- 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.
The Motorsport Lab Columbus MoreLess Info
Drivers get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini or Ferrari with an instructor for laps around an autocross car-control course
The Piatt Castles, listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places, were constructed in the 19thcentury. Visitors who come to the site can view a variety of antique furniture and memorabilia from the period.
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39 W 5th Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601 MoreLess Info
From the founding of the town to its constitution, Ross County Historical Society features exhibits preserving the region's history. The society runs a museum, log house, library, and Colonial home for visitors to see.
Featuring a catalog of over 37,000 items, the McKell Library is a public library located in a historic building. The library features an extensive collection of books as well as photographs, sheet music, and manuscripts.
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380 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302 MoreLess Info
Warren Harding's 'front porch' presidential speeches were presented on the porch of the Warren G. Harding Historic Home. A tour of the home and in its original, historic form is by appointment only year round.
The Lucy Webb Hayes Heritage Center is based in the restored building of Lucy Webb's birth site. The center contains memories of the wife of Rutherford B. Hayes and examples of how she effected the white house.
169 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302 MoreLess Info
One of two popcorn museums in the world, the Wyandot Popcorn Museum showcases one of the largest collections of popcorn poppers, peanut roasters, and restored antiques. Visitors can take a tour, view the exhibits, and leave with a bag of popcorn.
Devoted to preserving, celebrating, and increasing awareness of local history and culture, the Marion County Historical Society maintains a museum with a wealth of artifacts and documents. The society also sponsors a variety of special events.