Kings Island http://www.visitkingsisland.com/ Family loves this place. Weekly visit. Rides, coasters, water park for a single pass. Best entertainment value for the entire family in Southeast OH
Fall Festivals and U pick
http://www.pickyourown.org/OHcinc.htm Fresh Market
Trains Planes and Automobiles (Museums)
Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society Train Run Schedule Visit Wright Flyer instead of travelling to DC. Dayton has the first real plane. DC has the glider.
http://www.lebanonrr.com/ Thomas and others come to visit so check the schedule
http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/ Great hidden gem in Dayton. Family loves it
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/events/index.asp The best aviation museum in the world. Yes I have been to DC and AFas an overall experience awesome. Sure you need to go to DC and other to see special aircraft but absolutely a can’t miss great day.
23 Easter Smorgasbord @ IKEA http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/west_chester/restaurant
|Tuesday, April 17
||7:30 a.m. — B-25 arrival (weather dependent; visitors can watch from the museum grounds)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. — B-25 static display on the runway behind the museum (weather dependent)
|Wednesday, April 18
||9:30 a.m. — Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo film showing in the museum’s Carney Auditorium
1:30-3 p.m. — Memorial service with B-25 flyover in the museum’s Memorial Park (weather dependent)
|Thursday, April 19
||Noon ($) — Luncheon with Doolittle Raiders at Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center (Note: Lunch attendees have first opportunity to get autographs)
2-4 p.m. — Autograph session at Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center (limit one item per person)
6-10 p.m. ($) — Banquet with Doolittle Raiders at the museum
|Friday, April 20
||10-11:15a.m. — Education program with the Doolittle Raiders (advance registration required)
11:30 a.m. ($) — Luncheon with Doolittle Raiders at Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center
2-4 p.m. — Autograph session at the museum (limit one item per person)
Friday April 21 – http://thunderoverlouisville.org/ – Great fireworks show ever!
Saturday, April 28, noon – 4:00 p.m. – The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will once again partner with Astronomy Magazine and the telescope manufacturer, Celestron, to provide free astronomy materials and the opportunity to win a Celestron AstroMaster LT 60AZ telescope or a subscription to Astronomy Magazine.
Increasingly, Toledo gets mentioned as one of the country’s top zoos. Families aren’t surprised; they’ve been talking it up for decades. In addition to the animal exhibits, which range from birds and reptiles to big cats and great apes, the zoo also has a science museum, a conservatory and formal gardens, not to mention one of the country’s largest aquariums. Over the past 10 or so years, Toledo Zoo has added several major exhibits, in many cases renovating old buildings to maintain the zoo’s stately, historic feel. There’s also some local color: “Frogtown, U.S.A.,” is a nocturnal exhibit that houses some 50 frogs representing the 10 species that inhabit the Toledo area. Families learn the songs and habits of their hometown frogs, as well as how to save these irrepressible hoppers from extinction. Best of all, despite the incredible diversity of things to see and do, families can experience everything in a single day without running the little ones ragged.
The University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History’s main attraction is the Hall of Evolution which traces 600 million years of life on Earth through fossils, models, and dioramas. In the Michigan Wildlife Gallery, there’s a large collection of native Great Lakes birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, with taxidermy mounts and habitat scenes. Great ways for families to explore the museum are the downloadable themed scavenger hunts on the Web site. 1109 Geddes Ave., tel. 734-764-0478. www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum. Open Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free admission for groups of 10 or fewer.
Franklin TN – Gem Capital – http://www.franklin-chamber.com/whattodo/gemmining.php map http://www.franklin-chamber.com/images/gem-map2012.pdf
Chattanooga TN – Tennessee Aquarium http://www.tnaqua.org/Home.aspx
Chattanooga TN – Creative Discovery Museum is one of the top children’s museums in the country. Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, just steps away from the Tennessee Aquarium http://www.cdmfun.org/