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HERE ARE OUR LINKS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT AREAS OF OHIO

 

NORTHEAST OHIO

Opera Cleveland – Presents opera, operettas and the best of American musicals in extraordinary productions at the spectacular State Theatre in Playhouse Square.

Nautica Entertainment Complex – A mixed use waterfront development located on the West Bank of Cleveland’s Flats. The river front complex currently includes the Nautica Stage (a 4,100 seat outdoor amphitheater), the Powerhouse, the Sugar Warehouse, the Nautica Queen, the former U.S. Coast Guard Station, and the Brewer-Chilcote building—
all located along the Cuyahoga River.
I-X Indoor Amusement Park – Held at the International Exposition (I-X) Center in Cleveland, the I-X Indoor Amusement Park is completely indoors spanning over 20 acres and offering over 150 rides, games, and attractions to provide lots of high-flying, belly-turning rides and attractions, as well as live entertainment for guests of all ages.
Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom – Get Set To Get Wet! No matter where parents are on the adventuresome spectrum, they usually find plenty of wet, fun things to do at Wildwater Kingdom. Of course, there’s always the option of just kicking back in a lounge chair or in a private cabana with a tall cool beverage and a snack.
Historic Roscoe Village – Take a step back in time to Historic Roscoe Village, a 19th century Living History Community. History comes alive as costumed interpreters escort you along red brick paths and historical buildings. Experience a modern exhibit hall with intricate dioramas featuring the construction of the Erie canal, see a working mini lock model, journey to the Village Blacksmith and witness the forging of iron t
Canton Classic Car Museum – More than just a building filled with classic automobiles. The museum also houses a unique array of memorabilia that reflects a nation in transition. Cars from the past, clothing that reveals the fashions of the times, along with photographs and other collector items fill a building that can be, in itself, called a historical site.
Great Lakes Science Center – More than 340 interactive exhibits available for you to see, touch, and explore on 3 floors make the Great Lakes Science Center one of the largest science museums in the U.S.
Kent State University Museum – Housed in Rockwell Hall, the original University Library, the Museum contains important collections of costume and decorative arts. Its nine galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world’s great artists and designers.
Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society – A principal repository for histories, records, and papers relating to the growth and development of Cleveland and the Western Reserve. Many patrons visit to learn about their family’s history; and important archival collections include urban, African American, ethnic, Jewish, and Labor histories.
Akron Art Museum – Located in the heart of downtown Akron, the Akron Art Museum’s walls are filled with exciting pieces, from folk art and photography to sculptures and paintings.
Allen Memorial Art Museum – Ranked among the finest college or university collections in the nation, and is one of the greatest cultural assets of Oberlin College. The comprehensive collection, which contains over 11,000 works that span the entire history of art, is particularly strong in the areas of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, European art of the l
National Packard Museum – Commemorates the Packard family, The Packard Motor Car, and other Packard enterprises which have influenced the growth and history of both Warren and the American Automotive Industry.
Pro Football Hall of Fame – Serves as a hallowed honoring spot for the greats of the pro football world. Two large galleries in the five-building complex are devoted to the display of the niches of the enshrines of the Hall.
Canton Museum of Art – The Permanent Collection of the Canton Museum of Art contains the treasures of the Museum. The collection’s focus is American Watercolors of the 19th and 20th Centuries and Contemporary Ceramics.
MAPS Air Museum – Dedicated to educating people about the history of aviation and its impact upon society. It accomplishes this mission by acquiring, restoring, preserving, and exhibiting the impact of aviation on the culture of man.
The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum – The Museum collects and preserves historically and technically important automobiles, aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles, spacecraft and related accessories and archival materials that illustrate the development of transportation and its connection to the culture and history of Northeast Ohio, the United States and the world.
Nautica Queen – Experience the excitement of the Nautica Queen, offering a unique adventure in lakefront and river cruise dining for people of all ages and interests in Cleveland.
Akron Zoological Park – The zoo is a wooded park that sits on 24.5 acres. The Akron Zoo houses over 500 animals from around the world.
Cleveland Botanical Garden – For more than seventy years, Cleveland Botanical Garden has been one of Northeast Ohio’s treasures. Offering ten beautifully landscaped acres, Cleveland Botanical Garden is home to many different formal and natural gardens.
The Cleveland Orchestra – Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles.
Quicken Loans Arena – There’s a whole entertainment experience that awaits you! It’s Cavaliers basketball action on the hardwood. It’s the hottest concerts on stage. It’s the most spectacular family shows under one roof!
Clay’s Park – Offers a 500-acre camping and waterpark facility featuring a 10-acre, sand-bottom, man-made lake with 2 winding water slides, a fleet of paddle boats, a barrel roll, cable slide and ring swings across the water.
Memphis Kiddie Park – Since 1952 Memphis Kiddie Park has been putting smiles on the faces of children in the greater Cleveland area. With many of the original rides still in place, Memphis Kiddie Park is truly a landmark of the Cleveland area which has thrilled generations of children.
Hale Farm & Village – Hale Farm & Village is the premier outdoor, living history museum in Northeast Ohio. For over 50 years Hale Farm & Village has provided school children, adults and families a slice of life on the Western Reserve in the backdrop of the 19th century.
Century Village Museum – Owned and operated by The Geauga County Historical Society. It is a non-profit institution maintained for public education and historic preservation. The museum offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year.
William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum – Interactive history and science exhibits encourage visitors of all ages to explore fossils, dinosaurs and the lives of historic people.
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland – The Center brings the latest and most important developments in contemporary art to Cleveland. Through broad-based programs that are reflective of artistic and cultural diversity, the Center celebrates national and international artistic achievements, while recognizing the contributions of artists from the region.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History – The mission statement for The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
National Inventors Hall of Fame – Hands-on interactive exhibits and displays, each encouraging visitors to explore the ideas of discovery, creativity, and invention. Also featured is the Hall of Fame, which showcases inventors who have significantly changed our lives for the better.
NASA Glenn Research Center – Since 1971, NASA Visitor Centers have provided information to the public on NASA aerospace programs and their benefits to humanity. The NASA Glenn Visitor Center opened its doors to the public in 1976 and has an estimated annual attendance of 150,000.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum – Honors the legendary performers, producers, songwriters, disc jockeys and others who have made rock and roll the force in our culture that it is. The museum contains equally remarkable interactive exhibits, films, videos and priceless and poignant artifacts, and serves as host of the permanent Hall of Fame exhibit.
University Circle – An extraordinary cultural, medical, and educational district — its concentration of institutions in one beautiful square mile is unsurpassed in the world. The Circle is a prime tourist destination, a renowned medical center, and an incomparable place of learning.
Cleveland Museum of Art – Considered one of the world’s great art museums, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts a collection of more than 40,000 works of art which ranges over 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, and includes masterpieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It is renowned for its superb quality and cultural breadth.
Children’s Museum of Cleveland – The Museum’’s focus on the younger child, in combination with its experienced educators, quality programs, dynamic new leadership and interactive exhibits, has gained the Museum recognition and credibility in the local Cleveland community as the premier cultural resource for children ages 10 and younger.
Malabar Farm – Operating a working demonstration of grass-based animal agriculture and to provide a place where visitors may explore and learn about life on a farm and appreciate the beauty of nature.
Mohican Reservation Campgrounds and Canoeing – Offers Ohio’s most scenic rustic riverfront sites. The facility also offers RV’s, tent camping & Canoeing. The location is also home to the Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad – Runs through the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. Each trip is a different adventure filled with fun, excitement, natural beauty and historic sights. Spend a little or a lot of time exploring the things you like to see and do.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens – One of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The majestic 65-room country house sits on 70 acres of artfully landscaped gardens and grounds.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – Features thousands of animals from 7 continents in its 165 rolling wooded acres and 2 indoor acres of tropics.
The Holden Arboretum – Encompasses over 3,400 acres. The Arboretum is a living museum of forest and woodlands, meadows and display gardens, mountains and ravines, rock ledges and lakes, rivers and streams, wetland and bogs and abundant wildlife.
Lake Metroparks – The mission of Lake Metroparks is to conserve and preserve the natural resources of Lake County while providing a variety of safe, affordable, and enjoyable educational and recreational programs and activities that enhance the quality of life in Lake County now and for the generations to follow.
NORTHWESTERN OHIO
Sandusky State Theatre – The historic State Theatre has been serving the greater Firelands region for over 72 years. The theatre is host to a variety of concerts, musicals, performers and more.
The Workshop Players – An all-volunteer theater offering the best in the performing arts. Dramas, comedies, mysteries, classics, children’s productions, new works by local authors and musicals – large and small.
Fremont Community Theatre – The premier live theatre venue in Sandusky County. Everyone is welcome at FCT; whether it be as a guest, musician, stage hand, decorator, actor, actress, or even just to donate cookies.
Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center – A natural limestone cave which lies 52 feet below the surface of South Bass Island in Lake Erie. An underground Lake is also located within the cave. 20 minute guided tours are available.
Thomas Edison Birthplace – Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb, and many other devices that make our lives fuller and simpler, was born in Milan, in 1847. The Edison Birthplace Museum features a collection of rare Edisonia, including examples of many of Edison’s early inventions, documents, and family mementos.
Merry-Go-Round Museum – Ride into the past at the Merry-Go-Round Museum, located in historic downtown Sandusky. The museum features a “fully restored” Allen Herschell Carousel, band organ. Visitors can also learn about the history and art of the carousel through exhibits and wood carvers.
Toledo Museum of Art – Featuring one of the finest art collections in the U.S. , the Toledo Museum has more than 30,000 works of art from nearly every part of the world and every time period. Visitors will find world-famous paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts in nearly every gallery.
Sauder Village – The Destination of Choice in northwest Ohio. Whether your favorite pastime is eating, shopping, learning, or being with friends and family, the Sauder Village offers experiences rich in history, hospitality, creativity and fun.
Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum – One of the earliest railroads that ran through Bellevue in 1839 was the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad. Step aboard this hands on Museum and learn about the history of railroading.
National Construction Equipment Museum – Historically significant machines are restored, exhibited and interpreted for the education and enjoyment of the general public. Sales and service literature, photographs, and other documentation of these industries are preserved and made available for research. It is the only museum and archives of its kind in the world!
The Milan Historical Museum – A seven building campus located just steps from the birthplace of America’s greatest inventor, Thomas A. Edison. The Museum offers a family-centered day exploring history through engaging exhibits and hands-on activities.
Toledo Firefighters Museum – The museum’s million dollar display includes many large pieces of vintage fire fighting equipment. The centerpiece of the museum is the 1837 “Neptune”, Toledo’s first fire pumper. Restored by Toledo Firefighters, the hand-pulled, hand-operated Neptune required a 20-man crew and could deliver about 300 gallons of water per minute.
The Ritz Theatre – Host to a variety of concerts, musicals and performances.
Bellevue Arts Center – Best known for its theatrical productions, the center also offers music lessons, language lessons, art shows, and a venue for the musical and theatrical productions of others. There is something for all ages at the Bellevue Arts Center.
Cedar Point Amusement Park – Considered the roller coaster capital of the world, Cedar Point located in Sandusky features the most rides at a theme park and the most roller coaster in a theme park. Cedar Point also offers three water rides, musical shows, special camps, a real steam-powered locomotive and lots more.
Little Squirt Sports Park – A fun sports park for children. They will love the Go karts, batting cages, mini golf, bumper boats and so much more.
Au Glaize Museum – A farm museum and historical village in the heartland of the Maumee River Valley.
Imagination Station – Each visit is different for everyone. You can spend the whole day exploring, discovering and creating, or quickly stop in and spend an hour or so with your favorite exhibits. With new experiences every day, it’s different every time you come.
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center – Located at the Spiegel Grove estate of the 19th President in Fremont, the center is home to America’s first Presidential Library. The estate features the Rutherford B. Hayes home, museum and library.
Allen County Museum – Considered one of the finest county museums in the country, the Allen County Museum features exhibits from the civil war, locomotives, fire equipment, mineral collection and lots more.
Wood County Historical Center – Exhibits help tell the story behind the artifacts. Over 30 rooms cover historical elements from the native people of Northwest Ohio, the Black Swamp, Oil and Gas Boom, various clothing and decorating styles, and trends in politics and government.
Wolcott House Museum Complex – Named for James Wolcott, a prosperous businessman during the late 1820′s to the mid 1840′s, the complex consists of seven historical buildings.
Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship – In the shadow of the Toledo skyline, moored alongside the rolling landscape of International Park, a splash of history and romance await you aboard the museum ship S.S. WILLIS B. BOYER.
Jet Express – A safe, ocean-approved catamaran offering passengers a 22 minute ride in which you’ll pass seven Lake Erie islands, catch up on the lake and island histories with a narrated tour, and travel shore-to-shore from downtown Port Clinton to downtown Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie’s most popular island destination and family fun spot.
Schoepfle Garden – Unique 70 acre preserve of horticultural gardens, natural woodlot, ponds and river valley. It is a living museum of plant collections and unique specimens. The garden also includes two miles of natural hiking trails along the Vermilion River.
Toledo Zoo – Known as the world’s most complete zoo, the Toledo Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals representing 600 different species, making it a unique, educational and fun place to visit anytime of the year.
Seneca Caverns – Come and explore one of “Ohio’s Greatest Natural Underground Adventures”. The one hour guided walking tour takes you 110 feet underground through seven rooms or levels. Visitors will view a crystal clear flowing stream which is part of the vast groundwater system which underlies the surrounding region.
Toledo Botanical Garden – Features the Susan H. LeCron Shade Garden, Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, Grand Allee, Pioneer Garden, Rose Garden, All America Selections Vegetable & Flower Garden, Village Garden, and The Greenhouse.
CENTRAL OHIO
Columbus Children’s Theatre – Dedicated to educating and involving greater Columbus area young people of all races, backgrounds and potential in all facets of the theatre arts. The theatre produces a variety of productions throughout the year.
BalletMet Columbus – Providing artistic excellence in the field of dance to central Ohio since 1978. BalletMet presents classical favorites in the Ohio Theatre and contemporary dance in the Capitol Theatre.
Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resor – Central Ohio’s largest indoor water park resort. Fort Rapids is the perfect family fun travel destination where 60,000 square feet of wet and wild fun is waiting for the whole family.
Bicycle Museum of America – Features one of the largest private collections of bicycles in the world. The museum houses elegant antique bicycles from the 1800s, balloon tire classics of the 1940s and 1950s and even the banana seat high rise handle bar bikes of the 1960s.
Columbus Museum of Art – Features works from an outstanding collection of impressionists, German expressionists, cubists, American modernists, and contemporary art, including works by Degas, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Bellows, Demuth, Hopper, Marin and O’Keeffe. Highlights include the Russell Page Sculpture Garden, the Ross Photography Center, and an interactive exhibition for children and families.
National Heisey Glass Museum – Visitors are treated to breathtaking arrangements of Heisey glassware featuring hundreds of patterns and all known colors. Elegant cuttings, etchings and engravings, as well as experimental pieces, can also be seen.
Early Television Museum – Making the history of early television available to the public, from the mechanical systems of the 1920s through the introduction of color television in the 1950s.
National Trail Raceway – This Raceway has seen the best racers from around the Midwest and the world race down the famous ¼ mile and participate in great racing action.
Zane Shawnee Caverns – Visitors can explore the underground wonders of cave pearls, soda straws, stalactites and stalagmites and a Bat population. The Site is also home to the Woodland Native American Museum and Southwind Park.
The Santa Maria – One of the world’s most authentic, museum-quality representations of Christopher Columbus’ flagship used when he set sail in 1492. Built from historically accurate plans based on ancient archives, the ship presents an accurate portrayal of the conditions Columbus and his crew endured on their historic voyage.
The Dawes Arboretum – Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Dawes Arboretum includes 1,149 acres of plant collections and natural areas that offer unique educational experiences in any season.
Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre – A unique combination of entertainment and fine dining. Shows feature musical parodies and audience participation. Enjoy a hilarious murder-mystery during a delicious four-course dinner.
Palace Theatre – The best performing artists from all over the world to the communities it serves. Programming genres include jazz, world music, Latin, country/folk, Celtic, comedy, pop, theatre, dance, and family programming.
Historic German Village – The 233 acre district offers a glimpse of how a working class neighborhood developed and grew in the early 19th century and how the passion of a small group drove the 20th century restoration efforts.
Center of Science & Industry – Among the country’s most highly respected science centers. COSI distinguishes itself by creating programs and experiences that make science learning fun through hands-on discovery.
Wexner Center for the Arts – Here, you’ll find a diverse array of contemporary arts. The center offers visual arts exhibitions by major artists and emerging talents, films and videos by leading filmmakers of the past and present, and performing arts from around the world.
Kelton House Museum & Garden – Asense of place kept the Kelton family in their grand Victorian townhouse for over 150 years. That attachment laid the foundation for a museum that features an extraordinary continuity of documents and furnishings associated with one Columbus family and their graceful, engaging way of life.
Sherman House Museum – General William Tecumseh Sherman is best remembered for his leadership during the Civil War. Beginning with the battle at First Bull Run, Virginia (July 1861), he led troops through Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, the March to the Sea (November & December 1864), and Columbia, South Carolina.
North Market – Since 1876, the North Market has been part of the Central Ohio community. Here you can shop from more than 30 local merchants offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, poultry, baked goods, and gifts, plus ethnic and prepared foods, and more.
Olentangy Indian Caverns – Formed millions of years ago by the tremendous force of an underground river cutting through solid limestone rock, the Olentangy Indian Caverns today offer an exciting excursion into ancient Indian lore with a maze of beautiful winding passages and spacious underground rooms.
American Whistle Corporation Tours – Visitors can take a guided tour and see “American Classics” being made. You’ll have some fun, see some fascinating machinery, and watch a small manufacturing company operate. Best of all – everyone on the tour goes home with a shiny new “American Classic” chrome finish whistle.
Franklin Park Conservatory – Take a walk through the cool Himalayan Mountains, stroll through the steamy Tropical Cloud Forest, or wander through a Pacific Island Water Garden. Explore the thirsty wilderness of a hot, arid Desert and then step into the mist of a Tropical Rain Forest.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Recognized as one of the finest animal education and research facilities in the United States. The Columbus Zoo currently covers over 400 acres adjacent to O’Shaughnessy Dam in the greater Columbus area.
The Topiary Park – Visitors come from around the world to enjoy the unique experience of walking into and through a work of art. In addition to the topiary attraction, visitors will find beautifully landscaped walks, benches, picnic tables and a Visitors’ Center. Admission is free.
SOUTHEAST OHIO
Stuart’s Opera House – A cultural anchor and a center of expression on Nelsonville’s bustling and dynamic Public Square. It is a historic venue sought out by people of all ages, from all walks of life, and from near and far.
Hocking Peaks Adventure Park – Located in the scenic Hocking Hills region of Ohio, Hocking Peaks Adventure Park offers a unique adventure for all ages! From the 18 zip-lines, the most in Ohio, to a giant water slide, Slidezilla, everyone can have the adventure of a lifetime! They also offer rappelling, paintball, and disc golf!
Perry’s Glow Putt – Come and have fun with Glow In The Dark Mini Golf. Also available is air hockey, foosball, corn hole games and even a duck pond where you can win prizes.
Smoke Rise Ranch Resort – Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio is Smoke Rise Ranch Resort. The resort is a working cattle ranch that offers guests an opportunity to experience the adventures of the west, not so far from home.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center – Promoting the arts, crafts and cultural heritage of southeastern Ohio, and bringing to the region the very best of the arts from all over the world. The year-round calendar includes exhibitions, festivals, educational programs and special events.
Baker Family Museum – One of the finest private collections of glassware and antiques in the United States. Many showrooms feature over 300,000 pieces from respected glass companies, as well as a vast array of pottery, and one of the largest collections of very fine, hand-painted porcelain china of R.S. Prussia.
Lillian Jones Museum – The home formerly owned by Lillian Jones, whose family was active in the early business and social past of Jackson County, was left to be used as a museum to encourage and preserve the history of Jackson County. In addition to preserving the history of the area, the museum strives to implement new programs, exhibits, and events of interest for the education and enjoyment of the community.
Children’s Toy and Doll Museum – Journey back 100 years or more at Marietta’s Toy & Doll Museum! This collection of antique dolls, vintage toys, and miniatures will transport you back to your childhood.
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery – Enjoy one of Ohio’s most scenic rivers located in the beautiful Hocking Hills by treating yourself and your family to a leisurely trip down the Hocking River in Logan. Your outdoor adventure is available by canoe, kayak or raft.
Splashdown Country – Relax and unwind on the 850′ Lazy River. Jump over to the Lilly Pad pool or grab the tubes and head on over to the winding slides for a thrill. Move on over to play some mini golf.
Pioneer Family Golf Center – Open to the public with all these amenities. Driving Range, Pro Shop, Patio Grill. Pavilion, Practice Green, and 18 hole Mini Golf Course.
Long’s Retreat Family Resort – Recreation for people of all ages awaits at this family getaway! Favorite attractions include a 350-foot waterslide, a 238-foot tube slide, a 20-acre lake with a sandy beach for swimming…and that’s just the beginning.
The Castle of Marietta – With its octagonal tower, trefoil attic window, and stone capped spires, The Castle of Marietta is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival style architecture in Ohio. This is the backdrop where groups and individuals of all ages come to experience history firsthand.
Kennedy Museum of Art – The purpose of the Kennedy Museum of Art is to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of Ohio University and the region through quality national and international exhibitions, collection–based research, and diverse formal and informal learning opportunities.
Ohio River Museum – Consists of three exhibit buildings, the first of which houses displays depicting the origins and natural history of the Ohio River. The history of the steamboat on the Ohio River system is featured in the second building. The last building features displays about boat building, mussels in the Ohio River system, and tool and equipment from the steamboat era.
Southern Ohio Museum – Two permanent exhibits featuring the largest single collection of works by native son and well-known American Scene painter Clarence Holbrook Carter (1904-2000) and “Art of the Ancients,” 10,000 prehistoric Native American objects from the Charles and William Wertz Collection. Three other galleries, and a 100-seat theatre for music and performing arts.
Zanesville Art Center – A beautiful art museum featuring Extensive selection of Ohio glass and pottery. Works by Cezanne, Grandma Moses, Lautrec, Matisse, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, Exceptional Asian, Indian, African, Pre-Columbian collections, Decorative Arts Ancient to Tiffany, Madame Alexander Doll Collection and more.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway – An old time passenger train for a leisurely ride through the beautiful hills of Southeastern Ohio. Enjoy the blooming dogwood trees in the spring, summertime fun, nature’s spectacular fall foliage colors or a special winter ride with Santa.
The Wilds – Thousands of acres have been developed and divided into large sections where African, Asian, and North American species roam freely–unencumbered by cages, pens or bars. While at the Wilds, you’ll observe many animal species as you ride through the park on a guided bus.
Pike Arts Center – Features many mediums of artwork – watercolor, oils, sculptures, woodworks, photography, just to name a few. Classes and open studios such as painting, knitting, songwriting, and poetry are offered at the center. Each month a new local artist is featured so be sure to visit the arts center often -there’s always something new and exciting to see and do!
 
SOUTHWEST OHIO
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – Nestled on a hill and commanding a superb view of downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Playhouse offers the finest in classic and contemporary works: musicals, dramas, comedies and recent hits.
Cincinnati Opera – Four productions throughout their Summer Festiva, bringing world-renowned stars and rising talents together to create a thrilling opera experience.
Victoria Theatre – Provides a variety of compelling Dayton entertainment options and is home to performances by many of Dayton’s arts organizations, including Dayton Ballet, The Muse Machine and Cityfolk.
LaComedia Dinner Theatre – Comfortably seating 612 guests, LaComedia is the nation’s 4th largest dinner theatre and southwest Ohio’s only professional dinner theatre featuring spectacular Broadway shows, revues, and fine dining.
The Beach Waterpark – One of the top 5 Waterparks in the nation, The Beach is 35 acres of water fun, with 2 million gallons of water, 40,000 square feet of white sand, and more than 40 rides and attractions.
Coney Island – Features Sunlite Pool, 2 acres and 3 million gallons of water fun, Zoom Flume and Pipeline Plunge water slides. The park also features 22 classic amusement rides for kids and adults, live stage shows, historic Moonlite Gardens and Moonlite Pavilion.
Carillon Historical Park – The Park is a 65-acre outdoor museum with 20 exhibit buildings, and is the site of the 57-bell Deeds Carillon, Ohio’s largest. The highlight of the collections is the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical airplane, and a National Historic Landmark.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – Reveals stories about freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – A hands-on museum. The Museum includes a host of places for adventure, and two galleries for temporary exhibits where reality and imagination mix.
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati – Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati’s firefighting artifacts while honoring all the heroic firefighters, past and present. Over 200 years of firefighting history is on display in the museum.
Learning Through Art – Dedicated to providing quality diverse performing arts educational programs promoting integrated arts, supporting education and encouraging multi-cultural awareness and understanding.
Taft Museum of Art – Known as one of the finest small art museums in America. From the Federal-period building to the masterpieces of art inside, the Museum encompasses a wealth of opportunities for you to experience art in an atmosphere harkening to a time of wealth, opulence, and elegance.
Cincinnati Art Museum – Visitors sample 6,000 years of world art distinguished by its extremely high quality. In addition to the art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, there are extensive galleries of Near and Far Eastern art, Native American and African art. The museum also features an extensive collection of painting by world renowned artists.
Findlay Market – Cincinnati’s thriving open-air market with fresh foods all year round, is a gem set in the city’s most historic neighborhood: Over-the-Rhine.
Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm – An environmental education center whose goal is to promote the protection of birds, other wildlife and the habitats on which they depend. Visitors can see woods, streams, ponds, prairies, meadows, and an education center and organic farm.
Cincinnati Ballet – Performing at the Aronoff Center, the Cincinnati ballet offers an exciting repertoire of classic, neo-classic and contemporary ballet.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra – The largest performing arts organization in the Miami Valley. Established in 1933, Music Director Neal Gittleman leads the Orchestra in 46 subscription and special events concerts, as well as extensive educational programs.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – The internationally acclaimed Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra have engaged audiences all over the world through performances and recordings. The nation’s fifth oldest orchestra performs year-round from September through May at historic Music Hall, and from June until August at Riverbend Music Center.
The Schuster Center – A world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra call the Schuster Center home, and it also showcases select Victoria Theatre Association presentations and Dayton Ballet productions.
Kings Island Theme Park & Boomerang Bay – Only Kings Island lets you challenge so many of the biggest, baddest, longest, fastest and best rides in the world. Scream on one of these incredible roller coasters, blast into the sky, spin, soar and plummet. Also enjoy Boomerang Bay, Planet Snoopy, shows, and dining.
Young’s Jersey Dairy – A working dairy farm which makes homemade ice cream, and operates two restaurants and a bakery. In addition, the farm offers many family entertainment options for their guests. Miniature golf, watching the cow milking, petting goats and other animals, a beautiful driving range, and a batting cage are just some of the fun.
Cincinnati Museum Center – Once a bustling train station, now a major tourism destination that welcomes more than one million visitors a year to the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, and the OMNIMAX Theater.
Contemporary Art Center – The region’s only museum dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art. The CAC focuses on recent developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media.
National Aviation Hall of Fame – Nominates and enshrines individuals in recognition of achievement in the development of aviation.
Marianist Environmental Education Center – A 130 acre nature preserve with 1.5 miles of hiking trails winding through woods, prairie, savanna, pond, organic gardens and tree and shrub nurseries. The preserve is open to the public all year long.
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park – Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Miami Valley was home to native peoples. Archaeological excavations at a site near the Great Miami River uncovered evidence of an 800-year-old village built by the Fort Ancient Indians. SunWatch Indian Village, a National Historic Landmark, is a reconstruction of that settlement of long ago.
American Classical Music Hall of Fame – A national institution, is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the many facets of American classical music. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize those who have made significant contributions to American classical music.
The Dayton Art Institute – Offers a diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.
Five Rivers Metroparks – Dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the Miami Valley’s natural and cultural heritage and provides recreational, educational and leisure time opportunities.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Opened in 1875 and now exhibits over 700 different animal species and over 3,000 types of plants. 1.3 million people visit the Zoo’s 70 acres each year.
National Museum of the US Air Force – Over 300 aircraft and missiles, along with thousands of artifacts are on display at the United States Air Force Museum. These exhibits present the history of military aviation from the first pioneers and their daring adventures to aircraft development of today’s jets and their evolution in design and engineering.
Bruckner Nature Center – A private non-profit, organization dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation. The mission of the center is to provide environmental education opportunities.

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