4870 Old Rathmell Court
Obetz, OH 43207
Phone: (614) 492-9000
Fax: (614) 497-3961
Columbus Motor Speedway is an asphalt racing track located in Obetz near Columbus. The earliest motorcycle race was held at the speedway in 1946.
The Franklin Park Conservatory is an institution. Serving Columbus residents and visitors since 1895, it has always been home to a premiere collection of exotic flora. The place has changed with the times, however, opening facilities for other educational and entertainment-oriented events. Today, it's famous not only for its plants, but also for its James Turrell light installation and its Dale Chihuly glass exhibition. Throughout the year, the conservatory hosts an ongoing series of special events, some aimed at the science-minded set, others more like an unabashed party. See website for complete visitor details and events calendar.
The Columbus Topiary Garden is a topiary garden unlike any other. Whereas the average topiary garden collects a bunch of random figures doing random things, this one is a unified work. It recreates Georges Seurat's classic painting ‘A Sunday on the Island of La Grand Jatte’ in three dimensional shrubberies. Each life-size (if not larger) figure plays the part of a figure in the painting, and it is marvelous. An on-site museum will fill you in on the history of the park, the Old Deaf School, and the surrounding neighborhood. Hours are daily from sunrise to sunset.
The main branch of the Columbus Metro Library is many things. First and foremost, it is a library, providing the people of the city with the material they need to better themselves. Second, it is a stunning historic building, worthy of placement in a period film about a smart-looking library. Finally, it is am inviting event space, hosting an array of programming throughout the year, some aimed exclusively at children, some aimed at the general public.
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.
Foxfire Golf Club is an affordable place to play a round of golf in a beautiful setting. This golf course is a little bit outside of Columbus, but the price and the game make the trip worth the drive. The ground are perfectly manicured and the staff is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your day.
Just a block off the action of the Short North section of High Street, Goodale Park is an inviting place to sit back and relax. The pond, with its fountain and gazebo, is the centerpiece, with folks lounging along its banks and kids playing at the edge of the water. Winding pathways throughout the park see a lot of use as well. There are baseball diamonds and a basketball court for those in need of a bit of organized sport.
Find out what farm-life was in Ohio more than a century ago at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. It features a restored Gothic-Revival farmhouse dating back to 1856 and the barn that was revived by Amish carpenters. Stroll through the house, barns and gardens to see the costumed staff giving live demonstrations, farming with draft horses and working in the house. Be a part of the activities that change according to the season. Animals like the Merino sheep and Poland China hog will keep the kids entertained.
Mirror Lake is one of the best kept secrets in Columbus. This tranquil lake is located on the Ohio State University Campus and is a peaceful getaway from the grind of daily life. The water is beautiful and relaxing on its own, but the fountain in the middle of the lake creates soothing ambient noise to add to the atmosphere.
Its unique horse-shoe shape makes Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State Buckeyes, stand head and shoulders above its peers. Unarguably, this place is one of the best and most revered venues in the world of collegiate sports, and its been home to countless joys throughout the years.
Home to the hockey team Ohio State Buckeyes, Ohio State University Ice Rink serves as a state-of-the-art ice hockey rink with dimensions as per that of a standard NHL rink. This facility was constructed in the year 1961 and comprises of locker rooms, changing and warming rooms, a seating area with a capacity for 1000 and a pro shop. The basement of the rink is exclusive for the home team and houses the locker rooms and training facility for the Buckeyes. This is a perfect place to catch up on the latest ice hockey action in this part of the city.
Home of the Buckeye tennis teams, this facility features 12 all-weather tennis courts and plays host each year to the state