Central Ohio

Enjoy Central Ohio’s tourist attractions, fests, and events in Columbus and small-town destinations, too. Visit COSI, Columbus Zoo, German Village, Ohio History Center, and more.


Festivals & Events
Arnold Sports Festival (March)
Dublin, OH St. Patrick’s Day (March)
Arbor Day Festival (April)
Asian Festival (May)
COSI Science Festival (May)
Moonshine Festival (May)
Ohio Camera Show (May)
Old-fashioned Ice Cream Fest (May)
Strawberry Festival (May/June)
Bexley House/Garden Tour (June)
Columbus Arts Festival (June)
Festival Latino (June)
Grove City Wine & Art Fest (June)
Hot Air Balloon Festival (June)
Lancaster Old Car Show (June)
London Strawberry Fest (June)
Toast to Summer & Balloon Glow (June)
Ashville 4th of July Celebration (July)
County Fairs (July)
Jazz & Rib Festival (July)
Lancaster Festival (July)
Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest (Aug)
County Fairs (Aug)
Dublin Irish Festival (Aug)
Festival Latino (Aug)
Lincoln Highway Yard Sale (Aug)
Mount Vernon Music Arts Fest (Aug)
Pioneer Days (Aug)
Sunbury Sizzle and Sounds (August)
Y Bridge Arts Festival (Aug)
Zucchini Festival (Aug)
All Horse Parade (Sept)
Arts in the Alley (Sept)
Columbus Oktoberfest (Sept)
County Fairs (Sept)
Fredericktown Tomato Show (Sept)
Lawrence Orchards Applefest (Sep)
Lithopolis Honeyfest (Sept)
Short North Tour of Homes (Sept)
Pumpkin Fest (Sept/Oct)
The Little Brown Jug (Sept)
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival (Oct)
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (Oct)
Chillicothe Halloween Festival (Oct)
Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farm (Oct)
Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow (Oct)
Ohio Gourd Show (Oct)
Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival (Oct)
Performance Classic Car Show (Oct)
Pumpkin Show in Circleville (Oct)
Christmas Candlelighting (Dec)
Christmas Train (Dec)
Fantasy of Lights (Dec)
Jefferson Depot Village (Dec)
Ohio Statehouse Hol Celeb (Dec)
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Tours & Demonstrations
American Whistle Corporation
Anthony Thomas Candy Company
Cave Adventures
Cooper’s Cider Mill
Bucyrus Copper Kettle Works
Irish Fairy Door Trail
Ohio Caverns
Perkins Observatory
Phoenix Bat Company
Ross County Barn Quilt Tour

Performing Arts & Theater
Actors’ Theatre of Columbus
BalletMet – Columbus
Columbus Children’s Theatre
Columbus Symphony
Little Threatre Off Broadway
Majestic Theatre
Midland Theatre
Pump House Center for the Arts
Shadowbox Live
Woodward Opera House

Miscellaneous Fun
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park
Hopewell Culture Ntl. Hist. Park
Lazer Kraze
Leatherlips
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Lockington Locks
Seip Mound
Shrum Mound
The Wright Earthworks
Ohio State Parks

Wineries & Vineyards
Brothers Drake Meadery
Camelot Cellars
Rainbow Hills Vineyards
Raven’s Glenn Winery & Restaurant
The Yellow Butterfly Winery
Three Rivers Wine Trail
Wyandotte Winery

Museums & Halls of Fame
Barber Museum & Hall of Fame
Buckeye Telephone Museum
Cartoon Library & Museum 
Central Ohio Fire Museum
COSI – Columbus Science Museum
Dental Museum
Knox County Agricultural Museum
Motts Military Museum
National Heisey Glass Museum
Ntl. Veterans Memorial & Museum
Ohio Craft Museum
Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame
Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame
Orton Geological Museum
The Works

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Christmas Trains
John & Annie Glenn Historic Site
Honda Heritage Center
Ohio Railway Museum
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

Art Museums & Botanical Gardens
Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio
Chadwick Arboretum
Columbus Museum of Art
Dawes Arboretum
Franklin Park Conservatory
Inniswood Metro Gardens
Park of Roses
Riffe Gallery
Topiary Garden
Wexner Center for the Arts

Historic Homes, Villages & Farms
Adena Mansion & Gardens
Hanby House Museum
Marmon Valley Farm
Ohio Statehouse
Ohio Village
Slate Run Historical Farm
Thurber House

Historical Museums & Sites
Big Bottom
Gnadunhutten Monument & Museum
Harrison Museum & Tomb
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks & UNESCO Site
Knox County Historical Museum 
Leo Petroglyph
Buckeye Lake Historical Museum
Ohio History Center
Ohio Statehouse Tours & Museum

Lodging & Getaways
Bobbi’s Bungalow Guest House
Buxton Inn
Cherry Valley Lodge 
Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Dublin
Granville Inn
Heartland Country Resort
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Newark Metropolitan Hotel
Pine Lakes Lodge
Romantic Adventure Getaways
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Sleep Inn & Suites 
Splash Harbor
Super 8 by Wyndham Marysville
WillowBrooke Bed ‘n Breakfast

Restaurants & Eateries
Columbus Food Adventures
Dublin Village Tavern
Granville Inn
Nutcracker Family Restaurant
Old Mohawk Restaurant
Schmidt’s Fudge Haus
Sugardaddy’s
Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl
Unusual Junction
Velvet Ice Cream & Ye Olde Mill
Wendy’s Flagship Restaurant

Unique Ohio Shopping
The Book Loft of German Village
Carmazzi’s Candy & General Store
Celebrate Local
Cooper’s Cider Mill
The Fun Company
German Village
The History Store
IKEA
North Market
The Red Stable

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Berlin
Cambridge
Dublin
German Village 
Grove City

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