It's never too early to start planning your family reunion. Reuniting with family can be a fun and memorable experience,
and whether you're the family's ringleader or a first-time reunion planner, Ohio has plenty of resources and destinations
to make your family get-togethers both easy and fun.
Our state plays host to families of all types who are long overdue for a reunion. Just send out the invitations and
order the matching T-shirts emblazoned with your family's last name. Ohio will do the rest.
Ohio has so many options for planned activities that will keep even the babies and grandparents entertained. Amusement
parks such as Cedar Point and
Kings Island are perfect for your family's
thrill-seekers or folks who simply want to walk around and take it all in. Ohio also offers more than a dozen
wild water parks designed with families in mind. If your relatives are animal lovers, they'll enjoy spending
time at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium,
one of the premier zoos in the country, sprawled across hundreds of acres
in central Ohio. Other options include The Wilds in
Cumberland, one of the country's largest and most innovative
wildlife conservation centers and the
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the nation's second-oldest zoo.
For families interested in escaping into the great outdoors, Ohio offers 74
for biking, boating,
hiking, camping and fishing. Even if you're not the camping type, the
Ohio State Parks Lodges have indoor lodging
and amenities and will also help you plan your reunion. From the
Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio to the
Erie Islands, there are plenty of places for the family to enjoy Mother Nature within an easy drive of larger cities.
Festivals are another great way to keep everyone in the family entertained, and Ohio's annual summer events
are great options filled with food and music. Cincinnati is home to the
Macy's Music Festival and the
Blues Fest, while Cleveland hosts the Tri-C JazzFest
and the Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival. In
central Ohio, families can enjoy the Creekside
Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahana and the
Jazz & Rib Fest in Columbus.