Fairfield County Ohio Family Getaway
An Ideal Destination for Family Fun
Families are always looking for new ways to enjoy time with each other. You will want to explore, share learning experiences and have fun in Lancaster & Fairfield County, Ohio. The itinerary below is just a suggestion of some of the fun things to do when you stay and explore Fairfield County, Ohio.
Day One: Learning and Laughter
Take an MP3 self-guided Walking Tour of Historic downtown Lancaster (1 1/2 hours)
Lunch: Enjoy lunch downtown at many locally owned restaurants. Four Reasons Bakery & Deli, Square Seven Coffee House, Annies Main Street Bistro and Olde Cottage.
AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, a children's museum. Explore this lively, educational and fascinating place for children (especially those age 0-7). You are going to like it. But most importantly the KIDS are going to love it! Open Thursday-Sunday (2 hours)
Explore Mt. Pleasant! This sandstone rock, used by the native American and settlers as an observation point and fortress, is 250 feet high and has 2 acres of flat top area. Located in Rising Park, you can take the easy climb to the summit for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. (2hours)
Civil War buffs you will want to visit the Sherman House Museum, the birthplace and boyhood home of renowned General William Tecumseh Sherman, one of America's most brilliant, innovative Civil War commanders. (1 hour)
Enjoy a relaxing dinner at a local family-friendly restaurant and an evening at the hotel/motel indoor pool.
Day Two: Fun - Outdoors Style
After a great breakfast head out for a day of exploring! Tour Slate Run Historical Farm and step back in time to an authentic 1880's working farm where you can experience firsthand what life was like on an Ohio farm 100 years ago. (2 hours)
Enjoy lunch at the Shade on the Canal Restaurant in neighboring Canal Winchester. (614-837-9873)
Walk through the 1901 Rock Mill Covered Bridge and enjoy the pleasant sounds of the Hocking River waterfall. (1 hour)
Look for muskrats, bull frogs and leopard frogs along the boardwalk at Slate Run Metro Park; a 156-acre wetlands wildlife refuge features marshes, meadows, wet prairies and ponds. The wetlands provide a habitat for reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. If you and your children enjoy fishing you will love fishing for bluegill and largemouth bass from two decks at Buzzard's Roost Lake.
Other family friendly attractions in the area include: AMA Motorcyle Hall of Fame Museum, Doll & Toy Museum, The Georgian Museum, Ohio Glass Museum and Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. If your family is more the "outdoors" type, Fairfield County boasts of many unique parks and nature preserves. Visit our Parks & Nature page to plan your day.
Fairfield County Visitors & Convention Bureau
124 W Main Street Suite 200
Lancaster, OH 43130
740-654-5929 / 800-626-1296