Columbus Outdoor Activities
We've taken out the time to find tons of outdoor fun in Columbus, to help you discover and explore the most naturally beautiful destinations the city has to offer. Our list is green with outdoor ideas from magic mountain fun to zoo days and gallons of wet and wild crazy fun!
Discover a world of outdoor fun at Magic Mountain Fun Center
, the largest outdoor recreation center in Columbus. Sport your stuff when you play a game of miniature golf, take a swing in a batting cage, hit the waves in a bumper boat, race around the go-kart track and more.
Address: 8350 Lyra Dr., Columbus, OH 43240 - MAP
Phone: (614) 840-9600
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.
Address: 9990 Riverside Dr., Powell, OH 43065 - MAP
Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Columbus outdoors at the historical Schiller Park
. The 23-acre park boasts blooming landscape gardens skirted by miles of paved walkways that are surrounded by historical monuments, a quaint fishing pond, park benches, picnic areas, recreational areas, and a stage for the Actor's Theater summer performances.
Address: 1069 Jaeger St., Columbus, OH 43206 - MAP
Feel like Alice in Wonderland at the Topiary Park
in Columbus. The whimsical outdoor landscape features larger-than-life human topiary figures, animals, and boats, surrounded by a picturesque pond and winding walkways. The garden was inspired by George Seurat's famous impressionist painting that portrays the same whimsical landscape.
Address: 480 E Town St. Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-0197
Go green at the Franklin Park Conservatory
. Explore a botanical garden featuring 90 acres of outdoor green space. Learn about 400 plant species and 100 exotic butterflies. Explore a horticultural workshop, eat fresh at the Garden Café, and shop for plants at the Botanica Gift Shop and Greenhouse.
Address: 1777 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-8733