Play Indoors: Things to do in Ohio this Winter
By Mary Kleffner

Play Indoors: Things to do in Ohio this Winter

Get out of the cold and enjoy some fun indoors.

COSI in Columbus

Not looking to bundle up this winter? Skip the scarf, hat and gloves – romp, play and splash all day on an indoor adventure in Ohio!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus

It’s true, there are plenty of reasons to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus. Ten different fun zones await, including a 4D Cinema, LEGO Factory Tour, pedal ride and several spots to build your next masterpiece or run and romp on climbing walls, slides, and a jungle gym. The only LEGOLAND in Ohio, this spot is guaranteed to bring lots of smiles and laughs.

COSI in Columbus

Explore several exhibits covering history and ocean exploration to human life, space, dinosaurs and more at COSI. Play and learn all day experiencing everything from hands-on opportunities to the planetarium, where your little ones will get a glimpse of what’s “out there.” Feeling adventurous? Take your experiences to “new heights” by riding the high-wire unicycle!

Cincinnati Museum Center

The one-of-a-kind Cincinnati Museum Center has plenty of opportunities for learning, fun, and play. Travel back in time to Cincinnati’s 1850 riverfront at the Public Landing filled with interactive activities and a unique paddlewheel steamboat, or discover the biggest addition to the Museum of Natural History and Science – dinosaurs. Find six dinosaur skeletons throughout Dinosaur Hall and learn even more using the video microscopes. Continue your fun at the five-story, domed OMNIMAX theater or at the top-rated Duke Energy Children’s Museum.

Play: CLE in Avon

Spend your day at the nation’s largest indoor adventure park, Play: CLE! Stay active and entertained by rock climbing and zip lining, jump in the ball pit or reach for the sky on the trampolines. Little ones will feel right at home in the kids’ obstacle area, and adults can test their abilities on the Ninja Warrior Course. Grab the perfect photo-op by the 8-foot CLE climbing letters before you head out!

Kalahari Resort in Sandusky

Escape the cold this winter and splash around indoors at Kalahari! Fly down giant waterslides, romp in the wave pool, and try your hand at games or sports in a variety of play areas. Take a break from the water and test your skill in the Big Game Room, including everything from mini golf and laser tag to arcade games and virtual reality experiences.

Chillicothe Railroad Museum

Take part in the unique experience that is the Chillicothe Railroad Museum – housed in its very own retired caboose! Learn more about train travel through the years and its impact on history – and be sure to spot the one-of-a-kind model train exhibit, perfect for your little conductor-to-be.

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About the Author

Mary is a graduate of Capital University, she studied Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. She enjoys crafting, design, and spending time with friends and family.