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.
4850 West Powell Road
P.O. Box 400
Powell, Ohio 43065
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
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.
One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870