733 Hebron Rd.
Heath, OH 43056
Phone: (740) 522-1165
Fax: (740) 281-3828
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.
Westerville Golf Center is one of the Columbus region's most popular miniature golf courses. There are two separate 18-hole golf courses at this facility and both are a great way to spend quality time with family and friends. There are also batting cages here if you prefer to play a game like Babe Ruth instead of Tiger Woods.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.