Things to do in SANDUSKY with kids

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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  • Merry Go Round Museum

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    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 ...

  • Cedar Point

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    (3 miles) 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!

  • Cedar Points Soak City

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    (3 miles) Sandusky

    Water fun galore in Cedar Point with thrills, spills, slides and rivers - perfect for the whole family in New Jersey!

  • Kalaharis Indoor Outdoor Waterpark

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    (6 miles) Sandusky

    Experience the LARGEST indoor waterpark in the USA at Kalaharis in Ohio! Outdoor activities seasonally.

  • Monsoon Lagoon

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    (8 miles) N Port Clinton

    A fun water adventure with go-karts and crazy golf!

  • African Safari Wildlife Park

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    (9 miles) Port Clinton

    Head to Africa for the day at African Safari Wildlife Park! Over 400 beautiful and exotic animals on the 100-acre preserve will give you a fun and educational day out in Ohio!

  • Perrys Cave Family Fun Center

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    (15 miles) 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 ...

  • Sauder Village

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    (16 miles) Archbold

    Experience how families lived over 100 years ago! Visit with costumed interpreters, watch working craftsmen, and try various hands-on activities. Lots of special events too like Quilt Show, Dairy ...

  • Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center

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    (23 miles) Fremont

    Come see where Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes lived, and learn about his life as a soldier, Congressman, Ohio governor and President.

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum

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    (27 miles) Oberlin

    Comprising more than 12,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art, the AMAM's collection is a vital cultural resource for the students, faculty, and staff of ...

  • Kidsplay Indoor Fun

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    (36 miles) 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!

  • Swings and Things Family Fun Center

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    (40 miles) Olmsted Township

    An amazing year-round experience with two floors of games and prizes and attractions for everyone, with skeeball, bumper boats and an ice cream parlor!

  • Bay Lanes

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    (41 miles) Bay Village

    Classic family tenpin bowling in Ohio with gutter guards and light balls to help the kids along, plus cosmic lights, great music and even karaoke!

  • NASA Glenn Research Center

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    (44 miles) Cleveland

    Located inside Glenn's main gate, the Visitor Center features 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.

  • Imagination Station

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    (45 miles) Toledo

    250 amazing interactive exhibits on science and the world for those young minds in Ohio, with a virtual roller coaster, human yoyos and special toddler areas.

  • Toledo Museum of Art

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    (46 miles) 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 ...

  • Toledo Zoo

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    (47 miles) 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 ...

  • Toledo Firefighters Museum

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    (47 miles) Toledo

    A history of local firefighting plus a training room where kids learn how to manage and escape from a fire in the home. Free, with very limited opening.

  • Wood County Historical Museum

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    (48 miles) Bowling Green

    Hands-on history exhibits with over 30 rooms within an old asylum that explore local and Ohio history. Many free family-friendly events and programs for children too!

  • Toledo Police Museum

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    (48 miles) Toledo

    Designed with kids and families in mind the museum flows neatly through timelines and historical aspects while interactive elements include a Fingerprint Comparitor from the 80s.

  • The Little Buckeye Childrens Museum

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    (49 miles) Mansfield

    A series of delightful role play scenarios including Bank, Vet, Market and Laboratory! Dress up, musical instruments and creative play round off this open ended learning environment.

  • BG Bounce

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    (49 miles) Bowling Green

    The ultimate indoor fun with 65,000 sq feet of learning, adventures, paintball, dodge ball, toddler room and art room...to name a few! Adult activities too!

  • Memphis Kiddie Park

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    (49 miles) Brooklyn

    Fun amusement rides for children, as well as a fun arcade, and miniature golf course in Ohio!

  • Ohio Bird Santuary

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    (50 miles) Mansfield

    Children who visit the Ohio Bird Sanctuary will see many of Ohio's native birds. Non-releasable hawks, owls, falcons, songbirds and game-birds are house on site. In the aviary, children and adults ...

  • The Jump Yard

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    (50 miles) North Royalton

    Bounce the day away at the largest indoor inflatable center in the country! Jumping fun in Ohio for kids of all ages!

  • Indian Creek Petting Zoo

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    (52 miles) Lambertville

    A sweet weekend only petting zoo open seasonally in Michigan, with a range of adorable animals from camels, wallabies, to zebras!

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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    (52 miles) Cleveland

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

  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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    (52 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!

  • Toledo Botanical Garden

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    (52 miles) Toledo

    A museum for plants, Toledo Botanical Garden offers visitors the opportunity to share, discover and enjoy nature's beauty. With over sixty acres of display gardens and relevant plant collections, TBG ...

  • Rockin Robins Amazone Family Entertainment Center

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    (52 miles) Medina

    2 indoor playgrounds, laser tag arena, arcades and more!

  • Great Lakes Science Center

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    (52 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 ...

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (53 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!

  • USS Cod

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    (53 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!

  • International Womens Air and Space Museum

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    (53 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!

  • Romp n Stomp Activity Center

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    (56 miles) Medina

    The limited open play sessions are worth waiting for with a great range of inflatable fun and special family nights at this fun activity center!