Museums in Ohio


Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati: Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 56% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati Outing for Two or Four Adults or Two-Alarm Membership (Up to 56% Off)

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

West End

Historical firehouse-turned-museum hosts array of 19th-century firefighting artifacts & exhibits on fire safety

$16 $7

View Deal

Canton Museum of Art: Admission for Two or Four to the Canton Museum of Art (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to the Canton Museum of Art (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Museum of Art

Canton

Art museum with Depression-era roots shows off impressive collection of American art from the 19th century through today

$16 $9

View Deal

Arms Family Museum of Local History: Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Arms Family Museum of Local History (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Arms Family Museum of Local History (Up to 50% Off)

Arms Family Museum of Local History

YSU

This historical home-turned-museum documents the history of the Mahoning Valley through various galleries and exhibits

$12 $6

View Deal

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park: Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Family Membership at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Hamilton

335-acre park and outdoor museum invites guests to wander among 64 sculptures tucked into gardens and meadows and alongside lakes

$16 $8

View Deal

Imperial Auto Castle: One- or Three-Month Auto-Storage Membership with Washing and Detailing at Imperial Auto Castle (58% Off)

One- or Three-Month Auto-Storage Membership with Washing and Detailing at Imperial Auto Castle (58% Off)

Imperial Auto Castle

Cuyahoga Falls

The climate-controlled garage houses vehicles; techs detail cars, wash them monthly, and ply them with discounted maintenance and repairs

$359 $150

View Deal

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society: General Admission or Civil War Day at Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (Up to 57% Off). 5 Options.

General Admission or Civil War Day at Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (Up to 57% Off). 5 Options.

Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society

Mansfield

Explore the 19th-century building where “The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed at your own pace; commemorate the Civil War

$18 $11

View Deal

The Dawes Arboretum: $27 for a Hickory Household Membership to The Dawes Arboretum for a Full Household ($50 Value)

$27 for a Hickory Household Membership to The Dawes Arboretum for a Full Household ($50 Value)

The Dawes Arboretum

Newark

Memberships grant discounts on arboretum purchases, a newsletter, catch-and-release fishing, and benefits at other North American gardens

$50 $27

View Deal

National Packard Museum: Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Up to 20 to the National Packard Museum in Warren (Up to 54% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, Six, or Up to 20 to the National Packard Museum in Warren (Up to 54% Off)

National Packard Museum

Warren

The Packard Company's classic vehicles, catalogues, and photographs let visitors relive the company's heydey

$32 $15

View Deal

Motts Military Museum: Admission for Two or Four at Motts Military Museum (48% Off)

Admission for Two or Four at Motts Military Museum (48% Off)

Motts Military Museum

Groveport

Museum showcases American military artifacts from the past two centuries of hard-fought battles through 9/11 and today’s current conflicts

$20 $11

View Deal

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center: Admission Pass for Two or Four or 12-Month Individual or Single-Household Membership to Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (50% Off)

Admission Pass for Two or Four or 12-Month Individual or Single-Household Membership to Kentucky Gateway Museum Center (50% Off)

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Maysville

A trio of museums offers a miniature collection of homes, people, and artwork; a research library; and more than 4,000 artifacts

$20 $10

View Deal

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum: Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 55% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 55% Off)

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

South Columbus

Memorabilia and ephemera from the history of motorcycling, plus themed exhibits and programs

$20 $9

View Deal

Milan Historical Museum: Admission or Membership Options at The Milan Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Admission or Membership Options at The Milan Museum (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Milan Historical Museum

Milan

Museum of 7 buildings with folk art & glass galleries and a decorative arts building, offers scavenger hunts for children & monthly programs

$14 $10

View Deal

Sauder Village: Visits for Two or Four to Sauder Village in Archbold (Up to 50% Off)

Visits for Two or Four to Sauder Village in Archbold (Up to 50% Off)

Sauder Village

Ridgeville

Costumed reenactors, hands-on exhibits, & master craftspeople guide guests of all ages through travails & daily life of 19th-century Ohio

$32 $16

View Deal

Debence Antique Music World: Mechanical-Music-Machine Museum Visits at Debence Antique Music World (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mechanical-Music-Machine Museum Visits at Debence Antique Music World (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Debence Antique Music World

Franklin

Explore the world of antique auto music players at a museum stocked with nickelodeons, music boxes, and phonographs

$16 $8

View Deal

Taft Museum of Art: Visit for Two or Four to Taft Museum of Art (Up to 60% Off)

Visit for Two or Four to Taft Museum of Art (Up to 60% Off)

Taft Museum of Art

Central Business District

World-class museum features collection of fine art including great European masterpieces and stunning rotating exhibitions

$20 $9

View Deal

Canton Classic Car Museum: Canton Classic Car Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Classic Car Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Canton Classic Car Museum

Canton

Inside decade-themed rooms, vintage treasures from Canton’s yesteryear complement old-school BMWs, Studebakers, and Cadillacs

$15 $7.50

View Deal

Edison Birthplace Museum: Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Edison Birthplace Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Edison Birthplace Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Edison Birthplace Museum

Milan

Opened as a museum by his wife and daughter, Edison’s birthplace has been restored and refurnished to appear as it did in 1847

$14 $8

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

  • Ohio Historical Society
    The headquarters of the nonprofit Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Historical Center abounds with exhibits and activities that showcase the state's diverse social, natural, and archeological history. Built in 1970, the museum's towering Brutalist edifice is a piece of history itself, lauded as "bold" and "imaginative” by the American Institute of Architects. Inside, a 15,000-square-foot gallery explores pivotal moments in the Buckeye State’s past, examining everything from Ohio’s role in the Civil War to Boomer Esiason’s stint as Secretary of State. A natural-history exhibit regales guests with interactive displays of animals, plants, and geography. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the center hosts an ever-changing selection of featured exhibits and special events. Outside the museum sits Ohio Village, a re-creation of a Civil War–era town. Costumed villagers bustle about the square, performing chores and activities of the era, such as churning butter and checking wooden PalmPilots. The town's 15 buildings showcase the height of 19th-century architecture and include a Gothic-revival church, a large town hall, and an open market. The village is also the home of the renowned Ohio Village Muffins, who regularly compete in games of baseball played by 19th-century rules.
    Read More
    800 E 17th Ave
    Columbus, OH US
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
    The orchid has long been associated with opulence and sensuality, and now you can experience these flowers' alluring mystique after dark, cocktail in hand. Every Wednesday evening throughout Orchid Mania Garden, guests can stay among the thousands of blooming orchids until 9 pm. Enjoy a featured cocktail available for purchase from the Garden Cafe as the spectacular orchid show takes on a whole new life. To most, the garden featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is purely make-believe. But not to people who've smelled the chocolate-scented varietals blooming among hidden trails and a climbable tree house at the Hershey Children's Garden. This sweet-smelling garden is just one of the Cleveland Botanical Garden's 20 gardens, which encompass everything from 3,500 herb plants to lotuses and water lilies floating atop a 74-foot-long reflecting pool. Vibrant hydrangeas complement sculptures in an art garden, while the Guren Art Gallery's ever-changing exhibits spotlight new work inspired by botany and the power of pruning shears. Shaded boardwalks and winding trails connect all these visual splendors, eventually leading visitors to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Divided into a Madagascar desert and a Costa Rican rainforest, the glasshouse showcases 50 types of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, plus 350 exotic plants, including a colossal strangler fig. Experts shine a light on such specimens during botanical lectures, which are one of many educational programs the garden offers, ranging from gardening symposiums to kids' science classes.
    Read More
    11030 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH US
  • American Sign Museum
    During a self-proclaimed midlife crisis, Tod Swormstedt became the voice for some silent witnesses to American history: signs. The former editor and publisher of Signs of the Times magazine was more than familiar with the subject, and he wanted to give this particular slice of Americana a permanent tribute. He opened American Sign Museum in 1999 and filled it with nearly 4,000 books, photos, and, of course, lots and lots of signs. Size: more than 19,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space (with 20,000 more on the way), featuring 28-foot ceilings for larger signs Eye Catcher: a glowing McDonald's sign from 1963—six years before NASA landed a cheeseburger on the moon Permanent Mainstay: the neon and hand-painted signs of Main Street, which recreates storefronts from decades past Hidden Gem: the grizzly-looking sign from bygone supermarket chain Big Bear—which someone discovered while mowing grass Don't Miss: the neon shop, open weekdays, where workers create new signs and chat with visitors From the Press: For a glance inside the museum, check out the many video interviews here.
    Read More
    2515 Essex Place
    Cincinnati, OH US
  • Toledo Yacht Club
    Since 1865, mariners have dined, relaxed, and mingled in the elegant confines of Toledo Yacht Club. Trophy cases and nautical memorabilia fill the current masonry clubhouse––built in 1908––where chefs treat members and guests to upscale feasts in a formal dining room and casual meals beside the Den Bar’s fireplace and large-screen television. Upstairs, guests dance across a third-floor ballroom during the Commodore’s Ball, one of the club’s many annual events, which also include the prestigious New Year's Eve Champagne Celebration and a family-friendly brunch with Santa. Outside, tennis, basketball, and shuffleboard courts share space on a massive lawn where tetherballs whip around tall poles and children climb over playground equipment. Members share meals at a sheltered, secluded picnic area, take a dip in the swimming pool, or cast off on a journey down the Maumee River. For longer jaunts, members can contact one of Toledo Yacht Club’s affiliations, which grant access to numerous clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada.
    Read More
    3900 N. Summit Street
    Toledo, OH US
  • Perkins Stone Mansion
    The Perkins Stone Mansion was originally commissioned by Colonel Simon Perkins, the son of Akron's founder. Completed in 1837, but updated most recently in 2006, the sandstone building remains one of Ohio's most noteworthy pieces of Greek Revival architecture. It features numerous architectural highlights, including a two-story portico, elliptical frieze windows, and intricate interior woodwork. The historical site serves as a testament to Perkins' family history and the history of Akron and Summit County.
    Read More
    550 Copley Rd.
    Akron, OH US
  • Carillon Historical Park
    On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1. As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane. The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.
    Read More
    1000 Carillon Blvd.
    Dayton, OH US

Groupon Guide

Advertisement
Grouber