A Perfect Afternoon at the Lunken Playfield and Sky Galley Restaurant

Lunken Playfield and Sky Galley Restaurant


Learn A Little History at the Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society and Museum

Lunken Playfield and Sky Galley Restaurant

The museum is only open Monday and Friday from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.  Look for the open sign when you enter the terminal. The museum can be found on the second floor located next to the Airman’s Lounge.  While tiny in size, the museum is full of artifacts, pictures, and memorabilia.  The staff is a fountain of knowledge. Let them take you through the museum and tell the stories that bring pictures and artifacts to life.  The museum is free, however, they do take donations so be sure to bring a few dollars.  Learn more about the history of Lunken and the museum.


Grab Lunch At the Sky Galley

Outdoor seating at sky galley

Sky Galley Restaurant

The food is standard American fare, nothing fancy. My advice is if you go with a safe bet like a hamburger or sandwich you won’t be disappointed. Indoor seating


Stroll Along The Trails

Watching the planes at Lunken Airport


Lunken Playfield

Also known as the Land of Make Believe is a magical playground that is completely fenced in and offers plenty of shade. You will enter through the Marian Ahlering Building during the hours of 10 am- 6 pm.  When the building is closed you can access the park through the side gate that is on the opposite side of the park.  Rumor has it that the cost is $1.00 per child ages  2-12, but every time we have been we entered through the side gate. We usually visit around 9:00am.

Land of Make Believe at Lunken Playfield

There are three play structures that can accommodate varying ages from toddler to preteen! The huge mega-structure can be slightly stressful with a younger one in tow. Naturally, they want to climb the towers, ropes, and bars like the big kids. While they have a great play structure designed just for the toddler age, she would always make her way to the big play structure.  Just a little something to keep in mind, especially if you are bringing more than one child.

There is a picnic shelter with plenty of tables, swings and most of the play areas have mulch.  Restrooms are located inside the Marian Ahlering Building when it is open. There are two other play structures that are across the street from the Land of Make Believe that are tied in with a shelter. We often frequent these when the shelter isn’t reserved. The only downside there isn’t shade.


When planning your visit take note that there are tons of great areas to explore around Lunken. Whether you want to hit a few golf balls, bring your furry friend to the dog park or play a set of tennis there is something for everyone.  If you are looking for more fun things to do in Cincinnati look no further!


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Lunken Playfield and Sky Galley Restaurant

Lunken Playfield and Sky Galley Restaurant

Lunken Playfield and Sky Galley Restaurant