Central Ohio Attractions

Attractions    

Dawes Arboretum – Newark.
Explore the extraordinary collection of trees, beautiful gardens, and natural wetlands, woodlands, and meadows.

Hollywood Casino – Columbus.
Vegas-style casino with over 2,000 slots, table games, and live poker, with multiple dining options and live entertainment.

Olentangy Indian Caverns – Delaware.
Explore ancient cavern, with petting zoo, miniature golf, gem mine, and new treasure hunt maze.

Queen of the Lake III – Buckeye Lake.
Take a paddleboat ride aboard this restored 88-foot sternwheeler on scenic Buckeye Lake.

Short North Arts District – Columbus.
Neighborhood filled with art galleries, murals, boutiques, nightlife and dining.

Food & Beverage

Dalton Union Winery & Brewery – Marysville.
Wines and beer hand-crafted on premises with weekend entertainment and food trucks.

G & R Tavern –Waldo.
Diners travel for miles for the “world famous” bologna sandwich, along with burgers, chicken, pies, and more.

Red Oak Pub & Restaurant – Newark.
Amazing appetizers, wings, burgers, entrees and more. 2015 Best of Licking County award-winner.

The Warehouse – Marion & Delaware.
Authentic Old World Italian food with sauces and recipes made from scratch.

Todd’s Mountain View Restaurant – Lancaster.
Hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring broasted chicken and classic home-cooked favorites.

History

Central Ohio Fire Museum – Columbus.
Tour a restored 1908 fire station featuring early firefighting equipment with a themed play area for kids.

Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries and Nature Preserve – Glenford.
533-acre ancient American Indian preserve with vein of colorful flint, and a museum.

Ohio’s Small Town Museum – Ashville.
Truly unique museum nationally recognized on the Oprah Winfrey Show and in the New York Times.

Ohio Statehouse – Columbus.
Tour the home of the Ohio government process at this National Historic Landmark and museum.

Wyandot Popcorn Museum – Marion.
Visit the largest collection of priceless popcorn wagons and peanut roasters in the United States.

Recreation

Alum Creek Reservoir – Delaware.
Over 3,000 acres of water for boating, skiing, and fishing, along with a beach for swimming.

Bluefusion Entertainment – Marion.
Family fun center with 22 bowling lanes, over 50 arcade games for all ages, and a full-service sports pub.

Get Air Trampoline Park – Pickerington.
Kids fun center with trampolines, ninja course, toddler jump space, and foam pits.

Infirmary Mound Park – Granville.
316 acres with hiking and mountain bike trails, horseback riding, picnic areas, and fishing lake.

ZipZone Outdoor Adventures – Columbus.
Guided zip line tours, treetop adventure course with over 60 challenges, and a ground level park for youngsters.

Shopping

Amish Oak Furniture – Pataskala.
High quality Amish handcrafted furniture, custom designs, and a dealer for Smith Brothers of Berne.

Olde Mint Antiques – Bellefontaine.
Treasure -filled antique mall featuring over 30 vendors in a historic venue.

Tanger Outlets – Sunbury.
Large outdoor mall with national name-brand outlets offering discounts on favorites from clothing to housewares.

The Cheese House – Plain City.
Artisan cheeses, meats, specialty gourmet foods, fudge, spices, local-made jams and more.

Woolson Company – Mount Vernon.
Old-fashioned general store, antiques, and artwork from local artisans since 1897.

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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!

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