There was one in Ohio? That's crazy.
Well, I don't know that it's CRAZY... but, yes there was!
It was on the shore of Geauga Lake, which was a separately owned theme (ride) park. The Sea World in Ohio did not have rides as the remaining SW parks do now. When Busch decided to close it, Six Flags bought both parks and for a while continued to have animals there. Six Flags has since sold it to Cedar Fair and they are revamping this year from what I have read.
I probably visited the park 6-7 times between the late 70's and late 90's. It was less crowded, less expensive and easier for us to get to than Florida.
Shari "and the Shamu ice cream bars were pretty damn good too" Shoufler