Central Ohio Attractions

ATTRACTIONS

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Powell
Animals and habitat from across the globe featuring famous zookeeper Jack
Hanna.

COSI – Columbus
Hands-on science center with planetarium and giant screen theater.

Fun in the Jungle – Sunbury
Family entertainment venue with play areas, mini bowling, virtual reality & arcade games.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington
World class auto racing facility.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Benny’s Pizza – Marysville
Pizza, wings, ribs, sandwiches, salads, craft beer & more.

Buckeye Winery – Newark
Premium wines and cheeses, handcrafted pizza, and wine-infused ice cream.

Mazza’s – Mount Vernon
Since 1939, famous authentic Italian fare & wood-fired steaks in newly re-opened location.

Thurman Café – Columbus
Food Network favorite featuring monster burgers and sandwiches.

HISTORY

Motts Military Museum – Groveport
Exhibiting military history from all periods and countries from which the US has had conflicts.

Ohio History Center – Columbus
Museum, library, and archives depicting Ohio history since the ice age.

Piatt Castles – West Liberty
Tour two 200 year-old castles filled with Ohio history.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm – Canal Winchester
Agricultural life in the 1800s portrayed by costumed farmhands.

RECREATION

Black Hand Gorge Nature Preserve – Newark
Explore 956 acres along the Licking River with hiking & bike trails.

Hoover Reservoir Park – Westerville
4,700 acres for boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and a disk golf course.

KnoxWays Recreational Trails
Several paved biking and jogging paths throughout scenic Knox County.

Valley Zipline Tours – Lancaster
Thrilling zipline adventure through 53 scenic acres.

SHOPPING

Delaware Antique Mall – Delaware
Over 10,000 square feet filled with antique dealers with something for everyone.

Easton Town Center – Columbus
Open air mall with extensive list of national retailers, as well as restaurants and entertainment venues.

IKEA – Columbus
World famous products for the home, including furniture, housewares, and food.

Studio Montage – Marion
Artwork from recycled materials created by artists with disabilities.

FESTIVAL & EVENTS

All Ohio Balloon Fest – Marysville
August. Hot air balloons, national entertainment acts, food, and rides.

Lancaster Festival – Lancaster
July. Celebrating music and art featuring national acts from all genres.

Little Brown Jug – Delaware
September. Renowned harness racing at the Delaware County Fair.

Pumpkin Show – Circleville
October. Food, rides, games, entertainment, and more.

FEATURED ATTRACTIONS

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Delaware County offers big-time attractions and small town charm just minutes north of Columbus, Ohio. With a wide range of activities and attractions, it’s a playground for every generation to enjoy. Experience the energy and excitement of a major metropolitan area or get back to nature with endless outdoor activities like boating, fishing, golfing, mountain biking and camping.

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Jet Pack Water Adventures – Adrenaline-packed airborne experience in the Hocking Hills area. Have a blast as certified instructors strap you into a water jetpack and elevate you up to 30 ft. in the air, run along the water, speed through smooth turns, and dive below the surface.

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Knox County! Where else can you go to find brick streets, historic homes, recreational trails, camping, elegant bed and breakfast inns, and stunning College campuses—all within reach of your home.

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Marion County has everything from world-class museums, spectacular shopping, excellent food and top-notch entertainment. Please remember to check out the attraction’s hours of operation and/or call ahead if you have questions. We promise you’ll have a great time in Marion County, Ohio!

The Ohio Wine Producers Association provides information on everything related to Ohio’s great wine industry, from vineyards to wine tours and special events.

 

Tourism Ohio promotes attractions from every region of the state, for all interests and age groups.