The Ohio State Fair is back this year from July 27-August 7, 2022! Last year, the Fair was limited to agricultural and educational competitions for exhibitors, their families, and guests, but closed to the general public. Summer just wasn't the same without the butter cow, concerts, midway, fair … [Read more...] about Ohio State Fair 2022 with concerts, rides, and all of the fair fun!
Attractions and Museums
Blue Star Museums offers free museum admission to more than 2,000 museums across America for active duty service members and families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. The … [Read more...] about Blue Star Museums: Military families get free museum admission across U.S.
Dino lovers - get ready! Jurassic World Live Tour is coming to the Schottenstein Center, September 29 - October 2, 2022 for seven thrilling performances. With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs … [Read more...] about Jurassic World Live Tour stomps back into Columbus
COSI, Columbus' Dynamic Hands-On Science Center supports our educators and teachers with free admission at COSI! Teachers get free admission to COSI, and receive a discounted rate on educator Family memberships for $149. Family membership includes two named adults and dependent children or … [Read more...] about Teachers get free admission to COSI
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is Central Ohio’s premier botanical garden, just east of Franklin Park approximately two miles from downtown Columbus. Explore 13 acres of botanical biomes, stunning gardens, art installations and exhibitions, and seasonal attractions as you wander … [Read more...] about Franklin Park Conservatory Community Day, Chihuly Nights, discounts and more
On the 2nd Sunday of each month, visit Ohio Wildlife Center Cook Road Education Center in Powell to learn, explore and discover during 2nd Sundays. The Center sits on 20 acres of woods, wetlands and meadows providing a permanent sanctuary to 59 animals ranging from coyote and fox to hawks, owls, … [Read more...] about 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center
Looking for something interesting to do this Spring and Summer? Explore The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, with nearly 10,000 acres of open range habitat for rare and endangered species. Go on a Wilds Tour via open air safari, horseback, and more! They have plenty of adventures and even … [Read more...] about Safari in Ohio: Take a Wilds Tour, including Safaris, Horseback, Zipline, Sunset, and more!
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is honoring active or retired military personnel and their immediate family with free admission to the Zoo and discounted admission to Zoombezi Bay during Military Family Free Days, presented by Bob Evans Farm. This week of recognition, from Saturday, July 2 - … [Read more...] about Free admission to Columbus Zoo: Military Family Free Days 2022
Short North Gallery Hop is a monthly tradition that spans 30 years. celebrating art, local shops, and good food. On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of people head to the Short North Arts District for new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Arts District at the Short North Gallery Hop
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in Columbus - for good reason! Our Zoo is amazing and regularly ranks as one of the best Zoos in the U.S. There's so much to enjoy this year at the Zoo, including new exhibits and new babies. With tons of outdoor exhibits and … [Read more...] about Columbus Zoo tickets and discounts, and more
A new must-visit dining and shopping district has been quietly opening on the near East side of Columbus at 1600 Oak St., and it's fully open and worth a stop! The Trolley District, located near Franklin Park at the corner of Oak St. and Kelton Ave., is a development created out of abandoned … [Read more...] about The East Market shopping and dining destination in the Trolley District
Visiting a sunflower field is a "must do" in late summer or fall, and fields are popping up all over. Grab your family or friends, and get ready to post your sunny pics on IG when you visit one of these sunflower fields around Central Ohio (or a little further). Most fields won't bloom until late … [Read more...] about Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio
The farmers and tractors head into the city for Farm Days at COSI from August 10-14, 2022. Meet and greet the farmers and learn where their food comes from. Explore and climb aboard the tractors and combines and other fun equipment. Get "eggcited" about baby chickens hatching, and ask all … [Read more...] about From Fields to Fun with Farm Days at COSI
Our Ohio Travel writer, Deb, randomly picks a new destination in Ohio to visit each month with her husband. Some of their trips are full weekend trips with overnight stays, while others are day trips. Their trips are always full of fun and unique stops that you're going to want to check out. … [Read more...] about Ohio Travel: New Richmond to Ripley via Ohio River Scenic Byway
Play all day in the sun at Zoombezi Bay and stay late for Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights on Fridays, July 1 - July 29, 2022 this summer. Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights means that the attraction stays open until 10 p.m. and features DJ, extra time on attractions, live … [Read more...] about Late Night Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights and Dive-In Movies