Attractions
There is always something fun and exciting to do in Dublin, Ohio. Come visit us and see world-class attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay Water Park or golf at one of many of Dublin's many great courses.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

9990 Riverside Dr. Powell , OH 43065 614-645-3400

COLUMBUS ZOO ADMISSION RATES

Under 2 Free
Ages 2-9 $9.99 Ages 10-59 $14.99 Ages 60+ $10.99 *Half-price admission from Jan. 2 - Feb. 28, 2013.

BUY TICKETS

PARKING

Car $8.00 Bus Free

BEST VALUE!

Get FREE admission and parking to the Zoo year-round with a COLUMBUS ZOO MEMBERSHIP . Family memberships pay for themselves in just over two visits and average about $8.25 a month.

COLUMBUS ZOO/ZOOMBEZI BAY 2 DAY TICKET

*2 Park Combo tickets will be available for purchase beginning March 1, 2013. Ages 2 - 9 $31.99
Ages 10 and up $43.99 *This package includes admission to both the Columbus Zoo and Zoombezi Bay. 2 day tickets must be purchased at the Zoo.

ZOO LOCKER RENTAL

Small Locker $8.00 w/$3.00 Deposit
Large Locker $10.00 w/$3.00 Deposit

GROUP DISCOUNTS
Group tickets must be purchased in one transaction at the front entrance.
Group rates for general Zoo admission are valid for groups of 15 or more people. Under 2 Free
Ages 2-9 $8.00
Ages 10-59 $13.00
Ages 60+ $8.00
*Group Outings - please call (614) 724-3785 for more information.

TRADITIONAL SCHOOL GROUPS

Franklin County Schools $2.00 Non-Franklin County Schools $4.00 * These rates are for students, staff, chaperones and bus drivers and are only valid Monday-Friday. ** The above rates are not valid from Jun. 10 - Aug. 19. ***Field trip reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance or these rates will not apply. ****All groups must enter the zoo before 3:30pm on any weekday during Wildlights to qualify for the traditional or non-traditional field trip rates. Rates from Jun. 10 - Aug. 19 are: Franklin County Ages 2-9 and 60+ $7.00 Ages 10-59 $9.00 Non-Franklin Ages 2-9 and 60+ $7.00 Ages 10-59 $11.00

NON-TRADITIONAL SCHOOL GROUPS

Franklin County $5.00 Non-Franklin County $7.00
*Field trip reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance or these rates will not apply.

YEAR ROUND ZOO HALF PRICE ADMISSION SPECIALS
SENIOR DAY

Tuesdays - Seniors (ages 60+) receive half price admission to the Zoo

FRANKLIN COUNTY DAYS

Wednesdays - Franklin County residents receive half price admission to the Zoo. Valid ID must be presented at time of purchase.

MILITARY DISCOUNT

Active and Non-active duty military personnel receive a $2 discount on up to 6 tickets when they show a valid military ID.

*Admission prices are subject to change. Coolers are permitted on grounds inside the Columbus Zoo and Jungle Jacks Landing. Zoombezi Bay does not allow coolers into the waterpark. In accordance with our bag search policy, coolers are subject to check and are not permitted inside Zoombezi Bay. A bottled water and single snack serving is permitted per guest. No glass and/or alcohol are permitted at the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay or Jungle Jack's Landing.

Directions to the Zoo

4850 West Powell Rd. | Powell OH 43065

ROADWORK OCCURRING AROUND THE ZOO

ODOT work is underway in Delaware County around the Columbus Zoo that may add a few extra miuntes to your drive. All work is weather dependent; it may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.

ROADWORK INCLUDES

SR 257/Riverside Drive has been reduced to one lane in both directions between Stratford Avenue (one mile south of the Zoo) and 1000' north of the Glick Road intersection.

*For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org . From east of Columbus: Take Interstate 70 West to 270 North. Follow 270 North to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or right) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

From west of Columbus: Take Interstate 70 East to 270 North. Follow 270 North to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or left) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

From south of Columbus: Take Interstate 71 North to 270 West. Follow 270 West to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or left) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

From north of Columbus: Take Interstate 71 South to 270 West. Follow 270 West to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or right) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

*For additional information, please call the Columbus Zoo general information line at (614) 645-3550. Visit the sites of these neighboring cities for further information on area attractions and hotels: Dublin, Delaware and Columbus.

Guest Information

Get the most out of your Zoo visit by planning early and being prepared. Save time and money by purchasing your tickets and memberships online before you come.

Check out the Zoo's animals : Learn about the different REGIONS of the Zoo and plan your day.

Take a spin on the Zoo's rides : Check out all the available Zoo RIDES from the classic carousel to the new JUNGLE JACK'S LANDING . All riders must have a wristband, which can be purchased for $9.99 each. Individual Gold Members can ride the Zoo's rides for FREE all season. Become an Individual Gold Member today to get admission to the Zoo all year, FREE Zoo rides and FREE admission to the Zoombezi Bay season while pass is valid.

Take in a show : Have an animal encounter, meet a keeper and more during Zoo SHOWS .

Everyone's got to eat : Check out the FOOD available throughout the Zoo.

Get a souvenir : Visit the Zoo gift SHOPS to purchase a souvenir to remember your visit.

Enhance your visit : Check out our AMENITIES including stroller, wheelchair, locker rentals and more.

Find a place to sleep : Check out our HOTEL partners and travel packages.

*Coolers are permitted on grounds inside the Columbus Zoo and Jungle Jacks Landing. Zoombezi Bay does not allow coolers into the waterpark. In accordance with our bag search policy, coolers are subject to check and are not permitted inside Zoombezi Bay. A bottled water and single snack serving is permitted per guest. No glass and/or alcohol are permitted at the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay or Jungle Jack's Landing.

Zoombezi Bay Water Park

Getaway to Central Ohio's coolest attraction--Zoombezi Bay Water Park.

Zoombezi Bay features 17 water slides--including the ALL-NEW Anaconda Falls and the Python Plunge. Anaconda Falls offers surprises at every turn (including an enclosed section), followed by a 30-ft drop down a steep hill! Python Plunge is an authentic watercoaster ... Zoombezi Bay's first!

Visitors can also enjoy the Wild Tides (a 544,500-gallon wave pool with waves reaching up to four-ft. high), Barracuda Bay, Crocktail Creek (for adults only), a lazy river, Katoomba Lagoon (for little ones) and The Cyclone (a four-person raft cruises into the largest enclosed reducing-radius tunnel in the world). Explore the many dry rides at Jungle Jack's Landing. Enjoy a private cabana, a snack, lunch or a cool drink between rides.

This 22.7 acre water wonderland is part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Park your car once and visit both attractions for one price (Zoombezi Bay pass includes admission to the Columbus Zoo, too!) Or just visit the water park.

Visit www.ZoombeziBay.com to learn more.

Chiller, The

7001 Dublin Park Dr. Dublin , OH 43016 614-764-1000

Family Fun's Never Been So Cool

Enjoy an afternoon of family skating or celebrate a special occasion at one of our skate-of-the-art ice rinks.

With five convenient locations in Columbus , Dublin , Lewis Center , Worthington and Easton , The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks are central Ohio's destination for indoor fun.

We offer public ice skating, group and private ice skating and hockey lessons, parties and events, concessions, Junior Blue Jackets hockey and free wi-fi.

Escape to the Ice

Work. School. Commitments. Calendars.

It's enough to make anybody weary.

So let everything slip and slide for an hour, an afternoon or a weekend.

Gather kids, friends, neighbors or coworkers for some indoor ice skating amusement.

Whether you hug the rail or swirl on the center ice, you'll have lots of fun and get a healthy dose of exercise too.

  • Open daily to the public.
  • No reservations required.
  • Group rates and special sessions available.
  • Free wi-fi.

Choose a location for skating schedules and pricing.

Dublin Irish Festival

Tickets Online Advance Tickets Buy and print your tickets online and save until Midnight, August 1 Adult – $9 Seniors (60+), Military and Students* (with valid ID at gate) – $7
Weekend Tickets – $21
Bulk Tickets (purchase 25 or more) – $7
Children 12 and under are free.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets at Gate or Online
Tickets purchased at the gate or online after Midnight, August 1 Adult – $10 Seniors (60+), Military and Students* (with valid ID at gate) – $8
Weekend Tickets & Bulk Tickets – Not available
Children 12 and under are free.

All entertainment, other than the Wee Folk Activity area, is covered under a general admission ticket into the Festival. For more information, visit the Wee Folk Page .

Group Tours

Travel groups receive specially priced group tickets, nearby coach parking, step-on greetings and complimentary welcome bags. Contact the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-245-8387.

2013 Hours

Friday, Aug. 2 4 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday, Aug. 3 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday, Aug. 4 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday Services

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Services and breakfast. Free Sunday admission until 11a.m. with a donation of a non-perishable food item benefiting the Dublin Food Pantry.

Festival Re-entry

Same day re-entry to the Festival is available at all Festival gates with a hand stamp.

What is allowed?

  • Two sealed non-alcoholic beverages per person (up to a total of 1 liter) in a non-glass container
  • Food
  • Small insulated soft-sided bags not larger than standard 6-pack size (6” x 8” x 5”), one per person

What is not allowed?

  • Alcohol
  • Glass bottles
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Soft-sided insulated bags larger than standard 6-pack size
  • Pets of any kind except working dogs and registered Celtic Canines
  • Weapons or fireworks of any kind
  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, etc. inside Festival
  • Peddling or soliciting

Art in Public Places

Encounter a variety of unique art installations

The Dublin Art in Public Places program is more than 20 years old and has grown from one sculpture in 1990 to more than 70 sculptural elements today. In 1988, the City of Dublin and Dublin Arts Council developed the Art in Public Places Program to enhance the quality of life for Dublin residents and visitors.

The program has received extensive local and national recognition in publications such as the New York Times and Landscape Architecture magazine.

Dublin Art in Public Places Cell Phone Tour

The geographically dispersed installations are now part of an established public art tour throughout the city. The cell phone tour now provides a current, comprehensive and interactive guide to the collection.

The initial stops on the Dublin Art in Public Places Cell Phone Tour feature interviews with artists and those close to Dublin's award-winning public artworks have been recorded and prepared in approximate two-minute segments that speak about the inspiration and creation of each sculpture.

The tour encompasses Dublin's large-scale commissioned artworks and those acquired through the three-year Titration on-loan exhibition series.

The tour is available 24 hours per day, anywhere phone service can be accessed, whether from a landline at home or via cell phone while viewing the artworks.

Tour content will be updated periodically to include additional information from artists and other professionals who will contribute to a deeper understanding of the collection. Please visit the Dublin Arts Council website for more information.

Click on each link below to learn more about the Art in Public Places installation. You can view the map of the locations.

Leatherlips
Out of Bounds
Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)
Dublin Community Recreation Center Relief Sculptures
Watch House
Jack Nicklaus Tribute Sculpture
Going. Going… Gone!

COSI

#1 Science Center in America

Named the #1 science center in the nation (Parents Magazine) and one of the nation's Top 12 Childrens Museums (Forbes),
COSI (Center of Science and Industry) is a great attraction located in downtown Columbus--just a short drive from Dublin. Best of all--COSI offers fun for all ages!


Set in 320,000 square feet, the three floors offer fascinating hands-on exhibits, live shows, an extreme screen theatre, outdoor courtyard, gift shop and the Atomic cafe. Scientific amazement and adventures abound where you can launch a rocket in Space, create a wave in Ocean, lift a car in the Big Science Park, watch food decompose in Life, ride a highwire unicycle over the atrium, crack a code in Adventure, travel back in time in Progress, or take apart a motor in Gadgets. Young scientists have their own designated area in KidSpace where infants, toddlers and preschoolers can explore and parents have amenities like lounges and changing rooms.

NEW IN 2012:

  • RACE: Are We So Different (through May 6) Looking through the eyes of history, science and experience, this exhibit explores the similarities and differences among people and reveals the reality (and unreality) of race. The story behind RACE: Are We So Different? may challenge how you think about race, about the differences among people and the similarities that unite us all.

Event Planning
Host your private function in the prime riverfront setting of downtown Columbus. Magnificent architecture and a mission to inspire makes COSI a venue with originality and value. Choose from world-class exhibit area, theatres or outdoor plazas. The largest space can hold 550 guests for a banquet.

Historic Dublin/Bri-Hi District

Immerse yourself in history as you stroll the brick-lined sidewalks and wander among quaint shops, boutiques and unique eateries

Come rediscover life in the slow lane in Historic Dublin. Nestled on the banks of the Scioto River, this is where the original village of Dublin stood (1810). Wander the brick-lined sidewalks. Take a self-guided walking tour and marvel at the charming examples of early 19th-century architecture--where all of the buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Browse through quaint shops. Discover Celtic jewelry, Avoca woolens, Belleek china and more at Ha'penny Bridge Imports of Ireland. Sample delicious treats (or buy gifts) at Sisters Sweet Shoppe and Our Cupcakery. Shop for fine children's apparel at Create, luxurious yarns at Temptations, lovely home decor at Thalia & Dahlia, needlepoint goods at What's the Point, goodies for girls at Z Bearlas and Clover Boutique and adorable items for wee ones at Blankets and Booties. Discover loose leaf teas from around the world at TehKu Tea Company. Fresh florals and gifts are available at Dublin Florist. Indulge in the "best fudge you will ever eat" at Aboxa Fudge.

Lunch at one of Historic Dublin's great eateries like J. Liu, La Chatelaine French Bakery and Bistro, TehKu, Biddie's Coach House Tea Room, Mr. Sushi, Oscar's, Tucci's, Brazenhead, Dublin Village Tavern or Donato's Pizza. Sip a latte at Java Jan Gourment Coffee or savor one of Jeni's Ice Creams amazing combinations. Discover all this and more in Historic Dublin, Ohio.

Download a map of Historic Dublin with a listing of local shops and restaurants.

Download a Historic Dublin Walking Tour. (Note: Large file)

Note: Some Historic Dublin businesses are closed on Sunday. Please call ahead for hours.
Visit www.historicdublin.org for more information

Jacquemin Farms

Jacquemin Farms is a family-owned and run farm that offers a fun-filled experience for families, school and tour groups and visitors.

Come during the Spring Fling and visit the Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Patch! This season usually begins around the first week of June (some years a little earlier). Three acres of berries await picking to be enjoyed by all, whether they are made into pies and jam, sprinkled over ice cream and pound cake, or just eaten right out of the bowl.

The Summer Harvest season During July and August means your favorite vegetables are home-grown, picked fresh daily and available at the farm market. Locally grown fruit is also brought in to add to the assortment of high quality produce. Enjoy Michigan sour cherries, black raspberries, blackberries, peaches and melons.

Fall Field Days may be the most popular time at the farm. Bring the kids out to the great pumpkin patch with more than 20 acres of pumpkins just waiting to be picked and made into jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies. Kids will enjoy the Kiddie Playland area (for ages 10 years and younger) with a straw maze, grain boxes, and giant air toys. Weather permitting, activities are available during the month of October. (Small admission cost applies.)

Kelton House Museum & Garden

The Kelton House Museum is a grand Victorian townhome where you can experience urban life and decor from the late 19th century. A stop on the Underground Railroad, this gracious property also features a Victorian garden with Crabapple trees, hedges and statuary work. The garden setting and townhome can accomodate up to 150 guests for a storybook garden wedding. The Kelton House Museum is open for drop-in tours and group tours.

Special Events and Weddings
The historic Kelton House Museum & Garden is not only a reflection of the Victorian past, but it provides a gorgeous setting for a wedding ceremony under the pergola. Venture into the Carriage House for an intimate dinner or have your guests seated outside in the garden area.The venue can accommodate banquets of up to 140 guests depending on the season. The Kelton House allows licensed caterers.

Visit Kelton House
Kelton House is shown during the week by appointment to groups of six or more. You can enjoy an audio tour without a reservation.

Hours
Sunday Tour Hours - 1 to 4 p.m.
Docent-led tours begin at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Audio tours are available Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Last audio tour begins no later than 2:45 p.m.

Monday-Friday Tour Hours - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Audio tours are available anytime between 10 a.m. and last audio tour begins no later than 2:45 p.m.

Underground Railroad Tour
I n Central Ohio, the Underground Railroad route went north from the Ohio River through Columbus, north to Lake Erie and on to Canada. The Kelton House was one of several safehouses or stations along East Town Street in Columbus. Underground Railroad Learning Station group tours are by reservation only.
Learn more about Kelton House's Experiential Tourism.

Audio Tours
Audio tours are available without reservations.
The audio tour will lead you through the six restored rooms. You will learn about life in mid-19th-century central Ohio by seeing the extensive collection of original Kelton family furniture, decorative accessories, artwork and personal items.

Kelton House Seasonal Tours & Events: December Open House
True to Victorian custom, the Kelton House is decked out in its holiday best. Table top trees, an abundance of hanging garland and specialty decorations make a lasting memory.
Docent-guided tour available from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays in December
Audio-Guided tour available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m (Monday-Friday) and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays in December

Tour Costs
$6.00 per adult; $4.00 per senior citizen; $2.00 per child 6 - 18 years old
Minimum Guests: 15, Maximum Guests: 50

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Take an adventure back in time to explore the historic caverns and passageways once used by the Wyandot Indians

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. There is evidence that the Wyandotte Indians used these caverns as a haven from the weather and from their enemies, the Delaware Indians. One of the large rooms contains "Council Rock", used by the Wyandotte's for tribal ceremonies.

Guided-tours are available for an experience you won't forget. You will follow the Olentangy Indian Caverns' trained tour-guides through the caverns stopping at special formations for information and exciting stories. Each tour is around 40 minutes and is sure to be fun and educational for the entire family. Tours leave from the Indian Museum and take you more than 100 feet underground. Learn about frontier life, go gem mining, scale a 24-ft. climbing wall or play miniature golf. Self-guided tours are during spring and fall. There are guided tours every 20-minutes during the summer.

$9.00 - Adults (17 years old and up)
$5.00 - Children (7 to 16 years old)

The Morgan House

Historic log cabin where the past meets present

A unique shopping and dining adventure that visitors long remember. The Morgan House features three floors of country gifts and a quaint restaurant with delectable dishes. Explore the maze of furniture and home accents, gourmet food, clothing and jewelry. A perfect gift of good taste is always found at the Morgan House.

Enjoy a delicious meal near a roaring fire--complete with historic atmosphere and homemade specialties created by the chef on staff. The dining room is always a popular local spot for a leisurely lunch. Savor freshly prepared signature soups, quiches, salads and sandwiches--but save room for a slice of homemade pie.

The Morgan House as we know it was established in 1985. It was erected from the original log cabin named after famed Civil War Veteran John Hunt Morgan. Shortly after the Civil War, the log cabin was dismantled and reassembled on Glick Road at the entrance to Dublin near the Columbus Zoo.

Hold your private event at the historic Morgan House which can host a maximum of 180 guests.

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday 12-3 p.m.

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Tours


Midweek Special
Stay midweek and get 15% discount. 2 night minimum stay. Higher rates on weekends.