If you are looking for something fun and exciting to do with the kids this weekend, be sure to check out these amazing, family-friendly attractions in Ohio.
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Greater Cleveland Aquarium
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium offers parents the chance to educate their children all while they are having fun. This location hosts special events throughout the year such as the Shark Dive CLE program, Fish Feeding Adventure, and the Stingray Art Experience. With more than 50 exhibits featuring sea life from Australia, South America, Africa, and the Indo-Pacific, you will always see something new each time you visit.
Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills State Park is located at 19852 State Route 664 S. This park features hiking trails designed for all ages, fishing and hunting opportunities, picnic tables, and mountain bike trails. If you want to immerse your kids in nature or just get them out of the house for a few hours, Hocking Hills State Park is a great place to start. Special events and nature programs take place throughout the year, there is also a rock climbing area located inside the Hocking State Forest.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
This popular zoo features family friendly attractions ideal for children of all ages. Recently the zoo welcomed the latest addition to their animal family, a baby hippo. Bring out the family to see just how well the conservation efforts of the staff members and volunteers have been over the years. There are educational programs, animal encounters, seasonal festivals and so much more to experience.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Another popular zoo in the area that Ohio residents can be proud of is the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This attraction has so many exhibits to view that your family will be entertained for the entire day. This zoo is one of the few to have a promising polar bear exhibit. And there are many other wild animals on display for you to view. Check out the Arctic Fox, American Bison, and Asian Small Clawed Otter. There are also several majestic Bald Eagles who call the zoo their home. Zoo hours vary by season.
Thrill seekers love to visit this popular amusement park which has earned the name of the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. However, there is so much more to experience than roller coasters. Cedar Point is also home to many family rides and kids rides so that visitors of all ages can have a great time. Season Passes are available so that you can pay one price and go as often as you like.
Kings Island is the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest. It is home to some of the most popular roller coasters and thrill rides in the nation. Even when its too cold for rides or water park fun, Kings Island still has plenty to offer the residents. Their Winterfest celebration is one of the biggest holiday events in the area. Gold Passes are available and visitors can take advantage of money-saving discounts throughout the year.