Things to do in HERMITAGE with kids

Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • Wagon Trails Animal Park

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    (11 miles) Vienna

    Feed over 350 animals at this Ohio animal park!. Camels, zebra, bison, water buffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari!

  • Pymatuning State Park

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    (20 miles) Jamestown

    All manner of boating and fishing options on the lake, plus beaches for swimming in summer and a feast of activities for winter.

  • Conneaut Lake Park

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    (29 miles) Conneaut Lake

    Traditional fairground in with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides, located on the largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania!

  • Noahs Lost Ark

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    (33 miles) Berlin Center

    Noahs Lost Ark offer the chance to see and interact with some of the most amazing animals that inhabit the earth. Through tours offered to school children, groups and the general public, thousands of ...

  • Century Village Museum

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    (40 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!

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

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    (41 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 ...

  • Mount Pleasant of Edinboro

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    (47 miles) Cambridge Springs

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, best suited to intermediate level and improvers with only 1 green run but 7 blues. Lift serviced snow tubing hill plus terrain training park.

  • Wildwater Kingdom

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    (48 miles) Aurora

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

  • Go Ape North Park

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    (49 miles) Allison Park

    Active kids can swing through the trees at Pennsylvania's FIRST treetop adventure course, with bridges, swings, zip lines and more!

  • Woodland Highlands Family Fun Center

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    (51 miles) Wildwood

    A perfect day out with the family, enjoying attraction for all ages. Go-Karts and All Outside Attractions are open...inside we have Laser Tag, Arcade, Soft Playground, and tons of food.

  • Lake Farmpark

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    (51 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!)

  • Waterworks Family Aquatic Center

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    (53 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.

  • PPMS Speedway

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    (57 miles) Imperial

    Visit Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for all kinds of family entertainment Every Sat April - October! Affordable Family Fun Great food Stock Cars Monster Trucks Sprint Cars FREE PARKING

  • Canton Classic Car Museum

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    (57 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 ...

  • Peninsula Art Academy

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    (57 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 ...

  • Akron Zoo

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    (58 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 ...

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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    (59 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 ...

  • Pittsburgh Zoo

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    (59 miles) Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. One of the many fun family places ...

  • National Aviary

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    (59 miles) Pittsburgh

    Houses a diverse collection comprising more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

  • Carnegie Science Center

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    (59 miles) Pittsburgh

    Science made fun in Pittsburgh with hands-on exhibits connecting science and tech to daily life. Great interactive fun for kids!

  • Heinz History Center

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    (59 miles) Pittsburgh

    The largest history museum in Pennsylvania, as well as a fascinating sports museum, the Heinz History Center introduces kids to 250 years of Pittsburgh history!

  • Fiddlesticks Family Concerts

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    (59 miles) Allegheny

    Saturday morning concerts with the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that will introduce your kids to the beautiful sounds of classical music!

  • Toonseum

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    (59 miles) Pittsburgh

    A fun and unique small boutique museum filled with colorful and fascinating cartoon art and comics!

  • Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

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    (59 miles) Erie

    Explore over 100,000 sq ft of fun at Pennsylvania's LARGEST indoor water park, with slides, ropes courses, wave pools, lazer tag, and much more - ALL YEAR ROUND!

  • Venture Outdoors

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    (60 miles) Pittsburgh

    Around 500 seasonal activity programs ranged for all ages and abilities, including kayaking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and geocaching trips. Plenty suitable for small folk, ...

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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    (60 miles) Pittsburgh

    Dinosaurs are just the beginning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where scientific discovery comes alive! Free hands-on and family activities available each weekend and weekdays during the ...

  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

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    (61 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!

  • Waldameer Park and Water World

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    (62 miles) Erie

    A family friendly theme and water park with roller coasters too! Best bit? It's FREE to enter! Just pay and ride.

  • Presque Isle State Park

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    (62 miles) Erie

    Opportunities here for kayaking and fishing, biking, hiking, nature trails and twitching, plus winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.

  • Erie Zoo

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    (63 miles) Erie

    11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species with self guided or ranger led educational tours. Carousel and train ride also available.

  • Sluggers and Putters

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    (63 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!

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art

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    (63 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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    (63 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 ...

  • Sandcastle Waterpark

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    (64 miles) Pittsburgh

    Water fun in Pennsylvania with this family friendly outdoor waterpark, with slides, waves, and kiddie attractions

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

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    (64 miles) Cleveland

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