1251 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015
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Established in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college. It is located 20 minutes north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio.
The St. Mary's Delaware Catholic Church is a historic church located in Delaware, Ohio. This Roman Catholic church was built in 1886 by Bourner and Phillips, and features Gothic Revival architecture influences. The red brick structure also includes a steeple with a clock and a turret. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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.
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.
This lush expanse is located by the Scioto River and attracts fishing enthusiasts. Besides this, Amberleigh Park also has a popular bike path and a covered picnic pavilion.
This lush, sylvan expanse spans 36.5 (14.7 hectares), and attracts outdoor lovers for its hiking and fishing opportunities. The park is named after General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the former owner and prominent military officer known for his contributions to the Revolutionary War.
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.
A favorite with families, Scioto Park is a picturesque expanse standing at the banks of the Scioto River. The park has an expansive play area for kids, picnic pavilions, a fishing pier as well as sports facilities.
Leatherlips Monument stands at the Scioto Park, and was created in honor of the prominent Wyandot American Indian leader. The large sculpture is artistically made up of limestone slabs, and is a prominent attraction at the park.
Named after the picturesque waterfalls, this natural oasis, not far from the city center is perfect for quick outdoor excursions. Besides the beautiful waterfalls, the park has nature trails and strategic observation decks.
Coffman's Park is an expansive park with a number of amenities available for the recreational use of the locals. Comprising of tennis and basketball courts, a football field and a skate park, Coffman's park is a great park for picnics too.