- 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.
Breakout Games 835 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, OH MoreLess Info
Players must work together to find clues and solve puzzles, ultimately leading to their escape of a thrilling themed room
Built in 2000, Paradise Park Miniature Golf is a recreational miniature golf facility that features 18-holes of golf through a 3-acre woodland. The park also has a hand-dipped ice cream shop inside the 1800-sqft clubhouse.
The Pennsylvania House is a recently restored historic inn and tavern dating back to 1822. The facility operates as a museum today offering guided tours of authentic furnishings and exhibits of antique paintings, clocks, dolls, textiles and more.
Hartman Rock Garden is home to numerous works of folk art including models of Philadelphia Independence Hall and Mount Vernon among other sculptures made from a variety of materials such as stone, concrete, metal and more.
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745 N Bechtle Avenue, Springfield, OH 45504 MoreLess Info
Featuring two different courses available, Putt-Putt Golf & Games of Springfield is a miniature golf facility offering a number of amenities for its guests to enjoy. In addition to mini-golf, the center also has a variety of arcade games available.
The Huber Machinery Museum features examples of the inventions created by Edward Huber. Visitors will find steam tractors, gas-powered tractors, threshers, and the wood-revolving hay rake, which was patented in 1865.
The Steve Hogg Recreation Center provides recreation facilities and exercise for its visitors. Facilities at the site include batting cages, basketball courts, pool tables, ping-pong tables, and air hockey tables.
A large tunnel-like cave set into the side of a sandstone cliff, Rock House is a popular tourist destination with a colorful history. The cave shows evidence of human use long ago, and bears carvings from various eras.