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Columbus Children's Theatre - Dedicated to educating and involving greater Columbus area young people of all races, backgrounds and potential in all facets of the theatre arts. The theatre produces a variety of productions throughout the year.

BalletMet Columbus - Providing artistic excellence in the field of dance to central Ohio since 1978. BalletMet presents classical favorites in the Ohio Theatre and contemporary dance in the Capitol Theatre.

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort - Central Ohio's largest indoor water park resort. Fort Rapids is the perfect family fun travel destination where 60,000 square feet of wet and wild fun is waiting for the whole family.

Bicycle Museum of America - Features one of the largest private collections of bicycles in the world. The museum houses elegant antique bicycles from the 1800s, balloon tire classics of the 1940s and 1950s and even the banana seat high rise handle bar bikes of the 1960s.

Columbus Museum of Art - Features works from an outstanding collection of impressionists, German expressionists, cubists, American modernists, and contemporary art, including works by Degas, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Bellows, Demuth, Hopper, Marin and O'Keeffe. Highlights include the Russell Page Sculpture Garden, the Ross Photography Center, and an interactive exhibition for children and families.

National Heisey Glass Museum - Visitors are treated to breathtaking arrangements of Heisey glassware featuring hundreds of patterns and all known colors. Elegant cuttings, etchings and engravings, as well as experimental pieces, can also be seen.

Early Television Museum - Making the history of early television available to the public, from the mechanical systems of the 1920s through the introduction of color television in the 1950s.

National Trail Raceway - This Raceway has seen the best racers from around the Midwest and the world race down the famous mile and participate in great racing action.

Zane Shawnee Caverns - Visitors can explore the underground wonders of cave pearls, soda straws, stalactites and stalagmites and a Bat population. The Site is also home to the Woodland Native American Museum and Southwind Park.

The Santa Maria - One of the world's most authentic, museum-quality representations of Christopher Columbus' flagship used when he set sail in 1492. Built from historically accurate plans based on ancient archives, the ship presents an accurate portrayal of the conditions Columbus and his crew endured on their historic voyage.

The Dawes Arboretum - Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Dawes Arboretum includes 1,149 acres of plant collections and natural areas that offer unique educational experiences in any season.

Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre - A unique combination of entertainment and fine dining. Shows feature musical parodies and audience participation. Enjoy a hilarious murder-mystery during a delicious four-course dinner.

Palace Theatre - The best performing artists from all over the world to the communities it serves. Programming genres include jazz, world music, Latin, country/folk, Celtic, comedy, pop, theatre, dance, and family programming.

German Village - The 233 acre district offers a glimpse of how a working class neighborhood developed and grew in the early 19th century and how the passion of a small group drove the 20th century restoration efforts.

Center of Science & Industry - Among the country's most highly respected science centers. COSI distinguishes itself by creating programs and experiences that make science learning fun through hands-on discovery.

Wexner Center for the Arts - Here, you'll find a diverse array of contemporary arts. The center offers visual arts exhibitions by major artists and emerging talents, films and videos by leading filmmakers of the past and present, and performing arts from around the world.

Kelton House Museum & Garden - Asense of place kept the Kelton family in their grand Victorian townhouse for over 150 years. That attachment laid the foundation for a museum that features an extraordinary continuity of documents and furnishings associated with one Columbus family and their graceful, engaging way of life.

Sherman House Museum - General William Tecumseh Sherman is best remembered for his leadership during the Civil War. Beginning with the battle at First Bull Run, Virginia (July 1861), he led troops through Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, the March to the Sea (November & December 1864), and Columbia, South Carolina.

North Market - Since 1876, the North Market has been part of the Central Ohio community. Here you can shop from more than 30 local merchants offering fresh produce, meats, seafood, poultry, baked goods, and gifts, plus ethnic and prepared foods, and more.

Olentangy Indian Caverns - Formed millions of years ago by the tremendous force of an underground river cutting through solid limestone rock, the Olentangy Indian Caverns today offer an exciting excursion into ancient Indian lore with a maze of beautiful winding passages and spacious underground rooms

American Whistle Corporation Tours - Visitors can take a guided tour and see "American Classics" being made. You'll have some fun, see some fascinating machinery, and watch a small manufacturing company operate. Best of all - everyone on the tour goes home with a shiny new "American Classic" chrome finish whistle.

Franklin Park Conservatory - Take a walk through the cool Himalayan Mountains, stroll through the steamy Tropical Cloud Forest, or wander through a Pacific Island Water Garden. Explore the thirsty wilderness of a hot, arid Desert and then step into the mist of a Tropical Rain Forest.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium - Recognized as one of the finest animal education and research facilities in the United States. The Columbus Zoo currently covers over 400 acres adjacent to O'Shaughnessy Dam in the greater Columbus area.

The Topiary Park - Visitors come from around the world to enjoy the unique experience of walking into and through a work of art. In addition to the topiary attraction, visitors will find beautifully landscaped walks, benches, picnic tables and a Visitors' Center. Admission is free.