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Huntington Park is a 10,000 seat grand stadium that hosts baseball games. Home to the Columbus Clippers, a Triple-A minor league baseball team, the venue provides state-of-the-art facilities for practice sessions and tournaments as well as live music concerts. Opened in April 2009, the park has, since then, witnessed several eclectic performances by well-known local as well as international artists.
The Riffe Gallery, run by the Ohio Arts Council, differs from its neighboring galleries in that it focuses on folk art and craft exhibitions. The gallery also shows mixed media and contemporary paintings but mainly reserves its space for Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. Be sure to check out the many children's activities offered here.
Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT) is not only a place for your children to witness the magic of the theater, but to also discover the artistry of it themselves. Park Street Theatre is among the three spaces of CCT. In addition to kid-friendly productions throughout the year, it offers classes and performing opportunities.
Perched on the western bank of the river and across from downtown, the hulking COSI building is jam-packed with thrilling explorations of the world of science. Entertaining movies, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits all aim to encourage the young (and young at heart) to discover new and exciting things about the natural world around them. Family-themed events and overnight adventures are scheduled throughout the year.
Located in a restored early 20th-century engine house, Central Ohio Fire Museum is indeed a fun and educational place to be. Featuring old fire trucks, wagons, alarms, paraphernalia and more it gives a glimpse of a fire station from 1908 to 1982. Find out how the advancement in technology improved the safety measures and find out more about it for precaution. The museum is also known for its resident ghosts but they are not at all a cause to worry.
Scioto Mile Park is an urban paradise located in the heart of downtown Columbus. Beautiful fountains provide a relaxing atmosphere and seating throughout the park allows visitors to stop and rest for a little while. The view of the city is uniquely beautiful and the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic stroll or a family picnic.
This one of a kind museum holds the largest collection of cartoon and comic art in the country. Founded by Lucy Caswell in 1977, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum astounds visitors with the vast collections it holds. From 450,000 original cartoons, 45,000 books, and 2.5 million comic strip clippings and tear sheets, this museum has great American treasures. Rotating and visiting exhibits make their way through the museum so there's always something new to see.
Named for its benefactor, Victoria's Secret magnate Les Wexner, the Wexner Center for the Arts is a self-contained monument to everything artistic. It houses a venue for every type of art imaginable, and the place itself is a work of art in terms of architecture, landscaping and interior design. There are world-class facilities for film and video screenings, gallery exhibitions, concerts and all manner of performing art. Look for a varied schedule of programming, including performances by renowned musicians like She & Him and Robert Forster, as well as retrospective exhibitions like Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, and even screenings of cinematic masterpieces such as Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.
One of the premier soccer stadiums in the country, MAPFRE Stadium offers exclusive seating options and provides soccer maniacs an absolutely pleasurable viewing experience. The stadium has also hosted several concerts by noted musicians in the past including Kenny Chesney, Linkin Park and Foreigner.
Inniswood Metro Gardens is a beautiful oasis where guests can observe the beauty of nature and spend time in peace amongst the many flowers. These gardens are wonderful for people of any age, children and adults alike, with scenic, winding walkways and a picturesque setting. There is also a children's garden in addition to a meditation garden and a rose garden.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is a beautiful park in Galloway, Ohio, with miles of trails stretching over hills and winding through scenic settings. A wide variety of wildlife calls this park its home but if you have trouble spotting the resident deer and woodpeckers, stop in at the Nature Center for a closer look at some native wildlife and to learn more about the animals that live here.
The Polaris Magic Mountain Fun Center is an incredible place for families to spend some good, quality time together. Ride and attractions include go-karts, laser tag and bumper boats, plus a video arcade. This venue also offers special deals for birthday parties so you can celebrate in style with all your loved ones.