- Cedar Point
- One Cedar Point Drive - Sandusky
- Ohio 44870 - United States
Located in Northern Ohio between Cleveland and Toledo. Coming from the East or West on the Ohio Turnpike, you can use Exits 5A, 6, or 6A. US Routes 6 and 20 also cross the County from East to West. State Rts. 19 and 53 from the North and South. State Rt. 4 runs along the Eastern edge of the County, while US Route 23 runs along the west. We are within a two hour drive of Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, and Fort Wayne.
Located in Sandusky, on a Lake Erie peninsula, Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park/resort that's home to the largest collection of rides (60) and roller coasters (12) in the world! In 1998, Cedar Point debuted Power Tower, a 300-foot-tall mega-thriller consisting of four 240-foot towers, two of which blasts riders UP its structure and two of which will thrust riders down - all in three seconds at more than fifty mph!
But, Cedar Point is more than just thrill rides. You'll also find live stage shows, a strip of white sand beach, water rides, two children's areas with pint-sized rides, craftspeople, award-winning landscaping, shopping, dining from fast-food to sit-down restaurants, an IMAX theater, the adjacent Soak City water park and Challenge Park, an entertainment complex which includes miniature golf courses and a go-kart raceway. And, Cedar Point makes it easy to stay where you play by offering three resort hotels along with a campground and Cedar Point Marina.
Splashing waterfalls and sandstone rock formations laden with lore and legend. The splendor of spring wildflowers and the quiet coolness of a summer forest. Follow the trails to Ash Cave, where a 90-foot waterfall marks the spot where Native Americans once camped, and to Old Man's Cave, an old hermit's haunt and the site of three more cascades. Photographers will love the scenic cliffs at Cedar Falls, and an observation platform along Rim Trail affords an unsurpassed view of the deep gorge and rare plants that thrive in Conkles Hollow. Cantwell Cliffs has breathtaking 150-foot-high walls, while water slowly carved the "rooms" of the age-old Rock House in the side of a cliff. More comfortable rooms, however, are available at the state park cabins and charming and historic nearby inns.
Paramount's Kings Island is the Midwest's largest theme park with over 300 rides and attractions plus a 30-acre water park, Water Works, that is free with park admission. World record thrills, including 12 roller coasters, tie the Guiness World Record for the most coasters at any park on Earth! New for 1999: Face/Off, the Midwest's only 5G face-to-face inverted roller coaster and Drop Zone, the world's tallest gyro drop at 315 feet. Both are in the Paramount Action Zone, a newly-themed area at Paramount's Kings Island that looks and feels like a Hollywood movie studio backlot come-to-life.
Paramount's Kings Island is also the home of The Beast, 20 years strong as the world's longest wooden roller coaster. Nine fantastic shows entertain and delight all ages while Nickelodeon Splat City, where the world famous Rugrats appear daily, and newly expanded Hanna-Barbera Land with Scooby, Yogi and their friends provide extra special fun for the kids. Campgrounds are conveniently located next to the theme park.
Six Flags Ohio
Visit the new Six Flags Ohio! Leading the line up of $40 million in new rides and attractions are FOUR brand-new coasters! Ride Batman Knight Flight-the Midwests sole floorless coaster, Superman Ultimate Escape, a high-tech coaster that spirals thrillseekers 180 feet high at 70 mph, The Villain, a new mammoth wooden roller coaster and the Road Runner Express, a coaster the whole family can ride together! Hurricane Harbor is a brand new waterpark that features a 25,000 square foot wave pool and 1,000 foot long lazy river and the gigantic boat ride, Shipwreck Falls. Meet your favorite Looney Tunes characters and experience exciting new interactive attractions and rides geared specifically for tiny tikes at Looney Tunes Boom Town!
Honored as an All-American City, Akron offers world-class attractions while maintaining its midwest warmth and friendliness. Enjoy some of Ohioís best attractions, such as Canal Park; the finest minor league ballpark in the country, which is home to Cleveland Indians' AA team; a Broadway-style performing arts hall; a convention center showcasing major events; Carousel Dinner Theatre, the nation's largest professional dinner theatre; world-famous Harry London's Chocolate Factory; Stan Hywet, a 65-room English Tudor mansion featured on TV's Castles in America; plus lakes, hike/bike trails, ski resorts and golf courses, including the famed site of the NEC World Series of Golf. And, just a short distance away are three fabulous halls of fame: Akron's National Inventors Hall of Fame, Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame and Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Located close Cleveland and Canton airports and within easy via Interstates 76 and 77, Akron is the perfect destination for an Ohio getaway!
Surprise. It's Columbus. The more you get to know Columbus, the more surprises you'll discover. For example, there are loads of new shopping and entertainment options at Easton Town Center. The Columbus Crew has a brand-new soccer stadium (the first of its kind in the U.S.) and will be hosting the MLS All Star Game this summer. Three manatees now make their home in a 190,000-gallon pool in Manatee Coast at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. And the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets take to the ice at the new Nationwide Arena in October 2000. Come to Columbus, and prepare to be surprised.
Be sure to visit Dayton, the Birthplace of Aviation! Conveniently located at the intersection of I-70 and I-75, Dayton is known as the Crossroads of America. The world-renowned U.S. Air Force Museum, Ohioís most popular free attraction, is a must see for all ages. Visitors to Dayton also can travel back in time at Sunwatch Indian Village, watch a state-of-the-art laser-light show at the Museum of Natural History and much more. There is something for everyone in Dayton!
Over the last two hundred years, the families who immigrated to the Youngstown area brought with them their rich ethnic backgrounds and a spirit of deep determination. Out of that they built a monumental community that reflects a reverence for their heritage and a profound hope for their future. Beautiful landmarks like the Butler Institute of American Art -- the first museum in the country built to house American Art, the Mahoning Courthouse, Powers Auditorium and the city’s ornate churches are just a few examples of what resulted from their architectural labors of love. Youngstown’s beloved Mill Creek Park, unique festivals and distinct shopping areas are a testament to the community’s powerful commitment. Visit Youngstown today, and see why it is one of Ohio’s hottest cities and the perfect place for a getaway to Ohio, the Heart of it All!
No matter when or where you drop a line in Lake Erie, you'll soon learn why Lake Erie's sport-fishing reputation continues to grow. Ohio's Lake Erie waters are teeming with walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, freshwater drum, white bass, crappie, channel catfish and more.
Erie County offers fun for the entire family. Centrally located along Lake Erie's southern shore, Erie County provides easy access to some of the best freshwater fishing in the country. Whether heading to the lake's western basin and Sandusky Bay or to the deeper waters of the central basin, anglers take home impressive catches.
As Lake Erie's water quality has improved, its fish have reacted. Walleye fishing peaks in June, July and August, but it's actually a year-round activity. In the summer walleye are concentrating in deeper waters (away from reefs), making trolling with crankbait and spoons highly successful. Many western basin anglers also catch walleye by drifting and casting weight-forward spinners tipped with night crawlers.
A unique fishing opportunity occurs in late fall as large walleyes traditionally concentrate in a feeding frenzy off shore of the Huron area. The action is fast and furious. Catches in the 5 to 14 pound range are common. These same prize fish move close to shore in early einter creating a one-of-a-kind shoreline fishery. Anglers line area piers and breakwalls after dark and use lures that imitate bait fish to take advantage of the late fall walleye feeding frenzy.
Winter anglers catch walleye as well as yellow perch along the shorelines and around South Bass Island. The spring walleye fishery in March and April is known for lunker catches. May, June, and July mark the peak of the western basin's walleye fishing. As the walleye fishing slows in the western basin in July, it picks up in the central basin through September, when walleye begin to school toward deeper, cooler waters.
Effective March 1, 2001 the legal bag limit for walleye caught on Lake Erie is four fish per angler in March and April, and six fish per angler May through February.
Smallmouth bass fishing continues to grow in popularity, and many bass tournaments are conducted on Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. Small mouth anglers are most successful from May through June, and August through September. It's no coincidence that the Bass Islands are so-named; the waters surrounding the islands are teeming with bass. The islands remain popular "hot spots" for pulling in these fighters, and they are also taken along rocky mainland shorelines, from protected waters around the lake and Sandusky Bay, near the reefs and islands, and from the open water. They haunt docks, piers and breakwalls in both the western and central basins. These lively jumpers can be taken with just about any tackle box bait, but jigs worked along shallow reef bottoms and rocky areas offer the best success. There is a daily bag limit of five smallmouth bass per angler, and a minimum size of 14 inches.
Yellow perch continues to be a popular catch in both the central and western basins, especially in the spring and fall. Shiners are the prime bait choice. This fun-to-catch, tasty fish is the second most sought-after species on the lake. The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler.