Columbus Sports and Recreation

Columbus Sports and RecreationDiscover a world of sports in Columbus. Sports enthusiasts have a field day in the capital city. Our score card makes sure you're a winner, whether your sports interest is on the field or off the field. We've tallied up pro sports, watersports, outdoor sports, and added plenty of thrills and recreation to make sure you discover the perfect activity for you.


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Pro Sports

Columbus Clippers
It's a home run when you hang out with the Columbus Clippers, a minor-league baseball team that struts their stuff at the capital city's Huntington Park Stadium. Derek Jeter and Darryl Strawberry are famous team alumni, and fan favorites include seasonal events such as "Dime-a-Dog Night," post-game concerts, and opening game fireworks displays.

Address: 330 Huntington Park Ln., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 462-5250

The Ohio State Buckeyes
College sports excel at the Ohio State University. The Ohio State Buckeyes, men's and women's sports team shine in baseball, football, ice hockey, volley ball, tennis, soccer, golf, track, and swimming. The team holds a National Championship win in almost each sport and the Ohio Stadium, aka "The Shoe," is home court to almost six annual home games.

Address: 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, OH 43210 - MAP
Phone: (614) 292-6446

Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets don't puck around. The awarding wining National Hockey League team based in Columbus is affectionately referred to by locals as "CBJ" and they rumble on the ice at Nationwide Arena in the downtown Arena District. See you on the ringside for all 42 home games!

Address: 200 W Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (800) NHL-COLS


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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Antrim Park
Exercise outdoors at Antrim Park in Columbus. The community park is a great place to get physically active and enjoy recreation. The park sports a beautiful quarry lake with a one and a half-mile gravel recreation trail, and the Olentangy River Greenway with over 12 scenic paved miles to run, walk, bike or skate.

Address: 5800 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43085 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-3300


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Zoombezi Water Park
The Zoombezi Bay Water Park is a water and amusement park located at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Enjoy gallons of fun and water recreation on the tube slides and body slides, and being tossed around on an action river or leisurely floating down a lazy river. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Address: 4853 W Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-3550

Aqua Immersion Dive and Travel Center
Dive into an underwater world of fun at Aqua Immersion Dive 'N Travel Center in Columbus. The certified professional dive instructors will introduce you to their underwater world after teaching you all the skills you need to complete a dive. Your underwater adventure will be one that you won't soon forget.

Address: 929 Jasonway Ave., Ste. A, Columbus, OH 43214 - MAP
Phone: (614) 457-3483


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Plenty Of Thrills

Vertical Adventures
Get over being vertically challenged at Vertical Adventures, the premier rock climbing gym in Columbus. Whether you're young or old, physically fit or a couch potato, adventuresome or reserved, the 4,000-square-foot recreational climbing gym is where you learn how to get rock solid climbing skills. Check in with the knowledgeable and friendly staff and start to hang around!

Address: 6295 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229 - MAP
Phone: (614) 888-8393

Land Paintball
It's a strategic mess at the Land Paintball in Columbus. Meet your enemies for some recreational warfare on the five-man Speedball Field or the three-man Plastic Field or the mega, 100-man Woodsball Field for an out-and-out strategic paintball war. Be sure to dress for the sport - meaning wear layers and layers of clothes!

Address: 4999 Old Rathmell Court, Columbus, OH 43207 - MAP
Phone: (614) 321-5263


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8 Ball Sports Bar & Billiards
Spend some down time at the 8 Ball Sports Bar & Billiards. Meet with friends to play a game of pool on one of the 28 Brunswick Gold pool tables, order dinner and drinks from the full-service restaurant and bar, drop your coins in the jukebox, and watch sports on the plasma televisions. It's the perfect place to enjoy billiards and a relaxing night out.

Address: 2100 Morse Rd., Ste. 4683, Columbus, OH 43229 - MAP
Phone: (614) 436-2948

Columbus Square Bowling Palace
Pick a lane at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace. The capital city bowling lanes feature some of the most popular bowling games in town like MAX Bowling, a night where the game consists of music, action, and excitement. The alley also rolls along with the Palazzo Restaurant and Blue Sky Island Bar.

Address: 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus, OH 43231 - MAP
Phone: (614) 895-1122