Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Ohio with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Ohio sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Ohio that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Ohio whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
SunWatch features a partially reconstructed village that was inhabited nearly 800 years ago. The site also includes an Interpretive Center where guests can explore exhibits and watch a short video about the site before exploring the village.
The American Sign Museum is the premier institution for preserving historic signs and promoting the sign industry’s contributions to commerce, culture and the American landscape. Experience the American Sign Museum with family, friends and coworkers. Better yet, entertain your guests at a private, ASM-hosted event.
Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences.
Columbus Museum of Art’s mission is to create great experiences with great art for everyone. Whether they are presenting an exhibition, designing an art-making activity, serving a lunch, or giving directions to a visitor, they are guided by a belief in advocacy, quality, community, integrity, and creativity. They believe that art speaks to every one of them in different ways. Approximately 200,000 people tour the Museum each year, many participating in programs designed for diverse audiences from schoolchildren to scholars. Art begins a conversation within their selves and their community. The Columbus Museum of Art is where that conversation begins.
When you visit Cleveland Botanical Garden, you’ll find inspiration and enrichment through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and enchanting events. Beyond the memorable experiences it offers at its home in University Circle, the Garden makes the community greener and healthier by growing young lives and restoring land throughout the city. Garden guests enjoy delightful surprises, quiet moments and lots of fun as they explore 10 acres of beautiful outdoor gardens and the 18,000-square-foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Open all year, the Garden offers guests extra opportunities to celebrate the seasons with special events.
In 1886, Coney Island was a 400-acre apple orchard on the banks of the Ohio River. Since then, Coney Island has become a destination to splash, ride, cheer and play for over 130 years. Home to the largest recirculating swimming pool in the world, Coney Island has become a unique and nostalgic destination.
The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos—it is also the region’s top family destination. Let The Toledo Zoo take you from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between—all in one great day. Each year nearly one million people come to The Toledo Zoo to experience the wonders of the natural world, stroll their beautiful grounds and explore their historic WPA-era buildings. As you do, you will encounter animals ranging from mammoth African elephants and majestic bald eagles to tiny toads and even insects and spiders.
The National Museum of the Great Lakes tells the incredible story of our Great Lakes through over 300 genuine artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. The tales told here span hundreds of years, from the fur traders in the 1600’s to the Underground Railroad operators in the 1800’s, the rum runners in the 1900’s, to the sailors on the thousand-footers sailling today.
The Zoological Society of Cincinnati was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden the second oldest Zoo in the United States. The Zoo’s original animal collection was very small, originally consisting of just eight monkeys, two grizzly bears, three deer, six raccoons, two elk, a buffalo, a hyena, a tiger, an alligator, a circus elephant, and over four hundred birds, including a talking crow. The Zoo was founded on 65 acres in the middle of the city, and since then has acquired some of the surrounding blocks and several reserves in Cincinnati’s suburbs