HOW TO BEAT AN OHIO HEATWAVE!

Summer is a great time to get out and explore all that Ohio has to offer, but sometimes the weather does not always want to cooperate.  So here is our list of things that you and your family and friends can do when it gets too hot outside.

WHEN IT’S HOT OUTSIDE, GO DOWN UNDER

OHIO CAVERNS 
2210 East State Route 245
West Liberty, Ohio 43357
Logan County NWOH | website

The caverns are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm. (Seasonal)
The caverns maintain a steady 54 degrees year round.

PERRY’S CAVE
979 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Put-in-Bay | perryscave.com

Need a ride to the island?

 

 

 

For a complete list of Ohio’s caves and caverns CLICK HERE.

 

EXPLORE OHIO’S ART SIDE

BUTLER ART INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART
524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH
Mahoning County NEOH | website

“The Butler is unique among museums. It exists to collect and preserve works of art in all media that has been created by citizens of this country. From the crowning pieces of its permanent collection to the temporary exhibits, a walk through the Butler is a walk through American history. “

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays. Closed Mondays & major holidays. Admission is always FREE.

 

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART 
11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH  44106
Cuyahoga County NEOH |  website

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open every day except Mondays and special holidays.  The museum’s collections are always FREE to the public.  For some of their special exhibits there is a fee.

 

VISIT CREATURES FROM THE DEEP

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM
2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH  44113
Cuyahoga County NEOH | website

The aquarium is open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Admission and parking applies.


LEARN ABOUT OUR GREAT LAKES

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES
1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605
Lucas County NWOH | website

Seasonal hours. See website for details. Admission and parking is FREE.

“The National Museum of the Great Lakes reveals the varied and fascinating history of our treasured Great Lakes, which make up 84% of all of the fresh water in North America.”

CELEBRATE OHIO’S HISTORY IN AVIATION 

MAPS AIR MUSEUM
2260 International Parkway, North Canton, OH 44720
Stark County NEOH | website
Open everyday but Mondays and special holidays.  Admission applies.

LIBERTY AVIATION MUSEUM and Tin Goose Diner
3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton, OH  43452
Ottawa County NWOH | website

Don’t forget to enjoy a delicious malt or milkshake at the diner!

Liberty Aviation Museum showcases operational, historical aircraft and vehicles including “Georgie’s Gal,” a WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a U.S. Navy WWII TBM Avenger, PT-boat, and more. Witness the restoration of a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and dine in the 1950s-era themed Tin Goose Diner. Museum is open year-round. Please call or visit website for hours.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE US AIR FORCE
1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton OH  45433
Montgomery County SWOH | website

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

 

EXPLORE UNIQUE MUSEUMS

CASTLE NOEL and Alien Vacation Mini Golf Attraction
 260 S. Court St., Medina, OH  44256
Medina County NEOH | website

Americans Largest Indoor Christmas Entertainment Attraction.  See part of Hollywood & NYC in Medina. Breathtaking displays. Surprises! FUN for ages 2-102. Open year round.

After your tour of the museum, enjoy a game of Alien Vacation Mini-Golf, which just happens to be indoors!

Visit website for updated hours. Admission applies.

 

MERRY-GO-ROUND MUSEUM
301 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH 44870
Erie County NWOH  | merrygoroundmuseum.org

“Enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere while you tour the Merry-Go-Round Museum and learn about the history and art of the carousel. The “oom pa pa” of the band organ, and the “painted ponies” on display will thrill and enchant you.”

Visit the website for seasonal hours.

THE ERNEST WARTHER MUSEUM & GARDENS
331 Karl Ave., Dover, OH  44622
Tuscarawas County NEOH | website

Open everyday 9am-5pm. Last tour at 4pm. Admission applies. Free parking.
“Warther Museum is like no other museum in the world.



SAMPLE CHOCOLATE

HARRY LONDON’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY
5353 Lauby Rd., North Canton, OH  44720
Stark County NEOH | website

Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour and video. Tours are free and depart hourly: Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm.  We suggest you call ahead to confirm availability.

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Note: You may want to pack a cooler for any chocolate you may purchase at the factory store. 

HEAD DOWN TO OHIO’S AMISH COUNTRY FOR INDOOR SHOPPING

LEHMAN’S
On the Square in Kidron, Ohio!
4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton, OH 44618
Wayne County NEOH |  lehmans.com

“Jay Lehman opened Lehman’s in 1955 to serve the Amish with practical, non-electric tools, appliances and home goods. Along the way he learned from them the importance of offering satisfaction, sustainability and relationships to the community where we work and live, in an honest and understandable way. We exist to help you break through the clutter, chaos and confusion that is the modern world. You want to build traditions with your family, learn old-time skills, grow and harvest your own food, and we are here to help.”

P. GRAHAM DUNN FACTORY STORE
630 Henry St. Dalton, OH 44618
Wayne County NEOH | www.pgrahamdunn.com

“Manufacturer of inspirational art, home décor, gifts and more. Stop in and explore our 20,000 sq. ft. gift shop/showroom, take a tour and have a piece personally engraved while you wait. At. P. Graham Dunn, there is something for everyone.”

J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY STORE and CAFE’
333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville, OH 44667
Wayne County NEOH | website

Make sure you enjoy a sundae from the Self-Serve Sundae Shoppe!

“The store showcases the company’s icon brands and features exclusive merchandise for the kitchen and home. The store features gifts for family and friends including a custom gift basket design center. A wood-fired oven in the café makes delicious recipes from the company’s branded ingredients. A walk-through museum takes you on a journey into the company’s history and heritage. ”

GET READY FOR FOOTBALL SEASON

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
2121 George Halas Drive N.W. Canton, OH
Stark County NEOH | website

This year is going to be an exciting season for #Browns fans.  What better way to learn more about the game than to visit the place with all the history.

The museum is open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Please check website for seasonal hours.

HIDE AMONG THE TREES AND ROCKS

When the temperature goes up, find a cool spot under the many trees available in our state and local parks.
For a complete list of parks CLICK HERE.

CLIMB ABOARD

CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD
800.468.4070 ext 1 | cvsr.org
The train runs everyday but Monday and Tuesday.  To check seating availability and/or to purchase tickets visit website.

“The National Park Scenic excursion is a three-and-a-half hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a unique vantage point. Sit back as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley and races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. On board, you wills see a variety of wildlife including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats.”

PLAY WITH LEGOS

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
157 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH  43219
Franklin County -Central OH | website

Open 365 days a year.  Admission applies.

 

As you can see, when the temperature rises, you don’t have to change all your plans.  Ohio has plenty of  things to do to keep you busy.

Article:  Diane Rock
Photo credits given on each picture.

Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
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