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Historical Attractions in Ohio

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

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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!

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!

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 Days, Apple Butter Making, Doll Show and more! Inn, Ca....

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!

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.

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

They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The NAHF honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of our NAHF enshrinees are stories of America...of challenge and failure, of....

Visit the original site of an 800-year-old American Indian village at this historically fascinating family attraction in Ohio.

Fascinating historical castles that showcase over 200 years of history of Ohio and it's people.

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!

Over 75 awesome rides featuring the world's biggest coaster collection, including Maverick and Millennium Force. Plus family rides and kiddie thrills aplenty too!

Thrills, family rides, and water park fun at Coney Island - one of the most popular attractions in Cincinnati for the family day out!

A family friendly amusement park open to the public four times in a year, with great activities for active kids - including roller coasters!

Thrills and spills at the largest amusement and water park in the entire Midwest! With over 80 rides, attractions and shows, it's great fun for the whole family in Ohio.

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!

Come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons - it's WILD in Ohio!

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

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

A beautiful sanctuary that offers a save haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals, where all admissions go directly to helping these beautiful creatures!

With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the worlds most complete zoos and it features an aquarium too!

Kids can get up close to the creatures of the ocean at Greater Cleveland Aquarium, and learn about all the wonderful creatures, including sharks!

The Wilds is one of the largest wildlife conservation centers in the world, set on 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, & home to rare and endangered species in natural, open-range habitat

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!

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....

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

Year round water fun in Newark with 50,000 sq ft of indoor water park fun, with kids play areas, activity pool, body slides, rafts, and blasts!

Nature's waterpark with tube slides, paddleboats, and water fun, as well as mini golf, and sports! Great family fun in Ohio!

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.

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

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!

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

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 and karting!

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

Over 20 acres of water park fun with 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole lot more!

Experience the ultimate water park in Cincinnati, with 55,000sq ft of indoor water fun with kids play, water features, slides, rides, falls, waves and MORE!

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!

Visit us often to enjoy our diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.

Fun for all ages, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, educational journey through over 140 years of Cincinnati Reds history. Movies, artifacts, and hands on activities, bring the game of baseball and its pageantry to life.

A beautiful museum with one of the largest collection of bicycles in the world.

A FREE day out in Toledo designed with kids and families in mind where kids can enjoy interactive fun all about the police!

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.

Explore the wonders of the world with a live animal zoo, the region's only public Planetarium and observatory, interactive science and technology exhibits, and more under one roof! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ....

The Allen County Museum has something for everyone. Our campus includes the main Museum (including the Children

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!

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.

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

A fascinating and insightful look into the history of women in aviation and space - an inspiring experience for kids, especially those little girls!

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

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

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 displayed throughout the museum.

The Cincinnati Fire Museum, the only museum that saves lives!Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati's firefighting artifacts while honoring all the heroic firefighters, past and present.

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 and Steamship William G. Mather!

offers a comprehensive insight into the life and era of famous Johnny Appleseed.

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 distance from the CVNP Towpath Trail, CVSR Railway Depot, a....

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 animal shows, and daily planetarium programs to explore....

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world's largest military aviation museum. This FREE attraction features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles in more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space.

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 education, and its curators have originated many gro....

The Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.

"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....

A fascinating museum in Cincinnati that tells stories of freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to present day.

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.

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 Oberlin College as well as the surrounding community.

The Children's Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of kids, ages 6 months to 8 years!

An incredible complex of museums, including history, natural history, children's museum and IMAX!

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

Inspiring and creative indoor play in Ohio, with imagination play, toddler areas, sports and great fun for those developing minds and bodies!

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.

Visit the LARGEST multi-level play structure in Ohio, with play areas, a toddler room and interactive play floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.

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!

Features include 5 inflatables, 4 swing sets and a dedicated toddler area, plus 18 hole glow in the dark mini golf.

Laser Web is Dayton's Premier Laser Tag facility. Awesome birthday parties, group events or just a great time for friends and family

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!

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!

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!

It's all about LEGO at this Ohio activity center where kids can enjoy free play, camps, play dates and lots of fun programs!

Indoor fun for kids in Ohio with this multi-level mega-playground slides, inflatables, cannonball air blasters, and more - including a virtual reality game system!

Active kids will love this fun center in Ohio, with soccer training, inflatables, water park, arcade, and PIZZA!

Vintage amusement rides, batting cages, pools, concessions and lots of outdoor fun in this family friendly park in Ohio

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

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

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

A premier adventure destination in Ohio with year round tubing, wakeboarding, zorbs, inflatables, paddle boats, a lazy river, hiking, and more!

When the first hints of crisp nights and bright days hit the air, we'll be ready. Your family will find everything they need for fall fun at Today's Harvest. ■Giant Corn Maze & Agritainment ■Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes ■Straw bales and corn s....

Tons of kids fun at the only indoor zipline park in the WORLD, as well as a trampoline park and a challenging rock wall. Great for those active kids in Cincinnati!

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 Licking County, central Ohio and beyond!

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

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 past, and provides recreation and solitude for Ohio's....

Featuring Metro Park Beach, which offers a raindrop play fountain, 10' extreme water slide, surf slide and mermaid fountain. Plus 9 hole frisbee golf course, adventure play equipment, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits.

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

Live animal exhibits, wildlife and other educative programmes, plus professional level planetarium with public show schedule.

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 is full of beauty, tranquility and opportunities f....

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

22 pretty acres which include a butterfly and wildflower garden, 0.6 mile accessible Pin Oak Trail, exhibit barn and winter sports in season.

Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.

A remarkable natural wonder with some of the most colorful caverns in the country - all found in beautiful Ohio.

An inspirational showcase of determined and infectious environmentalism, as well as containing plenty that smaller children love about farms: plenty of animals, Bee and Butterfly yards, children's garden and all the huge exciting machinery.

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 alike can hand-feed friendly songbirds with food purc....

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

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!

A non denominational Christian Ranch Camp offering trail rides, riding lessons, camping, and lush surorunds for hiking and family exploration.

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!

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.

Explore the world’s largest indoor model train display - in Ohio! Train tracks are bustling all around - below, at eye level and some even 11’ in the air!

Amazing family fun in Ohio with Perry's Cave, 52ft below the Earth's surface, along with gemstone mining, mini golf, rock wall, car museum, and butterfly house!

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!

Features 4 different mazes combining to make 11.5 miles of intersecting trails, plus hay rides, corn cannons, kids' adventure play area, cow train ride and petting farm animals.

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!

Whether you’re looking for high-octane kart racing action, exhilarating laser tag competition, mini golf or bowling, come play, game, and refuel at THE WEB!

Offering 2 mini golf courses, bumper boats, go karts, bating cages, inflatables and laser tag!

features a really large variety of family oriented attractions, rides and amusements aimed at around 4 upwards with kids over 10 able to participate in everything.

A working dairy farm in Ohio with animals, entertainment, and homemade ice cream! A tasty day out for the family in Yellow Springs.

A long established area favourite, offering public open sessions and Derby sessions on their family friendly roller skating rink.

An incredibly fun and family friendly science and cultural center which teaches kids all about agriculture, country life and farming! (and there's animals!)

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

Entertainment for the entire family, with outdoor activities such as mini-golf, as well as batting cages, bumper boats, go-karts, and inflatables. Year-round entertainment indoors includes cosmic golf too!

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.

A fun and challenging way for kids over 12 years to spend the day, by solving puzzles, finding clues, and channelling their inner Sherlock!

Paint your own pottery - Mosaics - canvas painting - birthday parties - rock painting and more

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

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

Full hook ups, basketball courts, volleyball, swimming, fishing... all right on a beautiful lake! Enjoy the Ohio nature!

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

30 spacious campsites available with 3 handicap accessible sites and 8 pull through sites for larger RVs. Water and electric hook ups throughout.

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