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  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & FESTIVALS

    There is something for everyone to enjoy in Columbus.

    Zoo & Amusement Parks

    Ohio is home to the world's best amusement parks. Cedar Point and other great amusement parks like Paramount's Kings Island are all a quick trip away from Columbus. Don't forget the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and its neighboring water park, Zoombezi Bay are all housed right here in Columbus.

    Summer Festivals

    Columbus also hosts a wide range of summer festivals and events like the Jazz & Rib Fest, the Greater Columbus Arts Festival, the Ohio State Fair, Memorial Golf Tournament, Oktoberfest, Red, White & Boom, a host of international and ethnic heritage festivals and much more!

    Flowers & Farmer's Markets

    Columbus also has many other unique attractions; including a wide range of gardens and outdoor markets. Visit the Franklin Park Conservatory - home to a 28-acre botanical garden as well as orchid and bonsai gardens and traveling exhibitions of art and sculpture. The North Market is a historic market for fresh, local produce, baked goods and a variety of ethnic and speciality foods, flowers, crafts and more. The 13-acre Park of Roses is one of the nation's largest rose gardens with over 350 varieties.

    Parks & Rec

    Columbus is also home to a number of outstanding Metro Parks with facilities including golf courses, picnic areas, tennis courts, swimming pools, hiking/biking and walking trails and much, much more.
     

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