Central Ohio Attractions

ATTRACTIONS

Dawes Arboretum – Newark
Explore 2,000 acres of gardens, plant life, & natural habitat.

Eldorado Scioto Downs – Columbus
Harness horse racing, gaming, concerts, buffet.

Ohio Caverns – West Liberty
Guided tours of colorful underground geological formations.

Zoombezi Bay – Powell
22 acre water park. State of the art slides, wave pool, rivers, play structures & more.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Der Dutchman – Plain City
Traditional Amish-style cooking. Roast beef, fried chicken, homemade breads & pies.

Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen – Canal Winchester
Creative dishes for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Entertainment & craft beer.

Restoration Brew Worx – Delaware
Handcrafted beer paired with unique pub fare.

Tavern at the Inn – Granville
Farm-to-table foods & chef specials in a relaxed atmosphere.

HISTORY

Historical Village in Weaver Park – Hilliard
Restored village & museum preserving area pioneer life.

Ohio Glass Museum – Lancaster
History of area’s glass industry, with glass blowing studio.

Ohio Statehouse – Columbus
Guided tours of historic 1861 center of Ohio government.

Warren G. Harding Home & Memorial – Marion
Tour the historic landmark of our 29th President.

RECREATION

Alum Creek Reservoir – Delaware
3,387 acres for boating, fishing, & skiing.

Chapel Hill Golf Course – Mount Vernon
Central Ohio favorite.18 holes amid wooded, rolling hills.

Licking Park District – Granville
Hiking, biking, & equestrian trails. Lakes & streams for canoes & kayaks. Markin Farms

Zipline Adventures – West
Liberty 13 ziplines and 6 challenge areas on 90 scenic acres.

SHOPPING

Cabela’s – Columbus
Hunting, fishing, & camping supplies. Boats & ATVs.

North Market – Columbus
Locally grown fresh & prepared foods, ethnic cuisine, gifts, & cookware.

Olde Shoe Factory Antique Mall – Lancaster
60,000 square feet of antiques & collectibles in historic 1800s building.

Tanger Outlets – Sunbury
Outdoor mall filled with name brand & designer outlet stores.

FESTIVAL & EVENTS

Ice Cream Festival – Utica
May. Celebration of ice cream with car show entertainment, & parade.

Miami Valley Steam Show – Plain City
July. Steam and gas engine displays, demonstrations, contests, and entertainment.

Popcorn Festival – Marion
September. Food, rides, games, & nationally-known live entertainment.

Tomato Festival – Reynoldsburg
August. Carnival rides, games, entertainment, with tomato themed foods & displays.

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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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.