CLOSED! Kids Love Ohio – Travel Book Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 4, 2010

Update: This giveaway is now closed…and the winners are:

Michelle says, “I would like to take the kids to the Great Smoky Mountains.”

Kathryn J. says, “I subscribe via google reader.”

Becky says, “Tweeted!”

Diana H. says, “We would love to see more of Ohio.”

Kimberly E. says, “Fan on Facebook!”

Winners have been notified via email with further instructions.  Get ready for some new giveaways coming up soon on $5 Dinners!

With the start of the Fall and Holiday Travel Seasons, I wanted to introduce you all to the “Kids Love” Travel Book Series…and do a giveaway too!

I must say…I’m quite impressed.  Michele sent me the Kids Love I-75 book (makes sense, right, I’m in Ohio and I-75 runs right near our house) and I was struck right away with the comprehensive coverage the book provides for all the kiddo friendly activities around here.  I’m not from Ohio originally, so I don’t have the luxury of automatically knowing what fun kid friendly things there are to do in the area.  Ask me a kid friendly thing to do in or around the San Antonio area and I’ve got it covered.  But around here, I got nothing.

Well, I did have nothing. Now I have Michele’s fabulous book. And we now have what will likely be a never ending list of places to visit and things to see/explore in Ohio!!! And Georgia. And Florida. (Hmm…maybe a road trip is in order soon…)

With some expert advice and a little planning, you should be ready to “get out and go” on a family adventure! By  gathering the extra help from one of these travel books, you’ll have thousands of ideas that are sure to be a real hit with the kids!

This week, I’ll be giving away 5 of Michele’s books.  (And I’ll let you choose which books…ones that would help you find the activities in your area! She has quite a few Kids Love state guides available on her site. You can also find more information and ideas for kids travel games on her site as well.)

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, October 6th at 5 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment just saying where you’d like to take your kids/grandkids/nieces or nephews, in your area. No specific dates or locations please. Safety. :)

2. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

Christa Barlow October 4, 2010 at 8:09 am

I have a 2 year old, so there are endless places I am wanting to take her. The Cincinnati Zoo, The Cincinnati Children’s Museum, The Boonshoft…

Dawn October 4, 2010 at 8:09 am

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I have traveled outside the state more than inside the state. I would love to travel around Pennsylvania and show my children all the wonderful things Pennsylvania has to offer.

Rena October 4, 2010 at 8:12 am

There’s a children’s museum in driving distance that I want to take my son to.

Christa Barlow October 4, 2010 at 8:13 am

I am also a fan on Facebook

Becky of October 4, 2010 at 8:15 am

The Cincinnati Children’s museum. We have never been.

Becky of October 4, 2010 at 8:16 am


Jodi B October 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

I’d like to take my family somewhere fun here in Mississippi. We moved here over a year ago but there’s not much that I’ve seen so far.

Jodi B October 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

I follow on twitter

Jodi B October 4, 2010 at 8:18 am

I”m a facebook fan

Becky of October 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

Fan on FB

Lisa October 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

We have a newborn. But when he is a little older we want to take him to Pittsburgh.

Kimberly E October 4, 2010 at 8:43 am

Once baby gets here, we’d love to travel to tons of places in Ohio – museums, zoos, my parents! ;)

Kimberly E October 4, 2010 at 8:43 am

Follower on Twitter!

Kimberly E October 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

Fan on Facebook!

Chung Li October 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

I would like to take them to PA.

Chung Li October 4, 2010 at 8:44 am

I’m subscribed via RSS.

Amy wheeler October 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

Planning on taking the kids to the museums in Chicago soon.
Would also love to find some places to go on day trips in Illinois.

Amy W October 4, 2010 at 8:52 am

Subscribed via RSS

Sarah October 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

I’d love the NC book. We’re hoping to take the kids on one of Daddy’s business trips there next year and don’t know what to do!

Mar H October 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

Agreed! I feel like I’m just learning the great places to take kids in Ohio (my boys are 5) – Hands-on/science/children’s museums are great, and we also like arboretums and festivals and fruit orchards and off-the-beaten-path sort of things.
A preschool teacher recommended Aullwood Nature Center in the Dayton area but we haven’t been there yet…

Geneva October 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

This book would be great! We live in Iowa so Ohio is not terribly far. My husband and I having been wanting to take our four kids there for the last two years. We are planning for next summer because we should be “diaper free” (fingers crossed! :)) by then!

Butternut Squash October 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

My boys and I recently moved to northern Ohio and we are always looking for an adventure! Thanks for the information.

Teresa Rotramel October 4, 2010 at 10:46 am

I would love to take the boys to King’s Island for Halloween.

jen October 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

we’d like to go to cinci, for IKEA and King’s Island sometime sooner or later ;)

Lezlee October 4, 2010 at 11:24 am


Angie October 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

I’d like to take my son to the Minnesota Zoo

Hazel M October 4, 2010 at 11:41 am

My grands like to vacation in Florida, or do things right her
in Ohio.

Annie Luidhardt October 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I would love the Michigan one since I already have the Indiana and Ohio one!! We love them!

AmyCat October 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm

We would love to take our children to the Cincinnati Zoo. I have also heard that there is a hotel with an indoor water park that sounds like a blast!

Kerrey October 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I need to take the kiddos to the Alamo while we are still living in SA, and to see the Defenders of the Alamo movie at the IMAX first.

Michelle Class October 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

We have two boys and would LOVE to go anywhere we can on a budget!!!

Christina October 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

we would love to take our children to The Wilds..I have an older copy of this book and love it. would love an updated copy!

Christina October 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm

also a fan on facebook!

Rhonda Hall October 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Every year in October we take all 3 Grandkids to the Cincy Zoo for Hallzooween, they get to see animals and trick or treat all over the zoo.

Rhonda Hall October 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Subscribe via email..
If not lucky enough to win a book, I will order one , sounds great..

Rhonda Hall October 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Fan on Facebook.
Can’t wait to try the mixed berry’s a “Duh, why didn’t I think of that” moment..

Julie October 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I want to take the kids to the Ohio RenFest

Julie October 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I’m a facebook fan

mrs spock October 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm

There’s a local indoor water park and nice hotel that we’d love to go to. It’s by the local amusement park, and I’ve heard great things about it.

Stephanie Fitch October 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I’d love to find some new ideas to take my girls ages 8 & 13. I heard the zoo in columbus oh is suppose to be awesome! I went to Longaberger for my birthday weekend last year and it was alot of fun. Just us girls!

Anyway! I will check into DC books as we live in No Va lots to do but get tired of all the tourist!


Kelli October 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

We live near Pittsburgh, and I can’t wait to take our baby to the zoo!

Kelli October 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I’m a fan on facebook

Shannon Runnels October 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

We homeschool, so anywhere we can go is turned into an educational experience. We live in Indiana, so anywhere in neighboring states is a wonderful option. Thanks!

Shannon Runnels October 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I am an email subscriber… and look forward to receiving that email daily!

Jenna October 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I would travel up I75 towards Cincy. I live in Lexington, KY and can pretty much see I75 from my house!

Jenna October 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

Jenna October 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I am a fan of yours on Facebook!

jill b. October 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

We live in Ohio, too, and are zoo members at our local zoo so we go there A LOT! We also recently visited Cincy for a Veggie Tales show (socred $5 tickets!) and of course IKEA :)

jill b. October 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I’m a facebook fan!

Rachel D. October 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

We just moved to a new area of Ohio, about an hour away from where we used to live, so we have LOTS of new places to take our kids.

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