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The State of Ohio does not solicit discounts. Discounts are offered solely at the discretion of the vendor and approved by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. Posted discount offers are limited to attractions, recreational facilities, and entertainment and sporting events.

Special Events

Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland)
Nov. 10, vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Nov. 17, vs. Denver Nuggets
The King has returned to Cleveland. Don't miss your chance to see LeBron James and the newly revitalized Cavaliers live in action this month with this exclusive discounted offer.

Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationwide Arena (Columbus)
Oct. 17, vs. Calgary Flames
Come celebrate “State of Ohio Employee Appreciation Night” with the Columbus Blue Jackets, fresh off their exciting 2013-14 season.  

Detroit Pistons
Palace of Auburn Hills, (Auburn Hills, MI)
State employees can save up to 30% on select Detroit Pistons' games during the 2014-15 season, including the Cavaliers.

VeggieTales Live Sing-along
Aladdin Shrine Temple (Columbus)
Monday, Nov. 3
Are You Ready To Get Silly? The Veggies are super excited about their new TV show!  But, which song is the silliest?  Chaos is bound to ensue when no one can agree on a favorite silly song.  A new invention is unveiled to reveal the silliest of all silly songs.  But when the machine malfunctions and Jimmy disappears, the Veggies must find a way to get along and get Jimmy back! Sing along with some of your favorite silly songs of all time, including: “Hairbrush,” “Love My Lips,” and “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”!  And the Veggies will teach you some new songs, too, like “Show You Love” from the brand-new DVD, Beauty and the Beet.  This rollicking musical review of VeggieTales’ greatest hits is sure to delight families as our Veggie friends learn to consider each other’s feelings and wishes, and how to be a good friend at all times.

Disney on Ice

Nationwide Arena (Columbus)
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015; Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015; Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
Evening Shows start at 7 p.m.; Weekend afternoon shows start at 11 a.m
Order deadline: Feb. 11, 2015
From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

Discount Specials

African Safari Wildlife Park
Experience life on the African plains at this 100-acre preserve, African Safari Wildlife Park is home to more than 400 animals. Midwest’s only drive-thru safari also offers daily animal shows and pig races. and camel rides for children The African Safari Wildlife Park is open seasonally March 1 through Nov. 30.

Cedar Point
IMPORTANT: Please read all of the instructions prior to ordering tickets.
Cedar Point's  HalloWeekends has started and will run every Friday evening, Saturdays and Sundays through November 1. HalloWeekends offers family fun scares during the day and then frightful scares at night! Click here for more information about HalloWeekends.

Nov. 2 is Guest Appreciation Day, and it's all about YOU! On the last day of the 2014 season at Cedar Point, discounts on tickets, merchandise, food and more will be available. All guests can purchase a regular, one-day ticket for just $29.99!
Columbus Zoo and AquariumPhoto by: Grahm S. Jones
Powell (near Columbus)
IMPORTANT: Please read all of the instructions prior to ordering tickets.
It’s a wild world of fun at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – named the No. 1 zoo in America by USA Travel Guide. Visit Polar Frontier to see the polar bears as they frolic underwater and swim overhead. Plus, journey through the African Forest surrounded by leopards, okapis, bonobos and the world-famous family of western lowland gorillas including Colo, the first gorilla born in human care and the oldest in any zoo.

Great Wolf Lodges of Ohio
Mason and Sandusky

Explore an enchanted winter wonderland during Snowland, a holiday celebration from November 29 through December 22. Make new family traditions at Snowland, where indoor snow showers, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus and carriage rides will put holiday spirit into the entire family! Other great seasonal events during Snowland include:

  • North Pole University – Kids will enjoy fun, holiday assignments to earn a “Snowploma,” arcade tokens and surprise gift!
  • Great Clock Tower Holiday Show and nightly Story Time with Rowdy the Reindeer
  • Strolling Carolers, Magicians, and Santa’s Goodie Band all make special appearances with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Fridays and Saturdays only)
  • Horse drawn carriage rides (Fridays and Saturdays only)
  • Dine inside of the life size Gingerbread house (by reservation only).

Book your magical getaway on our website at greatwolf.com/mason, and save 20% off of our room rates using code STAT432A. Offer based on availability, must present employee ID upon check in.

GREAT WOLF LODGE MASON The 79,000-square-foot indoor waterpark boasts 12 waterslides, six pools (including a wave pool), a lazy river and adult and family whirlpools. The resort also features restaurants, the MagiQuest live-action fantasy adventure game, adult and children’s spas, a confectionery brimming with homemade fudge and baked goodies, a gift emporium, an 18-hole mini-golf course, an animated Great Clock Tower, Starbucks, Pizza Hut Express and an outdoor pool (open seasonally).

GREAT WOLF LODGE SANDUSKY: Great Wolf Lodge is an all-suites, full-service, indoor waterpark resort built with families at the core of its concept. In addition to the grand-scale indoor waterpark, notable amenities include: family restaurants, a game arcade, gift shops and Cub Club, a dedicated arts and crafts center for kids. The lodge's Grand Lobby serves as the property's 'living room' where guests can gather in front of a roaring fireplace to experience activities such as nightly Story Time while watching the animated show of the Grand Clock Tower come to life.

Kings Island
IMPORTANT: Please read all of the instructions prior to ordering tickets.
There is only one more weekend left to enjoy Kings Island this season!  This is your last chance to take advantage of the online offer and enjoy your favorite rides before the season comes to an end.  Halloween Haunt will be open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and the park will be open during the day on Sunday. 

River Expeditions (Rafting)Image provided by River Expeditions
West Virginia
Start planning your wild, wonderful West Virginia vacation and get the most authentic experience at an affordable price with River Expeditions as your host. Take advantage of great whitewater rafting rates and area adventure vacation packages including zip lines, ATV tours, rock climbing, mountain biking and more while making the most of your visit to the scenic and historic New River Gorge National Park. There's nothing like it!

Statehouse Museum Shop

1 Capitol Square, Columbus

Through October 31 all State Employees receive 20% off one item or 20% off total purchase of $40 or more. 
Please show state ID to get your discount*

*Discount excludes Haunted Tour Tickets, wine, consignment and Ohio Statehouse; A Building for the Age and dated Statehouse ornaments.


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