I wanted to post this while Summer was getting underway. A friend of a friend compiled this list and it is awesome. If you know of great family friendly activities in your area, or a link to a list, make sure to leave a comment!

Velvet Ice Cream: Ye olde mill ice cream museum State Route 13, http://www.velveticecream.com/ , 11-8pm, tours- M-Th 11-3

Topiary Garden: 480 East Town Street, http://www.topiarygarden.org/ , 645-0197, Free

Al’s Delicious Popcorn 1500 Bethel Rd., 451-7677, http://www.thepopcornoutlet.com/ , m-Sat 11-7, Free

Santa Maria http://www.santamaria.org/ , Wed-Fri 10-3, $3.50

Franklin Park Conservatory http://www.fpconservatory.org/

COSI http://www.cosi.org/

Slate Run Historical Farm 1375 SR 674 North Ashville, Free

Ohio State House www.statehouse.state.oh.us/welcome , free

Central Ohio Fire museum & Learning Center http://www.fire.ci.columbus.oh.us/

Columbus Museum of Art http://www.columbusmuseum.org/

Thurber House http://www.thurberhouse.org/ , 77 Jefferson Avenue, Free self-guided tours

Graeter’s Ice Cream Factory http://www.graeters.com/ , 2555 Bethel Rd, Free tour

Anthony Thomas Candy Co. 1777 Arlingate Lane, http://www.anthony-thomas.com/ , Free

Glass Axis http://www.glassaxis.org/ , $3/person,

Columbus Zoo http://www.colszoo.org/

Ohio Railway Museum http://www.ohiorailwaymuseum.org/ , 990 Proprietors Rd

Alum Creek State Park www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/alum.htm

Olentangy Indian Caverns http://www.olentangyindiancaverns.com/ , $8.50/pp

Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad http://www.buckeyecentralrailroad.org/ , $7/pp, 1 ½ hr round trip excursion

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Batelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Antrim Park 5800 Olentangy River Rd

American Whistle Corporation http://www.americanwhistle.com/ , $4/pp, M-F 10-4, 6540 Huntley Rd (Worthington) (Must go to Tropical Fruit and Nut next door)

Hocking Hills (south 1 hour)

Indian Mounds in Newark (1 hour East) Free www.stateparks.com/moundbuilders.html

Dawes Arboretum (35 miles East) Free http://www.dawesarb.org/

Longaberger Headquarters (Newark), just take a pic, Homestead 17 miles further east http://www.longaberger.com/

German Village, downtown Columbus, walk around the cobble streets

Amish Country

Source:Tom and Jocelyn Harris

1 comment:

The Katzbox said...

I love German Village....but then, I may be prejudiced....