Northeast Ohio Parent 2015 Summer Fun Guide

Northeast Ohio Parent 2015 Summer Fun Guide

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Akron Art Museum
1 S. High St., Akron 330-376-9185,

Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Ave. N., Canton

Children’s Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 
Walk, run, bounce, jump and roll through a 30-foot inflatable rainbow-striped tunnel – that has earned the affectionate nickname of “Rainbow Jumpy” – at the “Missing Links” exhibit. 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh 412-322-5058, Museums

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland

Great Lakes Science Center Science
Comes alive in week-long day camps for kids in preschool through high school. Campers enjoy scientific exploration, cool experiments and fun. Featuring more than 66 camp themes and six camp locations in Northeast Ohio. 216-621-2400, greatscience.comMcKinley Presidential Library

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton 330-455-7043,

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American, on view through Sept. 7, explores how issues around culture, race and community have played out in our national pastime through the stories of athletes, scouts, vendors, team owners, broadcasters, journalists, novelists and fans. 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood 216-593-0575,

The Medina Toy & Train Museum
7 Public Square, Medina 330-764-4455,

The Merry-Go-Round Museum
301 Jackson St., Sandusky 419-626-6111,

Museum of Contemporary Art
11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton

The Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland

The Western Reserve Fire Museum
310 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland

Historical Sites & Tours

A Christmas Story House
3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland 216-298-4919,

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Office: 2325 Stine Road, Peninsula

Historic Sauder Village
Explore Ohio’s historic past while visiting with costumed guides and working craftsmen, trying hands-on activities, meeting farm animals, riding the train or buggy and much more. Country Inn, campground, restaurant, bakery, shopping and special events, too! 22611 OH-2, Archbold  800-446-2541, saudervillage.orgThe Farm at Walnut Creek 4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek 330-893-4200,

Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath

Mapleside Farms
294 Pearl Road, Brunswick

The Steamship Mather
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland

Tree Frog Canopy Tours
21899 Wally Road, Glenmont

Wildwood Cultural Center
7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor 440-974-5720,

Nature & Science Centers

Akron Fossils & Science Center
2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley 330-665-3466,

Brecksville Nature Center
9000 Chippewa Creek Drive,
Brecksville 440-526-1012,

CanalWay Center
4524 E. 49th St., Cuyahoga Heights 216-206-1000,

Crown Point Ecology Center
3220 Ira Road, Bath

Garfield Park Nature Center
11350 Broadway Ave., Garfield Heights 216-341-3152,

The Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland

Lake Erie Nature and
Science Center
28728 Wolf Road, Cleveland

The Nature Center
at Shaker Lakes
2600 S. Park Blvd.,
Cleveland 216-321-5935,

Nature Education Building
Buttermilk Falls Pkwy.
Entrance, Mayfield Village

North Chagrin Nature Center
Off Buttermilk Falls Pkwy.,
Willoughby Hills

Miller Nature Preserve
2739 Center Rd. Avon,

Rocky River Nature Center
(Cleveland Metroparks)
24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted 440-734-6660,

Susan Hambley Nature Center
1473 Parschen Blvd.,
Brunswick 330-722-9364,

Wolf Creek Environmental Center
6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center 330-722-9364,

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland

Outdoor Music

Blossom Music Center
1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls

Cain Park – Evans Amphitheater
14591 Superior Road,
Cleveland Heights

Cleveland Metroparks
Edgewater Live & Euclid Beach Live 216-635-3200,

Boulevard Beats
Sit back, relax and enjoy Boulevard Beats, a summer concert series at Eton Chagrin Boulevard. Presented by Apex Dermatology. 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Saturday from May 30-Aug. 29. Bands will perform between Barnes and Noble and Trader Joe’s. 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere 216-591-0544

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
2014 Sycamore St., Cleveland

Lock 3
South Main Street, Akron

The Kent Stage
175 E. Main St., Kent

Music in the Park – Crocker Park
189 Crocker Park Blvd.,
Westlake 440-871-6880

Music Nights at First & Main
Grab some chairs and a blanket and head over to the First & Main Green every Friday and Saturday in July and August for evenings of music, dancing and giveaways. Enjoy top bands as they perform lively cover music and originals. 7–9 p.m. First and Main Streets, Hudson, 330-653-9530,

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
12001 State Rt. 282, Nelson Ledge Road, Garrettsville

Zoos, Aquariums & Farm Parks

Akron Zoo
Get nose-to- nose with hundreds of rare and exotic animals from around the world. Visit the newest exhibits, “Mike and Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge,” for an up-close look at grizzly bears, river otters, red wolves and bald eagles! 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron 330-375-2550,

African Safari Wildlife Park
267 S. Lightner Road, Port Clinton

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Adventure Club
Upgrade your child’s video games for real life adventure. Enroll them in Cleveland Metroparks Adventure Club – the only year-round club that allows them to feed a giraffe, hike, kayak, fish, play FootGolf, hand feed a chickadee, go on a hayride, meet Rangers and visit the Rainforest at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is one of Northeast Ohio’s most visited year-round family attraction, Its home to more than 2,000 exotic animals representing 600 species. Penguins return for a limited time in 2015 in a special seasonal exhibit – Penguin Shores – through Sept. 30. Safari Wildlife Park

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
2000 Sycamore St.,
Cleveland 216-862-8803,

Derthick’s Farm  
Enjoy “Family Fun on the Farm” each Saturday and Sunday through June 14. Bring a picnic and enjoy the outdoors for unique farm experience fun in northern Portage County. Admission is just $8 per person (3 and under free). Bring our ad and receive $2 off up to 5 people. 5182 State Route 82, Mantua

The Farm at Walnut Creek
4147 County Road 114,
Sugarcreek 330-893-4200,

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Road,
Kirtland 440-256-2122,

Water Parks

Castaway Bay
2001 Cleveland Road,
Sandusky 419-627-2500,

Clay’s Park
13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence

Clear Water Park
12712 Hoover Ave. NW,
Uniontown 330-877-9800,

Great Wolf Lodge
4600 Milan Road, Sandusky

Kalahari Water Park
7000 Kalahari Drive,
Sandusky 888-707-4155,

Monsoon Lagoon Water Park
Family Fun Center for all ages with two tower water slides, a lazy river, a tree house, and a swim-up tiki bar for mom and dad. If you feel the need for speed, hop on over to the go-carts, then fire away on the bumper boats or enjoy a round of mini-golf. 1530 S. Danbury Road N., Port Clinton 419-732-6671, monsoonlagoonwater

Pioneer Waterland
10661 Kile Road, Chardon

Soak City
1 Cedar Point Drive,
Sandusky 419-627-2350,

Water Works Family Aquatic
2025 Munroe Falls Ave.,
Cuyahoga Falls 330-971-8433,

Wildwater Kingdom
1100 Squires Road, Aurora

Amusement Parks

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive,
Sandusky 419-627-2350,

Memphis Kiddie Park
10340 Memphis Ave.,
Brooklyn 216-941-5995,

Parks, Gardens & Trails

Chippewa Lake, Krabill Shelter
7597 Ballash Road, Medina

Civic Center Park
8600 Munson Road, Mentor

Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland

Cleveland Cultural Gardens
750 E. 88th St, Cleveland

Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park
Coventry Road & Euclid Heights Blvd.,
Cleveland Heights, 216-556-0927

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
7104 Canal Road, Cleveland

Geauga Park District

Hudson Springs Park
7095 Stow Road, Hudson

Lake Metroparks
Explore, hike and bike more than 50 miles of trails, plus fish, swim, kayak and paddleboard. Meet farm animals at the Farmpark and discover nature and wildlife at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Spend a night tent camping in the parks. See bald eagles soar overhead as you walk along the natural beach at Lake Erie Bluffs.

Lorain County Metro Parks

Medina County Parks

Ohio & Erie Canal

Portage Park District

Preston’s H.O.P.E. Playground Park
The Mandel JCC, 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood,

River Styx Park
8200 River Styx Road,
Wadsworth 330-722-9364,

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 
Enjoy family- friendly exhibits, events, tours and activities to celebrate Stan Hywet’s 100th anniversary. Visit the Playgarden’s six fun-filled interactive, intergenerational experiences. Bring dad to the 58th Annual Father’s Day Car Show on June 21, and moms will love BLOOM!, 32 larger-than-life glass sculptures “planted” in the gardens. 714 N. Portage Path, Akron 330-315-3287,

Stark Parks

Summit Metro Parks

Sporting Events

Cleveland Browns (pre-season)
FirstEnergy Stadium,

Akron Rubberducks
Canal Park, Akron

Cleveland Indians
Progressive Field, 216-420-4487,

Baseball Batting Cages
The first of its kind in Northeast Ohio since 1992, this premier indoor batting cages and training facility features arm style pitching machines. Quality instruction is offered by top-notch instructors combining 75+ years teaching and coaching all positions. No tunnels here…the open floor plan allows the batter to see the flight of the ball. 7033 Mill Road, Brecksville 440-838-5138,

Lake County Captains
Eastlake 440-975-8085,

Lake Erie Crushers
All Pro Freight Stadium, Avon

Skate Parks – Indoor/Outdoor

Mentor Skateland Roller Rink
5615 Andrews Road, Mentor-on-the-Lake 440-257-3387,

Downview Sports Center
1617 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls

Pools, Swimming & Splash Parks

Beachwood Outdoor Pool
South Woodland Road, Beachwood

Supervised Wading Pools
Lions Park, Linden Park, Indian Mountain Park, Quirk Cultural Center, Valley Vista and Oak Park, Cuyahoga Falls,

Dogwood Park Pool & Sprayground
241 7th St. NE, North Canton

Eagle Park Splash Pad
14730 Springdale Ave., Middlefield

Falls River Square Interactive
Fountains 2nd St., Cuyahoga Falls

Gemini Center Sprayground
21225 Lorain Road, Fairview Park

Hinckley Spillway Swim
4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland

Indian Hills Spray Park
1941 Sagamore Drive, Euclid 216-289-8114

Knights Field Park Sprayground
701 Rebecca St., Wooster

Luke Easter Park and Pool
MLK Jr. Blvd. and Ramona Ave.,
Cleveland 216-664-3189

Lyndhurst Brainard Sprayground
Brainard Park, 1840 Brainard Road,
Lyndhurst 440-442-5844

Morton Park Splash Pad
W. 223rd St. and Morton Ave,
Fairview Park 440-356-4444

Munroe Falls, Summit Metro Parks Lake
975 Treaty Line Road, Akron

Orlando Spray Park
30100 Twin Lakes Drive, Wickliffe

Silver Creek, Summit Metro Parks Lake
975 Treaty Line Road, Akron

Sprayground at Richmond Heights
Community Park
27285 Highland Road, Richmond Heights

Spray Park at Quarry Park
Quarry Park South – South Euclid

Walsh SprayPark
7221 Bellflower Road, Mentor


Headlands Beach State Park
9601 Headlands Road, Mentor

Huntington Beach
4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland

Edgewater Beach
4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland

Fairport Harbor Lakefront Beach
301 Huntington Beach Drive,
Fairport Harbor,

Adventure Zone
5600 Lake Road, Geneva-on-the-Lake

Airport Go-Karts
16208 Brookpark Road, Cleveland

Chip’s Clubhouse
214 5th Ave., Chardon

Bricks 4 Kidz Camps
are a high-energy, fast paced setting where kids build, discover and test the limits of their imagination. Themes include LEGO City, Minecraft, Clash of Clans, Classic Arcade Brick Adventures, Bricks 4 God, Ninja Training and more. Many locations including Avon Lake, Bay Village, Lakewood, North Royalton and Rocky River. 25651 Detroit, Westlake, 440-892-0900,

Firefly’s Mini Golf
200 Southpark Center, Strongsville

Cafe O’Play  
More than a huge indoor playground for kids, Cafe O’Play is designed to build community, host unique events and offer a comfortable oasis for adults. A diversified destination indoor play cafe combining recreation, entertainment and physically active play in a 9,000-square-foot facility.  911 Graham Road, Suite 27, Stow, 330-928-7517,

Fun-N-Stuff Amusement Park
661 E. Highland Road, Macedonia

The Golf Dome
8198 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls 440-543-1211,

Lodi Station
Save hundreds of dollars shopping your favorite brands during our holiday weekend sidewalk sales for Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Hop aboard the Lodi Station Outlets Express trains running seven days a week, weather permitting, plus attend exciting character meet-n-greets all summer long. 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank 330-948-9929,

Lake County Speedway Go Karts
500 Fairport Nursery Road, Painesville

Rinky Dink Family Fun Center
2390 Medina Road, Medina

Sluggers & Putters
333 Lafayette Drive, Canal Fulton

Sweeties Golfland
6770 Brookpark Road, Cleveland

8501 Stearns Road,
Olmsted Township 440-235-4420,

Canoeing, & Fishing

Crooked River Adventures
100 Stow St., Kent 330-541-7467,

Grand River Canoe Livery
3825 Fobes Road, Rock Creek

Lake Erie – Rocky River
Great Lakes Kayaking
14th and Broadway, Lorain

Jellystone Park
12712 Hoover Ave., Uniontown

No fishing license required:
Chapin Forest Reservation
9938 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306), Kirtland 440-358-7275,

Concord Woods Nature Park
11211 Spear Road, Concord Township 440-358-7275,

River Road Park
5808 River Road, Madison Twp.

Drive-In Theaters

Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In Theatre
33395 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville

Blue Sky Drive-In Theater
959 Broad St., Wadsworth

Magic City Drive-In Theater
5602 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Barberton 330-825-4333,

Mayfield Road Drive-In Theater
2100 SR 322, Chardon 440-286-7173,

Midway Twin Drive-In Theater
SR-89 – half-mile Mile east of Kent,
west of Ravenna 330-296-9829,

Summer Reading

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Lakewood Public Library

Medina County District Library
MCDL wants to make reading fun while helping students avoid the “summer slide” in school skills. Our summer reading celebration, “Every Reader, Every Day,” makes reading a part of every child’s day. Children read at least 20 minutes every day, track it and earn prizes along the way.

Mentor Public Library

Westlake Porter Public Library

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