Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky, Ohio is a 9-field complex that hosts soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, and softball tournaments. If you are headed to the Cedar Point Sports Center with your team, you’re probably wondering what else you’ll find for everybody to do during your downtime. Fortunately for you, Sandusky sits right on the on the shores of Lake Erie midway between Toledo and Cleveland, so you won’t have any trouble finding fun things to do. Plus, Sandusky is the hometown of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Its flagship amusement park, Cedar Point Amusement Park, is known as “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.” Check out some of these family attractions in the area surrounding Cedar Point Sports Center.

Things to Do

Cedar Point Amusement Park

Right near the Sports Center, the Cedar Point Amusement Park has something for everybody. With over 30 attractions for your family and kids, so many lake activities, and amazing food, you might just be in for the vacation of a lifetime. Your little thrill seekers better get ready to scream their lungs out on miles of high-speed coaster tracks, then catch their breath as they plummet feet first into the waters below.

With 17 roller coasters, you could spend days trying them all out. The daring might want to start with the Top Thrill Dragster or Wicked Twister. Only the bravest will head to Valravn, “the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in the world.” The younger kids might want to try the Woodstock Express. Those who are most at home on the waves can head to the beach for jet skiing or for building sandcastles on Lake Erie. Fireworks on the beach in summer and all the other special events at Cedar Point make this the most exciting place to be in town. 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH 44870

Lagoon Deer Park

This is the attraction for your family when it wants to take a break from Erie. Your kids will be feeding the deer by hand at the Lagoon Deer Park. In fact, they come right up to at the gate, then they follow you around. Stroll with over 200 animals, including six breeds of deer. They also have miniature donkeys, peacocks, sheep, and emus.

Fish can be found in shaded lagoons. They stock regularly with rainbow trout, white bass, and carp. Largemouth and rock bass, bluegill, muskies, and northern pike are all propagated right on the property. The quiet ponds are perfect for the junior angler in your brood for developing those fishing skills. Bring your own poles and bait, but you don’t need a state fishing license. They have night fishing Fridays and Saturdays. The Gift Shoppe features Cherokee handicrafts and other souvenirs. 1012 Martins Point Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

Castaway Bay Waterpark

The tropical Caribbean theme of the Castaway Bay Waterpark takes your family to an island paradise, one you may never want to leave. The center of this indoor waterpark is an elaborate five-story enclosure with vaulted wood ceiling shading a natural setting of palm trees and tropical huts with wild water adventures extraordinaire. The challenge will be picking which attractions to head for first. The Castaway Bay Wave Pool and Lookout Lagoon Family Funhouse should get things going smartly. The braver will head to the Tropical Tube Slides or the Rendezvous Run. The Mango Melee should not be tried on a full stomach. The littler ones might linger at the Toddler’s Tide Pool. 2001 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky, OH 44870

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

The Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is an indoor family amusement park with several amazing attractions like a skating rink, 3D theater, and mini golf. The Ghostly Manor Haunted House is one of the top-rated haunts in the whole USA. Ghosts lurk in every corner. Dare yourselves to make it all the way through without yielding to your deepest fears! When the music starts, head over to Skateworld Sandusky. Try the Wizard’s Journey nine-hole mini golf with its dragon-slaying 3D blacklight adventure. The XD 4D Theater motion-simulated ride takes you down a snowy mountainside and through ice tunnels, making it all seem very real with its 4D onscreen action and effects, surround sound, and up to 2 g’s of force. Choose your favorite family movie and enjoy the heck out of the XD 4D experience. No matter the weather outside, your family will have a blast indoors at the Ghostly Manor Thrill Center. They’re open every day. 3319 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

Goofy Golf

Another fun thing to do near Cedar Point Sports Center is to visit Goofy Golf, where you can test your skills at miniature golf course, splash teammates on the bumper boats, test your driving skills on Radical Raceway, and experience blazing fast speeds on the Big Track. End the day playing some games at the arcade. Goofy Golf is a seasonal attraction that’s open from May through October. 3020 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870


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Places to Eat

Berardi’s Family Kitchen

Berardi’s Family Kitchen is an easygoing breakfast, lunch, and dinner joint that serves up homestyle American and Italian favorites. Bigger kids should try the Protein Wrap or Southern Scramble in the morning or the Big T Breaded Pork Tenderloin sandwich if you dine at Berardi’s Family Kitchen later in the day. 1019 W Perkins Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870

Ciao Bella

In Port Clinton less than four miles away you’ll find Ciao Bella, an upscale “casual locale” serving up pizzas and other Italian dishes. They offer daily specials and outdoor “waterside seating.” This is the place to go when you want to relax with the family after a busy day at Cedar Point Sports Center. 3880 Harbor Light Landing Drive, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Dock’s Beach House Bar & Grille

Dock’s Beach House Bar & Grille, right down the road from Cedar Point Sports Complex in Port Clinton, offers lakeside dining with amazing views overlooking the shore of Lake Erie. Start with Beer Battered Mushrooms or Crab & Shrimp Dip then continue on to their fresh Lake Erie Perch or Walleye or their Cajun Steam Pot with Snow Crab Legs, Andouille Sausage, Cajun Shrimp, Clams, Redskin Potatoes, and Corn, all paired with great views of the lake. 252 W Lakeshore Dr, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Brick Oven Bistro

Nothing makes a kid happy like pizza for dinner. That’s exactly what you get at the Brick Oven Bistro. You can build your own pie or order off of the specialty pizza menu. Either way, you’ll be enjoying a delicious pizza. Brick Oven Bistro also has sandwiches, calzones, and fresh salads. 1012 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky, OH 44870

After a long day of competing at Cedar Point Sports Center, you will need some relaxing and maybe even thrilling things to fill the rest of your team’s time. No matter what, the team-bonding activities and your visit to the Sandusky area will certainly create a lot of great memories for all of the families with you on this trip.