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Kids Attractions


Magic Mountain Fun Center/Polaris
8350 Lyra Dr.

Admission Charged.

Call for hours of operation.

Come play!  Attractions include Adventure Golf, video and skill games, a KidsGym playland, bumper boats, laser tag, go-karts, rookie karts, sprint karts, a virtual roller coaster and a pizza buffet.



Wyandot Lake (part of the Six Flags family of amusement parks)

Six Flags
10101 Riverside Drive, Powell
1-800-328-9283 or 614-889-9283

Admission Charged.

Call for hours of operation.

At Wyandot Lake, you'll find over 60 thrilling rides, slides and attractions for all ages! And when you come to Ohio's premiere family water and amusement park, you get your excitement's worth because everyone in your group can enjoy all our attractions - wet and dry - for one price!



Hocking Valley Canoe Livery & Family Fun Center

31251 Chieftain Dr.

614-385-9764 or toll free 800 686-0386

Open April-Oct.

Call for hours of operation.

Admission Charged.

Take U.S. Rte 33 E to Exit 33A, left four miles. Ideal for families and group outings. Canoe, Kayak, raft, go-karts, driving range, miniature golf. Season - April - Oct.



The Wilds

14000 International Rd., Columbus


9 am - 5 pm daily.

Admission Charged.

Located 90 minutes southeast of Columbus on St. Rte. 146.

10,000 acre endangered species preserve. See rhinos, zebras, camels and more.



COSI Columbus (Center of Science and Industry)
333.W.Broad St.

Admission Charged.

Call for hours of operation.

Science, technology, history and more come alive in this interactive, architecturally-unique museum. COSI features interactive, discovery-based and themed exhibit areas, three theaters, the outdoor Big Science Park, the country's only high wire unicycle, a restaurant, and shop. The exhibition areas - Adventure, Gadgets, Life, little kidspace, Ocean, Progress, and Space - each provides experiences for all age levels that creatively combine science facts and learning through play.



Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

9990 Riverside Dr., Columbus


9am-5pm daily; Memorial Day weekend Labor Day, 9am-6pm.

Admission Charged.

Located along the banks of the Scioto River in Northwest Columbus. Sights include a 100,000-gallon coral reef exhibit, one of the largest reptile collections in the United States and the largest manatee exhibit outside Florida. The newest Southeast Asia exhibit brings Komodo dragons, gibbons, orangutans, Asian small-clawed otters, black swans, Javan whistling ducks, and cattle egrets to the zoo. Travel the world by viewing wildlife species from all corners of the globe.



Ohio Historical Center

1982 Velma Ave.

614-297-2300 or 800-OLD-OHIO

9am-5pm, Mon-Sat; 10am-5pm, Sun.  Call for holiday hours.

Admission Charged.

Explores Ohio's history, archaeology, natural history. Ohio Village represents a typical Ohio county seat during the Civil War era. In the Village's 22 craft shops, residences, & civic building, interpreters share their knowledge of life in the 19th century.



American Whistle Corporation

6540 Huntley Rd., Columbus


10am-4pm, Mon-Fri.

Tours available by appointment (minimum 15 people).

Admission charged for tour. (Includes one free whistle)

Visit the only manufacturer of metal whistles in the USA.



Anthony-Thomas Candy Company

1777 Arlingate Ln.

614 -74-8405

Tours:  Mon-Fri. 9 am - 3 pm. Reservations required.

Admission Free.

Visit one of the largest family-owned candy-making facilities in the US and shop for delicious chocolates.



Olentangy Indian Caverns

1779 Home Rd., Columbus


9:30 am - 5 pm, Apr - Oct.

Admission Charged.  (children under 7 free).

Cavern tours, Indian Museum, frontierland with gem mining, gift shop, snack bar. Cavern tours.


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