Try a Columbus Escape!

Try a Columbus escape with Great Room Escape! This is a fun idea for families with teens. Locked in a room with a zombie, and the clock is ticking…can you use the clues to escape before you become zombified? Challenging, fun, scary, and wickedly funny, this is a family activity like no other! Up to 12 participants are “locked in a room” with a chained zombie and a bunch of clues on how to escape. Solve the puzzle fast, because the chain holding the zombie back gets a foot longer every 5 minutes! Bring a big group or join strangers and try and find the escape solutions before the zombie touches you and removes you from the game. A huge hit with adults, teens, and unflappable younger kids!
zombie room escape
So join in at Great Room Escape and try a Columbus great escape…with zombies!

For days and hours, see the schedule on their website.
Tickets are $24.99 per person and can be purchased online. Private parties are available.

Great Room Escape – Columbus

1495 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229

Please note: This information was correct as of the writing date, but events and weather can cause unexpected changes. Please contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information. Thank you!

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Get Zippy! Ziplining in Worthington

ZipZone Tours Camp Mary Orton is a great place to try ziplining in Worthington for the first time, so get zippy! With experienced tour guides, top-notch safety equipment, and beautiful forest scenery, you’ll love zipping through the treetops! Reservations are required in advance, and the tours are open to ages 7-70. Weight is a safety issue, so you must be between 50-270 lbs. The lines can hold over 25,000 lbs, but anyone over 270 lbs picks up too much speed to be safe, hence the restrictions. If you have a disability or any question about whether ziplining is for you, the staff is happy to answer your questions!


So get zippy in Worthington, and enjoy the beautiful Central Ohio wildlife from the tops of the trees!

Open Monday-Friday – check website for availability
Saturday and Sunday – check website for availability
With special nighttime tours available monthly.
Cost of tours ranges from $19 for the Kids Park to $71 per person for the Night Flight Tour.

Zipline Tours

7925 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-847-9477

Please note: This information was correct as of the writing date, but events and weather can cause unexpected changes. Please contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information. Thank you!

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Columbus: the Heart of Ohio

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

Columbus is a wonderful, livable city right in the heart of Ohio. We are blessed with a wealth of beautiful natural resources, rich in arts and culture, and surrounded by affordable and comfortable communities filled with good neighbors. Friendly people, fun places to visit, and there is so much to do here. We love Columbus, and hope you have enjoyed your summertime adventures in exploring our fine city!

While this summer is ending, many of the places we invited you to visit through our 60 Days of Summer posts are great places to see, play, and enjoy all year round…we hope this list of fun family destinations keeps you and your children busy, happy, and discovering the Central Ohio area for many months to come.

Thank you for taking this voyage of discovery with us!

Sue Lusk-Gleich and The Columbus Team

Check mate! Here’s a strategy to keep the kids busy

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do
Bring your chess set, board game or laptop for a quiet tabletop game on the Promenade of the Scioto Mile after running and playing in the rest of the park.

Bicentennial Park is a downtown park boasting a fountain, park restaurant, and performance pavilion as well as flower gardens and the Promenade.

John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park by Pina Triplett

The Promenade is a lovely wide paved walking trail that connects Battelle Riverfront Park with Bicentennial Park. There are swings, canals, and tables for board games or chess lining the walkway, and beautiful gardens and trees, too. This is a fantastic place to walk, river gaze, swing, chat and relax on summer days, especially with that cool river breeze blowing the city heat away!

The AEP Foundation Fountain is a stunning interactive fountain, with splash features for children, and lighting and fog effects at night. Fountain shows are actually scheduled throughout the summer. Pets are not permitted, and children under 8 must have an adult with them…and a word to the wise, the water is recycled so it’s not for sipping.

Mile 229 is the Park Restaurant, which offers views of the riverfront and fountain. While pricey, the food is delicious and the excellent staff is very accommodating of well-behaved children. Pets not permitted.

The performance pavilion is host to free music, dance and theatrical performance presented by Columbus Parks and Rec, and is available for rent for events.

This park is another of our summer sweethearts but is worth visiting three seasons a year. Only in the cold winters is it too frigid for real enjoyment.

Bicentennial Park
233 Civic Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43215

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Trains, Trains, TRAINS! at the Ohio Railway Museum

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

For those families with avid trainspotters, railway enthusiasts, and Thomas the Tank Engine’s best friends, this is the afternoon for you! For a small admission, you get to view exhibits on the history of rail travel in Worthington, and Central Ohio, and you can climb aboard the “Big Three”…steam, electric, and diesel trains. For train lovers, this is heaven!

ohio-railway-museum-focht-flickrThe price of admission includes rides on their streetcars and their Pullman passenger cars! Honestly, this is a fun afternoon even for those of us who just count the cars at railroad crossings. Come and explore a whole century of rail travel, and learn.

Open Sundays only from 12-4. Admission is $9.00 for Adults, $7.00 for Seniors and Military with ID, and $8.00 for kids 4 and older. Children under 3 are FREE.

Please check their website or facebook page for up-to-date hours and prices.

Ohio Railway Museum
990 Proprietors Road
Worthington, OH 43017

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