We understand that family trips can be expensive and it’s hard to take the kids out every weekend without spending $$$. We came up with some budget friendly day trips that require minimal to no spending (unless you want ice cream).
Logan County History Center: The History Center is free to tour and with a combination of The Orr Mansion, the Transportation Museum and The History Museum the Logan County History Center has something for everyone. The kids will love the Transportation Museum with biplanes and other interesting items.
Once you finish at the History head down to the Historic Downtown Bellefontaine for some ice cream from Whit’s Frozen Custard. Enjoy your ice cream in front of the beautiful courthouse right by the famous pineapple fountain! You could even walk down to the corner of S Main & Chillicothe for a fun photoshoot! Be sure to use our hashtag #locofun on social media!
(BONUS: Check out our Highway to History for a county wide day trip!)
At Fox Island Enjoy swimming along the beach at Fox Island. Picnic tables, restrooms and a beach volleyball court also accompany the beach. There is also a park being built! This beach is less frequented by tourists compared to Old Field Beach and is considered to be a hidden gem of Logan County!
End your day with a trip to the Donut Shop and enjoy some premium homemade ice cream! Grab your ice cream and then walk over to Sandy Beach Bridge for an amazing view of Indian Lake and a fun location for some pictures!
(PRO TIP: I’ve heard from ice cream pros (kids) that the blue moo cookie dough is the best flavor and good for making tongues turn blue)
(PRO TIP: There is a hidden hay maze in the top of the barn that the kids will love)
If you and the kids are hungry after your visit to the Farm head over to Firehouse Pizza for delicious food and ICE CREAM! This local eatery even has a patio and firetruck for the kids to play on!