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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4850 Powell Rd
Powell, OH 43065   Directions

(614) 645-3400

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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a world renown zoological park. The capital city zoo has a worldwide reputation due to its world-famous director Jack Hanna. The zoo houses over 5,000 animals representing over 700 species and welcomes over two million visitors each year to its famous animal kingdom. Exploring this zoo is a great way to get in touch with nature.

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203   Directions

(614) 715-8000

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Blooming enthusiasts, visit the Franklin Park Conservatory. Visitors of all ages grow happy with the sights, scents, and attractions in bloom across the 88-acre botanical garden in downtown Columbus. Fertilize your botanical interest when you wander through exotic plant collections, special horticultural exhibits, and attend educational work shops.

Magic Mountain Fun Center

Magic Mountain Fun Center

8350 Lyra Dr
Columbus, OH 43240   Directions

(614) 840-9600

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Climb a mountain of fun at Magic Mountain Fun Center . Take your turn at the capital city's number one destination for indoor fun sports and attractions. Enjoy an action-packed day filled with miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, bumper cars, interactive arcade games, and redemption games with cool prizes and more!

Schiller Park

Schiller Park

1069 Jaeger St
Columbus, OH 43206   Directions

(614) 645-3300

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Welcome to Schiller Park, the heartbeat of the city's historic German Village District. Harkening back to WWI when American sentiments turned against all things German, the park was renamed Washington Park. Today, the enchanting park pays homage to its original name and serves as a host to attractions, historical monuments, a recreational center, a fishing pond, and center stage to the Actors' Theater of Columbus.

Topiary Park

Topiary Park

480 E Town St
Columbus, OH 43215   Directions

(614) 645-0197

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See a garden attraction pruned after George Seurat's famous post-impressionist painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte' at the Topiary Park in Columbus. Walk through the "landscape of a painting of a landscape," where for once, nature is mimicking art through larger-than-life human topiary figures, animals, and boats.

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