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Alum Creek State Park
Alum Creek State Park

Alum Creek State Park is home to the Friends of Alum Creek Dog Park. The grounds, sitting on a 4-acre site along the lake near the marina, include a fenced area with water access for dogs that enjoy water sports and two additional fenced areas for small and large dogs.

Antrim Park
Antrim Park

Antrim Park. 5800 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43085 View on Map. Antrim is a nearly 120 acre park surrounded by a quarried lake and the Olentangy Greenway Trail, great for running, walking, biking or skating. Antrim Park is a popular place for fishing, which can be done off the banks or from the large accessible dock.

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Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Battelle Darby Creek features more than 7,000 acres of forest, prairies and wetlands. It stretches along 13 miles of the Big and Little Darby creeks, both State and National Scenic Rivers. Besides the areas surrounding the creeks, there are also over 1,600 acres of restored wetlands and prairies.

Bicentennial Park
Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park. 233 Civic Center Dr. Columbus, OH 43215 View on Map. Historically one of Columbus' most popular parks, Bicentennial Park has been transformed to a downtown destination with the addition of a one-of-kind fountain, park restaurant and eye-catching performance pavilion.

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Blacklick Woods Metro Park
Blacklick Woods Metro Park

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Blendon Woods
Blendon Woods

Blendon Woods contains spectacular stream-cut ravines with exposed ripple rock sandstone and open fields surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory forests. The 653-acre park is a great place to see a variety of songbirds, waterfowl and other wildlife, especially the flock of wild turkeys meandering about in search of food.

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Blendon Woods Metro Park

Blendon Woods contains spectacular stream-cut ravines with exposed ripple rock sandstone and open fields surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory forests. The 653-acre park is a great place to see a variety of songbirds, waterfowl and other wildlife, especially the flock of wild turkeys meandering about in search of food.

Chadwick Arboretum
Chadwick Arboretum

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres located within the 1,600 acres of The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Take a virtual tour of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens by clicking on the photo above.

Columbus Commons
Columbus Commons

Columbus Commons is a six-acre park in downtown Columbus with more than 240 programs and events each year. From large scale concerts and local bands to free fitness classes to family activities, Columbus Commons is a gathering place for the community.

Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, it was the first art museum to register its charter with the state of Ohio.

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Columbus Park of Roses
Columbus Park of Roses

Park of Roses. 3923 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214 View on Map. Park of Roses 2016 Fall Press Release Located in Clintonville, the Park of Roses is one of the most unique and renown parks in the state of Ohio. In existence since 1953, visiting the park during the Rose Festival has become a time honored tradition for Ohioans statewide.

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Celebrate the fathers and grandfathers in your life with a special visit to the Zoo. In celebration of Father’s Day, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission to fathers and grandfathers (an $11.99-$21.99 value) who are accompanied by at least one of their children/grandchildren, regardless of age.

COSI Columbus
COSI Columbus

Explore Science. Discover fun! COSI Columbus is a dynamic hands-on science center located in Central Ohio that is fun for all ages.

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Field of Corn
Field of Corn

Field of Giant Corn Cobs Dublin, Ohio Maybe it's supposed to be ironic, this former corn field, sprouting 109 people-sized ears of concrete corn in a large oddball art display.

Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory

Enjoy the botanical gardens year-round while supporting the Conservatory’s mission to strengthen the community through outreach and education programs. Join Today Host An Event Choose from versatile venue options to make your wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens distinctive and personal.

Franklin Park, Ohio
Franklin Park, Ohio

Franklin Park. 1755 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203 View on Map. Located just east of downtown Columbus, Franklin Park is the place for year round fun in Central Ohio. The 100 acre shared park is a popular destination for community events and provides a tranquil and beautiful site for a wedding ceremony.

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Genoa Park
Genoa Park

Genoa Park is located on the western bank of the Scioto River between Rich Street and Broad Street. The park is named after the Italian city of Genoa – one of Columbus’ ten international sister cities and the birthplace of city’s namesake Christopher Columbus.

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Glen Echo
Glen Echo

Glen Echo is a neighborhood located in the far northern part of the University District in Columbus, Ohio. The area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. The name Glen Echo refers to Glen Echo Ravine, which runs along the northern edge of the neighborhood. Principal streets in the area are Glen Echo Drive, Summit Street, Glenmawr Avenue, North Forth Street, Arcadia ...

Goodale Park
Goodale Park

Goodale Park. 120 W. Goodale St. Columbus, OH 43215 View on Map. Goodale Park is surrounded by Victorian Village, a cluster of homes with charming architectural features. It is the oldest park in Columbus and among the oldest in the United States.

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Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Grange Insurance Audubon Center Columbus Audubon is proud and excited to partner with the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. The GIAC, which opened in the summer of 2009, provides a unique resource for conservation and nature education in Ohio.

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Hayden Falls
Hayden Falls

Hayden Falls Park. 4326 Hayden Run Rd. Dublin, OH 43017 View on Map. Hayden Falls Park is located on the West side of the Scioto River, just along Hayden Run Road, West of Griggs Reservoir bridge.

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Hayden Falls Park
Hayden Falls Park

pin us Summer Fun Guide Summer Program Brochure Registration & Reservations To view our exciting catalog of activities, register for classes, or reserve an athletic facility CLICK HERE.

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Highbanks Metro Park
Highbanks Metro Park

Columbus Metro Parks @CbusMetroParks · 6h Due to culvert work, Battelle Darby Creek won't be accessible from Alkire Rd. on June 18. Traffic detoured to access both park areas from Kuhlwein Rd or Darby Creek Dr from Broad St.

Homestead Metro Park
Homestead Metro Park

A three-quarter mile paved trail, great for hiking, biking, running, or walking your leashed pet, winds through the park and connects to the 6.1-mile Heritage Rail Trail. Activities Fishing

Hoover Reservoir
Hoover Reservoir

The reservoir is an important feature for tourism, but also for the water it provides to the city of Columbus. 1/11/2016 - The boardwalk at Hoover Reservoir near Galena was closed last year due to ice damage and high water levels delayed the repairs. We are proud to report that the boardwalk has been fully repaired and will be able to withstand ...

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Hoover Reservoir Park
Hoover Reservoir Park

The Hoover Reservoir Park (area) offers over 4,700 acres of peaceful and serene landscape just North of Columbus. The park and lake provide guests with a range of recreational activities from picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing.

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Indian Run Falls
Indian Run Falls

Indian Run Falls. Indian Run Falls is a unique site in Dublin because of its pristine waterfalls and stream that were once home to Wyandot tribe members. The City has provided access to the Indian Run gorge and waterfalls area by adding nature trails, observation platforms, a bridge traversing the waterfalls and shelter houses west of the falls.

Inniswood Metro Gardens
Inniswood Metro Gardens

Don't forget to tune into @10TV at 7pm to discover the natural beauty of your Metro Parks and hear inspiring stories about our visitors like you!

Jungle Jack's Landing
Jungle Jack's Landing

Jungle Jack’s Landing Located just beyond the Zoo's entrance to the left, Jungle Jack's Landing is a seasonal Zoo region open from Spring to Fall. Inside Jungle Jack's Landing you’ll find 13 family fun rides, Stingray Bay, Animal Encounters Village and Colo’s Cove Picnic Grove.

Kelton House Museum and Garden
Kelton House Museum and Garden

Today, the Kelton House Museum and Garden is a community service program of the Junior League of Columbus that offers an ongoing program of house tours, special events and educational opportunities. An active volunteer program provides a training ground for individuals interested in historic preservation, the decorative arts, American History ...

LeVeque Tower
LeVeque Tower

The LeVeque Tower is a 47-story skyscraper located at 50 West Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. At 555 feet 5 inches (169.29 m) it was the tallest building in the city from its completion in 1927 to 1974, and remains the second-tallest today.

Magic Mountain Fun Center - Polaris
Magic Mountain Fun Center - Polaris

All Year Round, Rain or Shine, Magic Mountain Polaris in Columbus is the place for family entertainment, birthday parties and group event. With attractions including Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, Bumper Boats, KidsGym Climbing Playland and a state-of-the-art Video Arcade, there is something for everyone! Magic Mountain is a pay-as-you-go park.

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Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake

Find Mirror Lake in Columbus with Address, Phone number from Yahoo US Local. Includes Mirror Lake Reviews, maps & directions to Mirror Lake in Columbus and more from Yahoo US Local

Ohio History Connection
Ohio History Connection

Explore Ohio history through stories, photos, videos, and events. The Ohio History Connection champions all Ohio history, including the 50+ historic sites in the Society's network throughout Ohio.

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Ohio Statehouse
Ohio Statehouse

The Museum Education Center functions as an Ohio government learning center for more than 70,000 Statehouse visitors annually. The monuments and statues on Capitol Square depict the values, ideals and desires of the Ohioans who commissioned and designed them.

Olentangy Indian Caverns
Olentangy Indian Caverns

A trip to the Olentangy Indian Caverns offers many unique learning opportunities. Our 40-minute cave tour will teach your students about the Native Americans who inhabited the cave, including how the different rooms in the cave may have been used.

Olentangy Park
Olentangy Park

Prior to 1880, Olentangy Park was a wooded area on the Olentangy River which was popular for picnics and swimming. There was a mill in the area north of Ackerman Road. In 1880, Robert M. Turner purchased the area.

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Olentangy Trail
Olentangy Trail

The Olentangy Trail offers a seamless route from Worthington to downtown Columbus. This trail winds through several neighborhoods along the Olentangy River, with trailheads at several major city parks, including Antrim Park and Whetstone Park.

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Pickerington Ponds Metro Park
Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

Pickerington Ponds is a premier spot for birdwatching, with more than 260 species seen. The combination of seasonal ponds and rich wetland vegetation, with bordering woodlands, serve as a magnet for migrating waterfowl, shore birds and land birds.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park
Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Prairie Oaks features nearly 500 acres of lush flowering prairies and grasslands that were restored using seeds native to the Darby Plains. The spectacular scenery of the Big Darby State and National Scenic River, which flows through the 2,203-acre park, provides a beautiful backdrop for outdoor adventure. Park also has several deep lakes for fishing and boating.

Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park,
Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park,

Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park is a Picnic Ground in Hilliard. Plan your road trip to Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park in OH with Roadtrippers.

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Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Scioto Audubon Metro Park

The 120-acre park is a recreational and educational destination for visitors of all ages. Located along the banks of the Scioto River just south of downtown Columbus, the park resulted from a partnership between Columbus, Ohio Audubon and Columbus Metro Parks to bring nature to the Capital City.

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Scioto Greenway
Scioto Greenway

Scioto Greenways Project The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is proud to become the steward of the Scioto Greenways. This project is the culmination of strong partnerships, vision and a $36 million investment in our downtown riverfront.

Scioto Grove Metro Park
Scioto Grove Metro Park

Scioto Grove Metro Park is a 620-acre park along the Scioto River with mature forests and scenic bluffs overlooking the river. It features more than seven miles of trails, two picnic areas with shelters, tables and grills, a kids play area and several overlook decks.

Sharon Woods Metro Park
Sharon Woods Metro Park

Sharon Woods is a mixture of forests and fields with towering oak, hickory and beech trees and an 11-acre lake. Tucked inside the 761-acre park is the Edward Thomas Nature Preserve, named for the renowned Ohio naturalist and one of the founders of the park system.

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The Short North
The Short North

Known as the art and soul of Columbus, the culturally rich Short North Arts District is a pioneer in the urban revitalization of Central Ohio. Visitors are invited to explore our vibrant neighborhood known for its wide variety of amazing art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts.

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The Short North
The Short North

We’re giving out free Game on Us cards ... Known as the art and soul of Columbus, the culturally rich Short North Arts District is a pioneer in the urban ...

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Three Creeks Metro Park
Three Creeks Metro Park

Three Creeks is named for the confluence where Alum, Big Walnut and Blacklick creeks join. Owls, great blue herons and more than 100 species of birds have been sighted. Visitors may catch a glimpse of beaver, mink, coyote and deer. The 1,100-acre park is a partnership with the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Topiary Park
Topiary Park

Today, the Topiary Garden in Old Deaf School Park is the only public park of its kind, not only in Ohio, but in the world as well. The Topiary Garden is a living recreation of Georges Seurat's famous post-Impressionist painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LaGrande Jatte.

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Whetstone
Whetstone

Columbus, OH 43214 View on Map Whetstone Park, located just north of The Ohio State University, is a community park and landmark for the Clintonville neighborhood that encompasses over 136 acres for both active and passive use.

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