Itineraries

August Ohio Trip - weeklong

by Carrie H.

Harnish Family Vacation, August 2011

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Tour Stops

  • Historic Downtown Bowling Green...Tours & More!

    • Address: 121 E. Wooster
      Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
    • Phone: Voicemail: 4193544332
    • Email: info@downtownbgohio.org
    • Website: http://www.downtownbgohio.org
  • Ohio Caverns

    Ohio Caverns is the largest and most beautiful of Ohio's caves. Its exquisite crystal-white stalactite and stalagmite formations are found in great profusion or artistic settings. The cave formations are still actively in the process of development.  Still photography is welcome to capture you memories. Visitors are conducted through the Cavern on guided tours at frequent intervals. No matter how far you travel, you will find your visit to Ohio Caverns provides you with rich memories of its great beauty and educational value. 

    Many conveniences are provided for your comfort and recreation.  A 35 acre park is located directly above the cavern and contains shelter houses, picnic tables, gemstone mine and a playground.  A souvenir and gift shop is located within the entrance building.  A courteous and attentive staff is at your service.
     
    Regardless of weather conditions the temperature of the Ohio Caverns remains a constant 54 degrees throughout the year.  The air inside the caverns is always fresh and invigorating.  Once inside the cavern the tour route is level concrete which will allow you to enjoy the natural beauties of the cavern safely and conveniently.

    • Address: 2210 State Route 245 E
      West Liberty, Ohio 43357
    • Phone: Local Number: 9374654017
    • Email: Info@OhioCaverns.com
    • Website: http://www.OhioCaverns.com
  • Zoombezi Bay Waterpark at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

    A 22.7 acre water park that occupies the former home of Wyandot Lake and then some! The park features 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole lot more.

    • Address: 4850 West Powell Rd.
      Powell, Ohio 43065
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 800-MONKEYS
    • Email:
    • Website: http://www.zoombezibay.com
  • COSI Columbus

    At COSI, you’ll be dazzled, amazed and delighted as your family explores one incredible wonder after another. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout our discovery-based and themed exhibition areas – Ocean, Space Gadgets, Life, little kidspace®, Progress and our outdoor Big Science Park.

    The exhibition areas provide experiences for all age levels to creatively combine science facts and learning through play. Beyond the exhibits, you’ll find COSI’s hair-raising Electrostatic Generator Show, the only High-Wire Unicycle in the country, a seven-story Extreme Screen theater, a Science 2Go! retail store and the Atomicafe’ restaurant. COSI also hosts world-class traveling exhibitions from other museums throughout the year.

    • Address: 333 West Broad Street
      Columbus, Ohio 43215
    • Phone: Local Number: 6142282674
    • Email: call_center@cosi.org
    • Website: http://www.cosi.org
  • Hocking Hills State Park

    Hocking Hills State Park is located in Hocking Co. near Logan, an hour southeast of Columbus. The scenery is breathtaking, with recess caves, cliffs & waterfalls. Spectacular natural features include Old Mans Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs & Cedar Falls.

    The Ash Cave trail is wheelchair accessible, and most other features are easy to moderate hikes from parking areas. The park offers many hiking trails totaling 10 miles, along with 4 miles of mountain biking trails and 40 miles of bridle trails on adjacent state forest (bring your own horse).  There is an archery range and trail with a variety of targets. 

    Picnic areas have tables, grills & 4 reservable shelters. Programs provide entertainment all year. The visitor center at Old Mans Cave features local geology & history. 

    The 2-bedroom vacation cottages have kitchen, bathroom w/shower, living room, fireplace, TV, screened porch, & heat/A/C. The campground has 156 campsites with electric and 13 non-electric sites, plus 3 hassle-free Camper Cabins. Several cottages are pet friendly.

    Campground amenities are showers, restrooms & campground pool. Pets permitted on designated sites. The Dining Lodge, located near Old Mans Cave, is open seasonally with restaurant, lounge, game room & outdoor swimming pool. (No overnight facilities available.)

    Camping rates (weekends) range from $22/night to $29/night for non-electric/electric sites. Camper cabins are $40/night. Cottages range from $105 to $130/night. Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations.

    • Address: 19852 State Route 664 South
      Logan, Ohio 43138
    • Phone: Local Number: 7403856841
    • Email:
    • Website: http://www.ohiostateparks.org
  • Smoke Rise Ranch

    Smoke Rise Ranch is a working cattle ranch nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio.Come and experience the adventures of the west, not so far from home.Whether you prefer to be part of the action with cattle drives, team penning, cow cutting and guided trail rides, or to ride at your leisure - Smoke Rise is sure to give you a taste of the old west and the famed cowboy life-style! We offer rustic cabins to delux cabins, we also have campgrounds, miles of trails, fishing ponds, heated pool, play ground, club house and much more. Please call for more information 800-292-1732 or check out our web site at www.smokeriseranch.com 

    • Address: 6751 Hunterdon Rd
      Glouster, OH 45732
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8002921732
    • Email: smokerise@eurekanet.com
    • Website: http://www.smokeriseranch.com
  • the Wilds

    The Wilds, located near Cumberland, Ohio, is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, spanning 14 square miles in Southeastern Ohio. Board a Safari Transport or Open-Air Safari to view and learn about rare and endangered animals from around the world roaming freely in large, natural habitat, including rhinos, giraffes, zebras and antelope.

    Visitors can pick their own P.A.C.E. -- Personal Adventure in Conservation Education -- and depart the transports during the tour at destinations like the Lake Trail and the new Mid-Sized Carnivore Conservation Center that features cheetahs, African wild dogs, and dholes. Also available are evening Sunset Safaris, Family Camp Weekends, private Wildside Tours, overnight packages at Nomad Ridge at the Wilds, special monthly theme activity weekends, the Overlook Cafe, Gift Market, private and group tours, Birding Station, Butterfly Habitat walking trail, summer youth WildeCamps, Lodge at the Wilds, Winter Safari Tours, memberships and more.

    The Wilds is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends in the months of May, September and October.

    • Address: 14000 International Rd
      Cumberland, Ohio 43732
    • Phone: Local Number: 7406385030
    • Email: communications@thewilds.org
    • Website: http://www.thewilds.org
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

    When it comes to music attractions, you simply can't beat the world's only Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum! Your visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame helps fund our efforts to educate the world on the social significance of rock and roll. Like the music we celebrate, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is alive with the energy, passion and the spirit of music. The 150,000 square-foot museum features seven floors, four theaters for films, special events and free public programs and ever-changing exhibits - plus, you can even rent the Rock Hall for a special event.Tour at your leisure. You can spend as little as an hour, or up to an entire day exploring all the Rock Hall's exhibits. There are many other worthy Cleveland attractions for you to enjoy during your visit to the North Coast, but this is the premier destination for the history of rock and roll!
    Photography: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes photography throughout the entire museum. No video or flash please.

    • Address: 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
      Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    • Phone: Local Number: 2167817625
    • Email: marketing@rockhall.org
    • Website: http://www.rockhall.com
  • Great Lakes Science Center

    There’s more to see, touch and explore at Great Lakes Science Center, located on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland! Enjoy a movie in the six-story Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX® Theater, get hands on with hundreds of interactive exhibits, explore the new NASA Glenn Visitor Center, tour the restored William G. Mather Steamship, discover advances in medical technology in the BioMedTech gallery, witness daily science demonstrations, tour through our latest special exhibition and more!

    • Address: 601 Erieside Ave
      Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    • Phone: Local Number: 2166942000
    • Email: glscinfo@glsc.org
    • Website: http://www.greatscience.com
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort

    For 16 years running, Cedar Point’s been voted the Best Amusement Park In The World by Amusement Today readers.  The whole family will love Cedar Point. With over 150 rides and attractions, award-winning entertainment, four children's areas, and beach, there’s something for everyone.



    It’s all about new and exciting experiences for the family in 2014! Two new rides are greeting visitors this season. First, the new Pipe Scream thrill ride will rock and roll you on over 302 feet of track, flying 43 feet above the midway at 43 mph!  



    Across from Pipe Scream, take flight on Lake Erie Eagles! As the ride spins, the eagles will swing outward – and riders have the unique opportunity to control their flight experience from mild to wild!



    The park features more than 70 rides, including 17 coasters, with four more than 200 feet tall.  Millennium Force holds the title of number one steel coaster on the planet. Cedar Point also offers three children’s areas, including Planet Snoopy, an ice-skating extravaganza and musical entertainment.  Overnight guests enjoy accommodations, from the beachfront Hotel Breakers to waterfront cottages and cabins.
       



    All Resorts offer guests huge savings on regular one-day Cedar Point admission tickets.  Resorts guests also enjoy Early Entry, the opportunity (with paid admission) to enjoy select rides an hour before the park opens to the general public (weather and maintenance conditions permitting). 

    • Address: One Cedar Point Drive
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 419-627-2350
    • Email: cpinfo@cedarpoint.com
    • Website: http://www.cedarpoint.com
  • African Safari Wildlife Park

    Experience life on the African plains at this 100-acre preserve, African Safari Wildlife Park is home to more than 400 animals. Midwest’s only Drive-Thru Safari also offers daily animal shows and pig races. The African Safari Wildlife Park is open seasonally March 1- December 1. The African Safari also has Pig Races, Animal Shows, and Camel Rides for children.

    • Address: 267 South Lightner Road
      Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
    • Phone: Local Number: (419) 732-3606
    • Email: info@africansafariwildlifepark.com
    • Website: http://www.africansafariwildlifepark.com

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