Family Fun

Make a getaway as a family, whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures or indoor fun. See animals at zoos and farms, learn about the world around us at nature centers, explore history at museums and on excursion railroad lines that cater to young and old alike and embrace adventure with tubing and other family-friendly adventures.

Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio (photo courtesy of destination)

Known for ice cream, a kiddie train and much more, this spot just outside downtown Yellow Springs, Ohio, promises plenty of fun. 

Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of The M.S. Hershey Foundation)

A garden of roses that Milton Hershey founded in the 1930s is now a Hershey, Pennsylvania, destination that spans 23 acres. 

Grand Bend Beach in Grand Bend, Ontario (photo courtesy of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton)

Visit Cantara Beach and Grand Bend Beach — two renowned summer spots along Ontario, Canada’s Lake Huron shoreline. 

Idlewild Park & Soak Zone in Ligonier, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

This amusement park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, has been a family favorite for generations. 

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Kentucky (photo courtesy of destination)

This museum in Louisville, Kentucky, dedicated to one of Major League Baseball’s most iconic tools of the game even offers factory tours. 

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois (photo by Michael Hudson)

Joy Morton of Morton Salt fame turned his country estate in Lisle, Illinois, into an outdoor museum of evergreen and deciduous trees.

Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, Tennessee (photo by Corinne Krogh)

The 300-plus-acre park in Knoxville, Tennessee, lets families experience nature without leaving the city. 

Sauder Village’s 1920s Main Street in Archbold, Ohio (photo courtesy of destination)

This living history attraction in Archbold, Ohio, offers a glimpse into how American life was undergoing a massive transformation a century ago. 

Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia (photo courtesy of destination)

This 2,000-acre, year-round destination in Wheeling, West Virginia, comes alive as temperatures rise each year.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (photo courtesy of destination)

This Gatlinburg, Tennessee, favorite is home to more than 100,000 exotic sea creatures representing 350 different species.