- 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.
Glow Putt Mini-Golf is an indoor entertainment complex that offers miniature golf illuminated by black lights and glowing decorations. The facility also hosts parties and corporate events, and has a number of party rooms.
64% 11 votes
Pizzurro Park, 940 Pizzuro Pike Road, Gahanna, OH 43230 MoreLess Info
A canine recreation facility located within Pizzuro Park, Pizzurro Dog Park is situated on four acres of fenced grass fields. The park provides a separate small dog area, an agility course, waste bags, drinking water and picnic tables.
100% 4 votes
4357 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 MoreLess Info
A roller skating rink, Skate America Roller Skating Center offers open roller skating along with skate lessons and a skate shop. The center provides arcade games, party hosting, prizes and a snack bar with food and drinks.
Used by hikers, bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts, the Scioto Run Nature Trail is a serene trail available to the public. The trail runs through a wooded area that provides views of local wildlife and flora.
A 16.89-acre facility, Hilliard Green Park features a chldren's play structure, swings and picnic tables. The park has a loop trail taking visitors into a large grass area that can be used for sports or other recreational activities.
Spacious with lots of outdoor recreation, Academy Park is very busy. It offers fun for the entire family including fishing ponds, baseball fields and basketball courts. The park is further designed with trails for walking, running, bicycling or skating.