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, but as an overall experience this pace is awesome. Sure you need to go to DC and other museums to see special aircraft but the Air Force Museum is absolutely a can’t miss great day.
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.
June 30 Sprint Cup @ Kentucky Speedway http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/
Fireworks in Ohio http://fireworksinohio.com/
Fort Ancient – Saturday, July 21 2012, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Use an atlatl to throw a spear, participate in a rousing game of double ball, dress up in 18th century regalia, or simply touch an artifact that is 5,000 years old, as knowledgeable staff and volunteers guide your Archaeology Day experience. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to visit an active archaeological excavation at the Moorehead Circle, as the Wright State University Field School conducts its annual dig. Included with regular admission.
Sullivan’s Island, SC. Litchfield Beach, SC.
Holden Beach, NC Sunset Beach NC
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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/
Draft Horse Days – Sun, Sat. Sep. 1-2, 10:00 am-5:00 pm at Carriage Hill MetroParkt Come join us for a weekend devoted to the draft horse. Watch as various demonstrations are given highlighting the skills required to drive draft horses. Also learn how horses were … FREE, Age: All ages
Country Fair -Sun, Sat. Sep. 22-23, 10:00 am-5:00 pm at Carriage Hill MetroPark As the fall harvest approaches, so would the tradition of the country fair. From agricultural demonstrations to a pie baking competition, all the sights and sounds of an 1880’s …
FREE, Age: All ages