Zoos in Ohio

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Toledo
With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos it's also the regions top family destination! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Toledo for ki...
Cleveland
One of Cleveland’s most popular attractions and foremost conservation organizations, with 3,000 animals representing 600 species.
Powell
A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!
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 family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
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...
Port Clinton
Come for a day of fun, education, and entertainment. Home of over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve. You will view and may feed the animals from the comfort of your vehicle.
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 people are educated each year about the plight of ...
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 the world living in natural, open-range habitat, a...
Vienna
Feed over 350 animals. Camels, zebra, bison, waterbuffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari.
Sandusky
Over 75 awesome rides featuring the world's biggest coaster collection, including Maverick and Millennium Force. Plus family rides and kiddie thrills aplenty too.
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!
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...
Cleveland
The I-X Indoor Amusement Park, presented by Marc's, is Northeast Ohio's #1 Springtime event! Open March 21-April 20, 2014. Dates and times vary, see www.ixamusementpark.com for details.
New Philadelphia
Whether you take part in activities like swimming and tennis or miniature golf, have kids that love amusement rides, or want to enjoy an old-fashioned evening band concert, Tuscora Park has a state-wide reputation as an affordable place to come for f...
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
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 ...
Sandusky
Welcome to Cedar Point's Soak City Waterpark! Take a break from the park's 75 rides and coasters and visit Soak City’s 18 acres of wet and wild family fun.
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!
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 adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have ...
Columbus
Yee haw! 60,000 sq ft of wet and wild waterpark action with a western-themed resort setting....Jeepers!
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 lounge chair or in a private cabana with a tall cool b...
N Port Clinton
A fun water adventure with go-karts and crazy golf!
Sandusky
Experience the thrill of the Swahili Swirl 60' diameter bowl raft ride, Zip Coaster uphill water rollercoaster waterslide, and more more more! Both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Chardon
Split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them enough wet and dry entertainment to keep the kids happy all day, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf and karting!
Cuyahoga Falls
Bomb down the 158 ft enclosed tube slide, float down the lazy river, shoot down the flume slides, swim laps or harass mum and dad with the water spray, it's going to be a good day!
Navarre
The swimming lake has paddelboats, a 90' tube slide, 3 kiddie slides, small and large log rolls, buckets of fun, water fountains, and diving boards, plus a 18 hole miniature golf course, 2 sand volleyball courts, basketball court, horseshoes, playgr...
Latham
Cool off at the lifeguarded sandy beach swimming area with diving boards, giant water slides, canoes and paddleboats, a tube slide, the splash pad and the wonderful Water Wars! Dry land activities too including mini golf, trampolines and karting!
Peninsula
- you will experience the fun and adventure, the romance and nostalgia of riding the train on one of the oldest, longest, and most scenic excursion railways in the country. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olmsted Township
An amazing year-round experience with two floors of games and prizes and attractions for everyone!
West Chester
Featuring the largest multi-level play structure in Ohio plus Toddler Room and Interactive Play Floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.
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!
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 ...
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.
Sylvania
Features include 5 inflatables, 4 swing sets and a dedicated toddler area, plus 18 hole glow in the dark mini golf.
Lima
Indoor play zones split into toddler, kids and skill games areas, attached to a family restaurant.
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.
Dayton
Laser Web is Dayton's Premier Laser Tag facility. Awesome birthday parties, group events or just a great time for friends and family
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!
Medina
The limited open play sessions are worth waiting for with a great range of inflatable fun and special family nights.
Findlay
We are all about the art of building with Legos! We offer Birthday Parties, Kid's Free Play, Summer Camps, Afterschool Programs, programs for Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts and other non-profit organizations. Learning Math, Science, Technology and E...
Sandusky
"Grab The Brass Ring" at 'the funnest museum ever.' Rare and unusual carousel animals abound at The Merry-Go-Round Museum's newest exhibit. Enjoy a ride on the antique carousel, visit with wood carvers creating new animals, and learn about recreation...
Toledo
The Toledo Museum of Art collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranks among the finest in the United States. In our more than 35 galleries, Sculpture Garden, and new Glass Pavilion, discover important, popular, and outstanding works of art.

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