Blooms & Butterflies

Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Indoor Play Museum

 Popular exhibit returns to Franklin Park Conservatory Blooms & Butterflies is back at Franklin Park Conservatory. The exhibit, which brings winged insects to the conservatory’s Pacific Island Water Garden, runs through September. Visitors of the beautiful indoor gardens near downtown Columbus can watch hundreds of exotic butterflies flutter among the conservatory’s permanent exhibition of tropical plants and fragrant flowers. Also…


Ohio Statehouse

Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Free Indoor Play Museum

Young and old will enjoy romping around historic capitol building When I visit capital cities while traveling about the country I often make it a point to tour their statehouses. Doing so makes it feel as though I’ve stepped inside a state’s living room. Residing in a capital city myself, I sometimes forget what’s in my own backyard – the…


COSI: Family Friday Nights

COSI Downtown Columbus Indoor Play Museum

Experience all science center has to offer at fraction of cost So you’re sitting at home in Columbus on a cold Friday evening with your family wondering what to do for entertainment. Do you roam the clearance aisles at Target yet again? Or do you hang out in the play area at Polaris Fashion Place? Thanks to downtown Columbus’ Center…


Scioto Audubon

Downtown Columbus Free Outdoor Play

Metro park pleases families and birds Whittier Peninsula was never a place to take your kids. For decades, the 160-acre tract of land located south of downtown Columbus was a mangled mess of junked cars, buried trash and sewer water. But things are different now – thanks in part to the birds that annually migrate through the Scioto River headland….


Huntington Park

Cheap Thrill Downtown Columbus Outdoor Play

Lawn seats score home run for legroom It took nearly all summer, but my family and I recently visited the new Huntington Park, where the Triple-A Columbus Clippers play. After spending time there, I can understand why many of the games are sellouts. It’s a beauty of a brick ballpark and a great place for a family night out. Huntington…


North Market

Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Indoor Play Sweet Adventure

Meet, eat, mingle at popular market in downtown Columbus The North Market in downtown Columbus is a feast for the senses. Located at 59 Spruce St., near the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the market features 35 vendors selling a cornucopia of food-related items in a 44,000 square-foot space. The goodies include homegrown fruits and vegetables, kosher meats, fresh fish, European…