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Save to My List   Museums & Science   Springfield, OH
The Springfield Museum of Art is a public art museum located in the city of Springfield, approximately 45 miles west of Columbus, Ohio. It contains a permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American and
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   West Liberty, OH
Located just four miles east of West Liberty, Ohio the Ohio Caverns are a spectacular natural wonder. At one time thousands of years ago a river ran through these long underground passages cutting through the
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Columbus, OH
The Columbus, Ohio Center of Science & Industry (or the COSI for short!) has a range of permanent and revolving exhibitions that are designed to entertain you while educating you about the wonderful world
Save to My List   Zoos & Aquariums   Powell, OH
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a non-profit organization that has a fantastic reputation as one of the foremost zoos in the entire U.S. All kinds of animals call Columbus home from African Grey Parrots to Zebra
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Westerville, OH
Inniswood Metro Gardens is a favorite of local photographers for outdoor shoots because it is well-maintained and picturesque. This garden is also a popular wedding venue as it provides a serene and beautiful
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Lewis Center, OH
The Metro Parks system is a group of 16 parks in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. These 16 parks include over 24,000 acres of protected land in seven Ohio counties. They offer a wide array of programs to
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Columbus, OH
The Ohio History Center is the headquarters of the Ohio History Connection, an organization which runs historical sites throughout the state of Ohio. It is home to a museum full of fascinating exhibits, the state
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Columbus, OH
Columbus Commons is one of the city's newer parks and green spaces. This area was once the Columbus City Center Mall. After 20 years of operation, the mall closed in 2009. Columbus Commons was completed two years
Save to My List   Amusements   Columbus, OH
From the end of July through the beginning of August every year the Ohio Expo Center is used to host the Ohio State Fair, one of the most popular state fair's in the entire United States. This great event attracts
Save to My List   Amusements   Powell, OH
Owned by the nearby Columbus Zoo, which also owns Jungle Jack's Landing, Zoombezi Bay Water Park offers a fun and family friendly day out. There are lots of thrilling slides here that will entertain kids and adults
Save to My List   Amusements   Columbus, OH
Fort Rapids is a full hotel and conference center which also happens to be home to the largest indoor water park resort in Central Ohio. There is over 60,000 square feet of Water Park with a variety of slides
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Chillicothe, OH
Mound City makes up one part of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. This park is home to a geometrical system of earthworks and burial mounds which were built by the American Indian people who once
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Dublin, OH
Well, this is a strange one! Basically this quirky mid-western roadside attraction is exactly what it says on the tin, a field of 109 concrete giant corn ears. Each one stands at 6 ft. 3 in. and weighs about 1500
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Marion, OH
The Wyandot Popcorn Museum is one of only two museums in the entire world dedicated to popcorn. This fascinating museum is located inside Heritage Hall in the historic post office building in Marion, Ohio, which
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Logan, OH
Old Man's Cave is one of the most popular areas of Hocking Hills State Park, an over 2,300-acre nature area which is about an hour away from Columbus by car. This beautiful nature area is named Old Man's Cave
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Heath, OH
Mounds built over 2000 years ago are preserved in several areas in Newark. These mounds were created by the Native Americans of the Hopewell culture. These areas are now open to the public as state parks and cultural
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Delaware, OH
If you're looking for a cultural activity for you and your family to enjoy in and around Columbus, why don't you make the drive north to Delaware, Ohio, where you can visit The Arts Castle? The journey from downtown
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Delaware, OH
The Richard M. Ross Art Museum, known locally as The Ross, is located on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. It showcases a variety of art exhibitions designed to enhance the university's
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Delaware, OH
Alum Creek State Park is an over 4,600-acre state park in Delaware County, Ohio, which is a short drive north from the city of Columbus. It surrounds Alum Creek Lake, a reservoir of Alum Creek which was created
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Delaware, OH
The Olentangy Indian Caverns are beautiful underground caverns that were formed millions of years ago by a river that eroded the limestone rock. They are located approximately 20 miles north of Columbus, Ohio
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Westerville, OH
Hoover Dam is located just 10 miles Northeast of downtown Columbus in Ohio, the dam was constructed in 1955 and it supplies water to the city of Columbus. Hoover Dam is a perfect spot for fishing, Hoover Dam Recreation
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Take some time off during the weekend and ride a bike along the banks of Alum Creek. The Alum Creek Greenway Trail is divided into three major sections: more than 5 miles in the north and south sections, and an
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Westerville, OH
Alum Creek Park Amphitheater is located at Alum Creek state park in Delaware County, Ohio. The park was founded in 1974 and the Alum Creek lake is open to several recreational activities like fishing, boating
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Dublin, OH
Take a short walk into the woods behind the Dublin Library and you'll find this hidden gem right in the heart of the city. The area of the Indian Run Falls served as home to the Wyandot tribe. The city government
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Gahanna, OH
Bring the family and spend a day running at the park, playing at the jungle gym, or engaging in a game of baseball. Hannah Park is equipped with athletic fields, a playground, a catch and release pond, a shelter
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Grove City, OH
Fryer Park is a 110-acre public park in Grove City, Ohio which is a short drive from downtown Columbus. This expansive park features a beautiful wooded nature area with hiking trails that is great for bird watching
Save to My List   Amusements   Gahanna, OH
Glow Putt Mini Golf is a miniature golf attraction in Gahanna, Ohio which is located less than 10 miles away from Columbus by car. This thrilling safari-themed indoor miniature golf course provides visitors with
Save to My List   Amusements   Columbus, OH
World of Bounce is an inflatable attraction facility with two locations in the Columbus area. Both locations feature 12,000 square feet of play areas filled with inflatable attractions that children of all ages
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Grove City, OH
The Gardens at Gantz Farm is a public herb garden in Grove City, Ohio, which is about 10 minutes away from downtown Columbus by car. It is located within Gantz Park, a 27-acre nature area with tennis and basketball
Save to My List   Amusements   Columbus, OH
Magic Mountain is a family entertainment center with two locations in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Both centers feature a wide variety of family-friendly attractions like go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf
Save to My List   Museums & Science   Columbus, OH
The Columbus Museum of Art in downtown Columbus, Ohio features an impressive collection of artwork including folk art, ancient American art, modern and contemporary art, photography, and pieces by famous European
Save to My List   Fun Quirky Stuff   Columbus, OH
The Ohio Expo Center is an event venue located in Columbus, Ohio. It is primarily known as the home of the annual Ohio State Fair, which has taken place on its grounds since 1886. However, the 360-acre venue is
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Columbus, OH
German Village is a historic neighborhood located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. In the mid-19th century, the neighborhood was settled by German immigrants, who spoke German in their schools, churches, and stores
Save to My List   Amusements   Newark, OH
Cherry Valley Lodge is a quaint hotel in the south of Cleveland (around 2 1/2 hours) and to the east of Columbus, Ohio (around 35 minutes). Adjacent to the hotel is a small water park called Coco Kay, an indoor
Save to My List   Playgrounds & Pools   Columbus, OH
Spray parks are a great way to enjoy a free activity with your little ones. As a result, they've started popping up all over Columbus and the spray park Barnett Recreation Center Sprayground Playground comes highly
Save to My List   Playgrounds & Pools   Columbus, OH
The Easton Mall Splash Area is a great free attraction to take the kids and let them run around to get exercise. The great thing about these types of attractions is that they're entirely free. This particular
Save to My List   Playgrounds & Pools   Columbus, OH
Taking the kids to the mall may feel like a challenge sometimes. The Polaris Mall Columbus Zoo Themed Playplace makes a trip to the mall enjoyable for the entire family. This excellent play area is located on
Save to My List   Playgrounds & Pools   Columbus, OH
Icecream is a favorite family dessert and who doesn't love having a generous scoop after a day of fun? At the Graeter's Scoops and Chutes Play Area, you and the kids can truly have it all. Graeter's Scoops and
Save to My List   Fun Quirky Stuff   Marble Cliff, OH
A tour of a chocolate factory is every child's dream. Make your kid's dream come true by taking them on an Anthony Thomas Factory Tour. During a public tour of the Anthony Thomas factory, the entire family will
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Yellow Springs, OH
The Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve was dedicated in 1970 with the aim of protecting its fine example of post-glacial erosion. The gorge itself was eroded into its current shape long ago by a melt water river that
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Logan, OH
The Hocking Hills State Park is home to a wonderful assortment of wildlife and breath-taking nature. It is also home to a great amount of attractions and things to do. One can come here to hike one of multiple
Save to My List   Theater & Performance   Chillicothe, OH
Tecumseh is outdoor theatre at its best. A show that combines a thrilling story with historically accurate details you will be entertained and educated during a night here. The show depicts the life of Tecumseh
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Chillicothe, OH
The mansion and estate of Thomas Worthington, the sixth governor of Ohio and amongst the first senators of the United States gives an insight into how life was lived in the USA of the 1800s. The house and gardens
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Chillicothe, OH
The Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is an important site which illuminates an important part of America's ancient history. In the park stand a number of large geometric earthworks that were constructed
Save to My List   Landmarks & History   Heath, OH
The Great Circle Earthworks is one part of Ohio's Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks. Like these other Ohio sites the Great Circle is a remnant of the ancient American Indian tribes who once populated the area. These
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Columbus, OH
Huntington Park is a family friendly baseball stadium. With seating for just over 10,000 spectators spread across three levels the Park is home to the Columbus Clippers, the Triple A minor league affiliate of
Save to My List   Amusements   Columbus, OH
Magic Mountain Fun Centers have two separate locations in Columbus, Ohio; the Polaris Center and the East Center. Both offer fun activities for children and families. Karts, mini golf, laser tag, an arcade and
Save to My List   Parks & Nature   Gahanna, OH
Creekside Park is a multi-use community park located in Gahanna, Ohio. There is plenty to do here for people who are active and it also makes a nice place to relax too. It is located beside the Creekside Gahanna
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Westerville, OH
Westerville Mini-Golf and Batting Cages makes for a fun day out for the entire family. You can take each other on at one or both of their two mini golf courses. These courses come complete with imaginative scenery
Save to My List   Adventures & Sports   Grove City, OH
Trapper John's Canoe Livery is one of the closest companies to Columbus which offers canoeing and kayaking to the public. Located only about ten minutes from the city it makes for a perfect day trip out. Once
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