Attractions Nearby Columbus, Day Trips and Excursions

(Columbus, Ohio - OH, USA)

A host of attractions are located within a short driving distance of Columbus, with something to suit all tastes, from motorcycle museums and historic basket weaving homesteads to ancient Indian earthworks and amusement parks.

Beulah Park

Address: 3664 Grant Avenue, Grove City, Ohio OH, USA
Tel: +1 614 871 9600
Beulah Park is Ohio's original horse racing track built in 1923 and has recently undergone extensive restorations. Located just south of Columbus, attractions at the park include regular carnivals and events.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge, discount available for children and seniots, children under 12 years old go free

Longaberger Homestead

Address: 5563 Raiders Road, Frazeysburg, Ohio OH, USA
Tel: +1 740 322 5588
Located 45 miles / 72 km east of Columbus is this historic homestead honoring the Longaberger family, who settled in the area in 1896, and their famous baskets, which were once used by all and sundry before the paper bag came along. Enjoy shopping and dining in an authentic turn-of-the-century atmosphere.
Open hours: April to May 31, Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00; June to November, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday and Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

Address: 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio OH, 43147, USA
Tel: +1 614 856 2222
This is an interesting museum that documents the history of motorcycling, including a Hall of Fame featuring helmets, photos, and trophies. Other attractions at the museum include 150 authentic bikes, with a replica of what is believed to be the first motorcycle ever built, back in 1885.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and students, children under 11 free

Newark Earthworks State Memorial

Address: 99 Cooper Avenue, Newark, Ohio OH, USA
Tel: +1 740 344 1920
Newark Earthworks State Memorial is the largest system of geometric earthworks in the world, a ceremonial site built by the Hopewell people around 2000 years ago. Although much of the site has since been destroyed, three major segments remain preserved as part of the memorial.
Open hours: April to October, daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: charge

Six Flags Wyandot Lake

Address: 10101 Riverside Drive, Powell, Ohio OH, 43065, USA
Tel: +1 614 889 9283
This is a popular family attraction boasting over 60 rides, including plenty of waterslides and water-related attractions as well as traditional land-based rides.
Open hours: May to October, hours vary
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under two free