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Best Ohio Wheelchair Accessible Activities 2024

Ohio Activities 2024
The Ohio Statehouse

Whether you're a thrill-seeker, nature lover or cultural enthusiast, Ohio offers a wide range of accessible activities, attractions and locations to visitors and residents alike.

In our latest guide, we reveal some of Ohio's best wheelchair accessible activities in 2024 and give up-to-date information on their accessibility practices and more.

#1 Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Established in 1920, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is home to an impressive collection of prehistoric specimens including dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and primates.

Beyond terrifying skeletons, the museum also plays host to innovative and immersive events and is currently pairing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with images of the cosmos in the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium.

All exhibitions are completely wheelchair accessible and the planetarium can accommodate up to three wheelchair users per show.

#2 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

With recent inductees including The Spinners, George Michael and Willie Nelson, Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame remains a must-see attraction for any music lover.

Wheelchair users can access all floors and exhibits via elevators, and all theatres contain wheelchair-accessible seating. Curbside drop-off is available on Erieside Avenue - in front of the Rock Hall's plaza - and the Rock Hall offers complimentary access for carers or companions.

Exhibits include costumes and outfits from iconic musicians, instruments - like Prince’s Cloud #2 Blue Angel Guitar - and handwritten drafts of some of music's most important singles.

#3 LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Perfect for children and families, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus is a great option for a day out in cooler weather.

Children can meet their favourite LEGO characters in real life - or watch them on the 4D cinema, complete with rain, fog and wind effects.

LEGOLAND has a wheelchair accessible escalator and the interactive Kingdom Quest ride is also accessible for wheelchair users who are able to transfer.

Find out more about their accessibility here.

#4 Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is regularly voted one of the USA's best zoos - and it's easy to see why with bright white Artic foxes, gigantic Asian elephants and majestic African lions making up just some of its residents.

The zoo is open daily and offers a wide range of activities and events beyond such as Yoga with sloths!

The entire area is highly accessible and the zoo puts great emphasis on accessibility for users with any disability.

Find out more about their accessibility here.

#5 Ohio Statehouse

Built between 1839 and 1861, this National Historic Landmark is one of the oldest working statehouses in America.

With both an impressive Greek Revival exterior and breathtaking interior, the Ohio Statehouse serves as both a working government building - home to the Ohio General Assembly - and museum.

The building was renovated in 1990 with special attention paid to assuring accessibility for all visitors. Trained tour guides also offer free guided tours - through an accessible route of the Statehouse - every hour from 10am to 3pm on weekdays, and from 12pm to 3pm on weekends.

#6 Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Although much of the National Park comprises steep ravines and rocky paths, many of the most popular attractions are wheelchair accessible such as the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the Canal Exploration Center, the Everett Covered Bridge, Brandywine Falls, and the heronry along Bath Road.

All visitor centres are fully accessible and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad includes a car with a lift.

#7 Progressive Field - Home of the Cleveland Guardians

With regular games during the baseball season, the Progressive Field is the perfect place to while away the hours, soaking in the energy of the stadium - or tucking into delicious grilled cheeses from the independently-owned and run Melt restaurant.

Each floor of the stadium contains accessible seating with accessible parking available at The Gateway East Garage, located adjacent to Progressive Field and Rocket Mortgage Field House.

#8 Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland's Museum of Art lays claim to over 61,000 pieces of art in its permanent collection and is one of the most visited art museums in the world.

With free admission, the museum is the ideal location for a rainy day or group outings.

Heading out? Tell us and help us add to this list

If you enjoy a fun, accessible day out in Ohio, make sure to let us know on Instagram at @nplhomemedical - we'll add it to this list!


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