Things to do in CLEVELAND with kids

Cleveland ROCKS! Yes, it’s true. It rocks for kids, and it rocks for parents looking for super fun places to visit with the entire family!

They have thought of everything! Fancy a day out at a zoo? Sure! How about Cleveland Metroparks Zoo? Maybe some culture with the Museum of Contemporary Arts? Classic family fun attractions? Of course! How about Bay Lanes for some ten pin bowling, then Memphis Kiddie Park for some mini golf?

Love history? Love music? How about both at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!? Or journey on that underwater adventure with Greater Cleveland Aquarium? 

Want the cherry on this Cleveland cake? Free attractions! The Cleveland Museum of Art, Shaker Lakes Nature Center and the Federal Reserve Money Museum are just some of the attractions that are totally free!

There are so many fun things to do in Cleveland, you have no excuses not to visit this incredibly fun, vibrant, and family friendly city!

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  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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    Cleveland

    Kids can get up close to the creatures of the ocean at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and learn about all the wonderful creatures, including sharks!

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (1 miles) Cleveland

    Rock and Roll is here to stay! Give kids a lesson in how incredible music used to be and introduce them to all the greats!

  • Great Lakes Science Center

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    (1 miles) Cleveland

    Enjoy a fun-filled, brain-building and interactive experience! Kick back and enjoy the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX Theater and get hands-on with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center ...

  • USS Cod

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    (1 miles) Cleveland

    A fascinating and historical experience on a real life submarine! USS Cod was active during WWII, and makes a great step back in time for kids!

  • International Womens Air and Space Museum

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    (1 miles) Cleveland

    A fascinating and insightful look into the history of women in aviation and space - an inspiring experience for kids, especially those little girls!

  • The Childrens Museum of Cleveland

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    (2 miles) Cleveland

    The Children's Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of kids, ages 6 months to 8 years!

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

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    (4 miles) Cleveland

    An interactive, informative, educational and fun experience to immerse the family in contemporary art

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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    (4 miles) Cleveland

    One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art

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    (4 miles) Cleveland

    The Cleveland Museum of Art permanent collection includes more than 40,000 objects. As one of the nations top museums, the Cleveland has long exhibited leadership in acquisitions, presentation, and ...

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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    (4 miles) Cleveland

    Explore all that we have to offer � from the earth to the sky. We have dinosaurs inside and out, a hands-on Discovery Center for children of all ages, outdoor gardens and wildlife habitats, live ...

  • Memphis Kiddie Park

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    (5 miles) Brooklyn

    Fun amusement rides for children, as well as a fun arcade, and miniature golf course in Ohio!

  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

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    (6 miles) Cleveland

    A beautiful nature filled experience for the whole family! Nature trails, programs and walks...a beautiful family day out in the Ohio woodlands and forests!

  • NASA Glenn Research Center

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    (10 miles) Cleveland

    Located inside Glenn's main gate, the Visitor Center features 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.

  • Bay Lanes

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    (12 miles) Bay Village

    Classic family tenpin bowling in Ohio with gutter guards and light balls to help the kids along, plus cosmic lights, great music and even karaoke!

  • The Jump Yard

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    (13 miles) North Royalton

    Bounce the day away at the largest indoor inflatable center in the country! Jumping fun in Ohio for kids of all ages!

  • Swings and Things Family Fun Center

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    (16 miles) Olmsted Township

    An amazing year-round experience with two floors of games and prizes and attractions for everyone, with skeeball, bumper boats and an ice cream parlor!

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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    (16 miles) Brecksville

    The winding Cuyahoga the "crooked river" as named by American Indians gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge for flora and fauna, gives a sense of times ...

  • Kidsplay Indoor Fun

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    (17 miles) Avon Lake

    Indoor Play for children ages 0-6, in Avon Lake, OH. A great option for parents looking for a safe, exciting, indoor, parent-friendly option with their young children!

  • Peninsula Art Academy

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    (19 miles) Peninsula

    Located in the popular Village of Peninsula’s Historic District Peninsula Art Academy includes a fine art gallery and exhibit hall, performing arts stage and working artist studios. Walking ...

  • Lake Farmpark

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    (20 miles) Kirtland

    An incredibly fun and family friendly science and cultural center which teaches kids all about agriculture, country life and farming! (and there's animals!)

  • Wildwater Kingdom

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    (20 miles) Aurora

    Water fun galore in Aurora, with slides, thrills, kiddie activities, lessons and lots of family fun!

  • Romp n Stomp Activity Center

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    (25 miles) Medina

    The limited open play sessions are worth waiting for with a great range of inflatable fun and special family nights at this fun activity center!

  • Rockin Robins Amazone Family Entertainment Center

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    (26 miles) Medina

    2 indoor playgrounds, laser tag arena, arcades and more!

  • Waterworks Family Aquatic Center

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    (28 miles) Cuyahoga Falls

    Cool off in Ohio with flume slides, water sprays, tube slides and a lazy river...just to name a few! Great waterpark fun for kids.

  • Century Village Museum

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    (29 miles) Burton

    An authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798, with over 22 historically accurate buildings and over 15,000 museum artefacts. Historic Ohio fun!

  • Akron Zoo

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    (30 miles) Akron

    When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun ...

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum

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    (31 miles) Oberlin

    Comprising more than 12,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art, the AMAM's collection is a vital cultural resource for the students, faculty, and staff of ...

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

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    (32 miles) Chardon

    Family fun in Ohio, split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them great entertainment to keep the kids happy, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf ...

  • Sluggers and Putters

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    (43 miles) Canal Fulton

    Bumping dodgem cars, fun bumper boats and a thunder road speedway for some motoring fun, as well as mini golf, a driving range and 'Olde Skool' vintage crazy golf! That's not even everything!

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (50 miles) Sandusky

    Experience the LARGEST indoor waterpark in the USA at Kalaharis in Ohio! Outdoor activities seasonally.

  • Noahs Lost Ark

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    (51 miles) Berlin Center

    A beautiful sanctuary that offers a save haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals, where all admissions go directly to helping these beautiful creatures!

  • Cedar Point

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    (51 miles) Sandusky

    Over 75 awesome rides featuring the world's biggest coaster collection, including Maverick and Millennium Force. Plus family rides and kiddie thrills aplenty too!

  • Cedar Points Soak City

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    (51 miles) Sandusky

    Water fun galore in Cedar Point with thrills, spills, slides and rivers - perfect for the whole family in Ohio!

  • Canton Classic Car Museum

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    (51 miles) Canton

    The museum currently exhibits forty-five rare and unusual classic and special interest automobiles. The gorgeous vehicles are complemented by the thousands of pieces of historical memorabilia ...

  • Merry Go Round Museum

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    (53 miles) Sandusky

    "Grab The Brass Ring" at 'the funnest museum ever.' Rare and unusual carousel animals abound at The Merry-Go-Round Museum's newest exhibit. Enjoy a ride on the antique carousel, visit with wood ...