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9 Best First Date Locations in Ohio!

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When it comes to interesting date ideas, Ohio is tops. It’s time to skip the mundane dinner and a movie. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a visit to an arts center or gaze at the stars in a planetarium, these 9 best first date locations are sure to impress! 

COSI Planetarium, Columbus, OH

Are you and your date of the science-loving variety? Do you and your date think nothing is more romantic than looking up at the stars as you talk about the universe? Then you should check out the planetarium at COSI in Columbus!

Rock Quest, Cincinnati, OH

Are you searching for more of an adventure for your first date with that new special someone? Maybe they're the type of person that enjoys some good athletic physical challenge. If this sounds like you and your date, then Rock Quest is a great place to go rock climbing for beginners and experts. 

Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, OH

Going to the zoo on a date is an old classic, but it's also something that's become a pretty unique first date idea. You can grab an ice cream and walk around, taking in the exhibits and learning all about each other on this romantic day out.

Mohican Adventures, Loudonville, OH

Mohican Adventures in Loudonville is the kind of first date you want to go on if you're looking to have as much fun as you possible can. There's no shortage of drinks and snacks that you can enjoy while you go canoeing, go-karting, playing adventure gold and more. 

The Nightlight, Akron, OH

A simple movie date is a little boring for a first date these days. That's why the nightlight subverts those expectations by showing art and indie films you won't see anywhere else as well as old classics that haven't been in mainstream theaters in yours. 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Are you taking out a music lover, but don't want to spend your entire first date trying to shout over a live band? One great alternative would be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where you can learn all about the history of music and exhibits on your favorite bands.

Gathered Glassblowing Studio, Toledo, OH

If the old dinner and a movie date are a bit too played out for you and your date, then try the kind of date where you get to learn all about a new craft together and try your hand at blowing fine glass artwork and pottery with a class at Gathered Glassblowing Studio.

Rock House, Logan, OH

Are you searching for something a bit more outdoorsy for you and your date? If a hike through nature is the ideal date for you and your new romantic interest, then there are few spots better than the Rock House in Hocking Hills, a massive natural cave unlike any other.

De Yor Performing Arts Center, Youngstown OH

De Yor Performing Arts Center is a great first date location no matter what type of person you're going out with. They're a regular spot to see the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, or you can see classic rock and roll, jazz, and country music acts.

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