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Free Things to Do in Ohio


Enjoying the Buckeye State doesn't have to be expensive. There are scores of things to see, do and experience in Ohio that don't cost a dime.

1. Free Things to Do in Cleveland

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Cleveland is filled with free things to do--from the Cleveland Art Museum to the Cleveland Metroparks to free days at the zoo. Here are our picks for the top 10 free things to do in Northeast Ohio.

2. More Free Things to Do in Cleveland

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Need ten more free things to do. Here are some more ideas--from the Westside Market to the Federal Reserve Money Museum.

3. Ten More Free Things to Do in Cleveland

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Did you enjoy the previous 20 free things to do in Cleveland? There's more! This list includes such things as free fishing days on Lake Erie, the galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and downtown Cleveland's Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

4. Free Things to Do with Kids in Cleveland

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Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are filled with free activities for kids and adults to enjoy together. There's no excuse not to get out and explore Cleveland museums, parks and other wonders...and to share them with the next generation.

5. Free Things to Do in Cleveland for the Holidays

Cleveland Greenhouse at Christmas
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The winter holiday season brings its own set of free things to do. The best known of these is Winterfest, the tree-lighting ceremony and concert on Public Square, but there are many other free holiday activities if you known where to look.

6. Free Things to Do in Akron

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Akron, too, offers a plethora of free activities. The "Rubber City" has beautiful parks, fascinating shops, and free days at museums.

7. Free Things to Do in Toledo

Inside the Toledo Museum of Art
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With parks, free museums, historic neighborhoods and more, Toledo can be surprisingly affordable...and it's just two hours west of Cleveland.

8. Free Things to Do near Cedar Point

Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island, Ohio
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Visiting Cedar Point, one of America's favorite amusement parks, can get expensive. However, Ohio's north central region--and Sandusky--offer a number of fun and interesting things to do that are free or nearly free.

9. Kids Eat Free in Cleveland

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Keep your dining-out costs to a minimum by taking advantage of Cleveland area restaurants that have "kids eat free" or at least under $1 offers. There are more of them than you would have imagined. See our list for a location near you.

10. Kids Eat Free in Akron

The Akron area offers its own "kids eat free" offers. See our list of places where kids eat free--or nearly free--in Akron and Summit County.

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