Wine Tasting and Shopping Among Things to Do in Elyria
Enjoy plenty to do when you visit Elyria, OH, a small, friendly community halfway between downtown Cleveland and Sandusky. Near both I-80 and I-90, the Country Inn & Suites makes a great home base for easy access to top attractions like Lake Erie and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Travel less than two miles to photograph the waterfalls at Cascade Park or about seven miles to glimpse the Lorain Lighthouse at Lakeview Park. Cedar Point amusement park and the African Safari Wildlife Park make excellent destinations for day trips.
Fun Family Activities:
- Cascade Park (1.4 miles)
Get some beautiful pictures at this local destination, which features stunning waterfalls and great spots for picnicking.
Phone: +1 (440) 458-5121
- Lakeview Park (7.4 miles)
Pack your swimsuit and tote your 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.
Phone: +1 (440) 245-1193
- Midway Mall (0.4 miles)
Shop the sales at Midway Mall, home to retailers like Bath & Body Works, The Children's Place and Hot Topic.
Phone: +1 (440) 324-5749
- Stocker Arts Center (5.3 miles)
Catch a theatrical performance at Stocker Arts Center, an arts venue located on the campus of Lorain County Community College.
Phone: +1 (440) 366-4040
- Klingshirn Winery (9.1 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (440) 933-6666
- Vermilion Valley Vineyards (13.5 miles)
Practicing sustainable farming, Vermilion Valley Vineyards is more than a winery. It’s also an event venue and serves a variety of local foodstuffs.
Phone: +1 (440) 965-5202
- African Safari Wildlife Park (45 miles)
Drive or walk through this amazing selection of creatures from across the world. You can purchase food for the animals on site.
Phone: +1 (419) 732-3606
- Cedar Point (35 miles)
Roller coasters, family rides, zany events and water-filled fun await at this beloved amusement park. Don’t miss the amazing Dinosaurs Alive! attraction, filled with replicas of long-departed giants of the earth.
Phone: +1 (419) 627-2350
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (25 miles)
Swing over to one of Ohio’s top zoos, where more than 3,000 animals representing 600-plus species make their homes.
Phone: +1 (216) 661-6500
- Allen Memorial Art Museum (12 miles)
Located on the campus of Oberlin College and Conservatory, Allen Memorial Art Museum houses more than 14,000 works of art and frequently ranks among the finest university-based art museums in the country.
Phone: +1 (440) 775-8665
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History (34 miles)
Does your family love dinosaurs, planetariums, botany, rocks and other mementos of the history of life on this planet? If so, you’re sure to love this museum.
Phone: +1 (216) 231-4600
- Great Lakes Science Center (28 miles)
Curious minds enchanted with the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math will come away from this hands-on museum filled with new ideas to talk about for days.
Phone: +1 (216) 694-2000
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (28 miles)
When you tour the library and archives, be sure to ask who will be rocking the stage in the next concert at this one-of-a-kind music museum.
Phone: +1 (216) 781-7625
- Amherst Historical Society (7 miles)
Learn about the area's history with a tour provided by this local nonprofit. Don’t miss the impressive octagonal barn, built by the area’s Amish population, or the Quigley House, which was erected in 1832.
Phone: +1 (440) 988-7255
- Common Ground (16.5 miles)
For a bird’s-eye perspective of the area, experience the one-of-a-kind treetop tour at this destination.
Phone: +1 (440) 965-5551
- Holy Love (8.5 miles)
The Maranatha Spring and Shrine sits on 80 acres of what once was farmland and draws crowds from all over the world, including devoted Catholics from Canada, Ireland and Korea.
Phone: +1 (440) 327-5822
- Patchwork Trails (6.5 miles)
Walk or cycle these unusual trails to view scenic terrain and iconic barn quilts. Each quilt features cultural, political or historical symbolism.
Phone: +1 (440) 984-5282