Free & Cheap Things to Do in Columbus, OH

  • 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 Soccer Field.
  • 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 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 Soccer Field.
  • 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.
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Professionals teach customers to create and taste their own wine from the basics, like ingredients, process, and equipment
12.3 Miles
61% 153 votes
Family Fun Center 8350 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240 MoreLess Info
With indoor and outdoor attractions, Magic Mountain is an entertainment center for all ages, and includes bumper boats, mini golf, go-karts, arcade games and batting cages, and the KidsGym Playland for younger visitors..
5.5 Miles
94% 17 votes
Parks 2255 Home Road West, Grove City, OH 43123 MoreLess Info
Gardens at Gantz Farm is an herb garden that offers educational workshops and holds an annual herb sale. The garden also has an educational children's gardening group called the sprouts.
5.8 Miles
92% 12 votes
Trampoline Parks 1649 Gateway Circle, Grove City, OH 43123 MoreLess Info
The World of Bounce offers younger guests access to bouncy slides, mazes, and basketball areas. The location also hosts special events and sells pizza and drinks for guests seeking refreshments.
6.0 Miles
A family entertainment center, Putt N Play features 18 holes of miniature golf along with batting and soccer cages. The center also offers arcade and redemption games, party hosting, a snack bar and a patio dining area.
6.3 Miles
90% 10 votes
Movie Theaters 4218 Buckeye Parkway, Grove City, OH 43123 MoreLess Info
A 14-screen movie theater, AMC Grove City 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers reserved seating, an IMAX auditorium and a concession area with food and drinks.
6.7 Miles
50% 6 votes
Bowling 2434 Old Stringtown Road, Grove City, OH 43123 MoreLess Info
AMF Stardust Lanes offers league games as well as open bowling in their 24-lane establishment. There is also a lounge with food, spirits and flat screen televisions tuned to sporting events. Private parties are available upon request.
7.3 Miles
83% 6 votes
Bowling 3940 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 MoreLess Info
Offering 8 lanes of bowling, Grove City Lanes features pin setters and wooden lanes from the 1960s. Aside from bowling, the center provides pool tables, video games, food, drinks and sports on a 60' high-definition television screen.
7.5 Miles
89% 79 votes
Parks 123 Mill St., Gahanna, OH MoreLess Info
Creekside Park consists of 5-acres of multi-purpose parkland, located along the meandering banks of Big Walnut Creek in Old Gahanna. Visitors can enjoy paddleboat rentals, picnics, strolling the walkways, and even splashing in the creek.
7.5 Miles
67% 3 votes
Neighborhoods 101 South High St., Gahanna, OH 43230 MoreLess Info
Established in 1965, the Gahanna Historical Society Settlement is a historical location that strives to promote and educate about the history of the local area. The society operates numerous picturesque gardens in addition to maintaining three historical 19th century homes.
7.5 Miles
100% 3 votes
Parks 150 Oklahoma Avenue, Gahanna, OH 43230 MoreLess Info
Although small, Friendship Park offers a lot of opportunity for outdoor fun. Along with both tennis and basketball courts, the park has a pond where fishing, canoeing and other water activities can be enjoyed.
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