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Best 10 locations for kids’ activity near Columbus

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Within about an hour’s drive of Splash Harbor, you can be in the great city of Columbus, Ohio. We’re giving you the in’s to the top 10 family-oriented experiences with 4-star ratings or better! Rich in heritage and fun activities for you and your children.

Prepare for a jam-packed day of fun and fur at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! View wildlife and interactive exhibits from all over the world. If visiting water parks is part of your itinerary, be sure to check out Zoombezi Bay, located within the Columbus Zoo, be ready for big splashes and a ton of fun! While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the rides at Jungle Jack’s Landing.

Are you venturing to different museums? Columbus is loaded with locations like the hands-on Center of Science and Industry, the fixture of railroad history in the Ohio Railway Museum, and the cozy Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, showcasing the classic sport of motorcycling through the years.

We highly suggest the Scioto Audubon Metro Park if adventuring is more your speed. You’ll find great outdoor activities such as trails, wetlands, rock climbing, volleyball, and other amenities here. Olentangy Indian Caverns in Delaware, Ohio, are a series of caves and natural passages formed millions of years ago and are open for seasonal tours. Finding the perfect waterfall for family photos can be located on your trip to Columbus at the Indian Run Falls. A peaceful green space with incredible scenery and a beautiful waterfall.

Last but not least on our list of things to try in Ohio is the ZipZone Outdoor Adventure. Be prepared for zip lines, sky bridges, and a 5-course adventure park guaranteeing a blast and laughs for everyone. We hope you enjoy your trip!

You can also read about local gems in Columbus here.