Day trips

Gallipolis in Lights

The Gallipolis City Park on the banks of the Ohio River lights up for Gallipolis in Lights during the holiday season. Parking and admission are free.

Visiting the Farm at Slate Run

If you’re looking for a great free activity in Central Ohio, check out Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Interested in history? You’ll get to experience a working farm from the 1880s. Your children will love helping with chores and visiting the animals. And the best thing? Your visit is entirely free!

Time Served at the Ohio Reformatory

If you enjoyed The Shawshank Redemption, you’ll appreciate a visit to the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Much of the movie was filmed at the prison and in the area surrounding it. In total, there were five Hollywood movies and a number of music videos filmed at the prison. Learn about the filming and history of the prison. You can even take a ghost tour.