5 Family-Friendly Sandusky Attractions


Finding family-friendly Sandusky attractions is a piece of cake. With an array of fun things to do there is something for everyone in the family. Whether you want to take a ride on the wild side with the animals, visit historic places of interest or ride one of the tallest coasters, you will find it in Sandusky.

African Safari Wildlife Park
267 Lightner Rd. (off SR 163)
Port Clinton OH 43452

Get an up-close look at the wild animals of the world at this drive-thru park. Before or after entering the park, visit the zoo-like walking area which has a host of animals, pony rides and animal shows. You will be given a bucket of food and instructions and once inside the gates you will see lions, giraffes, camels, buffalo and more. It is a fun time and you can go through more than once. A little giraffe slobber on the car never hurt anyone, and you can clean it off when you get back to your Sandusky bed and breakfast. Check seasonal times. A gift shop and snack bar are on the premises.

Berlin Fruit Box Company/Samuel Patterson Baskets
51 Mechanic St. (off SR 61)
Berlin Heights OH 44814

This company has been making baskets for 153 years and continues to do so the old fashion way. The Berlin Fruit Box Company is currently run by the sixth generation of the Samuel Patterson family and is the second oldest basket business in the country. They offer tours on weekdays during the summer months and by appointment in the winter months. Everyone in the family can learn just how the special woods are cut and made into strips for hand weaving the collection of baskets. They even have a Buckeye basket.

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Dr.
Sandusky OH 44870

Probably the most popular of the Sandusky attractions for families is Cedar Point amusement park. It is located just across the causeway from your Sandusky Inn. Here your family can have the run of 364 acres of fun that includes 17 roller coasters, more than 55 other thrill rides as well as shows and attractions. The little ones will enjoy Planet Snoopy, which is perfect for them. During October the goblins come out at Monster Midway Invasion. Seasonal months, May through October.

Water Parks
Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Water park
Great Wolf Lodge
Kalahari Resort

Water parks are a must see for Sandusky bed and breakfast families. With three big parks you can enjoy the thrills of a water park year round, even in Ohio winters. All of the parks offer indoor slides and water attractions as well as hotels and many amenities that might include spas, fitness centers and arcades. Each has its specialities such as the Toddler Ride Pool and Rendezvous Run water coaster at Castaway Bay, arts and crafts center for kids at Great Wolf Lodge or the Zip Coaster at Kalahari.

Edison's Birthplace
9 Edison Dr. (off SR 13)
Milan OH 44846

Many Sandusky attractions are educational and one that stands out is Thomas Edison's 1847 birthplace. Everyone has studied about this inventor. Tours of his boyhood home are interesting and educational. From the many displays to the detailed narration, you will learn about his inventions, some that were created right here by your Sandusky Inn.