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25 Super Fun Things to do in Ohio with Kids

There are so many fun things to do in Ohio with kids! Whether you live here or plan to visit, these Ohio attractions for families make for fun day trips, staycations or vacations for all ages!

From beaches to hills, farmland to caves, you can just about find it all in Ohio! If you’re looking for a museum, an outdoor adventure, an indoor water park or the best donut you’ve ever tasted, you won’t be disappointed!

families on a beach in Vermilion, Ohio

The beach in Vermilion, Ohio is beautiful!

With a population of over 11 million people, Ohio is the 7th largest state in the United States. Ohio is bordered on the north by Lake Erie and the south by the Ohio River. The entire state includes 3,877 square miles of water. (And yes, there are actually beaches in Ohio!)

I grew up in Ohio and I have lived here for the majority of my life. That’s a lot of time spent exploring Ohio! Even after all these years I continue to be surprised by the diversity of scenery that can be found in this underrated midwest state!

There are so many hidden gems in Ohio! From the hills of Hocking Hills to the farmland of Amish Country to the shores of Lake Erie, traveling to a new part of the state can feel like an unexpected getaway!

boy playing at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus is tons of fun for kids!

Ohio’s slogan is “So Much to Discover” and it couldn’t be more true! There is so much to love about Ohio! I think you might be surprised at all the fun things there are to do in Ohio! Take a look through this list of fun things for families to do in Ohio and plan your next day out!

25 Super Fun Things to do in Ohio with Kids

If you're planning a trip to Ohio or you live here already and you're looking for a new idea for a family-friendly outing, this list will be a great starting point!

Ohio has so many attractions for families and you'll never run out of things to do! Whether it be indoors or outdoors, for teens or for toddlers, you're sure to find a new idea on this list of 21 fun things to do with kids in Ohio!

I hope this list has inspired you to try something new with your kids! My family is always on the hunt for unique things to do in Ohio! We love exploring our home state!

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24 Super Fun Things to do in Ohio with Kids


Thursday 24th of June 2021

They left out Saunders Village in Archibold, Ohio