9 Things You’ll Remember If You Grew Up In The 80s In Ohio
The 80s: Unforgettable films, 8 tracks and roller skating rinks. That’s nearly what comes to everyone’s mind when they reminisce about growing up in the 80s — and growing up in the 80s here in Ohio came with its own unique set of traditions and tourist attractions that you, sadly, can’t relive today. The following are a few things you’ll remember if you grew up in the 80s in OH.
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10. …and playing at this unique park in Canton (Mother Goose Land)
Did you remember these? What other things do you remember about growing up in Ohio in the 80s? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Can’t get enough of old fashioned Ohio fun? These vintage photos should spur your memory and deliver a heavy dose of nostalgia.
The Buckeye State is full of charm and family pride, and it is a magnificent place to call home. Growing up in Ohio, locals are surrounded by unique communities with diverse personalities. Even visits to big cities like Columbus and Cleveland are enriching, empowering locals with a well-roundedness.
What are the oldest amusement parks in Ohio?
Thinking back to the 1980s in Ohio always stirs up images of days spent at amusement parks and at county fairs. The Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio’s oldest continuous fair, operating since 1823. The oldest amusement park in Ohio made fun a more permanent attraction just a few decades later. Cedar Point opened in 1870, and the theme park Ohio Grove, The Coney Island of the West (now just Coney Island) opened in Cincinnati in 1886.
What are the oldest businesses in Ohio?
When we ponder our childhood, we often realize that beloved stores and places of business are no longer in existence. It’s a sad feeling, but it is also amazing to consider that many other old businesses continue to prosper. The Taylor Companies was formerly the oldest business in Ohio before it closed its doors in 2011, closing after circa two centuries in business. Today, the oldest business in Ohio is The Golden Lamb, a charming eatery in Lebanon.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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