- Our list of the best things to do in Newark, Ohio, features the top 53 nearby activities — including 27 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Newark, OH has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Museums & Galleries, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 23 things to do within the city of Newark, OH , followed by 30 popular activities in nearby cities, including Zanesville, Reynoldsburg, Gahanna and Lancaster
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.
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.
Hands-on learning is encouraged at The WORKS MUSEUM. Glass blowing is a popular demonstration offered, and guests enjoy the interactive learning stations and art galleries' exhibits. Camps and classes are also offered.
Home to the Longaberger Company Headquarters, the World's Largest Basket is a symbol of the product that put the company on the map. Visitors love snapping photos of this basket-shaped building or stop in for a tour of the basket making factory.
Opened in the early 1990's, The Works is an educational learning center featuring a number of entertaining attractions and exhibits for its guests to enjoy. Art galleries, an interactive science lab, and history exhibits are among the many attractions offered.