- TripBuzz found 94 things to do with kids in or near Kettering, Ohio, including 90 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dayton, Lebanon, Springfield and Fairborn.
- From Cox Arboretum MetroPark to Hills & Dales MetroPark, the Kettering area offers 70 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Amusement Parks (All Ages), Theaters and Movie Theaters.
- Settled in southwest Ohio, Kettering is a suburb of the nearby Dayton. Nearly 300 acres parks call the city home as a place for outdoor recreation and entertainment. To compliment its natural wonder, Kettering is also a major center of business, celebrating the arts, athletics, and leisure of the area.
Founded in 1962, the Cox Arboretum Metropark is a wooded and garden oasis featuring walking paths and a Butterfly House. Facilities are available for weddings or special events, as well as children's educational programs year-round.
An amusement facility and arcade, The Magic Castle offers a variety of activities. Options include miniature golf, batting cages, redemption games, and a wide variety of video games. There is also a snack bar with pizza and other treats.
A 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater, Fraze pavilion was christened in 1991 and has been hosting top name entertainment ever since. Visitors can walk around the grounds and enjoy the fountains and sculptures before enjoying the show.
Kettering Recreation Complex is 152,000 square feet and offers over a thousand programs each year including swimming, ice skating, fitness, gardening, self-defense and even etiquette. It includes a water park, ice arena, gym, indoor pool and senior center.
Covering 65 acres, the Carillon Historical Park is dedicated especially to the history of the area and the history of technology. Among the exhibits, there is the first practical airplane built in 1905, as well as the first automobile self-starter.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark is 189 acre park that features a variety of trees, gardens, shrubs, forests, and prairies and houses a native-Ohio Butterfly House. The park offers various educational programs about plant science, conservation, and horticulture.
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Visitors can take a peak at the ongoing archaeological research at the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park. The park contains a replica Native American village where visitors can experience an authentic pow wow with dancing and singing.