If you ever catch me staring into space and smiling, there are high chances that I’m thinking about a likely getaway. I live in Lagos but love to visit Ogun state often. Here is a list of fun things to do in Ogun state on a budget.
Although it is a neighboring state to Lagos, Ogun differs by a lot as it is a calm place. Not only do you get to enjoy peace and quiet, but there are many things, sites and attractions to enjoy about this state.
I love Lagos state. This place is actually the hub of recreation and fun. There are so many budget friendly hotels in Lagos you can stay in for a short staycation. Also, there are a lot of beaches in Lagos. Yet, I still love to elope to Ogun state to breathe!.
The air of Lagos is congested. The population and the stress of moving around. Did I mention the traffic you need to go through? So, you can understand why If I need my peace, I go to Ogun state to rest and unwind.
The focus of this article would be on the 10 best things to do Ogun state. It could be that you’ve never been to Ogun state and you need a list of best things to do in Ogun state. Let this list be your guide!
The top on my list is Abeokuta Ogun state. Have you seen the Olumo rock or other exciting places to visit in Abeokuta? You are missing out.
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Fun things to do in Ogun state.
Many people feel Abeokuta is the only place to see in Ogun state. There are so many fun places to see. Here are my top 10 exciting things to do in Ogun state on a budget.
Epe fish market
Why Epe fish market you may ask? Epe is in Lagos state but shares close border with Ijebu. So, you can dash to this market to explore while visiting Ijebu.
Who doesn’t like a good bargain? I know I love one, especially when it comes to food items! I have been to many markets in Nigeria and even across Africa. However, Epe fish market stands as one of the cheapest places to get seafood.
One of my highlights at this market was getting to see and know different types of seafood. At one point, my mouth was wide open as I didn’t realize so many species were available.
I had fun buying and bargaining with the sellers, and I also got to learn a lot. It is an experience I would recommend for anyone visiting Ogun state.
Hi impact amusement Park
I strongly believe that everyone is a child at heart if and when they want to be. It is why I would recommend this amusement ark to anyone visiting Ogun state.
I go here when I want to release all stress and tension, and I have never regretted it. Some people think that visiting an amusement park is an experience that should be limited to children. Letme tell you, you are missing out on a lot if you have never been to an amusement park.
The cleanliness of this park is another reason why I have it on my list. It is always a pleasing experience.
Obasanjo Library (OOPL)
Did you know that the past president of Nigeria has a library? The first time I heard about this place, I was very excited to visit it, and it met up to my expectations.
Not many states can boast of having functional libraries, but we have this place in Ogun state for you to explore. I almost didn’t want to leave when I visited as being around so many books made me happy. There is almost no book you wouldn’t find at this library, irrespective of its genre.
It’s always surprising to find out that many people, even residents of Ogun state, do not know about this library. I feel like keeping the information to myself, but I also want you to enjoy this wonderful gem.
Yemoji Natural pool
This place is exactly as the name implies. You shouldnt be executing to see a fancy pool as everything is natural. However, if you’re looking to enjoy nature in its true form, this is the best place to visit in Ogun state.
At this place, you can do so many interesting things. From having a picnic to birdwatching to learning about plants and flowers, etc. It is a clean and serene environment and serves as the perfect spot for any escape.
I always create time to visit this place whenever I’m in Ogun state as I love the fact that it isn’t always crowded.
Adonis plaza paintball and game center
Got some pent up energy to release? Then, you should be spending time at this game center. Most people know this place because of paintballing and it was also what got my attention. However, after visiting, I discovered that there are many other things to do at this place.
I like to call it a fun center as there is never a dull moment. It is also a perfect place to make new friends. I would recommend this place to active and energetic individuals.
It is best to visit this place with friends. So, start planning a group trip to this place now!
Hubert Ogunde museum
You would fall in love with this place if you’re a lover of arts. It is owned by Olooye Hubert Adedeji Ogunde, a folklorist, Nigerian actor, playwright, musician, dramatist, theater manager, policeman, teacher, teetotaler, human right activist, Seer, prophet and a nationalist of class. Although he is now late, the place is managed by his grandson.
The museum was established to give the public an opportunity to know the great pioneer of Nigerian theater and movies and also give visitors a place to get up close and personal with some of the costumes and other showbiz memorabilia that has been acquired since 1948. Click here to watch the vlog of my day trip to Hubert Ogunde Museum.
I haven’t been to this place yet, but many people have recommended that visiting Ake palace is one of the best things to do in Ogun state. I have it on my bucket list as one of the intriguing things that it is home to the oldest bible in Nigeria. How cool is that!?
Aside from that, the palace is also home to some fascinating artifacts that I would love to see. I dont have so much information now since I haven’t been here yet, but I know people who say that it is an interesting place to visit. So, I’m definitely up for it!
It is a no brainer that Olumo rock should be on your list of things to do in Ogun state. To those who are daring, I know you would want to climb to the peak of the mountain. It is always thrilling embarking on this journey!
Olumo rock also serves as a perfect pot for a picnic and it comes with many interesting stories. If you haven’t been to this place, this is your cue to knock it off your bucket list!
Interestingly, there is a staircase that can help you get to the top if you’re scared of hiking the rock.
New heritage museum
Checking out a museum in any state is one of the best things to do, and you should when in Ogun state. It helps you learn the history and traditions of the state. This way, you get to relate better with the people.
New heritage Museum is the best place if you love the Kalakuta Museum or Fela’s history. New Heritage Museum is the home of Fela Anikulapo Parents.
This is the same place his mum stayed after the incidence with the unknown Soldiers. Funny the same thing happened in our time with unknown gun men at the Lekki Toll gate Massacre. It is well.
The architecture of the home is built like the British homes back in the days. It has wooden floors and nice finishing. You will love this place.
Bilikisu Sungbo Tourist Complex
I never knew this place existed until I began doing my research on Ogun state. I have it on my bucket list now and wll be sure to visit during my next trip to gun state.
According to stories, it is a sentimental place for Christians as it serves as the burial place of Queen Sheba. Yes, you can imagine my shock when I heard this! Checking it out would be one of the best things to do in Ogun state.
Feel free to comment other fun things to do in Ogun state on a budget. Have you been to the Yemoji natural pool? What are your thoughts? I had a failed camping experience at this place. We eventually went to Villa Rica resort to camp. The vlog is also linked.
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