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Murphy Theatre
Murphy Theatre Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Dayton, OH
Theatre in Wilmington, OH USA

Charles Webb Murphy, who owned the Chicago Cubs during their glory years of 1906-1914, built this landmark in downtown Wilmington's historic district. The theater boasts 750 seats and has been restored to its original grandeur.


Zoombezi Bay
Zoombezi Bay Top Attraction!
Zoo in Powell, OH USA

Zoombezi Bay is the coolest attraction in town located next to the Columbus Zoo. This 22.7 acre water wonderland is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Park your car once and visit both attractions for one price (Zoombezi Bay pass includes admission to the Columbus Zoo, too!) Or just visit the water park.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Cleveland, OH USA

This must-see attraction features more than 3,000 animals located throughout 165 rolling wooded acres and a two-story Rainforest full of exotic creatures and striking plant life from across the globe.

J.E. Reeves Victorian Home Museum
J.E. Reeves Victorian Home Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Amish Country, OH
Museum in Dover, OH USA

This unique no-ropes museum takes you back in time into the restored home of industrialist Jeremiah E. Reeves. Step back into the elegance of the late 19th Century by visiting the J.E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum. This opulent mansion, the former home of prominent Dover industrialist, Jeremiah E. Reeves, has been restored by the Dover Historical Society.

Warther Carvings & Gardens
Warther Carvings & Gardens Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Amish Country, OH
Museum in Dover, OH USA

This family-owned museum features the train carvings of Ernest Mooney Warther. Working cutlery and gift shop also on site. Truly a one-of-a-kind place to visit. Along with incredible carvings done by the World's Master Carver, Ernest Mooney Warther, you will enjoy beautiful Swiss gardens, Freida Warther's Button House of 73,000 buttons, and the Warther Family Home.


Ghostly Manor
Ghostly Manor Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Sandusky, OH USA

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is a year-round, multi-attraction amusement center that offers thrills and expanded holiday entertainment.

Lake Erie Shores and Islands
Lake Erie Shores and Islands Top Attraction!
Excursion in Sandusky, OH USA

Fun, family coastal destination Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores and Islands is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions.

Ross County Heritage Center
Ross County Heritage Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Ohio
Museum in Chillicothe, OH USA

Historical museum showcasing Ross County's heritage. Ross County Heritage Center features exhibits that showcase the rich history of Ross County and Chillicothe.

Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama
Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama Top Attraction!
Museum in Chillicothe, OH USA

Witness the spectacular re-enactment of the life of the legendary Shawnee leader Tecumseh. The facility offers a free mini museum, nightly buffet, afternoon backstage tours and gift shop. Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to unite the various tribes in an effort to drive the encroaching whites from their sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700's.


Gallia County Historical/Genealogical Society
Gallia County Historical/Genealogical Society Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Gallipolis, OH
Museum in Gallipolis, OH USA

Gallia County Historical/enealogical Society in Gallipolis, OH The newest museum in Gallia County is located in the Gallia County Historical and Genealogical Society. Visitors can enjoy exhibits of O.O. McIntyre, antique ladies' attire, military memorabilia and period medical equipment and instruments.

Our House Museum
Our House Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Gallipolis, OH
Museum in Gallipolis, OH USA

Built as a tavern in 1819, the Our House Museum was owned and operated by the Cushing Family and was the center of the community's social life for many years. Now a museum, you can get a glimpse of time past with tours given by period dressed docents.

Balloon Fest - A Hot Air Affair
Balloon Fest - A Hot Air Affair
Scenic in Urbana, OH USA

An awesome display of light and color - an evening of family The fifth annual Champaign County Balloon Fest - A Hot Air Affair will be held Sept. 8-9, 2023 at the historic Grimes Field Airport in Urbana, Ohio. Included will be children's games and activities, music, food trucks, and assorted vendors.

Chili Cook-off Festival/Hoopla Parade
Chili Cook-off Festival/Hoopla Parade
Food Tour in Urbana, OH USA

Join the festivities including chili sampling, children's ac Fire up those kettles and enter to win the top prize of $1000 for the best chili. Registration forms are available on line and are discounted until Sept. 11, 2023! The Monument Square District is sponsoring the 16th.

Chillicothe Railroad Museum
Chillicothe Railroad Museum things to do on a rainy day in Ohio
Museum in Chillicothe, OH USA

Showcasing the history of the railroad Housed within 2 historic B&O cabooses, the Chillicothe Railroad Museum offers 150 years of railroad history.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest
Zoo in Cleveland, OH USA

One of the largest urban zoos in the country! Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest is located at 3900 Wildlife Way. One of the largest urban zoos in the country, located only 5 minutes from downtown Cleveland, the Zoo is home to the largest collection of primate species in North America.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
National Park in Cleveland, OH USA

National Park Just a short drive from the major metropolitan areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects 33,000 acres along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. Though such a short distance from urban environments, the park is worlds away.

David Nickens Heritage Center
David Nickens Heritage Center things to do on a rainy day in Ohio
Museum in Chillicothe, OH USA

Preserving local & national African American heritage The David Nickens Heritage Center was established to preserve both local and national African American heritage and culture.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
National Park in Dayton, OH USA

National Historic Park Dayton Aviation Heritage commemorates three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley. Through the invention of powered flight, Wilbur and Orville made significant contributions to human history.

Fall Fun on the Farm
Fall Fun on the Farm
Recreation in Wooster, OH USA

Fall family fun! 50+ activities for all ages! Come visit Ramseyer Farms where family-friendly fun is the focus. Open in September and October with over 50 activities for all ages including two giant corn mazes, hayrides, slides, animals, pedal carts, and so much more! Tents and campfire sites are available to rent.

First Ladies National Historic Site
First Ladies National Historic Site
National Park in Canton, OH USA

National Historic Site First Ladies National Historic Site is currently located at the Saxton McKinley House. The City National Bank Building has been renovated for use as the National First Ladies' Library Education and Research Center.

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Best Time to Visit Ohio


The best time to visit Ohio is in the summer and spring. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Spring nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Ohio


Month Low Avg High
January 19.2 27.0 34.7
February 21.9 30.4 38.8
March 30.2 39.8 49.4
April 39.6 50.3 61.0
May 50.4 61.1 71.7
June 59.5 69.9 80.3
July 63.8 74.0 84.1
August 62.1 72.2 82.3
September 55.1 65.4 75.7
October 43.6 53.8 64.0
November 34.5 42.8 51.0
December 24.8 32.2 39.5

Destinations in and around Ohio to Visit



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