Shake off the Winter Blues with Fun Things to Do!

The holidays are behind us and winter looms large for the next couple of months in the Buckeye State.  It may be tempting to hit the couch, stay warm and snug until spring arrives. But we know it won’t be long before cabin fever hits and you’ll want to get out and do something!!

If you are looking for some fun and unusual things to do and see, we’ve got some great indoor activities that might just fill the bill.

M & M Mack Arena, 1001 OH-29, Celina, OH  Check out exciting, live bull riding action on Saturday nights.  Doors open @ 6:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 for adults, $2 for kids (6-12)   (419) 942-1944

Rush Sports Complex Par-Tee Golf Lounge and Bar, 6301 US-127, Celina, OH   Do you love golf? Well, now there’s no need to wait until the weather is nice to play! Rush Sports Complex offers an indoor golf simulator lounge so you can enjoy your favorite sport all year round. If you’re looking for a place to practice your swing or just have some fun, check out the Rush Sports Complex.  Open Monday through Saturdays 3 to 9pm.  (419) 776-2028

MVP Dairy Learning Center, 7124 US 33, Celina, OH Visitors can explore two levels of interactive games and displays that share information about milk’s journey from soil to yogurt cup. You’ll also be able to view the cows being milked in a state-of-the-art milking carousel. Open to the public. No appointment needed.  Open Tuesday to Friday, 12-5, Admission is $5.00 per person, 3 and under are free.  (567) 324-7100 ext 6

Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Dr, Wapakoneta, OH   The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong and all Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity.  The museum itself is designed to resemble a futuristic moon base. It features many one-of-a-kind artifacts including the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Neil Armstrong’s Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, and an Apollo 11 moon rock. There are also seven interactive exhibits, ten audio/visual elements, and two simulators. The 56-foot dome in the center of the museum houses the Astro Theater, a unique venue that allows guests to enjoy the 25-minute documentary about Apollo 11’s lunar landing. There is no additional charge for the simulators or the film. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am-5pm. The cost is $12 for adults, $11 for Seniors, $7.50 for kids ages 6-12 with free admission for children 5 and under.  (419) 738-8811

Bicycle Museum of America, 7 W Monroe St, New Bremen, OH   Take a ride down memory lane and enjoy this fascinating museum that focuses on the fun and interesting history of the bicycle. View big wheel bikes, racing bikes and rare and unusual bikes that amuse, entertain and have you looking forward to the upcoming biking season.  The Bicycle Museum of America is open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10a,-2pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for Seniors (60+), Students $1 and 5 and younger are free.  (419) 629-9249

Maria Stein Relic Shrine, 2291 St. Johns Road, Maria Stein OH   If a little peace and tranquility is what you need in this new year, the Maria Stein Relic Shrine is a great destination for both. Visit the Shrine and the chapel, check out the Heritage museum and the gift shop. Admission is free. The Shrine, Museum & Gift Shop hours are: Monday – Thursday:  9:30am – 6:00pm, Friday & Saturday:  9:30am – 4:00pm and Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm  (419) 925-4532

The Grand Lake Brews-N-Vines Trail is the ultimate Cabin Fever remedy. Make plans to visit a few or all of the 16 venues on the trail and enjoy these wonderful small businesses offering great hospitality and wonderful handcrafted coffee, beer and wine. Check in at 10 and you get a free Brews-N-Vines T-shirt. Get your free passport and explore the trail at

If you would like more ideas on how to cure your cabin fever during these cold dark days of winter, just check out all the Grand Lake Region has to offer at