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Dayton
Visit us often to enjoy our diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.
Dayton
Explore the wonders of the world with a live animal zoo, the region's only public Planetarium and observatory, interactive science and technology exhibits, and more under one roof! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...
Dayton
Along the banks of the Great Miami River, an extraordinary place hides within a seemingly ordinary setting�SunWatch, the original site of an 800-year-old American Indian village.
Dayton
They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The NAHF honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of our NAHF enshrinees are stories of America...of challenge and failure, of...
Dayton
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world's largest military aviation museum. This FREE attraction features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles in more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space.
Scene 75
(5 Miles)
Dayton
features a really large variety of family oriented attractions, rides and amusements aimed at around 4 upwards with kids over 10 able to participate in everything.
Laser Web
(9 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
Dayton
An inspirational showcase of determined and infectious environmentalism, as well as containing plenty that smaller children love about farms: plenty of animals, Bee and Butterfly yards, children's garden and all the huge exciting machinery.
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...
Troy
Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.
Middletown
Paint your own pottery - Mosaics - canvas painting - birthday parties - rock painting and more
Lebanon
We have a mega-playground with 4 levels and two slides, 2 inflatables, cannonball air blasters, toddler area with trains, a virtual reality game system, and an arcade with prizes! The snack bar serves chicken nuggets and hot dogs. We host birthday ...
West Chester
Whether you’re looking for high-octane kart racing action, exhilarating laser tag competition, mini golf or bowling, come play, game, and refuel at THE WEB!
Jump and Jacks
(29 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.
Kings Island
(29 Miles)
Kings Mills
If you want to experience thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable day with your family, Kings Island has over 80 rides, shows and attractions with something for every member of your family, young or old!
West Chester
Both the world’s largest indoor model train display and the 'greatest funhouse on Earth'! Train tracks are bustling all around the visitor: below, at eye level and some even 11’ in the air!
New Paris
Full hook ups, basketball courts, volleyball, swimming, fishing... all right on a beautiful lake! Enjoy the Ohio nature!
New Paris
When the first hints of crisp nights and bright days hit the air, we'll be ready. Your family will find everything they need for fall fun at Today's Harvest. ■Giant Corn Maze & Agritainment ■Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes ■Straw bales a...
Urbana
offers a comprehensive insight into the life and era of famous Johnny Appleseed.
Cincinnati
Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!
Hamilton
Strickers Grove has 15 midway rides and two roller coasters. There is a shaded picnic area with numerous picnic tables. Strickers Grove also features an 18 hole miniature golf course, game arcade, skee-ball arcade, concession stand, five horseshoe pi...
Piatt Castles
(42 Miles)
West Liberty
Fascinating historical castles that showcase over 200 years of history of Ohio and it's people.
Ohio Caverns
(42 Miles)
West Liberty
A remarkable natural wonder with some of the most colorful caverns in the country - all found in beautiful Ohio.
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.
Cincinnati
Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the "Top Ten Bes...
Cincinnati
The Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
New Bremen
A beautiful museum with one of the largest collection of bicycles in the world.
Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Fire Museum, the only museum that saves lives!Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati's firefighting artifacts while honoring all the heroic firefighters, past and present.
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Center inspires people of all ages to learn more about our world through science; regional history; and educational, engaging and meaningful experiences.
Cincinnati
Fun for all ages, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, educational journey through over 140 years of Cincinnati Reds history. Movies, artifacts, and hands on activities, bring the game of baseball and its pageantry to life.
Newport
Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive shows and "meet the biologist" sessions every day. V...
Cincinnati
We reveal stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today.
Coney Island
(50 Miles)
Cincinnati
Coney Island attractions include the Sunlite Pool, 2 acres and 3 million gallons of water fun, Zoom Flume and Pipeline Plunge water slides. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati for kids.
Covington
A huge play facility offering physical play, imagination and role play, shows and entertainments, splash zone, maze and a big adventure playground.
Brookville
Amazing location where one may enter the enclosures and interact with the wolves! Really!
Alexandria
Indoor Sand Volleyball, Bowling and Games Arcade with billiards and darts facilities. Outdoor activities include Cornhole, Horseshoes, Outdoor Sand Volleyball and Basketball.
The Creation Museum
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(56 Miles)
Petersberg
The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings.
Burlington
Paint Your Own Pottery! We believe that everyone needs to explore their imagination and creativity. Whether you paint polka-dots, stripes, squares or rectangles or paint with light airy colors or dark eerie colors, it will be how you choose it to ...
Powell
A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!
Zoombezi Bay
(63 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 ...
Columbus
Workshops, lectures, camps, and overnight experiences featuring groundbreaking exhibits and live shows, fun hands-on activities and award-winning interactive videoconferences!
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.
Bowling Green
Mobile Outdoor Laser Tag
Latham
An RV park with a great waterpark and fun activities! Perfect for a stay, or even just a day visit!
Rising Sun
Dedicated to the preservation of North American wildlife and is not limited to wolves. Visit with a range of contented predators recovering in excellent habitats.
Muncie
Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters.
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.
Lima
The Allen County Museum has something for everyone. Our campus includes the main Museum (including the Children
Lima
Offering 2 mini golf courses, bumper boats, go karts, bating cages, inflatables and laser tag!
Lima
Featuring Metro Park Beach, which offers a raindrop play fountain, 10' extreme water slide, surf slide and mermaid fountain. Plus 9 hole frisbee golf course, adventure play equipment, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits.

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

1

Jump and Jacks

(29 Miles) Indoor Play in West Chester

2

Jump Stop Safari

(23 Miles) Indoor Play in Lebanon

3

The Splattered Platter Pottery Studio

(20 Miles) Kids Fun in Middletown

4

EnterTRAINment Junction

(30 Miles) Transport Attractions in West Chester

5

CoCo Key Water Resort Cincinnati

(36 Miles) Waterparks in Cincinnati

6

Scene 75

(5 Miles) Kids Fun in Dayton

7

The Web extreme entertainment

(29 Miles) Kids Fun in West Chester

8

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

(46 Miles) Zoos in Cincinnati

9

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

(2 Miles) Museums in Dayton

10

Strickers Grove

(40 Miles) Theme Parks in Hamilton

Fun places to visit in Dayton 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