100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Summer

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Summer is here!  Are you ready to break out the pool and sprinkler, fire up the grill and enjoy all the fun that the sunshine and warm weather brings?

If you’re looking for family friendly places to go and things to do in Northeast Ohio this is the list for you!

I’m not suggesting you try to visit all these locations this summer, just choose a few that will interest your family and start there.

We’ve already done some of the things on the list and I’ll be posting about the other places we visit throughout the summer.

100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Summer

  1. Touch-a-Truck *FREE*
  2. Summer Concerts *FREE*
  3. Akron Zoo
  4. Cleveland Zoo
  5. Cleveland Museum of Art *FREE*
  6. Cleveland Children’s Museum
  7. Hike the trails at a Metropark *FREE*
  8. Indoor Fun Centers
  9. Canton First Friday *FREE*
  10. Laser Tag
  11. Ohio Festivals
  12. Rolling Ridge Ranch
  13. Interactive Fountains at Falls River Square *FREE*
  14. Kiddy City in Wooster *FREE*
  15. Ride on a Canal Boat pulled by a Horse
  16. Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum
  17. Sluggers & Putters
  18. Glow in the Dark Indoor Miniature Golf
  19. Attend a Summer Camp
  20. Water Works Aquatic Center
  21. Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach *FREE*
  22. Train ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  23. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  24. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
  25. Akron Fossils & Science Center (Truassic Park)
  26. Inexpensive Summer Movie Programs for Kids
  27. Summer Reading Programs for Kids *FREE*
  28. Lake Metroparks Farm Park
  29. Bike the Towpath Trail *FREE*
  30. Planetarium Shows
  31. Frisbee/Disc Golf
  32. Geocaching
  33. Lolly the Trolley
  34. African Safari Wildlife Park
  35. Camping
  36. Orienteering
  37. Akron Rubber City Roller Girls
  38. Lake Erie Crushers – Sign up for their FREE Kids Club
  39. Cleveland Metroparks Kids Club
  40. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens – Sign up for their Kids Club
  41. Check out a new Playground.  Read our Playground Reviews. *FREE*
  42. Mahoning Valley Scrappers – Sign up for their Kids Club
  43. Make your own Pottery
  44. Acres of Fun
  45. Cedar Point Dinosaurs Alive
  46. Grand Slam USA McDuffer’s Park
  47. Baylor Beach Park
  48. MAPS Air Museum
  49. City of Cuyahoga Falls Wading Pools *FREE*
  50. Pro Football Hall of Fame
  51. Kidzibits Family Education Center
  52. Hale Farm & Village
  53. Akron Aeros Baseball – Sign up for the Kids Club
  54. Lake Erie Speedway
  55. Spicy Lamb Farm
  56. Roller Skating
  57. Clay’s Park Water Resort
  58. Nature Centers  *FREE*
  59. Putt N Stuff
  60. Squires Castle
  61. Ledge Pool & Recreation Area
  62. AFC Cleveland Soccer – Free Soccer Clinics
  63. Cleveland Metroparks Water Playgrounds and Spray Basins *FREE*
  64. American Bouncers
  65. Holden Arboretum
  66. Swings-N-Things
  67. Hartville Marketplace *FREE*
  68. Great Lakes Science Center
  69. Rockin’ Robin’s Amazone Family Fun Center
  70. Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  71. Horseback Riding
  72. Ice Skating
  73. Clear Water Park & Camping Resort
  74. Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park
  75. Splash Zone Aquatic Center
  76. Tuscora Park
  77. Hershey Children’s Garden
  78. Butterfly House at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
  79. Playland at First Christian Church *FREE*
  80. Romp & Stomp Center
  81. Skedaddles Indoor Playground
  82. Canton Classic Car Museum
  83. Mansfield Fire Museum and Education Center
  84. OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science & Technology
  85. Batting Cages
  86. Noah’s Lost Ark
  87. Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
  88. Lake Ridge Academy Splash Zone *FREE*
  89. Mapleside Farms Jump Park
  90. Oak Knoll Wadding Pool *FREE*
  91. Home Depot Kids Workshops *FREE*
  92. William G. Mather Steamship
  93. Lake County Captains Baseball Game
  94. Akron Racers Softball
  95. Bankshot Basketball
  96. NASA Glenn Research Center
  97. Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farm & Orchards
  98. County Fairs
  99. Tour a Dairy Farm
  100. McKinley Museum & Discover World
  101. Wagon Trails Animal Park

So how about you?  Are there any locations on the list that you’ve been to before?  Attractions you’re hearing about for the first time?  I’d love for you to leave a comment about the places on the list you’d recommend or if there are any places you know of that didn’t make the list.

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  1. Vicki Anzur says

    Wagon Tails on Youngstown-Kingsville Road in Vienna, Ohio. You feel like you are on a safari. Super friendly, family owned business!

    • Find Time for Fun says

      You’re the second person to mention it today. :) Just added it to the list. Thanks!


  2. says

    Don’t forget Secrest Arboretum in Wooster! We have the Katsura Fortress, embankment slide, pavilions, gardens and summer events. All FREE!

  3. Beverly says

    Biblewalk wax museum in Mansfield Ohio is a must see- perfect for all ages,beautiful flower garden and gazebo for relaxation and meditation. Picnic area and dinner theater offered. One of Ohio’s many “secret gems”

  4. Jared says

    You’ve got a great website, very helpful. I just stumbled across it today when searching for an area touch-a-truck event for my son. Thanks!

    • Find Time for Fun says


      Thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you find the site useful. Have fun at the touch-a-truck event, my kids always enjoy them.



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