10 Things to Do in North Ridgeville That You Shouldn't Miss

January 17, 2018 Oliva Fomby

North Ridgeville is a city located along the eastern border of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The city's population was 29,465 at the 2010 census. A west side suburb of Cleveland, North Ridgeville is the fastest-growing city in the entire Greater Cleveland area.
Restaurants in North Ridgeville

1. Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive In Theatre

33395 Lorain Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039-3445 +1 440-327-9595
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive In Theatre

Reviewed By cfox518 - North Ridgeville, Ohio

How rare drive-in theaters have become across the country. Have you ever seen those clips at the beginning of the movie where they show the statistics and photos of all the drive-in theaters that have closed? It's devastatingly sad; however, Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive In Theatre is anything but sad. I have fond memories of the drive-in theater throughout my childhood. Given the option for a regular movie theater, I would choose the drive-in every time. It is open from early Spring through late Fall with current titles being played on both screens. They do a great job! In recent years they changed their policy prohibiting outside food and beverage, but their snack bar has a plethora of options! It is a little over-priced, but you are supporting the operation of the theater through your food/beverage purchases. The entrance fee itself is affordable (especially since it covers two movies). And you get to enjoy this all from the comfort of your own car. Local staple. Hidden gem. Come on a clear summer night with the family!

2. Miller Nature Preserve

2739 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011-1838 +1 440-937-0764
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Miller Nature Preserve

Reviewed By JanWill - Willoughby, OH

It was nice to visit while the small butterfly house was open (approx. Father's Day to Labor Day). A knowledgeable docent was on hand to give us the names of the types of butterflies and answer questions. This is not a huge exhibit, nor one with dozens of types of butterflies. The flower beds and planters on the grounds are attractive. We also took time to walk in the conservatory.

3. Crocker Park

25 Main St, Westlake, OH 44145-6975 +1 440-871-6880
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 226 reviews

Crocker Park

Reviewed By Amy S

Went here both evening I was in town for a conference. Great better end boutiques, still ample parking on Friday and Saturday evenings, with good food options inside the mall area. Out door fireplace to sit at on a cold evening

4. Swings-N-Things

8501 Stearns Rd, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-1738 +1 440-235-4420
Excellent
31%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Swings-N-Things

Reviewed By Patchez89 - North Ridgeville, Ohio

I have held 3 work events here over the years. They are very organized and make the planning process very easy! They use The Cuyahoga Group for their catering and their food is good. I buy the passes for everyone so they can enjoy the majority of the park. We also get a free scoop of ice cream with our package. They make it homemade and it is really good! Always a fun time!

5. Bay Lanes Bowling

27229 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140-2020 +1 440-871-0911
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 150 reviews

Bay Lanes Bowling

12 Lanes, intimate setting, great music, automatic scoring, full Bar & Grill, Cosmic Bowling Fri. & Sat. nights, family friendly. 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Cleveland Magazine's "Best of the West"-Birthday Party Place. Great place to hold your next birthday, corporate party, reunion, or fundraiser.

Reviewed By keljay68 - Cleveland, Ohio

My husband and I went tonight and had the greatest time. So inexpensive to play a few games and have a few drinks. The owners are hilarious and fun to talk to. Not a fancy establishment, but homey and comfortable. Will definitely be back.

6. Great Northern Mall

4954 Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted, OH 44070-3307 +1 440-734-6300
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Great Northern Mall

Great Northern Mall near Cleveland hosts shopping, Macy's and JCPenney department stores, Dick's Sporting Goods store, and over 120 more shops and restaurants. The mall is twelve miles southwest of Cleveland on I-480. Find convenient family parking near the H&M and Dillard's mall entrances.

Reviewed By HeatherRMooney - North Olmsted, Ohio

The GNM gets super busy this time of year, and Starbucks' BOGO sale resulted in some congestion, but it wasn't insurmountable. The decision to place a ballet performance right in front of the Dick's store was questionable, however. We had to wade through and in front of parents trying to watch their kids perform and it seemed dangerous because we weren't sure we wouldn't get smacked in the face by a dancer! Just a bad logistics decision, especially considering that there were plenty of much better staging options.

But the store selection is good and staff was pleasantly surprising.

7. Synergy Woods

11615 Avon Beldon Rd (Route 83), Grafton, OH 44044-9421
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Synergy Woods

Reviewed By sunjewel2015 - Cleveland, Ohio

Went with a group on a Saturday for paintball. Had reservations. Check-in process was smooth. You can sign waivers via on-line before you arrive. We had a mixed group of novices to die-hards...everyone was happy with the range of play. Games are about 10 minutes each, with referees going through the rules for each game. Game type changes for each round, as does the field so it keeps things interesting. People come & go from your group as the day goes on,,, so you add new players too. Everyone had a blast ! You can upgrade your equipment at anytime to make it interesting. This was the first time my kids had played and I found this to be a very well-run, family friendly operation. We will be back! Ziplining is offered too. Concession stand, and you can order pizza.

8. Lorain Port Authority

319 Black River Rd, Lorain, OH 44052-3459
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 70 reviews

Lorain Port Authority

Reviewed By Hound N - Cleveland, Ohio

I've been to several tribute shows at this venue over 2 years and we've always had a good time. Admission is reasonably priced. Lots of free parking and easy access. Employees at the ticket table have always been very friendly. The entertainment has always been enjoyable. David Brighton's Space Oddity is a must see. Would like to see "designated" smoking areas. Not a fan of secondary smoke. Also, inside restrooms would have been great. That's why I gave it 4 stars. No place to wash hands and porta-johns never have hand sanitizer in them.

9. Sandy Ridge Reservation

6195 Otten Rd, North Ridgeville, OH 44039-1117 +1 440-327-3626
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Sandy Ridge Reservation

Reviewed By Bob D - Bay Village, Ohio

We had not been to this hidden treasure in a couple years and once we got there we could not understand why since we are are only about twenty minutes from it. This is an absolutely beautiful wetlands that is teeming with wildlife. The facilities and grounds are meticulously maintained and it is just a wonderful place to visit and walk. Highly recommended.

10. Sprenger Stadium

2009 Baseball Blvd, Avon, OH 44011-1054 +1 440-934-3636
Excellent
57%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Sprenger Stadium

Sprenger Health Care Stadium is the home of the Lake Erie Crushers, an professional, independent baseball team affiliated with the Frontier League. Aside from hosting the 48 Crushers home games, Sprenger Stadium hosts the Mid-American Conference Baseball Tournament, local college and high school baseball games, and concerts. Enjoy a fun, affordable night for the whole family at Sprenger Health Care Stadium!

Reviewed By Mary B - Avon, Ohio

The stadium is the perfect size to take a young family. You are up close to the action, it is very well maintained. If you happen to be there on a fireworks night, you will not be disappointed! Also, it is very accessible from I90.

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