- 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 Dinner Detective Cincinnati MoreLess Info
Interactive comedic murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner, with prizes for the guest who solves the crime
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Westerville Public Library, 126 S State Street, Westerville, OH 43081 MoreLess Info
The Anti Saloon League Museum offers visitors the chance to learn about a major organization that contributed to the Prohibition Amendment in the United States Constitution. The location's collection is comprised of propaganda and other printed materials.
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6350 Woerner Temple Rd, Dublin, OH MoreLess Info
Made from recycled materials, the Giant Dancing Rabbits of Ballantrae Park were constructed by artist Sophie Ryder. The area below the rabbits include water fountains that children can play in and the surrounding park can be used for picnics.
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7701 S Sunbury Road, Westerville, OH 43081 MoreLess Info
At Hoover Dam Recreation Park, visitors can play on a disc golf course, walk through a bluebird trail, and access boat ramps. The site also contains a recreation area and boat, sailing, and yacht clubs.
Ballantrae Park is a splashpark that provides fountains that run on a cycle and go at different heights. The park also has some waterfalls for children to splash around and offers umbrella picnic tables for seating.
A unique stacked stone sculpture in the shape of the head of a Native American chief of the Wyandot tribe, Leatherlips Monument is part of Dublin's 'Art in Public Places' project. The surrounding park offers picnic opportunities on the riverside.
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350 N Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43082 MoreLess Info
Also known as the Westerville Community Center, the Westerville Recreation Center features a variety of amenities, including a leisure pool with slides, a lazy river, a competition pool with diving boards, a track for walking and running, and a gym.
From adult fitness programs to performing arts, Dublin Recreation Center provides a number of amenities to its members. These amenities include a gym stocked with cardio machines and weights, an indoor lap pool, and technology room.
Situated along 87 acres of mostly open space, Heritage Park & Trail features a seven-mile trail converted from an old railroad track. It has a dog park and can be used for walking, biking and horseback riding.