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Aerial View of Deer Creek


Experience our Park and Communities!

Does your family like to stay busy with fun activities during vacation? We want to help you to have experiences while you're here; making memories, soaking in the beautiful sites, absorbing the local culture.

Below we will list activities and planned events that are taking place at the lodge and in the park, as well as links to area partners for fun activities located in our surrounding communities!

Read about park activities here: Deer Creek Park Activities

Lodge Events

"Ohio - The Heart of Art": An Art Exhibition with Ohio Second Lady Tina Husted

Exhibit will be on display September 17 - October 17

Tina Husted's work focuses on the beauty of nature, including landscapes, sunrise, and sunset. She enjoys working with various mediums for her art, including pastel chalk, acrylic, and oils.

Arts in the Parks Soundscapes of Nature

September 1 - 3 , 2023

The scope of sound is bewildering; we will take a step at a time. Children in the program (and I dare say adults!) will find great satisfaction in making new and unusual sounds with simple materials. And when it’s time to take a rest, there will be music to listen to, of course, inspired by nature! Each session will have a connection to sound; by the end of the weekend, participants will be using their ears in new ways.

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"Ohio - The Heart of Art"

An Art Exhibition with Ohio Second Lady Tina Husted

Sunday, September 17 | 2 pm - 4 pm

You are invited to the opening of the art exhibition "Ohio - The Heart of Art" with Ohio Second Lady Tina Husted. September 17th kicks off the month long exhibit with an art demonstration and viewing of the pieces.

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Murder Mystery Event

Murder at the Opera

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Join us at Deer Creek for this dramatic performance by Murder & Merriment interactive theatre troupe, while enjoying a grand dinner buffet. Cash Bar will be available during the evening. Solve the mystery and compete to win a prize!

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Murder Mystery Event

The Newly Dead Game

Friday, December 8, 2023

TV Host, Bill Eubanks, hosts a dangerous fame that pits newly married couples against one another in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how much they really know about each other.

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Naturalist Programs & State Park Events

All Lodge & Park programs and Nature Center hours are subject to change. Programs and events are weather dependent unless otherwise noted. Notify the Lodge or Naturalist (depending on activity) if special accommodations are needed for your participation. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, no exceptions.

Naturalist: Andy Yurasek

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