Zoar Village

Ohio may be known for rivers and polyester, but the Buckeye State also has its share of fun dating ideas. One thing that makes Ohio particularly grand for a date is its vast range of different activities to suit any type of date. Three quick ideas will sate the palate for the adventurous, the nature lover and even the history buff who is a bit of a rebel.

Kings Island

For a thrilling, chilling and scream-filled time this amusement park is a perfect choice. In addition to the slower attractions, like a romantic trip to the top of the miniature Eiffel Tower, Kings Island is also home to one of the scariest coasters that lives up to its name: The Beast. When the rides start making you and your date nauseous, you can always check out the host of live performances or cool down in the park’s Boomerang Bay, a 15-acre water park outfitted to simulate Australia with lagoons, waterfalls and a Zoar VillageCrocodile Run.

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive
P.O. Box 901
Mason, OH 45040
Tel: (800) 288-0808
VisitKingsIsland.com

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

For a date that takes you back to the land, be sure to hop over to the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm.This massive spread is dedicated to learning about and preserving the environment while living off the land. The Audubon center offers a host of bird watching on the trails that snake through prairies, meadows, woods and near streams and ponds. An education center will also fill you in on the number of birds and plant life in the area. The farm portion features a 72-acre certified organic farm, complete with an old fashioned bank barn full of everything from horses to goats, sheep to barn cats. Chicken, turkeys and cattle are also part of the Zoar Villagefarm family.

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
1000 Aullwood Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Tel: (937) 890-7360
Audubon.org/local/sanctuary/aullwood

Zoar Village

If your date would get sick on a roller-coaster and could give a hoot about birds, you may do well to take him to one of the snazziest historical attractions Ohio has to offer: Zoar Village. This little establishment is nestled between New Philadelphia and Canton. Don’t blink or you may miss it, and you’d be missing out if that were the case. Founded in 1817 as a commune by a group of German religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists of Zoar, the village is still inhabited today. Many of the historical structures are open to the public and come complete with costumed interpreters ready to teach you about life in a quaint German Village. Just make sure the place is open before you plan your trek, as it likes to close Zoar Villagedown from November through May.

Zoar Village
P.O. Box 508
Zoar, OH 44697
Tel: (800) 874-4336
ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/ne10/index.shtml