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Huntington Park
#4 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Well-located in a pleasant neighborhood with adequate parking, the home of the Columbus Clippers is user-friendly, inexpensive, and wonderful for families.
A great outing for the entire family, the Clippers provide great championship baseball as the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Ohio Theater
#2 of 121 things to do in Columbus
WOW! What made this production so wonderful was the musical talents of the children cast!
The location is always amazing and it's a great venue for couples and families.
Scioto Mile
#7 of 121 things to do in Columbus
What a great way to spend an afternoon with family and friends - a 4 mile leisurely stroll along the river, bikes, scooters, Latin festival, and a final dip into the amazing fountain.
A mile of bronze sculptured fish and lilly pad fountains, large fountains and a special pulsing fountain for children and the young at heart awaits you.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
#3 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Went to a family friends wedding at "The Barn" wedding was outside Weather was perfect and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous The Barn itself is beautiful and spacious The staff were fantastic and very helpful I...
And there is such a cool play area for children!! there was just so much to see! we had a wonderful time and this is a great treasure to find! if you haven’t been there to see this place -you truly need to make ti...
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
#14 of 121 things to do in Columbus
We took a family outing to COSI to see the National Geographic National Parks 3D movie and it was AMAZING!! My entire family loved it!
COSI has a large footprint and lots of recurring favorite (past to present exhibit, gears etc) as well as great rotating exhibits (currently video gaming which our kids loved).
Schiller Park
#11 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Calming and inspiring to visit, as there are always people, children, dogs, and activity to enjoy.
what a great park lovely and clean dog and kid friendly watch out for falling nuts dropped by te squirrels great to wander through
Easton Town Center
#9 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Perfect ambience and facilities for a family shopping destination ample car parking ample place for family outing fountains for children good brands exposure variety of restaurants
From Crate and Barrel to Nordstroms, Macy's to Apple, little stationery shops to American Girl, Barnes and Noble to several kitchen shops, outdoor walking areas, fountains for kids to play , Jeni's ice cream, Trad...
Nationwide Arena
#15 of 121 things to do in Columbus
This is big time hockey in a small town environment, friendly, cordial, a great family outing.
Disney puts on a top notch show for kids of all ages.
Whetstone Park / Park of Roses
#12 of 121 things to do in Columbus
But Whetstone Park offers more than the rose garden, there are tennis courts, climbing gyms for young children, playing fields for variety of sports, hiking and biking trails, picnic tables) A nice city park
You'll see lots of photographers in the spring/ early summer taking family photo sessions with the roses.
Columbus Museum of Art
#21 of 121 things to do in Columbus
The exhibit included a great breakfast, crafts for the children, themed games and scavenger hunts, very well run and would recommend these family events in the future.
Although it is an art museum and good one it is very kids friendly with great kid exhibition - lego and creativity and activities for the kids throughout the museum.
Polaris Fashion Place
#17 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Polaris is always an interesting shopping experience but what a lovely touch to have summer games for the children at the entrance to the mall.
It has kids area very well designed and available for everybody.
The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
#22 of 121 things to do in Columbus
You can enjoy kayaking, archery, fishing for kids, a watercraft simulator and even a butterfly house.
A great time for the whole family with plenty of exhibits,shopping,4 H projects,animals,amusement rides,& delicious foods of all kinds.
North Market Farmer's Market
#5 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Whether stopping for lunch, shopping for the week, or entertaining friends and family, the diverse market provides flavors from around the world.
Our family loves to go to the Farmer's market, and we usually spend way too much-but it's always worth it.
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Ohio Stadium
#6 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Childhood, high school, college and adult memories of GREAT games, Fabulous teams, great friends and family.
We have gone to watch THE Ohio State University football team play many times, we have attended concerts there of major recording artists such at as The Rolling Stones, Kid Rock, Blues Traveller, etc.
Downtown Columbus
#24 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Very nice seating along the river, family friendly.
Really cool water features that suit the kids and look cool too.
Columbus Commons
#26 of 121 things to do in Columbus
The Columbus Commons hosts all kinds of events from concerts to fitness classes to family days to outdoor movies, and it is a great use of this transformed local space downtown.
Great family fun.. Had many different kinds of attractions.. Lots of fun for any age group.. Weather can be a factor..
Ohio History Center
#20 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Story telling, fortune telling, and a bonfire made for a fun, enlightened and delightful evening with kids and adults !
*The gift shop had all kinds of interesting items from books to shirts, to kids stuff, to local Ohio goods (including some of my favorite wine from a Cincinnati-area winery!) *I hear that the "Ohio Village" with c...
Topiary Garden
#25 of 121 things to do in Columbus
An uplifting and unique outing; we always take out of town friends and family for a visit to the topiary garden.
The park was very clean and filled with families, couples walking, chatting and sitting in the grass.
Sharon Woods Metro Park
#29 of 121 things to do in Columbus
They have classes all the time, and you are sure to find something that interests you Great chance to get kids outside and active while learning something new, and good for adults, too!
I have been fortunate to live near Sharon Woods Metro Park, a gift to the people of this city by a local farming family.
Ohio Statehouse
#13 of 121 things to do in Columbus
It isn’t the MET, but hey it’s in Columbus and our history buff family enjoyed learning about Ohio’s history.
The Ohio Veteran's Plaza has two curved limestone walls with personal letters sent to families and loved ones from those serving since WWII (powerful and very moving!)
The Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center
#27 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Great staff delivered great family experience!
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German Village
#19 of 121 things to do in Columbus
It's now a vibrant, diverse, family friendly community comprised of homeowners (and renters) who are passionate about the historic and architectural culture of this (very unique) area.
Schiller park a great place to walk, walk dog, take kids fishing , also has rec center ( basketball , work outs ), area for outdoor plays in the summer and more Really beautiful homes surrounding the park has thei...
Hayden Falls Park
#31 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Good for the entire family!
Antrim Park
#36 of 121 things to do in Columbus
There are even soccer ️ fields before the bridge where you can enjoy playing with your friends and family.
Just take your walking shoes, bikes, dogs, families or just by yourself.
Central Ohio Fire Museum
#33 of 121 things to do in Columbus
The Central Ohio Fire Museum is a great place for kids and adults to visit in downtown Columbus There is a small entrance fee and the people are friendly and helpful.
This museum shares the history of firefighting in Columbus and is an excellent learning experience for both adults and children.
Mapfre Stadium
#35 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Loved the large parking area that accommodated lots of families enjoying the tailgating experience.
Great family fun and we sat near the rowdy end that was a great atmosphere and we all joined in flying the flags.
Goodale Park
#39 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Combining a stop at the North Market to grab lunch and then a visit to the park to play is an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon with family or friends.
There was a delightful mix of families and festival goers of all varieties: young and old, conservative and freaky, and just everyone having a good time together.
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World's Largest Gavel
#37 of 121 things to do in Columbus
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
#52 of 121 things to do in Columbus
I think this place is good for families,date night or just a fun relaxing day.
This park also has a climbing wall structure and a kids play area.