- 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.
Paint Nite 1105 W. 1st Ave., Columbus, OH MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
In addition to ATV rentals, Ohio ATV World offers a variety of rope courses and zip line attractions for visitors. The park has an area called the 'Hunger Range', where visitors can learn about weapons like hatchets and knives.
From riding ATVs to a world class paintball experience, R Adventure Park has all of it and more. Guests can check out the paint ball course, zip rail activity, and a rope course with swinging, rope nets, and tight ropes.
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2319 State Route 287, West Liberty, OH 43357 MoreLess Info
There are actually two Piatt Castles as part of complete attraction, but the Mac-A-Cheek (Piatt) Castle is slightly bigger. Guests at the site can participate in self-guided tours through the houses with images, photographs, artifacts, and informative placards.
Also known as the Upper Valley Mall Cinema 5, Chakeres Cinema 5 is a movie theater multiplex that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies. The theater offers discount matinees and a variety of other promotions.
The permanent collection at the Springfield Museum of Art contains numerous French and American artworks dating back to 19th and 20th centuries. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits which showcase a variety of pottery artworks, photographs, paintings and more.
Featuring a bowling alley, Bluefusion Entertainment has a variety of entertainment options like miniature golf for families to enjoy. The arcade has an air hockey table, claw machines, shooting games, and more.