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Fun things to do in LANCASTER

Ohio is a melting pot of beaches, rivers, cities, mountains, museums - and the world’s largest Amish community!

Did you know that the WORLDS biggest coaster collection can be found at Cedar Point? Pretty impressive! Did you know you can experience an African Safari in Ohio? You can!

Want something else? Did you know that The Jump Yard is the largest indoor inflatable play land in the country? All in Ohio!

The state is filled with a rich history, from Columbus’ own Santa Maria, to the Century Village Museum. There is even an 1880s living museum at Slate Run, and real life castles with Piatt Castles. Castles!

Families and active kids have a plethora of activities to choose from across the whole state. Inquisitive kids will love attractions like Imagination Station, sports fans can enjoy places like Sluggers and Putters, and even the little kids get their own amusement park with Memphis Kiddie Park.

This gem in the heart of the Great Lakes is a great place to go with kids. There’s a reason 50% of the United States population lives within 500 miles of Columbus. They all want to be close to Ohio! 

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  • Slate Run Historical Farm

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    (13 miles) Winchester

    A living history museum set in the 1880s, with costumed characters going about their daily lives for the time, and plenty of animals to see!

  • Hocking Hills State Park

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    (19 miles) Logan

    Wildlife, waterfalls, caves, nature, and ghosts! Picturesque wilderness for the nature loving family to explore on foot or by bike.

  • Magic Mountain Fun Center East

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    (20 miles) Columbus

    All year round fun for the whole family, with mini golf, batting cages, go-karts and bumper cars...great for those active kids!

  • The Dawes Arboretum

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    (21 miles) Newark

    One of the premier public gardens in North America, The Dawes Arboretum has over 1,700 acres of plant collections, gardens and natural areas. Founded in 1929, Dawes is a travel destination for ...

  • Chuck E Cheeses

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    (21 miles) 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.

  • Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

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    (21 miles) Columbus

    Yee haw! 60,000 sq ft of wet and wild waterpark action with a western-themed resort setting....Jeepers!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Columbus

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    (24 miles) Newark

    Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park ...

  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

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    (26 miles) 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.

  • Topiary Park

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    (27 miles) Columbus

    Explore 7 beautiful acres of nature and gardens in downtown Columbus. A relaxing, pretty and FREE family day out in Ohio!

  • Columbus Museum of Art

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    (27 miles) Columbus

    Explore the art world at the Columbus Museum of Art, with a fascinating collection and a range of exhibitions that will inspire and amaze!

  • Ohio Statehouse

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    (27 miles) Columbus

    A fascinating trip through the Ohio Statehouse, with free guided tours that can take you through it's amazing history and architecture.

  • Center of Science and Industry

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    (28 miles) Columbus

    Groundbreaking exhibits and hands-on experiences for kids to understand the connection between science and life. Amazing Columbus fun and discovery!

  • The Santa Maria

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    (28 miles) Columbus

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria - and kids can visit this incredible replica!

  • Wayne National Forest

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    (31 miles) Nelsonville

    A beautiful Ohio forest which features over 300 miles of trails for hiking, all-terrain vehicle riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding in season.

  • Cardos Family Fun Center

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    (32 miles) 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!

  • Burr Oak State Park

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    (33 miles) Gloucester

    Over 25 miles for nature loving families to spend the day in, with stunning scenic hiking trails, picnic tables and grills, a 500ft. sandy beach, fishing areas, a public shelter plus campground.

  • Dillon State Park

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    (34 miles) Nashport

    Features here include a 1,360-foot swimming beach and separate wading pool, plus disc golf and archery range.

  • Magic Mountain Fun Center Polaris

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    (35 miles) Columbus

    Family fun in Columbus with mini golf, go-karts, arcades, bumper boats...and so much more for those active kids!

  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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    (41 miles) Powell

    A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!

  • Zoombezi Bay

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    (41 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 ...

  • Olentangy Indian Caverns

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    (41 miles) 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.

  • Cross Creek Resort

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    (41 miles) Delaware

    Fun family camping in Ohio, surrounded by nature. RV and tent sites, as well as pool, themed activities and sports!

  • The Wilds

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    (46 miles) Cumberland

    The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around ...

  • Casey Jones Home And Railroad Museum

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    (51 miles) Jackson

    Visit the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum located in Casey Jones Village and relive the life, and legend. Climb aboard the 130 ton replica of engine #382 and ring the bell just like Casey did. ...

  • Longs Retreat Family Resort

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    (58 miles) Latham

    An RV park with a great waterpark and fun activities! Perfect for a stay, or even just a day visit!

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