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Recreational & Educational Tours

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Recreational & Educational Tours was started in 1983 to service the Cleveland area, enriching the lives of students and adults alike through the wonders of travel. Our mission is to create positive experiences as we bring the best of the US to you. Utilizing lasting relationships with bus companies, hotels, and various vendors, R&E offers competitive pricing for the most customer-oriented tour operating in the area, guaranteed.

WE CAN TAKE YOUR GROUP ANYWHERE!

Scroll through the photos below to see what activities and meals we normally recommend on each one day trip.  Once you have selected your destination, simply use the buttons below to request a quote and fill in the brief questionnaire that follows.  We can take you anywhere so please don't hesitate to call us if you would like to take your group to a destination that is not listed below.  We have probably been there and we will probably have suggestions to make your trip better!
 
 

Columbus

 

Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the state of Ohio.​ Pictured on the left, COSI is the main reason that school groups visit Columbus.  The Center of Science & Industry was recently named America's #1 science center for families by Parent Magazine.  COSI moved in 1999 to a new 320,000-square-foot home, creating one of the largest modern-built science centers in the United States. 

 

The Ohio State University, in downtown Columbus, is America's 2nd largest college campus

Optional Stops and Add-Ons: Mansfield Reformatory, Olentangy Indian Caverns

 

Pittsburgh

 

The Downtown area (also known as the Golden Triangle) sits where the Allegheny River from the northeast and Monongahela River from the southeast form the Ohio River.  Pictured on the left, the Duquesne Incline has been totally refurbished and is a great way to see the entire city and also to learn about the history of Pittsburgh and Mt. Washington.

 

 

The "City of Bridges" has more bridges that carry cars than any other city in the world.

Optional Stops and Add-Ons: Tour-Ed Mine, Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright home)

 

Niagara Falls

 

One of the World's most visited tourist attractions is only hours from Northeast Ohio.  Our Niagara Region, USA tour will fill your day with activities​ on the American Side of The Falls, without the need for a passport.  See the Horseshoe Falls from the Maid of the Mist and travel into the American Falls via Cave of the Winds.  

 

The Falls are 1 of the Top 5 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World every year

Optional Stops and Add-Ons:    Old Fort Niagara, Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride

 

The Henry Ford

 

The Henry Ford, America's Greatest History Attraction, is comprised of the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and Ford's River Rouge Production Plant Tour.  Attractions include John F. Kennedy's presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, and the Rosa Parks bus.

 

The Henry Ford Museum was originally dedicated by President Herbert Hoover in 1929

Optional Stops and Add-Ons:    Detroit Science Center, GM Renaissance Building

 

Put-in-Bay

 

Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island.  The bay played a significant role in the War of 1812 as the location of the squadron of U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry.  Students will learn about the significance of Lake Erie in the history of America and will also visit caves and other fun attractions.

 

Put-in-Bay is home to 138 permanent residents and over 750,000 annual visitors

Optional Stops and Add-Ons:    Cedar Point, Kalahari Waterpark, Dave & Buster's

 

Challenger Learning Center

 

This unique experience will bring your class together, as students will work on a "Mission" to Voyage to Mars, Rendezvous With A Comet or Return to the Moon!  The Challenger Center in Wheeling, WV is about 1 hour from the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh so most schools combine the two for a day full of science fun!

 

The Challenger Centers build interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

 

Marietta

 

In 1788, pioneers to the Ohio Country established Marietta as the first permanent settlement of the new United States in the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio.  Your tour will include a variety of stops like Fenton's Art Glass Factory, Valley Gem's Riverboat Cruise on the Ohio River and museums and tours that tell the beginning of the history of Ohio, not to mention a fabolous dinner in a 19th Century hotel.

 

Almost 10% of the American Population lives on the Ohio River Basin

Optional Stops and Add-Ons:   Pittsburgh, The Wilds - African Safari Park

Cleveland

 

Our hometown is one of the best educational destinations for students.  Because the city and the surrounding area offers so many different activities, we can set up an itinerary for practically any type of group.  New attractions include the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and SeaTube, a brand new Museum of Contemporary Art and the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Exhibit.

 

 

University Circle is known as the "Most Innovative Square Mile" in America

Optional Stops and Add-Ons:    Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cedar Point