Things to do in JAMESTOWN 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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  • Pymatuning State Park

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    (4 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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    (12 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!

  • Wagon Trails Animal Park

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    (22 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!

  • Mount Pleasant of Edinboro

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    (31 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.

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

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    (35 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 ...

  • Century Village Museum

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    (37 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!

  • Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

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    (43 miles) Erie

    Don’t let the weather spoil your vacation plans, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort located in Erie, Pennsylvania is one of the Top Ten Water Park Resorts in North America according to Water ...

  • Noahs Lost Ark

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    (44 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 ...

  • Waldameer Park and Water World

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    (45 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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    (46 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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    (46 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.

  • Lake Farmpark

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    (46 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!)

  • Experience Childrens Museum

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    (48 miles) Erie

    Come explore over 55 hands-on exhibits in a "please touch" environment that teaches children and adults the natural sciences, social studies, arts, and life experiences. A balance between education ...

  • Erie Maritime Museum Flagship Niagara

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    (49 miles) Erie

    Offering a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with interpretive programs, vividly illustrating Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage.

  • Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom

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    (50 miles) Aurora

    No matter where parents are on the adventuresome spectrum, they usually find plenty of wet, fun things to do at Wildwater Kingdom. Of course, there

  • Wildwater Kingdom

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    (50 miles) Aurora

    No matter where parents are on the adventuresome spectrum, they usually find plenty of wet, fun things to do at Wildwater Kingdom. Of course, there’s always the option of just kicking back in a ...

  • Waterworks Family Aquatic Center

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    (58 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.

  • Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

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    (59 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!

  • Peninsula Art Academy

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    (60 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 ...

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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    (60 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 ...

  • The Childrens Museum of Cleveland

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    (61 miles) Cleveland

    The Childrens Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of young children, ages birth to eight years, through family learning. One of the many fun ...

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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    (61 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 ...

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art

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    (61 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 ...

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

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    (62 miles) Cleveland

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

  • Akron Zoo

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    (64 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 ...

  • Go Ape North Park

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    (64 miles) Allison Park

    Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 ...

  • International Womens Air and Space Museum

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    (65 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!

  • USS Cod

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    (65 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!

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (65 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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    (65 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 ...

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (65 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.

  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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    (66 miles) 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!

  • Adventure Landings

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    (66 miles) 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 ...

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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    (66 miles) Cleveland

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

  • Woodland Highlands Family Fun Center

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    (66 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.