We have went to a lot of events and places within the state of Ohio. We have never shared any of these excursions until now. I have decided that letting people know we live in Ohio outweighs the valuable information that we have to share about the various Field Trips and Frugal Family Trips we have taken.
We used to take Eldest and Princess to the zoo, art museum, and other fun places before all day Kindergarten and 1st grade got in the way! Yes, you read that right! For us school took our children away for far too many hours of the day each and every week. My children would be on a bus before 8 am and not return home until 4:20pm. We missed them so much we ate lunch with them about once a week and stayed for recess to push them and their friends on the swings!
I will save the rest of our transition from Christian School to homeschool story for another time. (See I told you all I am ADD!) Getting back to the topic of Frugal Family Trips!!
Here are all the places we have visited with our children. As posts go live they will become clickable for you to read each visit, pros and cons, and helpful hints and tips for each location. I will list them in alphabetical order to start but plan to reorder them once enough posts of the same type get published.
African Safari Wildlife Park-Port Clinton, OH
B & B Riverboat Cruises– Newport, KY
Brukner Nature Center- Troy, OH
Carillon Park and Historical Schoolroom- Dayton, OH
Cedar Point and Hotel Breakers– Sandusky, OH
Champaign Aviation Museum- Urbana, OH
Conner Prairie– Fishers, IN
COSI– Columbus, OH
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium- Columbus, OH
EnterTrainment Junction– West Chester, OH
Freshwater Farms – Urbana, OH
Garst Museum- Greenville, OH
Hayes Presidential Museum and House- Fremont, OH
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency- Piqua, OH
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park– Marblehead, OH
Miller Ferry to PIB– Catawba, OH
National Museum of the USAF- Dayton, OH
Newport Aquarium– Newport, KY
Patterson House*- Dayton, OH
Perry’s Cave and Butterfly House– South Bass Island, OH
Put-in-Bay Road Trip– PIB, OH
Richland Carrousel Park– Mansfield, OH
Sloan Museum – Flint, MI
Zoombezi Bay Water Park- Columbus, OH
Events and Festivals:
Fall on the Farm Blooms & Berries Farm Market– Loveland, OH
Gathering at the Garst- Greenville, OH
Tech Fest of Dayton-Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
Summer Vacations & State Parks:
Comfort Inn– Sandusky, OH
Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center– Columbus, OH
Hueston Woods State Park Lodge & Cabins– College Corner, OH
Maumee Bay Lodge– Oregon, OH
Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park – Chardron, OH
Punderson Manor Lodge and Cabins
Wow – that’s a lot of trips. I wish my parents had planned some trips for us as a family when I was a kid.
You sure go on a lot of trips. Enjoy!
Those were not all in the same year, lol. This year we have 3-5 trips pending that we are getting sponsored for and hope to schedule very soon!
Anne Marie Carter says
Your family will have a lifetime of wonderful memories with all of these great trips.
Lisa Coomer Queen says
Wow! Ya’ll have been a lot of places. That is great! Looking forward to reading about the transition to home school. My daughter home schools her 3 children and I help when needed.
Oh, many more places to write about pre-blogging years plus we will be sharing some new places in the upcoming months!
Theresa Little says
I’m going to share this list with my BFF. Her in-laws live in the Cleveland area and they travel there frequently.
Thank you so much. That would be great!
tina gonzalez says
Wow that is alot of trips. sounds awesome
I grew up in Ohio. I wasn’t fond of the weather and left.
If you have children, there is alot to do in Ohio. I remember going to the amusement and water parks as a child.
Wow! Lot of trips. Sounds awesome!