet and wild waterpark action with a western-themed resort setting....Jeepers!
N Putney
Harlan County Campground & Cabin Rentals is family owned and operated by the Foster family. We're conveniently located ten minutes from either Harlan or Cumberland and we are the Putney Trailhead for the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area.
Waves Of Fun
(61 Miles)
Hurricane
Waves of Fun is West Virginia's choice water park attraction where people of all ages can enjoy spending the day...not a fortune! For fun-lovers and sun-seekers alike. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
Hurricane
For an exhilarating thrill with top-to-bottom, non-stop excitement, plunge down the Aqua Tube, spiraling at breathtaking speed...a sensation that'll keep you coming back for more!
Huntington
Indoor party center with inflatable structures including a 40 ft long obstacle court.
Columbus
THE WORLD WAS FOREVER CHANGED when, in 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria, a 98-foot wooden "nao", or typical cargo ship.
Columbus
Workshops, lectures, camps, and overnight experiences featuring groundbreaking exhibits and live shows, fun hands-on activities and award-winning interactive videoconferences!
Ashland
History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and information that puts the past in perspective and m...
Saint Albans
The Theater with its bright purple walls , colorful "tree stage,"and cozy gift shop provide an environment that children of any age can come and dream in.
Hungtington
Ideal for those kids who just LOVE radios and gadgets, this museum has a huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for them to enjoy.
Longs Retreat
(67 Miles)
Latham
Cool off at the lifeguarded sandy beach swimming area with diving boards, giant water slides, canoes and paddleboats, a tube slide, the splash pad and the wonderful Water Wars! Dry land activities too including mini golf, trampolines and karting!
Camden Park
(68 Miles)
Huntington
Camden Park's Kiddie Land is home to 9 rides for our guests 48" and under, including our historic Carousel, Kiddie Boats and Handcars. Also has larger rides for older kids. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
South Charleston
The South Charleston Museum strives to create a casual learning experience that will appeal to all ages and interests. The purpose of this community museum is to promote the social, educational, and cultural history of South Charleston
Barboursville
Beech Fork State Park was officially opened in the winter of 1979 and offers 3,144 acres of some of the best recreation experience in the southwestern section of West Virginia.
Charleston
An interactive world of music, theater, art and science for the whole family to enjoy!
Kanawha Valley
(73 Miles)
Charleston
Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, this forest's close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a recreational haven. A playground attracts families during the summer season and the fully equipped campgr...
Charleston
ExploreWV GeoChallenge is a new group for geocache enthusiasts in West Virginia and surrounding areas. Through ExploreWV, various geocaching trails and challenges will be organized, providing an excellent and adventurous way to see the beautiful Moun...
Delaware
Cross Creek Camping Resort is the premier camping destination in Ohio! We are a family oriented camping resort offering beautiful surroundings, activities, and themed weekends! Our goal is to provide families with a fun filled camping experience.
Delaware
Offers an exciting excursion into ancient Indian lore with a maze of beautiful winding passages to explore. Follow up with a challenging 18 hole course themed on the caverns.
Powell
A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!
Zoombezi Bay
(79 Miles)
Powell
Introducing a brand new 22.7 acre water park that occupies the former home of Wyandot Lake and then some! The park features 15 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole ...
Moundsville
Unlike most of the people who've previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you'll be walking out again a few hours later.
Benwood
Castle Halloween Museum— where it is Halloween every day of the year! Halloween eye candy and social history for the entire family. Tour 250 years of Halloween memorabilia— costumes, fortune telling, folk art, candy containers, toys, Salem witch...
Tuscora Park
(88 Miles)
New Philadelphia
Whether you take part in activities like swimming and tennis or miniature golf, have kids that love amusement rides, or want to enjoy an old-fashioned evening band concert, Tuscora Park has a state-wide reputation as an affordable place to come for f...
Franklin
The reservoir has many miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The area offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.
Wheeling
Come and relive your childhood with the kids, rediscover vintage entertainments and classic home railway equipment.
Jewett
A non denominational Christian Ranch Camp offering trail rides, riding lessons, camping, and lush surorunds for hiking and family exploration.
Splash Zone
(94 Miles)
Clarksburg
Offers an extensive water play area with varying depths, tipping buckets, interactive jet features and more.
Good Zoo
(94 Miles)
County Wheeling
Visitors of all ages will find something pleasing at our zoo which is dedicated to the memory of a seven-year-old boy named Philip Mayer Good, who loved nature. Come visit our new Outback Exhibit, featuring kangaroos and wallabies.
Summersville
Can you imagine yourself relaxing on the banks of beautiful Summersville Lake while your kids are playing making new friends? Then we invite you to choose from one of our lakefront campsites or one of our lakefront cabins which is the only lakefront ...
Mystery Hole
(99 Miles)
Ansted
This believe-it-or-not astounding experience has intrigued many people both young and old over the years. Many come time and time again just curious to know if they really did see what they thought they'd seen; or if their eyes were playing tricks on...
Logan
This 4,000-acre park is one of the most visited in the state park system. The park features a 25-site campground, outdoor amphitheater, and wildlife center. The recreation enthusiast can enjoy miles of hiking trails, a swimming pool with water slide,...
Yellow Springs
Young's Jersey Dairy is a working dairy farm which makes homemade ice cream, and operates two restaurants plus a bakery. Also, the farm offers loads of family entertainment, including: Miniature golf, watching the cow milking, petting goats and othe...
Mansfield
Children who visit the Ohio Bird Sanctuary will see many of Ohio's native birds. Non-releasable hawks, owls, falcons, songbirds and game-birds are house on site. In the aviary, children and adults alike can hand-feed friendly songbirds with food purc...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Athens with kids

1

Hocking Hills State Park

(25 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Logan

2

Wayne National Forest

(6 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Nelsonville

3

Burr Oak State Park

(14 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Gloucester

4

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

(11 Miles) Tours in Nelsonville

5

The Wilds

(39 Miles) Zoos in Cumberland

6

Dillon State Park

(48 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Nashport

7

Cardos Family Fun Center

(47 Miles) Indoor Play in Chillicothe

8

The Dawes Arboretum

(48 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Newark

Fun places to visit in Athens with kids

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Ohio - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in OH