The Weekend Buckeye List: Dec. 27-29
Take a sleigh ride at Fremont’s Spiegel Grove, see the genius of Michelangelo at the Cleveland Museum of Art, travel to the Great Barrier Reef in Columbus and more.
Embrace winter’s beauty tucked inside a sleigh pulled by clip-clopping Clydesdales. Through Dec. 31, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont is offering rides showcasing our 19th president’s Spiegel Grove estate and his favorite mode of transportation. 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont 43420, 419/332-2081, rbhayes.org
Feel the magic at Portsmouth’s Market Square, which has been transformed into a seasonal wonderland through Dec. 31 for the Portsmouth Winterfest. Ice skating, a Christmas tree maze, carriage rides and photos with Santa make the fete fun for everyone. Market Square, Portsmouth 45662, 740/981-3126, friendsofportsmouth.com
Learn about the artist who's known for the breathtaking artistry gracing the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Through Jan. 5, the Cleveland Museum of Art is presenting “Michelangelo: Mind of the Master,” featuring 400-year-old sketches the artist made that are paired with the work he is revered for. 11150 East. Blvd., Cleveland 44106, 216/421-7350, clevelandart.org
Watch sea lions, seahorses, whales and vibrant clownfish and other wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in “Turtle Odyssey” at COSI, playing on the National Geographic Giant Screen theater through Feb. 28. The film follows the adventures of Bunji, an Australian green sea turtle, as she journeys to the beach where she was born and prepares for the next generation. 333 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215, 614/228-2674, cosi.org
Lace up your skates and head to Fountain Square in Cincinnati. When the weather turns cold, the popular Queen City gathering place celebrates the season with lights, a skating rink and a concession stand that’s open through early February. Skate rental is also available. 520 Vine St., Cincinnati 45202, 513/621-4400, myfountainsquare.com