Skiing in COLUMBUS with kids

Columbus is all about number 1s. Confused? How about we say it has the number 1 zoo? Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in the city, and when you see the faces of the adorable animals, you’ll see why!

How about number 1 science center? COSI (Centre of Science & Industry) is where kids can get an incredible hands-on experience with all things science (and LEGO!).

And how about possibly the number 1 historical experience to happen to the USA? Kids will love the historical Santa Maria, ship of Christopher Columbus who of course, discovered a certain country….

In summer kids will love the water parks like Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (did we just say summer? It’s indoors - head on down there in winter!), and if it’s greenery you want, there are plenty of spaces to just enjoy with the family, like Topiary Gardens.

There are so many fun things to do in Columbus with the kids!

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  • Laser Web

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    (66 miles) Dayton

    Laser Web is Dayton's Premier Laser Tag facility. Awesome birthday parties, group events or just a great time for friends and family

  • Jump Stop Safari

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    (75 miles) Lebanon

    Indoor fun for kids in Ohio with this multi-level mega-playground slides, inflatables, cannonball air blasters, and more - including a virtual reality game system!

  • Jump and Jacks

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    (84 miles) West Chester

    Visit the LARGEST multi-level play structure in Ohio, with play areas, a toddler room and interactive play floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.

  • Pogo Play

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    (88 miles) Cincinnati

    Inspiring and creative indoor play in Ohio, with imagination play, toddler areas, sports and great fun for those developing minds and bodies!

  • The Kangaroo Cave

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    (89 miles) Delphos

    Offering inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides; 9 hole safari themed glow in the dark mini golf; plus skill games. Please note limited public opening hours.

  • Magic Mountain Fun Center East

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    (9 miles) Columbus

    All year round fun for the whole family, with mini golf, batting cages, go-karts and bumper cars...great for those active kids!

  • Magic Mountain Fun Center Polaris

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    (12 miles) Columbus

    Family fun in Columbus with mini golf, go-karts, arcades, bumper boats...and so much more for those active kids!

  • Triple Crown Family Fun Center

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    (42 miles) Chillicothe

    Active kids will love this fun center in Ohio, with soccer training, inflatables, water park, arcade, and PIZZA!

  • Clear Fork Adventure Resort

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    (54 miles) Butler

    A premier adventure destination in Ohio with year round tubing, wakeboarding, zorbs, inflatables, paddle boats, a lazy river, hiking, and more!

  • ZipCity Cincinnati

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    (90 miles) Cincinnati

    Tons of kids fun at the only indoor zipline park in the WORLD, as well as a trampoline park and a challenging rock wall. Great for those active kids in Cincinnati!

  • Tuscora Park

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    (90 miles) New Philadelphia

    Vintage amusement rides, batting cages, pools, concessions and lots of outdoor fun in this family friendly park in Ohio

  • Todays Harvest Farm Market and Corn Maze

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    (96 miles) New Paris

    When the first hints of crisp nights and bright days hit the air, we'll be ready. Your family will find everything they need for fall fun at Today's Harvest. ■Giant Corn Maze & Agritainment ...

  • Olentangy Indian Caverns

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    (16 miles) Delaware

    An exciting excursion into ancient Indian lore with a maze of beautiful winding passages to explore. Follow up with a challenging 18 hole course themed on the caverns.

  • Slate Run Historical Farm

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    (16 miles) Winchester

    A living history museum set in the 1880s, with costumed characters going about their daily lives for the time, and plenty of animals to see!

  • Piatt Castles

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    (43 miles) West Liberty

    Fascinating historical castles that showcase over 200 years of history of Ohio and it's people.

  • National Aviation Hall of Fame

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    (60 miles) Dayton

    They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The NAHF honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of our NAHF enshrinees ...

  • SunWatch Indian Village Archaeological Park

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    (68 miles) Dayton

    Visit the original site of an 800-year-old American Indian village at this historically fascinating family attraction in Ohio.

  • Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

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    (90 miles) Parkersburg

    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. ...

  • Kings Island

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    (80 miles) Kings Mills

    Thrills and spills at the largest amusement and water park in the entire Midwest! With over 80 rides, attractions and shows, it's great fun for the whole family in Ohio.

  • Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

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    (7 miles) Columbus

    Yee haw! 60,000 sq ft of wet and wild waterpark action with a western-themed resort setting....Jeepers!

  • Zoombezi Bay

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    (15 miles) Powell

    Over 20 acres of water park fun with 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole lot more!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Columbus

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    (28 miles) Newark

    Gather your family and friends and come experience one of Ohio's Newest Indoor Water Parks. Join us for the day at CoCo Key Water Resort where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park ...

  • Baylor Beach Park

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    (89 miles) Navarre

    Nature's waterpark with tube slides, paddleboats, and water fun, as well as mini golf, and sports! Great family fun in Ohio!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Cincinnati

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    (90 miles) Cincinnati

    Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!

  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

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    (15 miles) Powell

    A beautiful world of adventure home to more than 9,000 animals that are just waiting to be visited!

  • The Wilds

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    (68 miles) Cumberland

    The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in southeast Ohio, it is home to rare and endangered species from around ...

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (98 miles) Cincinnati

    Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was ...

  • Newport Aquarium

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    (100 miles) Newport

    Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive ...

  • The Santa Maria

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    In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria - and kids can visit this incredible replica!

  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

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    (54 miles) Nelsonville

    The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment for the education and entertainment of the general public.

  • Ohio Statehouse

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    A fascinating trip through the Ohio Statehouse, with free guided tours that can take you through it's amazing history and architecture.

  • Center of Science and Industry

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    Groundbreaking exhibits and hands-on experiences for kids to understand the connection between science and life. Amazing Columbus fun and discovery!

  • Columbus Museum of Art

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    (1 miles) Columbus

    Explore the art world at the Columbus Museum of Art, with a fascinating collection and a range of exhibitions that will inspire and amaze!

  • The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum

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    (41 miles) Urbana

    offers a comprehensive insight into the life and era of famous Johnny Appleseed.

  • National Museum of the US Air Force

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    (60 miles) Dayton

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world's largest military aviation museum. This FREE attraction features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles in more than 17 acres of indoor ...