Hershey Children's Garden 11030 East Blvd., 216-721-1600, www.cbgarden.org. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids under 3.
With a towering tree house, a winding labyrinth of shrubs, a giant water fountain made to run through, and enough winding paths and shady nooks for a whole day of hide-and-seek, the Hershey Children's Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is the perfect place to let the kids run free and learn a little about nature in the process. Bursting with color and creative landscaping -- there's a pint-sized herb bed and bright red self-serve water pumps -- the picturesque grounds are hailed as among the best children's gardens in the country by the people who rate these sorts of things. Your kids would no doubt agree.