A state of dreamers and adventurers, Ohio gave us Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Wander through the many natural wonders of the Lake Erie coastline, rock out with the kids to ... see more »
A state of dreamers and adventurers, Ohio gave us Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Wander through the many natural wonders of the Lake Erie coastline, rock out with the kids to your favorite music from the golden days, and find a story to tell when you see Ohio from inside a hot air balloon.
Connect with nature at Ohio's Lake Erie Shores, where kids can observe nature in its true place at beaches, parks, fish hatcheries, and bird sanctuaries. This region also has many lighthouses, including the oldest continually operated lighthouse in the Great Lakes. Let your children explore the natural wonders of Kelleys Island on foot or with kayaks. This is the biggest fresh water American island in Lake Erie, with 17 miles of coastline, and features the largest exposed glacial grooves in the world, which are sure to stun the kids.
Share your love of rock n' roll with your children at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The Beatles exhibit showcases handwritten notes and cards from the band members to each other, guitars used to write infamous songs, and even the band's wardrobe. Help teach your kids about the influence of music with programs like Toddler Rock, which uses music to bring kids together. Duke Energy Children's Museum is one of the top ten museums in the country for children and includes exhibits based on science, drama, reading, and art.
Go back to prehistoric times at Kings Island, a huge amusement and water park attraction that features a Jurassic forest area with animatronic dinosaurs. Of course, there are roller coasters galore and live entertainment like fireworks, music, and the chance to hang out with Snoopy and Friends. Conclude your time in Ohio with a spectacular ride on a hot air balloon, which includes a post-flight celebration and toast. If someone in the family is scared of heights, there are tethered balloon options available.
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