Not Just for Kids

Here are a few places to visit for youngsters of all ages and some with discount savings!

African Safari Wildlife Park
267 South Lightner Road
Port Clinton, Ohio     
Website    (800) 521-2660
African Safari Wildlife Park is exciting and be sure to have your camera ready for those close-up shots as you drive through this animal filled park!  Children will adore the petting zoo, "Jungle Junction" playground, animal programs, pony and camel rides and pig races!  It's fun for all ages!  Be sure to check hours before you go on their website.

6732 East Harbor Road
Marblehead, Ohio
Website   (419) 734-5856
Welcome Aboard!  Train-O-Rama has Ohio's largest operating multi-gauge model railroad display open to the public!  In addition to thier railroad display, they are also the largest licensed dealer for Lionel, MTH, K-Line, Weaver, Marx, and many other manufacturers in HO, N, G, and Standard gauges.  The giftshop has many fine model railroad products, such as scenery, cars, books and novelty gifts and collectibles for all ages.

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
3319 Milan Road  (US 250)
Sandusky, Ohio  
Website   (419) 626-4467
Four attractions - one location.  Featured on The Travel Channel's "Best Places I've Ever Been".  Experience the scariest haunted house, ride the fastest virtual roller coaster in Ohio, experience a one-of-kind interactive 3D blacklight mini-golf journey or get your heart pumping even more with a whirl around the skating rink.  Fun for the entire family!

Monsoon Lagoons
1530 South Danbury Road  
Port Clinton, OH 
Website    (419) 732-6671
Have fun watching a gigantic bucket 40 feet up, constantly filling with water.  Then evryy few minutes as the bucket fills up, it tips and splashes 1,000 gallons of water on the folks below.  There are 60 fun ways to get wet at Monsoon Lagoon.  Water bumpers cars, lazy river, pirates cove and so much more.  Concessions stands, gift shop, arcade, birthday party specials and much more!

Lagoon Deer Park
1502 Martins Point Rd. (off SR 269)
Sandusky, Ohio
Website   (419) 684-5701
In all, there are about 200 animals that reside at this interesting and educational facility. The animals are quite docile and are accustomed to being petted, so the attraction is safe and fun for all members of the family, young and old. Animals found at this wildlife park include not only deer, as the name may lead one to believe, but also rheas (small ostriches), llamas, audads (a variety of sheep), and adorable miniature donkeys that are a favorite with small children. In addition, Lagoon Deer Park boasts some 56 acres of lagoons for fresh water fishing. Visitors can expect to catch a variety of species, depending on the season, including rainbows, crappies, muskies, bass, bullheads, channel cats, carp, perch, northern pike, and bluegills. Guests must bring their own gear and bait if they wish to fish. Lagoon Deer Park is touted as an especially good place to teach young, budding anglers how to fish. In addition, some fish are tagged for prizes. Visitors can also feed the hungry fish with food available at the park.

Merry-Go-Round Museum
301 Jackson Street
Sandusky, Ohio
Website   (419) 626-6111
The museum is located inside an old post office building and you'll instantly realized they sure don't make buildings like this anymore. Inside, there is a small gift shop and many new and antique carousel animals on display. In the center is an antique Merry-Go-Round that was found stripped of all the animals from the late 1800's. New carousel animals were added and the Merry-Go-Round was restored to it's wonderful former glory with lights and music. Featuring signed horses, menagerie carvings, and a new wolf, the exhibit display gives visitors insight into the three historic carving styles. Several of the artworks are in their original factory paint, an unusual state when on a working carousel the piece may be damaged. As part of your inexpensive admission ($5-6), a ride on the Merry-Go-Round is included. The museum also has items on display that are parts of private collections. There is also a small section where you can see craftsmen carving a horse out of wood. You can stay and linger for as long as you like after the tour. Something that is really cool to see is two carousel horses that appeared on US postage stamps. Images of the stamps are next to each of the horses. Adults and children will both enjoy this.
Big Game Room Arcade at Kalahari
7000 Kalahari, Dr. (off US Rt 250)
Sandusky, Ohio 
Website   (419) 433-7200
One of Ohio's largest indoor arcades.  Total family fun with glow mini-golf and arcade bowling or test your skills with video games that challenge the body and mind.  From games designed for one to attractions that invite a playful competition, something for all ages.
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