Top 10 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Ohio - Updated 2023

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Amusement parks are aplenty in Ohio, namely traditional parks with roller coasters and merry-go-rounds, water parks with wavy slides, kiddie parks for the younger ones, scary themed parks, and historical parks. You can choose to stock up your itinerary with a mix of everything or spend a few days trying out all the rides at a single park. Whatever it is, the objective is to have nothing but a fun-filled time with your family and friends. With most of them starting their action-packed season in May, here are the top 10 theme parks and amusement parks in Ohio, USA for you to choose from!

1. Cedar Point

Gemini Cedar Point
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Stratosphere used under CC BY-SA 2.5

This picture was chosen for the sheer monstrosity of the hyper-hybrid coaster - Steel Vengeance. If that isn’t enough to put you in a thrill-seeking mood, then you have 70 other rides to choose from. “More than just roller coasters”, Cedar Point offers resorts, restaurants and fun-filled attractions that will have you investing more time than you should. The park opens from May 2019, do visit the website for updates and early-bird discounted tickets!

Cedar Point

Address: 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870-5259

Website: Cedar Point

Opening hours: 11am-11pm

Price: 73 USD

2. Memphis Kiddie Park

Memphis Kiddie Park
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It’s a ‘kiddie park’, so grab your youngins and put some smiles on their faces. The park features a mini golf course, a small Ferris wheel, kiddie trains, merry-go-rounds and everything that will make you want to step into the hot tub of childhood again. Each ride is only one ticket, and there is no entrance fee. The season starts from May 2019, so start planning early!

Memphis Kiddie Park

Address: 10340 Memphis Ave, Cleveland, OH 44144, USA

Website: Memphis Kiddie Park

Opening hours: 11am-8.30pm

Price: 2.50 USD

3. Euclid Beach Park

Cleveland Sign at Euclid Beach Park (35755750296)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Erik Drost used under CC BY 2.0

Instead of visiting an amusement park, why not revisit the history behind one of Cleveland’s most iconic amusement parks? Riots, financial problems, and controversies are part of the saga that rendered the permanent closure of Euclid Beach Park on September 28, 1969. You can still visit the site, which is now a beach-park mainly used for leisure activities and a stroll down memory lane. The restored Euclid Beach carousel is open at the Cleveland Historic Center - you can give that a try as well.

Euclid Beach Park

Address: 16301 Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44110.

Website: Euclid Beach Park

Opening hours: 5am-10pm

Price: Free entrance

4. Winton Woods: Parky's Ark Wet Playground

Here in Winton Woods Harbor, next to a lovely lake is a small water park - or playground - for children to douse themselves in. Take your kids to immerse themselves in the serenity of nature while enjoying a splashing time of fun and enjoyment. The playgrounds are only open from August through September so do look out for details. Of course - adult supervision is a must!

Winton Woods: Parky's Ark Wet Playground

Address: Winton Harbor: 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

Website: Winton Woods: Parky’s Ark Wet Playground

Opening hours: 11am-7pm

Price: 4 USD

5. Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

You are bound to have a freakishly fun time at the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. It features an eerie haunted house, a virtual roller coaster, a skating rink, bounce houses and many other action-packed attractions that are perfect for groups of friends or families. Many choose to host their birthday parties here and special events are held from September through December. Visit their website to find out more!

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

Address: 3319 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870, USA

Website: Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

Opening hours: 12pm-10pm

Price: 25 USD

6. Tuscora Park

Posted by Tuscora Park on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tuscora Park offers every attraction that screams leisure and recreation for families. The park, showered in lush greenery and nature, offers an array of rides (merry go round, Ferris wheel, children roller coaster, kids train, etc.), sports facilities (tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball field), a public pool, and many more fun things to do! The park itself is free and open year-round, but the rides and various attractions usually end operations by September.

Tuscora Park

Address: 161 Tuscora Ave NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663-1800

Website: Tuscora Park

Opening hours: 11:30am-9pm (subject to change)

Price: 1 USD per ride

7. Zoombezi Bay

Don’t let summer float away! It’s the last weekend to visit Zoombezi Bay for the season and we are open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 3.

Posted by Zoombezi Bay on Sunday, 2 September 2018

With its season re-opening on May 19, 2019, you have time to plan for some splashing summer fun. The 22.7-acres (9.18 hectares) water park boasts 17 water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a rapid pool, private cabanas, children pools and many more aqua action suitable for people of all ages. Go early to beat the queues, and visit their website for special prices and discounts!

Zoombezi Bay

Address: 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288

Website: Zoombezi Bay

Opening hours: 10:30am-7pm

Price: 19 USD

8. Jungle Jack's Landing

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Source: Photo by user Jeremy Thompson used under CC BY 2.0

Another subsidiary and located within the premises of Columbus Zoo, Jungle Jack’s Landing is the dry cousin of Zoombezi Bay. The small amusement park features a dozen thrilling attractions, including the Jungle River Falls, the Sea Dragon roller coaster and the Zanzibar ship among other child-oriented activities such as bumper cars and kiddie trains. The season reopens in end May 2019.

Jungle Jack's Landing

Address: 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065-7288

Website: Jungle Jack’s Landing

Opening hours: 10am-4pm

Price: 2 USD per ride (varies per attraction)

9. Stricker's Grove

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user WillMcC used under CC BY 3.0

Stricker’s Grove is a family-owned amusement park that is mainly rented out for private functions and open to the public during certain dates in the year (special holidays such as 4th of July, etc.) It has several attractions and exhilarating rides that will guarantee a fun time with your family. The Tornado and Teddy Bear roller coaster are some of the more notable ones. Do visit their website to find out more about their availability.

Stricker's Grove

Address: 11490 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA

Website: Stricker’s Grove

Opening hours: 9am-8pm

Price: 12.50 USD (price varies on occasion)

10. Coney Island Amusement Park (from USD 59.0)

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Not to be confused with the many other variations with the same name, Coney Island Amusement Park is an amusement park cum waterpark located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its most prominent attraction is the Sunlite Pool with its boisterous crowds and thrilling water slides (Twister, Cyclone, Pipeline Plunge). The park opens from May 24th this year - visit the website for more details!

Coney Island: All-Day Pass to Luna Park

Duration: 1 day

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These family-oriented amusement parks are perfect for you to spend some quality time with your children, parents or siblings. If you’ll be in Ohio in the summer, it’s never too early to start booking your tickets!

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