Family Things to Do in Ohio

Family Things to Do in Ohio
While Ohio is the 34th largest state by area, it is the 7th largest in population. The state's population reflects a diversity of people and influences. From its hilly southern regions to Lake Erie in the north, Ohio has a vast range of people, cities and landscapes. There also are a wide range of activities suitable for families. Whether you're interested in the outdoors or metropolitan sights, Ohio has something for you.

Columbus Zoo

Named the best zoo in the country by USA Travel Guide, Columbus Zoo has earned a worldwide reputation, largely through the fame of its director emeritus, Jack Hanna. Spread over 580 acres, the Columbus Zoo features more than 5,000 animals. Impressive exhibits include the 88,000 gallon saltwater aquarium, the Asian Quest exhibit, the gorilla house and Manatee Coast, which works to rejuvenate injured manatees.

Columbus Zoo
4850 West Powell Road
P.O. Box 400
Powell, Ohio 43065
(614) 645-3550

National Museum of the Air Force

The National Museum of the Air Force is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base immediately outside of Dayton, Ohio. The exhibits are impressive to say the least. Fascinating for adults and any child in love with large machines, the Air Force Museum features more than 400 flying machines. Everything from the earliest days of flight to the space program can be found in this fascinating museum. Plus, the museum is free.

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433
(937) 255-3286

Cedar Point

Open since 1870, Cedar Point is the second oldest park in the United States. The theme park with more roller coasters than any other in the world, Cedar Point is a must visit for anyone who loves a thrilling ride. The parks holds an astounding 17 coasters, including the second tallest and second fastest in the world, Top Thrill Dragster. That's not to say Cedar Point is only for roller-coaster fans. The park currently boasts more rides than any other amusement park in the world, making it a perfect destination for family members of any age.

Cedar Point
One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
(419) 627-2350

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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