Go to an OSU sporting event. This city is crazy about their college football team! Of course, it is not quite football season but there are plenty of other teams to support from OSU. Right now you can get tickets for Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey, Baseball, Wrestling, Women’s and Men’s Gymnastics, Big Ten Ranked Men’s Swim and Dive team. Ticket prices start at $5 a piece. Go to http://ohiostatebuckeyes.cstv.com/ Then to tickets located on the left side menu and click on “Public Buy Tickets”
Take a shopping trip to Easton Shopping Center. They have trolleys in the summer and horse drawn carriages running in December. There are so many shops inside and out around the center. If you get a chance you should take a trip to the AMC theatre inside the main mall just buy your tickets on the first floor and take an open escalator up to the viewing area.
Go to a Columbus crew soccer game their season begins on Aril 7th with a game against The New York Red Bulls at 7 o’clock. Tickets to all Crew games can be purchased through ticket master.
Visit Carriage place theater to watch a movie for a buck the theater is located at 2570 Bethel road in the Carriage place center. A list of all the movie theatres and movies that are out can be found on yahoo’s local movie page: http://movies.yahoo.com/showtimes/showtimes.html?z=43210
Go ice skating at the Chiller on Saturday’s for Radio U’s ice cold Saturday nights. It runs from 7:30 to 9:15 at the Dublin Chiller on Dublin park drive. The disc jockeys will take your requests; this is a great place to take the family since they only play music produced by Christian bands. It only costs $7 a person and $2 for skate rental. You can visit the Chiller’s website for more information on other open skate times at thechiller.com
Visit the topiary park at 480 East Town Street anytime during daylight hours. The best thing about this park is that admission is free! Of course we are almost to the best viewing time of the year for the topiary’s. This park is modeled after the famous painting, “A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. Make sure you bring a camera so you can document your visit.
Play a round of miniature golf at a Magic Mountain Fun center. If you head over to the one on Polaris and I-71, you can enjoy their arcade, kid’s gym, laser tag, flight simulator, miniature golf, go-karts and bumper boats. Check out their website www.magicmountainfuncenter.com, before you head out since they have many coupons and specials available throughout the week.
Go to the Columbus zoo and aquarium. You will want to go on Wednesday if you live in Franklin County you will receive 50% off your admission tickets. Just make sure you bring a piece of valid ID to prove that you are a resident. Prices are $10 for adults ages 12 through 59, $6 for children ages 2 to 11, free for children under 2 years old and $8 for senior citizens. www.colszoo.org/
Visit the Wexner center, which is located on The Ohio State University Campus 1871 North High Street. They have an amazing store there and they offer guided tours. They suggest that you take the guided tour to get the most out of your visit. These tours are open to the public and last about an hour. You can catch a tour of the center on Thursday evenings after six or on Saturday after two. They have free admission to all exhibitions at this time.
Visit the Columbus Museum of Art. On Sundays, they have completely free admission for the public. It is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon, surrounded by beautiful works of art. It is a great place to enjoy works by Hopper, Monet, Matisse, O’Keeffe Picasso, and Renoir. If you are taking some friends along you may want to study up on the artists to impress them with your knowledge just swing by one of Columbus Metropolitan Libraries and pick up a few books. Pam Edwards an employee at the museum suggests, “If you go the Columbus Public Library Main Branch on Grant Street you can research the works in our catalogues. The titles are – Monet to Matisse – the Sirak Collection, the Pocket Guide to the Collection, Renoir’s Women and Degas Landscapes.” The museum is open on Sundays from 10 am to 5:30 pm. There is 3 dollar parking available behind the museum or it is free parking if you have a membership with them. If you would like to visit them you can find them at 480 E Broad St Columbus, OH 43215. If you have any questions you can reach them at (614)221-6801 or 614-221-4848 for 24-hour information.