Comfort Inn North/Polaris
8400 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: (614) 791-9700
Fax: (614) 526-0106
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.
Come and visit the Highbanks Metropolitan Park Mounds I and II and view the outstanding examples of the beach maple, wood forests, oaks, hikes, parks, trails, an an overview of the native American history. Along with the natural beauties, the park feature burial grounds and observational trails. The place is serene and tranquil and features activities like fishing, canoeing, picnicking, and also nature programs.
The Temperance Row Historic District is located at Westerville, Ohio. In the year 1909, it came into prominence owing to the Anti-Saloon League of America (ASLA) headquarters that were based here. People and leaders associated with ASLA had their homes in this region.
This lovely, wooded city park is circumscribed by a four mile bike loop that skirts ponds and forests that are dense with deer and other wildlife. The trails are all flat, paved, well taken care of, and safe making it the perfect place to ride with children or for those wanting a casual and relaxing ride through a soothing, scenic environment.
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.
Easton Town Center takes retail to a whole new level. Some developers set their sites on a plot of land outside the city, but instead of putting up a regular old mall, they decided to build a small town. They did, complete with a town square, a town fountain, little streets zigzagging through small city blocks. But instead of local businesses and residential buildings lining those streets, it's mall shops, mall eateries, and mall entertainment. All the cosmetic touches are there, from cute little building facades to cute little old-timey police cars providing security. And there are three major hotels on the outskirts of "town" so that shoppers can truly immerse themselves in this little bubble. See website for complete business listing.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is that rare zoological institution whose most famous face is that of a human. Jungle Jack Hanna has ferried many a wild beast up to the most hallowed stages in late-night television. That said, the Columbus Zoo is where he's most at home, surrounded by lions, bison, tigers, elephants, eagles, bears, rhinos, prairie dogs, bobcats, sharks, bonobos, pythons, clownfish, koalas, cougars, frogs, pronghorn, timber wolves, manatees, wolverines and more. Hanna's celebrity makes for ample funding, so the animals' habitats and other zoo exhibits are finely crafted and a wonder to behold. See website for interactive displays, visitation recommendations and more.
The O'Shaughnessy Dam and Bridge is a major source of drinking water for the city of Columbus. Spread over an area of 845 acres (341 hectares), the reservoir also comprises of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, located near the dam. Picnic areas, boat ramps, docks and rental boat slips are some of the recreational activities available.
Hayden Falls Park is a charming nature getaway in Columbus. Located just off the Scioto River, this park boasts a lovely walkway that leads to a beautiful waterfall. The path doesn't have too many places to stop and rest, so be prepared for more of an active outing when spending the day at Hayden Falls Park.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Fletcher-Coffman Homestead has been restored to its original period and made improvements to the barn (which houses early farm machinery used in the area) and grounds. The Heritage Gardens bloom with heirloom and antique interpretive plantings of the late 1800's.
The original village of Dublin was located in what is now Historic Dublin. Many of the buildings along High and Riverview streets are on the National Register of Historic Places. Experience shops and restaurants, including a tea house and unique Irish imports, lined along quaint brick sidewalks. Walking tours are available. Stop in the visitors' center for a map.
Ohio State University, established in 1870, is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the country. It boasts numerous faculties and prides itself on its academic excellence and cultural diversity. It truly justifies its motto “Education for Citizenship” by shaping its pupils into outstanding global citizens.