- 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
33% 3 votes
6371 Scioto & Darby Creek Road, Hilliard, OH 43026 MoreLess Info
The Hilliard Soccer Complex is a collection of soccer fields commonly used by the Hilliard Ohio Soccer Association. The complex is home to numerous teams and features over a dozen fields available for play.
Huber Village Park is over 27.5 acres and includes an aesthetically unique playground, an athletic field, 8 baseball diamonds and a bike path. They also have a natural area of woodlands and wetlands and a picnic shelter with grill.
97% 238 votes
940 South Hempstead Road, Westerville, OH 43081 MoreLess Info
The Inniswood Metro Gardens are divided into two distinct areas, which are the general gardens and the formal gardens. Guests are encouraged to enjoy viewing and sitting in the formal gardens while they can hold picnics, bike, jog, or walk their pets in the general area.
A fun, outdoor recreational space, Hannah Park provides for an array of sports and activities. This includes walking trails as well as tennis, basketball and baseball facilities. A fishing pond and picnic space is also available.
Home to hummingbirds and butterflies, Inniswood Metro Garden is a 120 acre park with a variety of gardens to explore, from rose to rock gardens. These gardens feature over 2,000 species of plants, including native varieties.
An 18-screen movie theater, AMC Dublin Village 18 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers reclining chairs, a bar with adult beverages, reserved seating, theater rentals and a concession area.