Discover family-friendly things to do in Milan and Erie County

Situated off the Ohio Turnpike at exit 118, the rooms and suites at the Country Inn & Suites in Milan offer guests a central location for exploring all of the area’s best things to do. Your family can enjoy waterslides any time of year at the indoor Kalahari Waterpark. If thrills are on the agenda, ride the 200-foot roller coasters at Cedar Point amusement park. For more relaxed fun, you can take the kids to Sandusky’s Merry-Go-Round Museum to ride a vintage carousel or Lake Erie’s Nickel Plate Beach, which offers plenty of sand, volleyball courts, and a playground. The Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum celebrates Milan’s favorite son with tours of the inventor’s humble childhood home. You can learn about other local innovators and inventions at The Milan Museum, which offers exhibits about the history of glass and the Milan Canal.

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Cedar Point

11.22 mi / 18.06 km from the hotel
Home to some of the world’s tallest and fastest roller coasters, Cedar Point is an amusement park like no other. After a day of thrills, you can cool down on the waterslides at Cedar Point Shores Waterpark or in Lake Erie’s waves at Cedar Point Beach.

Kalahari Convention Center

4.07 mi / 6.55 km from the hotel
With 215,000 square feet of customizable meeting space, the Kalahari Convention Center is the area's premier venue for conventions, trade shows, and events.

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark

4.07 mi / 6.55 km from the hotel
Get a tan any time of year under the innovative roof system at one of America's largest indoor water parks. Featuring more than 173,000 square feet of slides, pools, and attractions, Kalahari offers hours of family fun.

Kelleys Island Ferry

15.87 mi / 25.54 km from the hotel
This ferry service offers 20-minute rides from Marblehead, where guests can see views of the Marblehead Lighthouse, Put-in-Bay, Cedar Point, and the Lake Erie Islands.

Nickel Plate Beach

6.1 mi / 9.81 km from the hotel
Erie County's largest public swimming beach, Nickel Plate Beach offers a picnic shelter with tables, beach volleyball courts, and 12.3 acres of sandy shoreline.

Sandusky Mall

6.97 mi / 11.22 km from the hotel
You can spend an afternoon perusing major retailers like JCPenney, Target, Shoe Carnival, and Disney Store when you visit Sandusky Mall. After you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by one of the on-site restaurants for a bite to eat.

Summit Motorsports Park

7.51 mi / 12.09 km from the hotel
This facility, sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association, hosts major car shows and thrilling drag races throughout the year.

Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Visit the birthplace of famed inventor Thomas Alva Edison, which is now a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Milan Museum

2.1 mi / 3.38 km from the hotel
Explore a variety of displays showcasing Milan’s history of innovation and invention, including a glass gallery, a working blacksmith shop, and an exhibit on the Milan Canal.

Merry-Go-Round Museum

10.02 mi / 16.13 km from the hotel
Thrill your inner child with a visit to this museum. You can see authentically restored carousel animals on display and even take a ride on the “Stargazer,” the museum’s very own vintage merry-go-round.