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Free activities in Ohio: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus

Life with kids can get expensive, and it can get expensive quickly. Even when admission is as low as $10, when you’re a family of five, this adds up. That’s why it’s helpful to have a handful of free activities to resort to for family fun. Often off the beaten path, these activities will make you agree that the best things in life are often free.

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Free activities in Columbus

Hartman Aviary

The Parrot University at Hartman Aviary was founded over 20 years ago to selectively breed parrots to thrive in the US. It is now one of the largest parrot breeding and education facilities in the world. Visitors are able to see hundreds of parrots in large outdoor flights and can feed and pet many birds. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the birds to promote socialization.

Address: 9000 Cheshire Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074-9382

Phone: 740.965.9464



Ohio Statehouse

Visit the Ohio Statehouse to see government in action by listening to debates when the senate is in session. The architecture and the historic artifacts are stunning. An Ohio Statehouse Museum recently opened with interactive hands-on exhibits about Ohio history.

Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: 614.752.9777



Al’s Popcorn Factory Tour

Check out our article about Al’s free tour here!


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