- The list below includes 9 free or cheap things to do in or near Lima, Ohio, including 18 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Art Gallery and History Museums.
- From Allen County Museum to M&D Photography, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lima and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mount Washington.
Since 1908, the Allen County Museum, has been dedicated to showcasing and preserving rich, local history. Exhibits include a restored Sherman Tank, Children's Discovery Center, and other multi-media and interactive displays.
From pillow cases to posters, M&D Photography offers prints of its local photographers' work with subjects like natural landmarks, animals, and historic buildings. The photographs feature scenes from different locations in Ohio.
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721 N Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805 MoreLess Info
A bowling alley and pizzeria, Westgate Lanes Char Dining Room-Lounge & Pizza offers house-made pizza loaded down with cheese and toppings. The bowling alley offers open bowling, and also hosts leagues.
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620 W Market Street, Lima, OH 45801 MoreLess Info
Including several historical sites, the Allen County Museum and Historical Society offers something for the entire family. Besides the main museum, there is a separate section for youth along with a log house, railroad archives and a restored army tank.
A 12-screen movie theater, Regal American Mall Stadium 12 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater provides a room for private events, stadium seating and a concession area with food and drinks.
The Mount Washington Valley encompasses more than 25 towns, and includes a wide variety of accommodation choices, campgrounds and RV parks to bed & breakfasts and resorts. In addition to shopping, dining and sightseeing, local attractions include family attractions, hiking adventures, farms and museums.
Formerly mined for its unique blue clay, Blue Rock Nature Preserve is now open to the public as a conservation area. The preserve sites on 11 acres of land and has trails for visitors to hike in the surrounding forests.