- The list below includes 122 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbus, Ohio, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Neighborhoods, Parks, Family Fun Center and Movie Theaters.
- From Ohio State University to Short North Arts District, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbus and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Westerville, Dublin, Hilliard and Powell.
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1340 East High Street, Springfield, OH 45505 MoreLess Info
At Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, visitors can go on guided tours and learn about Wright's architectural style. The location also features a gift shop for those who are interested in souvenirs.
Once home to some of the first politicians of Ohio, Adena State Memorial is a large estate that has a restored Colonial mansion on its grounds. Visitors can learn about the history of these politicians on a guided group tour.
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1101 Mitchell Boulevard Blvd, Springfield, OH MoreLess Info
As the home field for the Champion City Kings, a minor league baseball stadium, Carleton Davidson Stadium provides visitors with grandstand seats to watch the games in. For each inning break, there are activities with audience participation.
Operated for over 65 years, Shamrock Lanes offers a premier bowling experience for kids and adults alike. The facility includes a bar, entertainment center, and is available for birthday parties, corporate events and features a bounce house.
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1 Nancy Wilson Way, Chillicothe, OH 45601 MoreLess Info
Triple Crown Family Fun Center is a family entertainment center featuring an arcade and inflatable play house. The center also maintains a small water park, an in-house pizzeria, and a frozen yogurt shop.
Home for the only existing washboard manufactory company in the country, Columbus Washboard sells washboards and accessories. The museum exhibits and sells artworks and crafts made by the locals, such as clay wind chimes and handmade aprons.