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.
Yellow flowers in the Boneyfiddle area of downtown Portsmouth, Ohio
Sometimes life can get wild, especially at The Wilds in Ohio. Did you know you can take an open-air safari in the Buckeye State?
While it may not be the south of France, there are plenty of Ohio lavender fields to visit. We visited a self-pick lavender farm near Dayton.
Ash Cave provides a handicapped accessible hike in Ohio. The short route and wide, paved trail will allow everyone to see the cave.
Spend an afternoon exploring the Portsmouth flood wall mural in Ohio. It’s 20 feet tall and 3/4 mile long and tells the story of the city.
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!
Hiking the Hocking Hills with dogs is a great way to explore the park. You’ll need to make sure you’re prepared. Bring plenty of water and towels and read up on the rules ahead of time. But your pup will enjoy hiking as much as you do!
Groovy Plants Ranch is near Marengo, Ohio, just north of Columbus. They have a large selection of plants, lots of things to see and backgrounds perfect for your Instagram feed!
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.