- TripBuzz found 39 things to do with kids in or near Newark, Ohio, including 22 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Zanesville, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Lancaster.
- From Valley lanes bowling to Coco Key Water Resort, the Newark area offers 68 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Theaters, Specialty Museums and Historic Sites.
- Famous for being home to the world's largest basket-shaped building, Newark is deeply invested in its rich resource based business industry. This American small town boasts the nationally historic Indian Earthworks, built 2000 years ago by the Hopewell culture of Ohio. Other points of interest include the architecturally prominent Licking County Courthouse and multiple performance arts venues.
Any time of year is perfect for enjoying 50,000 square feet of indoor water fun when you visit Coco Key Water Resort. You will enjoy the Key West themed decor while your kids have a blast playing in the water park.
The Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena hosts children's camps, learn to skate classes for beginners, hockey leagues and classes, and figure skating classes. The public is also welcome for community events and open skate.
Beginning in 1929 with 293-acres of wooded landscape and gardens, the Dawes Arboretum, has grown to more than 1,800-acres with 5,000 different types of woody plants. Visitors can enjoy the many hiking trails or see much of it from the car.
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The Licking County Historical Society Museums Vtrns Park is an organization that preserves the town's past in a number of displayed homes, museums, and events such as the Dancing Through the Decades ball.
Operated by the Licking County Historical Society, the Sherwood Davidson Museum is a museum dedicated to displaying the history of the local area. The museum is located within a vintage home that dates to around the year 1820.
The Webb House Museum is managed by the local historical society which offers afternoon tours of the turn-of-the-century mansion. The arts and crafts architecture of the house and grounds have been furnished with period-correct fixtures and furnishings.
Since opening in 1928, the Midland Theatre, has enthralled audiences as much with its architectural beauty as the quality of the shows there. From vaudeville in the early days, to live music, comedy, and movies, plan your visit today.
Spanning 1,200 feet and reaching 14-feet high in places, the Great Circle, is an earthen mound built by the Hopewell culture of Native Americans prior to 500 A.D. in Newark. Used as a ceremonial site, the earth mound is a National Historic Landmark.