- TripBuzz found 35 things to do with kids in or near Columbus, Indiana, including 22 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Nashville, Greensburg, Corydon and Edinburgh.
- From Kidscommons to Hamilton Center Ice Arena, the Columbus area offers 59 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Children's Museums, Parks and Hiking Trails.
- Columbus, IN is located just 45 minutes from the heart of state capital Indianapolis and lies on the east fork of the White River. Recreation is prominent is Columbus with 700 acres of parks, 20 miles of trails, the Donner Aquatic Center, an ice arena, and many other sports complexes. The area also offers kayaking, canoeing, and rafting trips on the Driftwood River.
Named for the town's first fire chief, Swinford Park is situated on 25 acres and features open grass fields and several baseball diamonds. The park also has children's play equipment, picnic areas and a shelter house.
Friendship Gardens Park offers 3 gazebos for rent, walking/biking trails, a waterfall, and a World War II Memorial. This scenic location is commonly used as photo backdrops for wedding, graduation, and family photos.
A National Historic Landmark which is included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Madison Railroad Station Museum was constructed in 1894 and stands to this day as a historical museum, restored to its former form and functionality.
Francis Costigan House is a design for urban houses. Today it is considered a marvelous masterpiece on designs for a narrow lot. The specialties are the sliding pocket door, the curved walls and front stairs. Not to be missed by architecture fanatics.
The Lanier Mansion Museum is housed inside an estate that remains an exemplar of 19th century Greek revival architecture. Registered as a National Historic Landmark, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of pioneer life during the antebellum period.
Located in the last 19th century saddletree factory from the US, the Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum is dedicated to all those who worked there for 94 years. It was restored to its original aspect and holds demonstrative tours and other special events.
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Dr. William D. Hutchings Office & Hospital is managed by the local community as a museum of the first surgeon and hospital in the area. Tours and classroom instruction in the history of the location are offered by reservation.