Discover the top things to do in Elyria

Located about halfway between downtown Cleveland and Sandusky and near both I-80 and I-90, the Country Inn & Suites, Elyria, Ohio provides comfortable hotel rooms with easy access to top attractions like Lake Erie and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can travel two miles from the hotel to photograph the waterfalls at Cascade Park or venture less than six miles away to glimpse the Lorain Lighthouse at Lakeview Park. Loaded with fun things to do, Cedar Point amusement park and African Safari Wildlife Park make excellent family-friendly destinations for day trips.

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African Safari Wildlife Park

38.79 mi / 62.43 km from the hotel
Drive or walk through the park to see an impressive selection of creatures from across the world. Purchase food for the animals on site and grab something for your crew at the Safari Café, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Allen Memorial Art Museum

8.98 mi / 14.46 km from the hotel
Located on the campus of Oberlin College and Conservatory, Allen Memorial Art Museum houses more than 14,000 works of art, and it frequently ranks among the finest university-based art museums in the country.

Cedar Point

29.79 mi / 47.94 km from the hotel
Roller coasters, family rides, exciting events, and water-filled fun await at this beloved amusement park overlooking Lake Erie.

Cascade Park

2.04 mi / 3.29 km from the hotel
Capture beautiful pictures at this scenic destination, which features stunning waterfalls and great spots for picnicking.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

21.5 mi / 34.6 km from the hotel
You’ll have a wild time at this award-winning zoo, one of the best in Ohio. You can head to the Australian Adventure to see kookaburras and kangaroos before walking over to The RainForest to watch adorable otters and tamarin monkeys.

Great Lakes Science Center

22.98 mi / 36.98 km from the hotel
Enchant curious minds at this hands-on museum and education center, which hosts daily science demonstrations and is home to one of only 13 NASA visitor centers in the country.

Klingshirn Winery

7.57 mi / 12.18 km from the hotel
This third-generation family winery grows world-famous grapes near the shores of Lake Erie. Tour the vineyards, participate in an event, or purchase one of their wines.

Lakeview Park

5.78 mi / 9.31 km from the hotel
Pack your swimsuit and camera for a stop at Lakeview Park, which offers access to a beach and a historical rose garden. The park also offers picturesque views of the Lorain Lighthouse.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

23.14 mi / 37.23 km from the hotel
See the original drafts of famous songs, Prince’s Purple Rain guitar, and stage costumes worn by the Rolling Stones as you wander through this shrine to music. Inspired to rock out? The hall hosts dozens of live concerts throughout the year.

Stocker Arts Center

2.49 mi / 4.01 km from the hotel
Catch a theatrical performance at the Stocker Arts Center, an arts venue located on the campus of Lorain County Community College.

Vermilion Valley Vineyards

12.03 mi / 19.36 km from the hotel
Practicing sustainable farming, Vermilion Valley Vineyards is more than a winery. It's also an event venue and serves a variety of local foodstuffs.