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chucklee 08-23-2010 09:54 AM

Ohio attractions?
 
My wife and I live in Columbus and have extended family coming in to visit. I'm trying to get some ideas on activities we could do in the area. Any thoughts/ suggestions?:confused:

Angry_bald_guy 08-27-2010 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by chucklee (Post 8405)
My wife and I live in Columbus and have extended family coming in to visit. I'm trying to get some ideas on activities we could do in the area. Any thoughts/ suggestions?:confused:

Dunno about Columbus, but Cincy has King's Island and The Beach waterpark.

JFranko 08-29-2010 05:50 PM

If you're looking for something to do for a whole day, Cedar Point is a 2 1/2 hour drive, and is a really awesome amusement park.

Cutlass327 08-30-2010 11:12 AM

I know of COSI in Columbus. It is pretty interesting, designed for the younger crowds though. I was t here this past summer, and they had a Titanic exhibit, with artifacts recovered from the ship.

What kind of things are they interested in? If you like to take day trips and such, or those "places along the way", I found Roadsideamerica.com that lists little places of interest, too..

Ohio Tourist Attractions and Oddities Index

RizzyRong 09-22-2010 07:16 PM

Wow I think i would agree with the past three post all of those are awesome attractions and you should have a great time at each of them.

Other than that Ohio does have quite a bit of state parks that are great for hiking; biking; walking; canoeing....

spencer43783 09-30-2010 07:40 PM

Columbus Zoo, Hocking Hills, Old Mans Cave, Easton Town Center (walk around the mall, grab lunch at Brio, go see a movie, go get dessert at the Cheesecake Factory, go to Gameworks, etc), Short North, COSI, Kings Island, The Horseshoe, soccer/hockey or whatever is in season right now.

rnemovr 09-30-2010 10:18 PM

depending on age group there are some sweet go-cart family fun centers up there

KJWildman 10-01-2010 07:58 AM

Agree
 
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Originally Posted by JFranko (Post 9023)
If you're looking for something to do for a whole day, Cedar Point is a 2 1/2 hour drive, and is a really awesome amusement park.

Cedar Point is rated as the TOP amusement Park for roller coasters in the US.

brubakes 10-04-2010 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by KJWildman (Post 16903)
Cedar Point is rated as the TOP amusement Park for roller coasters in the US.

I'm only about a mile away and grew up going to Cedar Point. Kinda spoiled I guess since so many parks try to live up Cedar Point.

I miss Geauga Lake though. It was a great park that closed before its time. Same for Chippewa Lake Park.

GeneralTJWillys 10-05-2010 09:42 AM

See my post in link to the "...give me one good reason..." thread, here--> http://www.cityprofile.com/forum/ohi...63/index2.html ;)

tjmdr 10-05-2010 06:03 PM

The Wilds. Plenty of Hunting & Fishing, depending on the season.

GeneralTJWillys 10-06-2010 01:17 AM

Ah...but then I just re-read the "Columbus" part. So sorry, ignore my previous post here. ;)

Cascaders23 10-06-2010 02:11 PM

Cedar Point is fantastic. I highly recommend it and have been there a number of times. Some of the coasters and starting to show there age and providing a rather abusive ride but some people like that! Maverick is an amazing ride and it may be old and basic but I could ride the Magnum for hours in a row.

Mezeron 10-07-2010 05:15 PM

Cedar point ftw look it up

Mezeron 10-07-2010 05:24 PM

If you like to go fishing The walleye run during Mar-May is a lot of fun on the maumee river. But be warn now a lot go but i myself go every year. Plus there is always good fishing on the lake

gcarson64 10-08-2010 06:25 PM

the air force muesem in dayton ohio is pretty interesting. idk want age group u have so i wouldnt know if that would be good. but i personally like it alot.

dkasparaitis 10-11-2010 09:44 PM

C-bus
 
Take em to a buckeye game! No seriously I used to live in Columbus and apart from what some of the other people have said there are some great parks around the city I miss a lot. You could go canoeing at Battelle Darby Creek (if its still warm enough) or go hiking a Glacier ridge park. Just be thankful you don't live in South florida there is nothing to do down here except the beach.

molshove 10-15-2010 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by dkasparaitis (Post 23164)
Take em to a buckeye game! No seriously I used to live in Columbus and apart from what some of the other people have said there are some great parks around the city I miss a lot. You could go canoeing at Battelle Darby Creek (if its still warm enough) or go hiking a Glacier ridge park. Just be thankful you don't live in South florida there is nothing to do down here except the beach.


Oh how terrible. I don't know what I would do with myself if all I had was the beach.... lol

Yeah a Buckeye game is always a good bet, I have never been to a sporting event as fun as a Buckeye's football game...but they are expensive, even for the smaller pre-conference games

jeepin82 10-16-2010 07:20 AM

Ive lived In ohio for 15 years and have never been to ceder point. I should take my kids I heard Its quite nice. you can also take your family to Kings Island Its about 2 hours from columbus very nice place.

avaccani 11-16-2010 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by brubakes (Post 17888)
I'm only about a mile away and grew up going to Cedar Point. Kinda spoiled I guess since so many parks try to live up Cedar Point.

I miss Geauga Lake though. It was a great park that closed before its time. Same for Chippewa Lake Park.

I miss Geauga Lake as well. I know when I was a kid my parents would always take me to Cedar Point and all I remember is waiting 3-4hrs in line (for the Magnum!) What a waste of the day..maybe get to ride 3 coasters. But Geauga Lake was different. Always had plenty of time to ride all the rides in the whole park. Does anyone know if the wildlife side of the park is still open? My kids really enjoyed that.

JFranko 11-16-2010 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by avaccani (Post 37967)
I miss Geauga Lake as well. I know when I was a kid my parents would always take me to Cedar Point and all I remember is waiting 3-4hrs in line (for the Magnum!) What a waste of the day..maybe get to ride 3 coasters. But Geauga Lake was different. Always had plenty of time to ride all the rides in the whole park. Does anyone know if the wildlife side of the park is still open? My kids really enjoyed that.

Geauga lake was great, the last few years you could ride anything in the park without waiting more than 10 minutes.

If by wildlife side you mean what used to be seaworld, then no, It's closed. I can't remember how long it was kept open as part of the park, but it's a water park now. Last time I checked, the water park was still open, but I haven't been there since the amusement park shut down.

johnny_b 11-19-2010 04:05 PM

The Columbus Zoo is great. Wildights just started and the weather is still kind of decent. You can go while it's still daylight and then stay until after dark.

You could also go see the Blue Jackets.

lou2row 11-21-2010 06:13 PM

The wineries on the Put in Bay and Kelly's Island are a good time from what I hear.

More a summer time destination, but you can plan the trip for next year.

jmo88 11-22-2010 05:41 PM

Almost every time I go back to OH I visit Cedar Point. I've been going there since I was 6. I still love that place 25 years later. The coasters keep getting better and much much faster.


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