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Splash Zone
(149 Miles)
Clarksburg
Offers an extensive water play area with varying depths, tipping buckets, interactive jet features and more.
Alpha Aquatics
(151 Miles)
Waynesburg
Competition size pool with kiddie leisure pool including spiral and straight water slides, water jets, lazy river and more.
Turtle Cove
(154 Miles)
Belleville
Features include two waterslides, a lazy river to float along, 300-gallon dumping bucket and a zero-depth entry pool with lap lanes.
Noblesville
50-meter pool and a separate diving pool with 1-meter and 3-meter spring boards. The 50-meter pool features a magnificent water slide and the tots have their own area with fun features.
Carmichaels
Features a 300,000-gallon Z-shaped pool, a diving board, an 11-foot diving pool, an 8-foot water slide, a 70-foot spiral water slide, a 15-by-15-foot children’s water play area, adventure playground and ball fields.
Pittsburgh
15 different waterslides, or travel the lazy river on an innertube - check out all the great rides on the weblink. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylvania
Greensboro
Features a 200,000-gallon pool, a diving board and 11-foot diving pool, a 20x20-foot children’s wet play area, plus sports courts, adventure playground and rollerirink.
Paradise Cove
(168 Miles)
Richmond
8 lane lap pool with two 1 meter diving boards, a play pool with zero depth entry and numerous play features, including four slides!
Red Oaks Waterpark
(1)
(177 Miles)
Madison Heights
All round superb family water park, with Soak Station and Spray Play for the small ones, river ride for a family paddle, flume water slides and a heated wave action pool.
Warren
Indoor waterpark with an aquatic adventure play structure, lazy river, water sports and winding flume slide.
Sterling Heights
Great indoor water park featuring 3 story waterslide, lazy river, vortex, bubble seats and geysers, 2 large whirlpools, a new 2k sq. ft. Interactive Splash Play Park, plus game arcade and sporting opportunities.
Aqua Tots
(1)
(180 Miles)
Troy
Swim lessons are an essential part of childhood. "Lessons for Life" is our guiding philosophy. We teach children the importance of water safety and encourage a life-long love for swimming. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of child...
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.
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.
Jewett
A non denominational Christian Ranch Camp offering trail rides, riding lessons, camping, and lush surorunds for hiking and family exploration.
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.
Lexington
Through our tour partners, you will be treated to a rare look inside famous working horse farms that house the most incredible population of Thoroughbred champions and their offspring in the world!
Albion
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion, Indiana is a non-profit exotic animal sanctuary, a "last chance" refuge for captive-raised exotic animals in need. We exist to give rescued and retired exotic animals a safe haven, and to educate people them, w...
Dearborn
Return to the world of automotive pioneer Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Estate ~ Fair Lane in Dearborn, Michigan. The Henry Ford Estate - Fair Lane includes the residence of Henry and Clara Ford and his powerhouse consisting of not only his generators...
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.
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!
Laser Web
(66 Miles)
Dayton
Laser Web is Dayton's Premier Laser Tag facility. Awesome birthday parties, group events or just a great time for friends and family
Lebanon
We have a mega, 3 level playground, 3 inflatables, cannonball air blaster guns, toddler area with trains, and a virtual reality game system. We also have a snack bar with hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza. We host birthday parties & have open play durin...
Chuck E Cheese
(82 Miles)
Lima
Indoor play zones split into toddler, kids and skill games areas, attached to a family restaurant.
Jump and Jacks
(84 Miles)
West Chester
Featuring the largest multi-level play structure in Ohio plus Toddler Room and Interactive Play Floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.
Delphos
Offering inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides; 9 hole safari themed glow in the dark mini golf; plus skill games. Please note limited public opening hours.
Cincinnati
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.
Medina
The limited open play sessions are worth waiting for with a great range of inflatable fun and special family nights.
Chuck E Cheese's
(109 Miles)
Akron
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.
Olmsted Township
An amazing year-round experience with two floors of games and prizes and attractions for everyone!
Pump Up the Fun
(112 Miles)
Huntington
Indoor party center with inflatable structures including a 40 ft long obstacle court.
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!
Put in Bay
Perrys Cave Family Fun Center is your family's next great vacation destination. Explore nature, learn history, reach great heights while having great family fun along the way! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to...
Chuck E Cheese's
(125 Miles)
Toledo
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.
Sylvania
Features include 5 inflatables, 4 swing sets and a dedicated toddler area, plus 18 hole glow in the dark mini golf.
Pump It Up
(146 Miles)
Jonesboro
Pump It Up of Jonesboro "The Inflatable Party Zone" is the perfect choice for your next event! Kids in Jonesboro, Paragould, and surrounding communities will want to jump on the giant indoor inflatables and parents will love how completely easy party...
Funtastic Play Center
(1)
(150 Miles)
Woodhaven
We are an indoor play center for children under 8. 2 storey padded play structure with 14 different obstacles including a zip line, rock wall, and 3 slides! Weekdays are always open play, and we offer private birthdays on the weekends.
Columbia City
Enjoy mini golf, go karting, batting cages, climbing wall, driving range, arcade and several fairground style rides.
Valley Worlds Of Fun
(1)
(156 Miles)
Fairmont
We are a family entertainment center dedicated to wholesome fun for kids of all ages. Furthermore, we are a tobacco and alcohol free facility. Seven acres of fun including 24 Bowling Lanes, Lasertag, Arcade, Himalayan, Tea Cups, Bumper Cars, Twister,...
Gattitown
(158 Miles)
Lexington
GattiTown is a 30,000 square foot family entertainment center with over 150 video/redemption games, bumper cars and movies. Our delicious marketplace buffet includes all you care to eat pizza, pasta, breadsticks, salad bar, dessert and drinks. Along...
Bounce U
(160 Miles)
Nicholasville
Have you ever been to a picnic or carnival and experienced the fun and excitement of giant inflatable structures? BounceU is designed to give you access to these super-cool toys in a safe and comfortable indoor environment. Both kids and adults ali...
Canton
But beyond our unique courts, Sky Zone is the Ultimate 3-D Play Experience and unmatched high-flyin' FUN...and it's not just for kids either! Sky Zone is enjoyed by just about any age, shape or physical ability on a regular basis.
Canton
Dry play includes a bounce house, Obstacle Course, Super Slide, and Bungee Basketball, climbing wall and toddler soft play area. You can also use the swimming pool, either traditionally or in an inflatable water walker.
Jumperooz
(165 Miles)
Westland
Multi level adventure play structure plus bounce houses and more.
Jungle Java
(166 Miles)
Canton
Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designe...
Jungle Java
(166 Miles)
Ann Arbor
Jungle Java is a fun indoor playcenter where it's 'cool' to play for kids and relaxing for the adults! Let the kids run wild while you enjoy some time with friends or play along with your kids in The Jungle. Toddlers can enjoy a separate area designe...
Greenwood
A welcome respite for children in the shopping experience, with a small physical play area featuring learning toys and some equipment.
The TreeHouse
(1)
(170 Miles)
Chelsea
They have awesome slides, a smaller enclosed area for babies and toddlers, swinging bridges, and a simply gigantic tree house to climb and explore! Grown ups welcome to join in!
Jackson
Indoor bounce house for children. Seven large bounce toys, play areas, drawing area, baby area, birthday rooms for parties. Television and internet for parents. Lots of bouncing fun!
Detroit Kid City
(176 Miles)
Southfield
offers an imaginative extravaganza featuring 9 interactive roleplay exhibits plus related activities and games at each point.

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