- The list below includes 122 free or cheap things to do in or near Delaware, Ohio, including 67 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, National & State Parks, Horse Races and Movie Theaters.
- From Delaware State Park to Alum Creek State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Delaware and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Columbus, Westerville, Dublin and Hilliard.
A wooded area interspersed with open meadows, Delaware State Park is located on an area once home to Delaware Indians. It can be used for boating, swimming and fishing on the lake and for picnics, disc golf, camping and hiking.
An outdoor recreation area, Alum Creek State Park in Delaware, Ohio is a natural beauty open to the public. Visitors can have a picnic in the grassy knolls, walk the beach, camp, boat, or simply enjoy the view.
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.
In operation since 1916, the Strand Theatre is a three-screen theater that shows the latest movies and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Closed captioning equipment and headphones are available upon request.
The Arts Castle is a non-profit community arts center providing a number of services to the local community. Residents have the opportunity to take classes in subjects like photography, dance, painting, music, and numerous other options.
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A long-standing traditional horse race held on the third Thursday of each September, the Little Brown Jug Race Secretary is a local institution. The harness race typically attracts over 50,000 spectators.
Jeff Geiger Performance Horses offers horseback riding lesson programs and horse training programs. Jeff Geiger is a trainer with over 30 years of experience and he has multiple top ten wins from the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
The Ross Art Museum offers visitors an opportunity to view a variety of revolving exhibits ranging from the obscure to famous well known artists. The museum opened in 2002 and was formerly the fine arts department of Ohio Wesleyan University.