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Columbus Attractions

If you're chasing fun things to do in Columbus, you don't have to look too hard to find them. This state capital is overflowing with great attractions that'll keep you occupied for days, or even weeks! Grab a pen and get set to check off the very best of them.

Explore the best sights in Columbus with some unique tours & day trips, or get through our list of 21 fun activities in Columbus. We have no booking fees as well as free cancellation, so you can relax and concentrate on planning your dream vacation.

Things to Do in Columbus with Kids

There are loads of fun things to do with the kids in and near Columbus. Keep everyone happy with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Columbus

There's no need to max out your credit card in Columbus. The following won't cost a red cent.

World's Largest Gavel - If you're eager to explore more of the cultural and artistic side of the region, be sure to pay a visit.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park - Loosen up and add a little excitement to your vacation here.

Rhodes State Office Tower - Architecture enthusiast or not, you're sure to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Ohio Statehouse - Get ready to feel like you've gone back in time while roaming around this historic site.

Columbus Near East Side Historic District - Rub shoulders with the local residents and discover the hidden character and spirit of this delightful place.

North Market - Introduce yourself to a local and find out why many tourists drop by this place.

Columbus Commons - Renew your mind and body by spending a little time in nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Columbus


Dublin is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Indian Run Falls Park and Giant Dancing Rabbits of Ballantrae Park while you're in town.


Grove City

Grove City is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Skate America and Fryer Park while you're in town.


Downtown Columbus

The abundant dining options and live music are top of the list for many visitors to Downtown Columbus. A stop by Nationwide Arena or COSI might round out your trip.

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Unique features of Westerville include the restaurants and shopping. Make a stop by Westerville Mini-Golf or Inniswood Metro Gardens while you're exploring the area.



Polaris is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Polaris Fashion Place and Magic Mountain Fun Center while in the area.

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If you're spending time in Reynoldsburg, you might enjoy its shopping and restaurants. If you've got time to venture a little farther, you can make a stop by Magic Mountain Fun Center East or The Golf Depot at Central Park.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Columbus on a rainy day?

If the weather takes a turn for the worse and you're on the hunt for something to do, throw your umbrella down and have a go at a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus.

What should I not miss in Columbus?

Don't head home without crossing off the following list of inspiring attractions:

  • Ohio State University
  • COSI
  • Mapfre Stadium
  • Ohio Stadium

Are there cheap things to do in Columbus?

What can you do in Columbus for free?

Your getaway in Columbus needn't cost a bundle with free things like these to keep you busy:

  • Easton Town Center
  • Polaris Fashion Place
  • Scioto Downs
  • Ohio State Medical Center