Things to Do in Cleveland Ohio With Kids

Things to Do in Cleveland Ohio With Kids
When traveling to Cleveland, Ohio, it's important to discover and explore all that the city has to offer families. While going to amusement parks or hanging out by the pool might be a family's first choice, know that there are dozens of different options for entertainment that aren't usually found in other cities.

A Christmas Story House

Fans of the iconic family Christmas movie "A Christmas Story" can visit Ralphie's home, the actual house used in the movie. The house, which has been completely restored, features original props used in the movie. Next to the house is a museum containing more props, photos, costumes and exhibits from the movie. The museum even contains a gift shop, so die-hard fans can take home a little something to help them remember their visit. The house and museum are open year-round and as of 2009 cost $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 7 to 12. Children 6 and under are free.

3159 West 11th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
(216) 298-4919
achristmasstoryhouse.com

Lolly the Trolley

Lolly the Trolley offers 1- and 2-our sightseeing tours, covering more than 20 miles of facts and trivia about the Cleveland area. The tour takes guests through downtown Cleveland, past historic sites such as the Flats, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the West Side Market and the Rockefeller Greenhouse. Special tours that focus on specific areas of the city, including a church tour, market tour and waterfront tour, can also be booked to meet the specific needs of children and their families. Lolly the Trolley can also be used as transportation around the city, an exciting alternative to buses or taxi cabs.

1790 Columbus Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(216) 771-4484
lollytrolley.com

PlayhouseSquare

The PlayhouseSquare theater offers a wide variety of theatrical and performing arts options to children and adults of all ages. When traveling to Cleveland, be sure to check out the PlayhouseSquare calendar of events to see what will be passing through town. National Broadway tours take the stage in downtown Cleveland, as well as smaller productions. The PlayhouseSquare theater also hosts an average of four children's theater events. Throughout the year, programs, workshops and festivals are also held for children and teen theater enthusiasts.


1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 771-4444
playhousesquare.org

Article Written By Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett is a professional Web copywriter. She specializes in several niches including travel, education, parenting, business, marketing, health, crafts, fashion and home decorating. Everett has studied marketing, elementary education and journalism at Northeastern University, Fordham University and Middle Tennessee State University.

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