ohio staycation

by sara r.

traveling with a 2 year old


Tour Stops

  • bluefusion entertainment

    Where fun is a frame of mind!  All kind of fun activities include 22 lanes of bowling, including 4 private lanes, mini bowling, party facilities, meeting space, food and beverage and a playground game room with 65 games...with prize alley redemption center.  Something for all to do!!

    • Address: 1340 Mt. Vernon Ave.
      Marion, Ohio 43302
    • Phone: Local Number: 7403864255
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  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

    Located just north of Columbus, in Powell, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit zoo that's home to over 9,000 animals representing over 675 species. In 2009, it was named the number one zoo in America by USA Travel Guide.

    • Address: 4850 West Powell Rd.
      Powell, Ohio 43065
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 800-MONKEYS
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  • 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
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  • Wildwater Kingdom

    Now closed until May, 2015.Located 31 miles southeast of Cleveland, Wildwater Kingdom has amazing fun for the whole family in its waves of waterpark excitement. A 17-acre outdoor facility,  Wildwater Kingdom is northeast Ohio’s premier waterpark.  From the 60-foot-tall Liquid Lightning tornado slide and Thunder Falls, Ohio’s tallest water slide complex, to the Splash Landing family activity center, there is something for every age and thrill level. 

    Water-lovers will also enjoy Coral Cove, an activity pool where guests can play water basketball and climb on floating objects, and the 390,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool that simulates the action of the high seas. 

    Guests who want to sit back and relax will enjoy private VIP cabanas that are available for daily rental.  The cabanas feature lounge chairs, a table and chairs and full food and beverage service.

    Operating hours, dates, pricing and schedules are subject to change without notice.  Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

    • Address: 1100 Squires Rd.
      Aurora, Ohio 44202
    • Phone: Local Number: 3305628303
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  • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge & Conference Center

    Set in the midst of an 1,850-acre park on the shores of Lake Erie is Maumee Bay Resort and Conference Center. A two-story native stone fireplace welcomes guests to a massive beam and glass lobby designed to blend with the natural elements of the park.

    Maumee Bay offers a wide variety of overnight accommodations, including double rooms, king rooms, hospitality rooms and loft rooms. In addition to the lodge we also offer spacious two and four bedroom cabins.

    Our park offers 1,500 feet of unspoiled inland beach, an outdoor amphitheater for 1,200, a nearby wildlife refuge and rare bird habitat... all of this only 10 miles east of downtown Toledo! Guests of Maumee Bay Resort also enjoy our close proximity to such attractions as Cedar Point, Put-In-Bay, COSI, Toledo Zoo and the Toledo Museum of Art.

    Maumee Bay makes meetings or vacations a great the great outdoors. Activities abound from golfing on our Scottish Links style course, fishing, boating, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, basketball, or just relax by our indoor or outdoor pools and whirlpools. Reserve now and let the memories begin!

    • Address: 1750 Park Road #2
      Oregon, Ohio 43618
    • Phone: Pro Shop: 4198369009
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  • 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
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  • Schakolad Chocolate Factory

    Handmade European Style Chocolates. Our signature chocolates are prepared with the finest ingredients and presented in the time honored traditions of quality, artistry and innovation. We invite you to explore a world of sweet possibilities: Handmade Fine Chocolates, Corporate Logos, Wedding Favors, Gift Baskets, Referral Gifts, Thank You Gifts, Holiday Gifts Custom Chocolate Designs and Chocolate Fountain Rentals. Shipping and local deliveries are available. Chocolate Fountain rentals are available for small and large groups.

    Call a couple of days in advance to reserve the store for a Sweet tour.  The store is closed and you can make your own chocolate item(s).  These are only done with call ahead reservations. These tours are only conducted after the store has closed and there is a min of 10 people.

    Small Group tours are conducted on a call in advance (3 days) basis.  You get to learn about the history of chocolate, how we make everything and make your own treat to package and eat.  Great family time, small birthday parties, or school or scout outings.

    • Address: 3219 Tremont Road
      Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
    • Phone: Local Number: 6143263500
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  • 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 February 28 - December 6. 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
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