Ohio April 15, 2015
15 Great Things To Do In Ohio Without Opening Your Wallet
Here in Ohio, you don’t always have to break out some cash to have a good time. From inspiring nature getaways to impressive art museums, our state holds some of the best places that enable you to get out and seize the day without having to spend any money at all.
1) Explore the caves, waterfalls and trails of Hocking Hills State Park in Logan.
2) Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art, where viewing fine art is free of charge.
3) Discover Mound City (Hopewell Culture National Historical Park) in Chillicothe.
4) Release your inner paleontologist and fossil hunt at the Olander Park System's Fossil Park in Sylvania.
5) A day on the shores of Lake Erie is the closest you can get to a day at the beach in Ohio.
6) Map out and road trip "The World's Largest____" in Ohio. Check out exactly what sort of whacky objects are the world's largest in the state and where they are located in Ohio here: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/the-worlds-largest-in-ohio/
7) And while you're at it, map out and road trip a tour of Ohio's waterfalls: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/breathtaking-waterfalls/
8) Walk through the historical home of 20th century humorist James Thurber in Columbus at no cost.
9) Picnic at Marblehead Lighthouse and visit the lighthouse's museum in the Keeper's House. Tour the actual lighthouse for just $2.
10) Photograph an array of beautiful trees at Oak Openings Preserve in Swanton, one of the country's top centers for biodiversity.
11) Tour the state's largest collection of outdoor murals and street art at the Short North Arts District in Columbus.
12) Stroll the streets of German Village (also located in Columbus) and be sure to explore the village's 32-room Book Loft and charming Schiller Park.
14) Learn about the history of our nation's development in aviation at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, where admission is FREE.
14) Catch a classic film at the CAPA Summer Movie Series at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus. (Correction: this is actually $4)
15) Ironically (and appropriately) enough, the Federal Reserve Bank Museum of Money in Cleveland is free to attendees and features a 23 foot tall money tree.
Whoever said the best things in life are free was undeniably onto something. What else can you do in Ohio for fun without spending any money?