Attractions

Heath, Ohio is a great getaway for families with top-rated attractions, theater, historical sites, museums, arts and more! Take a look at the surrounding area attractions also.

Family Fun

Heath City Water Park

  • 1287 Hebron Rd
  • City: Heath
  • State: OH
  • Phone: 740-522-1420

Daily Hours: June & August 12:00 noon - 6:45 pm
July 12:00 noon - 7:45 pm

The complex has a 30' x 75' diving tank, a 50 meter x 75' olympic pool, a 40' x 75' learning tank, a 3 meter and a 1 meter diving boards, basketball courts, playground unit and a shade shelter. The former wading pool fountain was replaced with a dewdrop.

The pool complex features a 30 foot speed slide with 65 to 70 degree drop, a 30 foot high water slide that is 229 feet long, two drop slides 17 feet high with a 40 degree drop, a lazy river 10 foot wide by 660 feet long, a 5,500 sq.ft water playground with an interactive play unit, tumble buckets, water cannons, and lemon drops, a spray ground that features spray bars and geysers, and "funbrellas" for sun protection.

Hollander Pool

Beautiful public pool open from June 9 - August 20.

Hours
Monday-Friday - 1:00 - 7:00PM
Saturday & Sunday - 1:00 - 6:00PM

$3 Youth Daypass
$5 Adult Daypass
$10 Family Daypass

Land of Legends Alpacas

  • Street: 2653 Swans Road
  • City: Newark
  • State: OH
  • Phone: (740) 345-2199

We are a small breeder nestled in the rolling hills of central Licking County, approximately one hour east of Columbus. We invite you to call and schedule a farm visit today!

Radio Disney's “Rocking in Ohio”

55 S "1"st Street., Newark OH

Radio Disney Cleveland, part of the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families will host “Rocking in Ohio,” an interactive show for Ohio families that highlights the importance of Ohio's natural resources to Ohio families and why science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are crucial in developing these resources at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology . The show was developed by Radio Disney in collaboration with the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP).

The Radio Disney Cleveland Road Crew will be on-site at The Works to provide interactive entertainment, games and fun prizes, as well as the hottest music from today's biggest artists and will engage the audience in fun, educational activities that highlight energy production in Ohio -- from formation to exploration, drilling to producing and processing to refining.

Pre-show entertainment begins at 10:30 a.m. with the program running from 11 a.m. - Noon.

American Primate Educational Sanctuary

8380 Kennedy Rd. Blacklick OH Phone: 614-657-8944

The American Primate Educational Sanctuary was founded in 2002 by Pam and Don White. The primary goal of A.P.E.S. is to educate society on the praticulars of primate care. The majority of the primates were rescued from private owners who no longer wanted them.

Today A.P.E.S is the proud home to White Handed Gibbon Apes and Capuchin Monkeys.

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

  • 2200 Gratiot Rd.
  • City: Newark
  • State: OH

A visit to historic Blackhand Gorge provides the nature lover with the beauty of 970 wooded acres and an awe-inspiring gorge. A 4.25 mile bike trail, hiking, bird watching and canoeing are additional attractions of the beautiful natural setting. Old locks of the Ohio and Erie Canal add to the uniqueness of the setting. Blackhand Gorge allegedly marked the boundary of a sacred Indian Territory where no man was to raise his hand against another.

Blackhand Gorge is open daily from daylight to dusk, and is located 9 miles east of Newark, just south of State Route 146, call (740) 763-4411.

CoCo Key Water Resort

  • 2299 Cherry Valley Road
  • City: Newark
  • State: OH

Escape the everyday at CoCo Key Water Resorts. CoCo Key Water Resorts are the newest water resort developments throughout the U.S offering families adventure filled getaways. CoCo Key brings the incredible water park fun indoors, providing time-starved families with a close-to-home getaway that has something for every member of your family. Want to relax and unwind and have a great time doing so? Then steer your course to a CoCo Key Water Resort location close to you!

Devine Farms Pumpkin Farm

Children't Pedal Tractor Pull-FREE on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Children's Pedal Tractor Pull for ages 3-10 years on Sat., Oct. 12 at Devine Farms, 672 National Rd., Hebron 43025. Trophies & prizes are awarded. Registration begins at Noon and the Pull begins at 1 pm.

Devine Farms and Pumpkin Patch

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES BEGIN LATE SEPTEMBER AND EVERY WEEKEND PRIOR TO TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT. We are open 7 days a week during our fall season. You may purchase pumpkins, cornstalks, straw bales and more! So come on down to the farm! Field Trips & other Group visits are available. Call for details.

Weekend Activities & Hours
Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday Noon - 6pm. Free Parking & free admission. Most activities are $1.00.
The farm is located just East of Columbus in Licking County on the National Rd., Rt. 40 between SR 37 & 79. It is 1 1/2 miles from I-70. Take Exit 126 one mile north on SR 37, then 1/2 mile east on Rt. 40. Remember, it's a 1/2 mile east of SR 37 and 1 mile west of SR 79 in Hebron. Watch for signs! We are near everything in Central Ohio.

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Downtown Granville

  • Granville
  • State: OH
  • Phone: 740-587-4490

Selected by Ohio Magazine as central Ohio's Best Hometown 2010. Whether visiting for a day or speding a relaxing weekend at one of our historic inns or charming B&B's, visitors find themselves mesmerized by the quaint charm of Granville. Visitors return again and again to the picturesque New England-style village of Granville for unique shops, museums, fine and causal dining, Denison University perched atop the hill, or to simply stroll along the tree-lined streets.

Downtown Newark

  • Newark
  • State: OH

Experience Downtown Newark with a walk around the courthouse square. Antiques, clothing, jewelry and other specialty shops, several dining establishments, coffee houses, a winery, the Midland Theatre and newly renovated Newark Metropolitan Hotel are just a few reasons to spend an afternoon or evening in downtown Newark.

Granville Orchard

  • 2770 Lancaster Road
  • City: Granville
  • State: OH

Located 1 mile south of Granville on Rt. 37, we grow apples, peaches, cherries, plums and pears. We have U-Pick on apples, pears and cherries. We also have a store where the fruits are avilable as well as corn, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, melons and crafts. Open July - October everyday from 9 - 5.

Arts

Bryn Du Mansion

537 Jones Rd. Granville OH Phone: (740) 587-7053 Fax: (740) 587-2888

The Estate...Seven Buildings on fifty-two acres: Federal Style Sandstone Mansion circa 1905, 7,200 Square Foot Field House, Landscaped Patio Areas and Sites For Tents, Thirty-two Acre Front Lawn. The Mansion...Old Fashioned Elegance Meets Modern Convenience Oversized Wood Paneled Rooms, Formal Dining Room, Spacious Front Porch with Three-Story Portico overlooking the Front Lawn, East and West Solariums, Handicapped Accessible, New Catering Kitchen & WI-FI Bryn Du...For Your Next: Dinner Party, Wedding, Athletic Event, Art Exhibit, Board Meeting, Luncheon, Gala, Corporate Retreat, Lecture Series, Club Meeting, Reception, Antique Show, Carnival, Concert, Murder Mystery, or Debutant Ball. A one-in-a-million setting for your one-of-a-kind event!

Downtown Granville

Granville OH Phone: 740-587-4490

Selected by Ohio Magazine as central Ohio's Best Hometown 2010. Whether visiting for a day or speding a relaxing weekend at one of our historic inns or charming B&B's, visitors find themselves mesmerized by the quaint charm of Granville. Visitors return again and again to the picturesque New England-style village of Granville for unique shops, museums, fine and causal dining, Denison University perched atop the hill, or to simply stroll along the tree-lined streets.

Downtown Newark

Newark OH Downtown Newark Association

Experience Downtown Newark with a walk around the courthouse square. Antiques, clothing, jewelry and other specialty shops, several dining establishments, coffee houses, a winery, the Midland Theatre and newly renovated Newark Metropolitan Hotel are just a few reasons to spend an afternoon or evening in downtown Newark.

Granville Studio of Visual Arts (GSVA)

537 Jones Road Granville OH Phone: 740-587-2371

Located in a renovated building at the historic Bryn Du Mansion complex, Granville Studio of Visual Arts offers art education classes for Pre-K to adults. Attached to the art studio, The Eddie Wolfe Gallery showcases the work of GSVA students and is open and FREE to the public Saturdays from 12-4 p.m.

Licking County Arts

38 South Third Street Newark OH Phone: (740) 349-8031

The Licking County Arts is a non-profit organization of artists and art lovers. It has been in existence since the 1960's. We are currently located in the LCA Gallery at 38 South 3rd Street. We have many art exhibits each year, including shows at the Gallery location, OSU-Newark, The Dawes Arboretum, and other locations around the county. Our mission (condensed version) is to support the arts, artists, and art education. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm except for holidays and special occasions.

Historic Places

Buckingham House

This beautiful, historic home is the perfect, intimate venue for a variety of events-- from Meetings, Workshops, or "After-Hours" Events, to Breakfasts or Brunch, Luncheons, Parties, Receptions, Weddings, Reunions and more.....The Buckingham Meeting House provides a perfect setting for your celebration. Doug is available to accomodate all of your event-planning needs.

Davis-Shai House

  • 301 Central Parkway
  • City: Heath
  • State: OH
  • Phone: (740) 788-8942
  • Fax: (740) 788-9669

Welcome to the Davis-Shai House. This beautiful Gothic Revival home, dating from the days of the Ohio and Erie Canal, is a link to a quiet past that has become a true showplace. It's the City of Heath's crown jewel and one of Licking County's most beautiful cultural arts and rental facilities.

From its high teas, Friday lunches, and cooking and decorating classes to its dinner theatres, outdoor music concerts, and holiday events, programs are laced with cultural experiences for everyone to enjoy. Upon arrival, patrons are greeted by one of over 80 volunteers. Often dressed in Victorian style clothing, a volunteer directs visitors to the main dining room where the staff and a team of over 80 volunteers serve as chefs, hosts, hostesses, and tour guides.
The Davis-Shai House is open daily 8am to 4pm weekdays and some Saturdays. The facility is avialble for private events by calling 740-788-8942.

Flint Ridge State Memorial and Museum

  • 7091 Brownsville Road SE
  • City: Glenford
  • State: OH
  • Phone: 740-787-2476

This ancient quarry site of Native Americans is famous for its high quality and colorful flint. A museum displays the qualities of flint and Native American uses of it. Several hiking trails bring the visitor close to ancient quarry pits as they wind their way through a diversity rich forest of abundant wildlife and plant communities. Located three miles north of Route 40 at Brownsville on Licking County Road 668. Hours: Open May through October, Saturdays 9 – 5 and Sundays 10 - 5. Fee $3.00 adults $1.00 students $2 AAA and free for OHS members.

Granville Historical Society

  • 115 East Broadway
  • City: Granviile
  • State: OH
  • Phone: (740) 587-3951

Charles W. Bryant, Crayton Black, Francis Shepardson chartered the society in 1885. Bryant is credited with the fine genealogical records and documentation of gravestones in the Old Burying Grounds. A fellow historian, Rev. Henry Bushnell published the History of Granville, Ohio in 1889. Since then several significant historical documents and histories has been published in and about the village of Granville including the three-volume Bicentennial history in 2005.

Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society & Museum

  • 4729 Walnut Rd
  • City: Buckeye Lake
  • State: OH
  • Phone: 740-929-1998

A visit to the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum will take you a step back in the entire history of this area. Starting with the Cranberry Bog, The Indians of the area, The Ohio Eire Canal Days on to the Buckeye Lake Amusement Park , once known as the Playground of Ohio. Hundreds of photgraphs tell the story of this unique area and the fun days from 1700 to present day. Admission is $4 with members free. Open Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 -4:00 pm.

Hufford House Museum

  • 45 North Main Street
  • City: Utica
  • Phone: 740-892-3218

The Hufford House Museum displays relics from the era of the window glass making industry between 1903 and 1929. Changing exhibits feature business, schools and past and present people from Utica and the surrounding area. Open Sunday 2:00 pm - 4:00pm. Private tours available for groups of all sizes.

National Heisey Glass Museum

Veteran's Park, 169 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio

Owned and operated by the Heisey Collectors of America, Inc. (HCA) since 1974, the National Heisey Glass Museum holds more than 4,500 pieces of glassware and plant memorabilia from the A.H. Heisey & Co. The plant produced high quality, hand-wrought glass in Newark, Ohio, from 1896 to 1957. Glass originally produced by pressing was intended to simulate cut glass making elegant glass affordable to more families. Highly skilled craftsmen produced, cut, and etched glass in many styles and colors. The beauty and superior quality of the glass makes it a highly collectable item. The Museum stands as a historical reminder and an educational resource to the heritage of the A.H. Heisey & Co. The Museum is housed in the historic Samuel D. King residence, an 1831 Greek Revival home that was moved to the site in 1973, and an additional wing added in 1993. The Museum Gift Shop offers original Heisey pieces as well as re-issue pieces made from the original Heisey molds. Open year round, except Mondays, major holidays, and the day after Thanksgiving, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Newark Earthworks Great Circle Museum

  • 455 Hebron Road
  • City: Heath Ohio Phone: 740-345-8224

This National Historic Landmark is a place where visitors can explore a 2,000 year-old geometric earthworks that served both cathedral and astronomical observatories for the people know to archaeologists as the Hopewell culture. Owned by the Ohio Historical Society, the Newark Earthworks State memorial includes the Great Circle Earthworks State Memorial, Octagon Earthworks, and the Wright Earthworks. Also home of the Greater Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Open Daily
Memorial Day to Labor Day Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 5:00pm Saturday - 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday - 1:00pm-5:00pm

September through May

Monday - Friday - 8:30am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Robbins-Hunter Museum

  • 221 East Broadway
  • City: Granville
  • State: Ohio

Added to over the years, it now has 27 rooms, 14 are open to the public. The interior contains displays of 18th and 19th century American and European furniture, decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, carpets, silver, china, and lighting.

Hours: March-December, Wednesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

No admission fee

Ridge Museum, The

  • Street: 14430 Flint Ridge Road
  • City: Brownsville
  • State: Ohio
  • Phone: (740) 787-2869

The exhibits demonstrate how these people lived , their artifacts and the tools they used. Admission is free!

The Alexandria Museum

  • 23 W. Main Street
  • City: Alexandria
  • State: Oh
  • Phone: 740-924-2453

The Alexandria Museum is a locally administered collection of historical items and artifacts from Alexandria and St. Alban's Township. Located in the pre-1860 Laycock House, in the center of Alexandria, the museum's collections were founded over 30 years ago by local citizens in the Alexandria Community Council, the first community council in Ohio, in an effort to preserve local artifacts and provide a center for community history. The museum hosts it's annual "Quilt Month" in April with extened open hours. Open every Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and by appointment. Tours and educational groups are welcome.

Ye Olde Mill - Home of Velvet Ice Cream

  • 11324 Mount Vernon Road
  • City: Utica
  • State: Ohio
  • Postcode: 43080
  • Andre Dagar
  • Phone: (740) 892-3921

Activities include: Visitors Center with hourly tours, Ohio's only ice cream museum, Ice cream production viewing gallery, 1817 Ice Cream Parlor, The Mill Room Restaurant, Gift Shop, Weekend family entertainment, Picnic park and shelter houses, Children's playground, Nature trails, Farm animal petting zoo Buckeye tree grove.

All of Velvet Ice Cream's Factory tours begin at the visitors Center on the hour.

May - October our hours are:
Monday - Friday 11:00am, 12:00, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

*** Large groups, such as school groups, nursing home groups,tour buses and any group larger than 15 should call ahead to schedule a tour with our tour director. Please call 1-800-589-5000 to schedule your tour today!! ALL GROUPS WELCOME

During your tour you will learn about:

The history of the mill, How the mill was a stop on the underground railroad, The mill in the 1800's grained corn, wheat and flour was a gathering place for the town folk to find out the towns news and get help for their farms.

NEW for 2011
CORPORATE HOLIDAY PARTIES
for groups up to 100 (minimum 30)

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY WEEKENDS
Velvet will be open the following dates for Christmas festivities from 10AM - 4PM:
Nov. 26, 27 & 28
Dec. 4 & 5
Dec. 11 & 12
Dec. 18 & 19

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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