Things to do in Ohio in Fall

I’m sad to say that summer is leaving us and the kids are starting school.  However, autumn is a glorious season and there are many family-friendly things to do in Ohio in Fall.  Ohio is full of fall festivals and activities, and I’ve compiled a list of some of the best. *This post “Things to do in Ohio in Fall,” was originally published in 2017, but all dates have been updated to reflect 2019 festival dates!* September Ohio River Sternwheel …

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10 Things to Do in Ohio Before the End of Summer

There are plenty of August activities for those who want to explore more of Ohio August is here! Summer is coming to a close as everyone prepares to go back to school and routines. BUT there is still some time left to enjoy a road trip or two, and I hope to inspire you to get out and explore before the first bell rings! (Or in the case of this homeschooler, mom yells that it is time to start)! Here’s …

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Free things to do in Cleveland with kids

Cleveland is a great city for sports aficionados, lovers of watersports, or those that just enjoy a good sunset or a local brew.  Cleveland is also a great place for kids – there are numerous museums and spacious parks. A day or a weekend with the family doesn’t have to cost big bucks though, here are six FREE things to do in Cleveland with kids. Learn about moolah at the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Museum For an educational indoor attraction, …

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Visiting beautiful Brandywine Falls

An easy hike while visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a convenient location close to the interstates that connect Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. While Cuyahoga Valley National Park has plenty of amazing rock formations and waterfalls, you can’t visit without a stop at Brandywine Falls. Brandywine Falls is accessed by a boardwalk suspended from the rock formations. This boardwalk hugs the rocks in a way that is just as awe-inspiring as the falls. The Boardwalk stays …

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Free things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with kids

Amish Country, Ohio offers many great attractions, but not all of them are easy on the wallet! As a mom of 3, I frequently take my children to the place I grew up, Holmes County, and play tourist. However, I visit without the tourist budget! Sometimes traveling on a budget requires some creativity, and here is my advice for things to do in Amish Country with kids that are FREE. Take a scenic drive on the Amish Country Byway Looking …

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Beat cabin fever! 10 indoor attractions in Ohio for families

It’s that time of winter when I begin to wonder if we’ll ever get outside in the sunshine again. Cabin fever has reached a peak in our home and I’m sure it has yours, too! Here’s a list of 10 indoor Ohio attractions that are good for kids…and their parents. The Cleveland Museum of Art While you may think of art museums as only for adults, the Cleveland Museum of Art is inspiring for all ages. The Armor Room allows …

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The lowdown on LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center opened in Columbus, Ohio in fall 2018.  Our family took a very cold Friday to enjoy this completely indoor attraction!  Here’s my LEGOLAND Columbus review. What to know before visiting the LEGOLAND Discovery Center The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is located inside Easton Town Center.  The closest parking garage is the West Covered Parking Garage.  The entrance to LEGOLAND is located on the ground floor, although once inside, this is a two-story attraction with both stairs and …

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A visit to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum

A smalltown boy from Wapakoneta, Ohio made it all the way to the moon.  Now the museum that bears his name draws visitors from all over the world.  However, the museum chronicles more than just the life of Neil Armstrong.  Here’s what it is like to visit the Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong fought in the Korean War and was named the first civilian astronaut in 1962. He began working for NASA at a time when …

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