If you’re looking for an adventure that is a bit further than our local area, look no further. I have listed many exciting places in the extended area (less than 4 hours) that are easy enough for a spur of the moment day (or, weekend) trip that will give you a chance to experience something new. Have a great weekend!

West Virginia

Blennerhassett Island (Parkersburg)

Mystery Hole (Ansted)

Hawk’s Nest (Ansted)

Lost World Caverns (Lewisburg)

West Virginia State Penitentiary (Moundsville)

The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs)

Exhibition Coal Mine (Beckley)

Tamarack (Beckley)

Spruce Knob (Seneca Rocks)

Helvetia (Helvetia)

Radio Observatory (Green Bank)

Palace of Gold (Limestone)

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston)

Coal House (Williamson)

Snowshoe Mountain (Snowshoe)

Winterplace Ski Resort (Flat Top)

Cass Scenic Railroad (Cass)


Adena Mansion & Gardens (Chilicothe)

Serpent Mound (Peebles, Oh)

Cosi (Columbus, Oh)

Columbus Zoo (Columbus, Oh)

Columbus Commons (Columbus, Oh)

Franklin Park Conservatory (Columbus, Oh)

Anthony Thomas Candy Tours (Columbus, Oh)

Columbus Museum of Art Center for Creativity (Columbus, Oh)

Al’s Popcorn Tours (Columbus, Oh)

American Whistle Tours (Columbus, Oh)

Velvet Ice Cream Tours at Ye Olde Mill (Utica, Oh)

Great Wolfe Lodge (Cincinnati, OH)

Glenwood Gardens (Cincinnati, Oh)

Washington Park (Cincinnati, Oh)

Cincinnati Zoo (Cincinnati, Oh)

Kings Island (Cincinnati, Oh)

Krohn Conservatory (Cincinnati, Oh)

EnterTRAINment Junction (Cincinnati, Oh)

Hocking Hills (Hocking Hills, Oh)

Plastic Brick Museum-Unofficial Lego Museum (Bellaire, Oh)

The Wilds (Cumberland, Oh)

Cedar Point (Sandusky, Oh)

Newport Aquarium (Newport, KY-Cincinnati, Oh)


East Kentucky Science Center (Prestonburg)

Kentucky Children’s Garden (Lexington)

Living Arts and Science Center (Lexington)

Louisville Mega Cavern (Louisville)

Lousiville Zoo (Louisville)

Lousiville Slugger Museum (Louisville)

Corvette Museum (Bowling Green)

Dinosaur World (Cave City)

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum-KFC (Corbin)

Horse Park (Lexington)

Kentucky Down Under and Mammoth Onyx Cave (Cave)

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (Clermont)