- The list below includes 122 free or cheap things to do in or near Powell, Ohio, including 65 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Aquariums, Children's Play Area and Trampoline Parks.
- From Zoombezi Bay to Library Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Powell and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Columbus, Westerville, Dublin and Hilliard.
Home of one of the largest state fairs in the United States, the Ohio State Fairgrounds hosts a yearly event that features concerts and other live music offerings. Additionally, guests of this site are also able to enjoy rides in Kiddieland.
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.
A scenic park with walking trails, a pond with elephant fountains, and picturesque landscaping, Goodale Park is home to a variety of festivals and other special events. The park also features playgrounds for kids.
A fine example in which creativity is mixed with commerce and with entertainment, the Short North Arts District features 16 galleries, 46 restaurants, cafes, and eateries, more than 2 bars and nightclubs, and almost 60 shops.
Popular first-run Hollywood films are screened at the Cinemark Theater, which provides all stadium seating. Movies are presented in Real-D 3-D when available, and guests can enjoy a full concession stand an on-site video game arcade.
The only public market that has been serving central Ohio since 1876 is the North Market Farmer's Market. More than 30 merchants provide a variety of local, fresh, and authentic food that include organic produce, pastured poultry, and locally roasted coffee.