- TripBuzz found 129 things to do with kids in or near Columbus, Ohio, including 108 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Dublin, Westerville, Hilliard and Grove City.
- From Ohio Stadium to Nationwide Arena, the Columbus area offers 65 different types of family activities, including: Sports Stadiums (Professional), Parks, Neighborhoods and Family Fun Center.
- Columbus is the capital of Ohio, the largest city in the state, and the fifteenth largest city in the U.S. with a population of over 822,000 people. With so many people, there is always something to do in the city including the Ohio State Fair, the Columbus Arts Festival, some of the largest gay pride parades in the Midwest, and ComFest.
In its indoor facility, Recreations Outlet has a variety of wooden play structures and trampolines for children to explore. Visitors can host birthday parties by purchasing a party pass that includes pizza and a 2 hour play session.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium has been ranked the #1 zoo in the United States multiple times. It houses more than 10,000 animals and over 700 species, including everything from polar bears and bald eagles, to Asian elephants and rhinoceroses.
The moderate-sized Zoombezi Bay is a water park linked to other prominent Columbus attractions. Several thrill-based water rides target older kids and adults while there is a specific area for younger individuals to safely play.
Glick Park & Overlook is a municipal park with overlooks of the O'Shaunessy Dam. With shaded picnic areas, benches, walkways, and access to the lower river for great fishing, this park is a good stop before visiting the zoo.
An underground adventure dedicated to its Native American origins, Olentangy Indian Cavern is a historical outing for any family. The caverns are incorporated into the museum and make for a archaeological adventure for the whole family.
Fay Baynton Stables is a seven acre equestrian facility. The stables offer professional horse boarding, training for horses of all stages, and horseback riding lessons. Fay Baynton stables also offers a variety of horses for sale.